Articles tagged david byrne

Counterbalance No. 35: Talking Heads’ ‘Remain in Light’

Facts all come with points of view, like the fact that Talking Heads’ 1980 Afro-funk opus is the 35th Greatest Album of All Time. Counterbalance gives Remain in Light a listen—don’t you miss it. (Some of you people just about missed it.)

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If By Yes: Salt on Sea Glass

If By Yes is a sort of alternative rock supergroup featuring members from the now defunct That Dog and Cibo Matto, with special guest turns from David Byrne and Wilco guitarist Nels Cline.

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What a Sane Man Will Do in a Mad World: Talking Heads and ‘Fear of Music’

In 1979 David Byrne, Brian Eno, and Talking Heads obsessed with grace on the claustrophobic pop indulgences of Fear of Music.

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Delicate Steve: Wondervisions

Delicate Steve 's debut lives up to the eccentric, literate and free-spirited ideals of David Byrne's Luaka Bop label.

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David Byrne and Fatboy Slim: Here Lies Love

It's not often that a purely musical work can make us see a historical figure in a new light, but Here Lies Love is a fascinating exception.

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David Byrne and Fatboy Slim - Here Lies Love (new album / stream / video)

David Byrne and Fatboy Slim have united to create a 22-track opus entitled Here Lies Love, sketching the life of former First Lady of the

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“So You Think You Can Pong”: 13.Jan.2010 - New York

826NYC, otherwise known as the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co, is a non-profit center that encourages children to develop their creative writing skills.  It is

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David Byrne had just flooded his hotel bathroom and needed some help. It was late 1980, and the idiosyncratic guitarist and front man of the rock

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23 Sep 2009 // 2:38 AM

David Byrne rides and writes about it in ‘Bicycle Diaries’

For 30 years, artist and musician — and, oh yes, former Talking Head — David Byrne has been getting around New York, his hometown, mainly on a bicycle.

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Bonnaroo Day 1 (Friday, 12 June 2009)

Words by John Bohannon and Pictures by Karen Dunbar

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The Brighton Port Authority: I Think We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat

The first album from The Brighton Port Authority (aka Fatboy Slim, aka Norman Cook) is pretty stupid. But also pretty fun.

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David Byrne and Brian Eno: Everything That Happens Will Happen Today

Two of pop's elder statesmen give you a big musical hug. You're welcome.

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20 Nov 2008 // 9:30 PM

David Byrne

The choreographed spectacle was almost like watching a long artistic music video or a postmodern ballet with exceptionally good music.

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When David Byrne and Brian Eno renewed their partnership recently after more than two decades apart, nothing was taken for granted. Eno (the famed producer

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NEW YORK - “OK, how about ‘Living on a Prayer’?” the young man asked his friend as they sat down at the beat-up organ to

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3 Feb 2008 // 9:00 PM

David Byrne: The Knee Plays

Nonesuch reissues famous score by David Byrne, featuring the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and written for a section of Robert Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning (not really) the CIVIL WarS.

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Gone and Not Forgotten: The PopMatters DVD Wish List

A lot of good movies are still missing from DVD. Here is a list of 25 that PopMatters feels have been unceremoniously left to simply fade away.

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12 Nov 2007 // 9:00 PM

Os Mutantes: Mutantes Live

Nearly 40 years after the Brazilian psychedelic rock band helped spearhead the Tropicalista movement, Os Mutantes return with this double-live celebration.

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13 Jun 2007 // 10:04 PM

Forro in the Dark: Asa Branca

None of the mixes are bad, none are exceptionally good, they're just sort of there.

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25 Feb 2007 // 11:00 PM

David Byrne

PopMatters' Lyra Pappin grills David Byrne in an attempt to understand why "I don't have to prove that I am creative!"

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Counterbalance: The Avalanches' 'Since I Left You'

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"Get a drink, have a good time now. Welcome to paradise, and read all about the 305th most acclaimed album of all time. An Australian plunderphonics pioneer is this week’s Counterbalance.

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