SXSW Music Festival: Colossal, and getting bigger
Last year, more than 2,200 bands played official SXSW showcases. Hundreds more performed nonsanctioned gigs ranging from taco-shop parking-lot parties to corporate-branded megastar events.
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Sat Mar 08, 2014
Damon Albarn To Headline Exit Festival 2014
Damon Albarn, the British musician best known as the frontman of Blur, co-creator of one of the most popular virtual acts in the woorld, Gorillaz, and an integral part in supergroups such as The Good, the Bad & the Queen and Rocket Juice & the Moon will play EXIT's Main Stage on Saturday 12th July, as part of a tour to mark the release of his first ... (more)
Fri Mar 07, 2014
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Bluesy Black Keys take headline slot
The Black Keys have been confirmed as the final headline act for this year's Latitude festival.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Barristers stage nationwide walkout
Thousands of barristers are to stage a second nationwide walkout today at courts in England and Wales over legal aid cuts.
Lawyers staging second cuts walk-out
Thousands of lawyers opposed to legal aid cuts in England and Wales are to walk out for a second time this year.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Watch: Damon Albarn's new homemade video
Blur and Gorillaz singer Damon Albarn has released another song from his upcoming debut solo album Everyday Robots .
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Alana Haim: 'If Damon Albarn ever wants to work with us, we're available'
Alana Haim has invited Damon Albarn to collaborate with her and her sisters. Speaking to the Daily Star, the keyboardist said that Haim, who won the Best International Band prize at the NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas earlier this week , would be keen to work with the Blur and Gorillaz man in the future.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Damon Albarn talks about first solo gig
Chatting to 6 Music presenters Stuart Maconie and Mary Anne Hobbs, Damon speaks about how he came to go on tour after a conversation with Stuart Maconie in a Manchester hotel bar, his reaction to his first record under his own name and the reason he did the solo album and the narrative of it.
Albarn unveils songs at 6 Music gig
Blur and Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn has given his wistful debut solo album its first live airing at the inaugural BBC 6 Music Festival in Manchester.
Damon Albarn - "Lonely Press Play"
Damon Albarn has explored plenty of styles throughout his time leading Blur, Gorillaz, and various work in film and theater.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
LCD Soundsystem's Record Store Day box set, Arctic Monkeys top NME Awards: music notes
LCD Soundsystem's last concert to live on: The James Murphy-led band will issue the recordings of its epic final show as a five-LP box set, "The Long Goodbye: LCD Soundsystem Live at Madison Square Garden."
Blondie, Beatle and Blur frontman honoured at NME
EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: CONTAINS OBSCENE GESTURES A week after the Brits comes the NMEs, UK music awards with attitude - as you can probably tell from the statuettes.
Damon Albarn - "Lonely Press Play" Video
We've heard two stripped-down acoustic versions of Damon Albarn's achingly gorgeous "Lonely Press Play, and today he's dropped not only the studio version of the track, but its video.
The Daily Star
McCartney honoured at NME awards, 50 years after topping bill
Former Beatles Paul McCartney waves as he leaves, along with his Nancy Shellen and his daughter Mary the Pavillon Populaire venue in Montpellier, southern France, on February 20, 2014.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Damon Albarn Reveals that Blur Has Recorded 15 New Songs
Damon Albarn Reveals that Blur Has Recorded 15 New Songs Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 02.26.2014 But they won't be heard for years... NME reports that Damon Albarn revealed that Blur has recorded 15 new songs for a new album.
Damon Albarn Says He Can't Imagine Finishing Another Blur Album
Damon Albarn says he can't foresee finishing a new Blur record at any time in the immediate future.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
TUCK into a bigger slice of summer fun as music and food combine for the third Big Feastival.
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and Blur bassist Alex James present a stellar line-up that will see the likes of Fatboy Slim and Jamie Cullum entertain the crowds on James' farm in Kingham from Friday to Sunday, August 29-31.
Damon Albarn hints at career-spanning set list for SXSW appearance
Editor's note: This SXSW spotlight was selected by Austin music champion and face about town, Adi Anand.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Damon Albarn Considers Futures of Blur, Gorillaz as Solo Tour Nears
Blur's Damon Albarn is hitting the road in late April for his first real solo tour in support of his upcoming LP Everyday Robots , and even he doesn't quite know what's going to happen.