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  • Musical Road Map: Entry One

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    In which our intrepid correspondent journeys deep into hippie/yuppie land to sample some of the most anti-hippie/yuppie music there is.

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  • The Ghost Who Came to Dinner

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    “Wu Tang Clan ain’t nothin’ to fuck wit!” is a hypothesis that has been tested innumerable times in uncountable places. After tonight’s show at WTF Club I am tempted to call it an axiom.

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  • Editor's Picks, June 11-14

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    Sorry, no ShanghaiPRIDE listings here. To access those, we will direct you here. However, we do have island blues, punk rock, hip-hop, and CRACK HOUSE!

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  • Ghostface Killah Preview

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    There are two massive hip-hop shows in Shanghai this week. For a preview of the chronological first, check out the Mobb Deep Preview on Layabozi. The second is an appearance by Ghostface Killah, who is well known in the hip-hop world from his work with Wu-Tang Clan and, more recently, his solo work, which includes the albums Ironman, Supreme Clientele, Bulletproof Wallets, Fishscale, and The Big Doe Rehab.

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  • Mobb Deep Preview

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    Mobb Deep is coming to Shanghai. Um, what? I cannot fathom a group with a perspective more perpendicular to the pampered expatriate persuasion, but that’s what’s cool about it.

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  • Editor's Picks, June 5-7

    As you may or may not know, Mike “The Big Duck” Brownell is currently gnoshing gnocchi in Italy and he has entrusted me to list the events that will potentially cause you to rock out, relax, expand, canoodle, dance, head-nod, stay up until 4 AM when you wake up at 6 for work, etc. (insert desired scenario here).

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  • Counterpoint: S.T.D + Ratatat + AV Okubo + Youth and the Destroyer

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    “I can’t believe this is happening. I can’t believe Ratatat is playing!” said one concertgoer last Thursday night at the Zhijiang Dream Factory. Believe it, sister. We were packed in on the floor so tight I am still picking her DNA out of my elbow as I transmit this dispatch. Me? I was trying to believe that someone else was as cuckoo for this Brooklyn band as I was.

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  • Ratatat Preview

    演奏合成器的Evan Mast和吉他家Mike Stroud,也被称为Ratatat,是具有一个灿烂的未来的经典作曲家。 他们收集并用了一序列旧和新的工具来创作一种应在头脑的深处里演奏的分层、数字化改变的杰作。从些长发的人采集并点燃了几条树枝以后,我们没看到过这么全新的事情。他们让我们明白只要把自己的匠心潜力增加到最大限度音乐就会得到的效果。
    Synthesizer driver Evan Mast and guitarist Mike Stroud, otherwise known as Ratatat, are classical composers for a brilliant new future. They have collected and utilized an array of old- and new-fangled tools to create layered, digitally altered masterpieces to play in the deep recesses of mind space.

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