Top 5 shows of the weekend

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We return to our regular schedule after a much needed weekend away… Looks like a cold one this weekend, so you’re going to need to put on an extra layer or two and deal with it.

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Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne sang ‘Life on Mars’ on Chewbacca’s shoulders last night at Carnegie Hall

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Which somehow makes perfect sense. It was part of the David Bowie tribute show at Carnegie Hall that featured The Pixies, J. Mascis, Cat Power, Laurie Anderson, Robyn Hitchcock, Michael Stipe, The Mountain Goats and more. Video and a shot of the set list below — though it should be noted that Patti Smith was sick and The Roots had a meltdown and skipped the festivities. Tribute 2 is tonight at Radio City. [Read more…]

Pussy Riot to perform in Brooklyn next month!

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Well, not all of them. It’s part of an Amnesty concert scheduled for February 5 at The Barclays center. Flaming Lips and many others will be performing as well:

No need to refresh your browser- this is not an editing error or a dream-like illusion of your feminist imagination. Musical heroines Pussy Riot will perform in Amnesty International’s Bringing Human Rights Home concert at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on February 5.

“We are happy to support Amnesty International’s work on behalf of human rights and political prisoners,” said Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina, the two members of Pussy Riot that were recently released after serving 21 months in prison. [Read more…]

The Most Blogged About Shows This Week

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This week’s edition of the Most Blogged About Shows is 100% recession proof.  Our MOST BLOGGED ABOUT show and my EDITOR’S PICK can both be had for the princely sum of “on the house,” and they’re both all kinds of awesome.  Oh, and we’re giving away some pretty awesome tickets this week as well.

That being said; the recession is something that’s always on my mind, especially heading into this November’s presidential election.  It’s fitting then, that this week’s MOST BLOGGED ABOUT SHOW is Colbchella, Stephen Colbert’s FREE festival at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.  I can’t think of any better backdrop for a Colbert festival than a museum on a pier with battleships and fighter jets, and the lineup is similarly incredible; Flaming Lips, Grizzly Bear, Santigold, Grandmaster Flash and fun.  This thing gets kicked off on Saturday at 3 PM.

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