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By Andy Argyrakis
Weezer Weekend Report: Celebrate Halloween at Voodoo Music Experience
Friday, October 29, 2010


Though it started as an underground event, Voodoo Music Experience has quickly ascended to such heights that it's rivaling Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits. The Crescent City staple kicks off on Friday with a major bang via back to back sets from ethereal Brit rockers Muse and melodic pop favorites Weezer. Prior to those top dogs, gear up for the electronica overload of Hot Chip, the neo-soul serenades of Raphael Saadiq, a solo performance from Sigur Ros singer Jonsi and a jam session with Galactic (featuring special guests Cyril Neville and Corey Henry).

Saturday serves as the hard rock flashback night spearheaded by Black Sabbath singer turned solo star (and reality TV favorite) Ozzy Osbourne. From there, the line-up shifts right back to the hear and now, including hip-hopper Drake, Ozzy Osbournerworld class DJ Paul van Dyk, alternative rock super group Street Sweeper Social Club, plus the Americana side of Jakob Dylan with his latest group Three Legs.

The weekend wraps up with a slightly less stacked bill featuring My Morning Jacket, who've no doubt reached veteran status, but aren't up to par with headlining status thus far. However, it's still worth showing up for the always brooding Interpol, the electro/alternative collective MGMT, fellow DJ Paul Oakenfold, R&B sultan Macy Gray, along with the Chrissie Hynde from The Pretenders' newest offshoot JP. Chrissie and the Fairground Boys. (Bet your life - Friday, Saturday and Sunday at City Park- New Orleans, LA: www.thevoodooexperience.com).
Bryan Ferry Street Week: Kylie on DVD, Ferry's first official CD in eight years
Monday, October 25, 2010


Despite legendary status, Bryan Ferry hasn't exactly been prolific throughout the 2000s thus far. Sure, there was the Roxy Music reunion at the top of the decade (though it unfortunately produced no new material) and 2002 saw the solo CD Frantic, but from then until now, only a Bob Dylan covers disc popped up in the suave singer's catalogue. Nonetheless, the UK luminary finally returns with Olympia (Astralwerks), which more than makes up for lost time given his creative rebirth, plus a slew of all-star collaborations spanning Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, Scissor Sisters, Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea, Groove Armada, Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood and even Roxy band mates (Brian Eno, Phil Manzanera and Andy Mackay).

She may be the Madonna of Australia, but Kylie Minogue is known for merely a handful of hits in America (mainly "Can't Get You Out Of My Head"). Even so, it's easy to see how this singer/actress is an international icon, who cuts the diva-esque attitude out of her shtick in favor of a girl next door charm that seems genuine across Kylie Minogue Rare and Unseen (MVD Visual). Though there's no chronological order to the clips, the compilation DVD is broken up into several sections, including her take on everything from specific albums, to personal privacy, to aging gracefully under the spotlight.

Thus far in the Dixie Chicks' decade-long career with outspoken singer Natalie Maines, there have been two distinct periods, the first being commercial county chart conquest, followed by a politically-charged turn after those international headline-bearing comments about George W. Bush. Perhaps splitting The Essential Dixie Chicks (Open Wide/Columbia/Legacy) into two separate projects, instead of shuffling up the songs, would've given this choppy compilation more continuity.

The Dish Archives 2010

Oct. 18 - 22
Oct. 11 - 15
Oct. 4 - 8
Sept. 27 - Oct. 1
Sept. 20 - 24
Sept. 13 - 17
Sept. 6 - 10
Aug. 30 - Sept. 3
Aug. 23 - 27
Aug. 16 - 20
Aug. 9 - 13
Aug. 2 - 6
July 26 - 30
July 19 - 23
July 12 - 16
July 5 - 9
June 28 - July 2
June 21 - 25
June 14 - 18
June 7 - 11
My 31 - June 4
May 24 - 28
May 17 - 21
May 10 - 14
May 3 - 7
Apr. 26 - 30
Apr. 19 - 23
Apr. 12 - 16
Apr. 5 - 9
Mar. 29 - Apr. 2
Mar. 22 - 26
Mar. 15 - 19
Mar. 8 - 12
Mar. 1 - 5
Feb. 22 - 26
Feb. 15 - 19
Feb. 8 - 12
Feb. 1 - 5
Jan. 25 - 29
Jan. 18 - 22
Jan. 11 - 15
Jan. 4 - 8
The Dish Archives - 2009
The Dish Archives - 2008
The Dish Archives - 2007

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