It's a tough competition, but the Gorillaz are probably my favorite cartoon band ever - narrowly edging out The Beets. I can't believe they've been around since I was in high school, either. But here they are again, about to release their fifth studio album, Humanz, set for release on Friday, April 28th. I'll be honest, I'm still trying to get into their newest stuff (one of those things where I want to like it much more than I actually do). But I was still psyched to find out that they just announced a live gig at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul on Wednesday, September 20th. That Thursday is going to suck.

Anyway, tickets go on sale Friday morning (4/21) at 10AM. All the info HERE.

While I have you, these are 5 random favorites of mine from them:

5. Dre
4. Kids With Guns
3. Rhinestone Eyes
2. On Melancholy Hill
1. Stylo

"Plastic Beach" is an obvious fave.