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Radiohead Rock Hollywood

by Jonathan on August 25, 2008

Radiohead Setlist
(photo by ponyinarope)

The band played their first of two shows at the Hollywood Bowl last night to a sold out crowd. Since we’re talking Hollywood, you know that plenty of celebrities showed up. Spotted in attendance were Leonardo DiCaprio, Ryan Phillipe, Elijah Wood, James Blunt, Patricia & Rosanna Arquette, Rufus Sewell, Tim Roth, Christina Aguilera, Seth Green, Heather Graham, and Danny Masterson, to name a few.

For the setlist and reviews, clicky here. The band play again tonight before wrapping up their tour in Chula Vista and Santa Barbara.

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Radiohead Tour Roundup

by Jonathan on August 23, 2008

Radiohead in San Francisco
(image by www.alucinante.net)

Radiohead performed the first ever amplified concert at night in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park last evening. To read reviews of the show, or to leave your own, please visit our gigography.

Here are links to all the recent shows:
8/22/08 – San Francisco Outside Lands Festival
8/20/08 – Auburn, WA
8/19/08 – Vancouver, Canada
8/15/08 – Toronto, Canada

More dates….

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Radiohead, Creep
(photo by riskybaby)

In all honesty, we’re just as tired of “Creep” as the band is, but let’s not forget that it is the song that made them famous and allowed them to go on and make the rest of their albums the way they wanted to make them.

Personally speaking, I remember my high school girlfriend listening to “Creep” in 1993 and thinking, “this is such a crap song.” It wasn’t until she dumped me that I realized how great it was, and from that point on I was hooked. In the dozen times I’ve seen the band live, they’ve only played it once and that was in 1995 opening up for R.E.M. It’s because of this that I am selfishly requesting they play it at the Outside Lands Festival on Friday, August 22nd in San Francisco.

But wait, there’s another reason why I want them to play it in SF. Let’s take a trip down memory lane, shall we?

It is widely accepted that in 1992/93, San Francisco radio station Live 105 “discovered” Radiohead and brought “Creep” to the masses in the U.S. From there, the single spread like wild fire across the country and everyone and their girlfriend was listening to them. You can read more about this here, if you’re interested.

So, what do you say, Radiohead? You owe it to us.

PS. If not “Creep”, then how about “Lift”?

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Greenwood News

by Jonathan on July 31, 2008

The brothers Greenwood are in the news today. First up, it was announced on music composer James Lavino’s MySpace blog that Colin Greenwood is contributing to the soundtrack of the Alex Karposvksy’s film Woodpecker. The soundtrack is apparently out now digitally and the film has been making the festival rounds since March.

In other news, Jonny Greenwood’s Popcorn Superhet Receiver is making its West Coast debut on August 21 at San Francisco’s Herbst Theatre. As you may know, Greenwood won the 2006 BBC British Composer Awards for this piece. As Pitchfork reports, Popcorn is billed as having “surprise guests” so it could be that Jonny may actually be part of the performance since the band will be in San Francisco the day after for the Outside Lands Festival. This is just a guess and not by any means official.

More about the performance:

JONNY GREENWOOD: POPCORN SUPERHET RECEIVER
THE MAGIK*MAGIK ORCHESTRA
BENJAMIN SHWARTZ, CONDUCTOR
JOAN JEANRENAUD, CELLO
WILLIAM WINANT, PERCUSSION

Our San Francisco debut and the surprise finale of the 2007-08 season. The night before Radiohead takes the stage at the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, Wordless Music will present the West Coast premiere of Jonny Greenwood’s Popcorn Superhet Receiver for string orchestra. Conductor Benjamin Shwartz will lead the Magik*Magik Orchestra in a program of music by Arvo Part, a major influence on the music of Jonny Greenwood and Radiohead, along with Bay Area composers Fred Frith, Mason Bates, and John Adams. Tickets on sale via cityboxoffice.com.

(thanks to Pitchfork and AtEase)

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News for April 3, 1998

by Jonathan on April 3, 1998

A new song was premiered in L.A. Wednesday night called How To Disappear Completely and Never Be Found Again. It was described to have sound like cross between Subterranean Homesick Alien and Climbing Up the Walls.

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