Gorillaz Live

The Gorillaz

Garillaz Plastic Beach Tour

Saw the Gorillaz at the O2 Arena last night, what a concert; Bobby Womack, De La Soul, Neneh Cherry, Little Dragon, Mark E. Smith, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Syrian National Orchestra for Oriental Arabic Music as well as Mick Jones, Paul Simenon and, of course, Damon Albarn. What a line up, and what an brilliant gig.
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New Gil Scott-Heron Album

Gil Scott Heron's I'm New Here

I'm New Here album cover

RAD, not something I was expecting to see but there’s a new Gil Scott-Heron album on the way, it’s entitled I’m New Here out on the 8th of February on XL Recordings.

As far as I was aware he’s been in and out of prison for the last decade or so so I’m glad he’s got it together to release some new material.
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The 101 Best Music Videos of the Decade

Just read this article The 101 Best Music Videos of the Decade which has the videos for some great work. No surprise there’s a bag full of Michel Gondry videos, including the winning entry ‘Fell In Love With A Girl’ for the White Stripes, although I was quite surprised that the video for Around the World by Daft Park doesn’t make the list.

So rare I even see music videos these days apart from on YouTube perhaps, was just trying to remember when I last saw a music video on the TV and I honestly cannot remember. Oh no, hang on, it was a clip of a Katherine Jenkins video which is a cover of some shite Evanescence song and it was a total load of bollocks, the song and the video.

I can’t even believe I just made the effort to find it on YouTube.

Omar Souleyman and Group Doueh Concert

Omar Souleyman

Omar Souleyman

Went to see Omar Souleyman and Group Doueh on Friday night (29/05/09) at the Tufnell Park Dome, much less illustrious venue than the Dome in Greenwich it must be said. They are from Syria and Western Shahara respectively, and it was the first UK gig for both of them. The concert was a sell out and there were also quite a few people scouting for tickets outside. Also a sell out was the Omar Souleyman Highway to Hassake LP, I went to buy it before he even appeard on stage but was left disappointed. Damn. Continue reading