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Grails Debuts on Temporary Residence

Burning Off Impurities, the fourth full-length from Portland, Oregon's Grails, sounds a bit like the soundtrack to a grainy film set on desolate country roads where ominous forces lurk. Which is to say the four-piece band from Portland continues its exploration into the dark side of instrumental rock, this time adding chords akin to Tibetan chants and elements of psychedelia. It's not all gloom and doom though, and the careful listener is rewarded with hints of uplifting ambiance that surface in unexpected places on the tracks.

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  • 02/12/2007

Video: Paper Rad "Don't Worry Be Happy"

If you've picked up a copy of XLR8R's Jan/Feb issue or spent time perusing the latest art news, you're no doubt familiar with Paper Rad, the DIY art collective that hails from the Northeast and is synonymous with the new rave movement.

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  • 02/12/2007

Don't Worry Be Happy

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  • 02/12/2007

Dilla Donuts Tribute

Saturday, February 10th, 2007
Rare Form & Stones Throw in association with Miss Nelch, Okayplayer, Dork Mag, Brooklyn Bodega & Wax Poetics Present
Donuts Are Forever
A special tribute to James Yancey a.k.a. J Dilla/Jay Dee

With:
DJ Scratch (legendary producer/DJ, EPMD)
DJ Soul (Lotus NYC)
DJ Akalepse (APT)
DJ Brainchild (Dork Mag)
Bill Sharp (Fat Beats, East Village Radio)
Saucey (NYC / LA)










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  • 02/09/2007

The Week In Music



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  • 02/09/2007

Mike Relm to Tour

San Francisco multimedia turntablist Mike Relm and New York based art group Blue Man Group are slated to visit a whopping 62 cities in the coming months, the finale for which will be Relm’s appearance at Coachella.

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  • 02/09/2007

Lifesavas Release Gutterfly on Quannum

While considering the approach for their next album, Oregon hip-hop group Lifesavas created a complete fictional work. Gutterfly is inspired by a fictitious character, political activist and writer Baraka Feldman.

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  • 02/09/2007

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