On Saturday night (November 28) more than twenty bands gathered on Ludlow Street in Manhattan to play Hex-Fest. Among the highlights were the sloppy yet spirited Brooklyn hip hop duo Das Racist (pictured above) and Williamsburg neighbors Apache Beat and Wild Yaks.
The event was held to raise funds for Invisible Children a non-profit helping children and families that have been affected by the wars of Northern Uganda.
The key word most often mentioned surrounding Föllakzoid's new album is "trance." The Chilean trio's music has little to do with the late-'90s club fare the term is best associated with — on the surface, at least — but the emphasis on flat dynamics and throbbing repetition to induce a hypnotic state i… More »