Saturday, August 30, 2008

4 Stars for Top Ranking

Derided as an M.I.A. knockoff, Santogold's mixtape TOP RANKING collaborated with Philidelphia based DJ Diplo has proven otherwise. The album has been well received by fans and was given a 4-Star rating by Rolling Stone, as well as an 8 out of 10 review by music heavyweights Pitchfork Media. The 35 song album features 12 of Santogold's original tracks as well as a versatile array of hip-hop, new wave, classic rock, indie, dubstep, and reggae tracks.
Late Night (Unstoppable Mix) - 3-6 Mafia

M.I.A. coming out of hiding?

Despite retirement plans, M.I.A., has hinted to Entertainment Weekly Magazine that she may consider coming out of hiatus. The 31 year old Sri Lankan rapper's new found fame came from her song "Paper Planes" being featured on the 'Pineapple Express' movie trailer. While she regrets the early retirement, Maya Arulpragasam, real name, has posed for Marc Jacobs and has been working on her own line of clothing which has not yet been released but can be viewed on her website.
The line includes bold and colorful bomber jackets, leggings and T-shirts, all reflective of the rapper's own style.
Paper Planes - Diplo Street Remix ft. Bun B & Rich Boy - M.I.A.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Acl Night Shows posted!

Aftershows for The Austin City Limits Festival went on presale earlier today.

The Artists that will be performing at venues around Austin during the September 25-28 week include: Manu Chao, David Byrne, The Butthole Surfers w/ The Kills, Mugison, Gnarls Barkley w/ CSS, The Black Keys w/ The Black Angels, G. Love & Special Sauce, Jamie Lidell w/ Black Joe Lewis and The Honeybears, The Swell Season w/ Bill Callahan, Drive-By Truckers w/ Shooter Jennings, Heartless Bastards w/ Dead Confederate & Wax Fang, Car Stereo Wars, Okkervil River w/Man Man & Crooked Fingers, Jose Gonzalez w/ Neva Dinova & McCarthy Trenching, Jakob Dylan and The Gold Mountain Rebels w/ Back Door Slam.

If you missed the presale, more tickets will be available to the public Saturday, August 16 at 10 A.M. Get Them Here