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Autista Collective Debuts in San Francisco

To understand what Brazilian art collective Autista is about, one should go to its website, which describes the group as "a do-it-yourself refuge for Brazilian artists, photographers, musicians, writers, homeless soccer players, and filmmakers that live across the planet."

Autista's other claims to fame are its scores of visual art pieces filled with chaotic color combinations, charmingly strange characters, and scenes that look as if they were conceptualized on some faraway planet humans have yet to comprehend.

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  • Filed under: news
  • 06/11/2007

The XLR8R Office Top Ten Album Picks, June 11

Various Dirty Space Disco: Compiled By Dirty Sound System Tigersushi
There’s no disco like space disco. While the youngsters are busy discovering Can and other experimental acts, the Tigersushi squadron has compiled a mix ripe with vintage, sci-fi drug-jams. Featuring Yellow Power, John Forde, Undisputed Truth, and others, Dirty Space Disco is the key to cosmic liberation.


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It Will Find You

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  • 06/11/2007

Puma Re-Bikes the Bicycle Film Festival

The Bicycle Film Festival is probably one of the most powerful outlets for bicycle awareness that happens on a global scale. As with previous years, the 2007 edition of the traveling festival will bring bicycle-centric films, art shows, and music events to every city from Los Angeles to Rome, and this year also sees the inclusion of a recycled bike gallery.

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  • 06/11/2007

Vieux Farka Touré: Mali Gets Mixed Up

Vieux Farka Touré had some pretty big shoes to fill, but he’s done a damn good job so far. The Malian artist and singer is the son of the Sahara Blues genre’s most respected performer, Ali Farka Touré, who succumbed to cancer in March of last year. Since then, Vieux has ably carried on his father’s legacy, releasing his first solo self-titled work to great acclaim earlier this year.

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  • 06/11/2007

Daily Download: The Greyboy Allstars "V Neck Sweater"

After forming 15 years ago, The Greyboy Allstars are back, with more prog-funk action. What Happened to Television? is the band's first album in a decade, and it picks up right where '70s soundtracks left off. Garnished with lo-fi vocals, organ solos, and clocking in at just over two-minutes, "V Neck Sweater" is helping to bring funk back to life. 

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  • 06/11/2007

The Week In Videos

We started the week with Drop the Lime’s animated trip through a digital-portal on “Hear Me,” which was followed by Teki Latex’s “Les Matins Du Paris.” Next, Munich-based Kraut-noise-punk titan Von Spar unleashed a 22-minute mountain of a video off of his newest Tomlab effort, Xaxapoya. On Thursday we mellowed out with The National’s guitar-fever on “Mistaken For Strangers,” then capped the week off with the gnarly party-antics of Philly-based foulmouthed outfit Plastic Little.

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  • 06/10/2007

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