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Hip-Hop Political Convention Dates Set

MCs and activists are preparing to Rap The Vote. In an election year where young voters are seen as key players, the hip-hop nation has been at the forefront of issue and voter organizing activities. This summer will see several historic gatherings bring together grassroots activists, non-profit youth organizations, voter engagement groups, and conscious artists in an effort to unify the hip-hop nation’s election voice.

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  • 06/30/2008

The Artistic Integrity

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  • 06/25/2008

Eternals, J*Davey Play Afro-Punk Fest

Forty bands, 15 films, and an art exhibit are set to take over Brooklyn at the beginning of July, when the Afro-Punk Festival returns to the city.

Now in its fourth year, the festival is part music event, part art exhibition, and will include a skate park complete with BMX and pro skaters, who will give demos, free instructions, and equipment to attendees.

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  • 06/25/2008

Goon & Koyote Ready EP

France-based duo Goon & Koyote are responsible for exporting the French booty-house sound to the rest of the world, most notably with 2005's Diamond Grills mixtape. Further forays into this musical land, where old-school cheese meets new-school charm, will happen at the end of this month, when these two Parisians drop Wellness is Wild.

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  • 06/25/2008

Get Your Whistle Wet

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  • 06/24/2008

Producers Heard At Berlin’s CDR Club

Recognizing the need for new artists and bedroom producers to be heard, Attica Blues’ Tony Nwachukwu created a club night at London’s Plastic People last year for all those budding GarageBand, FruityLoops, and Ableton users.

This week will mark the debut of CDR Berlin, which takes place this Thursday, June 26 at club Tape. Similar to San Francisco’s Test Press events initiated by Pyramind Digital Academy, producers, labels,
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  • 06/24/2008

Jeremy Jay Announces Summer Tour

Now that his debut longplayer has been released and folks from San Francisco to Maryland are tuning into his romantically tempered indie-pop gems, songwriter Jeremy Jay is ready to hit the road. The fresh-faced young lad started the round of dates last week, with a performance in his hometown of Los Angeles. He will continue touring throughout most of the summer in the U.S.

06/29 Tucson, AZ: Solar Culture
06/30 Phoenix, AZ: Trunk Space
07/02 Oklahoma City, OK: Conservatory
07/03 Austin, TX: Emo's
07/05 Houston, TX: Orange Show Center
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  • Filed under: news
  • 06/24/2008

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