Just wanted to let everybody know that our man AMP has uploaded a ton more of his Lollapalpooza pics. And just for fun, he compiled the best of the bunch into a cool little video.
After attending two big music festivals every summer since 2005, it’s easy to feel burned out and unmotivated. But you can still have a great time if you just turn off your grouchiness, relax, and float downstream. A mind-blowing headliner helps, too.
Radiohead has not played a show in Detroit since 1997. Why not? Apparently, the band can’t stand any of the area’s venues. Radiohead in the D? No signs yet: From that 2001 tour onward, Radiohead has sought a particular sort of concert setting: outdoors, out-of-the-way, pastoral. Browse the band’s itineraries and you’ll find a host … Continue reading Radiohead vs. Detroit
Just because it’s been several months since we’ve done a Forkast update, it doesn’t mean we haven’t been paying attention. • The Long Blondes – “Here Comes The Serious Bit” from Couples, out now in the UK and due May 6 in the U.S. from Rough Trade • Panda Bear – “Comfy in Nautica” (XXXChange … Continue reading Fun with Forkast, Round 8
It’s been several months since we’ve done a Forkast update. There are two main reasons for this. The first is, you know, who cares anyway? You have plenty of stuff to listen to without this. The second reason is that the Fork has been posting a lot fewer actual mp3s lately. They’re posting lots of … Continue reading Forkast Roundup: Round VII
A new press release from “global Internet information provider” comScore claims that approximately 2 out of 5 people who downloaded Radiohead’s In Rainbows were actually willing to pay for it: During the first 29 days of October, 1.2 million people worldwide visited the “In Rainbows” site, with a significant percentage of visitors ultimately downloading the … Continue reading Over a Third of Fans Pay for Radiohead
Taking a lesson from Radiohead’s recent experiment (and improving upon it), Saul Williams is letting fans decide whether or not to pay for his new album, The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust, produced by Trent Reznor.
Now that bands are giving away their music, how are they planning on making money? Hope you don’t mind sleeping in the van.
Greg Kot examines how Radiohead’s ‘customer is always right’ approach contrasts with music industry’s hardball tactics, and gets a fine quote from indie rock’s poster boy: “I think what will happen is a lot of people will download the album for free,” says Spoon singer-guitarist Britt Daniel, “but when it goes on sale, I bet … Continue reading Spoon + Radiohead vs. RIAA + [Bad] Bands
How much would you pay to hear the new Radiohead album before it is “released”? Because it’s up to you. No really, it’s up to you.