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You are now entering Yoko-lahoma: Pt. II

Photos from the second night of the Flaming Lips' two-night NYE stand.

Jeez, what a weekend.

By the time Denton, Tex.'s Neon Indian took the stage at the Coca-Cola Center in Bricktown Sunday night, only about half as many people were in attendance as the night before. Much of the place's atmosphere seemed diminished for this, and the fact that ringing in 2012 was day-old news.

Nobody told Wayne or Yoko Ono, though, and each celebrated the stroke of midnight for January 2, 2012 with as much fervor as January 1. That ineffable enthusiasm seemed to stoke fans' fire more than any single piece of music possibly could, but Alan Palomo of Neon Indian really gave them a run for their money with the "Hex Girlfriend," "Deadbeat Summer," and "Polish Girl"'s disco beats, splotchy synths and catchy choruses. And dance moves. He's pretty well set in that department.


Another Plastic Ono Band set featured the previous evening's murderer's row of talent, fronted by Yoko's indecipherable but enthusiastic yowling.

"Race for the Prize," "Drug Chart," and a Palomo-assisted version of "Is David Bowie Dying?" all made the Lips' cut tonight. I swear, "Sweet Leaf," "Worm Mountain" and "Race for the Prize" all in a row is just enough gets me so amped up I could go run four or five marathons. It was the usual mess of ephemeral chest-beating  and affection. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go hibernate the rest of Monday away.

Photos are below. Also be sure to check out last night's photo set if you missed it.


by Matt Carney 01.02.2012 2 years ago
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The Flaming Lips to collaborate with Ke$ha

‘The Blah Blah Blah Song,’ anybody?

Last week, Flaming Lips front man Wayne Coyne revealed that the band was putting the finishing touches on its latest project, a collaborative album bundling together work with artists including the likes of Bon Iver, Nick Cave, Edward Sharpe, Yoko Ono and more to be released on Record Store Day. He further stated that the band was hoping to team up with still more artists like Lykke Li, Erykah Badu and … Ke$ha.

It looks like one of those names is about to be checked off the list.

Mack Hawkins — sound engineer and drummer for The Non — revealed on Facebook Monday night that he is headed to Nashville, Tenn., this weekend to engineer and co-produce a track with The Flaming Lips and slut-pop quasi-rapper Ke$ha.

“We knew that she was a fan,” Coyne told Rolling Stone. “There are a lot of these sort of druggy outlets out there that people get connected through. She’s a freak.”

Coyne also said he hopes to do some sort of “weird rap” for the track.

Singer/rapper/glitter enthusiast Ke$ha rose to fame in 2010 on the heels of chart-toppers “Tik Tok,” “Blah Blah Blah” and “We R Who We R.” She is currently working on her second full-length album, set for release in early summer.

Photo by Matt Carney
by Joshua Boydston 01.17.2012 2 years ago
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VOTD: A Flips two-fer

'Is David Bowie Dying?' to hear the Flaming Lips' cover of 'She's So Heavy'?

Remnants of The Flaming Lips’ epic, two-part New Year’s Eve Freakout #5 continue their fallout across the Internet with a pair of Delo Creative videos that I proudly helped to shoot.

First up is a trippy new track called “Is David Bowie Dying?” It featured special guest Alan Palomo, whom you may know as Neon Indian. I spoke with Palomo after his second-night opening set before the Lips went on, and the guy was one of the most endearing, friendly musicians I’ve ever encountered. Watch him and Steven Drozd get into a fight to see whose instrument can make more video game bleep-bloops:



And second is The Lips’ Nels Cline-assisted cover of The Beatles’ blues-addicted guitar standard “I Want You (She’s So Heavy).” They played it both nights, each with the jam stretched for more than 15 hypnotic minutes. I seriously thought my arms were going to give out from holding my camera up for that long. My personal challenge to you: Watch this thing all the way through. If not, then here are a couple of highlights:

• Alan Palomo’s nerdily enthusiastic fist-pump.
• A signature Nels Cline-contorting-his-body-so-frenetically-that-you-think-his-neck’s-gonna-snap-right-off-his-shoulders-’cause-he’s-kinda-old crazy extended guitar solo.
• Fans looking pissed because of all the instrumental wanking going on.



by Matt Carney 01.26.2012 2 years ago
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Cult of personality


CFN

Gazette staff
It’s easy to mistake Flaming Lips lead singer Wayne Coyne for a sort of cult leader, not just for all the aural shenanigans he and his band pull — recording 24-hour-long songs, selling music encased in skulls, both human and edible, et al. — but for the bizarre behavior affected by his dedicated fans.
 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Enter stage Lips


CFN

Gazette staff
The Flaming Lips have always been a theatrical band, so it’s only fitting that Oklahoma City’s fearless freaks are poised to make the transition to the theater.
 
Friday, April 6, 2012

Hasty release


CFN

Gazette staff
Thanks to Flaming Lips singer Wayne Coyne and the antics of his cohorts, words like “blood,” “nude,” “goo” and “orifice” are just par for the course.
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Lip service


CFN

Gazette staff
The Flaming Lips are taking a surprisingly mainstream approach to notoriety: The band is competing for a place in the Guinness World Records.
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Flaming Lips — The Flaming Lips & Heady Fwends


Indie

Rod Lott
By all accounts, The Flaming Lips’ all-star Record Store Day release, The Flaming Lips & Heady Fwends, was not intended for general release until fans demanded otherwise. Given all the trouble of rounding up that talent for guest stints, why not go big?
 
Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Heady holidaze


CFN

Gazette staff
Nothing quite celebrates the birth of the Christ child like the taste of marijuana!
 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Metal man

When not designing buildings and homes, Larry Pickering constructs sculptures that celebrate natural materials.


Visual Arts

Zach Hale
Musings of a Muddled Mind
7 p.m. Saturday
through Nov. 8
Gallery Grazioso
301 W. Oklahoma, Guthrie
gallerygrazioso.com
282-6467
free
 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
 
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