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2008 Stories by Andy Vihstadt

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  • Pointing you toward the best in legitimate, artist-approved downloads

    published October 2, 2008

    Mountain Dew has been working hard to diversify in 2008, and with questionable results. Along with testing out a few short-lived flavors and... More >>

  • Westword's Freeloader tips you off to the best in legitimate, artist-approved downloads.

    published September 4, 2008

    While some musicians go for a more entrepreneurial approach, Blitzen Trapper is happy to ditch its DIY ways and sign on the dotted line.... More >>

  • Freeloader

    published July 31, 2008

    While El-P wraps up his followup to last year's I'll Sleep When You're Dead, the New York rapper, producer and label CEO is... More >>

  • Freeloader

    published July 10, 2008

    Mash-up maestro Gregg Gillis, aka Girl Talk (due at Boulder's Fox Theatre on Friday, July 11), is hopping on the bandwagon and letting... More >>

  • Freeloader

    published June 19, 2008

    D.C. rapper Wale (pictured, pronounced wah-lay) has been drumming up a lot of support with his free online releases. He recently... More >>

  • Freeloader

    published May 1, 2008

    Tokyo Police Club's just-released Elephant Shell joins the ranks of highly anticipated release dates marred by early leaks, so... More >>

  • Freeloader

    published April 10, 2008

    There isn't much demand for tap dancers these days, so kudos to Omaha's Tilly and the Wall for employing Jaime Pressnall in place of a... More >>

  • Freeloader

    published March 6, 2008

    If Clipse and its Re-Up Gang collaborators ever get arrested, they might regret rapping about selling "more powder than... More >>

  • Freeloader

    published February 14, 2008

    Thriller 25 hit stores this week. For obvious reasons, the world's best-selling album probably won't get its proper due, so Chicago... More >>

  • DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist

    published February 7, 2008

    DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist influenced an entire generation of turntablists — Shadow with his critically acclaimed 1996 debut,... More >>

  • Freeloader

    published January 17, 2008

    Some things are best in small doses, including synth-laden dance punk. That may be why Professor Murder sticks to EPs rather than... More >>

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