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  • 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 à Bamako," produced by the French-Spanish pop star Manu Chao; three years later the couple recruited......
  • Happy Pills: Exploring 12 shades of heartbreak with Norah Jones and Brian Burton

    Happy Pills: Exploring 12 shades of heartbreak with Norah Jones and Brian Burton
    Everyone, it seems, works with Brian Burton (aka Danger Mouse), eventually: Damon Albarn (in Gorillaz and the Good, the Bad and the Queen), the Rapture, the Black Keys, Beck, Cee-Lo Green (in Gnarls Barkley), the Shins' James Mercer (as Broken Bells), and...
  • Review: 'Scott Walker: 30 Century Man'

    Review: 'Scott Walker: 30 Century Man'
    " Scott Walker: 30 Century Man" chronicles the career of musician Scott Walker, an enigmatic figure whose influence far outreaches his relative obscurity. Having achieved some success as part of the 1960s baroque orchestral pop group the Walker Brothers...
  • 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...
  • Subtle but memorable at Coachella

    "I tell you, that's a very loud ice-cream van over there," Damon Albarn told his audience Saturday at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival's Outdoor Theater. It wasn't actually an ice-cream van. It was dance-music star Tiësto, the only DJ at this...
  • Scott Walker, musical mystery man

    The early scenes of the documentary look like some lost reel from "This Is Spinal Tap," spanning what seems like half of rock history -- complete with hem lengths and haircuts. But the protagonist is not a metalhead but a Zelig-like figure: Here he is as...
  • Peter Gabriel brings world together through music

    Peter Gabriel brings world together through music
    OK, so cut Peter Gabriel some slack for taking too long to finish an album: "Big Blue Ball," a long-simmering world music project he launched back in 1991, is finally surfacing today. In the intervening 17 years, he's released four other collections of...
  • Turn It Up

    Turn It Up
    TÊTE-à-TÊTE: JASON SCHWARTZMAN Jason Schwartzman started young. At 14, he was a cofounder and drummer with the L.A. rock band Phantom Planet. At 17, he jumped into acting with an impressive debut in Wes Anderson's 1998 art-house favorite Rushmore. He...
  • Deeply committed to Gnarls Barkley

    Deeply committed to Gnarls Barkley
    MOST pop acts would love to have a hit single, but be careful what you wish for. Topping the chart can be hazardous to an artist's health, especially an out-of-nowhere hit by an unknown. It can make a career, of course, but it can also overexpose the...
  • Ann Powers on Coachella's 2010 lineup: A model for recessionary times

     
    This year's Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival might have a mogul -- rap patriarch Jay-Z -- on the marquee, but the lineup is still a model for recessionary times. Nothing on the roster announced this morning feels like a......