On this week’s Indie Rock Hit Parade, we highlight the music and legacy of the celebrated German experimental band Can. To coincide with the release of a new, career-spanning singles box set, our show features some of Can’s best-known and pioneering works alongside a few contemporary bands who keep their spirit alive.
Get ready to rock and prepare yourself to dance. LCD Soundsystem are coming to town, and have announced two shows in Philly: December 5th and 6th at the Fillmore Philly. Tickets to the shows go on sale this Friday, June 23rd.
James Murphy and the LCD crew recently released two new songs, “Call The Police,” and “American Dream.” Their new album, American Dream, comes out on Columbia Records, and it is their first since 2010’s This Is Happening. Below, something old, something new and the tour dates. Information on the Philly shows can be found at the XPN Concert ...
“they’re just some gigs. they’re in our home town, so we can totally walk there. they’re no more special than any other gigs. nothing unusual will be happening, other than what always happens at our gigs, which is us playing a bunch of songs as well as we can. we’re going to be playing a LOT in the near future, so they’re certainly not worth getting on a plane for, in our opinion.” – James Murphy
BrooklynVegan Blog Radio airs Wednesdays at noon and midnight on SiriusXMU (Ch. 35) and you can also listen OnDemand with the SiriusXM app. This week’s edition featured new songs from War on Drugs, Alvvays, LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire, and Grizzly Bear, Phoenix, and more.
The New Orleans festival happens over Halloween weekend and the lineup also includes The Killers, Brand New, Miguel, Afghan Whigs, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Whitney, The Black Angels, and lots more.
Sasquatch Festival’s 2017 edition began Friday with sets from LCD Soundsystem, Kaytranada, Bonobo, Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, The Head and The Heart, Big Freedia, Sleigh Bells, Thee Oh Sees, The Hotelier, Sasheer Zamata, and more.
This week we pulled inspiration from ‘Master of None’ with songs from the soundtrack: Arthur Russell, Sparks, Father John Misty, The Cure, X-Ray Spex, The Durutti Column, Lou Reed David Bowie, Digable Planets, William Onyeabor, Brian Eno, Aphex Twin, and lots more.
LCD Soundsystem, Phoenix, The xx, Wolf Parade, Ryan Adams, Pixies, Cloud Nothings, The Shins, Third Eye Blind, Warpaint, Car Seat Headrest, Sylvan Esso, Dr. Dog, Pinegrove, and more played the edition of 2017 Shaky Knees Festival.
The Black Angels | Photo by Alexandra Valenti, courtesy of the artist
The Indie Rock Hit Parade returns tonight with what is by far our spoooookiest live session yet! Listen starting at 11pm ET on WXPN (that’s right after What’s The Frequency??? with John Vettese, you know) for a full two-hour show that’ll feature an in-studio performance from Austin psychedelic masters The Black Angels. The group just released a new album, Death Song, and stopped by to play some of the new tracks in a special, semi-acoustic set. It’s a session that’s not to be missed! Also ...
LCD Soundsystem is readying their first new album since 2010’s This is Happening, and on Saturday Night Live this past weekend James Murphy & crew performed a couple of new tunes: “American Dream” and “Call the Police.” Watch the performances below.
David Byrne and Angélique Kidjo | via Pitchfork
Last night at Carnegie Hall in NYC, David Byrne surprised everyone in attendance by joining Angélique Kidjo on-stage for an energetic performance of the Talking Heads’ “Once in a Lifetime” during her show. Check out the fan video below.