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Sasquatch 2014 - Saturday

Sasquatch 2014, Day 2

Show Date: May 24, 2014

Saturday turned out to be the sunniest and hottest day of the weekend. It seemed that a good amount of the festival goers tended to skip the first few acts and the grounds didn’t start to really fill up until 4:00 or 5:00. Most of us however knew there was good music to be heard, […]

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"08/09" from XL promises stellar year in releases

From M.I.A's "Kala" to Radiohead's "In Rainbows" and every musical tidbit in between, XL Recordings has released a cavalcade of music in the last year or so. Obviously, they're real darn excited over at XL, because they've put out a compilation, "08/09", of tracks they've been tinkering with and some they are prepping for release […]

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M.I.A. and the art of terrorism

M.I.A.'s Kala was my favorite album of last year, and she's one of the few artist I've actually enjoyed watching blow up onto the mainstream; I find myself turning up the TV whenever there's a commercial for Pineapple Express. It turns out Sri-Lankan hip-hopper DeLon seems to think she's more into "blowing up" than you […]

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New Santogold (Feat. M.I.A. and Gorilla Zoe)

Last year Santogold and M.I.A. collaborated on a track with Diplo at the production helm, but is just being released to the public now. The first taste of the self-proclaimed Fela Kuti/Pixies influenced punk-rocker Santogold's collaboration with M.I.A, Gorilla Zoe and Diplo doesn't disappoint. Complete with elephant noises, dirty south backbeats and tribal drumming/chanting this […]

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Shortlist Nominees … already?

Maybe there are just too many awards now to keep track, but the Shortlist of Music (the U.S. equivalent to the UK's Mercury Prize) announced its 2007 nominees. The award is meant to honor an album that sold less than 500,000 copies. Of course, this year's nominees were picked by a guy from Snow Patrol, […]

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Best of 2007: Erik G's favorite albums

Sometimes I think it takes me waaay too long to come up with my Top 20 albums of a given year. There are a lot of internal debates and arguments that really have no right answer. Really, you reach a point where all the albums are good but how to rank them gets to be […]

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M.I.A. and Cool Kids photo essay

Show Date: November 16, 2007

Although she only has two full length albums under her belt, I found myself more excited and nervous to photograph/review M.I.A. than many other more experienced artists. There was more than enough hype surrounding Friday night's sold out show. After visa problems forced MIA (born Maya Arulpragasam) to miss her scheduled Sasquatch performance, tickets to […]

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