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The Flaming Lips played Levitation fest (pics, setlist), joined Miley Cyrus at Adult Swim party at Terminal 5 for new song

photos of Flaming Lips by Tim Griffin

Miley Cyrus @ T5 last night (via @rawkandroll) / The Flaming Lips @ Levitation Fest 2015
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2015 Levitation Fest

It’s “upfronts” season, when TV networks parade out their new shows, and Adult Swim usually throws a crazy private party, which have been at Terminal 5 lately. (Outkast played it last year.) This year’s party was Wednesday night (5/13) at T5 and Miley Cyrus was the night’s guest, dressed in white tights, giant butterfly wings, and little else. In addition to her own songs, covers of Johnny Cash’s “A Boy Named Sue”, Paul Simon’s “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover”, Led Zeppelin’s “Baby, I’m Gonna Leave You”, and Khia’s “My Neck, My Back” she brought out pals The Flaming Lips for two songs. The first was “Tiger Dreams,” a song from their collaborative album they’re making, and then they covered The Beatles’ “A Day in the Life” which was Cyrus’ contribution to the Lips’ Sgt. Peppers tribute album. You can watch video of “Tiger Dreams” (via Billboard) below.

On Sunday, The Flaming Lips headlined the final day (5/10) of Austin’s Levitation festival that had, just an hour earlier, hosted the first 13th Floor Elevators show since 1968. Their set focused heavily on The Soft Bulletin and Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots and was, as usual, full of streamers, confetti cannons, giant balloons, etc etc etc. Pictures, including a few taken at the backstage Sailor Jerry tattoo trailer where Wayne and six friends got matching heart tattoos on their pinkie fingers, and the setlist from Levitation are below.

In other news, Miley continued her Backyard Sessions video series (which previously had her covering The Replacements with Joan Jett and Laura Jane Grace), this time taking on Crowded House‘s 1986 hit “Don’t Dream It’s Over” with Ariana Grande. You can watch that below too.

Soooooo thankful for Ariana Grande for being a part of the #backyardsessions!! You're the sweetest little #happyhippie…

Posted by Miley Cyrus on Thursday, May 14, 2015

imma do my thang #adultswimparty 🎉

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Flaming Lips @ Levitation

2015 Levitation Fest

2015 Levitation Fest

2015 Levitation Fest

2015 Levitation Fest

2015 Levitation Fest

2015 Levitation Fest

2015 Levitation Fest

2015 Levitation Fest

2015 Levitation Fest

2015 Levitation Fest

2015 Levitation Fest

2015 Levitation Fest

2015 Levitation Fest

SETLIST: The Flaming Lips @ Levitation Fest 5/10/2015
The Abandoned Hospital Ship
Fight Test
The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song (With All Your Power)
Pompeii Am Götterdämmerung
Psychiatric Explorations of the Fetus With Needles
In the Morning of the Magicians
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1
Feeling Yourself Disintegrate
Vein of Stars
Butterfly, How Long It Takes to Die
The W.A.N.D.
A Spoonful Weighs a Ton

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