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Nerds Unite within Acollective
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Nerds Unite within Acollective

July 30, 2012
Earlier this year, the genre-bending Israeli indie band called Acollective first appeared on American soil with hopes of taking over. Starting with SXSW, their US invasion, which included an interesting gig at the Savannah Music Festival, was energetic,...
São Paulo, BrazilCriolo, With Love
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Criolo, With Love

July 30, 2012
The last time I was in São Paulo, Brazil, you couldn’t go far without hearing Criolo. It was late 2011 and the 37-year-old rapper had just released his genre-bending magnum opus, Nó Na Orelha, after simmering in the city’s underground for decades....
The (R)evolution of Immortal Technique
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The (R)evolution of Immortal Technique

The tell-all documentary about the Peruvian rapper from Harlem talks hip-hop, prison, politics and power From the depths of notebook stacks filled with ideas, brainstorming sessions and unreleased video footage, emerges The [R]evolution of Immortal...
Sydney, AustraliaVan She’s Heartmelting Synth
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Van She’s Heartmelting Synth

Name: Van She Where They're From: Sydney, Australia Genre: Synth pop When They Started: 2005 Most like: Cut Copy, Phoenix Sounds like: What the Jamaican tourist board wishes it could use for its next ad campaign.  Van She are a quartet...
Brooklyn, United StatesGet Weird with Xenia Rubinos
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Get Weird with Xenia Rubinos

Name: Xenia Rubinos Where She’s From: Brooklyn, NY Genre: Avant-indie… en español When She Started: 2010 Most Like: tUnE-yArDs, Micachu and the Shapes Sounds Like: The coolest kid in music school. It would be easy to call Xenia Rubinos...
Santiago, ChilePop and the Sublime, with Alex Anwandter
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Pop and the Sublime, with Alex Anwandter

Alex Anwandter took to the stage in New York City last month at the Latin Alternative Music Conference’s annual “indie showcase” like a human glitter bomb. Dressed in a leopard print shirt, tight jeans and a shimmering ‘80s-style track jacket, he...
Brooklyn, United StatesA’Won Boyz Take Naija to Brooklyn
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A’Won Boyz Take Naija to Brooklyn

Name: A'Won Boyz Where They're From: Brooklyn via Nigeria Genre: R&B Pop When They Started: 2006 Most Like: EL, Brymo Sounds Like: Instant baby-making Azonto dancing originated in Ghana, but thanks to the likes of trio A'Won Boyz, the...