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  • 03/14/2008

2008 WMC Gig Guide

Every year, XLR8R heads to Miami, for a week of non-stop dance parties coinciding with the city's annual Winter Music Conference. Here, we've picked through the hundreds of events happening this year and highlighted the best ones for every genre from dubstep to techno.




Wednesday, March 26

Freak N'Chic Showcase
Music By: Dan Ghenacia, Marc Antona (live), Shonky, Jamie Jones, Lee Foss, Droog
Venue: Townhouse Hotel Rooftop, 150 20th St.
Details: 3 - 12 p.m., $20, 21+
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  • 03/14/2008

Bass Reaction: Bay Area Blow Up Special Edition

Welcome to XLR8R’s monthly installment of all things sublow and dutty. Normally, we scour the globe for the latest dubstep record releases, events, news, tours and other bassbin fodder. Here, however, we'll turn the lens on our own backyard, the San Francisco Bay Area, where the major rumblings aren’t from another earthquake, but from the area’s propulsive dubstep scene that encompasses scores of producers, labels, promoters, DJs, radio shows, and of course, amazing fans.

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  • 03/14/2008

$$ Troopers

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  • 03/13/2008

Aphex Twin, Goldfrapp Added to Gigantic Coachella Lineup

Unless you've been living under a heavy rock the last few months, you'll no doubt have heard the initial lineup announcements for this year's Coachella festival in Indio, California. The event promoters are keeping the names coming, having now added Goldfrapp and Aphex Twin to the list, which also features Justice, Hot Chip, Animal Collective, Cook Kids, Cinematic Orchestra, and a ga-zilliion others (if you've got curiosity and a decent set of glasses, peep the full lineup below).

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  • 03/12/2008

SXSW 2008 Gig Guide

South By Southwest 2008 is just around the corner, and every week until the festival, XLR8R is bringing you the scoop on its favorite parties planned for Austin this year. Check back every Wednesday for updates, and we'll see you at the show.




Wednesday, March 12

Ioda Opening Bash
Music By The Wedding Present, Sean Hayes, Jason Collett, Chikita Violenta, Frightened Rabbit, Curumin, Modey Lemon, Chris Bathgate, Emily Jane White, Oliver Future, Mark Rae
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  • 03/12/2008

Pon Di Wire: Pirate CD Maker Busted, Dancehall Beefs, Soundclash News

Canadian authorities have shut down prolific pirate reggae CD manufacturer Audiomaxxx.com. A raid was conducted after a lengthy investigation and complaints from major labels like VP Records, as well as many smaller, independent ones. CBC News reported that Raj Singh Ramgotra, the principal behind Audiomaxxx, was arrested and that police seized more than 200,000 music CDs and DVDs, numerous movies, thousands of blank discs, five CD/DVD burning towers, four color copiers, and other office equipment. Read more » 

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  • 03/12/2008

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