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More on Flaming Lips’ Dark Side escapades

Courtesy:Pitchfork On New Year’s Eve, the Flaming Lips are set to turn Oklahoma City’s Cox Center into the capital of Weirdsville, U.S.A. when they bring their annual Freakout music-and-lights explosion to their hometown. Along with a standard Lips set and “the world’s biggest balloon drop,” the band will ring in 2010 by playing Pink Floyd’s […]

John Frusciante Quits RHCP

Courtesy: Pitchfork For many of us, Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante has long been the most likable thing about the group. A few years back, I watched him cover Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love” in front of a festival crowd for no apparent reason, and it made for the best moment of the […]

Chris Feinstein (Bassist for Ryan Adams & the Cardinals) Passes away

Courtesy: Bassist Chris Feinstein has passed away. While details remain scant, it is believed he passed away at his Manhattan home in the early hours of Monday morning. He was 42.Feinstein was most recently known for his role in Ryan Adams & The Cardinals which he joined in 2006, replacing original bassist Catherine Popper. […]

Full Song from White Stripes Tour Doc

Courtesy: Pitchfork Last week, we told you all about the mega White Stripes live box set centered around Under Great White Northern Lights, the documentary chronicling their 2007 Canadian tour. Now you can watch a small portion of the film– click below to see Jack and Meg rip through their debut single, “Let’s Shake Hands”. […]

Deerhunter dig up an old CD-R

Bradford Cox: “Responding to several requests I have dug up an old copy of this 2005 Deerhunter CD-R. It features only me and Moses and is very experimental in nature. This was during our “tape phase” when we would often play shows as a duo (or as a trio with colin) playing only tape machines […]

On The Rise: Harlem

Courtesy: Stereogum Austin trio Harlem opened the Emo’s show last night that found Jay Reatard getting jumped by a couple of angry (and drunken) show-goers. The guys are known for their frantic live shows, so maybe they’re to blame for getting the crowd worked up into such a froth? Who knows, but you can take […]

Past Lives (Three former members of Blood Brothers) Debut Album

Artist: Past Lives Album: Tapestry of Webs Release Date: February 23 Label: Suicide Squeeze Tracklist: 01 Paralyzer 02 Falling Spikes 03 Past Lives 04 Don’t Let the Ashes Fill Your Eyes 05 Deep in the Valley 06 K Hole 07 Hex Takes Hold 08 Vanishing Twin 09 Hospital White 10 At Rest 11 Aerosol Bouquet […]

Solo album from Sigur Rós frontman

Courtesy: Pitchfork The debut solo LP from impossibly high-voiced Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi Birgisson, Go, is set to hit retail locations of all sorts on March 23 courtesy of XL. Based on the wildly symphonic new track “Boy Lilikoi” (available for download at Jónsi’s site), Go does not sound like some half-assed side project. If […]

Girl Talk Reissue

Courtesy: Pitchfork The ADD mash-up monster Greg Gillis, known to the world as Girl Talk, made his name with the 2006 album Night Ripper, a marathon of chopped-up pop samples that moved so quickly between songs and genres that we all had to struggle to keep up. On December 8, Illegal Art will issue Night […]

Help Deakin get to Africa!

Courtesy: Pitchfork Joshua Dibb, better known as part-time Animal Collective member Deakin (or Deacon), wants to go to Africa. He’s been invited to play at the Festival in the Desert, which goes down January 7-9 in Essakane, Mali. The problem: The Festival in the Desert folks can’t pay for Dibb’s international travel. So Dibb has […]

Rolling Stone to open restaurant chain

Courtesy: Andrew Clark, The legendary music aficionados’ magazine Rolling Stone is getting into the food business by opening a Los Angeles restaurant that could, if successful, be the beginning of a themed chain to rival the likes of Planet Hollywood and the Hard Rock Cafe. Rolling Stone’s publisher, Jann Wenner, announced that the publication […]

Kid Cudi raps over Vampire Weekend

Courtesy: Pitchfork He’s already collaborated with MGMT and Ratatat and big-upped Band of Horses, so it’s no surprise to find even more evidence that Cleveland upstart rapper Kid Cudi is an indie rock head, on his new track “Cudderisback”. There’s still a pleasant frisson to hearing Cudi rapping over the skeletal intro to “Ottoman”, Vampire […]