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  • 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...
  • Weekend's top show: Gorillaz at UIC Pavilion

     
    Gorillaz: Rare tour by the cartoon alter-ego band of Blur singer Damon Albarn, coming off an album, “Plastic Beach,” that plays like a chilled, chilling elegy for a dying planet, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at UIC Pavilion, 525 S. Racine, $61.06,......
  • Concert review: Gorillaz at UIC Pavilion

     
    Midway through Gorillaz concert Saturday at the UIC Pavilion, the cartoon character/rock star Murdoc popped up on the big video screen looming behind the band and vented his exasperation. “How much longer is this warm-up band gonna hog the stage?”.......
  • Fall preview 2010: Top concerts

     
    The next few months offer a little bit of everything for the music fan, including the wrap-up of the outdoor season and a few big arena shows. But the real action, as is usually the case once autumn arrives, is......
  • Ray Davies' new album is a collaborative effort

    Ray Davies' new album is a collaborative effort
    "The wonderful thing about making records is something comes out you never expected," explains Ray Davies, who knows of what he speaks. In nearly five decades as leader of one of rock's great bands, the Kinks, and as a solo artist, Davies has been...
  • A reanimated Gorillaz is back — this time with real-life musicians

    A reanimated Gorillaz is back — this time with real-life musicians
    When the sprawling British ensemble Gorillaz reunited to close out the final night of Coachella in April, anyone familiar with the band might have been shocked at what they saw. Gorillaz, co-founded a decade ago by Blur frontman and U.K. rock macher...
  • 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...
  • England: Arts and Crafts in the Cotswolds

    England: Arts and Crafts in the Cotswolds
    I was recently invited to review a superb jazz festival in Cheltenham, about two hours west of London, in the Cotswolds. "You're going to the Cotswolds?" my friends gushed. "Yes," I said. " Hugh Masekela will be there. And Jack DeJohnette. Nigel...
  • Mixtape Friday for Friday July 23

    Garry's Mixtape 5th Dimension - Stoned Sole Picnic Brad Paisley - Ticks Staff Mixtapes 7) Jarrett's Mixtape a. Where I'm Going by Cut To Copy b. King Kong by Tahiti 80 c. Hope Child by Free Energy d. Live Forever by Oasis e. Not Meant to Be by Tame...
  • 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...
  • 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......