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SXSW Interactive: Nerds Gone Wild

XLR8R takes to SXSW Interactive in search of the latest in music technology.

Every March, the week before the massive South By Southwest Music Festival takes over Austin, Texas, SXSW Interactive brings in thousands of people from the web and new-media worlds to unveil their new products, talk shop, and party ’til the wee hours. It’s grown to become one of the world’s biggest tech events, and XLR8R went to Nerd Spring Break to get the inside scoop on some of the best events and upcoming releases. Here are five of our favorites.
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  • 03/17/2008

Michael “Mikey Dread” Campbell: Forward To Zion

The music community is mourning the loss of another reggae great. Michael Campbell, also known as Mikey Dread, succumbed to a brain tumor on Saturday, March 15. He was 54. Campbell was a singer, producer, radio DJ, TV broadcaster, label owner, and performer whose career spanned nearly four decades. Read more » 

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  • 03/17/2008

Parallels

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  • 03/14/2008

2008 WMC Gig Guide

Every year, XLR8R heads to Miami, for a week of non-stop dance parties coinciding with the city's annual Winter Music Conference. Here, we've picked through the hundreds of events happening this year and highlighted the best ones for every genre from dubstep to techno.




Wednesday, March 26

Freak N'Chic Showcase
Music By: Dan Ghenacia, Marc Antona (live), Shonky, Jamie Jones, Lee Foss, Droog
Venue: Townhouse Hotel Rooftop, 150 20th St.
Details: 3 - 12 p.m., $20, 21+
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  • 03/14/2008

Bass Reaction: Bay Area Blow Up Special Edition

Welcome to XLR8R’s monthly installment of all things sublow and dutty. Normally, we scour the globe for the latest dubstep record releases, events, news, tours and other bassbin fodder. Here, however, we'll turn the lens on our own backyard, the San Francisco Bay Area, where the major rumblings aren’t from another earthquake, but from the area’s propulsive dubstep scene that encompasses scores of producers, labels, promoters, DJs, radio shows, and of course, amazing fans.

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  • 03/14/2008

$$ Troopers

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  • 03/13/2008

Aphex Twin, Goldfrapp Added to Gigantic Coachella Lineup

Unless you've been living under a heavy rock the last few months, you'll no doubt have heard the initial lineup announcements for this year's Coachella festival in Indio, California. The event promoters are keeping the names coming, having now added Goldfrapp and Aphex Twin to the list, which also features Justice, Hot Chip, Animal Collective, Cook Kids, Cinematic Orchestra, and a ga-zilliion others (if you've got curiosity and a decent set of glasses, peep the full lineup below).

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  • 03/12/2008

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