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Tokyo, JapanNew Album by Boris
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New Album by Boris

The latest entry in the annals of ungoogleability is the new album from Japanese experimental rockers Boris. Called New Album, it contains several reworkings of songs from the last two Boris albums,...
Sapporo, JapanHatsune Miku Live in Sapporo
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Hatsune Miku Live in Sapporo

You have to be prepared for a hyperreal experience at a Hatsune Miku concert screening in Times Square's Empire 25 IMAX. The event setup on November 10 was already out-of-the-ordinary: a film screening...
Gangs by And So I Watch You From Afar
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Gangs by And So I Watch You From Afar

Belfast trio And So I Watch You From Afar's post-rock deserves respect from fans of uncompromising and intellectually challenging music. But it may also grab the ears of a few listeners who had...
Lisbon, PortugalKomba by Buraka Som Sistema
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Komba by Buraka Som Sistema

If we ever doubted Portugal’s electro-dance crew Buraka Som Sistema could find a way to turn a funeral into a party then consider that question…well…laid to rest.  Their new album, Komba—named after an...
Copenhagen, DenmarkReworked/Remixed by Trentemøller
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Reworked/Remixed by Trentemøller

Don’t count on Trentemøller to be fashionable. The Danish techno-ician (sorry) pushed all the right critical buttons with 2006’s The Last Resort while going Danish platinum (30,000+ copies), without...
Leefdaal, BelgiumSelah Sue — “Crazy Vibes”
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Selah Sue — “Crazy Vibes”

After winning the Prix Constantin in France this year (equivalent to a Mercury Music Prize), going platinum in her native Belgium, and throwing down a duet with Cee-Lo Green on his latest LP, it's safe...
Stavanger, NorwayKvelertak @ Europa
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Kvelertak @ Europa

Kvelertak traveled from far Norway to play Brooklyn's Europa club, and though they just released their self-titled a debut album earlier this year, they got a hero's welcome from a waiting horde of fans,...
Gold Coast, AustraliaBleeding Knees Club @ The Delancey
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Bleeding Knees Club @ The Delancey

Getting ready to play their short tidy set at the IAMSOUND showcase at The Delancey, the members of Australia's Bleeding Knees Club wore a perfect air of unconcern, and delicately devil-may-care outfits...
Paris, FranceChinoiseries pt. 2 by Onra
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Chinoiseries pt. 2 by Onra

Something magic happens when a hip hop album begins, proceeds, and ends in genuine vinyl crackles. In Chinoiseries Part 2, French/Vietnamese beatmaker Onra not only samples obscure southeast Asian...
Oakland, United StatesBreak Of Dawn by Goapele
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Break Of Dawn by Goapele

Neo-soul singer-songwriter Goapele’s last studio album may have been titled Change It All (2005) but it’s her latest effort, Break Of Dawn, released this week on Decon Records, that finds her in a...