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Patapon
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PSP
$19.99


Once in a while, a game comes along that seems so ridiculous it has to be awesome. Patapon is one such a game.

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The Perceptionists, African Underground to Play Third Trinity Hip-Hop Festival

In the words of its co-organizer, Zee Santiago, the annual Trinity Hip-Hop Festival "demonstrates how hip-hop has become an international culture as well as an accepted academic area of study."

Past editions of the festival have held true to this statement, with personalities like Can't Stop Won't Stop author Jeff Chang and film director Byron Hurt giving talks alongside performances from contemporary, "conscious" hip-hop artists.

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  • Filed under: news
  • 03/18/2008

SXSW 2008 with Kid Kameleon

Last week, XLR8R columnist and local S.F. hero Matt Earp (alias Kid Kameleon) descended upon Austin, camera and laptop in hand, ready to capture the music, technology, and general mayhem of this year's South By Southwest Interactive festival. In between trying out new iPhone gadgetry, catching panels on the latest in music- and social-networking tech, DJing with Flosstradamus at the Threadless party, and drinking beer from really big glasses, Matt managed to snap a boatload of pictures documenting the fun.

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Busdriver to Tour with Dizzee Rascal and EL-P

Three of hip-hop's finest lyrical masters–namely Busdriver, Dizzee Rascal, and Def Jux boss EL-P–will join forces this spring for several tour dates hitting major U.S. cities. Busdriver will go solo to the Paid Dues Independent Hip-Hop festival (with Sage Francis, Living Legends, and Dilated Peoples) and the Rothbury festival in Michigan, then be joined on the road by EL-P and Dizzee for the remainder of the tour.

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  • 03/17/2008

We Are All Prostitutes (Crookers Remix)

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  • Filed under: video
  • 03/17/2008

Boy 8-Bit, Bloody Beetroots, Trash Fashion Play Free Festival in the Alps

Post Winter Music Conference, Boy 8-Bit (pictured above), The Bloody Beetroots, and a handful of other artists will trade sunshine for snow as they head to the Alps for TignesFest.

The event, to be held at the Tignes ski resort in France, is a brand new festival curated by three of the U.K.'s top radio broadcasters, namely Eddy Temple Morris of XFM, Kissy Sell out of Radio 1, and Kiss FM's The Loose Cannons, and is free to the public (although the cost of getting to the French Alps sort of depreciates that fact if you don't live in Europe).

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  • Filed under: news
  • 03/17/2008

SXSW Interactive: Nerds Gone Wild

XLR8R takes to SXSW Interactive in search of the latest in music technology.

Every March, the week before the massive South By Southwest Music Festival takes over Austin, Texas, SXSW Interactive brings in thousands of people from the web and new-media worlds to unveil their new products, talk shop, and party ’til the wee hours. It’s grown to become one of the world’s biggest tech events, and XLR8R went to Nerd Spring Break to get the inside scoop on some of the best events and upcoming releases. Here are five of our favorites.
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  • Filed under: news
  • 03/17/2008

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