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Radiohead @ Roseland Ballroom (more by Dana (Distortion) Yavin)
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Occupy Wall Street posted a confirmation to the rumor that Radiohead is playing for them today at 4PM. One problem. The Wall Street Journal says:

"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.

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.

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!

Radiohead @ Roseland last night (more by Bao Nguyen)
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"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.

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]

What would Stephen Colbert think?

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!

Radiohead played their 2nd Roseland show last night (9/29)

Deer Tick play a free show to bring awareness to some of what's going on down at Wall Street, on Monday in Brooklyn.

photos by Bao Nguyen

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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...

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Radiohead @ Roseland Ballroom - 9/29/11 (photo by parkeryoung)
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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...

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photos by Dana (Distortion) Yavin, videos by Andrew Sullivan

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If you were there, how long did you wait to get inside to see Radiohead play their first of two shows at Roseland Ballroom in NYC last night? I arrived at 8:00 and made it in around 9:00. The line for will call check in (all tickets were will call) wrapped around the entire square block. The end of the line was all the way back at the venue, and had apparently been that way since doors opened. If you didn't have a ticket in advance, did you manage to get in? Lots of people were walking up and down the line with signs explaining why they deserved to get your extra if you had one.

Four Tet was on when I finally got through the doors, but without a good spot, and with all the loud crowd noise, it was hard to focus on the opener. Roseland was packed. Radiohead, complete with 2nd bald drummer, took the stage a bit after 10 and played till after midnight. The concert itself was as special as (any Radiohead fan) expected, but my highlight was definitely the second of two encores which did not seem planned. Nobody in the giant venue (relatively speaking) was ready for the band to leave after they finished with "Morning Mr. Magpie" from the new "King of Limbs" album. The club toyed with turning the house lights back on, house music came on, and the crew even seemed to be breaking down. It could have been an act to make an encore seem real for once. Regardless, it worked and the boys returned to the stage, now all dressed down and in black, to the loudest cheers yet. And this time they closed the night off right, with the one-two punch that was "Street Spirit" and "Nude."

Earlier in the set they played a bit of "The One I Love" which was a nice little tribute to the recently-departed R.E.M. The full setlist is below.

Though I can hardly understand Thom when he speaks, he seemed in a good mood. He asked if we saw the movie "Inside Job" and then I think he said something about nothing being different. He mentioned it was nice to not be sitting around a TV studio, a reference to the fact that their NYC vacation so far has included appearances on both SNL and the Colbert Report. The merch included special t-shirts made just for the shows (pics below).

Radiohead do it again at Roseland tonight (9/29). More pictures, some great videos, and the setlist from last night, below...

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"hate me, but listening to the new Radiohead material reminds
me just how mainstream I really am." - Megumi Terui


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"I've never even heard 'OK Computer', but anything by Radiohead doesn't make much sense to me. Everyone's going on about Radiohead pushing things forward, but the only thing they're famous for really is songs like 'Creep' innit?" - Liam Gallagher
today in NYC
* Mike Bones @ Zebulon
* The Soundbats @ Barbes
* Mandingo Ambassadors @ Barbes
* Twin Sister, Lost Boy? @ Union Pool
* The Head and the Heart @ Living Room
* Joe McPhee, Lori Freedman @ The Stone
* Laura Marling, Alessi's Ark @ Webster Hall
* Foster The People, Cults, Reptar @ Terminal 5
* Radiohead, Four Tet, etc @ Roseland Ballroom
* Duo for the Liberation of Sound and Image @ The Stone
* The Drums, Patrick Cleandenim, Regal Degal @ Maxwell's
* Factory Floor, Apache Beat, Fan-Tan @ Knitting Factory
* The Album Leaf, Sister Crayon, Movus @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Reptar, Savoir Adore, B-Roc of The Knocks @ Tammany Hall
* Veronica Falls, McDonalds, Heaven's Gate, The Hairs @ Pianos
* Viva Voce, The Parson Red Heads, The Dearloves @ The Rock Shop
* Swans, Wovenhand, Sir Richard Bishop @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Black Branches, Bow Ribbons, Zs, Bubbles, Hess Is More @ 50 Eldridge St.
* Dark Dark Dark, A Hawk and A Hacksaw, Pillars and Tongues @ The Bell House
* Our Hit Parade w/ Bridget Everett, Kenny Mellman, Neal Medlyn @ Highline Ballroom
* Thao & Get Down Stay Down, A>G>E, Ambassadors, Valerie June @ Mercury Lounge
* Gringo Star, Gross Relations, Palomar, EULA, Raven Sings The Blues (DJ) @ Glasslands
* The Head and the Heart, Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons, These United States @ Bowery Ballroom
* Ninjasonik, Eric Sosa, Wordspit & The Illest, Kings County, G.R.A.M.Z., G. Bub @ Public Assembly
* Strike Anywhere, A Wilhelm Scream, The Copyrights, Bridge And Tunnel @ The Studio at Webster Hall

Radiohead says:

"Some ticket holders for this week's New York shows have chosen to re-sell one or both of their allocation on auction sites. Using a 2 ticket limit and will-call only access with ID, we have tried to ensure that more tickets go to the people who prefer to see the show than to cheat fellow fans with re-selling tickets at exorbitant prices.

For those of you who have to pay over the face value of the ticket, PLEASE make sure that you are certain you can get into the show before parting with your money. A ticket is only valid with its matching credit card details and the ID of the purchaser, after which the ticket holder will be escorted straight through. "

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KEXP posted a 17 minute Arctic Monkeys in-studio performance that you can watch below...

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"Just passed by the Radiohead line at Roseland & there is definitely a woman in that line with ACTUAL MENTAL ILLNESS. Weird scene." - Ahmad Bilal

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Radiohead plays their first of two shows at Roseland Ballroom tonight (9/28) with Four Tet and friends. Tickets went on sale Monday morning and naturally sold out instantly. People are already in line to get in (see above), though I doubt they have been there as long as some waited to try and get in to SNL (or have they?).

Huffington Post wrote an article about how people are mad at not getting Radiohead tickets, and it included this statement from a Ticketmaster rep:

"There was tremendous demand for Radiohead's New York shows and in comparison, there were a relatively small number of tickets available. This is an example of where paperless ticketing -- currently restricted in New York -- could have created a great fan experience and ensured that all of the available tickets were purchased by real fans instead of some being scooped up by scalpers."- Ticketmaster
One poor soul got some kind of confirmation but no tickets. He claims a Ticketmaster rep later told him, "I don't know why you didn't get them. Our servers were overloaded." Meanwhile, one jerk wants $1500 for a pair on eBay. Another on Craigslist will take you to make his ex-girlfriend jealous.

The above photo comes from Gothamist who also aggregated some funny scalper listings.


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As you know, last night was the Colbert Report Radiohead special. All the videos, including web exclusives and interviews, below...

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YouTube's KidATiki wrote on Friday:

After catching the Descendents at Roseland on Friday (9/23), I walked a couple blocks to NBC Studio to see if there were any people waiting to get stand-by tickets (which doesn't guarantee entry) for tomorrow's SNL season premier with Alex Baldwin/Radiohead......first couple people started camping on Thursday. Some dedication for these hardcore fans!
And you thought getting tickets from your desk at 10am today was hard. Check out the video of the campers below...

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The moment we've all been waiting for. Tickets to the two Radiohead shows at Roseland Ballroom go on sale at 10am. Good luck!

Catch Radiohead on the Colbert Report tonight (9/26). Watch their performance from Saturday's SNL episode HERE.

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Like he did at Glastonbury and in the Basement, and like he probably will twice this week at Roseland Ballroom in NYC (and on Colbert), drummer Clive Deamer joined Radiohead during their performance on Saturday Night Live last night (9/24). Said Radiohead drummer Phil Selway back in June, "no, you're not seeing double. The doppelganger drummers are myself and Clive Deamer. Clive has long been one of my favourite drummers and so I was really excited when he agreed to perform with us. Hope you like what we've all done." Clive's credits include recording with Portishead and Roni Size, and touring with Robert Plant. Check out the two SNL videos, and some clearer screencaps, below...

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As always, sneaky Radiohead put some pre-sale tickets on their WASTE site without much or any notice. Those tickets appear to now be gone. Did you get any? If not, tickets for the two Roseland shows go on general sale Monday at 10am. KCRW is also offering a chance to win some. You need to sign up as a member.

In related news, Thom Yorke said Radiohead will tour in 2012 and they are rumored to be playing both nights of Coachella. Radiohead will also be on Colbert next week and SNL tomorrow.

OMD @ Terminal 5 in March (more by Dana (Distortion) Yavin)
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As Tune-Yards starts her second of two NYC shows at LPR tonight (9/20), OMD will be beginning their first of two shows at Irving Plaza. And I don't know what is about right now and two-night stands, but Wedneday and Thursday have two Beirut shows (both shows with Stereolab's Laetitia Sadier) and two Opeth shows.Thursday and Friday bring two Wilco shows (tickets went back on sale today) and two Girls shows (who also play Other Music while they're here). Old school East Coast punks (sort of) Blondie (who cover Beirut on their new album) just played two shows at Highline Ballroom. Old school West Coast punks X begin a two night run at Irving Plaza soon, but not before the two Radiohead shows at Roseland Ballroom with Four Tet and friends go on sale, sell out and happen (though Radiohead does overlap with X's Maxwell's show). Megafaun also play two NYC shows next week, as do Mogwai with the Soft Moon. Jay-Z & Kanye West will spend 9/27 & 9/28 11/5 & 11/6 at the Izod Center in NJ. Portishead and Jeff Mangum help end September and begin October with two shows each as part of ATP in NJ. Portishead follow it up with two more shows at Hammerstein Ballroom. I think that's a good place to stop. What else?

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Rave on. P.S. tickets for the shows are now on Ticketmaster.

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I guessed right! Here's the press release:

Radiohead has confirmed two shows at New York City's Roseland Ballroom to take place September 28 and 29. Tickets will go on sale at 10:00 AM on September 26 at www.ticketmaster.com. There is a 2 ticket limit per household. All tickets will be available for pick up at will call the evening of the event beginning at 6:30 PM and entry into the venue is required immediately upon receipt. No tickets shall be distributed prior to the event.

In addition, Radiohead will appear on a very special one-hour episode of The Colbert Report featuring multiple songs and interview segments. And as previously announced, Radiohead will be musical guest on the September 24 season premiere of Saturday Night Live.

These TV performances and live shows are the band's first appearances in the U.S. since the release of its current album The King Of Limbs, which it made available digitally at www.Radiohead.com on February 18 and released to physical and digital retail via tbd Records on March 29.
woo hoo!

Atoms For Peace @ Roseland in 2010 (more by Bao Nguyen)
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Radiohead will guest on Comedy Central's Colbert Report on September 26th.

Apart from the band's appearance on Saturday Night Live, Radiohead will also be a guest on The Colbert Report on Comedy Central. Not just as a musical guest, but Stephen Colbert will have the band on for an hour-long special. Radiohead will be playing four songs, some from The King Of Limbs, but also unreleased track The Daily Mail. An extra song will be made available online.
Stephen Colbert: "I look forward to meeting the Radioheads and leveraging their anti-corporate indie cred to raise brand awareness for my sponsors." [At Ease]

SNL is the 24th (and hopefully there's more to announce still too). And Radiohead is playing 2 nights at Roseland too!

In related news, Thom Yorke played a surprise acoustic solo show in England last night (9/18), and he recently revealed a new so-so solo track on the radio called "The Twist". You can listen to the glitchy techno number, which was part of a 25 minute mix that you can also hear, below...

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Radiohead @ All Points West 2008 (more by Bao Nguyen)
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...when they're here for Saturday Night Live on 9/24? Two nights at Roseland maybe?

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A letter from XL...

We work with some amazing artists, and we appreciate the support you show them. To celebrate their work, and say thank you to you, we've made a limited edition, double 12" vinyl sampler. It features a track from each of the artists we've worked with this year. It won't be available to buy anywhere.

We would like to give you a copy of the XL Recordings Sampler 2011. If you'd like a copy of the sampler, email your postal address to XL11@xlrecordings.com and we'll send you one, wherever you are in the world. We have 1000 copies to give away. First come, first served.

XL Recordings Sampler 2011 tracklist:

A1 Adele- He Won't Go.
A2 Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx - I'll Take Care Of You
B1 Radiohead - Supercollider
C1 Tyler, The Creator - Yonkers
C2 Friendly Fires - Show Me Lights
D1 The Horrors - Still Life
D2 Jai Paul - BTSTU (Edit)

Thank you,

XL Recordings

P.S. don't forget Radiohead play SNL on 9/24.

The War on Drugs @ Webster Hall in April (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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today in NYC
* Evanescent @ Barbes
* Howard Fishman @ Barbes
* Beyonce @ Roseland Ballroom
* Spanglish Fly, Cumbiagra @ Zebulon
* Jonathan Coulton @ Rocks Off Concert Cruise
* The Wood Brothers, Chris Kasper @ Maxwell's
* Fishtank Ensemble, Franz Nicolay @ Union Hall
* Lyonnais, ATM, R Mexico, IVDB @ Bruar Falls
* Violent Bullshit, Matt Cash (DJ) @ Cameo Gallery
* Mirah, Tara Jane O'Neil, Noveller @ Dead Herring
* David Bromberg Big Band, Angel Band @ City Winery
* Trophy Wives, Methodist, Season Finale @ Union Pool
* Toxic Holocaust, Holy Grail, Krum Bums, Salo @ Europa
* Sick of Sarah, Hunter Valentine, Vanity Theft @ Maxwell's
* Sport of Kings @ Old American Can Factory (Rooftop Films)
* Rubblebucket, Janka Nabay, Diamond Doves @ Brooklyn Bowl
* The War On Drugs, Caveman, Porcelain Raft @ Cameo Gallery
* Yellow Ostrich, Parlovr, Exitmusic, Caged Animals @ Glasslands
* Black Pus, Cosmonauts, Zulus, Happy New Year @ Death By Audio
* Pearls & Brass, Serpent Throne, Eleven Twenty-Nine @ Saint Vitus
* Les Bon Hommes, Park Detail's Band, Sara Magenheimer @ Cake Shop
* Hospitality, Franklin Bruno, Daniel Klag, The Randy Bandits @ The Rock Shop
* Tally Hall, April Smith & The Great Picture Show, Casey Shea @ Bowery Ballroom
* Digit Dealer, Lionshare, Wolf Couture, Sludgehammer, Glowing Pains @ Shea
* Sete Star Sept, Penis Geyser, Communion, Radiation Blackbody @ Charleston
* Nancy Whang (Juan Maclean/LCD Soundsystem), Populette, Tim Sweeney @ Le Bain
* CunninLynguists, Tonedeff, PackFM, Substantial, Mr. SOS, Kokayi, DJ JS-1 @ Highline Ballroom

Check out This Week in Indie for more.

Radiohead posted "From the Basement" in full (all 57 minutes of it). Check it out below...

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"Alec Baldwin will be in some rockin' good company when he hosts Saturday Night Live for a record-breaking 16th time on Sept. 24. Grammy-winners Radiohead, who last stopped by Studio 8H in 2000 with host Kate Hudson, will help Baldwin kick off the 37th season of SNL as musical guests. Radiohead's latest record, The King of Limbs, was released back in February." [EW]
Radiohead releases TKOL RMX 1234567, a double CD of all the commisioned remixes for The King of Limbs via tbd Records on October 11. Full tracklist below.

The remixes all come from the series of twelve-inch singles the band has been releasing since July. The next one, pictured above, is out August 15th.

More importantly.... Radiohead in NYC on Sept 24? A US release on Oct 11? Let's hope that means live shows too!

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Dam-Funk at Bonnaroo 2011 (more by Graeme Flegenheimer)
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Dam-Funk and his live band Master Blazter are heading out on a North American tour later this month and again in October. The first leg is on the West Coast and includes stops at MusicfestNW, Bumbershoot, and a Bumbershoot after party at Exhibition Hall in Seattle, WA with Flying Lotus and Four Tet.

After a break, Dam-Funk will continue to tour the US and Canada and stop in NYC on October 25 at Highline Ballroom. Matthewdavid, who cancelled his last NYC show is on the bill. Hopefully he'll make it out this time. Tickets for the NYC show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

In other Dam-Funk news, he recently released a free mix for CLAE Shoes. You can stream that below. Jay-Z's website also posted a video from Dam-Funk's Rocks Off Cruise from May 30. That's available below too.

Speaking of Four Tet, he's got a Fabric mixtape coming out on September 19, Fabriclive59. The mix includes tracks by Manitoba (aka Caribou), Burial, and many others. Its also got three Four Tet tracks and one Four Tet remix. Stream one of those tracks, "Locked," below. Four Tet will go on a short DJ tour to support Fabriclive59 which includes the launch party at Fabric in London with Caribou, Jacques Greene, Lunice, Lone, and others. He's got other upcoming dates too including EMPAC Studio 1 on September 15 in Troy, NY with Jon Hopkins.

Four Tet also contributed a remix of Radiohead's "Separator" to their remix 12" series. Stream that below.

All tour dates, streams and videos below...

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I've been having fun with Spotify since it launched in the US. As someone completely unorganized due to a series of hard drive crashes, a busy life, full hard drives, too many devices, uncharged batteries, broken record players and piles of CDs stacked to the ceiling, I love the ability to just be able to start software and search for whatever I want and it's there. Yes, the ads in the free version aren't great and I they don't have everything I'm looking for, but I'm mostly focusing on the positives here (one of which is that you can do a lot without paying anything). That said, sometimes I also can't figure out what to play. The search is great, but the browsing capabilities of the app itself seem pretty limited, so ShareMyPlaylists.com is actually pretty helpful. Check out 4AD, Thom Yorke's Secret DJ Set, Thom Yorke's Office Charts Collection, Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and the many more they have on the site.

Spotimy is also a good place to start for lists of albums. Go to their 'top rated' page and you instantly see the best reviewed new albums you can listen to. From there it only takes 1 or 2 clicks from there to have every track from the following new albums loaded into Spotify at once: Bon Iver, REM, Iceage, The Horrors, Wild Beasts, Radiohead, Fucked Up, The Antlers, Mount Kimbie, Destroyer, Baths, Male Bonding, Austra, Paul Simon, Smith Westerns, Ford & Lopatin, Eleanor Friedberger, Smod, Wu Lyf, Zomby, Low, Dum Dum Girls, Tyler the Creator, John Maus & more.

Bibflify, Pitchify, and Playlistify are good for finding playlists and albums too.

Since Spotify has been around way longer overseas, you can also find older playlists that have been hanging around, like via this 2009 Guardian article that has links to playlists by members of Mogwai and Radiohead. This more recent article on ateaseweb links to even more Radiohead. The Independent has a new playlist from Memory Tapes.

TNW has even more "ways to enhance your Spotify experience", Turntable.FM included. What else is good?

Listen to Napster founder Sean Parker (aka who Justin Timberlake played in Social Network) talk to Jimmy Fallon about Spotify in the video below...

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DOWNLOAD: How To Dress Well - "Ready for the World" (XXXY Re-Edit) (MP3)

by Andrew Sacher

XXXY

Since adopting the moniker XXXY in 2009, UK producer Rupert Taylor has dropped quite a few singles on various labels. Earlier this year, he put out a 10" single for "You Always Start It" b/w "Ordinary Things" on the Ten Thousand Yen label. 350 copies were pressed and are now all sold out but you can stream the tracks on his bandcamp and below.

XXXY is back with his second single of the year, "You Gotta Do You" b/w "Open Your Eyes," which he released today (7/8) on Orca Recordings. On the new tracks XXXY goes for a slightly wonkier, bass-heavy sound, as opposed to his more chilled out offerings from earlier this year. Listen to soundcloud streams of the tracks below and pick up the 12" at Boomkat.

In addition to his singles, he's also done remixes for notable artists including Radiohead and How To Dress Well.

StompMag: The first track of yours I heard was a remix of Videotapes by Radiohead. Are you a big fan?

XXXY: Yeah, I'm a really big Radiohead fan. I haven't had the chance to get to the new album as much as I'd like to but I love everything they've done and I've been to see them a bunch of times. The remix of Videotapes just kind of came into my head and it was around the right tempo for me to work with. Normally when I'm doing remixes people approach me with an idea and if it's something I want to do and if I like the music, I'll do it. With the remix of Ready For The World, Tri Angle approached me and asked would I like to do something for How To Dress Well. And I said "definitely" because I love the album. And I think it turned out pretty good.

StompMag: Do you listen to a lot of music from the Tri Angle label?

XXXY: Yeah, I really like the stuff they're putting out. I really like OOoOO and How To Dress Well- they've got a lot of strange interesting sounds coming out. It's something different and really high quality.

Grab the How To Dress Well remix above and check out the Radiohead remix (titled "Straight to Video") below.

XXXY has some upcoming international dates in late July and early August. Those dates include two US shows which both take place late this month in NYC. He headlines Tammany Hall on July 29 with Laurel Halo, Shlomo, Braille, and Contakt. Tickets are on sale now. The next day (7/30) he plays PS1's 'Warm Up' with Tri Angle's Holy Other and Das Racist (DJ).

All tour dates, a video for the 2010 single "Rain", streams and stuff below...

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As recently mentioned, Modeselektor will be back this summer as part of the Identity Festival that hits both Jones Beach and PNC Bank Arts Center. According to the listed lineup, they will be playing "live" at those dates. Their most recent trip to North America also had them DJing. A full list of dates is below.

In October, we get a new album: "Monkeytown (most likely a ten-track album) features collaborations with a slew of special guests, including Thom Yorke on two songs, Busdriver, PVT, Anti Pop Consortium, and Miss Platnum. It will be released on September 30th in Germany, October 3rd in the UK, and October 4th in the USA. There will be no album pre-singles, however, there will be 3 or 4 singles following the album."

"Monkeytown" is also the name of Modeselektor's record label which has been releasing Siriusmo albums including a new one that collects 42 tracks that were released individually between 2000-2010. Siriusmo was also just here with Modeselektor when they played Mutek and Webster Hall as part of their "Modeselektion" nights. Modeselektion is also the name of a compilation series they're releasing on the label.

Speaking of Thom Yorke,

"The Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke played a secret DJ set after the band's surprise appearance at the Glastonbury Festival at the weekend.

The singer hit the decks alongside the band's long-time producer Nigel Godrich in the Shangri-La area of the festival site at Worthy Farm, Somerset.

Songs in their set included Major Lazer's 'Pon Da Floor' and 'Undoing The Laces' by Nathan Fake - you can see the rest below courtesy of Yorke." [Gigwise]

Thom also played "Kill Bill Vol. 4" by Modeselektor. Full list below...

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"Paul Simon, Lee Scratch Perry and Jimmy Cliff play blinding sets at Glastonbury Saga stage. All over 70 Tony Benn oldest at 95 !" - James Osborn

"Best thing musically I saw at Glastonbury was probably SBTRKT on the Friday night ...quality stuff." - Joshua Saunders

Glastonbury 2011 (via Glastonbury.fm)
Glastonbury 2011

Glastonbury Festival took place in Worthy Farm in Pilton, England this past weekend. Tons of artists from all different backgrounds played the festival. The festival featured guest appearances, secret sets, and other interesting occurrences. Here are a few of the highlights.

Headliner Beyonce played a hits-heavy set with some pretty interesting cover song choices (King of Leon's "Sex on Fire," Etta James' "At Last"). But more even more interestingly, Tricky joined her on stage for a pretty inexplicable guest appearance on "Baby Boy." The trip-hop pioneer took a mic and uttered some sparse vocals as Beyonce and her backup singers belted the song. Video of the performance is below.

Speaking of things related to Massive Attack and Glastonbury, UK DJ Nick Warren, who would regularly DJ for Massive Attack in the '90s, said "My Highlight of Glastonbury Festival was James Blake live." James's set included the track "CMYK" off the 2010 EP of the same name in addition to tracks off his 2011 self-titled album. Some might say James's set was even explosive:

James Blake at Glastonbury
James Blake

Festival attendees who were not part of the 75,000 watching Beyonce may have ended up at The Streets' set which took place at the same time. The show was apparently one of the Mike Skinner's last, who recently announced a breakup. Unfortunately, The Streets recently cancelled a trip NYC, but maybe they'll reschedule before saying their final goodbye. Video of The Streets' Glastonbury performance below.

This year's secret shows included UK Glastonbury vets Pulp and Radiohead.

It was Pulp's fourth Glastonbury appearance but their first for nine years and as they came on stage, frontman Jarvis Cocker told the crowd: 'We couldn't think of anything to get you so we brought the sunshine.'
After their set, which included some of their biggest hits including Disco 2000 and Common People, he added: 'Thanks Glastonbury, obviously it's been a very important place for us. When we played in '95 things took off for us and we went in a strange orbit around the earth, and now we're back home in one piece.' [Daily Mail]
Video and setlist of Pulp's performance (which Kate Moss did not witness) below.

Radiohead brought Portishead drummer Clive Deamer as a guest to play with Philip Selway. Their setlist was almost entirely made up of The King of Limbs and In Rainbows tracks, and recent non-album material, except for Amnesiac's "I Might Be Wrong." They also surprised fans of their earlier work by playing "Street Spirit (Fade Out)" as an encore. Video of "The Daily Mail" and "Bloom" and setlist below.

Cee Lo, unlike at Coachella, showed up on time for his set, which included a mix of his own material and Gnarls Barkley stuff. He also covered Black Sabbath twice. Big Boi got lost in London, but also ended up showing on time for his set. Like Cee Lo, he still embraces past projects and included a good amount of Outkast material. Big Boi-collaborator Janelle Monae played the festival too. Video of her performance of "Tightrope" below. Catch her and Cee Lo (but not Big Boi) for free at Afro-Punk in August.

Battles brought Matias Aguayo on stage to sing "Ice Cream," the song he recorded lead vocals for on their recently released Gloss Drop. Video below.

British folk/jazz legends Pentangle, who reunited in 2008 but have not been very busy since then, played the festival. Their lineup includes Bert Jansch who is currently a Drag City-recording artist and released The Black Swan on the label in 2006, over 30 years after Pentangle originally broke up. Lauren Laverne of BBC 6 interviewed the band. They talked about the resurgence of folk music and how Bert is a fan of Fleet Foxes (who also played Glastonbury). Video of the interview below.

SBTRKT at Glastonbury 2011 via facebook
SBTRKT

SBTRKT, who visits NYC for the first time in July, played a live set (pictured above). His Young Turks labelmate Jamie xx (of The xx) played a set too. Jamie's "Far Nearer" single is on sale now. Pressings are limited. Check out a soundcloud stream of the track below.

Another UK post-dubstepper Jamie Woon played the festival. 3AM writes, "During my bum breaks, I caught Jamie Woon's set and it was fantastic. I've heard a lot about this chap, but haven't listened to his stuff before. Sitting in the middle of a field with a pounding head and cider was the perfect way to be introduced to Jamie's chilled but strong, powerful tunes."

Speaking of dubstep crossover, UK singer Katy B brought her dubstep-leaning pop to Glastonbury as well. She plays a private show in NYC tonight (6/27). It will be her first.

Little Dragon wowed the crowd, according to VH1 anyway:

For the UK at least, this performance of their new song "Ritual Union" is a real coming-out party for the band, who absolutely deserve to be heard on a much wider scale. It's really difficult to make smooth music work in the middle of the day at a big outdoor festival, but Little Dragon pulls it off in style.
Video of that and their whole setlist is below.

UK anti-folkie Emmy the Great covered The Pixies' classic "Where Is My Mind" with help from Tim Wheeler of the punky brit-poppers Ash. Full setlist below.

On a more negative note,

A senior member of David Cameron's Tory constituency has been found dead in a portable toilet at the Glastonbury festival.

Christopher Shale, the chairman of West Oxfordshire Conservative Association, suffered a heart attack, sources believe.

His body was found in a portable toilet in the backstage area, where many celebrities and performers stay.

A story in the Mail on Sunday contained leaked sections of a strategy document Shale had drafted for David Cameron, in which he said the party can be perceived as "crass" and "always on the take".

Avon and Somerset police confirmed that the body of a man in his mid-50s had been found in the backstage area. A woman was seen being comforted by officers.

His body was found at 8.45am. An area between the Pyramid stage and the Other stage has been cordoned off. [Guardian]

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