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Logan Hicks Announces Farewell Show

Logan Hicks (a.k.a. Workhorse) has called Los Angeles home for the last seven years, and it's certainly embedded throughout his work (which includes graffiti prints and custom bandannas for XLarge, but now the artist sets his sights on New York to continue his artistic mission.

Hicks began his career as a screen-print artist, working with Shepard Fairey and Dave Kinsey in Baltimore before moving to Los Angeles to ransack the bustling urban art scene. Unfortunately, he had to sell his equipment in order to move, leading to his best-known forum: stenciling.

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  • 05/01/2007

Phat Kat Tours

Detroit native and local scene proponent Ronnie Watts (a.k.a. Phat Kat) is poised to rock crowds across the country with his futuristic hip-hop that’s recently helped put his hometown back on the map (Download Issue 106 of XLR8R to read an article about the new Detroit hip-hop scene).

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  • 05/01/2007

XLR8R TV Episode 6: Psychedelic Videos

XLR8R staff mascot Rab the Rave Bunny plays the part of disturbing music-video curator in the latest episode of XLR8R TV. Rab's drug-addled mind chose videos from London "new ravers" the Klaxons, Brooklyn crooners TV on the Radio, and the insane Massachusetts art collective Paper Rad. Needless to say, all of Rab's choices are jam-packed with seizure-inducing visuals, guaranteed to get your brain on par with his. Post-viewing chill-out room advised.

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  • 05/01/2007

Weekly Chart: Dirt Crew

Dirt Crew (a.k.a. Break 3000 and James Flavour) launched the Berlin-based Dirt Crew Recordings in 2004, and its sub-label, Players Paradise, in 2005. After a slew of successful singles from the likes of Tigerskin, Jennifer Cardini, Adultnapper, Drum Cult, and others, as well Collection 01, a two-year anniversary compilation, the guys are more ready than ever to send their signature minimal sound to Stateside.

XLR8R caught up with the crew to find out what's on their turntables, and received a healthy roundup of the latest minimal cuts.

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  • 05/01/2007

Daily Download: Black Moth Super Rainbow "Sun Lips"

Black Moth Super Rainbow's name says it all: T-R-I-P-P-Y. These five Pennsylvania-based countrymen make psychedelic pop with reality far out of their grasp. "Sun lips" is the band's acid-drenched expedition into the coldest moments of Can and the rhythmic warmth of Air, where hazy guitars, prog-synths, and affected vocals complete this musical collage that's simultaneously pastoral and radical.


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  • 05/01/2007

Mogwai Scores Zidane Film

Now that post-rock veterans Mogwai are practically a household name, it makes sense these five instrumental noisemakers and longtime football fans from Glasgow have pushed their music beyond the confines of the indie pigeonhole and scored the film Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait.

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  • 05/01/2007

Skeletons & Ariel Pink Take Over L.A.

Ghostly’s freak folk-inspired Skeletons & The Kings of All Cities readies for a one-time show with Paw Tracks’ one-man master of all things weird, Ariel Pink (pictured below). Skeletons’ recordings may stand in stark contrast to the rest of Ghostly’s catalog, but they mesh perfectly with the creamy sounds of Mr. Pink, creating an event made in heaven and one weird Sunday evening.

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  • 04/30/2007

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