Created as a response to Blur’s incessant touring, Damon Albarn’s 2D side project Gorillaz have finally been elevated to a live performance, featuring onstage cameos by everyone from Bobby Womack to the former rhythm section of the Clash. This year’s Escape To Plastic Beach may not have the trip-hoppiness of 2005’s Demon Days, but live renditions of the band’s formerly cartoonish dance music make for a memorable multimedia experience. A band ready made for iPad consumption, Gorillaz usher in a new era of rock spectacle, the fine-line love child between the Happy Mondays and KISS.

Fri., Oct. 8, 8 p.m., 2010

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