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    A few weeks ago, leading local music promoters Split Works posted a cryptic video on the Facebook page of Black Rabbit, their hugely successful music festival that brought ... (More...)
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    It's so abysmally humid in Shanghai this week that we're basically in the tropics anyway, so why not let el Coctel fly you to Cuba for an evening?  The beloved Yongfu... (More...)
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