Entries tagged with: Radiohead
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...
by Andrew Sacher
Florida duo Blonds (not to be confused with NYC duo Blondes) are currently in NYC (and loving it) recording their full length album. The album will be the followup to their Dark Roots EP, which includes a cover of Radiohead's "Talk Show Host," and can be streamed in full on bandcamp. Of the Radiohead cover, singer Cari Rae told Rolling Stone:
"'Talk Show Host' is my favorite Radiohead song, but Jordy [Asher] was apprehensive to cover it at first because of his immense respect for the band. He said it was like attempting to play with perfection. I begged him for almost a month, and I'm happy to say my persistence paid off."The band is made up of Cari Rae and Jordy Asher (who are dating) and fit in well with the other boy/girl duos creating indie pop/dream pop lately (Stereogum compares them to Tennis & Cults). Check out the sexy video of EP track "206" (which they label NSFW), that they star in, below.
While Blonds are in NYC, they'll be playing some shows including an early show TONIGHT (3/21) at Mercury Lounge with Thunder and Lightning. $10 tickets for this show will be available at the door. They also play Pete's Candy Store on 3/28 with Tamsin, Pianos on 3/29 with Praha Depart, Yellow Monsters, Crying Nut, 3rd Line Butterfly, Sea Monsters, and Duologue (tickets) and Pete's Candy Store again on April 26.
If you catch their show at Mercury Lounge tonight, stick around to see Breton play a late show at the same venue.
All dates and the somewhat NSFW video below...
Radiohead in Austin the other night (more by Tim Griffin)
Tickets go on sale at 10am today for the two Radiohead/Caribou shows in Newark and for the one in Camden. Tickets are also on sale for two Rocks Off party buses that will be bringing people from NYC to Newark.
Check out some pictures from the recent Austin show that Other Lives opened.
Last night they played the Scottrade Center in St Louis. Check out the setlist below...
Thom Yorke in Austin last night (by Tim Griffin, via BVAustin Instagram)
* Caribou opening new Radiohead dates
* Radiohead announce dates, 2 NJ shows @ Prudential Center
* Radiohead played Austin's Frank Erwin Center (pics, setlist)
* Radiohead played 17 songs @ Austin City Limits TV taping (setlist)
Caribou at Webster Hall in 2010 (more by Kam Tambini)
Caribou (aka Dan Snaith), who was one of the remixers on Radiohead's remix album TKOL RMX 1234567 which dropped last year, has been added as an opener to Radiohead's recently announced tour which includes shows on May 31 and June 1 at Prudential Center in NJ and June 13 at Susquehanna Bank Center in NJ. Tickets go on sale via W.A.S.T.E. on Thursday (3/8) with a general sale starting on Ticketmaster on Saturday (3/10) at 10 AM.
If you still haven't heard Caribou's remix of "Little by Little," you can stream it below along with all dates...
Radiohead @ Roseland in 2011 (more by Bao Nguyen)
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).Well, the latest rumor happens to be true (nice one Aids Bunny!), but also includes a May 31 performance at the NJ venue. They also play Camden on June 13th (so 3 NJ shows total!). Tickets for the new dates 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. All dates are listed below...
"Walls of Tom #radiohead" (via paulvkieu)
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?Stream the whole thing at NPR.
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.
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...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Other Lives @ Bowery Ballroom on 2/17
"Other Lives' sound is lush and rich, full of varied but precise instrumentation. Each member seamlessly switched from violin to guitar, trumpet, keyboard, bells, cello, percussion, harmonium etc., somehow getting to their instruments just at the right time in every song. Their CD Tamer Animals is a gorgeous reproduction of their sound, but seeing them live was an altogether different and wonderful experience. Watching the set up of keyboards, effects, laptop and other electonic gear, I was a little concerned that the 'music' would come off sounding too artificial. But all the band members were consummate musicians, and it didn't seem as though much of their sound came from prerecorded tracks."Other Lives played a sold out Bowery Ballroom on 2/17 with support from both from WIM and Lucius. The show, reviewed above, is pictured in this post.
[Words & Music]
The NYC show was part of a headlining tour leading up to Other Lives' run supporting Radiohead which began last night, Monday, 2/27, at American Airlines Arena in Miami. We're not sure how Other Lives' set was in the huge Florida venue, but you can check out Radiohead's setlist, video of two new songs included, HERE.
All Other Lives tour dates and more pictures from their NYC show, below...
"Superfly Presents and A.C. Entertainment are excited to announce the initial lineup for the 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The 11th annual four-day camping and music festival will be held on June 7 - 10 on the same beautiful 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, 60 miles south of Nashville. A full list of confirmed acts follows, and more will be announced in the coming weeks. The final Bonnaroo 2012 lineup will total over 125 bands and over 20 comedians performing on 13 stages over four days.Tickets for the event will go on sale on this Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 12 noon EST exclusively at bonnaroo.com."Radiohead, Beach Boys, Phish, Little Dragon, SBTRKT, The Antlers, Bad Brains, Laura Marling, St. Vinent, Tune-Yards, Flying Lotus, and many more are playing Bonnaroo this year. Full list below...
Beach Boys @ The Grammys
Though the Bonnaroo lineup won't be announced until later today (via Spotify), Knoxville.com has supposedly leaked some of it via a photo gallery which includes Beach Boys, Radiohead, Bon Iver, Phish, Foster the People, Alice Cooper, Ludacris, Black Star, Skrillex, Punch Brothers, The Avett Brothers, The Shins, Flogging Molly, Feist and Aziz Ansari. We can't know for sure if this is all correct, but I did hear that the Beach Boys were playing, and many of those bands have been rumored for a while, and the Beach Boys have promised more dates, so... well, we'll see soon! UPDATE: Yep, they are!
If it is all true, I really hope that this time Foster the People stay off the Beach Boys' stage unlike at the Grammys, as you can watch below...
Radiohead @ Roseland Ballroom in 2011 (more by Bao Nguyen)
Coachella which is taking place over the course of two weekends this year (April 13-15 and 20-22) revealed their 2012 lineup. Last week, Azealia Banks was the first artist confirmed, and earlier today they confirmed The Weeknd (maybe he found a band?), and before that, Jimmy Cliff, Breakbot, and Housse De Racket. The reunited Pulp then announced itself. The full lineup also includes headliners The Black Keys, Radiohead, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, not to mention, as predicted, the reunited At the Drive In and the reunited Mazzy Star (!), and Madness and Refused (!) and Jeff Mangum and many, many more that you can see below...
UK music magazine Uncut weighs on this year's best albums. Like Rough Trade, they give Josh T Pearson serious placement. They put Tinariwen, who appeared on The Colbert Report last night (!) with Tunde and Kyp from TV on the Radio, at #18. Check out their whole list and video from Colbert, below...
Josh T Pearson @ BV-SXSW 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Check out Rough Trade's list of the Top 100 Albums of 2011 (yay Josh T Pearson!), below...
Other Lives at The Parish in Austin (more by Tim Griffin)
On tour now in Europe, Other Lives will play a bunch of West Coast shows with JBM in December for taking a break until the new year. They'll hit the road again in February for a string of dates that lead up to a run with Radiohead that will take them through Florida and back west. Other Lives headline a NYC show at Bowery Ballroom on February 17th with openers TBA. Tickets are on sale. The band is touring in support of their recent LP Tamer Animals which dropped earlier this year.
All tour dates and a full concert video, below....
Radiohead @ Roseland Ballroom in 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
"Radiohead has confirmed the first ten dates of its forthcoming 2012 U.S. tour.Those dates are listed below...
The band's first extensive Stateside trek since 2008 will begin February 27 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL, with dates currently running through March 15 at the Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, AZ. Other Lives will support on these dates.
General on-sales for these shows will begin November 12, with the exception of the February 29 Tampa, FL date, which will go on sale November 19.
There will be a four ticket per person limit."
by Andrew Sacher
Africa Hitech, the moniker under which Mark Pritchard and Steve Spacek record together, released their debut full length 93 Million Miles this past May on Warp. Considering both members have been making forward-thinking electronic music since the '90s, it makes sense that when they come together, they're able to create a genuine formula of old school UK garage and dubstep. Unlike some of the other artists we've seen reach back to the genre's roots, like Mount Kimbie and Zomby, Africa Hitech's material on 93 Million Miles begs to be blasted at late-night parties and clubs, yet still without the superficial excess of guys like Skrillex and Bassnectar. Check out an album sampler and the video for "Out In The Streets" below, and pick up the album from the Warp webstore.
Africa Hitech just finished up a European tour and will play NYC on November 10 at Le Poisson Rouge with Sepalcure and Mux Mool, who plays with Pictureplane tonight (10/11) and also has CMJ shows coming up. Tickets for the LPR show are on sale now. More dates TBA.
Mark Pritchard is also one of the contributors to the Radiohead remix album, TKOL RMX 1234567, which you can stream HERE. The release party for the album is streaming NOW on Radiohead's website and Boiler Room's website. You can also stream Mark's take on "Bloom" below.
Video, streams, and all dates below...
Portishead @ ATP NJ (more by Dana (Distortion) Yavin)
today in NYC
* Ad Week
* Slavic Soul Party @ Barbes
* Deadmau5 @ Roseland Ballroom
* Jon Brion @ Le Poisson Rouge
* The Upright Piano Brigade @ Barbes
* The Horrors, Step Kids @ Webster Hall
* Michael Hurley, Meg Baird @ Union Pool
* Shellac, Helen Money @ The Bell House
* Exitmusic, Loney Dear @ Mercury Lounge
* White Arrows, Zambri, Dive @ Cameo Gallery
* Portishead, Thought Forms @ Hammerstein Ballroom
* Bryan Ferry, Phenomenal Handclap Band @ Wellmont Theater
* The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, She Keeps Bees @ Bowery Ballroom
* Daniel Carter, Shahzad Ismaily, Justin Veloso, Friend Roulette @ Zebulon
* Useless Eaters, Hunters, The Numerators, Mannequin Pussy @ Death By Audio
* The Chain Gang of 1974, The Forms, Tropic of Pisces, Tiny Victories @ Glasslands
Radiohead (aka Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood), whose new remix album is streaming, played Fallon last night. Check out the video below.
Portishead, who play their first of two Hammerstein Ballroom shows tonight, will also be on Fallon this week.
Radiohead at Roseland (more by Bao Nguyen)
Speaking of Radiohead, you can stream all of Radiohead's new disc TKOL RMX 1234567 below courtesy of Hype Machine. Look for the album on 10/11 on double CD/digital. Preorder now.
In other news, though Radiohead has bid NYC adeiu after some TV appearances and a pair of shows last week (night one photos, night two photos), you can still catch them tonight (10/3) (two of them anyway) on Fallon, and virtually never week...
Radiohead will celebrate the release of their remix album 'TKOL RMX 1234567' by streaming a live DJ set via The Boiler Room next Tuesday 11th October, from around 8pm UK time.Stream all of TKOL RMX 1234567 below.
Thom will be DJing, along with Jamie XX, Caribou, Lone and Illum Sphere, who all feature on the album.
You can watch Radiohead's takeover of The Boiler Room live via www.boilerroom.tv or www.radiohead.com/deadairspace.
DOWNLOAD: Lacrymosa - Good At Heart (RAC Maury Mix) (MP3)
"I love dance songs and I've always wanted to write one. I only play the piano, and I prefer writing classical piano music, so none of what I've written so far has crossed over to a danceable category. I don't end up finishing happy little ditties because I usually concentrate on the darker songs that tend to move me more than lighter songs do. I found out I'd be working with Andrew Maury at the same time that I found out he'd picked one of my darkest songs for a dance remix. I was pleased to discover that the remix presented the song to me in a new and true light. I suddenly sounded genuinely curious to understand a deeply disturbing moment in history from another point of view, which was what I really tried to explore when writing this song."Grab that song for free above! (or buy it at Family Records.) Go see Lacrymosa early tonight (10/3) at 7pm at Rockwood Music Hall.
- CAITLIN PASKO OF LACRYMOSA
Lacrymosa came out with a full length album on Family in 2010.
Check out a video of Lacrymosa covering Radiohead below...
I know you're sick of Radiohead posts, but, well, they keep doing things! (and anyway, more importantly, this post also contains Portishead!). But back to the point.... Radiohead just played two shows at Roseland Ballroom, appeared on SNL, and on The Colbert Report. They're also rumored to play for Occupy Wall Street today at 4 PM, though that might not happen. In addition to all of that, Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood will perform on Fallon on Monday (10/3). According to Radiohead At Ease, they'll be performing "Give Up The Ghost."
Speaking of Fallon, his week-long run of Pink Floyd covers (that started with the Shins) continued on Tuesday when Foo Fighters played "In The Flesh" with Roger Waters, on Wednesday when MGMT took on "Lucifer Sam" off of The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, with help from Bradford Cox who was dressed as Joey Ramone. Dierks Bentley did "Wish You Were Here" last night (9/29). You can watch all three videos below.
MGMT will also perform at The Guggenheim on November 10 and 11 as part of the 2011 Guggenheim International Gala. The 11/10 show is a private party, but the 11/11 show is a public event. Tickets go on sale Friday (10/14) with a member presale starting Thursday (10/13).
Portishead, who plays and curated ATP NJ this weekend, will appear on Fallon on Wednesday (10/5), two days after Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood do. Portishead play their second of two sold out shows at Hammerstein Ballroom the same night.
Fallon videos below...
Radiohead @ Roseland Ballroom (more by Dana (Distortion) Yavin)
"It appears that Radiohead will not be headed to Wall Street on Friday afternoon to perform for the protesters who have occupied Zuccotti Park for the past two weeks.Hmm. Who is telling the truth? Could they have planned to play, but backed out when they realized word got out? Could it not be "Radiohead", but something related? A Clive Deamer solo bongo set? We'll find out soon enough! Head to Wall St. at your own risk!
The band's representatives said in an email that there will be no show in support of the "Occupy Wall Street" demonstrators. "We can officially confirm this is NOT happening," wrote Steve Martin of Nasty Little Man, the firm that represents Radiohead.
Rumors of a Radiohead appearance swirled around the Internet and Twitter earlier Friday, capped by an email from a spokesperson for the loosely organized protest movement shortly after midday announcing what he termed a "show in solidarity" at 4 p.m. Friday.
Radiohead @ Roseland last night (more by Bao Nguyen)
"The Occupy Wall Street protesters camped out in Lower Manhattan's Zuccotti Park are buzzing over a big secret musical guest scheduled to play this afternoon at around 4pm. We hear that it's Radiohead, who are in New York for a couple concerts.What would Stephen Colbert think?
It makes sense: Radiohead's lead singer Thom Yorke has a history of lefty anti-globalization protest. What do you think: Are the millionaires from Radiohead authentic enough to be the bards of revolution?" [Gawker]
UPDATE: Gothamist says that "A spokesperson for Occupy Wall Street confirms "Radiohead will play a surprise show today at four in the afternoon. Press conference at one in the afternoon."
UPDATE 2: Occupy Wall Street says it's happening on their own website!
UPDATE 3: Radiohead spokesperson says NOT TRUE.
UPDATE 4: Occupy Wall Street claims they were hoaxed!
photos by Bao Nguyen
You already saw the setlist from Thursday night (and pictures and the setlist from Wednesday). Here are some pictures and videos from last night's Radiohead show (which was followed by a very late Thom Yorke DJ set at Westway). They continue below...
Radiohead @ Roseland Ballroom - 9/29/11 (photo by parkeryoung)
Not counting song order, the Radiohead setlist from last night (Thursday, 9/29) was almost identical to Wednesday's. I think the most notable difference is that Wednesday they played "Street Spirit" and Thursday got "Like Spinning Plates". Thursday also got 21 songs instead of just 20. Their extra was "Supercollider" which was just released this year on a single. Pictures
coming HERE. The full Thursday setlist below...