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First-ever YouTube Music Awards today, Nov 3 6pm EST; Xeni's a judge!


The 2013 You Tube Music Awards logo.

Today, November 3 2013, is the first-ever YouTube Music Awards, and they'll be streamed live from Pier 36 in New York City at 6 p.m. EST. The live stream is embedded below in this blog post.

I was invited to nominate ten of the most innovative music videos of 2013. Two of my favorites made the final cut and are up for votes: "Endless Fantasy" by chiptune hackers Anamanaguchi, above [vote for it here] was one.

The other, "Ingenue" by the Thom Yorke-led global glitch-funk band Atoms for Peace, below.

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Atoms for Peace play a surprise intimate show in Los Angeles

Thom Yorke had some choice words for a few inattentive listeners in the crowd at a secret-until-the-last-minute Atoms for Peace show in Los Angeles. Xeni was there to hear them, and to hear the otherworldly stream of magical beats that flowed forth from a red brick nightclub that once showcased John Coltrane and other jazz greats.

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