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Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood has a new album. NPR explains:

How do you capture the energy -- both positive and negative -- of the past 50 years by using instruments perfected in the 18th century and made of wood, glue and horsehair?

That challenge lies at the very heart of this album, which brings together one of rock and electronic music's superheroes, Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood, with one of his own idols: the septuagenarian Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki. The collection features two string pieces written by the elder composer, 1960's Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima and 1961's Polymorphia for 48 strings, juxtaposed with two of Greenwood's similarly set answers to Penderecki's work: Popcorn Superhet Receiver (inspired by Threnody) and 48 Responses to Polymorphia. Here, they both choose to use a seemingly antiquated vehicle -- orchestral strings -- to convey the noise, chaos and energy of our time. The results are ear-tingling.

Stream the whole thing at NPR.

Radiohead are currently out touring North America. Upcoming shows include Dallas and Austin. Recent shows include Houston, Miami, and Atlanta where one group of hardcore fans was NOT happy about how they were treated when the doors opened, or should I say didn't open. Their story and video below...

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"Radiohead Waste Ticket Holders Line Fiasco Philips Arena Atlanta GA March 1 2012"

The video uploader writes:

"Radiohead Ticket Fiasco Philips Arena Atlanta GA March 1 2012. People with waste pre sale tickets, some who were there since 4am in line were not allowed entrance into the arena because of broken scanners. Two lines for the show one on top of the street and the one at the bottom of the venue. The staff said both doors would open at the same time and allow both sides to go in at the same time. We had an advantage as we were closer to the floor. However with the broken scanners the people on the top side were able to get in earlier and faster. Eventually we were allowed in by them tearing our tickets but the damage was done. The rail was gone for the people who were early in line. Fun times."
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It's rumored that Radiohead will be announcing more dates soon. The latest rumor includes a June 1st show at Prudential Center in NJ, though I'm not going to believe it until I see it via Radiohead) (and not via Aids Bunny) (the previous rumor said there would be two nights at MSG around Bonnaroo, but now the rumor people are leaning towards the NJ show instead) (stay tuned).

UPDATE: June 1st at Prudential Center is true! May 31st too! All dates HERE.

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Comments (48)

YANNY GREENWOOD

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2012 11:43 PM

"WE WERE HERE FIRST AND THEY'RE GETTING A BETTER SPOT!"

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2012 11:59 PM

Calm down...it's just a concert

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 12:00 AM

whitewhine.com

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 12:01 AM

Imagine the obscene lack of self-awareness that causes someone to upload this video as "Radiohead Waste Ticket Holders Line Fiasco" and not "The Saddest People on Earth"

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 12:02 AM

Radiohead in NJ again?! woohoo!!! I guess Linsanity thinks his team will be playing at the Garden in late May!

Bulls-2012 NBA Champions!

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 12:07 AM

still interested in radiohead? still?

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 12:10 AM

"WE WERE HERE FIRST AND THEY'RE GETTING A BETTER SPAHHHHHHT!"

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 12:12 AM

People lining up at 4 am is so sad. You don't even get the best sound right up front, dorks.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 12:19 AM

"If I'm not on the rail, what's the fucking point?"

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 12:20 AM

That is what you get FOR being there at 8 in the morning! Hahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaah
Thanks you BV...

Best quote:
"What's the fuckin point if I can be up front!"

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 12:25 AM

On at least 2 separate occasions, I waited on St Marks for at least 10 minutes awaiting Mamouns to open.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 12:25 AM

Where are the Karma Police when you need em

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 12:27 AM

Where is a pita triangle when you need one? I was at an art opening earlier today, and the hummus platter was there beckoning me but not a single pita triangle in sight. It was really frustrating!

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 12:33 AM

Hahahahahhaahahaha,

This footage is AMAZING.

Whaaaaaaaaaaaa we were here so early, whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

Why does anyone need to be that close anyway, to see those shit heads faces?

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 1:14 AM

Ugh please blow the NYC area shows the fuck up so no one can get in.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 1:16 AM

People who like this band think Requiem for a Dream is a great movie

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 1:22 AM

^ I like radiohead and I hate that movie. But I see your point in a way.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 1:29 AM

Who was that character on South Park obsessed with Radiohead???

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 1:38 AM

"You don't even get the best sound right up front, dorks."

Forget that, how do you get a drink if you are up front?

I'm 6'1", let the midgets get the rail.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 1:54 AM

Requiem for a Dream is not a great movie?

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 6:51 AM

What are "waste pre-sale" tickets?

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 6:55 AM

you big motherfucking babies go cry cry who cares if you were there first. I'm glad the people who showed up minutes before the door opened was open to take your spots hahahahahahahahaha. i hope all you midgets were able to see over all the tall people who got the rails when doors opened and you were crying with your 4am coffee hahahahahaha

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 7:01 AM

East coast dates are now out and they said fuck you NYC and are playing in the best place in the world NJ 3 times

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 7:07 AM

1:38 - Scott Tennorman

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 7:16 AM

Scott Tennorman said fuck you too

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 7:32 AM

AND THERE ARE NOW EAST COAST TOUR DATES

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 7:44 AM

Will all the cry babies cry if they don't get tickets???? I think so and go eat hummus

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 7:45 AM

Tue 29
Comcast Center
Mansfield, MA
USA
ON SALE 8 MAR
Thu 31
Prudential Center
Newark, NJ
USA
ON SALE 8 MAR
JUNE 2012 - RADIOHEAD
Fri 1
Prudential Center
Newark, NJ
USA
ON SALE 8 MAR

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 7:59 AM

http://www.radiohead.com/tourdates/

two Prudential Center dates 5/31 & 6/1

Posted by Funderburgh | March 5, 2012 7:59 AM

Ha ha..NJ for the win...

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 9:02 AM

Radiohead truly love NJ..they probably did 10 NJ dates since 2001...

Thanks Radiohead!

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 9:03 AM

Wow, Newark and fucking CAMDEN?! Do Radiohead only play cities where the crime rate is through the roof?

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 9:35 AM

Hey 9:35 you forgot about Washington DC.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 9:49 AM

The NJ shows will be awful. If you did not see them at Liberty State Park, you missed out.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 9:57 AM

^I was at 3 of the 4 shows they played at Liberty State Park and i will be in newark too thank you much

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 10:37 AM

as someone that was present when 11 people were trampled to death at the who concert in cincinnatti i'm dismayed to see how apathetic rock and roll fans have become.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 11:01 AM

Deron Williams > Jeremey Lin

Nets after Dwight trade > Knicks

Posted by Venkman | March 5, 2012 11:18 AM

FYI They played two shows at Liberty State Park, not four.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 11:22 AM

^They played in 2001 2 shows and 2 shows in 2008 All Points West

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 11:25 AM

white people problems, but a bunch of whiney bitches lol

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 11:57 AM

Because of this "fiasco" I was front row AND scored a setlist. Top line forrreeevveraaaa!

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 12:30 PM

March 5, 2012 12:30 PM

I WAS THERE FIRST AND YOU GOT A BETTER SPAHHHHHHT!

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 1:35 PM

I switched from the line with the broken scanner to the other line right before doors opened and ended up in the third row... HAHAHAHAHAHA

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 7:12 PM

white people probs.

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012 7:41 PM

I switched lines when the broken scanners weren't working and ran to the other line. I was able to get right on stage. hahaha you stupid motherfuckers

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2012 7:59 AM

March 5, 2012 12:30 PM

Posted by Games | March 13, 2012 6:30 AM

radiohead rules

Posted by jordon | August 5, 2013 3:11 PM

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