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Knife Knights (Shabazz Palaces/Digable Planets) release debut album, new video

Ishmael ”Butterfly” Butler of Shabazz Palaces and Digable Planets is also one half of Knife Knights with longtime Shabazz collaborator Erik Blood. You can stream their debut album and watch the Dean Blunt-directed video for ”Low Key,” which features Shabazz Palaces...

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Wolf Parade at Sub Pop 30
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KEXP streamed Sub Pop Fest — Watch all 9 hours (Wolf Parade, Father John Misty, special segments, more)

The Sub Pop Employee Memories section is especially great + a Fastbacks reunion.

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Sub Pop
The Sub Pop airplane
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Sub Pop now have their own airplane; SPF30 fest adds bands

The label will also be putting out a series of limited-edition commemorative split 7" singles, exclusively sold at SPF30.

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Sled Island 2018 Wednesday
photo by Jarrett Edmund
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Sled Island 2018 in pics & review (Owen Pallett, Grouper, The Body, Shabazz Palaces & more)

Check out photos from all days of the Calgary fest, along with the rest of reviews from the final two days.

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Lauryn Hill at Hollywood Palladium
Lauryn Hill at Hollywood Palladium in May (more by Samantha Saturday)
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Lauryn Hill reveals tour openers: Nas, M.I.A., A$AP Rocky, De La Soul, Big Boi, SZA, more

Plus: Santigold, Shabazz Palaces, Talib Kweli, Dave Chappelle, Busta Rhymes, and still more.

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Deerhoof
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Deerhoof list What They’re Listening To In The Van (in NYC now)

Deerhoof land in NYC this week for 2 shows (BrooklynVegan Northside showcase included) before heading to Canada for Sled Island Fest which they helped curate. Meanwhile, we asked the band what they've been listening to, and guitarist John Dieterich made us this very interesting playlist. Check it out...

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spf30
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Mudhoney, Beach House, Afghan Whigs & more playing Sub Pop’s 30th anniversary

Seattle indie rock label Sub Pop is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year by throwing a festival called SPF30 which happens August 10-11 that includes a big all-day free show on 8/11 along Alki Beach in West Seattle, featuring Mudhoney, Beach House, Wolf Parade, Shabazz Palaces, Fastbacks, Loma, LVL UP, METZ, Moaning, and more. Plus: the cast of Bob's Burgers, and more.

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Mouse On Mars, Kelela, Jon Hopkins & more added to Moogfest 2018 lineup

Plus: KRS-One, Author & Punisher, Suzanne Ciani, Drexciya, Shabazz Palaces, Psychic TV, Torres, Smerz, and more, plus this year's eight-hour sleep concert, robots, and more.

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Kurt Vonnegut
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Father John Misty, Oh Sees & more playing Kurt Vonnegut festival in Indiana

Indiana University has announced it will be hosting Granfalloon, a new festival celebrating the life and work of author Kurt Vonnegut, which runs from May 10-12 in Bloomington, Indiana. The fest takes its name from a word Vonnegut coined in ’Cat's Cradle’ and Damien Jurado, Shabazz Palaces, Baths, Waxahatchee, and more are on the bill.

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Pierre Kwenders
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watch Pierre Kwenders’ video for his Shabazz Palaces collab, see him at SXSW

Quebec-via-Congo musician Pierre Kwenders, who won us over at M For Montreal last year, completely defies genre or easy categorization. He sings in four different languages, and he takes influence from hip hop, African pop, Congolese rumba...

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