Posts tagged "The Flaming Lips"

Concert Review: Riot Fest 2014 (Saturday, September 13 - Paul Weller, Metric, The Flaming Lips, The National, Samhain, Wu-Tang Clan and more)

Concert Review: Riot Fest 2014 (Saturday, September 13 - Paul Weller, Metric, The Flaming Lips, The National, Samhain, Wu-Tang Clan and more)
The sun returned to Humboldt Park Saturday afternoon but muddy conditions continued during sets by Face to Face, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Paul Weller, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Wu-Tang Clan, Metric, The Flaming Lips, The National, Samhain and more on day two at Riot Fest Chicago 2014... ...

Memphis in May - The Beale Street Music Festival: Sunday, May 5 Concert Review

Memphis in May - The Beale Street Music Festival: Sunday, May 5 Concert Review
Rain continued to fall and despite obvious attempts by organizers at cleaning up/drying festival grounds, Sunday made for the sloppiest day yet as artists like the Flaming Lips, The Black Crowes, Phoenix, the Smashing Pumpkins and more closed out the 2013 Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis... ...

The Best Chicago Concerts of 2011

The Best Chicago Concerts of 2011
I truly believe it when I say that Chicago is one of the greatest live music cities in the country.  Memphis?  Nashville?  Austin?  New Orleans?  All great... But I'd put Chicago right there with any of them.  As Chicagoans, we truly are lucky to have the opportunity to see so much great live music night in and night out at scores of oustanding and unique venues.  From Paul McCartney to Ben Harper (and everywhere in between), here are the concerts that moved me in 2011 and made me consistenly remember why live music is my favorite thing in the world.  ...
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Dave Matthews Band Caravan Live at Lakeside Day 3 of 3, 7/10/11 Chicago

Dave Matthews Band Caravan Live at Lakeside Day 3 of 3, 7/10/11 Chicago
Day three of the Dave Matthews Caravan saw what I believe to be the lightest crowds of all three days but the strongest overall day of music.  The lighter crowds allowed concertgoers to see more acts and was my favorite day of the three.  I was joined on Sunday by friend and walking music encyclopedia Greg Alexander… and as he did last week after we saw Loretta Lynn, he will occasionally add his two cents as well...

The Flaming Lips Live at the Aragon Ballroom - 7/7/11

The Flaming Lips Live at the Aragon Ballroom - 7/7/11
The Flaming Lips live show is like a twisted, acid soaked circus with more balloons, confetti and glowsticks than you could possibly imagine. Dancing girls, lights hanging from the Aragon ceiling, crazy videos, intense strobes, lasers… And at the center of the storm is bandleader Wayne Coyne with his confetti cannon, acting as circus ringleader and keeping everything on track just when you think it’s all about to sprial out of control.The Lips brought their “Inside Our Heads, Out of Our Minds” tour to the Aragon on Thursday night for a sold out show featuring a full performance of the band’s 1999 album The Soft Bulletin...