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Fuck Buttons Tour with Mogwai

They may only have a couple releases under their belts, but as Fuck Buttons, Andrew Hung and Benjamin John Power have proven themselves masters of the live setting since the band's inception in 2004. In their native U.K., the duo's shows garner something of a cult following, and with initial praise for the band's debut album, Street Horrrsing, being mostly positive, the same is likely to happen Stateside.

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  • 06/12/2008

Hit & Red

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  • 06/11/2008

Lindstrøm Announces Debut Album

Since he's one of the undisputed kings of Norwegian disco and instrumental in placing that particular scene firmly on the musical map, Lindstrøm has a lot of leverage to do as he pleases on his various musical projects.

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  • 06/11/2008

Simian Mobile Disco Mix FabricLive 41

Next up to sift through their record collections and compile a couple hour's worth of tracks for Fabric are James Ford and Jas Shaw, better known as the duo Simian Mobile Disco. Though they've proven their live chops with last year's Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release and numerous shows packed with screaming fans, the two are no strangers when it comes to making a DJ mix.

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  • 06/11/2008

Pon Di Wire: Mavado, Burning Spear

Cassava Piece, Kingston singjay Mavado is set to star in a new movie. According to reports, the artist, who is in the charts this week with his song “Brown Bottle,” will play a sinister character named “Gully God” in Steve McAlpin’s forthcoming film, What Goes Around. No release date has been announced. Last week, the VP recording artist was confirmed for a Nike Olympics promotional campaign. Additionally, gun crime charges that prevented a recent U.S. Read more » 

Boredoms Tour

In April, XLR8R and Onitsuka Tiger sponsored Boredoms’ U.S. tour, which made stops in San Diego, L.A., and San Francisco before heading east for New York. The Japanese noise demigods, who signed to Chicago’s Thrill Jockey earlier this year, performed all shows “in the round,” affording the audience better views of their immensely complex music-making apparatuses, and further pushing the boundaries of the way rock shows are experienced. Read more » 

Hummingbird

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  • 06/11/2008

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