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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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......
  • Coachella 2010: Jay-Z, Muse, Thom Yorke lead lineup

     
    See the full lineup below... The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival will bring a youth movement to the low desert this year. After several years of graybeard headliners, California’s signature festival is going back to the future with younger......
  • Album review: Massive Attack's 'Heligoland'

     
    At first glance, the lead track off Massive Attack's new album "Heligoland" seems to have done the improbable and sucked the soul out of Tunde Adebimpe. The TV on the Radio vocalist cameos on "Pray for Rain," where a dissonant......
  • Brand X Files: Max Headroom returns. Liberals are smarter than consevatives. Courtney Love overshares.

     
    Rise and shine Los Angeles! It's the first day of Spring! Here's your Brand X morning round-up of news from around the 'net:Stewardess fist fight causes flight to be canceled: A heated altercation between two airline stewardesses caused a flight to be...
  • 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: Gorillaz, 'Plastic Beach'

     
    3 stars (out of 4) Former Blur singer Damon Albarn once again acts as ringleader of the world party known as Gorillaz. With its cartoon visuals and eclectic guest list, Gorillaz provides Albarn with a level of anonymity and freedom......
  • Album review: Broken Bells, 'Broken Bells'

     
    3 stars (out of 4) Brian Burton, a k a Danger Mouse, is a fiend for collaboration, bringing his fondness for hip-hop-era pastiche, psychedelia and soul to projects with Cee-Lo Green (Gnarls Barkley), Damon Albarn (Gorillaz) and Beck. His latest......
  • Coachella's 2010 ticket policy inspires online petition

     
    The decision on the part of Coachella organizers to no longer sell single day tickets for the three-day 2010 event has provoked the ire of many a fan. "Make it fair for all us people who obviously want to attend......