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TEDxMogadishu: Rebirth
For many Somali‬ refugees, the film Black Hawk Down serves as one of their only memories of the civil war that has ravaged their country for the last two decades. This Thursday, 17 May 2012, thousands of expats—along with the rest of the world...
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Static On The Wire
After three years of anticipation, DFA's Holy Ghost delivers a set of nu-disco classics with their debut EP, Static On The Wire. Dropping today, 18 May 2010, its slick, retro stylings go beyond the surface, capturing the dance-floor grandeur of Giorgio...
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Hess is More NYC Workshops
Coming off the heels of touring in Istanbul, London and Copenhagen and in anticipation of his upcoming studio release, Danish electronica virtuoso Hess is More (née Mikkel Hess) will be in Manhattan to offer a five-day workshop that includes...
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Hess is More Open
Broken up like a tennis tournament, the Hess is More Open began in New York 1 June 2007 with a live performance by Cool Hunting favorite, Hess is More. A trio, Mikkel Hess, Nikolaj Hess and Jens Bjornkjaer, will be performing new and original live...
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Candela Art and Music Festival
by Dustin Ross Each October, for the past 4 years, DJ's, artists and tropical treasure hunters make their way down to Old San Juan Puerto Rico to bask in the warmth that is the Candela Art and Music Festival. Candela, also the name of the main...
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Beck Live
Known for his artistic collaborations with the likes of Tim Hawkinson and Marcel Dzama on his album art and working with Paperrad on a recent video, Beck's concerts, with live video projections, acoustic versions of songs, and props, also embrace...
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Giant Drag
The unofficial inaugural CMJ prom was held last night in NYC and featured LA-based Amazon.
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Small Stakes
If Sufjan Stevens didn't seem well-loved enough already (recent sold out shows in New York required the addition of two extra nights for a total of five dates), he also has the privlege of Oakland-based artist Jason Munn silkscreening posters...
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Stones Hotel?
After countless tours, millions of albums sold, drug busts, blood transfusions, extramarital affairs and more, you would think the Rolling Stones would run out of ideas to keep things exciting. But one look at the stage setup for their current â...
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Plein Air Movies in Barcelona
In BCN (as local expats call it) I've experienced some of the hottest, stickiest Summer nights. That kind of weather doesn't stop Spanish partiers, but sometimes the best way to cope is to do nothing but lounge outdoors screen-side. Cine...
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Phoenix Rising
It’s funny when people who like music, but aren’t necessarily totally into music, inform me about a new band. Such was the case last week when Josh, the editor of this website, wrote to ask if I have ever heard...
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Something Glorious Is Happening
A band has to be hot to sell out a decent-sized venue – in advance – the same week its debut album drops, not to mention selling out in numerous cities. It doesn’t hurt that they played five packed shows at South By Southwest. Nor does...
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Live: Kaiser Chiefs and The Changes in Chicago
Kaiser Chiefs visited Chicago and I have to say, it was sad to see them go. The band stormed the stage at the Double Door, thundered through its hour-long set and left almost as quickly as they arrived. When I got Kaiser Chiefs’ CD a few weeks...
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Big in '05 - The Bravery
Bravery. Hailing from New York, the Bravery evokes ‘80s New Wave that you can rock and dance to with a look that says they really like the Clash -- except on days when they're feeling Andy Warhol. The band got its start more or less as a backlash...
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Superstar DJ: Ben Watt
Jay Hannan, another stellar DJ. This 2-CD set was a direct result of the Lazy Dog club night they put on every Sunday in Notting Hill in London – and it was some of the best deep house produced in the late ‘90s. They followed this up with...
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Kasabian's Rockin' the House
Kasabian. Their self-titled debut drops on Tuesday, although itís been out in the UK since last fall. These guys, from Leicester in the middle of the country, have a cocksure attitude that rivals the grand swagger of the Gallaghers. Their music reflects...
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Have a Green Day
here. Even if you weren’t a fan of "Dookie" or “Nimrod,” you still might fall in love with this batch of songs. Be sure to listen to “Boulevard of Broken Dreams.”
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All Hail the Kings of Leon
Itís been some time since weíve been treated to good Southern Fried Rock ñ so we welcome, with open arms, the Kings of Leon. Like the Allmans and Lynyrd Skynyrd before them, the Kings of Leon stick to family: the band comprises the three Followill...