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Recap: The Best of Riot Fest 2016, Day One

posted by Rosario Edwards September 16, 2016

Flaming Lips on the Riot Stage

Starting in 2005 as a multi-venue Chicago based festival, Riot Fest has since grown to a multi city festival showcasing current and past Punk, Rock and Hip Hop Acts.

It has long been a POD favorite thanks to the outstanding lineups, and the excellent crowd atmosphere that can sometimes be missing from larger festivals like Lollapalooza. This years’ lineup boasted the likes of Rob Zombie, Nas, Morissey, The Flaming Lips, and the first reunion of The original Lineup of The Misfits in nearly 20 years.

Friday was the perfect kick off to the festival, with an excellent mix of punk/hardcore standouts as well as indie favorites, it had something for everyone. Continue Reading

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Riot Fest Chicago 2016 Daily Schedule Is Out

posted by Oscar August 30, 2016

Riot Fest 2016 - Chicago

We all know #RiotFestSucks, so how about a little something to have you complain about it some more? Well today we finally get the daily schedule for Riot Fest Chicago, featuring tons of sweet, delicious time conflicts between some of our favorite acts playing this year!

These are some of toughest set overlaps we’re going to be fighting over:

  • Friday: Ween vs. Refused; The Flaming Lips vs. NOFX vs. Highly Suspect
  • Saturday: Motion City Soundtrack vs. The Hold Steady; The Hives vs. GZA; Death Cab For Cutie vs. Method Man & Redman; Nas vs. Morrissey
  • Sunday: Dee Snider vs. Juliette Lewis & The Licks vs. Andrew W.K.; The Julie Ruin vs. Joey Bada$$; Jake Bugg vs. Deftones; Rob Zombie vs. Sleater-Kinney vs. Death Grips

Check out the schedule in full here. For real tho, #RiotFestSucks. See y’all there.

Some tickets are still available, so get yours now: riotfest.org/chicago/tickets/

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Riot Fest Announces 2016 Daily Lineup; Adds Sleater-Kinney, The Flaming Lips For Chicago

posted by Oscar June 28, 2016

Riot Fest 2016 - Chicago

Riot Fest just keeps getting better, as the latest announcement brings plenty to get you pumped for the seminal Punk festival. Today’s update unveils the daily lineups for both the Denver and Chicago legs of the fest to push some single-day tix, but it also brought the news that Julian Marley (performing his father Bob’s Exodus), Sleater-Kinney, The Flaming Lips, The Julie Ruin, and The Bronx have all been added to the Chicago lineup! That would surely make anyone that already bought their passes only more excited.

Riot Fest Denver has a whole lotta dopeness coming their way too! Marley (also performing Exodus there), Gogol Bordello, 2 Chainz, and DeVotchKa are now part of that lineup too.

Single-Day and additional multi-day tickets for Riot Fest in Denver and Chicago will go on sale today (Tuesday, June 28th) at Noon CST on the festival’s website. Continue Reading

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Video: The Flaming Lips Perform Live Medley of David Bowie Covers

posted by Oscar February 13, 2016

The Flaming Lips have joined the legions of fans/artists to honor the life of David Bowie by perform a number of his songs in a recent show. Wayne Coyne and crew played a concert at Belly Up Aspen and during their time there they performed Bowie medley that included songs like “Space Oddity,” “Fame,” and “Ziggy Stardust.”

Check out the 8-song set above.

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David Lynch Tribute Concert Lineup feat. Karen O, Wayne Coyne, Twin Peaks

posted by Oscar February 10, 2015

David Lynch Tribute Concert


Famed director David Lynch will celebrating the 10th anniversary of his nonprofit foundation with a concert event this spring and the lineup is truly stacked.

The concert has been dubbed “The Music of David Lynch” and it will take place on April 1 at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. The featured guests on the bill include My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O, Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips, and of course, the band bearing the name of a Lynch classic, Twin Peaks.

All proceeds for the concert will benefit the David Lynch Foundation. Tickets can be purchased here.

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Video: The Flaming Lips feat. Miley Cyrus – “A Day In The Life” (The Beatles Cover) Live on ‘Conan’

posted by Oscar November 7, 2014

The Flaming Lips brought their weirdo show to Conan to play a tune from their Beatles tribute album of Sgt. Pepper’s covers. One of their most talked-about collaborations was with Pop star Miley Cyrus, who joined them on the late night stage to perform album closer “A Day In The Life.”

See that elaborate, shiny and jumpsuit heavy performance above.


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Video: The Flaming Lips Perform “With a Little Help from My Friends” Live on ‘Kimmel’

posted by Oscar November 1, 2014

The Flaming Lips recently released their album of covers of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and on Halloween the band took to the stage in fittingly weird costumes. The band went all out with their display which included rainbows, Wizard of Oz-inspired witches, and more.

See them perform “With A Little Help From My Friends” above.

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Stream The Flaming Lips’s ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ Tribute Album; ‘With a Little Help From My Fwends’

posted by Oscar October 20, 2014

The Flaming Lips - With A Little Help From My Fwends

The Flaming Lips took to task putting together a collection of stars to pay homage to the world’s greatest band and play covers of The Beatles’ classic Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Some of the highlights in the cast include My Morning Jacket, Ben Goldwasser of MGMT, and Miley Cyrus.

The album is titled With a Little Help From My Fwends and it will be out on October 28th but NPR has made it available for streaming before its official release.

Hear for a week starting today over at NPR.

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Riot Fest & Carnival 2014 Chicago Daily Lineup

posted by Oscar July 24, 2014

Riot Fest 2014 Daily Lineup

One of our favorite music festivals, Riot Fest, has today announced the daily lineup for Riot Fest & Carnival 2014 Chicago. The fest will take play Friday, 9/12 to Sunday, 9/14 at Humboldt Park. Friday will see acts like Jane’s Addiction, Rise Against, Slayer and The Offspring. Saturday has The National, The Flaming Lips, the Wu-Tang Clan, The Orwells and Skaters. Finally, Sunday’s lineup boasts The Cure, Weezer, Cheap Trick, Andrew W.K. and ShowYouSuck.

The image above shows the entire lineup so you can see when bands like Pussy Riot, GWAR, Metric, Taking Back Sunday, The Used, and Dashboard Confessional will be playing.

Buy your single day and 2-day tickets here:http://goo.gl/SVgQ5k

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Riot Fest 2014 Lineup feat. The Cure, Jane’s Addiction, Weezer, Wu-Tang Clan

posted by Oscar May 13, 2014

Riot Fest 2014

Another one of our favored festivals has finally unveiled their lineup for this year and it sure has delivered great names! The highlights for the 2014 edition of Riot Fest include huge names like The Cure, Jane’s Addiction, Rise Against, Weezer, The Flaming Lips, Slayer, The Offspring, Wu-Tang Clan, and Cheap Trick. Some of the other notable acts are Taking Back Sunday, Dropkick Murphys, Gogol Bordello, Dashboard Confessional, Andrew W.K., Skaters and The Orwells. Even long-time POD favorite, ShowYouSuck is on this! This lineup kicks ass!

Riot Fest Chicago will take place in Humboldt Park September 12, 13, & 14; tickets on sale at 8pm CDT: http://goo.gl/6yMNAS

For the Denver lineup (similar lineup with some overlap on the headliners) see here; tickets: On sale at 7pm MDT: http://goo.gl/Vog1FQ

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Riot Fest 2014 [Toronto] Lineup feat. Metric, Rise Against, The Flaming Lips

posted by Oscar May 6, 2014

Riot Fest 2014 Toronto

A lot of the major festivals have announced their lineups for this year and today we got the roster for Riot Fest & Expo Toronto. The lineup features Metric, The National, Rise Against, The Flaming Lips, and City and Colour. Some of the other acts hitting Toronto’s  Downsview Park between September 6 & 7 include Dropkick Murphys, Tokyo Police Club, New Found Glory, and Alkaline Trio. The fest will have 50 bands, hitting 4 stages, plus carnival rides, and more.

See the full lineup above. Tickets go on sale Saturday, May 10th at 10 a.m EDT: http://goo.gl/QZnqtK

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Bonnaroo 2014 Lineup: Kanye West, Elton John, Arctic Monkeys, Jack White, Frank Ocean

posted by Oscar February 20, 2014

Bonnaroo 2014 Lineup

Last night, one of America’s most important festivals announced its lineup and it’s one for the ages. While this one isn’t one of the 40 fests a reunited OutKast would perform at, it does however feature the like of Kanye West, Arctic Monkeys, Jack White, Frank Ocean, Vampire Weekend and the legendary Elton John. Also making appearances in Manchester, TN between June 12-15th will be Phoenix, Chance The Rapper, Neutral Milk Hotel, Ms. Lauryn Hill and many more.

On the comedy side you can see the likes of Ed Helms, Taran Killam and Hannibal Buress. See the full list in the poster above.