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Animal Collective Launches Inevitable Tour

With all the Animal Collective/Merriweather Post Pavilion hoopla that's held our attention most of the month, we knew that tour dates for the band were a foregone conclusion. Likewise, it seemed inevitable that said dates would be great in number, given the upsurge in popularity AC is enjoying of late. Read more » 

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  • 01/20/2009

Twinight Presents Eccentric Soul Revue

The Numero Group’s Twinight label will present its first live performance, dubbed the Eccentric Soul Revue, on April 4 in Chicago’s Park West Theater.

The label founders created the event based on a desire to give more exposure to funky soul relics than the commemorative 2CD it released two years prior.

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  • 01/20/2009

Nightmares on Wax Plans First U.S. Tour

Perplexing as the fact is, Nightmares on Wax has never actually toured the U.S., but George Evelyn is set to change that with a handful of shows that kick off at the end of this month. Dates are in support of 2008's Thought So, which was apparently inspired by a road trip Evelyn took from the U.K. to his current hometown of Ibiza, so it's an appropriate time for the legendary man to be traveling. He'll be supported at these dates by a large crew of musicians and vocalists.

01/26 Boston, MA - Paradise
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  • 01/20/2009

Horace Andy and Ashley Beedle Collaborate

Now that Amp Fiddler and Sly & Robbie have turned their wonderful union into a successful album release, U.K.-based Strut Records looks to the next collaboration in its ongoing Inspiration Information series.

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  • 01/20/2009

School of Seven Bells Preps Tour, Single

Kraut-rock revivalists Fujiya & Miyagi announced a U.S. tour back in December, and they won't be going it alone for some of those dates. Benjamin Curtis and the Deheza twins (a.k.a. School of Seven Bells) are slated to join the band for several shows, drone melodies in tow.

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  • 01/19/2009

Loco Dice Mixes NRK Comp

A decade ago, Loco Dice was opening for the likes of Usher, Ice Cube, and Snoop and honing in on his rap skills. Switching to house music—which he did around 2003—isn't exactly a predictable next step, but unexpected surprises are something he likes to give his fans. A few of those are likely to crop up on his latest effort, the inaugural installment of a new compilation series NRK has dubbed The Lab.

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  • 01/19/2009

Aer Obama

Here's a video that could potentially even sway the odd Republican or two into being an Obama fan (oh wait, that already happened). Directing team GOLD took Adam Freeland's remix of the track "Aerodynamic," by Daft Punk, and turned it into a "mixed-media stop-motion music video." What better way to celebrate tomorrow’s historical moment than with dancing toys and a lazer show? Read more » 

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  • 01/19/2009

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