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  • Dan the Automator, Dogfish concoct a beer/music mash-up

     
    Delaware's adventurous Dogfish Head Brewery this week began shipping a beer-and-vinyl boxed set dubbed "Positive Contact," a limited-run collaboration that pairs a 10-inch white vinyl of Dan "The Automator" Nakamura's Deltron 3030 music project with six...
  • Album review: Bobby Womack's 'The Bravest Man in the Universe'

     
    "I got a story to tell," 68-year-old Bobby Womack announces at the outset of his remarkable new album, and at first you're pretty sure about the nature of his tale: An intergenerational hookup with producer Richard Russell and Damon Albarn......
  • Album review: Damon Albarn's 'Dr Dee'

     
    Damon Albarn seems about as busy as a pop star can be. In March the frontman of both Blur and Gorillaz released “Rocket Juice & the Moon,” a trippy Afro-funk disc he made with drummer Tony Allen and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers; next...
  • In Rotation: Rocket Juice & the Moon's eponymous debut

     
    In Rotation: Times pop music critic Randall Roberts recommends "Rocket Juice & the Moon," the new project by Damon Albarn, Tony Allen and Flea....
  • Album review: Amadou & Mariam's 'Folila'

     
    Referred to throughout Africa as the Blind Couple of Mali, this veteran husband-and-wife duo had a mainstream hit in France in 2005 with "Dimanche Bamako," produced by the French-Spanish pop star Manu Chao; three years later the couple recruited......
  • No Gorillaz for 'Glee,' says lead singer Damon Albarn

     
    Not everyone is a fan of “Glee.” Coldplay eventually came around, but Gorillaz, the band behind tunes such as “Feel Good Inc.,” “Dare” and “Clint Eastwood,” won't be doing the same, lead singer Damon Alba...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The Gorillaz record new album 'The Fall' on Apple iPad, offer it free to fan club

     
    The Gorillaz recorded an new record, The Fall, on an Apple iPad. The new album, which is a total of 15 songs, was made with 20 apps all available on the iTunes App Store....
  • Little Dragon plays the Natural History Musuem, Echoplex this weekend: An interview with Yukimi Nagano

     
    Little Dragon is one of those bands that inspires friends with whom you haven't spoken in six months to send you random text messages involving lavish approbation and a half-dozen exclamation marks. Little Dragon formed as teenagers in Gothenburg, Sweden....
  • EMI artists and songwriters launch charity for Japanese disaster relief

     
    EMI artists like Katy Perry, Coldplay, Norah Jones and others launch charity for Japanese disaster relief...