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‘Heaven 17 Live at Scala’ Gives Us Those Chilly-Cum-Funky Electronic Tunes

In the early '80s, it was possible for England's postpunk pioneers -- New Romantics, Rude Boys, and assorted other malcontents -- to imagine themselves the center of the media universe.

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13 Apr 2011 // 11:30 AM

Civil War film ‘Conspirator’ aims at truth

NEW YORK — On April 12, 1861, Confederate forces fired on Union troops stationed in Fort Sumter, S.C. The barrage marked the opening shots of the Civil

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Cut Copy: 2 April 2011 - New York

The crowd was raging for the entirety of Cut Copy's brief but intense set, Saturday night at Terminal 5.

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11 Apr 2011 // 10:00 PM

The Bell: Great Heat

Great Heat is vibrant, edgy and just full of big pop statements fuelled by the very best music that graced discos in the mid-1980s.

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5 Apr 2011 // 9:58 PM

3:33: EP-1

Sometimes, musique concrete can be as much fun as watching cement dry.

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Making a Living in—and of—Lisbon

From the fado taverns of Alfama to the legendary cafes of Chaida, the Global Prowlers explore Western Europe´s most welcoming city. "What a happening, undiscovered city," I said to Clare as we walked back to our hostel. "Do you think we could move to Lisbon?"

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30 Mar 2011 // 10:00 PM

Pendulum: Immersion

Oh darling, let's get naked, and then go find Nemo!

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Various Artists: The Rough Guide to Bellydance

The whole body of instruments whipping in unison around a hairpin curve and hovering, the grace of a ballerina backed with the heft of a whale.

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The Ol’ Rebel Heart of ‘The Communist Manifesto’ Beats On

The best-known classic of radical activism is as alive and fearless as ever.

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22 Mar 2011 // 9:59 PM

Cristian Vogel: Black Swan

Look ma, no notes.

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Waveform: FaltyDL, Bok Bok/Jackmaster, and How to Dress Well

New this week from the depths of the electronic underground comes a new record from Brooklyn's FaltyDL, a hot potato back-to-back mix from Bok Bok and Jackmaster, plus a tearjerking dancefloor heater for the price of free.

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14 Mar 2011 // 10:00 PM

Goddamn Electric Bill: Jazz

What's the sound of one talent blossoming? Goddamn Electric Bill.

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‘The Secret Lives of Buildings’ & the Oft Egotistical & Obsessive People Behind Them

Edward Hollis is a stylistic illusionist, adopting a variety of voices and storytelling modes as he weaves his tales of dreams, ambitions, follies, and ruins.

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Nicolas Jaar: Space Is Only Noise

Despite his frequent outings for someone who’s barely 20, nothing could have prepared Nicolas Jaar’s admirers or the general listening public for what he's done on Space Is Only Noise.

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3 Mar 2011 // 9:59 PM

Steffi: Yours & Mine

Come on in, Steffi's house is seductive and warm.

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Fake Babies: We Started Blues

Fake Babies try to be a sexy keyboard-heavy entity, but more often than not the only stew the band manages to cook up is an industrial mixture of white noise with no shape, no form, and no clear-cut identity.

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Audio Bullys: Higher Than the Eiffel

Higher Than the Eiffel's bone-headedness is probably a benefit, recklessly cajoling us into enjoying ourselves.

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2562 - “Aquatic Family Affair” / Fever (new album / stream)

On this inaugural release for his When In Doubt imprint, Holland's Dave "2562" Huismans allows for a peek at the third LP on the way from him in April 2011.

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Waveform: New Highlights in the Electronic Underground

To pair Jamie XX’s interest in this territory with a musical figure like Gil Scott-Heron makes even more sense than perhaps the original conceit of I’m New Here.

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Even the Best Laid Plans… ‘You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger’

Woody Allen's characters struggle alone, searching aimlessly for that saving grace that makes it all worthwhile. Amidst all the despair, a bit of hope glimmers.

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