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WFUV at SXSW 2014: Damon Albarn

by Rita Houston

Damon Albarn gets a big crowd wherever he goes, and we think it's because nobody knows just what he's going to do next.

From the big-influence, critical darling days of Blur in the '90s, to the massive success of 'virtual band' Gorillaz, to The Good the Bad and the Queen project, Damon has kept evolving. His musical journeys with African artists, his two operas, and his work as a record producer expand his world - and ours - even more.

Now that he's releasing his first proper solo record, we're listening. Damon treated us to some new songs at the Public Radio Rocks Day Stage showcase at SXSW, on March 14, 2014. Have a listen.

Funding for WFUV's ongoing coverage of live concerts and festivals comes from The Agnes Varis Trust, supporting affordable access to the arts, education and healthcare.
 

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Damon Albarn treats public radio fans to songs from Everyday Robots, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
Damon Albarn treats public radio fans to songs from Everyday Robots, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
Damon Albarn treats public radio fans to songs from Everyday Robots, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
Damon Albarn treats public radio fans to songs from Everyday Robots, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
Damon Albarn treats public radio fans to songs from Everyday Robots, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
Damon Albarn treats public radio fans to songs from Everyday Robots, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
Damon Albarn treats public radio fans to songs from Everyday Robots, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
Damon Albarn treats public radio fans to songs from Everyday Robots, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
NYC's own Lucius at the Public Radio Rocks Day Stage show, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
Public Radio Rocks Day Stage show, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
Public Radio Rocks Day Stage show, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
Public Radio Rocks Day Stage show, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
Public Radio Rocks Day Stage show, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
Public Radio Rocks Day Stage show, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
Public Radio Rocks Day Stage show, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
Public Radio Rocks Day Stage show, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
Public Radio Rocks Day Stage show, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
Public Radio Rocks Day Stage show, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
Public Radio Rocks Day Stage show, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
Public Radio Rocks Day Stage show, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
NYC's own Lucius at the Public Radio Rocks Day Stage show, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
NYC's own Lucius at the Public Radio Rocks Day Stage show, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
NYC's own Lucius at the Public Radio Rocks Day Stage show, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
NYC's own Lucius at the Public Radio Rocks Day Stage show, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
NYC's own Lucius at the Public Radio Rocks Day Stage show, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
NYC's own Lucius at the Public Radio Rocks Day Stage show, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
NYC's own Lucius at the Public Radio Rocks Day Stage show, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
NYC's own Lucius at the Public Radio Rocks Day Stage show, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
At the Public Radio Rocks Day Stage, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
At the Public Radio Rocks Day Stage, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
At the Public Radio Rocks Day Stage, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
At the Public Radio Rocks Day Stage, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
At the Public Radio Rocks Day Stage, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
At the Public Radio Rocks Day Stage, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
At the Public Radio Rocks Day Stage, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
At the Public Radio Rocks Day Stage, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
At the Public Radio Rocks Day Stage, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
Jeremy Messersmith and band at the Public Radio Rocks Day Stage, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
Jeremy Messersmith and band at the Public Radio Rocks Day Stage, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
Jeremy Messersmith and band at the Public Radio Rocks Day Stage, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
Jeremy Messersmith and band at the Public Radio Rocks Day Stage, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
Jeremy Messersmith and band at the Public Radio Rocks Day Stage, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
Jeremy Messersmith and band at the Public Radio Rocks Day Stage, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
Jeremy Messersmith and band at the Public Radio Rocks Day Stage, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
Temples closes out the Public Radio Rocks Day Stage showcase, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
Temples closes out the Public Radio Rocks Day Stage showcase, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
Temples closes out the Public Radio Rocks Day Stage showcase, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
Temples closes out the Public Radio Rocks Day Stage showcase, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
Temples closes out the Public Radio Rocks Day Stage showcase, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
Temples closes out the Public Radio Rocks Day Stage showcase, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
Temples closes out the Public Radio Rocks Day Stage showcase, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
Temples closes out the Public Radio Rocks Day Stage showcase, March 14, 2014. Photo by Laura Fedele
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