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New Rock Band Content in March

And the rock don’t stop…

It seems we write about this every week, but important news is important news!

Once again, a bunch of new tunes, to be released in March, were unveiled today for Rock Band via Official Xbox Magazine, and once again, metal is taking center stage, for better or for worse...

Thrash Pack - 3/4/08
Evile "Thrashes"
At the Gates "Blinded By Fear"
The Haunted "Shadow World"

Sounds…great? Weves. OK next!

Classic Rock Pack - 3/11/08

Death Becomes You!!! by Neck Face

Australian clothing company Schwipe recently teamed up with Vans at the Don't Come Gallery in Melbourne for a night featuring the work of none other than Neck Face. The masked man, who has gone from street artist to international star in recent years while still retaining a certain amount of mystique, was in attendance, as were dozens of hip Australians and a few cases of Singha beer.

The next installment of Death Becomes You!!! takes place Saturday, February 16. Check the gallery's website for details.


RJD2 Preps Tour

RJD2 will leave his Philadelphia home this spring to hit the road for several tour dates. The fact that he's taking a band along means the indie hip-hop producer turned indie songwriter will likely be playing songs from his 2007 XL debut, The Third Hand. Be sure to check him out at one of these dates.

03/01 Sayreville, NJ: Starland Ballroom
04/01 Asheville, NC: The Orange Peel
04/02 Atlanta, GA: Variety Playhouse
04/04 Austin, TX: Emo's
04/05 Dallas, TX: Palladium Loft

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  • 01/31/2008

Dark Undercoat


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  • 01/31/2008

EMC: Hip-Hop Supergroup Drops Album

Albert Einstein’s famous E=mc2 theory of relativity was a major contribution to physics, but didn’t do a damn thing to improve music. Now, however, a combination of MCs from New York and Milwaukee have formed supergroup EMC and are set to change hip-hop’s physics.


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  • 01/31/2008

Stacey Pullen, Eric Johnston to Play Detroit's Winter Blast Event

The godfathers and the up-and-comers of techno will descend on Motor City again over Memorial Day Weekend, for Movement 2008. In an effort to excite electronic music fans for the upcoming festivities–and perhaps also to breathe some life back into the festival–Movement's organizers have announced their participation in the city's Winter Blast event.


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  • 01/30/2008

Pon Di Wire: Reggae Reality Documentary, Innocent Youths Reissued

As reported earlier this week on XLR8R, the U.S.’s VP Records will soon acquire the catalog and publishing of London’s stalwart, 30-year running Greensleeves label. With British label Blood & Fire inactive and Brit reggae distro company Jet Star in financial trouble, the move leaves only a handful of active U.K. imprints, including Mad Professor’s Ariwa, Auralux, and Pressure Sounds. Read more » 

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