The Cheebacabra
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Back in 2003, the Cheebacabra burst onto the scene with funkified jams that earned praise from KCRW to Filter Mag’s top albums of the year. Now Cheeba is back with another grooving, laid back album and his very own label, Macrosoft. Exile in the Woods is a snythed out version of a funk album that features collaborators/ producers ranging from Money Mark to Peter Scherr of the Hong Kong Philharmonic. All the synths on Exile definitely conjure up references to...

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Saturday, 04 November 2006
Placebo
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For longtime fans of Placebo, Meds seems to be another solid album with a few extra perks. As usual, the band displays a range between high energy anthems and more heartfelt ballads. On the delicate “Song To Say Goodbye,”  Molko laments the drug use and destructive lifestyle of a fellow musician who is left unnamed. The catchier-than-hell tune “Infrared” sees the boys using their usual arsenal of hard hitting drums, a wall of guitars, electronic embellishments and coy lyrics. However what differentiates this...

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Saturday, 04 November 2006
no-cover
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This is my test...

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Friday, 03 November 2006
Kanye West’s MTV Europe VMA Meltdown
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Kanye West decided that winning Best Hip-Hop Artist wasn’t enough at last night’s MTV Europe Music Awards in Copenhagen. Following his loss to Justice vs. Simian’s “We Are Your Friends” in the best video category, the rapper stormed the stage and let loose an expletive-laced tirade where he claimed his video “Touch the Sky” should have taken the prize because it “cost a million dollars, Pamela Anderson was in it. I was jumping across canyons. If I don’t win, the...

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Friday, 03 November 2006
Music for America Inspires Young Voters
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MUSIC FOR AMERICA PARTNERS WITH OVER A DOZEN CONCERT TOURS TO INSPIRE YOUNG VOTERS THIS FALL In an ongoing effort to inspire millions of young voters to participate in the electoral process, Music for America (http://www.musicforamerica.org/) has partnered with over a dozen bands touring nationwide this fall – registering voters, discussing current issues and sparking peer-to-peer conversations around the issues that matter most to young people. The push is designed to turn young people out to vote on November 7...

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Friday, 03 November 2006
Anthology Recordings In Newsweek
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ANTHOLOGY RECORDINGS TOUTED IN NEWSWEEK NEW RELEASES SLATED Rare And Out-Of-Print Recordings Available Via Download Its been a good first month for Anthology Recordings, not only is America’s first download-only music rarities site getting nice traffic, but last week Newsweek Magazine did a piece on the label. http://www.anthologyrecordings.com/press/newsweek102306.jpg Additionally, Anthology Recordings has announced two new digital only releases, which will be available for download on November 5th – Ya Ho Wha 13’s...

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Friday, 03 November 2006
RJD2 to Release New Record
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RJD2 TO RELEASE NEW RECORD ON XL RECORDINGS IN EARLY 2007 AND A NEW SONG UP ON MYSPACE! Making a brave departure from his pioneering instrumental hip-hop legacy he will release an epic pop rock album on March 6, 2007 For a preview of what is to come, listen to “You Never Had It So Good”  http://myspace.com/rjd2 “Maybe its kind of like if King Crimson went to a therapist, and came out really happy and optimistic about the world, and...

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Friday, 03 November 2006
Jamie Lidell on tour
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11/1/06 – Los Angeles, CA @ Safari Sam’s 11/2/06 – San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s 11/3/06 – Portland, OR @ Berbati’s Pan 11/4/06 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos 11/7/06 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge 11/9/06 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge 11/10/06 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada 11/11/06 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue (w/ Hot Chip) 11/13/06 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop 11/14/06 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace 11/16/06 – Boston, MA @ Paradise...

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Friday, 03 November 2006
Pere Ubu on tour
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PERE UBU… “An exemplar of idiosyncratic, innovative avant-rock for three decades…” – Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times (Oct. 31, 2006) “Mr. Thomas’s high, reedy, cracked croon is more familiar now after 30 years of Pere Ubu, but it’s still one of rock’s most willful vocal styles, both loopy and insolent.” – Jon Pareles, New York Times (July 31, 2006) Wed., 11/22 at Knitting Factory in New York, NY Thurs., 11/23 TRAVEL DAY Fri., 11/24 at Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland, OH...

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Friday, 03 November 2006
The Presets
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For those who need consistency in an album, Beams isn’t for you. For listeners who appreciate a sonic journey that weaves you through upbeat dance electro (accompanied by oh so many handclap sound effects) to more spaced out jams, then Beams is for you. While the Presets cite electropop acts like Pet Shop Boys and New Order as influences, the album only hits hints of these greats a few times. In a lot of ways, Beams would seem to fit...

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Thursday, 02 November 2006