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Love Femi Kuti and his father’s work.

Femi Kuti plays "Africa for Africa" for La Blogotheque.

We’ve been keeping our watchful eye on the Grammys, because for every snub (Kanye’sMBDTF??) and bunk nomination (Bruno Mars??), there are stories of well-deserved recognition that straight up warm our hearts. For his underdog Album of the Year nomination, Bon Iver becomes this year’s Arcade Fire, right down to the hilarious reaction blog that pays homage to the original.

On a more serious, less Internet-A.D.D.-related note: we’re also stoked on Femi Kuti’sAfrica for Africa, nominated for best world music album at the 2012 Grammys. Femi carries the torch for his father, Fela Kuti, an innovator and a figurehead for Afrobeat music as well as a dedicated political activist. We were recently directed toward this excellent performance of “Africa for Africa,” filmed by La Blogotheque on a rooftop in Paris. It’s an excellent introduction to Femi’s passionate approach to politics in…

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I’ve always loved Warped Tour. Can’t wait!

Backseat Nation

Bayside, Chelsea Grin, Sleeping With Sirens, Memphis May Fire, and Silver Comet are the first five bands that have been confirmed for the 2012 Vans Warped Tour. Check out the dates for the festival!

Sat       Jun 16  Salt Lake City, UT
Sun      Jun 17  Denver, CO
Wed      Jun 20  Las Vegas, NV
Thu      Jun 21  Irvine, CA
Fri        Jun 22  Pomona, CA
Sat       Jun 23  San Francisco, CA
Sun      Jun 24  Ventura, CA
Wed      Jun 27  San Diego, CA  0 0
Thu      Jun 28  Phoenix, AZ
Fri        Jun 29  Las Cruces, NM
Sat       Jun 30  San Antonio, TX
Sun      Jul 01   Houston, TX
Tue      Jul 03   Dallas, TX
Thu      Jul 05   St. Louis, MO
Fri        Jul 06   Detroit, MI
Sat       Jul 07   Chicago, IL
Sun      Jul 08   Minneapolis, MN
Mon     Jul 09   Kansas City, KS
Tue      Jul 10   Indianapolis, IN
Wed      Jul 11   Cleveland, OH
Thu      Jul 12   Pittsburgh, PA
Fri       …

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