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The psychedelic Tame Impala / Flaming Lips tour, which we also caught in NYC, got even wilder last night in San Francisco as the show at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium coincided with everyone's favorite day to play dress up.
Similarly, the co-headliners, with Austin's White Denim in town, played the two nights prior in LA, both equally interesting:
I really do love Halloween," said a blood-soaked Wayne Coyne from his space agey podium. It was a special show called the Halloween Blood Bath at The Greek Theatre featuring co-headliners the Flaming Lips and Tame Impala with the fine men of White Denim as openers. The audience was a mix of some heavily costumed groups and some who were just there for the music. Nevertheless, it was a celebration and it immediately felt like it from the start. Coyne took the stage wearing a tiny white dress holding a white plastic cloak over his head that almost made him look like a fetus that was about to burst. The rest of the band emerged donning creepy Michael Myers masks, then fake Miley Cyrus carried by a giant bear came out with a bucket of blood (real pig's blood was what they initially told us) and poured it all over him as thousands of confetti flew into the air, making a magnificently theatrical intro that was accompanied by some dark instrumental music. It was a spectacle and nothing less than what I expected from Flaming Lips who's always been famous for their extravagant live performances. Impressively, he did not leave the stage to change at all and performed throughout the night doused in fake blood. [Restless Cities]We've got pictures from the Halloween show, where like Arcade Fire did on the same night in LA, the Lips covered Devo. Full setlist and more pictures below...
by Andrew Sacher and Bill Pearis
The Two Amigos: Wayne Coyne & Moby
We've already posted a bunch of videos this week like TV on the Radio, PIxies, The Julie Ruin, Passion Pit, Sleigh Bells, Tricky, Night Sins, Placebo, Goldrapp, and more. But unfortunately we don't get to all the cool videos that come out during the week (or weeks), so here's our attempt at playing catch-up. Check out videos from Moby & Wayne Coyne, Terrible Feelings, Heliotropes, Twin Shadow covering Bruce Springsteen, Queens of The Stone Age covering Arctic Monkeys, Kitty, They Might Be Giants, and what may be the newest viral YouTube hit, below.
Simsbury, CT may not have gotten any love, but Wallingford will experience a Flaming Lips invasion tonight (7/15). The spacey Oklahoma band is now on a tour with Spiritualized that vistis Oakdale Theatre tonight before leaving towards Pittsburgh. They play a 'Rock For Oklahoma' tornado victim benefit in their homestate on 7/23 with Kings Of Leon, Jackson Browne, Built to Spill and more. The Lips return to NYC in October to play two nights at Terminal 5 as part of a tour with Tame Impala. Tickets are still available for everything. All dates are listed below.
"The Sun is Sick", pictured above, is a new comic book created by Lips sicko Wayne Coyne. The press release tells more:
Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne has announced the release of his first ever comic book, entitledThe Sun Is Sick. The adult-themed comic is a 40-page 6 ½" x 8 ½" full-color psychedelic fantasy in classic comic book form. It will go on sale at Comic-Com 2013 (at the San Diego Convention Center) beginning July 18th through 21st in an extremely limited print run and is sure to sell out. After that,The Sun Is Sick will be available through the official LIPS web store only beginning July 22nd where it will disappear fast.In related news, Wayne Coyne appears on the forthcoming Moby album. Tour dates are listed below...
WARNING!! The Sun Is Sick may be a comic book but make no mistake; this is not suitable for children and depending on what sort of person you are, it may not be suitable for some of you non-children either. If you have doubts at this moment then The Sun Is Sick is not for you. If you happen to be a LIPS fan that has enjoyed Wayne's beautiful artwork in the past and like adult-themed comic books then by all means this instant Collector's Item is waiting for you, but you better be quick.
Moby at Moogfest 2011 (more by Diana Wong)
The last album from electronic musician Moby was the rather downcast Destroyed., which he put out in 2011. He's now just announced that album's followup, and it's looking like it's going to be a much more epic affair than its predecessor. The album, titled Innocents (due out 9/30), is set to feature guest spots from Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne, Screaming Trees frontman/QOTSA collaborator Mark Lanegan, Eminem/Dr. Dre collaborator Skylar Grey, and past Moby collaborator Inyang Bassey.
It also features singer/songwriters Cold Specks and Damien Jurado, both of whose 2012 albums ended up Moby's top ten of that year. The first single, "A Case For Shame" (which features lead vocals from Cold Specks) is available to stream now. Check it out below.
In related news, The Flaming Lips recently announced two Terminal 5 shows (10/1-2) with Tame Impala, and they also play a CT show in July with Spiritualized. Tickets for all three of those shows are still available.
Song stream and album tracklist below...
The Flaming Lips at GoogaMooga 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
The Flaming Lips, who were last here for the Great GoogaMooga, are heading out for select US dates this summer including shows with Spirtualized, and after a brief stop in the EU for some festival appearances, they'll return to the East Coast for a string of dates with Tame Impala. The five dates will include a pair of NYC appearances at Terminal 5 on October 1 & 2. No word on when tickets go on sale but you can keep checking Ticketmaster.
UPDATE: Tickets go on AmEx presale on Wednesday (6/26) at noon with the general on-sale happening Friday (6/28) at noon.
All tour dates and some video of the band doing a cover of Bowie's "Heroes" is below.
Spiritualized at Coachella 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Long-running neo-psychedelia collective Spiritualized returned last year with Sweet Heart Sweet Light, their first album since 2008, and a very solid one at that. They've since been supporting it on a tour, which recently included a very tiny NYC show around the time they played Coachella. Now the band are set to make their way back to the area for a couple shows that will be much easier to get into.
First, they'll play Wallingford, CT's Oakdale Theatre on July 15 with The Flaming Lips. It's not the closest venue to NYC, but for a lineup like that, it might be worth the commute. Then, later this summer after playing Hopscotch Festival in Raleigh, NC, Spiritualized will play a show that's actually in NYC at Webster Hall on September 10. Tickets for the Webster Hall show go on AmEx presale today (6/5) at noon with a general on-sale beginning Friday (6/7) at noon. Tickets for the CT show are on sale now.
Spiritualized's currently-scheduled dates are a little scattered so it's possible that a full tour will be announced soon. All known dates are listed, along with a couple videos, below...
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
Will the woman who lost a small baby please come to the stage...
Two days after their appearance on Fallon and one day after they headlined Wellmont Theater in Montclair, the Flaming Lips played a 6:15pm set in Prospect Park as part of the first day of the second year of GoogaMooga (which ended up not having a third day). They want on in the light after the Darkness and before Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Here are some pictures, the setlist and video from their set. It all continues below...
people waiting to get in Sunday morning (via)
They really thought they were going to open today. They even announced that more tickets were being released today and that James Murphy, following in Sharon Jones's footsteps, had cancelled his performance today due to a family emergency. But the rain has won, and the second day of the 2nd GoogaMooga is now officially CANCELLED. The people pictured above waiting to get in today are probably especially upset.
Official reason: "NYC Parks Dept, Prospect Park Alliance & #Googamooga have canceled today's event in the interest of safety & prevention of damage to park."
All Sunday VIP ticket purchases will be refunded in full.
Bands and DJS that were supposed to play today included Delicate Steve, Cults, De La Soul, Kool & the Gang (instead of Sharon Jones), Nancy Whang & Pat Mahoney (instead of James Murphy), and M.A.K.U. Sound System.
Stay tuned for our pictures from Friday and Saturday, coming soon. Meanwhile watch a channel 12 video report that was filmed in the park early Saturday (it claims GoogaMooga will be back "bigger and better in 2014"), and a video of the Flaming Lips playing "You Lust" on Friday (you can hear people screaming "Vaseline, Vaseline!"), below...
The Flaming Lips @ Wellmont Theatre, 5/16/2013
The Flaming Lips played the first of two New York-area shows last night (5/16) at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, New Jersey.
It was near-sensory overload -- as all Flaming Lips shows have been since The Soft Bulletin tour -- as strobes and lasers flashed all about the theater. Wayne Coyne ascended a pile of silver half domes where his mic sat atop and he cradled an infant doll for the first three songs as black confetti was shot from cannons, two on either side of the stage, during the second song of the evening, "The Terror." It was everywhere and I found myself fishing confetti out of my camera bag on the train ride home.
It was also a far cry from my first Lips show - "The World's First Headphone Concert" - in Dallas in 1999 when Coyne had a solitary trash bag of confetti and would launch handfuls of it into the crowd. Colors cascaded through fiber-optic cords that snaked around the domes and back behind Coyne. From afar it looked as if he was standing on the glittering remains of a Disney Electrical Parade float. You may have seen it on their Late Night with Jimmy Fallon appearance.
The set leaned heavily on material from their new release, The Terror, and the past few records back to Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots. We were treated to one song from The Soft Bulletin ("Race For The Prize") and nothing from the earlier records which I think is a bit of a shame.
Nonetheless, it was a spectacle that looked and sounded great. Spanning thirty years, the Lips maintain an eclectic and wide-ranging age group of fans. The younger part of the crowd did their part as kids toward the front wore costumes and covered themselves in glitter and fake blood. One girl - front and center - even had her own infant doll.
The Flaming Lips, along with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and The Darkness, will play the first night of Great GoogaMooga 2013 tonight (the Lips are on at 6 PM) before heading over to Europe for a handful of dates. Setlist and more pictures from Wellmont -- including ones of opener Julianna Barwick -- are below.
The Flaming Lips, who continue their NYC-area adventure with a show at Wellmont Theater in NJ tonight (5/16) followed by an early Friday gig for GoogaMooga in Prospect Park, played Fallon last night. Watch the performance that aired, the web exclusive (a cover of David Bowie's "Heroes"), and Wayne Coyne playing Pictionary with Jimmy, Julie Bowen, and Demi Lovato, below...
Flaming Lips in Toronto (more by David Andrako)
The Flaming Lips were planning on landing in Simsbury, CT on July 15th, but Simsbury, CT has decided Wayne Coyne and crew will need to make other plans:
The town has decided against having The Flaming Lips play at the performing arts center at Simsbury Meadows this summer.Major bummer Simsbury.
First Selectwoman Mary Glassman said the concert was conditionally approved pending a permit but that after conversations with Police Chief Peter Ingvertsen officials decided against the concert.
Glassman said the issue came down to staffing, and that it would have been difficult to get the necessary police officers in place for the concert, especially since the previously approved Emmylou Harris concert is planned for the following night. [Hartford Courant]
Meanwhile, the Flaming Lips have arrived in the NYC-area for a three-night run that looks like this:
Flaming Lips are here:Tune into Fallon tonight, get your tickets for the NJ show, and make sure to get to Prospect Park on Friday by 6:15!! The Darkness, Flaming Lips and Yeah Yeah Yeahs all on one bill has the makings of an epic show. It's just too bad that the Lips go on so early, and it's even sadder that the Darkness play at 4:45!
May 15 - The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon
May 16 - Montclair, NJ The Wellmont Theater
May 17 - Prospect Park Brooklyn, NY - GoogaMooga
All tour dates and the band's newest (and very) NSFW video below...
Foals @ Coachella 2013 (more by Wei Shi)
Besnard Lakes @ SXSW 2013 (more by Sara Pieper)
today in NYC
* Discipline @ Acheron
* Stornoway @ Maxwell's
* Brian Eno @ Cafe Rouge
* Guy Klucevsek @ Barbes
* Jay Brannan @ Joe's Pub
* Paula Cole @ City Winery
* Earth, Wind & Fire @ NJPAC
* Chia's Dance Party @ Barbes
* The Young Lions @ The Stone
* Atlas Genius @ Original Penguin
* Foals, Surfer Blood, Blondfire @ Terminal 5
* No Regular Play, Justin Miller @ Cameo Gallery
* Johnny Marr, Alamar @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Rush Midnight, Rioux, Candide @ Mercury Lounge
* Not Blood Paint, SWIMM, O Paradiso @ Glasslands
* Xenia Rubinos, Railbird, Leapling @ Cameo Gallery
* Ben Harper, Charlie Musselwhite @ Beacon Theatre
* Lockets, Breakfast In Fur, Daytona @ Shea Stadium
* Alexi Delano, Matthew Dear, Alejandro Sab @ Output
* Masters at Work, Suzanne Kraft, Jolly Mare @ Le Bain
* A Giant Dog, Neighbors, A. Rex & J. Rex @ Don Pedro
* Gun Outfit, Pampers, Big Ups, Ornament @ Union Pool
* Gramatik, Cherub, heRobust, Alex English @ Webster Hall
* Kastle (live set), Knxledge, Morri$, Peter Fonda @ 285 Kent
* Shannon F. of Light Asylum (DJ), SSION (DJ) @ Glasslands
* Black Taxi, Easter Island, Emily King @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Nails, Xibalba, Early Graves, White Widows @ Saint Vitus Bar
* Crazy Pills, Auto Bonfire, Stereo Off, DJ KGB @ The Rock Shop
* The Besnard Lakes, Gem Club, Weeknight @ Bowery Ballroom
* Janeane Garofalo, Dave Hill, Forbidden Planet NYC @ UCB East
* Knox, QuietDust, August Rosenbaum, Jimi Nxir @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Special Guest, The Snails, Moss Of Aura, Alle Alle @ Death By Audio
* John Legend, Salome Chamber Orchestra, Ryan Leslie @ United Palace Theatre
* Eric Copeland (of Black Dice), Blues Control, Son of Dad, Liz Ber (DJ) @ Silent Barn
* Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg, Andrew W.K. (special vocal guest) @ Santos Party House
* Wax Idols, TV Ghost, The Laurels, Far Out Fangtooth, RITUAL (DJ Sets) @ Cake Shop
* Alex Vans & the Hide Away, Dig For Honey, Heels on Fire, Betty Who, Steven Roth @ Pianos
* Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Christian Finnegan, MadDog @ Eastville Comedy Club
* Martin Dosh, Aaron Parks, Chris Morrissey, Jeremy Ylvisaker, Aaron Parks @ Shapeshifter Lab
* Ken Boothe, Crazy Baldhead, Deadly Dragon Sound System, Grace of Spades, Dig Deeper, Mr. Robinson, DJ H @ Littlefield
* French Horn Rebellion (Party Ensemble), Auto Body, JD Samson (of Le Tigre), Ernesto (of Penguin Prison), The Dirty Grand (DJ) @ Brooklyn Bowl
Lovers of sweeping guitar rock should consider hitting Bowery Ballroom tonight for Montreal's Besnard Lakes who are touring in support of their soaring new album, Until in Excess, Imperceptible UFO. Gem Club and Weeknight are also on the bill and tickets are still available.
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Flaming Lips have a new video for The Terror track "You Lust," and unsurprisingly at this point, it's extremely NSFW. It's also not safe for people who aren't comfortable seeing electrodes attached to people's gentalia. (NSFPWACSEATPG) So, you've been warned, it's below if you wanna watch.
by Bill Pearis and Andrew Sacher
Ex Cops DJing at Other Music, RSD 2012 (more)
We're about a week out from Record Store Day 2013. When it began in 2008, RSD was a celebration of brick-and-mortar stores in the face of digital downloads, offering up exclusive releases to get people out to stores. It's blown up considerably since then, with hundreds of RSD-only releases. (Many of which fall into the hands of folks who turn it around on Ebay that same day, but what can you do?) While it is a mob scene these days, there is no doubt it helps what record stores there are left -- though not enough, as Record Store Day will be the last day for Williamsburg's Sound Fix. Participating stores around the country are listed here.
There are always some pretty cool exclusives too, items that may have never seen the light of day without RSD. With that in mind we've gone through the list of North American RSD exclusives to highlight a few things to keep an eye out. This isn't comprehensive, just stuff we wanna get. What records are you trying to get this year?
Even though The Flaming Lips have a new album, The Terror, whose release date got pushed back to April 16, the band are still releasing videos from last year's The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends. Like the new clip for "Ashes in Air." In it, an eye-headed alien finds a baby (who looks a little like Bon Iver's Justin Vernon who sings on the track), visits some hippies (naked, of course) and takes the little guy back to his spaceship for dinner. Check it out below.
The Great GoogaMooga is returning to Brooklyn from May 17 to 19 at Prospect Park this year, and the festival will begin with a kickoff show on the Friday (5/17) from 4 PM to 10 PM with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Flaming Lips, and The Darkness. Whoa! Tickets for the kickoff show go on sale Thursday (3/28) at noon. More info on the rest of the festival
coming very soon HERE.
Updated YYYs dates are listed, along with their new video for "Scarilege", below...
The Flaming Lips at Jones Beach in 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
The Flaming Lips, who just expanded their tour (it hits the NYC-area on 5/16 at Wellmont Theatre), have finally officially revealed the first taste of their new album, The Terror, which comes out on April 2 via Warner Brothers. NPR is streaming the album's opening song, "Look... The Sun Is Rising," so head to their site to hear that.
As mentioned, the Flaming Lips tour includes SXSW, and while they're there, they'll be premiering Wayne Coyne's iPhone-shot film. The band will also be on the Late Show with David Letterman on April 3.
Updated dates are listed below...
by Andrew Sacher
The Flaming Lips at Jones Beach in 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
The Flaming Lips will be touring internationally this year, beginning with their big shows in Austin for SXSW this month, and they'll make their way to the NYC area for a show on May 16 at The Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (3/8) at noon. All tour dates are listed below.
The tour is in support of their thirteenth full length album, The Terror, which is due out on April 2 via Warner Brothers. The Terror is a depressingly existential concept album about the relationship (or lack thereof) of life and love. "We want, or wanted to believe that without love we would disappear," explains Wayne Coyne in a press release, "The Terror is we know now, that even without love, life goes on... we just go on... there is no mercy killing." It's the kind of concept that we can imagine being taken on by a band 30 years into their career, and impressive to see the Lips doing something like this rather than copying their old sounds or fading away.
Musically, it's one of the band's noisiest albums since the '90s, with their multi-layered psychedelia tightly packed into a claustrophobic container of sound. Like last year's The Seer by Swans, it's the type of record that takes you on a trip for the entire listen, but while Swans took you deep into the underworld, The Flaming Lips take you to Mercury, or year 3,000, or both. And while it's more of an album-album than a song-album, it's worth mentioning that The Terror's goal is best executed on its 13+ minute centerpiece; the wildly psychedelic "You Lust."
All tour dates are listed, along with a video of The Flaming Lips performing "You Lust" live with Phantogram, and a recent pitchfork documentary on their 1999 classic The Soft Bulletin, are below...
Bradford Cox w/ Deerhunter at Webster Hall in 2010 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
today in NYC
* Joey Arias @ Joe's Pub
* ASSSSCAT 3000 @ UCB
* Tim Noyes @ The Ace Hotel
* Shawn Colvin @ City Winery
* Imperial Topaz @ The Stone
* Stephane Wrembel @ Barbes
* Franzisca Seehausen @ Barbes
* Hex Breaker Quartet @ The Stone
* Casey Shea @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Hannibal Buress @ Knitting Factory
* Once Upon A Time in NYC @ Joe's Pub
* Hooray For Earth, Reputante @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Bradford Cox (of Deerhunter), DIIV @ MoMA PS1
* Local Natives, We Barbarians @ Bowery Ballroom
* Walking Shapes, DRGN King, Nicos Gun @ Glasslands
* Andrew W.K., MC Todd, Aleister X @ Santos Party House
* Feed Me, Mord Fustang, Alex English DJ set @ Webster Hall
* Fair Marie, Larkin Grimm, Yes William, Phoebe Novak @ Cake Shop
* Sharkmuffin, Butter the Children, Liz Hogg, Turnip King @ Pianos
* Tiger Waves, Sport of Kings, Oscar Albis Rodriguez @ Mercury Lounge
* Oberhofer, Total Slacker, Shadow Walker, Night Visions @ Shea Stadium
* The Hairs, What Next?, The Rebel Kind, Juan Wauters (of The Beets) @ Silent Barn
* Bad Boys, Electric People, Secret Lover, Mr. Frank, White Crime @ Death By Audio
Justin Timberlake made his live return after a five-year absence from the stage at a DirecTV party in New Orleans last night (2/2) and brought out Jay-Z for his verse on JT's new single, "Suit and Tie." You can watch a video of that below. Since Justin's in New Orleans, it's looking like there's a chance that he too will come on stage with Beyonce tonight? If he does, hopefully things go better than last time JT played the Super Bowl.
Also look for The Flaming Lips' Hyundai commercial during the game.
You can also catch Andrew WK doing his own halftime show at Santos.
And all Super Bowl excitement aside, have you listened to the new My Bloody Valentine album? If not, you can stream each track below.
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"Sorry Sorry Sorry!! Everyone that was inconvenienced because of my grenade at OKC airport!!" - @waynecoyne
The new face of terrorism (via)
What kind of dumbass packs a freaking grenade in his carry-on ... and accidentally tries to take it onto a plane? Answer: Flaming Lips singer Wayne Coyne. And he shut down an Oklahoma City airport in the process.To be fair, maybe he missed the grenade because it was hidden inside one of his oversized hulk hands? He did apologize.
The grenade wasn't live -- thankfully -- but according to the police report, Coyne still accidentally packed it in his bag on November 10 and triggered an alarm at the TSA checkpoint at Will Rogers airport ... like a dumbass.
Needless to say, TSA freaked ... and shut down the terminal while officers frantically tried to figure out how to handle the situation.
According to reports, Coyne was flying to LAX to catch a preview of the new Flaming Lips musical "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots" -- and told police he was given the dead grenade at a party as a joke.
Shocker, the grenade reportedly resulted in several missed flights ... and lots of wasted money -- but once TSA determined it was harmless, they let Coyne go. -[TMZ]
UPDATE: He explains the whole story to Pitchfork.
Hunx as Gayracula
All things considered, we hope you had a Happy Halloween. You already saw what John Vanderslice and Freelance Whales dressed up as, and Dum Dum Girls' nun costumes (Crocodiles in there too). We also already posted Deap Vally, Those Darlins & the Mountain Goats in Halloween attire, and you saw Vampire Weekend all decked out for Kimmel. Here's a whole bunch more. That's Hunx and a punx above. See the rest (sort of NSFW), below...
We already posted lots of posts today. Here's some more, and some reminders too...
If you bought a ticket to that fundraiser, may we interest you in a live entertainment company?
Meanwhile, the President was on The Late Show with David Letterman last night, chatting about the Mitt Romney "47%" video and other things. Watch it below.
Check out what David Byrne & St. Vincent played last night in Chicago.
Look at pictures from our Jon Spencer Blues Explosion record release party that was last night.
Hope to see you at our Rafiq Batia record release party that Anti-Pop Consortium is also playing.
Check out an excellent profile piece on the legendary Neil Young that appeared in the NY Times Magazine.
Sinead O'Connor wrote to Russian president Vladmir Putin, demanding Pussy Riot's release. Is that helping or hurting?
Deftones are back with "Leathers", the new song from their upcoming Koi No Yokan due on 11/13. Check out that song below in a video stream and/or down load your copy at their site.
more stuff below...
by Bill Pearis
You may remember the video for the Flaming Lips and Erykah Badu's "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" that featured the singer's sister, Nayrock, writhing around naked in a tub full of glitter, blood and other liquids. Erykah was none too pleased.
Well, the band have gone back to the drawing board, or at least the tub for a new version of the old standard now featuring vocals from Amanda Palmer, who lends herself to the video -- au naturel but minus the glitter, blood and other gunk. Needless to say, it's NSFW and you can watch it below.
Pitchfork notes that Flaming Lips main man Wayne Coyne will work with Palmer again, directing the video for her upcoming single "Do It With a Rock Star" which will take it's concept from the title, it looks like. Amanda's new, Kickstarter-funded album, Theatre is Evil, is out September 11 which is the same day as her Webster Hall show to which tickets are still on sale.
Video is below.
Last night Stephen Colbert, in an effort not to be outdone by Coachella and their impending expansion into cruise lines, announced the second edition of his own music series will also be on a boat...though not one of those sissy luxury liners. Only the most American of vessels can contain Colbert, that's why you can look forward to the StePhest Colbchella '012 aboard the Intrepid aircraft carrier on August 10th.
Don't worry, Colbert is hip to all of the cool bands ("like Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, those guys are great"), so you can get excited for appearances from The Flaming Lips (who recently played Firefly), Grizzly Bear (who have a new LP on the way), Santigold (who plays Fun Fun Fun Fest this year in Austin), Grandmaster Flash and Billboard Singles Chart toppers Fun, and will be FREE/open to the public, though tickets are required (available via the Colbert site). Check out the announcement from his show last night below.
photos by David Andrako
Flaming Lips in Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto - 6/16/12
As previously mentioned, The Flaming Lips will "attempt to break a Guiness World Record by playing the most concerts in multiple cities during a 24-hour period, a record currently held by Jay-Z. They've got eight shows scheduled to take place on June 27 and 28 in Memphis, Clarksdale, Oxford, Jackson, Hattiesburg, Biloxi, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans. Each show is with a different band. Openers include Grimes, Neon Indian, Gary Clark Jr., Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, GIVERS, and more." Those shows begin on 6/27 at 4:30pm PT aka 7:30 ET aka now, and the whole thing will be streamed live at the O Music Awards site on three channels (the bus, the venues and the control room). The list of shows and bands they're playing with is below.
A little over a week earlier, on 6/16 to be exact, the Flaming Lips played a huge free show in Yonge-Dundas Square in downtown Toronto as part of NXNE. I don't know if it set any records, but the outdoor square was PACKED with people, many who were supposed to be at Radiohead, but ended up having some free time on their hands. At the show, Wayne Coyne and crew paid tribute to Radiohead by doing covers and constantly sending their love to Radiohead family during stage banter. Our pictures from that show are in this post too, and continue along with the 24 hour shows schedule, below...