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Gang Gang Dance to Tour

Art-rock trio Gang Gang Dance named its latest album, Saint Dymphna, after the patron saint of mental illness, epilepsy, and incest. So expect the next round of live performances from the band to be memorable, as they'll be playing songs off the album and already have a rep for their colorful shows. Coinciding with the tour will be the repressing of 2005's God's Money, which is currently out of print.

Gang Gang Dance:
08/02 Northampton, MA - Pearl Street Nightclub
08/03 Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
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  • Filed under: news
  • 06/29/2009

Decibel Festival Line-up Announced

Seattle's Decibel Festival sees its sixth installment this year, and the organizers are rolling out the details. The '09 edition will take place September 24 - 27, and it's going to be a recession-friendly event this year. In response to the economy, Decibel is offering discount passes through July 24, so plan ahead and knock 50 bones off the ticket price.

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  • 06/26/2009

Poirier and Co's Bridge Burner Goes Off!

Remember in last week's episode of XLR8R TV, when Montreal ragga-bass boy Ghislain Poirier told us about his upcoming Bridge Burner party? Well, check out the results below, courtesy of our friend Jeff at Ninja Tune!

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  • 06/26/2009

RIP The Orb's Andy Hughes

Andy Hughes—DJ, producer, and former member of The Orb—passed away on Friday, June 12. According to a recent press statement, his death was due to "a short illness."

Hughes is considered one of the genius producers of the '90s, having worked not only with Alex Patterson and The Orb, but also Thomas Fehlmann, Nick Burton, Simon Phillips, and others.

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  • 06/25/2009

Rapping with DJ T.

We know DJ T. for many things: his no-nonsense mixing skills, albums like 2005's Boogie Playground, and his long-standing affiliation with Berlin's Get Physical imprint among them. His influences, however, don't stop with minimal, 4/4 beats, and according to some recent press, there was a time when the man born Thomas Koch's musical tastes revolved more around rap, electro-funk, and hip-hop than they did around techno. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 06/25/2009

Reggae Sumfest is On!

The Gleaner is reporting the details for this year's Reggae Sumfest, the annual multi-day reggae and dancehall extravaganza that sees everyone from Mavado to Elephant Man perform.

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  • 06/25/2009

Climb Aboard the Wurst Boat (Party)



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  • Filed under: news
  • 06/24/2009

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