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Illa J Album Gets Title, Tracklisting

In tribute to his late older brother, Detroit hip-hop legend J Dilla, up-and-coming producer John "Illa J" Yancey has dubbed his forthcoming debut album Yancey Boys.

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  • 08/14/2008

Fujiya & Miyagi Announce Tour Dates

They've been hailed as the band to revive Kraut-rock, and now that they have a fourth addition to the crew, in the form of drummer Lee Adams, the boys in Fujiya & Miyagi will head Stateside for a few tour dates. The shows are in support of the band's forthcoming third full-length, Lightbulb, which will drop September 16.

Dates
10/22 New York, NY: Mercury Lounge
10/23 New York, NY: Webster Hall
10/24 Boston, MA: Paradise
10/25 Chicago, IL: Bottom Lounge
10/27 Seattle, WA: Chop Suey
10/28 San Francisco, CA: The Independent
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  • 08/14/2008

CMJ Initial Lineup Announced

Time for bands and artists to descend on New York for the annual CMJ Music Marathon. This year's five-day event will take place October 21 - 25, with performances and panels galore scheduled to take place during that time.

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  • 08/14/2008

Minitek Festival Hits NYC in Sept

Although New York City is no stranger to music festivals, from live events in Central Park to the annual CMJ Music Marathon, few recent events have put dance music and technology in the spotlight. A new one called Minitek looks to change that and bring top techno performers, digital art installations, and green business practices together. Minitek–co-titled The New York Electronic Music and Innovation Festival–takes place September 12-14, with day events in venues to be announced and night events at Penn Plaza Pavilion on Seventh Avenue

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  • 08/14/2008

Triclops! Unleashes Live Shows

If you don't know Bay Area-based outfit Triclops! yet, get thee to one of the band's upcoming shows. An extensive tour kicks off today in support of the group's debut album, Out of Africa, and these psych-noise makers are said to put on quite the live show, full of thrashing guitars, nervous drums, and lots of aggressive energy.

Dates
08/13 Portland, OR: Kenton Club
08/14 Tacoma, WA: Hell's Kitchen
08/15 Spokane, WA: The Blvd
08/16 Missoula, MT: The Palace
08/18 The Aquarium Fargo: Dempsey's Upstairs
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  • 08/13/2008

Top 10: Flying Lotus, Jay Reatard, Vast Aire

Sami Koivikko
Sapphire
Spectral Sound
Release Date; Out Now

Three tracks of house and techno that find this Finnish producer combining the energy of big-room dance music with intricate and emotionally wrought musical arrangements.

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Dance Dance Dance (Live at Bowery Ballroom)

Another one from Sweden's latest indie-pop export, Lykke Li. Armed with a tambourine, drumstick, and her glassy voice, Miss Li takes her cue from the title of this track and shows off her moves to the audience at New York's Bowery Ballroom. Much to their delight, judging by the cheering and shouts of "We love you!" rising out of the crowd. Read more » 

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  • 08/13/2008

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