Archive for September, 2011

Rock in Rio festival streaming on YouTube! Watch now!

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

The 2011 Rock in Rio festival is bringing some of music’s biggest names to Brazil for a huge celebration. If you can’t get the time off work, though, never fear: it’s streaming live on Youtube!

Acts like Jamiroquai and Ke$ha are backstage now, ready to perform their hits. Get a taste of their live show here, as well as streamed footage from earlier in the day, on the Rock in Rio YouTube channel.

Now you can crowd-surf like the Flaming Lips!

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne isn’t just famous for belting out psychedelic feel-good space jams like “Do You Realize” and “She Don’t Use Jelly” – the singer is well known for his unique take on crowd-surfing. During Flaming Lips shows, Wayne walks into the audience inside a giant transparent ball… and now you can, too!

Well, it’s not guaranteed that thousands of adoring fans will scream in joy as you roll across them in your shiny new hamster ball, but luckily the inflatable sphere is also waterproof–you can use it to walk across a lake, pond, or backyard pool.

The downside: it’s not exactly the safest. Once inside, you can’t open the zipper to get back out (you need a friend to unzip you). Oh, and since it’s waterproof and airtight, there’s a very real risk of suffocation if you’re not careful. Then there’s the price tag: almost $500. Still, it’s a great birthday present for a particularly reckless Flaming Lips fan with a backyard pool!

R.E.M. remixed… listen here!

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Alternative rock gods R.E.M. (of “Losing My Religion” and “Everybody Hurts” fame) have released a great new album, and they’re streaming a remix of their new single with Peaches to celebrate. Done by Berlin’s DJ Dickey Doo and DJ Larry Tee of London (formerly New York), the official remix puts a dancefloor spin on the track. Listen to “Alligator Aviator Autopilot Antimatter (Dickey Doo and Larry Tee’s A3 Remix)” below, and visit our REM page for more info on tickets and tour dates.

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Pearl Jam’s new song is available for free.

Friday, September 9th, 2011

After a couple of decades of sold-out arena shows, Pearl Jam have stretched the definition of the term “alternative.” It’s hard to find anyone who doesn’t know who they are, and of those people, it’s harder still to find someone who doesn’t enjoy hits like “Even Flow.”

The band is touring now, with a show at Vancouver’s Pacific Coliseum scheduled for September 25th. In the mean time, download their new track, “Ole,” here.

Green Day singer kicked off Southwest flight for saggy pants!

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

Rock and roll sure has come a long way since the days of Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, and their private jets. Green Day singer/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, the voice behind hits like “Longview” and “Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life),” was recently asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight out of Oakland, California for wearing his pants too low.

After being asked to pull up his pants by a stewardess, Armstrong asked whether she had “better things to do than worry about that.” When he refused a second request, he was ejected from the plane. After posting about it on Twitter, however, the singer became part of a growing list of celebrities to receive an apology from Southwest after complaining about them on social media.

More at the LA Times blog.

For more on Green Day, as well as ticket and tour information, check out the band’s page on our site.

Kylie performs “Your Disco Needs You” live, a capella

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

At the Berlin stop of her 2011 Aphrodite tour, Kylie Minogue took a minute for some fan service and performed her old favorite “Your Disco Needs You” without the benefit of any musical accompaniment–and it sounded great. Take a listen as she does the song backed by just the handclaps and voices of several thousand fans. Now that’s a performer!

If you need tickets for Kylie’s 2011 world tour, let us know!