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The Week In Tours, August 9

Brooklyn-based outfit Grizzly Bear continues to carry the post-indie rock torch from city to city across the US, while Ninja Tune’s longstanding future-jazz producer Bonobo makes a few stops in select North American epicenters. Next, the cheerleading soulsiders of The Go! Team take to the road, and the definitive robot-rock duo Justice please a nation of followers with its long-awaited live performance.


Grizzly Bear


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Beenie Mashed By Phone Drama

 

In 2006 Jamaican singer/deejay Kiprich topped the charts with his darkly humorous song “Telephone Ting,” in which a man’s wife calls back the female phone numbers stored in his cell. Kiprich laments, “Telephone ting mash up me life, it mek me girl run gone fi knife…”

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Saturn

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Daily Download: A Plus "The One"

A founding member of the Souls of Mischief and Hieroglyphics, Adam Carter (a.k.a. A Plus) finally stepped into the realm of solo releases this summer, with My Last Good Deed. The album sees Carter embracing the chance to explore lyrical subjects closer to his own life experience, and accepting the challenge of portraying those people and events in a positive, mature light.

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Hairy Candy

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Pon Di Wire

XLR8R insiders at this year’s controversial Reggae Rising concert (replacing the 20-year institution Reggae On The River) in Northern California received a robust attendance and many stellar performances. Reggae vet Freddy McGreggor was warmly welcomed with his pitch-perfect rendition of “Big Ship,” and other hits, while Sly & Robbie played sans headliner Horace Andy (who had missed getting his visa cleared).

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Ricardo Villalobos Does Fabric 36

Most editions of London club Fabric’s compilation series are comprised of standout tracks from various DJs record crates, but Ricardo Villalobos–who has the honor of compiling number 36 for the series–has taken a different approach. Using his own tracks exclusively, the techno authority is offering a Fabric mix that actually acts as an album presented in a DJ mix format.

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