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The Knife's Karin Dreijer Andersson Karaokes "Heartbeats" With Bill Murray in Attendance

<i>Photo by Ian Pearce</i><p>After finishing their two-night run at NYC's Terminal 5 last night, the Knife hit the Westway, a club in the West Village, as Brooklyn Vegan reports. A karaoke session took place, and at some point, someone sang the Knife's 2003 hit "Heartbeats".<p>This was apparently enough to …

Beck Adds Dates to Summer Tour

<i>Photo by Gina Ribisi</i><p>Beck is currently on tour in support of his newest album, <i>Morning Phase.</i> Now, he's added a bunch more dates that will flesh out his time in the South and the Midwest. Check out the full schedule below.<p>Beck:<p>06-19 Cleveland, OH - State Theatre<br>06-20 Columbus, OH - LC Pavilion<br>06-21 …

The Horrors Announce North American Fall Tour

England's the Horrors release their new album, <i>Luminous</i>, this week on XL. In support of the record—streaming here—they've announced a North American tour for the fall. The dates come in addition to their upcoming European tour. Moon Duo will open.<p>The Horrors:<p>05-10 London, England - 100 Club<br>06-06 …

Savages Share Cinematic Live Video for "Fuckers"

Savages have shared a cinematic, 10-minute live clip for their track "Fuckers". The song is out this week on 12" vinyl backed by a cover of Suicide's "Dream Baby Dream", coinciding with the first birthday of 2013's <i>Silence Yourself</i>. Watch below. The video was directed by Giorgio Testi, also behind …

Flying Lotus Shares "Phantasm" Video

Flying Lotus has shared a video for "Phantasm" off last year's great <i>Until the Quiet Comes</i>. Shot in New Zealand, by Markus Hofko, it's a surreal desert scene focused on two peculiar creatures, including one who transforms throughout the shot. As Hofko writes at Vimeo, "Nice and simple. And …

The Black Keys Announce Tour with St. Vincent

On May 13, the Black Keys will release <i>Turn Blue</i> <i>-</i> the follow-up to <i>2011's El Camino</i> <i>–</i> via Nonesuch. In anticipation of the forthcoming album, the band has unveiled an extensive run of tour dates via a disastrous "press conference" posted to YouTube. St. Vincent will provide support for many of these …

Over Grow The System

What did international visitors make of Glastonbury?

Is Lichtenstein a great modern artist or a copy cat?

Roy Lichtenstein’s critics said he was a plagiarist, not an artist. But Alastair Sooke argues that he should be reassessed as a modern master.<p>When pop art blazed onto the scene in the early ’60s, many people dismissed the work of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and their contemporaries as worthless …

Art

Why can’t anyone improve on Stradivarius violins?

Why has no-one ever matched the perfection of the Italian master’s instruments? Clemency Burton-Hill investigates – and tries out one of the mythical fiddles.<p>Just imagine if the Wright brothers had it right first time around – if the planes that took us around the globe today were identical to …

Piano

In Utero at 20: What is Nirvana’s legacy?

Nirvana sold tens of millions of albums, then tragically imploded. Twenty years on from their third album, In Utero, Greg Kot looks back.<p>A lot was at stake when Nirvana went into Pachyderm Studio in Cannon Falls, Minnesota, in 1993 to record their third album, In Utero. The Seattle band had stormed …

Kurt Cobain

Massive Attack show blurs the boundaries of art

A new collaboration between Massive Attack and documentary filmmaker Adam Curtis aims to invent a whole new category of art. As they prepare for their New York show, Lindsay Baker meets them to find out more.<p>At first glance it seems an odd pairing − Massive Attack, inventors of the spacey, …

Massive Attack

Changes: David Bowie as a style icon

From Ziggy Stardust to the Thin White Duke, David Bowie has created icons of fashion and inspired designers from Armani to Jean Paul Gaultier. Katya Foreman sorts through the ever-changing wardrobe of a rock legend.<p>As most of his rock-god peers become paunchy pastiches of their former snake-hipped …

David Bowie

Why are zombies still so popular?

With The Walking Dead’s record-breaking ratings and World War Z winning big at the box office, there’s no end of love for zombies. Nicholas Barber explains.<p>Just when you think they’re finished, they get up again and shamble towards you. It’s a truism that applies to zombies − everyone’s favourite …

The Velvet Underground: As influential as The Beatles?

Shunned in the ‘60s for their avant-garde, shocking rock, The Velvet Underground were more important to music’s future than the Fab Four, argues Greg Kot.<p>When Lou Reed died a few weeks ago at the age of 71, I wrote an obituary asserting that Reed and his band The Velvet Underground influenced …

Arts and culture: The week in pictures

Art Basel

Best of the year: The top 10 books

Books

Caravaggio’s Nativity: Hunting a stolen masterpiece

It is the art crime of the 20th Century. Forty-four years after its theft, what do experts think happened to the Italian painter’s masterwork? Alastair Sooke investigates.<p>In the autumn of 1608, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, the most original Italian painter of the 17th Century, was on the …

Caravaggio

Arts and culture: The week in pictures

Swimming Pools

Ten albums that were overlooked in 2013

Chicago Tribune critic and BBC Culture columnist Greg Kot picks his definitive list of terrific albums that should have had more love this year.<p><b>The Besnard Lakes, Until in Excess, Imperceptible UFO (Jagjaguwar)</b><p>In the early ‘90s, the British band Slowdive offered a deceptively lulling take on the …

San Francisco

The 10 best films of the year

Ten best culture images in 2013

Eight films to watch in 2014

Filmmaking

Arts and culture: The week in pictures

Kuala Lumpur

Is Sundance a victim of its own success?

Does Sundance deserve its reputation for bringing edgy, independent cinema to light? As the festival turns 30, Tom Brook investigates.<p>It’s hard to believe that Utah, one of the most conservative states in the US, could have become the incubator of modern independent cinema. But remarkably, it has – …

Ten films to look out for at Sundance

Arts and culture: The week in pictures

The week’s best arts and culture pictures – from men’s fashion in Milan and Paris to far-out art in Delhi.

Chinese New Year

Van Gogh’s Sunflowers: The unknown history

One of the Dutch artist’s most famous works is actually part of a series of sunflower paintings. Alastair Sooke shows how these masterpieces came to be.<p>Sometimes a work of art is so dazzlingly famous that it can blind people to its original context and meaning. That surely is the case with Vincent …

Art

Glimpses of a film that David Lynch never made

David Lynch