Sam Jones She & Him are not a band given to mystery. Despite the anonymous name, everyone knows it's Matt Ward and Zooey Deschanel and their sugar-sweet old-timey country-pop sound is pretty well-established at this point. And if you're at all surprised that their third album, announced yesterday as coming May 7, is called Volume 3 , then you really haven't been paying attention. But residents of the Greater Toronto Area looking at the tour dates that accompanied the announcement can be forgiven for scratching their [...]
The Flaming Lips son famosos por realizar diversos proyectos creativos poco ortodoxos: un musical de uno de sus obras , incluir sangre de colaboradores en un disco o hacer una canción de 24hs . En esta oportunidad montaron su propio radioteatro de ciencia ficción llamado El tumor con forma de cabeza de Wayne Coyne . A lo Orson Welles y la Guerra De Los Mundos , The Flaming Lips montó su propia novela radial de ciencia ficción de [...]
from Wayne's Twitter McSweeney's has commissioned fantasy writer Richard Parks to create an hour-long radio special starring Wayne Coyne and the Flaming Lips , which will be aired on Saturday and Sunday at 5 p.m. Pacific time on KCRW (or streaming at KCRW.com for those not in LA). It's an old-time radio special in the War of the Worlds tradition, and the main conflict has to do with a human-head-sized tumor growing out of Wayne Coyne's leg [...]
Photo courtesy of Jessica Luther While known primarily as a humorous and progressive publishing house (and the force out Beck's Song Reader ), McSweeney's recently commissioned writer Richard Parks to create a one-hour radio special starring Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd of The Flaming Lips . As McSweeney's tells it , Parks vanished for a few months, no doubt held up in his writing cave, and emerged with a most bizarre and shimmery gem. "Wayne Coyne’s Human Head-Shaped Tumor" is a "continuous-play radio [...]
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Tomorrow is National Voter Registration Day , and the non-partisan group HeadCount is taking action by hosting registration events in 30 cities. Alongside that push comes a social campaign featuring photos of indie rock luminaries like Grizzly Bear, TV On The Radio, St. Vincent and Death Cab For Cutie encouraging you to register. HeadCount has more photos - a set which also features folks like Stephen Colbert as well as lots of dudes in jam bands - from the campaign at their Facebook page . Hit the gallery to see some examples.
photo by Morgen Schuler Neil Young's annual acoustic-only Bridge School Benefit shows always boast some incredible lineups, and this year looks to be just as memorable for both its talent-stacked bill and the curveballs that Uncle Neil has brought on board. Joining Neil Young and Crazy Horse next month are Jack White, The Flaming Lips, Gary Clark Jr., Lucinda Williams, K.D. Lang , and, for some reason, Guns N' Roses and Sarah McLachlan . We'll just have to wait and see if Axl and co. can top [...]
Jo McCaughey Two, actually. Typically big albums come with big tours, but while Jack White's solo debut Blunderbuss has been inarguably one of the biggest releases of the year for the adjectiveless rock set, his touring itinerary - at least in North America - has been relatively scattershot, favouring short stretches anchored by festival dates. And while no one would call the dates announced yesterday any kind of cross-country marathon, it does include the first three eastern Canadian dates since the end of The White Stripes, [...]
Stephen Colbert introduces The Flaming Lips on the US Intrepid. Now that the Olympics are over, it's nearly back to business for the talk shows and The Colbert Report leads the way this week with Stephest Colbchella 012 , featuring culled together pre-recorded performances from aboard the US Intrepid. Bands performing include Grizzly Bear (Tuesday), Santigold (Wednesday), fun. (Monday) and, aircraft carrier headliners The Flaming Lips (Thursday). Elsewhere, check out lost late 60s folkie Rodriguez, who's the subject of the [...]
Filed under: Concerts and Tours , News AP Photo, Chris Pizzello NEW YORK (AP) - Stephen Colbert is hosting another music extravaganza, and this time, he's got missiles. The comedian announced Tuesday on "The Colbert Report" that he will host a concert on Aug. 10 aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York. Performing will be the Flaming Lips , Santigold , Grandmaster Flash , Grizzly [...]
You know how Coachella is doing that cruise thing? Well, Stephen Colbert can top that. He announced last night that he's throwing his own all-star boat concert next Friday, August 10th, at New York's Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum (aka the U.S.S. Intrepid). Officially titled StePhest Colbchella '012 — RocktAugustFest, the festival will feature The Flaming Lips, Santigold, Grizzly Bear, and fun., about whom Colbert cracked, "I hear their songs are a ton of band." The legendary Grandmaster Flash will DJ, and seeing as he lives on Colbert's bookshelf these days, we wouldn't rule out a surprise appearance from [...]
Stereogum By acting fast, Stephen Colbert is beating Coachella to the festival-on-a-boat thing. In just over a week, he'll have a seriously impressive lineup of artists playing on the World War II aircraft carrier U.S. Intrepid. The show's lineup: The Flaming Lips, Grizzly Bear, Santigold, Grandmaster Flash, and Fun. That's pretty good! Watch the video of Colbert announcing the show below. Read More... [...]
By acting fast, Stephen Colbert is beating Coachella to the festival-on-a-boat thing. In just over a week, he'll have a seriously impressive lineup of artists playing on the World War II aircraft carrier U.S. Intrepid. The show's lineup: The Flaming Lips, Grizzly Bear, Santigold, Grandmaster Flash, and Fun. That's pretty good! Watch the video of Colbert announcing the show below. Read More...
Last summer, Stephen Colbert took on the role of festival curator , tapping Jack White, Florence and the Machine, Bon Iver, and Talib Kweli for a week long music series called StePhest Colbchella . Now, Colbert is gearing up for StePhest Colbchella 2012, and taking a page from Coachella , he's moving the festivities to a boat. But it's not just any boat - it's the retired World War II aircraft carrier U.S. Intrepid (!) As announced on last night's episode of The Colbert Repor t, StePhest Colbchella RocktAugustfest will take place on Friday, August [...]
Happening August 10th on the Intrepid Sea in NYC.
Comedian Stephen Colbert has announced details for this year's Colbchella 2012 music extravaganza. ' The Colbert Report ' host announced details for what has now become an annual event on his show Tuesday night (July 31). Dubbed " StePhest Colbchella `012: RocktAugustFest " the one-day festival is set to take place August 10 aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York. Among the acts set to play the bash will be Grizzly Bear , Santigold , Flaming Lips , and FUN . [...]
Click image to download full album Sounds like: Grizzly Bear, Local Natives, The Flaming Lips, The Beatles, Jeff Buckley "WIM - Diamond" What's so good? I cannot for the life of me remember how I stumbled across WIM. Perhaps they came to me in a dream, or perhaps through a subliminal message, or perhaps just on Youtube. Whatever the case, this is one band that I won’t forget about in a hurry. Formed in 2008, WIM [...]
Sam Beam returns with Iron & Wine’s most musically expansive LP to date.
The Nateva Music and Camping Festival entered its first year with a few strikes against it. Strike 1: Price. The event cost almost as much as Bonnaroo or Lollapalooza with only a fraction of the bands. Strike 2: Location. Oxford, Maine isn’t in the middle of nowhere; it’s in the upper right hard-to-reach corner of nowhere. Near-Strike 3 (call it a foul): Bad press. The fest first bumped heads with a reporter circulating an erroneous report saying swamp mud had rendered camping areas unusable. Then a week later, the fest sent out a draconian photo [...]
No falta nada. Mañana miércoles, a eso de las 8AM, se abren las puertas de la Worthy Farm, lugar donde desde hace 40 años tiene lugar uno de los festivales musicales más importantes de europa: Glastonbury Festival . Este año se conmemoran 40 años de música, colores, lluvia y barro, en show que partió como una junta hippie y que derivó con los años en uno de los espectáculos musicales más destacables del orbe. Este año, rotarán por más de 40 escenarios, medio millar de bandas que animarán una fiesta que [...]