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Radiohead @ Lollapalooza

Radiohead @ Lollapalooza

After the set we [Grizzly Bear] decided to unwind and watched both CSS and Radiohead's set. Tomorrow we meet Radiohead for the first time and to say we are beyond excited is an understatement. It was surreal watching them with Kele from Bloc Party and the Yeasayer guys all just marvelling at how insanely great Radiohead are, and how universally loved. Literally what I would guess was 70 thousand people singing along to "All I need" is a pretty spectacular sight. I can't even believe we get to share the stage with them the next few weeks. [Ed Droste]
You saw the setlist. More pictures from Friday night's headlining Radiohead performance, below...

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Radiohead @ Lollapalooza 2008 (KEXP)

01. 15 Step
02. Airbag
03. There There
04. All I Need
05. Nude
06. Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
07. The Gloaming
08. The National Anthem
09. Faust Arp
10. No Surprises
11. Jigsaw Falling Into Place
12. Reckoner
13. Lucky
14. The Bends
15. Everything In Its Right Place (Fireworks going off)
16. Fake Plastic Trees
17. Bodysnatchers

Encore 1
18. Videotape
19. Paranoid Android
20. Dollars and Cents
21. House of Cards
22. Optimistic (Thom, "You are quiet Chicago.")

Encore 2
23. 2+2=5
24. Idioteque

today in NYC
* Lollapalooza (stream)
* Monotonix & Fiasco @ The Bodega
* The Childballads @ Mercury Lounge
* free shows in Tompkins Square Park
* King Khan & The Shrines @ Mercury Lounge
* Vetiver, Phosphorescent & Meg Baird @ Bowery Ballroom
* Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players (Rooftop Films) @ The Yard

Stewart Lupton's band The Childballads play Merury Lounge tonight. The Walkmen play two shows at Bowery Ballroom later this month.

What else?

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Arcade FireWolf Parade

NY Magazine: What do you see as the biggest aesthetic and philosophical differences between you guys and the Arcade Fire?

Spencer Krug: You want me to compare Wolf Parade to Arcade Fire right now?

NY Magazine: You don't have to.

Spencer Krug: I think the differences are huge. If you want to talk about the sonic aesthetic, they have more members, they have more ambition, more of a drive for perfection than we will ever have, so they sound bigger and they sound better. [Laughs] They will always sound tighter and more thought-out. Arcade Fire has everything just so. And that is to their benefit as a band, probably.

We're friends, but we're very different in terms of music and even probably politics, and how we approach our place in the world, if that makes sense. I don't mean politics, like what they stand for, but the way they operate within this industry. They're just more successful and have had to deal with things that we'll never have to deal with it, like whether or not to play Saturday Night Live.

Wolf Parade play Terminal 5 in NYC tonight (July 31) and tomorrow (August 1). Spencer will also be will be back in NYC to play two more shows in September with Sunset Rubdown.

In related "news", Radiohead & Arcade Fire are BFF.


And this year's nominees are:

Adele - 19
British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?
Burial - Untrue
Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
Estelle - Shine
Laura Marling - Alas, I Cannot Swim
Neon Neon - Stainless Style
Portico Quartet - Knee Deep In The North Sea
Rachel Unthank - The Bairns
Radiohead - In Rainbows
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Raising Sand
The Last Shadow Puppets - The Age of the Understatement
Which album "album from the United Kingdom or Ireland" did they miss this year? Last year the award went to Klaxons and the year before that it went to Arctic Monkeys who were also nominated last year which makes Alex Turner 3 for 3.

Laura Marling was just here in NYC last month. Estelle played a show in Brooklyn last night. Pulp won in 1996. Jarvis Cocker also played a show in Brooklyn last night. Maybe Adele was there.

Will Burial win it this year? Roni Size won in 1997. He beat Ok Computer that year. In fact, Radiohead has never won. This year is the fourth time they're nominated. Maybe they'll finally give it to them.

Liars Radiohead

In a world full of fear and ripe with insincerity its such a relief to have met Radiohead.
They are purveyors of truth, beauty and a moral responsibility to the planet.
We've been welcomed with literal open ams and thoroughly schooled on how to function as a band -not just musically, but ethicly too.
The honor is in learning from the best and from the beginning we've been in class.
The important thing for us to make clear is just how awe inspiring this production is.
We're not sure if there's any information made public about the efforts Radiohead go to to reduce their environmental impact.
But, there should be.
At the outset we were all given tour water flasks.
Plastic anything is like contraband.
Every bus and truck runs on bio-fuel.
There is no idling, rather some new-fangled way to deliver electricity cleanly.
They don't do air-freight either.
The list goes on..
Everything is supremely managed to reduce the 'footprint'
and it's inspiring in that its 'real' and should set the standard for other big productions.
This all goes beyond the immediate impact of simply
being able to watch these 5 guys perform together each night.
Unlike any band we've seen they all contribute such an immense amount to the outcome. Their extreme individual talents blending so naturally.
To witness this first-hand is an education in musicianship and vision that's certainly not been lost on us..
For now, we'd like to send our huge thanks to the Radiohead crew for being so super crazy nice and supportive to us.
We'll see them in Spain again for the Daydream Festival and of course during our West Coast tour with Radiohead in August -
so no tears yet..
We Liars head to Europe now...
following a luxurious 2 day break and will be re-tracing some of the steps missed due to the euphoria of living in rainbows.

Love and Lobsters,

This Sunday @ McCarren Pool: it's Liars, Fuck Buttons & Team Robespierre. All Liars dates below...

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Chris Riley

Despite what the ticket page says, the show is just Christopher O'Riley playing Radiohead. He's doing Nick Drake and Elliott Smith too.

Radiohead is playing All Points West in Jersey City though, twice. Saturday regular tickets are sold out, but there are still tix for Friday, Saturday VIP tickets, and three day passes.

Zelda the Turkey in Battery Park - July 4, 2008 (more by Jason Bergman)

today in NYC
* free stuff
* The Gits movie premiere party
* A tribute to the Band @ Living Room
* Crystal Antlers @ Other Music
* The Chapin Sisters @ Pete's Candy Store

Osbournes to make a variety show.


Noah & The Whale cancels NYC shows.

Radiohead ballet.

Video of Sonic Youth playing Battery Park (including the part where Thurston went nuts on the photographers) below...

What else?

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Weezer Hootenanny Live 105 2008-06-20 (madrubicon)

Weezer's Hootenanny Tour rolled into town Saturday at the Vera Project and Ear Candy was fortunate enough to be one of the 200 fans in attendance.

What's the Hootenanny Tour? Well, it involves Weezer playing six acoustic songs, surrounded by 200 fans all singing along while jamming with the band on their own instruments. provided.

To get access to the show, which was hosted by 1077 The End, fans had to apply to be part of the performance by letting the station know what instrument they planned on bringing along. For those who did not bring instruments, maracas, shakers, finger tambourines and kazoos were

This meant for one hour a few hundred people got to be a part of Weezer and take part in a recording session with the band. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention the set was recorded for use on a future Weezer CD.... [seattlepi]

One of the songs Weezer was doing at these West coast-only shows was Radiohead's "Creep". Watch the below video, and do it quick before Prince figures out a way to get all songs he covered first removed from YouTube....

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Rodrigo y Gabriela @ Sasquatch 2008 (more by Chris Graham)
Rodrigo y Gabriela

"The multi-faceted, three-day festival will take place in San Francisco's historic Golden Gate Park on August 22 - 24, 2008. Radiohead, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Jack Johnson will headline the event. Tickets for the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival are available for purchase at www.SFOutsidelands.com."

Beck, Manu Chao, Sharon Jones, Nellie McKay, and Rodrigo y Gabriela are a few of the other artists playing. All of them below....

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The 2008 Lollapalooza schedule is up.

Bonnaroo - June 12, 2008 (cred)

Catch the LIVE Bonnaroo webcast June 13th - 15th exclusively in the AT&T blue room. This year we are featuring webcasts of Metallica, Mastodon, The Raconteurs, Les Claypool, Cat Power, Stephen Marley, Ozomatli, Umphrey's McGee, Fiery Furnaces, The Drive-By Truckers, and many many more. Check it out at attblueroom.com/music
Fuse will be also airing some coverage on TV. Fuse will also be airing footage of Radiohead's 2006 performance.

I posted the video of Radiohead covering Portishead, but I forgot the new song. Video below...

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radiohead @ malahide 2008-06-07 (kadj)

The idea of it is better than the result, but it's still Radiohead covering Portishead...

Continue reading "Radiohead covers Portishead (video), joins iTunes"



"What Radiohead did [releasing the album In Rainbows as a pay-what-you-like download] was great. They had that freedom because they were out of contract. We didn't. I know being on a major label is meant to be antiquated, but we're fine with it. We're trying to keep pace with the idea of free content, though. We gave away [the album's first single] "Violet Hill" with NME and as a free download.

"Next month we're doing free concerts in London, New York and Barcelona. And on the album, tracks five and six are two songs but show up as one, so you can download two songs for the price of one. That was inspired by the 'buy one get one free' promotions at KwikSave, where I once worked."


"I always thought that if you were a 16-year-old and liked Coldplay you'd keep it quiet. We aren't cool and never will be. But I hope after this album, 16-year-olds will feel proud to like Coldplay. The best gig I've ever been to was by John Williams, who wrote the music for Jaws and Star Wars. I also love Stevie Wonder and Christy Moore. Are they cool? The best bands in the world today are probably Arcade Fire and Sigur Rós. I think Coldplay is only the seventh best in the world." [Brian Boyd talks to Coldplay's Chris Martin]

Stevie Wonder is very cool. Sigur Rós are currently streaming their whole new album.

Pete Doherty

Last month, Roman Abramovich shelled out £185,000 each for Mercury prizewinners Klaxons and sexy Brazilians CSS to perform at his daughter's birthday. In February, a Californian computer-games tycoon paid £15,000 for an exclusive set in Pete Doherty's own, blood-spattered home. Mind you, the latter may have been miffed to hear that, a few weeks earlier, Doherty had accepted £100 from a regular dad to play at his daughter's birthday party.

"Doherty is a perfect example of how the private-gig market is shifting," says Richard Davies, a former music-industry executive turned internet entrepreneur, whose latest venture aims to make private-party performances from pop stars available to the masses. "At one end of the scale, you have your Dolly Partons and Celine Dions. At the other, which is still in its infancy, are cooler, younger pop and indie acts, who are obviously a lot cheaper." [TimesOnline]


After word spread that Prince covered Radiohead's "Creep" at the Coachella festival, the tens of thousands who couldn't be there ran to YouTube for a peek. Everyone was quickly denied -- even Radiohead.

All videos of Prince's unique rendition of Radiohead's early hit were quickly taken down, leaving only a message that his label, NPG Records, had removed the clips, claiming a copyright violation. But the posted videos were shot by fans and, obviously, the song isn't Prince's.

In a recent interview, Thom Yorke said he heard about Prince's performance from a text message and thought it was "hilarious." Yorke laughed when his bandmate, guitarist Ed O'Brien, said the blocking had prevented even him from seeing Prince's version of their song.

"Really? He's blocked it?" asked Yorke, who figured it was their song to block or not. "Surely we should block it. Hang on a moment." Yorke added, "Well, tell him to unblock it. It's our ... song." [Billboard]

Sonic Youth vs STarbucks

Sonic Youth has finalized the track list for its compilation "Hits Are for Squares," due June 10 exclusively in Starbucks stores in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., as well as online.

In addition to the exclusive Sonic Youth track "Slow Revolution," the limited-edition CD features Sonic Youth songs, handpicked by Radiohead, Chloe Sevigny, Dave Eggers, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Beck, Flea, David Cross and other enthusiasts. Participants have also written about their selections for the liner notes... [Billboard]

Obviously this association with Starbucks is going to piss some people off, but Thurston doesn't care. Check out the tracklist below...

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Prince @ the Coachella Music Festival, 2008 (more by Ryan Muir)
Prince @ Coachella

As you know, Prince played "Creep". Video below....

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Prince @ the Coachella Music Festival - April 26, 2008
Prince @ Coachella

You are the coolest place on earth right now!" Prince declared to a sea of tens of thousands.

Prince, who had been sought out to perform at Coachella since the festival was founded nine years ago, told the crowd that when he agreed to perform, he informed the organizers that he would not only play, but party too.

True to his word, Prince then launched his band -- complete with a horn section and background singers -- into "Jungle Love." Morris Day came out to sing his song, while Prince strolled around the stage with his guitar.

For the beginning of the show, Prince preferred to let his guitar do the talking. He also welcomed the singer and drummer Sheila E, who took the lead for a song and then joined Prince in an extended jam.

Finally, Prince satisfied the crowd with a celebratory performance of "1999." His classic "Little Red Corvette" soon followed. [AP]

The rest of Ryan Muir's photos from the evening are HERE.

Check out the rest of our Coachella coverage HERE.

Check out video of Prince on Leno, HERE.

Check out video of Radiohead on Conan, HERE.

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As Conan points out, Radiohead are one of the "most environmentally conscious bands in the world." They just aren't as 'green' as Jack Johnson (or Dave Matthews or Pearl Jam) (according to Billboard)....

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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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