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  • Monday Morning Coffee: PA's Integrity Laws Score A C-Minus.

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. It's well known that Pennsylvanians are set in their ways. Take, for instance, the nagging insistence of Philadelphians' who routinely fry and eat a breakfast product made from nonspecific pork products -- despite...
  • 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 à Bamako," produced by the French-Spanish pop star Manu Chao; three years later the couple recruited......
  • RedEye Rock 'n' Vote 2012 Top 10

    RedEye Rock 'n' Vote 2012 Top 10
    UPDATE: THE POLLS HAVE CLOSED. CHECK BACK LATER THIS WEEK TO FIND OUT WHO MADE THE FINAL 4! After 9 years of facing off Chicago bands in our Rock ‘n’ Vote competition, you might think the city would run out of strong candidates. You would be...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Coachella magic

    The most dramatic moment of this weekend's Coachella festival will surely be when the four members of Rage Against the Machine step on stage together for the first time in seven years, but even that reunion will be hard pressed to match the drama of the...
  • Great expectations

    Great expectations
    Adjusting to the microscope Ramesh Srivastava, lead singer-songwriter of the pert '60s-esque indie-pop outfit Voxtrot, is feeling the pressure. After two seriously hyped EPs, "Raised by Wolves" and "Mothers, Sisters, Daughters & Wives," not to mention...
  • 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...
  • 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...