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Jubilee

Joseph Raglani’s recently released concept album, Of Sirens Born, follows the ebb and flow of a water theme. In his video for “Jubilee,” he gently awakens the viewer from an early-morning dream state with cooing, suspended chords and warm, transforming blurs of images. The haze of colors is interrupted intermittently by a distorted home video-style fireworks display and brief glimpses of the natural world in unusual hues. Read more » 

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  • 10/17/2008

Pit Er Pat Tour Kicks Off Tonight

Chicago-based trio Pit Er Pat used quite the arsenal of sequencers, guitars, chimes, bells, gongs, and other sounds on their new album, High Time, and the three will round up the whole gaggle of instruments for a tour that kicks off today. The group will play the Midwest first, before heading to the east coast and ending the tour out west.

Dates
10/17 Chicago, IL - Abbey Pub*
10/18 Ann Arbor, MI - East Quad Music Co-Op
10/19 Columbus, OH - Cafe Bourbon Street*
10/20 Meadville, PA - Grounds For Change
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  • 10/17/2008

Hip-Hop Producers Battle Cancer

Russian-born, U.K.-based hip-hop producer DJ Vadim, of Ninja Tune and One Self fame, and London's Sean McCaffrey, a.k.a. Quincey Tones, who's worked with the likes of Lil Wayne, Little Brother, Royce da 5'9", Apathy, and Talib Kweli, have gone public with their battles against cancer. Vadim is recovering from ocular melanoma, while McCaffrey was diagnosed with a germ cell tumor and is now in remission.

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  • 10/17/2008

M.A.N.D.Y. On Tour in the U.S.

In the wake of celebrating the long awaited their remix of famed performance artists Laurie Anderson's "O Superman," Get Physical co-founders and electro-house vets M.A.N.D.Y. will kick off a brief tour of the U.S. tonight. The Berlin-based duo will only be hitting the major markets this time around, so catch 'em where you can.

Dates
10/16 Denver, CO - Beta
10/17 Vancouver, BC (CAN) - Celebrities
10/18 San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine
10/21 Philadelphia, PA - Woody's
10/23 New York, NY - Cielo
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  • 10/16/2008

Dub Trio Plots Yet More Tour Dates

In the several months since their latest album, Another Sound is Dying, was released, the members of Dub Trio have completed no less than two North American tours and a European one, not to mention made numerous appearances at festivals and in general been far away from their hometown of Brooklyn. The guys obviously have an enormous stash of RedBull, or something, on hand, because despite their already jam-packed year, they'll continue touring through mid-December. Read more » 

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  • 10/15/2008

Pon Di Wire: Alton Ellis, Vybz Kartel

Morgan Heritage has had to cancel its anticipated European tour due to a medical injury suffered by keyboardist/vocalist Roy "Gramps" Morgan. The group is currently on the charts with the single “Nothing To Smile About” and was to tour its current album, Mission In Progress. Heritage is known for its dynamic live shows; the canceled tour would have marked the group's first time to the EU in three years.

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Girl Talk Tours, Blogs, Eats

Gregg Gillis (a.k.a. Girl Talk) is likely one of the busiest guys in music, what with all the show dates, songs, and samples on his plate, but he hasn't forgotten the fans. Thus, he has unveiled his new day-to-day blog, which is currently documenting adventures on the road as he embarks on his six-week tour.

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  • Filed under: news
  • 10/15/2008

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