London’s Resonance 104.4 FM holds fundraising auction through the weekend: here’s your chance to get a portrait of actor Dudley Sutton!!

London's Resonance 104.4 FM holds fundraising auction through the weekend: here's your chance to get a portrait of actor Dudley Sutton!! http://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/news-12-02-resonance-fm.jpg

Resonance 104.4 FM, the London-based community radio station that promotes itself as “the world’s first art radio station” is holding an auction fundraiser through the end of this weekend. The long list of items available for bids range from an original poster for the awesome-looking 1973 film The Sex Adventures of the Three Musketeers to a signed copy of “Candy Coated Unicorns,” a poetry collection from artist Inua Ellams, with lots in between. Most of the items were donated from the vast volunteer base of local artists and musicians that the station relies on for programming and includes many pieces of artwork, books, movies, recordings, and unique experiences.

104.4’s programming is as diverse as the list of items up for auction. The station hosts live music programs and other independent music features, including a regular show presented by UK-based music mag The Wire and shows targeting underserved foreign language communities in their native tongues, as well as public information programming, such as Calling All Pensioners, where retired Londoners can get information about available benefits.

Proceeds generated from the auction will be used to pay for the station’s annual licensing fees and toward the purchase of a new transmitter and other equipment. Check out the list of items up for auction and support a vital independent resource for arts, culture, and information in the London area.

• Resonance 104.4 FM: http://resonancefm.com

Paid Dues Festival inspires epic blunt-off between Wu-Tang Clan, Odd Future, Three 6 Mafia, Brother Ali, and Mac Miller

Three stages + 50 hip-hop artists = 89 billion kazillion blunts in the air. You owe it to hip-hop to partake in such a high-flying good time if you’re in the San Bernadino area on April 7, where Wu-Tang and Odd Future are sure to incite mosh pits aplenty amid a Supreme-wearing crowd who know a thing or two about throwing their W’s up. Three 6 Mafia, Brother Ali, and that wee little white boy Mac Miller have just been added to the line-up, for those of you who like your hip-hop a little more underground, or in the case of the Mac, a little more Pittsburgh-y.

Co-founder and dreads-tastic emcee MURS assures us, “With 50 artists spread out across three stages, there is guaranteed to be something for everyone.” As you can see from the full line-up listed below, he is continuing the Paid Dues tradish of keepin’ it trill as fuck.

Tickets are on sale for the Paid Dues Independent Hip-Hop Festival. Head to Ticketfly to cop that shit, mane… and maybe start upping your stash of the sticky icky now, so you’re ready to smoke screen the NOS Event Center on April 7.

Line-up:

Paid Dues Stage
Wu Tang Clan
Odd Future
Living Legends
Dipset
Heiroglyphics
Boot Camp Click
Doomtree
LA Symphony (Reunion)
Swim Team (Open Mike Eagle, DFD, VerBS, Alpha MC)
Old Dominion
Surf Club (Kent Money, Chase N Cashe, Hit Boy SC)
Hosted by DJ Bizzy and Hollywood Holt

Dues Paid Stage
Kendrick Lamar
DJ Quik
Dilated Peoples
Psycho Realm
PUTS
Crooked I
Rass Kass
Self Scientific
Ab-Soul
Overdoz
Los Rakas
Trek Life
Tiron & Ayomari
Tay F 3rd
K- Flay
Moe Green
Curtiss King
Reverie

Monster Energy Stage
Mac Miller
Brother Ali
Three 6 Mafia
Lecrae
Macklemore
Cunninlynguists
Alchemist and Oh No are Gangrene
Mac Lethal
Rah Digga
RA the Rugged Man
Psalm One
Rapsody
Alexander Spit
Kosha Dillz
Grind Time Battles:
Dirtbag Dan v. Isaac
Jonny Storm v. Real Talk

• Paid Dues Festival: http://www.paidduesfestival.com

Flying Lotus to live score Heaven and Earth Magic for the second time; as if a giant animated fish making out with a dog isn’t weird enough without an accompaniment

I’m hardly an authority when it comes to film, and I’m even less of an authority when it comes to animated film, excepting any discussion that revolves around the social and political commentary present in that mid-90s example of comedic versatility, Beavis and Butt-Head Do America. Certainly, this isn’t indicative of an inherent disinterest on my part — just that I can’t be bothered to immerse myself in a new art form when I’m already preoccupied by other, more intellectual forms of creative expression. Kitten videos! Can there ever be too many?

It takes a Pixar sponsorship, or an event like the one that occurred at the 48th annual Ann Arbor Film Festival, to really spur my interest in animated film. It was at the latter where Flying Lotus first performed his live score of Harry Smith’s acclaimed 66-minute animated collage Heaven and Earth Magic, which was completed in 1962. On February 28, he’ll be reprising that performance at The Cinefamily in Los Angeles.

For those who are geographically fortunate enough to be able to experience this event, expect a complete diversion from the hip-hop-tinged sound characterizing his formal albums; while the usual instruments (laptop, drum machine, turntables, synthesizer) are all incorporated, the sound (from what I’ve gathered watching amateur video on YouTube) more accurately reflects the abstract nature of its film counterpart. In any case, unless Mr. Lotus decides to commit this performance to record, this will, in all likelihood, be one of the only chances you have of hearing this side of his musical self. Go on Steven, tell us how you feel.

• Flying Lotus: http://flying-lotus.com
• The Cinefamily: http://www.cinefamily.org

Public Image Ltd “drop” a new one after two decades of staying off PiLs

Are you stoked to hear there will be lots more John Lydon in your life soon? Well, you probably don’t have much else going on, so you might as well buy into it and give this day’s version of PiL a chance when they release their first album in 20 years this May or June. But, before you can get your grubby, fat fingers to press play in the cloud, you can get a preview of what’s to come with “One Drop”. Go ahead, take a listen. I’ll wait…

Yes, you heard him right. Lydon is a self-proclaimed “ageless” teenager. So, now you know what’s in store. “One Drop” will appear on a Record Store Day EP ahead of the new full-length, This Is PiL.

• Public Image Ltd.: http://www.pilofficial.com

WU LYF are going on a US tour in the spring just so they can shout and shout and shout into your face

To think, WU LYF were hardly more than a mysterious Tumblr presence about a year ago. Now, look at those boys! They’re like a real band that plays concerts and has a record out called Go Tell Fire to the Mountain and has pictures proving that its members are real human beings and not just collages of mountains and fire. It’s cute, is what it is. They also do a lot of unintelligible shouting, which is pretty cool but really not all that cute. A puppy would never shout at you.

But a puppy would never tour the United States in the spring of 2012 either. Hello, that was a transition. WU LYF are coming to the United States next spring, so that they can shout at you and you can shout back. “NOH MATTAHH WHUUT TAHEAY SAEH, DOLLAH IZ NAWT YORE FRAYEND,” they shout. “NOH MATTAHH WHUUT TAHEAY SAEH, DOLLAH IZ NAWT YORE FRAYEND,” you shout back. It’s a beautiful sight of terror, but also, yeah, a little adorable.

WU LYF dates:

04.17.12 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
04.23.12 - Washington, DC - Rock ‘n’ Roll Hotel
04.24.12 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
04.26.12 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
04.27.12 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
04.28.12 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall

• WU LYF: http://www.wulyf.org

Guitar Wolf are going on tour, please turn your speakers up to maximum volume before reading this story

GUITAR WOLF ARE GOING ON TOUR AND THEY’RE COMING TO YOUR TOOOOOOWN. There’s no time for subtlety, this is Guitar Wolf we’re talking about! Our vegan Brooklyn friends at Brooklyn Vegan have the scoop and the scoop pertains to Guitar Wolf’s upcoming US tour. The Japanese Ramones-worshipping punk institution will play 10 shows across the United States through April. And a tiny bit of March. One date in March. That is a tiny bit.

Hanging out with Guitar Wolf on some of these dates will be New Zealand act The Transistors. Will they be able to conjure up the same level of punk guitar squall? Well, you should go check out some of the band’s free releases on their Bandcamp page. That ought to settle it for you, you dummy.

Guitar Wolf dates:

03.31.12 - Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory *
04.04.12 - Columbia, MO - Mojo’s *
04.05.12 - St. Louis, MO - Firebird *
04.06.12 - Lawrence, KS - The Bottleneck *
04.07.12 - Des Moines, IA - Gas Lamp
04.08.12 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue 7th Street Entry
04.14.12 - Seattle, WA - Corazon
04.17.12 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the HIll
04.21.12 - Scottsdale, AZ - Martini Ranch *
04.24.12 - San Antonio, TX - The White Rabbit

* The Transistors

• Guitar Wolf: http://www.guitarwolf.net/english
• Transistors: http://transistors.bandcamp.com

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