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Daily Download: Odd Nosdam "Fat Hooks"

Many anticon. artists are migrating towards more challenging artistic terrain, but Odd Nosdam is still miles ahead of the pack. Taking influence from melodic drone as much as hip-hop, "Fat Hooks" illustrates this fact. After one listen to ON's Level Live Wires, a single question remains: has gangster shoegaze actually been composed?

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  • 06/15/2007

The Week In Tours, June 14

This week shows some extreme promise on the tour front, and by that we mean serious treats for post-goth dudes who dig the blues, young hip-hop fanatics with room in their hearts for electro, old metalheads who aren’t afraid to dance now and then, and sensitive men who wear their hearts on their sleeves.

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  • 06/14/2007

Volcano

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  • 06/14/2007

Daily Download: Shapes and Sizes "Alone/Alive"

Victoria, BC-based Shapes and Sizes is one of the few art-pop acts that doesn't need to go out of its way to constantly shake up its songwriting. With all three members democratically pumping out tracks, the band's sound falls in between speedy-punk, improv-screeching, and mathematically perplexing riffage. "Alone/Alive" is proof of this.


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  • 06/14/2007

XLR8R's MUTEK Montreal 2007 Wrap-up

This year, XLR8R decided to tackle Montreal a little differently. Rather than just report back on the greatness of MUTEK's eighth installment, we chose to poke around the city’s sound-specific hot spots, too. Here’s what we saw, starting with number one.


MUTEK


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  • 06/13/2007

Pon Di Wire

Congratulations to the Bay Area’s Jah Warrior Shelter Soundsystem (Ivier, Irie Dole, Jah Yzer), who showcased two new sounds to take the trophy at Massive Production’s LA Rumble Clash, held Saturday, June 9 in South Los Angeles. Read more » 

Bubble Metropolis Podcast Mix # 2

ML Tronik (a.k.a. Monty Luke) is one badass San Francisco DJ and promoter. Moreover, he’s responsible for lacing dance fanatics with all of the latest crucial techno cuts in his “Bubble Metropolis” column, which appears in each issue of XLR8R.

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  • 06/13/2007

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