LA rapper Murs has almost six albums and 10 years of a career retreating behind him, but he still gets to play a first show now and then—this time, it's with Felt, the indie hip-hop power collaboration with Minneapolis' Slug and Ant that will be making its debut official appearance at the Paid Dues Fest in LA (moved after the Great Punk Rock Riot at the scheduled San Bernardino venue last weekend). Felt popped out as a geeky side project in 2002—an EP recorded in a week and dedicated completely to Christina Ricci, which established certain traditions—the newest Felt girl is Lisa Bonet, since Christina never made a call back—and set up a standard to beat on a 2005 follow-up album that basically introduces Murs into a fully functioning Atmosphere and lets the tape roll. Atmosphere producer Ant handled all the production this time (instead of Living Legend Grouch), and they had more than a few days to record, too, knocking out a record that makes a persuasive best-of-both-worlds kind of argument, even if pinched-nose Atmosphere geeks miss the humor. Today's Monday, and the show is Saturday, and, says Murs—a guy with plenty of OC ties who takes this call now at the Liberty Boardshop in Brea and also includes a post-interview nod to Hurley—sometime in between, they'll... More >>>