Entries tagged with: Radiohead
We covered over 200-concerts in the past year on BV Chicago(!). Most of that coverage included pictures from the show, shot by a slew of contributing photographers. Today, the last full day of 2012, we're listing our favorite live music photos of the year, snapped by names that frequently appear on the site. You may have met some of these folks at shows; they're all fantastic people and huge music fans, who do their best to discreetly document live performances. Our favorite live music photos of 2012 continue below.
Beth Orton @ Town Hall earlier on tour (NYC) (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
today in Chicago
* The Dodos, Maus Haus @ SPACE
* Beth Orton, Sam Amidon @ Lincoln Hall
* Magical Mystery Tour @ Music Box Theatre
* The Features, Army Navy @ Bottom Lounge
* Mike Watt & The Missing Men, Lite @ Schubas
* Taking Back Sunday, Mansions @ Beat Kitchen
* Today's Man, Freshkills, Cool Devices @ The Burlington
* Go Long Mule, Stolen Silver, Moritat @ Empty Bottle (Free Show)
Mike Watt & The Missing Men visit Schubas tonight.
Beth Orton and Sam Amidon are playing Lincoln Hall instead of the Athenaeum Theatre.
The Music Box are showing The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour tonight.
Radiohead's episode of Austin City Limits aired on PBS this weekend. You can check out the 11-song set below.
Taken by Trees have a new video for "Large." View the clip below.
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photos by James Richards IV, words by Parker Langvardt
Radiohead @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheater on 6/10/2012
The lights dimmed to a purple glow around 8:30PM as pre-recorded vocals looped backwards. Radiohead strolled on stage, and drummers Phil Selway and Clive Deamer launched into a less choppy and more energetic "Bloom," bringing out the latin elements of the song that aren't as pronounced in The King of Limbs recording. Deamer was added to help bring the self-sampling album to life, and the band works together to make it more fluid, with alternate arrangements and jazzier rhythms and world music textures. Many of the Hail to the Thief and In Rainbows songs took on these elements too, making the concert very cohesive. Thom Yorke's unrestrained guitar and the additional percussion of Jonny Greenwood and Ed O'Brien gave "There There" a tribal feel. "The Amazing Sounds of Orgy," which made its live debut in 2012, had more of a western shuffle within its haunting weirdness.
Earlier material tended to be more faithful to the original style, but Radiohead isn't going to let a song go unaltered. Deep, funky tones broke through briefly in to the otherwise traditional "Kid A," providing a bit of human touch to contrast the glockenspiel and Yorke's robot vocal effects. After the locomotive pair "Staircase" and "Morning Mr. Magpie," Yorke sang over the indistinct electronic beat of "The Gloaming," which ended with Greenwood looping and chopping both elements. The intro of "Idioteque" took on a glitchier form before settling in, and the second verse had a heavy dance pulse.
The first encore featured the debut performance of a new song called "Full Stop," and the recently debuted "Identikit" was a part of the second encore. Both songs are a departure from King of Limbs, but in very different directions; "Full Stop" has a frantic edge to it, while "Identikit" is more laid back. The first encore ended with "Everything in Its Right Place," which had emerged from the introduction of R.E.M.'s "The One I Love." They appropriately closed with "Street Spirit (Fade Out)," the only song from The Bends that was performed.
The visuals throughout the show were incredible, with extremely high-definition screens that projected images of the band on stage. The screens also raised, lowered, and changed angles throughout the show, at one point turning into a canopy that pulsed light downward. Behind those were towering panels of LED lights that flashed flowing patterns.
Caribou opened, but due to the traffic jams that occur at these kind of venues we unfortunately missed their set. According to Yorke, it was "wicked." It surely would have contrasted Radiohead's set nicely with their warmer, more straightforward R&B feel.
It's unfortunate that Radiohead has such a limited choice of venues due to the size of their audience, and that concert giant Live Nation owns or runs most of them. The ticket price is legitimate given the quality of the show, but I was initially surprised by the $40 price tag on their shirts, especially since it was surrounded by ridiculous food and beverage prices. It turns out that's just about what Radiohead charges on W.A.S.T.E.; 2012 tour shirts are £25, or roughly $38 USD.
A full set of pictures from Radiohead's set continue below. Check out their setlist HERE.
Radiohead at First Midest Bank Ampitheater - 6/10/12 (via)
Radiohead played the First Midwest Bank Ampitheater last night (6/10). Photos from that show are on their way, but in the meantime, you can check out the setlist below. We got a track off The Bends ("Street Spirit [Fade Out]") which has been kinda rare on this tour, and a new one titled "Full Stop," which was debuted at last night's show. Check out a video of that new song and the full setlist below.
Radiohead @ Bonnaroo on 6/8/2012 (via)
Last night (6/8) Radiohead closed out Friday of Bonnaroo 2012 with a headlining set on What Stage. As they've been doing recently, the band kicked off their festival set with "Bloom" into "15 Steps." Twenty-two more songs were played including "The Daily Mail," "Lotus Flower," "Idioteque," "You and Whose Army?," "Supercollider," and new one "Identikit." Video footage and the setlist from their festival performance below.
Before playing "Supercollider," Thom Yorke took a minute to dedicate the song to Jack White. He said, "This song is for Jack White. We saw him yesterday. A big thank-you to him, we're not going to tell you why but you'll find out." As many have speculated, this could mean that Radiohead have recorded/will be recording a Third Man single. We'll see.
The group's next stop on tour is the First Midwest Bank Amphitheater in Tinley Park, IL on Sunday (6/10). Seats are sold-out though a number of lawn tickets are still available.
Video footage and the setlist from Radiohead's Bonnaroo performance below...
Radiohead @ Austin's Frank Erwin Center a few days ago (more by Tim Griffin)
Tickets for Radiohead and Caribou's June 10 show at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheater in Tinley Park, IL go on sale this morning, at 10AM CST via Live Nation.
Radiohead @ the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX last night (more by Tim Griffin)
Well, can't say we're surprised at all. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Saturday (March 10), at 10AM CST. There also seems to be a 93XRT presale, set to activate at 10AM tomorrow (March 9). Who has the password?
Radiohead @ Roseland Ballroom in September (NYC) (more by Bao Nguyen)
As announced by BrooklynVegan, Radiohead have expanded their current North American tour, which now includes a June 10 performance at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheater in Tinley Park, IL! Tickets go on sale via W.A.S.T.E this Thursday, March 8. A general onsale will hit Ticketmaster on Saturday, March 10 at 10AM CST.
A full list of 2012 tour dates can be found below.
Other Lives @ Schubas in July (more by Josh Darr)
Oklahoma-based band Other Lives have got quite a busy schedule ahead of them. Currently on their own headlining tour in Europe, the group will return stateside in December to continue the run. They'll hit Chicago's Lincoln Hall on February 10th. Tickets go on sale this Friday (11/11), at noon CST.
They've also been tapped to support Radiohead on the first leg of their 2012 North American tour! Maybe the second leg will hit Chicago (fingers crossed)?
Head below to view all 2011/12 tour dates..
The Drums @ Williamsburg Waterfront in July (more by Vincent Cornelli)
today in Chicago
* Zee Avi @ Schubas
* Mar Caribe @ Hideout
* The Mekons @ SPACE
* Ladytron, VHS or BETA @ the Vic
* Freddie Gibbs, 9th Wonder @ Abbey Pub
* The Drums, Veronica Falls @ Subterranean
* The Besnard Lakes, Malajube @ Lincoln Hall
* Yukon Blonde, Library Voices @ Beat Kitchen
* Arch Enemy, Devildriver, Skeletonwitch @ House of Blues
* Deaf Wish, Daylight Robbery, Population, Broken Prayer @ Empty Bottle
* Hollerado, Up From The Wormwood, Exit Ghost, Flea Market @ Panchos
* The Head and the Heart, Thao With The Get Down Stay Down, The Devil Whale @ Metro
Radiohead (really just Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood) played "Give Up The Ghost" on Fallon last night. Check out the footage below.
The iPhone 5 is expected to be revealed today.
Beirut's Zach Condon @ Lollapalooza 2011 (more by Grant MacAllister)
today in Chicago
* DJ Tim Kinsella @ The Burlington
* Yo Majesty, Shunda K @ The Whistler
* Ha Ha Tonka @ Cubby Bear (Free Show)
* Beirut, Laetitia Sadier @ Congress Theater
Starfucker, Beat Connection @ Lincoln Hall CANCELED
* The Low Anthem, Sleepy Sun @ Empty Bottle
* Grieves, Budo, Prof, The Mc Type @ Subterranean
* Evergrey, Sabatron, Powerglove, Blackguard, The Absence, Diamond Plate @ Reggie's
UPDATE: Starfucker have canceled their show at Lincoln Hall tonight. They will still play tomorrow (9/27), and all tickets from tonight's show will be honored.
The Dum Dum Girls have a new video for "Bedroom Eyes." Check it out below.
Radiohead play, and chat with Colbert tonight (10:30PM CST).
The Horrors @ MusicFestNW (more by Autumn Andel)
today in Chicago
* Hyde Park Jazz Fest
* Jane's Addiction @ Metro
* Asobi Seksu, White Birds @ Schubas
* Yo Gabba Gabba @ Rosemont Theatre
* The Horrors, The Stepkids @ Lincoln Hall
* Daphne Willis, Jeffrey David @ Double Door
* Cains & Abels, Arches, Schwartzes @ Empty Bottle
* Deerhoof, The Cloak Ox, Trin Tran @ Bottom Lounge
* Laetitia Sadier, Sam Prekop, Redgrave, Vapor Eyes @ Abbey Pub
* Block Rockin' 90s Night: U.N.I.T.Y. Edition w/JD Samson (MEN/Le Tigre) @ Berlin Nightclub
Radiohead played SNL last night. Check it out below.
The Whistler are celebrating their 3rd-anniversary tonight (9/25) with "something really special."
Tim Kasher @ The Rock Shop in 2010 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Bon Iver have a new video for "Holocene." Check it out below.
Watch Radiohead play The King Of Limbs in its entirety From The Basement below.
You've heard me correctly, Radiohead is set to release their new LP titled The King of Limbs on May 9th, 2011.
You can pre-order the record here, and receive the digital download on February 19th.