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[PHOTOS] The Flaming Lips at The Pageant in St. Louis

ALL PHOTOS BY JASON GONULSEN Wayne Coyne and the Flaming Lips brought their magical mushroom mystery tour back to The Pageant in St. Louis last night. Coyne called The Pageant “the best club in the world.” It’s evolution, baby. All photos by Jason Gonulsen.

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[Interview] Shaun White Presents Air + Style at The Rose Bowl: Snowboarders + Skiers + Kendrick Lamar, Steve Aoki, Diplo, The Flaming Lips, Phantogram, Portugal. The Man, Sleigh Bells, and More

We’re ten minutes into our interview talking about Air + Style, the snowboarding/skiing/music event that Shaun White is bringing to Los Angeles — its U.S. debut — on February 21 and 22 (purchase tickets here), and White’s dog isn’t having it. “Sorry,” White says. “He’s outside fuckin’ barkin’ at people.” The Rose Bowl is about … Read more

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Our Most Anticipated Albums of 2013 (Quarter 2)

It’s April, so that means it’s time to look forward to a new batch of albums. We highly recommend these, and we hope you play them loud on your turntable, or in your car with the windows rolled down. And maybe when you’re done, you can blast “Free Bird” and fly away. Happy Spring! 4/2 … Read more

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10 to Spin | Ha Ha Tonka

Photo by Todd Roeth No, we’re never gonna have much Myself I’d take such  as a compliment We can blame it on the circumstances Oh, at least we took the chances we had to Why we’re attracted to a certain song, a certain album, or a certain band is a mystery. I really do believe … Read more

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10 to Spin | Dreamers of the Ghetto

A few months back, we gave Dreamers of the Ghetto’s, “Tether,” Jam of the Day honors for a simple reason: the song freaking kills. Then, we stood front row at the Hopscotch Music Festival as they did the impossible by more-than-holding their own as one of the opening slots for the mind-fuck that is a … Read more

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Hopscotch Music Festival | Day Three in Photos

The Flaming Lips | Photo by Aggie Donkar The 2011 Hopscotch Music Festival is over, dammit, and I now have a new way to gauge my experience. When getting ready for work this morning, I had to move my belt to the next largest size. No shit y’all – I drank, and ate, THAT much … Read more

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Kanrocksas Review | Rockin’ at the Speedway

All photos by Jason Gonulsen Kanrocksas. I heard Grace Potter say it. I heard Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips try to say it. Most, like Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys, simply kept saying, “Hello, Kansas!” Or, during Eminem’s set, you heard a lot of “fuck yeah, KC!!” But really, it didn’t matter. We … Read more

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Kanrocksas Preview | Grace Potter (The Extended Interview)

Starting Friday afternoon, we’ll be in Kanrocksas mode, live tweeting from the two-day festival in Kansas City, Kansas. Rain or shine, the inaugural event is bound to be a lot of fun, with a Ferris wheel, bungee jumps, a water slide (“SLIDErocksas”), and a hot air balloon glow presentation during the evening. And, oh yeah, … Read more

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Hopscotch 2011 Lineup Announced!

The initial list of names for Raleigh’s Hopscotch Music Festival was announced this morning, and holy shiz, we are excited!  The Flaming Lips, GBV, and DBT lead the pack for the main stage, but there is a solid list of small-club headlining bands as well.  And if things work they way they did last year, … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Electric Tickle Machine – Part of Me

True to the euphoric state their name conjures, Electric Tickle Machine has earned a reputation for exuberant live shows punctuated by Flaming Lips-style blasts of confetti and impromptu naked, dancing bodies. The music – a mix of classic “psychedelic-tinged” rock and happy garage pop luckily transfers perfectly to tape, topped off with one of the … Read more

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Orenda Fink (The Interview)

When Orenda Fink released Ask the Night in October of 2009, it was an album that took me a few listens to get comfortable with its words and sounds. I’ll admit right now that my brain always hears Maria Taylor’s voice when I hear Fink’s. If you didn’t already know, Taylor and Fink made up … Read more