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Sub Pop Festivities Start Tomorrow!

The Sub Pop crew have been planning their 20th anniversary bash for some time now, and if a recent posting on the label's website is any indication, the two-day extravaganza is shaping up to be a hell of a lot more than just music.

Firstly, and perhaps most importantly, the good people running things in Seattle have agreed to let the label fly a gigantic Sub Pop flag on top of the famed Space Needle, which is almost as exciting as the rest of the festivities combined.
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  • 07/09/2008

Pon Di Wire: Carifest Canceled, Mavado

Nike shoe company and VP records have teamed up to promote Asafa Powell: Train for Speed. The 35-minute interval running workout is available via iTunes and features a voiceover by Jamaican sprinter Powell (pictured above, far right), plus an exclusive new Mavado tune, “On The Go (Faster Than Bullet).” The mix also features music by Wayne Marshall, Tami Chin, Barrington Levy, Sean Paul, and Sister Nancy. Read more » 

Write and Revolt! in Los Angeles

Social justice movements in the United States (and many elsewhere) have long depended on the power of image. From the early, bold labor union logos to the powerfully violent photographs of Charles Moore to the awe-inducing uniforms of the Black Panther Party, image and art have played powerful roles in raising consciousness about injustice. Read more » 

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  • 07/08/2008

Korg Unveils Nano Controller Series

Are you ready to go small?

Well, make that small, stylish, and functional, if you’re talking about Korg’s three new MIDI control devices. The Korg nano series was unveiled at the late June summer NAMM music technology event in Nashville, and already the slim units have tech blogs talking.

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  • 07/08/2008

Ariel Pink Readies Tour Dates

Since he first got his break in 2004, Ariel Pink has been hard at work assembling a collective of veteran musicians and attempting to recreate the avant-garde compositions found on his records. Fans will be able to judge the success of the operation this month when he hits the road for the Thanks Mom I'm Dead tour.

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  • 07/08/2008

Wannabe Your (Stakka's Down The Drain Remix)

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  • 07/08/2008

DFA Digs Up Supersoul Recordings

Furthering its quest to find the most compelling dance music overseas and bring it Stateside, DFA Records offshoot imprint Death From Abroad now turns to Berlin-based Supersoul Recordings, with a two-disc compilation showcasing that label's finest cuts.

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  • 07/08/2008

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