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Posts Tagged ‘The Flaming Lips’
No, no, James Murphy won’t perform with his old LCD Soundsystem bandmates at 9:30 Club tonight. When he DJs for the late-night crowd on V Street NW, Murphy’s selections will likely reflect his music-geek tendencies: He’ll probably serve up ample joyous electro and old-school disco, but who the hell knows. Read more >>> James Murphy DJs with [...]
As a teenager, I considered Oklahoma City’s alternative-rock weirdos the Flaming Lips to be my go-to “happy” music. Thoughts of frontman Wayne Coyne’s endearingly off, high-pitched voice and the band’s strange experiments with guitar-pop assured me “brighter days are ahead for the home planet.” Whenever I reached for The Soft Bulletin, I remembered it’s not [...]
You've got big plans. Maybe too big. You're working on something out of this world, literally. "It's like a rock opera, but it doesn't suck, and it's in outer space," you say to yourself. Sounds crazy, sure, but it just might work. It will be dark, full of melodrama, and, well, it'll happen in outer [...]
Good morning, snowed-in readers.
*The 2010 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival line-up was announced yesterday over a painstakingly long unveiling process. Some of the artists for the four-day Tennessee-based festival include: Kings of Leon (the first band to go from a tent stage to a headliner), Dave Matthews Band, Phoenix, Jay-Z, Norah Jones, The xx, Stevie [...]
Seeing The Flaming Lips live is an experience rather unlike anything else, and these photos speak for themselves. Be sure to check out Jason Cherkis' interview with Lips frontman Wayne Coyne for more on the band and their forthcoming new album, Embryonic.
Lots of photos after the jump and at the full gallery.
Weezer: "(If You Are Wondering if I Want You To) I Want You To"
If ever there was a rock star who needed to get back in touch with his lowly teenage self, it's Rivers Cuomo. Weezer's best moments were driven by nostalgia for D&D, heavy metal, and awkward romance–all things the singer has been unable/unwilling [...]
Justin Jones & the Driving Rain, The Jackfields, Mother. Rock and Roll Hotel. $10. All ages.
Thao with The Get Down Stay Down, Sister Suvi, David Schultz & the Skyline. Black Cat. $13. All ages.
Lily Allen, Natalie Portman's Shaved Head. 9:30 club. SOLD OUT! All ages.
Andy Zipf, Damion Suomi, Tiny Animals, The Empties. The Red & [...]