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Blaq Poet and DJ Premier Tour

Euro b-boys and girls will be have a chance to get crazy when Screwball member and MC Blaq Poet teams up with long-time collaborator DJ Premier, for a seven-date tour that kicks off at London club Fabric. Show-goers can expect to hear some tracks off BP’s upcoming album, Tha Blaqprint, which will be released via Premier’s Year Round imprint. He'll also jump on stage during the latter’s sets to do a little mic-rocking.

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  • 03/17/2009

MUTEK Unveils Initial Lineup

After unveiling the dates for its 2009 festival, MUTEK has announced the initial lineup for the tenth anniversary its annual multi-day event, taking place once again in Montreal (this year from May 27 – 31).

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  • 03/17/2009

Busdriver Readies New Album

Regan Farquhar (a.k.a. Busdriver) wasn't alone in making Jhelli Beam, his latest full-length and the follow-up to 2007's RoadKillOvercoat. The L.A.-based rapper invited a handful of friends to guest on the album, including Islands' Nick Thorburn, underground battle rapper Nocando, Mikah-9, and Deerhoof's John Dietrich.

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  • 03/17/2009

XLR8R's 2009 SXSW Guide

Another year of SXSW is upon us, and it seems as though the Austin, TX multi-day festival mushrooms more and more every year. Thus, rather than assault readers with a novel-length list of every party happening next week, the XLR8R crew has hand-picked a few favorites, which are listed below. Check back each morning for updates, and we'll see you in Austin.

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  • 03/16/2009

Scott Herren Readies Trilogy of Releases

If you've listened to anything by Diamond Watch Wrists, Savath Y Savalas, Piano Overlord, Delarosa and Asora, or Prefuse 73, then you have drunk from the deep musical well of Guillermo Scott Herren. Read more » 

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  • 03/12/2009

The Chap Launch North American Tour

Having released a very danceable third album last summer (Mega Breakfast), London-based pop foursome The Chap is finally hitting up the U.S. for its first-ever North American tour. The band plans to pass through the East Coast, Midwest and, in just a few days, Austin, for South by Southwest.

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  • 03/11/2009

Reebok Teams Up with Kidz in the Hall

To celebrate the release of its new Classic Remix collection of updated classic footwear styles—a combination of “then and now” items from Reebok’s history—the famous shoe company is teaming up with a number of well-known and emerging hip-hop acts.

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  • 03/10/2009

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