Arena II is a 24 hour festival which goes from 0:00-23:59 GMT+0 on the 12th of October, with one performer each hour. It is organised by nomusic. It looks to be a good festival. The names I recognise on the playlist are Tapegerm Collective and Janek Schaefer. I'm sure the others will be well worth checking out also.
New EP release "Hard Times", from Richie Rhinestone and The Insatiable Opium Cowboys
it should be a pretty interesting gig; the format is quite unusual. several groups will play, and none of the performers know they will play with until the night. most of the performers are laptoppers, but some use other noise makers. Tangent will play using laptop and various accoustic noise makers.
postmoderncore has started a podcast, the slab of sound, distributed by psurkit.net. The slab of sound presents different styles of music from the postmoderncore label each show, alongside other music in a similar vein.