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The Week in Tours: Lazer Sword, Tricky

Sure, festival season is breathing down our necks, but who can resist forking over a few bucks to see these artists on their respective tours? XLR8R's rounded up the latest batch of show dates worth checking out in the coming months, including performances with Jeremy Jay, Tricky, Lazer Sword, and the Lemonade boys.

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  • 02/04/2009

Throbbing Gristle Announces U.S. Tour

A band going on hiatus is one thing, but when a group returns after nearly 30 years off the radar, it's bound to stir things up. British industrial four-piece Throbbing Gristle has done just that in recent years, first by reuniting in 2004 to release new material, and now by announcing its first U.S. tour since 1981.

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  • 02/04/2009

XLR8R’s Top 20 MP3s of January

Lil Wayne and The Glitch Mob (in its various forms) ruled XLR8R's end-of-the-year MP3 roundup, thereby inspiring us to bring readers a fresh report of our most popular tracks on a monthly basis. Check XLR8R.com on the first Tuesday of each month for a roundup of what tracks are currently burning up our bandwidth on their way to your computer speakers.

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  • 02/03/2009

This Train

Copenhagen's wackiest trio, WhoMadeWho, is back, this time armed with a new album of dance-punk tunes and some serious antics the boys showcase on this video.

"This Train" is off The Plot, due out March 23 on Gomma.
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  • 02/02/2009

Raise it Up for Ma Dukes

On February 10, 2006, James "J Dilla" Yancey" passed away after an ongoing battle with lupus. Now, the late hip-hop legend's own mother, Maureen "Ma Dukes" Yancey, is also suffering from the disease.

Her news reached the music world just as "Dilla month" kicks off, and so celebrating the late producer on the anniversary of his death this year should include not just remembering his contributions to hip-hop (and music in general), but also supporting a worthy cause.

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  • 02/02/2009

Worth It

Florian Senfter (a.k.a. Zombie Nation) brings us another club-friendly electro with his latest single, "Worth It." He also, if this video is anything to go by, has developed something of a foot fetish of late.

"Worth It" is out now on Decks Records. Read more » 

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  • 01/30/2009

Zizek, Switch, The Bug Play Coachella

Load up the camper and don't forget to pack the earplugs. The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival–whose dates were announced just last October—has unleashed its initial artist lineup to the masses, with a list that includes everyone from Public Enemy to Zizek Urban Beats Club. Read more » 

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  • 01/30/2009

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