Best of 2006: Best Music Gear

The XLR8R staff has polled our favorite labels, producers, graphic designers, clothing companies, and friends to find out what was hot in the world of music technology this year. Read on to find out t…

Best of 2006: Best Style Trends

The XLR8R staff has polled our favorite labels, producers, graphic designers, clothing companies, and friends to find out the fashion favorites of 2006 and those trends that elicited nothing but hate.…

Now Playing At Peepshow: XLR8R 104 Preview

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/…

Now Playing At Peepshow: Mat Taplinger

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 cur…

Video: Samamidon "Tribulation"

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…

Best of 2006: Best Visual Artists

The XLR8R staff has polled our favorite labels, producers, graphic designers, clothing companies, and friends to find out which visual artists made waves and captured eyes during the past 12 months. B…

Best of 2006: Best Record Labels

The XLR8R staff has polled our favorite labels, producers, graphic designers, clothing companies, and friends to find out which record labels shipped out the goodness in 2006. Ed BangerA recording art…

New At INCITE Online, Dec 26

XLR8R presents the Best of INCITE Online, featuring two weeks’ worth of the staff’s favorite MP3s showcased at our downloads page during 2006. This week features a variety of genres, from …

XLR8R's Year-End Top Ten Album Picks

The Album Leaf Into The Blue Again Sub Pop Jimmy LaVelle is one hell of a talented musician. Having collaborated with Sigur Ros, The Black Heart Procession, and a whole bunch of post-post-punk bands, …

Now Playing At Peepshow: James Rajotte

Award-winning fine art photographer James Rajotte transports us back to high school to relive the libraries, locker rooms, and gymnasiums that likely gave all of us the jitters at one point or another…

Best of 2006: Best Albums

The XLR8R staff has polled our favorite labels, producers, graphic designers, clothing companies, and friends to find out which albums were hottest in 2006 and which ones flopped. Best Albums  Th…

Best of 2006: Best Artists

The XLR8R staff has polled our favorite labels, producers, graphic designers, clothing companies, and friends to find out which artists people loved in 2006, which ones they hated, and who everyone wi…

Best of 2006: Best Artist - Justice

Editor Vivian Host clues us in on why the Parisian duo that’s heading the new French house movement (and is famous for DJing dressed as M&M’s) tops XLR8R’s annual Best of the Yea…

Trans Am Preps New Album and Tour

After a two-year period during which Nathan Means, Phil Manley, and Sebastian Thomson (a.k.a. Trans Am) resided on three different continents, the post-rock trio known for searing guitars and politica…

New At INCITE Online, Dec 19

XLR8R presents the Best of INCITE Online, featuring two weeks’ worth of the staff’s favorite MP3s showcased at our downloads page during 2006. This week features a variety of genres, from …

Deerhoof Releases +81 EP

  After wowing crowds and playing an unscheduled but highly demanded second date at ATP’s Nightmare Before Christmas festival, San Francisco’s Deerhoof gears up for the digital releas…

Gudrun Gut Continues Holiday Festivities

Just because the holidays end doesn’t mean the party does. Monika Enterprise’s Gudrun Gut continues the festivities with a brief trip to the Left Coast for some DJ dates, with Thomas Fehlm…

Now Playing At Peepshow: Ragnar Schmuck

Based in Berlin since 1999, Ragnar Schmuck admits he misses the summertime and goes a little stir-crazy when the snow starts to fall. When he isn’t thinking people are looking at him strangely, …

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