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Chad Valley (Oxford, UK)

On The Verge: Chad Valley (Oxford, UK)

July 1, 2011, By

Chad Valley was the name of a toy company started by Joseph and Alfred Johnson in the late 1800s in Birmingham, a town outside of …

Shabazz Palaces – Black Up

Shabazz Palaces – Black Up

July 1, 2011, By

Left-field hip-hop can be divided into two basic types: the heady, experimental half and the heedless, weird-for-the-sake-thereof half (with some wiggle room in between, of …

Art Brut Eddie: How To Make A Comic Book Musical

Art Brut Eddie: How To Make A Comic Book Musical

July 1, 2011, By

Art Brut frontman Eddie Argos, who has been a comic book fan since the age of 7, recently contacted his favorite comic book artists to ask …

Nosaprise

Sonicbids Spotlight: Nosaprise

July 1, 2011, By

Upon hearing rap musician Nosaprise (real name Nosa Edebor) is from Houston, one can only think of the chopped and screwed genre but Nosaprise wants …

Dum Dum Girls Gets Personal On New Album, Tours This Fall

Dum Dum Girls Gets Personal On New Album, Tours This Fall

June 30, 2011, By

Starting October 1, L.A.’s alt-scene queens the Dum Dum Girls will be taking North America and Europe by the balls to promote the September 27 …

Africa Hitech Releases Video Brimming With Robot Controversy

Africa Hitech Releases Video Brimming With Robot Controversy

June 30, 2011, By

Almost two months after dropping their debut album, 93 Million Miles, as the duo Africa Hitech, producers Mark Pritchard and Steve Spacek have released a video …

Update: NYPD Clashes At Smif-N-Wessun/Pete Rock Show

Update: NYPD Clashes At Smif-N-Wessun/Pete Rock Show

June 30, 2011, By

UPDATE: Kenneth Montgomery, the group’s attorney, has released the following statement regarding Tuesday night’s event. On Tuesday, June 28th, Pete Rock, Tek & Steele (…

Beirut Announces First Tour And Album In Four Years

Beirut Announces First Tour And Album In Four Years

June 30, 2011, By

Beirut, Zach Condon’s solo project-turned band, is returning to the stage for a string of dates after a four-year touring hiatus. The six-piece band …

Wu-Tang Becomes Wugazi

Wu-Tang Becomes Wugazi

June 30, 2011, By

It seems like you can mash Wu-Tang with anything. Last year, it was the Beatles. This year—Fugazi? Yes, Doomtree is releasing a Wu-Tang and …

Thievery Corporation – Culture Of Fear

Thievery Corporation – Culture Of Fear

June 30, 2011, By

David Cope, a professor at the University Of California, Santa Cruz, has been experimenting with “algorithmic computer music” and “musical intelligence” in order to program …

Zola Jesus Announces New Album, Shares Track

Zola Jesus Announces New Album, Shares Track

June 30, 2011, By

Nika Roza Danilova, better known as on-the-verge synth-pop artist Zola Jesus, has announced her second full-length album, Conatus, which comes out October 4 on Sacred Bones. …

Guano Apes On Berlin, Germany

Scene Report: Guano Apes On Berlin, Germany

June 30, 2011

In Scene Report, musicians from all over the globe fill us in on what’s going on sonically in their hometowns. This week Guano Apes …

CMJ Checks The Decks At Turntable.fm

CMJ Checks The Decks At Turntable.fm

June 29, 2011, By

While Facebook is in the throws of developing a service that combines social networking with music, the still-beta Turntable.fm is already putting that idea …

Pitchfork’s Odd Future Booking Results In Protests

Pitchfork’s Odd Future Booking Results In Protests

June 29, 2011, By

Pitchfork is receiving some heat for booking controversial hip-hop group Odd Future at its Pitchfork Music Festival. It was announced in May that Odd Future, …

WTF: Gaga Takes Over Tumblr

WTF: Gaga Takes Over Tumblr

June 29, 2011, By

In the latest installment of Lady Gaga taking over internet stuff, the bizarro-queen of pop has decided to grace Tumblr with her presence, giving Perez …

Reptar Releases EP And Tours This Fall

Reptar Releases EP And Tours This Fall

June 29, 2011, By

Although their band is named after the Godzilla-like dinosaur superhero (who apparently partakes in bestiality) from the ’90s childhood cartoon series Rugrats, the members of …