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The Darkness have announced details of their third album, Hot Cakes, which will be out August 21 on Wind-Up Records. You can check out the cover art for the album below, which fits right in with the band's over-the-top style. In addition to "Everybody Have a Good Time" and "Nothin's Gonna Stop Us" which have already seen the light of day, Hot Cakes also includes a studio recording of The Darkness' take on Radiohead's "Street Spirit (Fade Out)" which has been a live favorite for years. You can stream it over at Pitchfork, and check out the full tracklist for the album below.

The Darkness were last in NYC back in May for a two-night stand at Irving Plaza. No new American Dates have been announced as of yet but the band are about to start a fairly massive European tour opening for Lady Gaga. All those dates are listed below.

Continue reading "The Darkness covering Radiohead on new album 'Hot Cakes' (stream); touring Europe with Lady Gaga (dates)"

photos by Tim Griffin

Other Lives at Rock Werchter 2012
Rock Werchter Day 4  - 7/1/2012

Other Lives, who recently played Rock Werchter in Belgium (pictures in this post), are currently making their way around Europe, and eventually to Japan and, after taking a 2 month break, the band will head out on a fall tour of the US and Canada with Copenhagen's Indians. That tour brings them to NYC for shows at Bowery Ballroom on November 28 and Music Hall of WIlliamsburg on November 29. Tickets for both NYC shows go on sale Friday (7/20) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (7/18) at noon. All dates are listed below.

Meanwhile, Indians will be in North America even sooner for a previously discussed short run of dates that brings him to NYC for a show at Glasslands on July 26 with Milagres and Zulu Pearls. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Indians recently released a new single, "I Am Haunted," which you can download below in exchange for an email address. If you missed it, two other Indians tracks -- "Magic Kids" and "New" -- are streaming HERE.

In other Other Lives news, a remix of their song, "Tamer Animals," by Thom Yorke's Atoms for Peace project with Flea and Nigel Goodrich appears as a b-side to the new Atoms for Peace single. The a-side is a remix of Atoms for Peace's own song, "Other Side." You can stream the Other Lives remix below, where you'll also find the single's artwork. The single comes out on limited edition white vinyl on July 30 (sold out) and regular vinyl on August 6 via Modeselektor's Monkeytown label for their 50WEAPONS series. You can order the regular vinyl issue here. As mentioned, Thom Yorke will do an Atoms for Peace DJ set at the final installation of this summer's Warm Up series at MoMA PS1 on September 8 with Rustie, Holy Other, Maria Minerva, and Justin Strauss.

We also just mentioned that Thom Yorke will appear on the new Flying Lotus album.

In more related news, Nigel Godrich's band Ultraista announced their self titled debut LP today. It comes out October 2 via Temporary Residence. The cover art, tracklist and a video for "Static Light" are below. Live dates TBA.

A list of all Other Lives and Indians dates, more pics of Other Lives from Rock Werchter, the Atoms for Peace remix, the Indians MP3, and Ultraista album info below...

Continue reading "Other Lives remixed by Atoms for Peace, going on tour w/ Indians (dates, MP3s & live pics); Ultraista announces debut LP"

photos by David Andrako

Flaming Lips in Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto - 6/16/12
NXNE

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...

Continue reading "Flaming Lips streaming 24 hours of record-breaking shows NOW, played Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto (pics)"

Radiohead's stage @ Prudential Center (more by Amanda Hatfield)
RadioheaD

Radiohead says:

Hello everyone,

As you will probably have heard the roof over the stage collapsed at our show in Toronto killing crew member Scott Johnson and injuring three other crew members. The collapse also destroyed the light show - this show was unique and will take many weeks to replace. The collapse also caused serious damage to our backline, some elements of which are decades old and therefore hard to replace.

Whilst we all are dealing with the grief and shock ensuing from this terrible accident there are also many practical considerations to deal with & consequently we have to try and reschedule the following shows:

June
30 Roma Hippodrome Capanelle

July
1 Firenze Parco delle Cascine
3 Bologna Arena Parco Nord
4 Codroipo Villa Manin
6 Berlin Wuhlheide
7 Berlin Wuhlhedie
9 St Triphon Carriere des Andonces

We aim to announce the new dates for these shows on Wednesday 27th of June and will also supply information on how to obtain refunds on tickets if you cannot come to the show on the new date.

We will start playing live again at Les Arenes Nimes, Bilbao BBK festival and Lisbon Optimus Alive festival.

We will make every effort to offer the fans the very best show possible under the circumstances - thanks for your understanding and support.
Stay tuned for more info.

Bird's eye view of the scene
Stage Collapse in Toronto

Rest in peace to Drum Tech Scott Johnson of South Yorkshire in the UK, who passed away at the age of 33 due to injuries sutained at the recent stage collapse in Toronto.

A relative confirmed the death of Mr Johnson, from Doncaster, who worked for other British bands, including Keane.

Police in Toronto said the stage was being set up on Saturday when the top part of it collapsed on top of him.

The Foreign Office confirmed that Mr Johnson's family had been notified.

Three other people were injured, one seriously, in the incident at Downsview Park, medical officials said.

The band, from Oxfordshire, south-east England, were not on stage at the time and the sell-out concert was cancelled. A message on the band's website said the gig had been cancelled due to "unforeseen circumstances". -[BBC]

Our hearts go out to Johnson's family.

Downsview Park post-collapse (via @Jip88)
Downsview

A stage at Toronto's Downsview Park has collapsed in advance of a scheduled Radiohead concert, killing one person and injuring at least three, one seriously.

Calls came in to emergency crews at about 4 p.m. ET and at least one ambulance was already on site. One person was declared dead at the scene, one was transported to Sunnybrook Hospital in serious condition and two others were treated for minor injuries and released.

The 7:30 p.m. concert is cancelled, and Radiohead's official Twitter feed advised fans not to make their way to the venue. [CBC]

If there's a bit of a bright side, the venue wasn't open yet and could have been much worse.

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Radiohead at Susquehanna Bank Center - 6/13/12
Radiohead

Radiohead have been on a tour which already brought them to NJ for two Prudential Center shows and returned to Jersey last night (6/13) for a show at Susquehanna Bank Center. The set included two OK Computer songs ("Lucky" and "Paranoid Android") and two Amnesiac songs ("I Might Be Wrong" and "Like Spinning Plates") and was otherwise pretty similar to the Prudential Center shows, leaning most heavily on the two most recent albums, Kid A, and some new ones (they didn't play the new song that they just debuted in Chicago though). The set ended with "Everything In Its Right Place" with "True Love Waits" intro.

More pictures, a video, and setlist from last night's show are below.

Continue reading "Radiohead played Susquehanna Bank Center in NJ w/ Caribou (pics, video, setlist)"

Yamantaka // Sonic Titan
Yamantaka Sonic Titan

today in NYC
* Var @ Weird
* Judith Sloan @ Joe's Pub
* Bootsy Collins @ BB King's
* Spank Rock, MNDR @ Le Bain
* Dan Bern @ Beekman Beer Garden
* Big Terrific @ Cameo Gallery
* Blu, Anthm, Bryant Dope @ SOB's
* Yvette Perez @ The Manhattan Inn
* Metric @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Skaters, SINKANE @ Mercury Lounge
* Maryanne De Prophetis Trio @ Barbes
* The Mandingo Ambassadors @ Barbes
* Jonathan Richman @ Bowery Ballroom
* Two Man Gentlemen Band @ Joe's Pub
* The Maccabees, Wild Belle @ Webster Hall
* Reigning Sound, The Baxx Sisis @ Maxwell's
* Melvin Van Peebles Wid Laxative @ Zebulon
* Anthony Wilson and Julian Lage @ The Stone
* Preservation Hall Jazz Band @ Symphony Space
* Michael Kiwanuka, Bahamas @ Highline Ballroom
* Wavves, J2K, DJ Nick Catchdubs @ 446 Broadway
* Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens @ Littlefield
* Jim Campilongo and Steve Cardenas @ The Stone
* Ramona Falls, The Darcys, Dru Cutler @ Glasslands
* Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Yvette @ Mercury Lounge
* Dave Matthews Band, Fitz & the Tantrums @ Jones Beach
* Matt Skiba & The Sekrets, Smoking Popes @ The Bell House
* Cool Serbia, Ski Lodge, Beach Day, The Hudson Branch @ Pianos
* Primitive Weapons, Whores, Family, Tiger Flowers @ Saint Vitus
* Philip Glass, Nate Wooley, Stephin Merritt @ Issue Project Room
* Not Blood Paint, Eula, Beast Make Bomb, Indian Rebound @ Public Assembly
* Carnivores, Dinosaur Feathers, Ava Luna, Leapling @ Big Snow Buffalo Lodge
* Royal Headache, Home Blitz, Scott & Charlene's Wedding, Lame Drivers @ Cake Shop
* Unstoppable Death Machines, Graffiti Monsters, Respect, Female Demand @ Shea Stadium

Prodigy, whose upcoming Irving Plaza show was cancelled, Ghostface, and others play a private Rock the Bells media event tonight. Ghostface has public shows coming up as well.

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Joe Jackson teamed up with Iggy Pop for a cover of Duke Ellington's "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)," off Joe's upcoming Duke Ellington tribute album titled The Duke (out 6/26 via Razor & Tie). Check out a video of Joe and Iggy discussing that collaboration with some clips of the recording session below.

Radiohead, whose tour brought them to NJ for two Prudential Center shows two weeks ago, brings them back to NJ tonight for a Camden show at Susquehanna Bank Center.

The Northside Festival kicks off on Thursday (6/14) and the official BV showcase is on Friday (6/15) at MHOW with Caveman, Frankie Rose, Hume, and Fort Lean. We're giving away tickets to that on facebook.

Death Grips were supposed to play MHOW tonight but cancelled.

What else?

Continue reading "What's going on Wednesday?"

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

St. Vincent/Radiohead
Bonnaroo 2012 - Day 2
Bonnaroo 2012 - Day 2

Complimenting [Radiohead's] case for its post-major-label forays into art-rock craftsmanship was a stunning stage production that was a work of art in and of itself. With band members backlit by two towering video walls, a dozen tile-like screens shifted shape overhead and changed color with thrilling results. Wild-card set list selections included "I Might Be Wrong," "House of Cards," and "Kid A"; while live staples like "Idioteque," "Karma Police" and fevered-pitch show-closer "Paranoid Android" were among the oldies represented. [Rolling Stone]
Day 2 of Bonnaroo went down in Manchester, TN on Friday (6/8) with sets from Radiohead, St. Vincent, Feist, and more. As reported on bvChicago, a song was dedicated to Jack White during Radiohead's set:
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.
More pics of Day 1 are HERE. More of Day 2 below...

Continue reading "Bonnaroo Day 2 in pics (Radiohead, St. Vincent, Feist, Ludacris, Laura Marling, Little Dragon & Sharon Jones)"

2:54 at BV-SXSW 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
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today in NYC
* Whiplash @ UCB
* Brain Cloud @ Barbes
* Chica Libre @ Barbes
* Tony Scherr @ Living Room
* Julian Fleisher @ Joe's Pub
* Jim Campilongo @ Living Room
* Happy New Year, Alaskas @ Cameo
* Matthew Sweet, Callaghan @ City Winery
* Ed Sheeran, Rosi Golan @ Bowery Ballroom
* Lindsay Mendez & Marco Paguia @ Joe's Pub
* Mystery Jets, Grand Resort @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen @ Littlefield
* Alejandro Escovedo, The Ghost Wolves @ Maxwell's
* Pet Bottle Ningen, Les Rhinoceros, Pak @ Cake Shop
* Reverend Vince Anderson & His Love Choir @ Union Pool
* Steve Gunn, Loren Conners, Chris Forsyth, XO4 @ Zebulon
* Dave Hill, Kevin Allison, Mara Wilson, Eric Muller @ Union Hall
* 2:54, Widowspeak, The Denzels, Indian Rebound @ Mercury Lounge
* Foster The People, Tokyo Police Club @ Central Park Summerstage
* Fat Tony, Tom Cruz, Juiceboxxx, Ratking, Old Money, Mess Kid (DJ set) @ Glasslands
* Six Feet Under, Dying Fetus, Revocation, Gunfire-N-Sodomy @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Guerilla Toss, Sediment Club, Fat History Month, Rotten Apples, Haribo @ Death By Audio
* Xeno & Oaklander, Autre Ne Veut, Religious To Damn, Plastic Flowers @ The Studio at Webster Hall

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Radiohead debuted a new song, "Full Stop," in Chicago last night. Check out video from the show below.

San Diego's Tropical Popsicle have a trippy new video for their song "The Tethers" which you can also watch below.

What else?

Continue reading "What's going on Monday?"

Radiohead at Prudential Center 6/1/2012 (photo by Klaus Kinski)
Radiohead May 31

Radiohead played the Prudential Center in New Jersey for a second night in a row. (Last night's pics are here.) Tonight we got "Paranoid Android" and Hail to the Thief's "Go to Sleep" which hasn't been played live in ages. They finished their 23-song set with a cover of R.E.M.'s "The One I Love" which segued into "Everything in Its Right Place." Check out the entire setlist below.

Continue reading "Radiohead played the Prudential Center again (6/1/12 setlist)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield words by Andrew Sacher

Radiohead at Prudential Center - 5/31/12
Radiohead

"We're not ready for the greatest hits yet... when we are we'll be dead," said Thom Yorke during Radiohead's first of two Prudential Center shows last night (5/31), before going into "Identikit," a new song they've been playing on tour. It's things like that which made it clear during their show that Radiohead is like no other rock band with enough stature and fame to play an arena like Prudential Center. Those bands usually do play hit after hit, whereas Radiohead's set focused most heavily on deeper cuts from their two most recent albums and newer, post-TKOL tracks. And while most arena-sized bands project themselves onto massive screens to cater to the far-away fans, Radiohead opts for a series of smaller moveable screens that project grainy images of individual members from carefully planned camera angles in an art-collage fashion. Those screens blended with the band's light show, heightening the atmosphere and, like 2011's divisive The King of Limbs, continued to prove that Radiohead refuse to be jaded by a 20+ year career and that they deliver with the same spirit as the band who wrote those hits they preferred not to play.

Radiohead kicked off their set around 8:50 in front of a backdrop of dripping lights, similar to the lines that obscure the TKOL album art, with the opening track off that album, "Bloom." The band have been known to rotate instruments according to the song, and this one saw them in their traditional "rock band" format with Thom on guitar, but it only took one more song ("15 Step") for Thom to show off those dance moves that anyone who hasn't seen them live before may remember from the zany "Lotus Flower" video. That song started in a dimly lit setting, with a double drum intro and Thom's vocals, but once the guitar kicked in, the band was blasted with light and met with huge cheers from the crowd.

Though I mentioned it wasn't a hits set (and better because of it), it goes without saying that when they played "Karma Police," the crowd gave by far the highest level of participation they'd given all night. Everyone who had been watching the show from their seats stood up, and the entire Prudential Center joined in on vocals, overpowering Thom's own voice. It was like a campfire song (cause you know, "Karma Police" is one of the few Radiohead songs you and your friends can manage on an acoustic guitar) coming to life on a level unimaginable. They followed that with the bass-heavy "Feral," which saw Thom's craziest dancing yet, in front of an equally spastic light show. Then came "Idioteque," the final song of their pre-encore set, and when the heavy drum breaks came in, I'm still not sure if Thom's mic was malfunctioning or if he was intentionally cutting out, but the crowd immediately chimed in, chanting every single word for the remainder of the song.

Radiohead quickly returned for their first of two encores, opening with the only Amnesiac song of the night, "You and Whose Army?" After a couple more, they finished the first encore with their live/dancey rendition of "Everything In Its Right Place." The song, which is generally one of the band's more ambient cuts, was propelled by a relentless bass drum and shakers, and the audience clapped along on every beat. At the end of the song, the band members slowly left the stage, until only Jonny Greenwood and Ed O'Brien were left, continuing to manipulate the song through samplers. Eventually they left too, letting the song exist entirely on its own above an empty stage.

Their second encore began with a stripped down version of the band performing "Give Up The Ghost," and similarly to "Everything In Its Right Place," it ended with Thom's looped vocals harmonizing over each other after he had stepped back from the mic. They followed that with a distorted take on Kid A's "The National Anthem" which saw a rare moment of two distinctly different colored lights hitting the stage at once, and they wrapped things up with "Reckoner."

Unfortunately, I showed up a bit late and missed most of Caribou's opening set, but from what I saw they were killing it as well. Though the crowd had barely filled in yet, Caribou seemed unaffected by it and delivered a solid set of material from their 2010 LP, Swim. I was able to catch them closing the set with the album's two opening songs, the warped pop tune, "Odessa," and an extended version of the choppy dance track, "Sun." Before Radiohead left the stage, they greatly praised the band and thanked them for opening (we already know they're fans).

Radiohead and Caribou continue their tour together, and do it again at Prudential Center tonight (6/1). The setlist from last night is HERE. More pictures and videos below...

Continue reading "Radiohead played Prudential Center w/ Caribou (night 1 pics, videos & review)"

Radiohead at Prudential Center 5/31/2012 (photo by B.Q. Nguyen)
Radiohead May 31

Radiohead played the first of two shows at the Prudential Center in New Jersey tonight (5/31). More photos to come, but in the meantime check out the 23 song setlist -- including "Everything in It's Right Place," dedicated to Adam Yauch -- below.

Continue reading "Radiohead played the Prudential Center (5/31/12 setlist)"

by Bill Pearis

Ultraista

Having worked with Pavement, Beck, R.E.M. and, of course, Radiohead over the last 15 years, we know Nigel Godrich mainly as a producer. But now we get to meet Nigel Godrich the musician. Partnering with singer Laura Bettinson and drummer-for-the-stars Joey Waronker, Godrich has formed Ultraísta who have just released their first song, "Smalltalk," to the internet. Densely-layered with all manner of synthesizers and percussion, it's a claustrophobic little number you can hum along and dance to.

Watch the video for "Smalltalk" below.

Continue reading "check out Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich's band Ultraísta"

Caribou

Radiohead tour opener Caribou, as you can see in the flyer above, has added a Brooklyn date (probably just DJing?) between the NJ and DC Radiohead dates. It would be pretty cool if Thom showed up to play some songs too (like he recently did at MOCA and Coachella with other friends). Assume he won't, but you never know. Tickets are on sale.

Radiohead, or more specifically Colin Greenwood who guests on it, is helping promote the release of an album One Little Plane, on Four Tet's label, which you can stream in full.

Four Tet, who also opens for Radiohead sometimes, is featured on the mix Thom Yorke posted over the weekend in tribute to MCA.

Yauch

Entitled "Dot Connectors", this message was posted to Radiohead.com today:

I was very sad to hear the news of Adam Yauch's death yesterday.

We looked up to the Beastie Boys a lot when we were starting out and how they maintained artistic control making wicked records but still were on a major label, and the Tibetan Freedom Concerts they organized had a very big influence on me personally and the way Adam conducted himself and dealt with it all impressed me a lot. He was a mellow and v smart guy. May he rest in peace.

On another note check this out> people connecting the dots of our weird weather patterns, though the climate change deniers still frantically shout their voice is getting quieter. climate dots around the world

and some music..

1. Kurduli Hidjazkiar Taxim Kementchedi Alecco Open Strings
2. Blue Horizon Sidney Bechet The Ultimate Collection
3. Too Polite Feat. Louis Vines Throwing Snow
4. When the Ship Comes In Bob Dylan
5. Gene Piece, R.A.I Bird Pierre Henry, Pierre Schaeffer
6. Strange Fruit Sidney Bechet
7. Shake Your Rump Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique
8. Ghana: Voices & Percussion Vocalists and drummers of Ghana African Rhythms & Instruments: Vol 1
9. Caves Of Paradise Actress R.I.P.
10.Ascending Actress R.I.P.
11.Ocoras Four Tet

Thom

Check out videos of some bands remembering MCA from stage last night.

Atoms For Peace @ Roseland 2010 (more by Bao Nguyen)
Atoms for Peace

"After the opening of the Stanley Donwood exhibition at Subliminal Projects Gallery an afterparty was scheduled at MOCA in LA with Gonjasuffi, Ana Caldaron, as well as Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich (Nigel: "We're Djing at Mike D's bash"). The two under the name Atoms For Peace played 5 new songs with Thom Yorke vocals. And it all points out to tracks from the highly anticipated Atoms For Peace album.

Atoms For Peace is live band of Thom Yorke, which includes Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich and Red Hot Chili Pepper bassist Flea. A new album was in the works, but till today there was no sign of new material." [At Easeweb]

A couple of videos from the set, a recently-gone viral video of Carrie Manolakos covering "Creep" at Le Poisson Rouge, and a video of little kids reviewing Radiohead, below...

Continue reading "Thom Yorke & Nigel Godrich debut new songs in Atoms For Peace DJ Set"

photos by David Andrako

Wild Flag's Carrie Brownstein & the Hives @ Coachella Sunday - 4/22/2012
Coachella 2012 - Second Week Day 3
Coachella 2012 - Second Week Day 3

"The second weekend brought record heat. Festival-goers jockeyed for patches of grass around the shaded perimeters. They pounded frozen lemonade at $6 a cup.

"It feels like a different world from last weekend," The Shins frontman James Mercer said. "It was Iceland last week."

While the weather forced some practical fashion choices, Coachella's sartorial influence was noted well beyond Indio. Joan Rivers and Kelly Osbourne debated Coachella-inspired fashion trends, and the wider cultural significance of the festival, on the E! Channel program, "The Fashion Police."

Osbourne, a Coachella regular, proclaimed, "When you go to Coachella, all the girls are half-naked and 22." Rivers, who joked that she goes to Coachella, too, quipped, "If David Hasselhoff was there, this means officially Coachella is no longer cool."" [MYDesert.com]

How was your Coachella?

After DJing a party on Friday night and headlining with his band Radiohead on Saturday, Thom Yorke kept busy on Sunday by DJing a Rolling Stone pool party with Nigel Godrich, and then showing up as a not-so-surprise, special guest during Modeselektor's Sunday night set in the Mojave tent while Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg headlined the main Coachella stage.

Modeselektor (pre-Thom) @ Coachella Sunday - 4/22/2012
Coachella 2012 - Second Week Day 3

You saw pictures from Friday and Saturday, all of last week, and of Dre & Snoop from yesterday (Sunday, 4/22/12). Here are the rest from yesterday, Coachella 2012's final day. More below...

Continue reading "Coachella 2012 Week 2 - Day 3 pics (Modeselektor, Hives, Wild Flag, At the Drive-In, Le Butcherettes, Gotye, Beirut, more)"

photos by David Andrako

"Did y'all peep my Lil boob out with tha pastie today at coachella ?!? That was my Lil Kim moment !" - AZEALIA BANKS

hologram Biggie w/ Black Lips / Azealia Banks / ASAP Rocky @ Coachella Saturday
Coachella 2012 - Second Week Day 2
Coachella 2012 - Second Week Day 2
Coachella 2012 - Second Week Day 2

"For a certain breed of diehard Coachella fan, once is just not enough. And since 2012 is the first year that the epic desert music and arts festival is being mounted twice in Indio, California, it was inevitable that some of the most obsessed would find a way to attend both three-day weekends.

"The Monday after the first one, I was kind of licking my wounds and I said, 'Hey, let's go again! I'm down. I get paid on Friday. It can happen," 28-year-old Carlos Morales, from Fullerton, California, told Rolling Stone yesterday. "Radiohead was a big part of it. They were amazing, and I really wanted to see them again."

Tickets for a single Coachella weekend are hard enough to come by; in recent years, they've typically sold out within days of going on sale, which sparked the motivation for festival organizers Goldenvoice Productions to add an identical second weekend this year. About six percent of festivalgoers who bought tickets online directly from the promoter managed to pick up tickets for both weekends, said Coachella co-founder Paul Tollett. Resales are harder to measure, but last-minute impulse buyers for the second weekend were rewarded with some tickets being sold at below face value.

Alison Swing, 21, of Long Beach, bought her second set of tickets "from a friend of a friend of a friend" and got a $100 discount from the cover price, she said with a laugh. "It was nerve-wracking spending the money," Swing admitted, "but I wanted to go back so bad. I'll deal with it after." [Rolling Stone]

Coachella concludes today, Sunday, 4/22, Earth Day 2012.

You saw the pictures from Friday, a video of the Black Keys performing with John Fogerty, video from a Friday night party that Thom Yorke DJ'd, and Radiohead's setlist from Saturday. Here are the pictures from Saturday, 4/21/2012, Record Store Day, the 2nd day of the 2nd weekend of Coachella 2012.

As you can see in the above picture, The Black Lips paid tribute (if you want to call it that) to hologram Tupac (who should be making another appearance with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg tonight) with their own hologram (actually a cut out) of Biggie Smalls. St. Vincent joined Andrew Bird on stage to help perform "Lusitania." Azealia Banks, in a different looking outfit than last week, apparently suffered a wardrobe malfunction. A$AP Rocky was joined by Master P, Romeo, No Limit and many other friends on stage in the Gobi tent, as he and Radiohead simultaneously closed out the night once again.

More pictures from all of Saturday, and a video from ASAP's guest-filled set, below...

Continue reading "Coachella 2012 Week 2 - Day 2 pics (Radiohead, ASAP Rocky, Azealia Banks, Feist, Firehose, Grace Potter, Squeeze & more)"

Radiohead @ Coachella - 4/21/2012 (photo via tamaradhia)
Coachella

One night after Thom Yorke played a DJ set at the Ace Hotel, Radiohead played Coachella again (pictures HERE). This week's setlist was 21 songs vs. last week's 20. Order of songs aside, this week's crowd heard six different tunes. They got You And Whose Army?, Nude, Kid A, Feral, House of Cards, and Exit Music (for a film), but didn't hear Daily Mail, Myxomatosis, Identikit, Lucky, or Everything in Its Right Place. Check out the entire 4/21 setlist, below...

Continue reading "Radiohead's Coachella 2012 (week 2) setlist"

Flying Lotus, Gaslamp Killer, Thom Yorke @ Ace Hotel on 4/20 (via)
Yorke

As I type this, Radiohead just opened their second Saturday night Coachella headlining set in a row with "Bloom". I wonder how/if their setlist will vary from last week (pics from last time HERE). We'll know soon (update: we know now).

Meanwhile, check out the video of Thom Yorke DJing the Coachella Brainfeeder party with Flying Lotus and Gaslamp Killer at Ace Hotel in Palm Springs last night (4/20), along with a video of Thom dancing during GK's set, below...

Continue reading "Thom Yorke DJ'd a Brainfeeder party @ Coachella w/ Flying Lotus & Gaslamp Killer (video & pics)"

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Buzzcocks / Bon Iver / Squeeze
Coachella 2012 - Day 2
Coachella 2012 - Day 2
Coachella 2012 - Day 2

"The earlier part of the afternoon felt a little sleepy. People waking up late after Friday, taking their time getting to the festival, and the earliest bands on the bill usually have a gentler style of music anyway. That all changed, for us at least, with the arrival of the Buzzcocks, those spiky, rapid-fire elder statesmen of melodic British punk, on stage in the Gobi tent.

Founders Pete Shelley and Steve Diggle look older now -- it's been 35 years or so since they launched the band --but their voices are strong, their rapid-fire guitar riffing still delivers an electric current to the brain. And, bonus for fans on Saturday, the short length of many of their songs meant you got a whole lot of Buzzcocks packed into a 55-minute set." [Orange County Register]

Before Radiohead closed out Saturday with a near-2 hour headlining set, Coachella-goers were treated to live music by Jeff Mangum, the Buzzcocks, Squeeze, fIREHOSE, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Bon Iver (videos & setlist HERE), Andrew Bird, The Shins, SBTRKT, Flying Lotus, A$AP Rocky (who played at the same time as Radiohead), Feist, Noel Gallagher, Destroyer, Grace Potter, The Head and the Heart, and many more.

You saw our pictures of Friday HERE and HERE, and St. Vincent and Radiohead from Saturday. The rest of Saturday, below...

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Coachella 2012 - Day 2

You saw the setlist. Here's pictures and the video of their streamed set, all 110 minutes of it. Watch below...

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Thom Yorke, ponytail & 1 of 2 drummers @ Coachella (via BrooklynVegan Instagram)
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Follow along on the stream. Growing Coachella setlist below...

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BrooklynVegan is proud to present a free screening of award-winning film "The Island President." What is "The Island President" about? Ask Radiohead's Thom Yorke!...

Says Thom Yorke: "'The Island President' is a film about the Maldives, and the struggle of President Nasheed to get the voice of a small nation heard in the climate change debate. Unless something is done to stop rising sea levels they will lose everything. The country will be under water. Some of our music was used to help tell the story."
Radiohead contributed 14 songs to the film, about which you could also say:
"The Island President" is the story of the Maldives' bad-ass president, Mohamed Nasheed, and his fight against global warming. His tiny island nation is on the brink of demise -- rising sea levels will certainly swallow up the entire country, and along with it, every last person and vestige of their civilization -- in the foreseeable future. (Keep in mind Manhattan is also a low-lying area surrounded by water. This issue is not exclusive to the Maldives; they are only the first casualty.)
Unfortunately, last month, on February 7, Mohamed Nasheed, the democratically-elected president of the Maldives, was forced to resign in a coup d'etat orchestrated by the military and forces loyal to the former dictator. He continues to fight the good fight for the democracy and survival of his people though. Learn more by watching the film.

The movie opens in theaters on Wednesday, March 28, but you're invited to a special BrooklynVegan advance screening at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on Sunday, March 25th. Like our previous free screenings of "Boy", "Senna" and "Exit Through the Gift Shop", this one is first come, first served, and seated.

Unlike at our previous screenings, at this one we're giving away two pair of Radiohead tickets! Details on how to win, and the movie trailer, below...

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