1. Musicians Band Together Against War Threat

    February 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Dozens of artists from across the musical spectrum have joined forces to speak out against an impending U.S.-led war against Iraq. Rappers Jay-Z and Nas, singer/songwriters Natalie Merchant and Sheryl Dozens of artists from across the musical spectrum have joined forces to speak out against…

  2. The Only Blip Hop Record You Will Ever Need Vol. 1

    October 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The title of this disc provokes an important question: If this is indeed the only blip hop record you will ever need, why bother with a multiple-volume series (as the set's title does imply future vol The title of this disc provokes an important question: If this is indeed the only blip…

  3. Cuisine Non-Stop: Introduction to the French Nouvelle Generation

    October 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT This compilation project, from David Byrne's Luaka Bop imprint, brings together a collection of French musicians who are working a rootsy style the French press has dubbed neo realisme. This compilation project, from David Byrne's Luaka Bop imprint, brings together a collection of…

  4. Sugababes' 'Freak' Tops U.K. Chart

    April 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U.K. female pop/R&B trio Sugababes completed their successful renaissance yesterday (April 29) when their first single for Universal-Island, "Freak Like Me," went straight to No. 1 on the U.K. sin U.K. female pop/R&B trio Sugababes completed their successful renaissance…

  5. Espíritu Vivo

    April 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Like its predecessors on David Byrne's Luaka Bop label, the latest effort by Peruvian sensation Susana Baca reflects the artist's ongoing fascination with her country's black music heritage, which tra Like its predecessors on David Byrne's Luaka Bop label, the latest…

  6. Tropicalia Legend Tom Ze Suffers Heart Attack

    April 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Tom Ze, one of the founding fathers of Brazil's tropicalia movement, suffered a heart attack following a Sunday night concert in a northeastern city, hospital officials said. The 65-year-old musician Tom Ze, one of the founding fathers of Brazil's tropicalia movement, suffered a…

  7. 'Pop Idols' Battle On U.K. Charts

    April 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Gareth Gates has now outdone Will Young, the singer that beat him to the "Pop Idol" crown on the U.K. TV series -- at least in terms of weeks at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart. Gates' "Unchained Melo Gareth Gates has now outdone Will Young, the singer that beat him to the…

  8. Luaka Bop Samples Blip Hop, French Nouvelle

    March 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST David Byrne's worldly Luaka Bop label will on June 4 will release two compilations presenting cross-sections of the little-explored musical genres of "blip hop" and the French Nouvelle movement. David Byrne's worldly Luaka Bop label will on June 4 will release two…

  9. The Anglo Files

    July 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Chemical Bros. at Creamfields, Paul Oakenfold remixes 'Planet Rock,' and albums from Funky Lowlives, Badmarsh & Shri, and Spiritualized. Chemicals At Creamfields Following the success of the Irish leg of the Creamfields festival in Dublin last month (June 23), the Liverpool,…

  10. Hot Product

    May 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Paul McCartney, the Black Crowes, Blues Traveler, David Byrne, and more. Spreading His 'Wings' Rather than aping the sound Paul McCartney helped shape with the Beatles, his post-Fab Four band Wings was more personal and stylistically prismatic in tone, its…

  11. Henry Hitches Tour Rides With Byrne, Harris

    May 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Joe Henry has secured a support slot on two upcoming tours. First he'll open for David Byrne's entire North American trek in support of his new Virgin album "Look Into the Eyeball" ( Singer/songwriter Joe Henry has secured a support slot on two upcoming…

  12. David Byrne Looks To Future With 'Eyeball'

    April 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT David Byrne admits that there are times when being "David Byrne, rock icon" can be a "total drag." David Byrne admits that there are times when being "David Byrne, rock icon" can be a "total drag." Exhaling as he glances out the window of his New York…

  13. Center of the World

    April 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Wayne Wang's new film, Center of the World, plunges the viewer into the sensuous swirl of a Las Vegas weekend with two people who barely know each other. Wayne Wang's new film, Center of the World, plunges the viewer into the sensuous swirl of a Las Vegas weekend with two people who…

  14. The Anglo Files

    March 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Aphex Twin, Chris Clark, Warp, Pepe Deluxe, Funky Lowlives, Kruder & Dorfmeister, drum'n'bass DJ Patife and female Brazilian vocalist Fernanda Porto To Aphex Or Not To Aphex: Warp Presents Chris Clark U.K. independent label Warp has been at the forefront of empirical…

  15. Byrne 'Eyeballs' New Album

    March 16, 2001 12:00 AM EST Former Talking Heads leader David Byrne will release his latest solo album, "Look Into The Eyeball," on May 8. The 12-song set will be Byrne's first for Virgin Records after 24 years with Warner Bros. Former Talking Heads leader David Byrne will release his latest solo album, …

  16. A 'Place' For Jim White

    February 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST Jim White calls "No Such Place," his sophomore Luaka Bop/Virgin effort, "a junkyard of music."<br CLEAR="NONE"/> Jim White calls "No Such Place," his sophomore Luaka Bop/Virgin effort, "a junkyard of music." Don't get him wrong --…

  17. A 'Place' For Jim White

    February 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST Jim White calls "No Such Place," his sophomore Luaka Bop/Virgin effort, "a junkyard of music." Jim White calls "No Such Place," his sophomore Luaka Bop/Virgin effort, "a junkyard of music." Don't get him wrong -- the Pensacola, Fla., singer…

  18. Billboard Bits: Bowie/Moby, Red House Painters, and more

    January 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on David Bowie and Moby joining the Tibet House Lineup, new Red House Painters album, death of James Carr, and Kristin Hersh/Rosenbergs at Washington, D.C. music summit.. David Bowie and Moby have joined the lineup for the 2001 Tibet House Benefit, set for Feb. 26 at New York's…

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