Look out, Brazil's dance-punk mayhem outfit CSS is about to return to North America. The manically energetic São Paulo collective will be touring in support of its second full-length, Donkey, set for release just a few days before the fun kicks off. Supposedly a recreation of the band's frantic live performances, the new material should translate well on the stage. The Go! Team, Matt & Kim, Bloc Party, and SSION will also appear at a number of dates.
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With their self-titled debut album ready to hit stores next week, Hercules and Love Affair gear up for a few show dates–a precious few. Andy Butler and company will be traveling up the state of California for the month of July before returning to New York for a performance. Those lucky enough to catch the group will get the full live disco experience, as vocalists Nomi Ruiz and Kim Ann Foxman will be in attendance, along with a horn section, drum machines, live bass and drums, and numerous additional keyboards.
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Despite some shuffling around of the ranks, S.F.-based four-piece Tussle has maintained a steady schedule of work over the last few years, with tours, collaborations, and their latest album, Cream Cuts, begun way back in November of 2006 and at last finished and ready for release.
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Six foot, six inch-tall reggae toaster Eek-A-Mouse, famous for songs like “Wa Do Dem” and “Ganja Smuggling,” has been booted from the performance lineup for the July 6 Reggae Carifest concert in New York after making racially insensitive remarks at the Carifest C.A.R.E.S. press conference this week. Read more »
While the oft-discussed debut album from Yo Majesty will arrive in no time (October 7, to be exact), Tampa, Florida's sauciest trio of ladies have a little something to tide fans over until that day. As aggressive, honest, and playful as any of their other releases, the Kryptonite Pussy EP will lyrically explore lesbianism, Christianity, as well as take a few jabs at some of the less praiseworthy aspects of hip-hop culture (ie: misogyny) and see music production from the likes of Basement Jaxx, Radio Clit, CLP, and others. Read more »
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