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by PopMatters Staff

1 Jun 2009


Diplo and Switch join forces and go all dancehall on us.

TOUR DATES
6/13/09 NEW YORK, NY SOBs
6/18/09 BOSTON, MA HOUSE OF BLUES
6/19/09 PHILADELPHIA, PA ELECTRIC FACTORY
6/20/09 WASHINGTON, DC ROCK AND ROLL HOTEL
6/24/09 VANCOUVER, BC COMMODORE BALLROOM
6/25/09 SEATTLE, WA NEUMOS
6/26/09 SAN FRANCISCO, CA THE GRAND BALLROOM @ REGENCY
6/27/09 LOS ANGELES, CA LA MEMORIAL COLISEUM & EXPO
7/10/09 AUSTIN, TX STUBB’S
7/11/09 DALLAS, TX HOUSE OF BLUES
8/07/09 CHICAGO, IL CONGRESS THEATER
10/31/09 INGLEWOOD, CA THE FORUM

by Alan Ranta

1 Jun 2009


I never liked the direction Ghislain Poirier has been headed in recently… until I saw this video of “Wha La La Ling” from his new Soca Sound System EP. Alright, already… you’ve got my attention. Now what?

by PopMatters Staff

1 Jun 2009


Son Volt
American Central Dust
(Rounder)
Release: 7 July 2009

SONG LIST
1. Dynamite
2. Down to the Wire
3. Roll On
4. Cocaine and Ashes
5. Dust of Daylight
6. When the Wheels Don’t Move
7. No Turning Back
8. Pushed Too Far
9. Exiles
10. Sultana
11. Strength and Doubt
12. Jukebox of Steel

Son Volt
“Down to the Wire” [MP3]
     

by PopMatters Staff

1 Jun 2009


The Radio Dept.
David (4-track CD single)
(Labrador)
Digital release: 24 June
Physical release: 28 July

SONG LIST
1. David
2. Messy enough
3. David (Rice Twins remix)
4. The Idle Urban Contemporaries

The Radio Dept.
“David” [MP3]
     

by Alan Ranta

1 Jun 2009


Give it a try and I think you’ll agree: Dent May’s ukulele really is magnificent.

Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele “Howard”

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Ten Great Criterion Titles: What to Watch and Why

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"As the Criterion Collection's ever-growing roster shows, there are simply too many great pictures out on home video to know what to do with.

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