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Don't Stop the Movement

“Don’t Stop the Movement,” off of Bay Area rapper and activist Paris’ forthcoming album, Acid Reflex, touches on issues of black-on-black crime, police brutality, war, politics, and negative influences in the entertainment industry. The style of his video combines the 3D-animated anarchy of Grand Theft Auto with the urgency of a breaking news report from “FOXSNBCNN” news channel. Read more » 

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  • 10/14/2008

Cake Shop Holds Laura Kennedy Benefit

New York's Cake Shop will hold a benefit show for the Bush Tetras' Laura Kennedy on October 26.

It's become known that the new wave/post-punk band's bassist and founding member, who suffered a Hepatits C infection, is in need of an immediate liver transplant, which, if you're at all familiar with contemporary healthcare, will cost astronomical amounts.

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  • 10/14/2008

Sebastien Grainger Plots Tour

The poor guy is probably sick of references to his work in the now-defunct dance-punk band Death from Above 1979, but it's hard not to be curious just how much Sebastien Grainger's live sound has changed since the group split and he went solo. If the forthcoming Sebastien Grainger and The Mountains, out October 21, is any indication, the compulsion to shred a soundsystem is still there, just wrapped in a slightly more refined package.

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  • 10/14/2008

Grizzly Bear Goes to the Orchestra

While it's a trend we've seen for years, indie rock bands teaming up with orchestras is nonetheless something that always gets our attention–and apparently Michael Christie's too. The Brooklyn Philharmonic Music Director first grabbed the (non-classical) music world’s attention two years ago, when he collaborated with Antony & The Johnsons. Now he turns his attention towards the members of Grizzly Bear and Owen Pallett’s Final Fantasy project.

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  • 10/14/2008

Poketo and 826LA Design Wallet Series

Well known for functional and visually appealing art products, design company Poketo has partnered with Dave Eggers’ non-profit youth writing program, 826LA, to create an exclusive new series of wallets.

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  • 10/14/2008

The Whip Album Gets U.S. Release

The Whip first caught our attention in 2006, when the song "Trash" appeared as one of the standouts on Paris-based label Kitsuné's Maison 3 compilation. The Manchester, U.K.-based four-piece has been carrying the rave/rock torch ever since, most notably in the form of its debut full-length, X Marks Destination.

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  • 10/13/2008

Trash

Nothing says indie music Halloween more than black hair, angry lead singers, and strange neon faces beaming through dark backgrounds. Such are the elements of "Trash," lead single off The Whip's debut album, X Marks Destination (you might also recognize the track from way back in 2006, when it appeared on Kitsuné's Maison 3 compilation). Read more » 

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  • 10/13/2008

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