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September 2012

TIFF 2012: Day 1: ‘Amour’ + ‘Burn It Up Djassa’ + ‘Bestiaire’ + ‘Far Out Isn’t Far Enough’

PopMatters begins daily coverage of the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, this last major festival before awards season.


Riot Fest Chicago 14 - 16 September 2012 (Preview)

As the flagship location, Riot Fest Chicago's lineup reigns supreme in quantity and quality.


August 2012

Afropunk Festival: 25 - 26 August 2012 - New York

The completely free Afropunk Festival celebrates "rock and rebellion" with acts like Das Racist, Toro Y Moi, Janelle Monáe and Erykah Badu.


Global Festival 2012: An Event to Help End Extreme Poverty

Take action to help end extreme poverty through GlobalCitizen.org. (As a perk, you might see the Foos for free).


Francicso Y Madero + Gemini Club: 24 August 2012 - Chicago

POPMATTERS SPONSOR: Francicso Y Madero and Gemini Club show what it means to "Do Your Thing". Electro dance pop and Latin-tinged experimentalism went down easy at the Double Door.


Electric Zoo 2012 Preview: EDM Encourages Indulgence

Electric Zoo, New York's Electronic Music Festival, returns to Randall's Island for its fourth year, with bigger after-parties in Midtown.


The Tallest Man on Earth: 30 July 2012 - Washington D.C.

The Tallest Man on Earth does his best to play to the rafters at a sold out show in the nation's capital.


John Waters Shows Us How to be Bad in ‘This Filthy World’

One of Mr. Waters’ talents is how he can bring out the deviant aspects in just about anything.


Laurie Anderson + Geri Allen: 17 July 2012 - New York

The Stone only accommodates an audience of about 60. But when Laurie Anderson performed with pianist Geri Allen, each would have rather been nowhere else.


‘Colbchella ‘012’: Political Satirist as Music Curator

Airing on Comedy Central this week, StePhest Colbchella '012: RocktAugustFest featured four bands and managed to dodge the rain but production difficulties kept people aboard the USS Intrepid late.


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