1. Bad idea.
3. There is a god.
Sure, it was only two songs. (Turns out they had a third ready to go, but decided against it. What, the applause wasn't loud enough? "Exactly," said Chris Brokaw.) But since this was the first time Come have performed since their 2 1/2-hour farewell gig at the MidEast's downstairs room back in -- what, 1998? -- well, this was pretty fucking rad.
Thanks for deciding to fuck the music industry in all three holes by giving away your new album, In Rainbows, for free on the internet. Yes, we've heard the old saw that there’s nothing more expensive than free. And we appreciate your generosity in allowing us to pay whatever we feel like giving you when we download your DRM-free mp3s.
On Wednesday, I had a show in Boston opening up for Widespread Panic. I had never heard this band before, but I knew they were in genre of "jam band." I don't know anything about the jam scene really, which is part of the reason why I wanted to do the show. I knew it was going to be weird, which I guess was also part of the allure of doing it.
Yesterday, Stereogum set the blogosphere and Radiohead fan base abuzz with OKX: A Tribute to OK Computer, a humble attempt by musicians such as Mobius Band, Cold War Kids and Marissa Nadler to pay homage to a seminal ten-year-old album (this generation’s Dark Side of the Moon, according to some people).
Modest Mouse cares for lovelorn robots.
In case you missed Spoon's April MFA date, they've just announced a show at the Roxy on October 17. Tickets go on sale July 21.
Interactivity is quickly replacing plot-driven, film short concepts as the hot new trend in the world of music videos (sorry Justin and Scarlett, we're the YouTube generation, we don't have time for your lengthy love affairs).?xml:namespace>
Can YOU tell them apart?
King mixes up his Beatles
We know that keeping band members straight can be
challenging, but it gets a lot easier when several people in the band are dead,
and the band is, you know, the most famous bands in rock history. In possibly The World’s Worst Interview Flub,
Larry King mixed up his Beatles last night on live television.
Straight from the Internet's mouth, here's today's music buzz:
The Smashing Pumpkins, who are already
on our shit list for scheduling shows in San Francisco, North Carolina, and
Europe (everywhere BUT Boston basically), were slightly redeemed by their
newest single "Tarantula," which combines everything awesome
about Smashing Pumpkins - the thrashing guitars, the
"Drown"-style contemplativeness - although not everyone liked it.