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  • James Blake returns with new single 'Retrograde'; album out April 9

    James Blake returns with new single 'Retrograde'; album out April 9
    One of the more welcome (if lower-key) acts on the recently announced bill for this spring's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is James Blake, the young English fellow whose self-titled 2011 debut laid out a convincing vision of post-dubstep soul...
  • Frank Ocean vocal injury cancels Drake's OVO Fest opening night

    Frank Ocean vocal injury cancels Drake's OVO Fest opening night
    The opening night of Drake’s annual OVO Fest in Toronto has been canceled due to Frank Ocean’s recent vocal injury, Live Nation announced on Tuesday. The R&B crooner was slated to headline the first night of the two-day festival alongside...
  • David Bowie, Disclosure among nominees for U.K.'s Mercury Prize

    David Bowie, Disclosure among nominees for U.K.'s Mercury Prize
    Nominees for the 2013 Mercury Prize were announced Wednesday in London, and though Pop & Hiss was totally prepared to moan about the award's tragically blinkered view of British pop, the short list of a dozen titles turns out to be -- dare we say it? --...
  • Album review: James Blake, 'Overgrown'

    Album review: James Blake, 'Overgrown'
    **1/2 (out of four) In his self-titled 2011 debut album, James Blake was already beginning to pivot away from the purely electronic production that first got him noticed. A show-stopping cover of Joni Mitchell's “A Case Of You” and a...
  • Coachella 2013 feels something like a British re-invasion

     Coachella 2013 feels something like a British re-invasion
    Ten minutes into his band's performance Friday night at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, singer Damon Albarn of Blur realized he hadn't introduced himself. So after a hard-driving rendition of Blur's song "There's No Other Way," the...
  • RedEye's Rock 'n' Vote 2013 Top 10

    RedEye's Rock 'n' Vote 2013 Top 10
    UPDATE: 2013 Rock 'n' Vote voting has closed. RSVP for the show (required for attendance) and click here to get to know this year's acts better. See you there! The abundance of great Chicago bands never ceases, or ceases to impress. That’s...
  • James Blake and his ever-changing moods

    James Blake and his ever-changing moods
    British singer-songwriter James Blake started out making beautiful, disembodied, dubstep-inclined sound collages in his bedroom. In 2011 he released his self-titled, full-length debut, and, armed with a much-downloaded hit (an underwater-sounding cover of...
  • Dubstep's mainstream takeover

    Dubstep's mainstream takeover
    At the 2:17 mark of Britney Spears' 2011 hit single "Hold It Against Me," dubstep entered the mainstream. It had been bubbling around pop's surface before Spears put her glossy touch on it, but this was Top 40's most blatant — and effective —...
  • Chi-Tunes: Audiences

    Chi-Tunes: Audiences
    Chicago rockers Audiences answered our Chi-Tunes questionnaire. Do the same and your band could appear in RedEye! What makes your live show great? All the smiling. First it takes over the stage, and then it takes over the crowd. Describe your sound...
  • Matt Frazao, Out of Your Head co-founder

    Matt Frazao, Out of Your Head co-founder
    Originally from West Hartford, Conn., Matt Frazao moved to Baltimore to attend The Peabody Conservatory, where he earned a degree in classical guitar performance. At the start of 2009, he co-founded the Out of Your Head music collective with bassist...
  • Pitchfork 2011: Who are the must-see bands?

    Pitchfork 2011: Who are the must-see bands?
    What: Pitchfork Music Festival Where: Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St. When: 3:20 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday What: 45 bands/artists, three stages, hosted by e-zine pitchfork.com Info: Pitchforkmusicfestival.com Tickets: Ticketweb.com ($...