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Over the course of the last three months, I’ve seen Damon Albarn perform four times, and a certain quality of his career was boldly underlined: there are great disparities between who knows him, where they know him from, and where they know him from without realizing it. One of the obvious divides is nationality, but… More »

Britpop stars like Damon Albarn weren’t supposed to age. This is often true of famous musicians, of course, from pop ingenues to boy bands to punk rockers, but there was a specific element of youthfulness that accompanied Britpop. Sure, Jarvis Cocker was always kind of old before his time, but Britpop as a genre, eve… More »

On February 24, 2004, music fans worldwide participated in a coordinated act of civil disobedience. Dubbed Grey Tuesday, the digital demonstration was this simple: Hundreds of websites posted a free download of The Grey Album, Danger Mouse’s mashup of the Beatles’ self-titled “White Album” and Jay Z’s The Black Album, and more than 100,000 fa… More »

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Gorillaz @ Apollo Theater, NYC 4/5/06

Entering Harlem’s Apollo Theater, I was welcomed by every staffer I saw. Repeatedly, I was told that it was “world famous.” I didn’t need the reminder. I felt the magic walking up 125th Street, eyes fixed on that legendary red neon sign. With animated images of 2D, Murdoc, Noodle, and Russel projected onto the building… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 7, 2006 - 1:43 pm

War Child Benefit CD

Worth it alone for Kaiser Chiefs’ cover, but CD proceeds also go to a good cause. Hear song clips, and buy what you like here.

Help: A Day In The Life
01. Radiohead – I Want None Of It
02. The Coral – It Was Nothing
03. The Zutons – Hello Conscience… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 19, 2005 - 2:25 pm
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