Every year, an hour west of London, 80,000 music fans gather for the Reading Festival, one of the most legendary annual events on the summer concert circuit, and this weekend's edition boasted another lineup of heavy-hitters, from indie heroes like Arcade Fire and Phoenix, to pop-punkers Paramore and Blink-182 (above), to British rockers the Cribs and a just-reunited Libertines.
In 1978, Kraftwerk released The Man-Machine, an album that openly explored the intersection of humanity and technology. Nearly 40 years later, that examination is still underway, and the electronic-music community can’t seem to decide whether or not humanity’s ever-increasing dependence on technology is a good thing. Matrixxman a.k.a. Charles McCloud Duff is the latest artist… More »