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  • Gorillaz are human after all

     
    In today's Calendar, I talked with Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett about the recently reanimated ensemble Gorillaz, which plays the Gibson Amphitheatre tonight (with Lou Reed in tow!). Those who remember their Coachella set this year might recall a...
  • 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...
  • Lou Reed gives his blessing for 'Heroin,' rearranged for cello and voice

     
    On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Philharmonic presents "Music from Bang on a Can," a night of works by renowned postmodern composers David Lang, Julia Wolfe and Michael Gordon that's part of the Phil's Green Umbrella new music series. Among the......
  • Q & A with the irrepressible Laurie Anderson

     
    Laurie Anderson brings “Delusion,” her latest work of multimedia performance art and music, to UCLA’s Royce Hall on Thursday. She’s based in New York with her rock musician husband, Lou Reed, and blind rat terrier, Lolabelle, who played piano at.....
  • Mick Rock talks about shooting Bowie, Lady Gaga and why he's collaborating with John Varvatos

     
    On Saturday (Oct. 2), legendary rock ’n’ roll photographer Mick Rock turned the Santa Monica Bloomingdale’s men’s department into a backstage lounge. Rock, who launched his career in the early ’70s shooting Ziggy Stardust-era David Bowie, flew...
  • The Velvet Underground's Moe Tucker is having a party: A tea party

     
    I got deluged with e-mails this morning from old music biz pals who are (pick one) outraged, depressed or scandalized by the news that Velvet Underground drummer Maureen (Moe) Tucker, an undeniable icon of cool in the 1960s, is now......
  • White heat: Six degrees of John Cale

     
    John Cale is the Forrest Gump of rock, linking a disparate group of tastemakers and cultural figures throughout the four-plus decades of his career. Cale will perform his 1973 album "Paris 1919" tonight at UCLA's Royce Hall, followed by a......
  • New tribute album celebrates unsung Detroit R&B star Nolan Strong

     
    Music legends as diverse as Lou Reed and Smokey Robinson have sung the praises of Detroit vocalist Nolan Strong, and yet his star remains tarnished and dusty 33 years after his death. Next Tuesday's release of "Daddy Rockin' Strong: A......
  • Brand X Files: Susan Boyle snubbed by Lou Reed? LFO singer dies. Apple products dubbed 'mutant viruses.'

     
    Susan Boyle's 'Perfect Day' ruined?: According to an unconfirmed TMZ post, former Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed reportedly blocked Susan Boyle from singing his solo classic "Perfect Day" at an "America's Got Talent" taping on Wednesday, upon...
  • Beauty and the beasts: On the edge on two coasts

     
    Sixty of the photographs in the upcoming book "The Beautiful and the Damned" are now hanging in Track 16 Gallery in an exhibit that opens today. All were taken by Ann Summa, a dedicated chronicler of L.A.'s punk scene; these......
  • Amanda Jo Williams' cosmic country

     
    Listening to Amanda Jo Williams’ rough-shod country-folk is like eating a squirrel stew supper before falling into bed, where you then lie awake and hear the haunted scrabbles of raccoons, coyotes and bears and wonder if you staggered out there,......