El-P rocked the house last night in Crawdaddy with a proper hip hop show. I always hesitate in buying tickets for hip hop gigs nowadays as so many are bereft of showmanship and entertainment, it’s just depressing. Example – Talib Kweli in the Village a couple of years back – when he took a camera… Read more »

Posted on April 16th, 2007

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Deerhoof’s latest Friend Opportunity is a treasure trove of exhilarating day-glo rock ‘n’ roll songs so it’s fitting that there is an equally bright video for “Kidz are so Small”, one of the songs on the album that shines the brightest. The video from Face3Media is as wacky as the lyrics (“If I were a… Read more »

Posted on March 28th, 2007

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You may have seen this doing the rounds on the interweb recently. Sparked by a Daft Punk edition of Palms Out Sounds magnificent Sample Wednesday in which we get to hear just how much songs from Discovery, Human after All and to a lesser extent, Homework utilise WHOLE PARTS of other tunes as the guts… Read more »

Posted on March 27th, 2007

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..will be linking to this today. Arcade Fire live in an Elevator…”Neon Bible” & “Wake Up” – Paris La Blogotheque #41 – Arcade Fire – Neon Bible & Wake Up They’ve sinced cancelled the remainder of their European Tour. 🙁

Posted on March 26th, 2007

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Quick post dedicated to all our mothers (although probably more so just a pretext to show you a v good video passed on by a mate that had me rofling my balls off – nice one Don!) Thought it’d be apt for the day thats in it and I can’t say I disagree with anything… Read more »

Posted on March 18th, 2007

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On his MySpace blog, El-P tells the story of how a picture of himself and Puff Daddy was used as the crux of a smear campaign against him by former label Rawkus Records. About the photo: So the other day me and my band took a picture with puffy. he had been in our rehearsal… Read more »

Posted on March 9th, 2007

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Anybody not convinced by me banging on about Battles out there? Have a look at the video for the single. It suits the song amazingly well and shows the band doing what they do best – performing together. I bought my ticket for the Music Centre gig today. To say I’m looking forward to is… Read more »

Posted on February 28th, 2007

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Another video, but one of the best I’ve seen in ages. Chris Clark’s Body Riddle album has been getting some decent play from me of late and this track is one of the standouts. For people fascinated by insects, particularly close-up shots of insects in all their strange hideous beauty – you’ll love this. Go… Read more »

Posted on February 1st, 2007

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Looking for something a bit different to do this evening? I recommend a night at Future Shorts in 4 Dame Lane tonight. Basically, you get to watch some interesting and engaging short films in a nice relaxing space and have some beers while you’re doing so. Upcoming films include satire from Tokyo, a documentary from… Read more »

Posted on January 31st, 2007

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A fresh release from the wonderfully eccentric emcee Busdriver, aka Regan Farquahar, hit the shelves today. Roadkill Overcoat (the prolific LA artists seventh release in six years!) comprises of twelve quite diverse numbers, each with their own unique individual charms. Production from Boom Bip and Nobody ensures captivating pads & melodies and solid beats are… Read more »

Posted on January 30th, 2007

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In all the hustle and bustle of December, I kind of dismissed this silly gem of a tune from Spank Rock called “Lindsay Lohan’s revenge”. Now there’s a NSFW video which demands your attention. If you’re not familiar with the tune it basically boils down to MC Spank Rock and friends hilariously chastising the actress… Read more »

Posted on January 18th, 2007

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Here’s a ridiculous video for Jarvis’ new single “Don’t Let Him Waste your Time” in which Jarvis plays the advice-giving taxi driver who has a hard time keeping his eyes on the road. Love the bit when the car splits apart. JARVIS – Don’t let him waste your time And while we’re on the subject… Read more »

Posted on January 4th, 2007

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Now that From the Basement is available for broadcast to your computer screen or for download to your iPod, a kind reader sent on two mp3 rips of the Thom Yorke session from the show. The two songs are entitled “Videotape” and “Down is the new Up”. Not sure if they will end up on… Read more »

Posted on December 18th, 2006

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This looks like it could be worth a look. From The Basement is a live performance music series filmed at Maida Vale studios in London. The first episode will feature Thom Yorke on piano performing new Radiohead songs “Videotape” and “Down is the new Up”, a Kieran Hebden/Steve Reid live collaboration and the White Stripes…. Read more »

Posted on December 4th, 2006

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