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Jamie Lidell, The Walkmen Free the Radio

Free Yr Radio is ready to wrap 2008. The campaign, which has already seen events hosted by Dave P, The Secret Machines, Dan Deacon, and Tokyo Police Club this year, will end its 2008 season with three shows hosting the likes of Jamie Lidell, The Walkmen, and King Kahn.

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  • 09/16/2008

Cut Copy Plots European Tour

The Cut Copy boys are currently engaging in friendly road rivalry with The Presets, but the Melbourne, Australia-based trio won't be taking much R&R time once the tour wraps. The boys will perform several European dates in November, including one in Paris with Hot Chip and fellow dance-rockers Late of the Pier. Prior to the European shows, Cut Copy will hit Bogota, Colombia.

Dates
11/01 Bogota, Colombia: Edificio El Condor
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  • 09/16/2008

Weekend

Ah, nothing like riding a bike with no hands, throwing sticks in a river, and defacing public property while jazzy electronic beats and breathy vocals play in the background. The latest audiovisual offering from Chicago-based band The Sea and Cake follows a day in the life (we're assuming a Saturday or Sunday, given the song's title) of some young lads, and captures those lazy days of summer, when the most important thing was whether or not you could get away with shoplifting a candy bar from a convenient store. Read more » 

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  • 09/16/2008

School of Seven Bells Preps Tour

School of Seven Bells found its name watching a PBS show about an alleged South American pickpocket academy, so that should give music heads an idea of what the Brooklyn-based trio is about. Ex-Secret Machines guitarist Benjamin Curtis, along with sisters Claudia and Alejandra Deheza make a brand of futuristic pop that's tough to pin into any one genre, though a just-announced tour with shoegaze master M83 seems like an apt fit. Read more » 

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  • 09/15/2008

That Dude

The High Decibels old-school rock-flavored hip-hop makes you want to party, so it's fitting this video is all about crowds going wild. Suffice to say, Duke Johnson and Chief, decked out in suits, boutonnieres, and hankies, rap and dance over their bouncy beats and electric guitars, and the crowd is loving every second of it. Some good, light-hearted fun to start the week off. Read more » 

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  • 09/15/2008

Lemonade Preps Debut Album, Tour

Already heroes in their hometown, thanks to outrageously energetic live performances, the trio behind Lemonade is now set to wow the nation when its self-titled debut album drops October 7 on True Panther Sounds.

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  • 09/15/2008

Feist, Sakamoto Trek to the Arctic

Solving climate change sounds like an overwhelming task. What difference can one person make when so much damage to the environment has already been done and huge nations and corporations continue to pollute? The answer for one artistically motivated group is to put your soul on ice–preferably a glacier.

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  • 09/15/2008

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