Over on our sister blog Fork in the Road they've got a pretty thorough recap of Friday's Great GoogaMooga. Things were much improved from last year, and, before the wet weather dampened the mood Saturday and straight shut shit down on Sunday, there were lots of good eats and posi-vibes. The two big ... More >>
Security and Cops Gettin' Wild: Look, I get it. Every drunken dickhead in town "knows someone" or thinks he has pull at the door, but that doesn't mean the hammer goes down on everyone. I was stopped by two cops who didn't want me to walk 50 yards from where the Smashing Pumpkins would be playing an ... More >>
If things seem a little more heroic around you than usual, it's because today marks the start of the 2012 New York Comic-Con. The NYCC is one of the nation's biggest comic conventions, attracting fans, artists, industry types and celebrities from all over the entertainment world. The lines waiting f ... More >>
Flaming Lips leader Wayne Coyne dreams weird and hard and big. What often starts of as a whimsical vision might just end up as a new world record (for the most live concerts in 24 hours) or a limited-edition vinyl release infused with the blood of other artists (as was the case for 2011's The Flamin ... More >>
Colbchella: fun., Grizzly Bear, Santigold, Flaming Lips
Friday, August 10
Better than: All the world wars and Woodstocks combined.
Don't you ever question America's might. We do things bigger and crazier than other countriesand then we televise it. And while Stephen Colbert ... More >>
This week neo-pop superstar Beck announced the release of Song Reader, a new "album" in the form of sheet music. The finished product offers nothing to listen to; just 20 sheets of notation collected in a "lavishly produced hardcover carrying case," according to the publishing outfit McSweeney's, wh ... More >>
When news broke that the Flaming Lips were going to play eight separate shows in 24 hours in an attempt to eclipse a Guinness World Record set by Jay-Z, the collective response was something along the lines of, "Well, of course they are."
The Lips have done so much bonkers shit up to this point in ... More >>
By Nick Minichino
Weezer/Flaming Lips w/Yeasayer
PNC Bank Arts Center
Thursday, July 28
Better than: Not seeing Bush at the Bowery Ballroom.
It's extremely easy to forget the advantages of an large-scale concert if you've gone, say, a decade eschewing such shows. Massive venues with lawn seatin ... More >>
Yeasayer stopped by Conan last night to debut "Devil And The Deed," a taut, herky-jerky track that uses the upper ranges of lead singer Chris Keating's voice to fine effect and has a lovely, tinkling keyboard break. The band's on tour right now; their headlining show at Terminal 5 on June 18 is sold ... More >>
Yeasayer. Here's hoping things are a bit warmer than this for their shows this summer. Today Live Nation announced a slew of shows at Long Island's Nikon at Jones Beach Theater and New Jersey's PNC Bank Arts Center, and in addition to the many classic rock acts (with "classic rock" now being ... More >>
Money, honey. The "Hallmark holiday for music nerds" festivities of Record Store Day are a little less than 36 hours past, and as predicted, the speculators and collectors were out in full force on Saturday. And some of them are already seeing returns on their waiting-in-line investments! eBa ... More >>
Patti Smith, leading the charge as always. Pic by Tracy Ketcher.21st-Annual Tibet House U.S. Benefit Concert
Starring The Flaming Lips, the Roots, Taj Mahal, Michael Stipe, etc.
Thursday, March 3
Better Than: "Auld Lang Syne"
"Beauty is power -- violence is weak," we are told ... More >>
One major downside to 2010: There's a pretty good chance you lost your job. The good news, though, is that the concept of NSFW no longer applies, and so today, while your former co-workers are stuck in their cubicles, bored to death and forced to pass around OK Go's latest YouTube meme, you ... More >>
Wayne Coyne, hard at work. Pics by Rob Trucks.Flaming Lips
Monday, July 26
Central Park SummerStage
Not to gas on at length about the weather here, but holy shit Monday night in Central Park was just gorgeous, idyllic and temperate and absurdly perfect, especially given the endless st ... More >>
How time flies, right? Eighteen years ago, Sally Potter had her breakout as the writer-director of Orlando, which also starred then-breakout Tilda Swinton. Now, for this week's Village Voice cover story, Melissa Anderson talks with Potter and Swinton about Orlando about their continuing caree ... More >>
Musician/actor/talker/personality Henry Rollins has been in touch Iann Robinson for years, long before Robinson's days as the MTV VJ Horatio Sanz once spoofed on Saturday Night Live. Since Henry Rollins headlines Irving Plaza tonight and tomorrow, we asked Robinson to get his old acquaintance on the ... More >>
Crazy Love is still very much #1 in the country. But The Twilight Saga: New Moon soundtrack--a goofy melange of what's warm in indie right now, e.g. Lykke Li, Grizzly Bear, Thom Yorke, etc.--sold 115,000 copies, good for #2. Those bands selling that many records would be stunning if this wer ... More >>
Over Christmas break, Fader's T. Cole Rachel visited Wayne Coyne in his "Wizard of Odd" compound to talk about Christmas on Mars, 2009, and what to expect when the Flaming Lips curate this year's All Tomorrow's Parties New York. This is going to be so much better than Justin Timberlake in a dolph ... More >>