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


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…]

Live Review: The Mountain Goats played Webster Hall

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The Mountain Goats had to scale heady heights to battle the noise coming from another show downstairs at Webster Hall on Thursday night, but the sold out crowd would not be deterred either. The band were celebrating the release of their 15th studio album, Beat the Champ, which came out on Merge Records on the 7th of April.

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Top 5 shows of the weekend

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At the time of writing, it’s supposed to be a pretty gorgeous weekend (Saturday and Sunday, at least), which should hopefully make a good impression as there are a lot of bands from out-of-town in the column this week.

5) Tyvek, Laced, Honey and B-Boys at Silent Barn
Tyvek make the trip from Detroit  Support comes from local bands Laced (who I recently saw supporting Moon Duo) and Honey, but make sure you don’t miss openers B-Boys, who I saw at Death By Audio last year and was hugely impressed, and mightily frustrated that I haven’t seen them around since, but I did track down a bandcamp track below. In fact, there’s something about this show that doesn’t quite seem right that it’s not at DBA… Saturday 8pm

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