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Watch A Trailer For Damon Albarn’s Alice In Wonderland Musical

Damon Albarn is a busy guy. Between the release of the long-awaited eighth Blur record, The Magic Whip, in April and his seemingly millions of other projects, Albarn somehow found time to create a musical. Another one! Wonder.land is inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice In Wonderland, and the trailer for it came out today. Albarn […]

Damon Albarn wrote the music for new stage adaptation of 'Alice in Wonderland' (watch the trailer)

A man who has an endless supply of irons for the fire, Damon Albarn has written the music for a new stage adaptation of Alice in Wonderland which will make its debut at the upcoming Manchester International Festival. (It's...

Damon Albarn Shares Trailer for Alice In Wonderland-Inspired Musical wonder.land

Damon Albarn has written music for a new musical called wonder.land, which will be premiere at Manchester's Palace Theatre as part of Manchester International Festival. Now, you can watch a trailer for the musical, which runs from June 29 through July 12 before opening in London in November. Show More Summary

Mix Tape: I’m suffering from bad anxiety and feel like nothing else matters, especially my existence

Requested by larissa • Compiled by JV 01. Damon Albarn - “You & I” (Everyday Robots) 02. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Multi-Love” (Multi-Love) 03. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – “Higgs Boson Blues” (Push the Sky Away) 04. Mac DeMarco – “Ode to Viceroy” (2) 05. Show More Summary

Live Review: Little Dragon at Chicago’s Concord Music Hall (5/29)

There is very little neutrality towards Sweden’s Little Dragon. You either love them or you hate them. But if you’re of the former, you’re going to be deeply invested. Just go ahead and ask the likes of Damon Albarn, …

Blur Is Back, With an Album So Good Even Noel Gallagher Likes It

Nobody’s buying many albums these days, certainly not like they were in the late ’90s and early aughts during Blur’s commercial peak. But for Damon Albarn, front man of the British quartet, there’s at least one tangible benefit to having a new record, The Magic Whip, his band’s first in... More »

Photos, Videos: Blur Baptize Brooklyn In First US Show In Decade

   "It's been a long time," Damon Albarn said as he emptied water bottle after water bottle upon the ecstatic crowd at Music Hall Of Williamsburg on Friday night. He wasn't exaggerating: this was Blur's first show in America in over a decade, their first show here with brilliant original guitarist Graham Coxon in even longer than that. Show More Summary

Noel Gallagher declares himself “the last true rock star”

Oasis guitarist also talks upcoming plans, collaborating with Damon Albarn during Reddit AMA.

De La Soul Raise Over $600,000 in Successful Kickstarter Campaign

Image via Kickstarter De La Soul recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund their eighth album, their first since 2004's The Grind Date. The LP will feature Damon Albarn, David Byrne (on a track called "Snoopies"), 2 Chainz (on "Whodini"), and Little Dragon (on "Drawn"). Show More Summary

The Strange Pseudo-Comeback of a Middle-Aged Blur and Their 'Magic Whip'

There was no reason to expect we'd ever hear another Blur album. Sure, the London-based band reunited in 2009 for a host of incredible (wallet-swelling) reunion shows, but pinning down Damon Albarn—now one of modern music’s most inventive...Show More Summary

Blur vs. Gorillaz: Where Does Damon Albarn Truly Belong?

Photograph by Robert Altman Damon Albarn is one of those rare artists in popular music whose cultural stock must be measured across multiple projects. Along with Graham Coxon, Dave Rowntree, and Alex James, Albarn helped steer Britpop in a more …

Album Review: Blur – The Magic Whip

It's as if Damon Albarn and co. have been cryogenically frozen since the early 2000s.

Primer: Where to start with the many projects of Damon Albarn

Primer is The A.V. Club’s ongoing series of beginners’ guides to pop culture’s most notable subjects: filmmakers, music styles, literary genres, and whatever else interests us—and hopefully you. This installment: Damon Albarn. Damon Albarn 101 Any conversation about the mercurial singer-songwriter Damon Albarn begins with Blur. Show More Summary

Blur Rise Above Nostalgia on Strong, If Overstuffed, New Album ‘The Magic Whip’

On the hidden song at the end of what the world thought was Blur’s final album — 2003’s Think Tank — Damon Albarn asked, “Why am I here? I’m here cuz I got no fucking choice.” He was referring to his country of origin, but listening to the record, it was not an unreasonable question for Blur’s leader to ask himself in the context of his band. … Read More

De La Soul Tease New Album With 'God It,' Featuring Nas

De La Soul have teamed with Nas for a jazz-inflected new track titled, "God It." Although the hip-hop trio is currently working on a new record with planned appearances by Damon Albarn, David Byrne, 2 Chainz and Little Dragon, they're saying the track is just a fun one-off. "While busy at...

De La Soul – “God It” (Feat. Nas)

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The great golden-era rap trio De La Soul has turned to Kickstarter to fund their next album, and they’ve lined up a roster of guests that includes Damon Albarn, David Byrne, and 2 Chainz. And though it’s not part of the forthcoming album, they’ve also linked with fellow boom-bap hall-of-famer Nas for a new track […]

De La Soul Team With Nas on "God It"

Photo by Robbie Jeffers De La Soul recently launched a Kickstarter to fund their eighth album, which will feature Damon Albarn, David Byrne, 2 Chainz, and Little Dragon. Today, they've shared a new track that won't appear on that album, but it also features a huge guest star: Nas. Show More Summary

Shorties (Stoner Books for 4/20, Rock Memoirs Worth Reading, and more)

Bustle recommended stoner reads for 4/20. The Irish Times listed rock memoirs worth reading. SPIN listed essential Damon Albarn albums not by Blur. Literary maps of the United States, NPR Music is streaming Paul de Jong's album IF. Litro interviewed...

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