Apr 29, 2013
LouFest returns for its 4th annual Summer festival taking place in Central Fields of Forest Park in St. Louis, MO. This year they have pushed the date back a few weeks from late August to early September, meaning we may luck out with highs near 95 instead of 106. But it is St. Louis, so there is also a chance of snow and somehow even a hurricane. This year we can also welcome the idea of expanding the festival to take up ... Read More
Apr 3, 2013
Performances like these are the reason why David Letterman isn't rumored to be replaced by anybody. Wednesday evening, The Flaming Lips stopped by the Ed Sullivan Theater and got totally weird. Wayne cradling the baby in his arms says it all... They performed "The Terror", and you can check that performance out below:
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Mar 26, 2013
Returning to Brooklyn taking place in Prospect Park May 17th through the 19th will be The Great GoogaMooga Festival. And the price is right: the Saturday and Sunday of this event can easily cost you Zero dollars if you choose to register between April 1st and 3rd with winners being selected on April 10th. You get to rock out to acts like The Darkness, The Flaming Lips, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sharon Van Etten, Matt & Kim and many many more. There's a good ... Read More
Feb 28, 2013
Here we go folks, another day another festival announcement. The 2013 version of the Beale Street Music Festival released its lineup this morning. Taking place at Tom Lee Park during the Memphis In May International Festival May 3rd through the 5th. Serving as your headliners are The Black Keys, Alice In Chains, The Flaming Lips and The Smashing Pumpkins, ZZ Top, Deftones, Patti Smith, Gary Clark Jr., The Joy Formidable, Heartless Bastards, AWOLNATION, Cracker and The Wallflowers round out the list of ... Read More
Feb 24, 2013
Sigur Rós Live at Zenith in Munich, Germany
February 23, 2013
Words by Jakob Ross
Sigur Rós Induces Munich Into a State of Euphoria
On June 7, 2012, I received the news that at the end of the summer I would be moving from Anus Pimple, Georgia to an army base in Germany. I immediately felt feelings of fear, excitement, nervousness, and anxiety, mostly because I had no idea what to expect. And although this move has come with a lot of stress and quite a ... Read More
Feb 1, 2013
Not sure if we mentioned it before, but tis the season to announce festival lineups. This time lets head to the land of the grapevine that is Napa Valley for what is dubbed Bottle Rock Festival. Cork-Fest must not have had as much of a ring to it as I thought it did. This one is interesting because, well, one might ask why the Kings Of Leon would be the lead headliner along with The Black Keys and Furthur. Furthur? Come on ... Read More
Jan 7, 2013
No need to check your calender, it is not April Fools Day. Today is however that magical day when The Black Keys and The Flaming Lips announce four shows they'll play TOGETHER this Spring. No word on whether they'll alternate headlining slots or will they do what the Flaming Lips did with Weezer in 2011 when both bands set gear up onstage and each band would play three songs at a time before switching it up. Either way, this is TOO freaking ... Read More
Jan 3, 2013
WAKARUSA / May 30-June 2, 2013 / Ozark, AR
For the 10th straight year the Wakarusa Festival will return bringing 4 days of music, camping, and all around shenanigans to Mulberry Mountain. Starting in Lawrence, Kansas way back in 2004 before relocating to the paradise that is Mulberry Mountain Resort in Ozark, Arkansas in 2009, Wakarusa has become one of the premiere festivals out there and they have certainly found their little slice of heaven in the Northwest corner of the state just ... Read More
Dec 28, 2012
Written by Jakob Ross
2012: A Rock Odyssey, or the Best Live Acts I Saw this Year
It's been over two months since I've contributed anything to the site. Don't worry all, I haven't abandoned you. But I have moved from northeastern Georgia to southern Germany; a huge move for me. So, I haven't had much time to write anything up, let alone make any trips for concerts. Well, so far.
But 2012 has been an amazing year in concerts, even though I didn't expect ... Read More
Dec 28, 2012
2012: A Music Odyssey Part 2
Words by Jakob Ross
When the Heritage Hunter tour was announced, I knew I had to go. Opeth was the band on the tour that I was the least familiar with, and upon fully immersing myself in their challenging brand of progressive metal, I knew I'd be in for a fantastic show. Combining light, almost beautiful song structures with the louder, heavier sounds of common heavy metal (and a touch of dry, awkward humor from frontman Mikael ... Read More
Sep 10, 2012
The Flaming Lips Announce Free Oklahoma City Concert
The above poster pretty much tells you all you need to know. The Flaming Lips are hosting a free show at the Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheatre on October 26th. If you live in the midwest, one must assume that this is something you won't want to miss.
Sep 7, 2012
Jack White, Guns N Roses, The Flaming Lips & More For 2012 Bridge School Benefit
So Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit(Oct. 20-21 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View) has announced it's lineup via a Youtube video. Performing will be of course Neil Young & Crazy Horse along with Jack White, The Flaming Lips, Steve Martin and the Sleep Canyon Rangers, Gary Clark Jr., Sarah Mclachlin, Foster The People, k.d. Lang and, oh yeah, the band currently touring under the moniker of ... Read More
Sep 1, 2012
LouFest 2012 Photo Gallery
All Pictures and Video by Bradley Darby (DarbySTL on Facebook/Twitter)
CLICK HERE TO SEE MY LOUFEST 2012 VIDEO PAGE ON YOUTUBE
I present you with my 2012 LouFest photo gallery. This was one of my favorite smaller festivals I have attended and I look forward to what the future LouFest's will bring now that they seem to be coming into their own in their third year. Enjoy the pictures in this gallery as much as I enjoyed shooting them and go ... Read More
Aug 17, 2012
Stephen Colbert sure as hell knows how to close out a week of cool performances, and that was with The Flaming Lips last night which ended the run of shows dubbed "StePhest Colbchella" 2012. As has been all week, there was an interview and a performance aired, with two web exclusives. If you want an indication of how cool this is, this writer called a cab to a Burger chain that shall remain nameless just to use their free internet connection to ... Read More
Jul 31, 2012
On tonight's edition of The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert announced to the world the return of his long running, one year old, week long celebration of music, the Colbchella concert series. For last years StePhest Colbchella '011: Rock You Like a Thirst-Icane Presented by Dr. Pepper, we were given performances by Bon Iver, Florence and the Machine and Talib Kweli with Yasiin Bey (A.K.A. Mos Def) in addition to an in depth interview with Jack White and other surprises such as Colbert ... Read More
Jul 24, 2012
Watch Highlights From The Inaugural Firefly Music Festival
Sadly we were unable to make it out to Delaware for the Inaugural Firefly Music Festival. However that won't prevent us from sharing highlights from some of our favorite artists including The Flaming Lips, Cake, Modest Mouse and GROUPLOVE. Check them out down below.
John Legend Covers Bob Marley:
A Double Shot of Jack White:
The Killers Rocking On Saturday Night:
Two Solid Jams From Modest Mouse:
Silversun Pickups Take Us Back To 2007:
GROUPLOVE Plays The Hits:
The Fabulous Flaming ... Read More
Jun 6, 2012
The Flaming Lips To Play 8 Shows In 24 Hours
So two days in a row we've got ourselves cool bands doing record breaking tours. The Flaming Lips today announced they've mapped out the itinerary of their attempt to break the Guinness World Record of most concerts in one day, 8.
They kick things off down south, in Memphis, Tennessee June 27th @ 7:30 ET and plan to end in New Orleans exactly 24 hours later. Between that they’ll hit 5 cities in Mississippi and ... Read More
May 22, 2012
So to save some time, we'll tell you who's playing at Austin City Limits in one word: EVERYBODY. Every single act(besides Jay-Z and Pearl Jam.. so far at least) is on this list. From headliners Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, The Black Keys and Jack White to Iggy and The Stooges(in which Mike Watt Plays Bass) and Florence + The Machine. Weezer has come out of hiding for this one as well. Childish Gambino continues to take over ... Read More
May 20, 2012
PARTY IN THE PARK feat. Flaming Lips w/ Young the Giant and AWOLNATION
Words by Jakob Ross, Videos by Jakob and Scott Ross
Throughout the past decade or so, one band has been singled out as the greatest live band of all time. Not Foo Fighters, not Rolling Stones, and not Cage the Elephant; I'm talking about The Flaming Lips.
The psychedelic/indie-space group who hail from Oklahoma have built up a reputation as a must-see band, either at festivals or at their own headlining gigs.
You're ... Read More
May 2, 2012
An Open Letter To Feist and Mastodon
Dear Feist & Mastodon,
So there I was in the dentist chair this morning getting my face drilled once again (let this be a friendly reminder that not having dental insurance for a decade is no excuse for skipping your bi-annual cleanings) when I had what I would like to believe is a genius idea. To distract you from what is going on inside your mouth, my dentist has this big monitor where her victims patients can ... Read More
Apr 5, 2012
WHERE: Forest Park, St. Louis, MO
WHEN: Aug 25-26, 2012
HOW MUCH: $60-$70 (2 day pass) / $40 (single day)
The 3rd Annual LouFest lineup has been announced, and boy oh boy is it a good one! Previously LouFest has featured headliners such as She & Him, TV on the Radio, Broken Social Scene, Built to Spill and Jeff Tweedy of Wilco to name a few. Last year was supposed to feature The Roots, but their performance was cancelled just a few days prior to ... Read More
Apr 5, 2012
Inaugural River's Edge Music Festival Set To Rock St. Paul This Summer
Another day, another festival. This one is in Minnesota where we hear they have lots of mosquitoes. Personally we prefer mojitos but hey sometimes you need to sacrifice a lil blood to enjoy the likes of Dave Matthews Band and Tool.
Also appearing at the two day River’s Edge Music Festival on Harriet Island in scenic Saint Paul Minnesota over the weekend of June 23rd and 24th will be The Flaming Lips, ... Read More
Apr 2, 2012
Editors Note: This is The 2012 Lineup. For the 2013 Lineup, Click Here
Firefly Music Festival To Be Held In Delaware
Delaware, welcome to the world of States that have sweet Music Festivals.
The news broke last night, that the three day ’Firefly Music Festival’, will be headlined by The Killers, The Black Keys and Jack White . Solid, right? I mean, sure The Killers aren’t in the stratosphere of musical relevance circa 2012 as the The Black Keys and Jack White are; but hey, they could have went with the Beach ... Read More
Mar 19, 2012
Atlanta Announces Initial Lineup For The New "Party In The Park" Festival
As you may or may not know, I'm living in Georgia now. I hate it here so much, but thankfully ATL has its perks, including a new festival that was just announced. Party in the Park is a one day show that will feature The Flaming Lips, Young the Giant, Awolnation, and Dawes. It's unclear whether more bands will be announced.
The show will take place Saturday May 19 at Olympic Centennial Park ... Read More
Feb 6, 2012
What: Hangout Music Festival 2012
Where: Gulf Shores, Alabama
When: May 18 - 20
Why: Hangout 2011 featured a diverse lineup including Paul Simon, The Foo Fighters, Primus, The Black Keys, Girl Talk, Avett Brothers, Widespread Panic, and The Flaming Lips.
Well the folks planning the only festival featuring white sandy beaches and palm trees out there have done it again with a fantastic early 2012 lineup coming out in waves via Facebook this evening.
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Dave Matthews Band •Jack White
String Cheese Incident (performing two ... Read More
Feb 3, 2012
Sasquatch 2012 Lineup Announced!
Sasquatch is one of Washington's most widely regarded music festivals. Held annually at the beautiful Gorge Amphitheater, Sasquatch is known for hosting big name acts like Jane's Addiction, Kings of Leon, Bjork, and Flaming Lips. Well this year, they've got a treat for you.
Here is the full lineup in order as it says on the website:
Jack White, Beck, Bon Iver, Pretty Lights, Tenacious D, The Shins, Beirut, Girl Talk, The Roots, Portlandia, Feist, Silversun Pickups, Metric, The Head and ... Read More