Tag Archives: Radiohead

Lollapalooza 2008: Don't Be Old, Be Fun

Lollapalooza 2008After 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 vs. Detroit

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

Fun with Forkast, Round 8

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

Forkast Roundup: Round VII

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

Over a Third of Fans Pay for Radiohead

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

Spoon + Radiohead vs. RIAA + [Bad] Bands

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