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  • Today's music pick: Gorillaz w/ N.E.R.D. @ Gibson Amphitheatre

     
    Our favorite cartoon-charactered virtual band Gorillaz are out on their first-ever world tour, rampaging through town with the “Escape to Plastic Beach Tour.” Former Blur frontman Damon Albarn will be heading up the flesh-and-blood version of the...
  • Lou Reed to join Gorillaz at Gibson Amphitheatre Wednesday

     
    Singer Lou Reed will join the increasingly impressive lineup for the Escape to Plastic Beach tour, which star-studded concept band Gorillaz is bringing to the Gibson Amphitheatre on Wednesday night. The former Velvet Underground singer will join...
  • Ray Davies' new album is a collaborative effort

    Ray Davies' new album is a collaborative effort
    "The wonderful thing about making records is something comes out you never expected," explains Ray Davies, who knows of what he speaks. In nearly five decades as leader of one of rock's great bands, the Kinks, and as a solo artist, Davies has been...
  • A reanimated Gorillaz is back — this time with real-life musicians

    A reanimated Gorillaz is back — this time with real-life musicians
    When the sprawling British ensemble Gorillaz reunited to close out the final night of Coachella in April, anyone familiar with the band might have been shocked at what they saw. Gorillaz, co-founded a decade ago by Blur frontman and U.K. rock macher...
  • Opera is Rufus Wainwright's 'main squeeze'

    Opera is Rufus Wainwright's 'main squeeze'
    Classical music is often maligned for its apparent insistence that aspiring acolytes display proper credentials before becoming a true follower. Once admitted to the fold, you must bow to the altar of knowledge and denounce uncomplicated pleasure as the...
  • England: Arts and Crafts in the Cotswolds

    England: Arts and Crafts in the Cotswolds
    I was recently invited to review a superb jazz festival in Cheltenham, about two hours west of London, in the Cotswolds. "You're going to the Cotswolds?" my friends gushed. "Yes," I said. " Hugh Masekela will be there. And Jack DeJohnette. Nigel...
  • Foster the People: Pumped up, indeed

    Foster the People: Pumped up, indeed
    The time slot was an unforgiving one and the venue even worse. When Foster the People ambled onstage at noon on the final full day of the nearly weeklong South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, in March, it was exhaustion rather than...
  • Bruce Willis takes a gun to the Gorillaz in 'Stylo' clip

     
    One of the first sounds heard on the new Gorillaz album, due March 9, is the relaxed drawl of Snoop Dogg. "Welcome to the world of the plastic beach," the rapper sings, referencing the album's title ("Plastic Beach") and greeting......
  • Album review: 'Plastic Beach' from the Gorillaz

     
    Damon Albarn formed this heady cartoon-band side project to keep himself entertained while on hiatus from his seminal Britpop act, Blur. Stuffed as they were with electro-pop hooks and globe-tripping grooves, the first two Gorillaz albums never actually...
  • Coachella 2010: Fest closes with the thrilling Gorillaz and the disastrous Sly Stone

     
    The three-day Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival came to a close just before midnight Sunday, bringing to an end a weekend that placed rock, dance, hip-hop and electronics on equal footing. It only took closing act the Gorillaz about......
  • Rolando Villazon, reality TV star

     
    In December, Mexican tenor Rolando Villazón announced that he would return to the stage in March in a Vienna production of Donizetti's "The Elixir of Love," his first full-fledged opera performance since undergoing throat surgery last year. But fans of.....