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Brandon Flowers – “Can’t Deny My Love”

While the Killers are on hiatus, Brandon Flowers is returning to his solo career, and that means a tilt toward pop. The Killers had plenty of their own big, hooky choruses but still had a brittle rock backbone even during their most high-octane moments. Flowers worked with Ariel Rechtshaid on The Desired Effect, the follow-u… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 23, 2015 - 10:04 am

Atoms For Peace/Flying Lotus @ Roseland, NYC 4/5/10

Atoms For Peace took the stage at Roseland moments after my iPad (j/k) lit up with a NYTimes alert about the Pentagon’s new limits on when the U.S. can use nuclear weapons.
“For the first time, the United States is explicitly committing not to use nuclear weapons against nonnuclear states that are in compliance… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 6, 2010 - 1:02 pm

Thom Yorke Names His ???? Band Atoms For Peace, Announces Tour Dates

Turns out the Thom Yorke???? moniker was too self-aggrandizing even for Thom Yorke, bless him. Each of those question marks — Mauro Refosco, Joey Waronker, Flea, and Nigel Godrich — are now accounted for in the name Atoms For Peace, the official moniker for the newly christened Radiohead side-project Thom unveiled in Los Angeles, i… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 25, 2010 - 11:31 am

Thom Yorke @ Orpheum, Los Angeles 10/5/09

And now Los Angeles can go back to paying attention to the real life. The weekend that saw Thom Yorke bare-chested and well-lit wrapped up last night at the Orpheum. The setlist was the same as the previous night’s show in the same room; photographer Andrew Youssef was the envy of everybody by making it… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 6, 2009 - 2:48 pm

Thom Yorke @ Echoplex, Los Angeles 10/2/09

This was not the low-key warm-up gig (“total chaos … kind of a rehearsal”) Thom promised. Attendees of last night’s pre-Orpheum preview got a full (and by most (Twitter) accounts “awesome”) 90-minute set beginning with The Eraser played by Thom’s new group (Nigel Godrich, Flea, Joey Waronker, Mauro Refosco). This was followed by a solo… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 3, 2009 - 8:18 am

Thom Yorke’s New Band (!) Plays LA Next Week

If the Twilight or the 12″ or the tribute tracks weren’t enough to make you think Thom is enjoying his time away from Radiohead, try this one: The talented Mr. Yorke has put a brand new band together featuring Beck buddy Joey Waronker, mutual buddy Nigel Godrich, and cock-sock enthusiast Flea. They’ll play “the EraserMore »

By: Amrit Singh / September 29, 2009 - 10:19 am

Beck & Friends Cover “I’m Waiting For The Man”

Beck’s Record Club project promises a series of installments in which the man and a bunch of buddies ducking into the studio sans rehearsal and knocking out a cover version of an entire album. The Hansen family band got it running with the wise choice of The Velvet Underground & Nico, and the first liste… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 26, 2009 - 3:59 pm

Beck Covers Velvet Underground & Nico

Beck’s giving his website an overhaul. One of the new sections, Record Club, launched today with a cover of the Velvet Underground’s “Sunday Morning.” The idea behind the Record Club’s for Beck and friends to go into the studio sans rehearsal, re-record entire albums, and then post one song a week from that session in,… More »

By: brandon / June 19, 2009 - 9:09 am