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4 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal
Got the collecting bug? Then head to the London Original Print Fair. Noteworthy items include a Peter Blake piece from London's CCA Galleries and a Gillian Ayres Japanese woodcut from the Alan Cristea Gallery.
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12 hrs ago | Stereogum
Few British bands from the 1990s, Britpop or otherwise, have been pushed to the sidelines more forcefully than the Verve.
16 hrs ago | Radio Times
Everyday Robots, out this Monday, got underway at the suggestion of XL label boss and friend Richard Russell.
Well, he certainly took his time. After all, Damon Albarn's been nothing short of prolific during his post-Blur period, delivering cartoon hip-hop with the Gorillaz, releasing four soundtracks of varying quality , forming superior supergroup The Good, the Bad and the Queen, and working on so many guest appearances and world music projects it's a ... (more)
The Blur frontman, who began taking the drug in the 1990s after he came home to find then-girlfriend Justine Frischmann using the illegal substance, and admits it helped him think outside of the box when it came to writing songs, so doesn't ''totally'' think taking it was a mistake.
It was 20 years ago this week that Britpop first emerged as a major cultural force, thanks to the dual releases of Blur's Parklife and Pulp's His 'N' Hers .
Though rarely recognized as such in the U.S., Damon Albarn was one of the most ambitious and distinctive artists to emerge in the '90s, leaving a lasting and valuable legacy with Blur's collected output.
Damon Albarn has always seemed most comfortable with some distance between himself and his music.
In this day and age of the album stream, downloading music has almost become obsolete.
Damon Albarn, right, is joined by De La Soul's Vincent Mason while performing during the SXSW Music Festival Friday March 14, 2014, in Austin, Texas.
The first time I saw Blur was on September 29, 1994, at the old Academy Theatre on 43rd St. in Manhattan.
NME celebrates 20 years since the release of Blur's era-defining album 'Parklife' this week with a special collector's edition.
The 20th anniversary of paradigmatic Britpop albums Parklife by Blur and His 'n' Hers by Pulp has given rise to the Good Mixer , a dance party presented by local band Tea Cozies and emceed by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame radio DJ Marco Collins at Lo-Fi April 17 .