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  • In pop music, a whole new way of doing business

    In pop music, a whole new way of doing business
    January has always been slump month when it comes to new pop music. Musicians tend to turn bearlike around this time, hibernating until conditions seem friendlier. Yet the resourceful pop lover will be anything but bored right now, with so much to reap...
  • 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...
  • A new beginning for the Chili Peppers

    A new beginning for the Chili Peppers
    The first day of rehearsals was another momentous occasion for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. It was fall 2009, more than three years since the band last toured, and the rockers were beginning the hard work of rebirth with a new guitarist, Josh Klinghoffer....
  • 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......
  • 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, beyond the main stage: The irresistible force of Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

     
    COACHELLA COUNTDOWN: In the days leading up to the three-day Indio fest that begins April 16, Pop & Hiss gives you the reasons to arrive before the headliners. Who: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble From: Chicago Reason to care: Despite a fairly......
  • The Pop & Hiss countdown continues: Just four days left until Coachella!

     
    The Coachella festival is but four days away, and over at the Pop & Hiss blog there are more posts to help you navigate the various stages and to know when to take a food or potty break. First up, Chris Barton answers the "why you should care" question,...