Damon Albarn

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    April 25, 2013

    Top 10 Concert Highlights From Gibson Amphitheatre

    Yesterday's news that the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City will be closing in September was met with mixed reaction. Haters weren't too fond of the venue's location, (frankly who wanted to navigate through thousands of clueless tourists?) nor the ridiculous parking fees. But one thing that was ... More >>

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    December 8, 2011

    The Ten Most Disappointing Albums of 2011: #10 - #6

    Yes, Jessi J, you made the list. Stop pouting. ​Tis' an exciting time of year for music critics. From January through November, carpel-tunnel prone wordsmiths like us are often faced with editorial pressure to "go easy" on certain releases. Or perhaps we are encouraged to throw praise upon hyp ... More >>

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    January 12, 2011

    Gorillaz Add New Member to the Band

    ​Welcome to the world of technology. It's pretty cool that musician Damon Albarn and cartoonist Jamie Hewlett created Gorillaz, their virtual cartoon band consisting of lead vocalist/keyboardist 2D, bassist/guitarist Murdoc Niccals, guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist Noodle and drummer/percussionist R ... More >>

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    January 11, 2011

    Rumored Headliners for Coachella 2011

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyArcade Fire​The Coachella lineup will soon be announced, but rumors are already circulating about who is headlining this year. We have some theories, but nothing is confirmed as of yet. The guessing game will continue on, and it's encouraged by the festival through many int ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010

    Damon Albarn Creates Yet ANOTHER Supergroup, This Time With RHCP Bassist Flea

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​Damon Albarn isn't even finished touring with his other supergroup, Gorillaz (read our review of the LA show here) before he's confirming that he's almost done recording his album with the Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist Flea.Talk about keeping busy!

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    October 28, 2010

    Gorillaz at the Gibson Amphitheater Last Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​GorillazOctober 27, 2010Gibson AmphitheaterSee the slideshow here! After playing a solid headlining slot at Coachella, Gorillaz brought their full stage production and a slew of guest all-stars for a blistering performance last night at the Gibson Amphitheater. The first a ... More >>

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    September 24, 2009
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    March 26, 2009
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    March 24, 2009

    Album Review: The Shortwave Set, 'Replica Sun Machine'

    I review the sophomore release from The Shortwave Set in the Weekly this week, but seeing as how the album's been out for like, forever, overseas, and it's out today in the states, why wait to read it? Read it here, now! The future is now! But actually the past! Think about it. The Shortwave SetRepl ... More >>

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    July 8, 2008

    Because You're Ugly: Ben Sherman Five Decades

    Iconic British labels PPQ and Ben Sherman have collaborated on a line called "Five Decades of Dresses," and the pieces are now available here in the States. Each dress in the range represents a different decade—and, of course, the music associated with that decade—from the '60s through the '90s. ... More >>

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    November 22, 2007

    Pop Goes Britannia

    With a New Four-CD Retrospective, Rhino Records Captures the Agony and Ecstasy of Modern English Rock’s Golden Age

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    April 29, 2007


      The bassist for The Good, the Bad and the Queen: Paul Simonon (of the Clash!), wielding his bass guitar like a tommy gun, seemed to pose for the cameras as much as possible. Even Damon Albarn might've been a little jealous. 

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    March 29, 2007

    Soul Survivors

    Todays hip-hop owes a huge debt to De La Souland the tab keeps growing

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    September 28, 2006

    Standing Erect

    Del tha Funky Homosapien

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    July 3, 2003