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The Best Jazz Albums Of 2017

Jazz had an amazing 2017. It was the music’s centennial—the Original Dixieland Jass Band’s "Dixie Jass Band One Step" and "Livery Stable Blues" were recorded…
Phil Freeman | December 13, 2017 - 12:21 pm

Ugly Beauty

Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – September 2017

I don't really listen to podcasts. I've never been converted to the format for several reasons. The first of those is that I don't have…
Phil Freeman | September 22, 2017 - 10:08 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Because July 4th fell on a Friday, we didn't run 5 Best Songs last week. But man, last week gave us a lot of good…
Stereogum | July 11, 2014 - 4:37 pm

More Tony Allen stories

Doves – “Carousels”

At the end of 2018, the cultishly beloved post-Britpop group Doves announced they were reuniting after sitting out much of the decade. It was exciting…
Ryan Leas | June 18, 2020 - 12:30 pm

Gorillaz – “How Far?” (Feat. Tony Allen & Skepta)

Legendary Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen passed away this week. And now his longtime friend and collaborator Damon Albarn, who played with Allen in the supergroups…
Peter Helman | May 2, 2020 - 12:17 pm

Legendary Afrobeat Drummer Tony Allen Dead At 79

Tony Allen, the legendary Afrobeat drummer, has died at 79. His manager Eric Trosset confirmed the news to France 24 saying that: "We…
James Rettig | April 30, 2020 - 9:09 pm

Stream The Good, The Bad & The Queen’s Reunion Album Merrie Land

The Good, The Bad & The Queen -- the supergroup founded by Blur/Gorillaz leader Damon Albarn alongside the Clash’s Paul Simonon, the Verve’s Simon Tong,…
Gil Green | November 16, 2018 - 12:05 am

The Good, The Bad & The Queen – “Gun To The Head”

In a couple of weeks, The Good, The Bad And The Queen will be back with their second album. Blur/Gorillaz leader Damon Albarn founded the…
Tom Breihan | November 5, 2018 - 10:47 am

The Good, The Bad & The Queen – “Merrie Land”

Last week, we learned that the Good, The Bad & The Queen, the supergroup made up of Damon Albarn, the Clash's Paul Simonon, the Verve's…
Peter Helman | October 23, 2018 - 1:01 pm

The Good, The Bad & The Queen’s Reunion Album Is Out Next Month

The Good, The Bad & The Queen, the supergroup of Damon Albarn, the Clash's Paul Simonon, the Verve's Simon Tong, and Fela Kuti drummer Tony…
Peter Helman | October 19, 2018 - 2:17 pm

Ugly Beauty

Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – September 2017

I don't really listen to podcasts. I've never been converted to the format for several reasons. The first of those is that I don't have…
Phil Freeman | September 22, 2017 - 10:08 am

Watch Phil Manzanera, Paul Simonon, & Tony Allen Perform With Ligabue At Italian Folk Festival

Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera served as musical director for this year's La Notte della Taranta folk festival in Salento, Italy. Manzanera also performed at…
Peter Helman | August 23, 2015 - 9:20 pm

Tony Allen – “Go Back” (Feat. Damon Albarn) Video

Earlier this year, acclaimed Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen shared "Go Back," a warm ballad featuring guest vocals from long-time collaborator Damon Albarn. Now there's a…
James Rettig | September 11, 2014 - 10:59 am

Tony Allen – “Go Back” (Feat. Damon Albarn)

Tony Allen made his name as the drummer for Fela Kuti's band Africa 70, with whom he more or less created the entire Afrobeat genre.
Michael Nelson | July 2, 2014 - 11:11 am

Rocket Juice And The Moon – “Hey Shooter” (Feat. Erykah Badu)

Earlier this month, we learned that Rocket Juice And The Moon -- the unlikely and awkwardly monikered supergroup of Damon Albarn, Flea, and great Afrobeat…
Tom Breihan | February 28, 2012 - 9:24 am

Rocketjuice & The Moon Debut Out Soon, Blur LP In The Works

Damon Albarn must not sleep. The Blur/Gorillaz frontman is always juggling a few dozen projects, and from the looks of things, we'll hear more from…
Tom Breihan | February 10, 2012 - 2:26 pm
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