Radiohead w/ Caribou
Friday, June 1
Better than: Spazzing out (ahem, dancing) in a warehouse all by your lonesome.
Any inclination of Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke being, as he put it, "sick as a dog" was not obvious until the band screwed up "Idioteque" and Yorke walked off wit ... More >>
Our tipsters continue to funnel us the best Scientology material at a rapid rate. May 9 was Dianetics Day -- 62 years since the day in 1950 when L. Ron Hubbard first published Scientology's Ur-text, Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health -- and already we have in our hot little hands the vid ... More >>
The award-winning psychological thriller Martha Marcy May Marlene is unsettling theater audiences across America as we speak, but its surround-sound string swells are actually as homegrown as any Brooklyn band's loft demos. The soundtrack was helmed by Daniel Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans ... More >>
Thursday, September 29
Better than: Groceries for the next six weeks.
When Radiohead took the stage at 10:07 p.m. on Thursday night, people were talking. When the amusingly Cobain-coiffed frontman Thom Yorke acknowledged the sold-out crowd of 3,500 with a one-word salut ... More >>
Jason EvansWhereas Radiohead's distribution methods can seem more precious by the year--pay-what-you-wish downloads! "newspaper editions" bundled with 400-plus tiny works of art!--the classical music written over the same period by Jonny Greenwood, the band's lead guitarist, has been almost h ... More >>
Earlier today, the National released a video for the song "Think You Can Wait," from the "quirky" Paul Giamatti film Win Win. The video is a misguided combination of film dialogue transposed over a staged performance (the YouTube comments have already begun trashing it, and Matt Berninger's voice ... More >>
Careening around a dim warehouse and gripping a bowler hat like Liza Minnelli on uppers, Thom Yorke leaves no doubt of his dancing prowess in the clip for "Lotus Flower," the lead single off Radiohead's feverishly received eighth album, The King of Limbs. His delectably bizarre moves continue ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent.
New York's rumbling violin and guitar duo itsnotyouitsme create a doleful soundtrack for rainy days and crumbling cities. With just two men and an army of pedals, they cull the transcendent-yet-tang ... More >>
--Entertainingly, Bob Dylan was apparently put into the back seat of a police cruiser in Long Branch, New Jersey last month while in town touring with Willie Nelson and John Mellancamp. The artist had been wandering around Long Branch wearing sweatpants, two raincoats, and a hood over his hea ... More >>