London

Morcheeba @ the Gothic Theatre

[photopress:more10.jpg,full,pp_image] Morcheeba proved itself more than a greatest-hits act. Photos by Julio Enriquez. Manda faced an uphill battle. The striking French singer with dark hair and the speaking voice of a pixie stepped in as Morcheeba’s female vocalist after the departure of the enigmatic Skye Edwards.

Carbon/Silicon @ the Bluebird Theater

[photopress:carbonsilicon04.jpg,full,pp_image] A sparse crowd didn't dampen Mick Jones' spirits at the Bluebird on Thursday. Photos and text by Matt Schild. In Carbon/Silicon's lead single, "The News," front man Mick Jones bubbles with optimism: "Good morning, here's the news/And all of it is good," he croons in the song's chorus.