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Published: 2005/11/04

Meet the Mutaytor

Los Angeles based multi-media stage show The Mutaytor will play a series of west coast dates throughout the next few months. Emerging from the Burning Man sub culture, and blending such diverse influences as Blue Man Group, Crystal Method, P-Funk and Stomp, Mutaytor will include electronic music and tribal drumming set to heady visuals, fire dancers and aerial performers. At times, the troupe features over 100 drums onstage, visual backdrops, Burlesque style dancers, anime characters and hula artists, making for a unique live experience (to say the least). The Mutaytor group performs tonight at the AFI Film Festival before performing a series of pre-Kings games at the Staples Center. The troupe will celebrate New Years Eve with at Los Angeles Giant Village NYE Party along with the Black Eyed Peas and DJ Z-Trip.

MTV Wants Matisyahu

Its a long road from Crown Heights, but Matisyahu has made it to MTV. On Wednesday, the Hassidic reggae star performed alongside the likes of Death Cab for Cutie and Go! Team at MTVUs Woodie Awards. While Matisyahu walked away empty handed, despite being nominated in three categories, the festival circuit alumnus did bring a jam-sense of collaboration to the industry oriented event, held New Yorks Roseland Ballroom. At the end of his three song set, Matisyahu invited out hip-hop poet Saul Williams on Black Stacy. Also of note, Lou Reed made a surprise appearance at the ceremony, delivering the award shows opening remarks. Matisyahu will perform after sundown tomorrow at Ft. Lauderdale, FLs Revolution. A portion of Matisyahu’s proceeds will be donated to the victims of Hurricane Wilma through Neighbors 4 Neighbors.

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