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Radiohead - Creep

One of the biggest bands in the world, Radiohead, will make an exclusive appearance on NBC's "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" Wednesday April 23 (12:35-1:35am ET).

The band - who made their network television debut on "Late Night" and were O'Brien's first-ever musical guest in 1993 - has recorded an exclusive live performance from their critically acclaimed and record-industry-paradigm-shifting release "In Rainbows" to air on O'Brien's contribution to NBC's "Green Week" of environmentally conscious programming.

Recorded live in London, Radiohead's performance of "House of Cards," represents an ongoing effort by the socially conscious band to act in the greenest manner possible. By opting to record this exclusive performance rather than fly over for a one-off appearance, the band - as frontman Thom Yorke notes in the introduction to their performance - avoided leaving a carbon footprint equivalent to driving one's car for a solid year.

Other guests on "Late Night's" "Green" show are a bit more literal - "Robot Chicken" creator and actor Seth GREEN and "Today" show travel editor Peter GREENberg.

Grizzly Bear plays Conan tonight (April 21). She & Him on Tuesday. Video of that 1993 Radiohead performance below....

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Lollapalooza 2008 headliners confirmed
Lollapalooza's Austin, Texas-based promoters C3 Presents are not scheduled to make their official announcement of the acts performing at this year's weekend-long music festival in Grant Park until Monday, but the Sun-Times has confirmed through industry sources all of the major artists.

Art-rock giants Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails, the reunited Rage Against the Machine, Jack White's side project the Raconteurs and hometown heroes Wilco and Kanye West will headline the main stages on Aug. 1-3.

The Raconteurs, Wilco and West will each be making their second appearance at the reinvented destination festival. Other repeaters among the more than 100 acts on this year's bill are Gnarls Barkley, the Black Keys, Broken Social Scene, G. Love & Special Sauce, Blues Traveler and Mates of State.

Quite a few of the other acts -- including many of the most promising -- have earlier performed at Chicago's two independently produced music festivals, Pitchfork and Intonation. These include Bloc Party, Cat Power, Stephen Malkmus, Girl Talk, Kid Sister, Office, the Cool Kids, Battles, the Go! Team, Jamie Lidell and Grizzly Bear.

Advance three-day passes are now on sale for a limited time for $190 (after which the price increases to $205) at www.lollapalooza.com. [Chicago Sun Times] (thx Hiro)

Grizzly Bear @ Walt Disney Concert Hall, March 1, 2008 (LA Weekly)
Grizzly Bear

Hiro tells me that Radiohead will now announce their August 2008 North American tour dates on Monday, and the rumor is that Grizzly Bear will be opening. That makes sense since Thom Yorke played Grizzly Bear on the radio recently, and Grizzly Bear was just added to All Points West (the only NYC-area stop on Radiohead's tour).

Grizzly Bear is also playing BAM in Brooklyn. Radiohead is also touring North America in May. All known August cities and dates below....

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Australia (cred)

Hiro writes in....

Now will NIN play 1st night or close out Lollapalooza??? I say this because Radiohead is supposed to play in Indianapolis on Aug 3rd (last night of Lolla) so I would assume Radiohead will be playing the first night of Lolla, leaving NIN to close out the festival....I guess we'll find out when Radiohead announces their 2nd Leg Dates next week....
WIRED pits Reznor against Radiohead. NIN tour dates below....

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Liars @ Warsaw, Brooklyn, NY (Ryan Muir)

As previously mentioned, Liars are going out on tour with Radiohead.

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Why do we (Entertainment Weekly) love indie rock? Because it shuns everything that is prefab, safe, typical. It's about freedom, expression, passion -- no rules, man! But in order to narrow down hundreds of hours of incredible musical output from the last two and a half decades, we had to apply some...well, rules:....
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NIN Rainbows

Promoters won't make the lineup official for a few more weeks, but industry sources have confirmed that Radiohead has been booked as the centerpiece of the festival. The British quintet still raves about the experience they had in 2001 when they headlined a rare outdoor show at Hutchinson Field, on the South end of Grant Park. The band is expected to perform at the same location this year.

In addition, Nine Inch Nails will play its first Chicago show in several years, following the release of its 2007 album, "Year Zero," and the four-volume "Ghosts," made available a few days ago on the nin.com Web site. [Chicago Tribune]

Lollapalooza happens August 1-3, 2008 in Chicago's Grand Park. (thx Hiro)

NIN Ghosts

Nine Inch Nails presents Ghosts I - IV, a brand new 36 track instrumental collection available right now. Almost two hours of new music composed and recorded over an intense ten week period last fall, Ghosts I - IV sprawls Nine Inch Nails across a variety of new terrain.

Trent Reznor explains, "I've been considering and wanting to make this kind of record for years, but by its very nature it wouldn't have made sense until this point. This collection of music is the result of working from a very visual perspective - dressing imagined locations and scenarios with sound and texture; a soundtrack for daydreams. I'm very pleased with the result and the ability to present it directly to you without interference. I hope you enjoy the first four volumes of Ghosts."

You can buy it or download some of it for free, and listen to some of it for free. More info below....

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All Points West

The ALL POINTS WEST MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL LINE-UP (as of 2/21) is as follows: Radiohead, Jack Johnson, Underworld, Kings of Leon, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Cat Power, The Roots, The New Pornographers, Youssou N'Dour, Animal Collective, Andrew Bird, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Metric, CSS, Girl Talk, Chromeo, The Go! Team, Amadou & Mariam, The Black Angels, Sia, The Felice Brothers, K'Naan, Jason Isbell, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Alberta Cross, The Virgins, Black Kids, Mates of State, Duffy, Forro in the Dark, Nicole Atkins, Juana Molina, Little Brother, Rogue Wave, Neil Halstead and Your Vegas.
Radiohead is in fact headlining two days (Friday and Saturday), and Jack Johnson is also one of the headliners (Sunday) (who wants to stay out late on a Sunday anyway?). More details below...

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Boom Boxes

It is reported in the newest issue of URB that Radiohead will headline two of the three nights at All Points West, the New York City Festival being put on by AEG Live and Goldenvoice, the folks behind Coachella. [URB]
By "NYC Festival", they mean the one in Liberty State Park, Jersey City, New Jersey (close enough). More Radiohead tour dates HERE.

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After a cease & desist put the breaks on Amplive's Radiohead In Rainbows remix project, the online music community reasonably wondered if the tracks would ever see the light of day. Today comes an answer: they most definitely will. While the Oakland producer/DJ acknowledges that he probably should have contacted Radiohead (who were not involved in the project) to seek approval prior to making his interpretations publicly available, an agreement has been reached between all involved parties and Amplive has been granted permission to release Rainydayz Remixes for free to the general public.

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Radiohead confirms the cities, and even the dates and venues of the first half of their upcoming North American tour....

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a wall in NYC, Feb 6, 2008 (CRED)

"They're planning to do a Greatest Hits for April, May to coincide with our tour. That's an interesting one. We won't be doing any promotion for that, obviously. -Ed O'Brien " [EMI to release Radiohead's Greatest Hits]

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Cat Power live on WNYC

I mentioned seven posts ago about how Thao Nguyen ran into Cat Power at a radio station, and then in the last post I posted Thao's radio broadcast, and now here's Cat Power's. Cat Power (Chan Marshall) was also recently seen watching Radiohead with Feist and Mary J Blige.....

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"Portishead is confirmed to headline this year's Coachella festival on Saturday night, according to a high-level source. The same source unequivocally denied rumors that Radiohead would appear at Coachella, but did confirm that the group would play the East Coast festival being planned by Coachella promoters Goldenvoice/AEG Live . The full Coachella line-up will be announced this Monday." [URB]
I hope Portishead plays the East one too, or better yet, I hope Portishead plays Bowery Ballroom - 5 nights in a row, or Beacon Theater or a church. Hopefully not Roseland again. They played the ATP Festival in December.

Other bands rumored & confirmed for Coachella so far, HERE.

Wordless Music Series, NYC - Jan 16, 2008
Wordless Music Series

Wordless show last night was EXCELLENT. If you don't have tix, I strongly recommend figuring out some way to get in for the show tonight. [The Battering Room]

Radiohead Live @ 93 Feet East 01/16/08 (CRED)

Radiohead have been forced at the last minute to change the venue for their free London show from the Rough Trade East record shop to the adjoining venue, 93 Feet East.

On the advice of the police and the local council, it was decided to change the venue to the larger one in the interests of public safety and due to the size of the crowd that turned up for the event. Rough Trade and the band apologise for any inconvenience caused. Allocated wristbands only remain valid for the new venue. Doors open at 9pm prompt. There will be no admittance to anyone without a wristband and there will be no screens or speakers outside the venue - however the show will still be webcast from...

* Radiohead.TV
* Jonny Greenwood
* Santogold for FADER
* Kimya Dawson @ Europa
* Dead Meadow @ Bowery Ballroom
* A Place to Bury Strangers & Muggabears @ Death By Audio

What else?

outside Rough Trade in London, Jan 16, 2008 (CRED)
Rough Trade Radiohead line

No offense to the Wordless Music Series (they are good), but I do think it was confusing to non-Classical people (myself included) to list the show as "Jonny Greenwood" when Jonny Greenwood won't actually be there. If you look at the 2007-2008 Wordless schedule, the list of performers reads: "Do Make Say Think, Beirut, Valgeir Sigurdsson, Grizzly Bear, Mum, Max Richter, Jonny Greenwood: Jonny Greenwood: Popcorn Superhet Receiver". The Jonny one is the only time it's a "piece" instead of a performer. That said, I realize now that there is no real reason for Jonny to be there, and I'm sure the string orchestra performing his work will still be great (though I bet there will be at least one disgruntled Radiohead fan in the crowd). The NY Times has an article today (thx Hiro)....

In a way this is a peculiar program for Wordless Music, now in the middle of its second season. Most of Mr. Givony’s concerts have offered both indie rock bands (or members of more famous groups in solo spinoffs) and classical performers, an expression of Mr. Givony’s conviction, as a longtime rock fan and newcomer to classical music, that anyone who likes Bjork, Radiohead or other experimental pop would also enjoy classical pieces.
The shows are January 16th (tonight) & 17th, 2008 @ The Church of St. Paul the Apostle in NYC.

In related news, Mr. Ronen Givony will soon also be doing shows @ The Village Gate. He is also expanding the Wordless Music Series. Not only is the upcoming Stars of the Lid show in NYC a "Wordless" show, so are the ones in Portland and Minneapolis. Tickets will be in sale in about a week. Plus, there are those upcoming David Byrne shows too.

And further proof Jonny won't be there tonight: Radiohead are about about to webcast a live performance from the Rough Trade shop in London.

Radiohead @ Liberty State Park & Twin Towers, August 2001 (CRED)
Radiohead in Liberty State Park

In the latest shift in the competition for music fans this summer, the concert promoters behind the popular Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in California will stage a three-day event in Liberty State Park, according to people briefed on the plans. The new festival, tentatively scheduled for Aug. 8 through Aug. 10, is to be presented by the promoter AEG and its Goldenvoice subsidiary. A competing event, the Vineland Music Festival, held by C3 Presents and Festival Republic, a unit of the concert giant Live Nation, is scheduled from Aug. 8 to Aug. 10 in Vineland, N.J. The band Radiohead and the singer-songwriter Jack Johnson have been mentioned as headliners at the Liberty State Park event, though a lineup has not been announced. Representatives for AEG declined to comment. [NY Times]
The same weekend???

Radiohead (also) played Liberty State Park in 2001.

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