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Pon Di Wire: Eek-A-Mouse, Mavado

Pon Di Wire would like to extend condolences to reggae DJ Spragga Benz, whose 17-year old son, Carlton “Carlie” Grant, Jr., was fatally shot by police. Sources say that Spragga’s son was with a friend when Kingston police stopped the pair. One of the men pulled out a gun and fired at police, who returned fire. Grant was taken to the Kingston Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Benz was out of the country at the time.


Asthmatic Kitty Drops Free Albums

Asthmatic Kitty just announced the release of two albums that are absolutely free, available as full downloads or for streaming via the label's site.

The first comes from ghetto folkster Grampall Jookabox, whose Rill Bruh EP contains several remixes and outtakes from the sessions that led up to the release of his upcoming Ropechain album.


  • Filed under: news
  • 08/27/2008

Wild Bore

Directed by bandmember Jennifer Clavin, this new video from L.A. noise punks Mika Miko shows off the group's superior skills on the trampoline. Not everyone can play drums, sing, strum a guitar, and wear a bear suit while jumping up and down on a bouncy surface. All documented in some lovely, grainy black and white footage. Read more » 

  • Filed under: video
  • 08/26/2008

Own Up

Etnies Plus x Fucking Awesome high-tops
$31, etniesplus.com

Blood is the New Black x Demonbabies Afrika t-shirt
$33, bloodisthenewblack.com

Passenger River's Edge t-shirt
$45, flyingrumor.com


Justice Wants Your Photos for New Album

Justice has just announced details of its next release, A Cross the Universe, and the boys are getting the fans involved for this one. The duo put out a call via MySpace, asking people to submit photos of them, the best of which will be included in the booklet set to be packaged with the new album. Those in possession of awesome photos should send material to justicematerial@edbangerrecords.com.


  • Filed under: news
  • 08/26/2008

Don't Stay In Bed (Live in Costa Mesa)

It's generally a fun time when

  • Filed under: video
  • 08/25/2008

East Village Radio Festival... with Food

Buzz is in heavy circulation over the East Village Radio music festival, and the lineup looks promising, to say the least. The event will take place from 1 - 9 p.m. on Saturday, September 6, and features a lineup that includes Flying Lotus, Boris, Vivian Girls, the inimitable Devin the Dude, as well as two stages and KRS-One playing host to the festivities.


  • Filed under: news
  • 08/22/2008

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