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Icelandic Acts at Iceland Airwaves
While only a handful of bands from Iceland have reached global acclaim, that doesn't mean the magnificent island isn't erupting with talent. During the most recent Iceland Airwaves music festival—our first time returning to the multi-venue international...
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Afrika Bambaataa's Vinyl Collection, Interpreted by DJ Shadow
Six years after their last tour together, DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist team up again—this time, for a very special pursuit. They gained access to over 40,000 vinyl records from Afrika Bambaataa's historic collection (which is in the process of being...
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Upgrading From Foam Earplugs to EarPeace
Among the chaos of logistics and pre-gaming when headed to a live show, hearing protection is often low on the list of priorities—and is only remembered when you leave with your ears ringing and buzzing. Merging convenience, comfort and sound quality...
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Cool Hunting Video: Christopher O'Riley
In a private residence on NYC's Upper West Side, we recently had the pleasure of attending a thrilling performance organized by Culture Shock featuring pianist Christopher O'Riley. Renowned for his flawless renderings of classical masterpieces...
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3'Hi NYC + LON Berlin-based 3'Hi is bringing their "sweaty dance floor" vibes to New York and London this spring and, for a hint at what's to come, check out their promo video montage culled straight from footage of gyrating party-goers in the...
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Scene, by All: 2013 Newport Folk Festival
The Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island is a cultural institution that has been running off and on since 1959 and in its time has featured major acts from Johnny Cash to Muddy Waters. The vibe at Newport this year was quite different from...
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Vampire Weekend: Diane Young Any music video featuring a saxophone as a giant bong is worth spending a moment enjoying, but Vampire Weekend gives plenty of reasons to stick around and put it on repeat with "Diane Young," a single off of their recently...
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FDR Skatepark: A Visual History
In the early 1990's skateboarding had found a special place in Philadelphia, Love Park. Kids young and old traveled from around the world to skate its pristine ledges and infamous fountain gap. And while the struggling skateboard community embraced...
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Stolen Moments
Best known for capturing snippets of NYC nightlife and portraits of art-world celebrities, New York photographer Ruvan Wijesooriya also served as the official photographer for music label DFA. While shooting for them Wijesooriya worked closely with...
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Transmission LA: AV Club
by Naheed Simjee A resurrected rapper by way of a hologram wasn't the only technological breakthrough that had people talking last week. Returnees from Coachella Part I flocked downtown on Thursday night for the opening of Transmission LA: AV Club...
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The String Orchestra of Brooklyn
The String Orchestra of Brooklyn (SOB) is committed to an inclusive approach to music-making, opening up their expert ensemble to a range of site-specific musical experiments and collaborations with musicians from around the greater New York area...
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Jónsi World Tour
Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi released his debut solo album, "Go," earlier this month to near universal acclaim, since embarking on a world tour of theatrical stage performances to rival the epic grandeur of his album. A collaborative effort...
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Five Portland Venues
Portland's influx of musicians is an adored attribute about the city. From the iconic house party to more traditional venues, Portland remains to keep their music scene fresh with an unconventional take on industry standards. Highlighted below are...
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Bruar Falls CMJ BBQ Spectacular
Kids sporting laminates on NYC subways signals CMJ's descent on the city once again. Friends of CH, The Roulettes—a band accepted into the music showcase on their first try—put together an awesome lineup that we're sponsoring this...
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Harlem Shakes: Technicolor Health
If one were to throw a rock in the western part of Brooklyn, it'd likely hit the supporting member of some transplanted indie rock band. With everyone and their mother's band relocating to the borough, it presents a problem for a five-piece...
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Tallulah Rendall's Viral Vinyl
When releasing a single in these digitally-enhanced yet nostalgia-hungry days, the question is often whether to go romantically retro on vinyl or to keep up with the times and opt for the free download? The British singer-songwriter Tallulah Rendall...
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David Shrigley: Worried Noodles
Glasgow-based artist David Shrigley, perhaps best known for his humorous line drawings, recently released Worried Noodles, a book and concept album that features Shrigley's original lyrics (39 songs in all) performed by 39 of today's brightest...
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Lollapalooza 2007 Highlights
Cool Hunting traveled to Chicago this past weekend for Lollapalooza. Here's a highlight band from each day: Friday, 3 August: Daft Punk An incredible performance by Daft Punk (pictured above) topped off the first day of the festival. While the...
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Flavorpill's One Step Beyond Party
Tonight the American Museum of Natural History is home to a party hosted by Flavorpill. The second night in their One Step Beyond series, the event takes place in the Rose Center for Earth and Space from 9pm-1am. There will live performances by...
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