Kenyan/American outfit Extra Golden has seen its share of highs and lows over the years, including the death of its original singer, Otieno Jagwasi, in 2004, visa difficulties that had to be solved with the help of Barack Obama, and much critical praise for 2007's African benga-meets-American rock album, Hera Ma Nono (Thrill Jockey).
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The Village Voice unveiled the initial lineup last week for its 8th annual Siren Music Festival, set to take place on Saturday, July 19 at Coney Island.
Dragons of Zynth, Beach House, Broken Social Scene, Film School, and others will take to the stage at noon for the nine-hour festival, which once again will be free-of-charge and open to all ages. The festival has historically hosted every indie act from Q and Not U to The Black Lips, so stay tuned for further additions to the lineup.
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Los Angeles-based web radio collective-turned non-profit organization dublab launched its "Hands On" Proton Drive this week, and until May 21, the infamous Labrats (frosty, Jimmy Tamborello, Nobody, Daedelus, The Gaslamp Killer, Carlos Nino, and a ton of other artists) will be broadcasting live, working hard to collect some extra funds. Read more »
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