For the duration of her first proper US tour, BBC Radio One's Mary Anne Hobbs has been doing her best to keep herself hydrated and healthily fed, and keeping us abreast of her progress throughout this fine nation. Here's the last of her exclusive tour vids for XLR8R, before she hopped a plane back to London earlier in the week. Read more »
The former East Bay resident and now Berlin-based Kid606 is returning to the west coast to party down with friends and fans alike. The Kid will be rocking five dates in a three-week span including a massive Tigerbeat6 night at San Francisco's Elbo Room. There's even a free Kid606 mix to download and get you pumped up for the upcoming shows. Cop the mix here and check out the dates below. Read more »
Barcelona-based street artist Miss Van, a painter whose doe-eyed, full-lipped figures have provided the graffiti world with a much needed feminine edge, has curated a new solo show for London gallery StolenSpace serving as a retrospective for her 13-plus years as an artist while also unveiling her new work. The exhibition, Miss Van's largest show to date entitled Lovestain, opens today and will run through Oct 18. Read more »
Fans of Toronto's gamer-geek-with-a-violin Final Fantasy (a.k.a. Owen Pallett) can expect a new, third LP, Heartland, via Domino in January of next year. Started in November of last year, Heartland saw Pallett collaborating with Arcade Fire drummer Jeremy Gara at Reykjavik, Iceland's Greenhouse studio. They recorded the album's orchestrations in Prague a few months later with the Czech Symphony, and The Present's Rusty Santo (a frequent Animal Collective production collaborator) mixed the record with Pallett. Read more »
October 18, 2009, would have been the eve of disco legend Patrick Cowley's 59th birthday, and in celebration of his life and achievements, San Francisco's Honey Soundsystem and Mama Calizo Voice Factory are hosting a large, participatory multimedia event titled "Megatron Man: The Life & Times of Patrick Cowley." Coinciding with the release of Catholic, Cowley's unearthed collaboration with Jorge Soca Read more »
While touring the U.S. this month, BBC Radio One's Mary Anne Hobbs supplied us with a fully detailed rundown of her trip. This is the third installment of her tour blog. Check back later this week for the last of her videocasts.
- My tour diet now consists principally of Tylenol and Diet Coke.
- I love LA. So many kindred spirits gravitate towards the city to charge at their dreams. They know that time is precious and life is short, and in this city, on this fertile ground, there’s every chance that their wildest ambitions can be realized.
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