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Review: Sylvan Esso @ Union Transfer

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Before the infinite weird charm of tUne-yArDs took the stage at Union Transfer, a pair from North Carolina let the room spy on their own private bedroom party dance session.

Sylvan Esso is the project of already successful Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn. Their paths have collided to create a sexy, slinky collection of songs that build and burst with the twist of a knob.

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To see it live is something private and inclusive all at the same time. You can’t help but feel voyeuristic as the two feed into each other.

Upon a large stage the two take up little space, but echo through the room with energy. Meath’s white girl dancing is shown up only by her effortless voice that soars beyond every electronic stammer and studder. Meanwhile, Sanborn armed only with a Mac and a mixer, pours everything he has into each tweak and fade.

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It’s rare in music to see two people feeling what they do as much as Sylvan Esso does. Every note and beat pulses through them and the feeling is electric. Hear more of them HERE, and experience it live as soon as possible.

Amidala Had A Baby: 2Pac Was To Audition For ‘Star Wars’

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Imagine a world where 2Pac was a Jedi. People around the Cantina, pour a little liquor out.

This from the NY Daily News:

The Force may have been stronger in Tupac Shakur than previously known.

Death Row Records’ former Chief Engineer Rick Clifford said his former collaborator was set to audition for a role in 1999′s “Star Wars: Episode I” before his death.

The New York-born Shakur was supposed to read for the part of a Jedi that later went to Samuel L. Jackson, Clifford claimed, but was gunned down in Las Vegas on Sept. 13, 1996. Shakur was just 25 at the time of his death.

“It’s sad because ‘Pac found out that I worked for Brian Austin Green. who was on ’90210,’ then he found out I was in some movies. So we always talked about his film career and stuff,” Clifford said in the interview with 2Pac-Forum.com  posted late last week.

That makes all of this a bit better…

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Check out the full exchange here.

The Oscars Cheat Sheet

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In case you were unable to stay up for the Oscars last night, I’ve put together a handy little cheat sheet so you can join in the conversations today at the office.

I should say, I was in and out of it throughout the night, but I’m pretty sure I got all the important details correct.

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Warrant made a big comeback with it’s “Life Of Pie” movie. It won a bunch of awards.

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Joey Lawrence won Best Actress in an upset.

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Parker Lewis Can’t Lose” was honored for having the Best Actors.

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One of the Obama girls was nominated for a movie about Beasts, so Michelle Obama showed up to support her.

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But in the end, the sequel to “Fargo” walked away with the Best Picture award.

I think that covers it. Hooray for Hollywood.