The question is on the lips of every hipster and music aficionado around the globe: has rave returned? And who better to examine that question closely than the original rave magazine? For our January/February issue, XLR8R sifts through the latest surge of psychedelia to bring you the best of new rave.
Get a sneak preview of the issue exclusively at Peepshow.
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Ohio native Matthew Taplinger has worked as a photographer for several years in Detroit and Chicago, snapping anything from airports and cyclists to crowds and individual portraits. Taplinger, who currently resides on the north side of Chicago, gave us a a sampling of his photos from the last year, now available for viewing at Peepshow.
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One of the new faces of the Plug Research crew, Samamidon does some gentle singing and guitar playing in the "Tribulations" video, followed by some hard drinking and unusual dance steps. For those who think this sounds a bit conceptual, check out the video and see how these unlikely pieces fit together.
With all things vintage reggae making a comeback–from Rockers to Blood & Fire reissues, reggae icon t-shirts, and album-cover coffee table books–reggae 7" label designs reflect a significant yet often overlooked aspect of the culture. Presented here are just a fraction...
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