Olympia, Washington-based, Arkansas-bred trio The Gossip is leaving the Northwest again for a headlining tour that’ll make punks, blog-readers, and Europeans stoked to be alive. Unlike the band’s recent tour with Cyndi Lauper and Erasure, this jaunt sees the band going back to its roots, taking along Portland-based party-man Panther and The Long Blondes. Not to mention, you can see the band outside of an arena, which rules.Read more »
Wooden Shjips S/T Holy Mountain
We rarely get to give the Holy Mountain bros dap, but the San Francisco-based label has just given birth to one triumphant piece of prog-history. Wooden Shijps figured out that organs, Alice Cooper-esque vocals, and lo-fi guitar fuzz are the recipe for one legitimate stoner soundtrack. Grass will be fired up to this on the immediate tip.
For the newest installment of XLR8R's Podcast DJ Mix Series we wrangled up Mad Decent's Paul Devro to mash up some of the Diplo-owned label's choicest cuts, in addition to a crop of contemporary party staples. Like Diplo, Devro mashes up tracks from every angle of the club spectrum. Featuring tracks from Radioclit, Bonde Do Role, Santogold, and Garth Brooks, this is an exclusive treat from the party gods.Read more »
Her fans and admirers include KRS-One, Les Nubians, and Zion-I. She has shared stages and performed with Lauryn Hill, Mos Def, Common, Mary J. Blige, Chaka Khan, Zap Mama, and The Roots. Yet Oakland-based Jennifer Johns has remained a steadfastly underground local phenomena. All that may be about to change.
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