5 OCTOBER 2011
19 SEPTEMBER 2011
  • 10:12am Tour: Ice Cube dates postponed until 2012
    Ice Cube

    Due to issues beyond the control of Ice Cube and his agency, Ice Cube’s tour has been postponed until April 2012. Fear not, ticket holders will be entitled to a refund or can hold onto their tickets for the April 2012 shows.


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9 SEPTEMBER 2011
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30 AUGUST 2011
25 AUGUST 2011
  • 12:17pm MP3: Spank Rock – “Energy”
    Spank Rock

    Spank Rock’s all-new, Boys Noize produced track, “Energy”, boasts a slinking krautrock beat, wheezy vocals and an off-kilter rap verse. Download it ahead of his brilliantly-titled new album, ‘Everything is Boring and Everyone is a Fucking Liar’.


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24 AUGUST 2011
18 AUGUST 2011
16 AUGUST 2011
  • 6:28pm Video: Get to know The Herd one by one
    The Herd

    Local hip-hop collective The Herd are putting out eight videos leading up to the release of ‘Future Shade’, with each clip featuring a different band member talking about a song on the album plus something about their life outside of The Herd.


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4 AUGUST 2011
20 JULY 2011
  • 4:09pm Stream: Listen to Shabazz Palaces’ Daytrotter Session
    Shabazz Palaces

    Last week, Seattle-based Shabazz Palaces (aka Palaceer Lazaro, aka Ishmael “Butterfly” Butler) paid a visit to Rock Island to record a Daytrotter Session. Two of the four tracks, “Toooonmiiiight” and “Emblazoned on Ice”, are unreleased and one is from the self-released and self-titled EP. The fourth track, “An Echo From Hosts That Profess Infinitum,” is from the new album, ‘Black Up’, out now on Sub Pop.


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7 JULY 2011