Queens’ favorite sons, the Ramones, are getting a museum! Well, okay, not a whole museum, but the Queens Museum in New York City is putting together a retrospective exhibit of the legendary punk band. The exhibit will feature original show flyers, lyrics, monitors showing concert footage, and art by Yoshitomo Nara, John Holmstrom and Sergio Aragonés.
If there’s one band that’s almost universally beloved by hipsters, it’s Radiohead. As it turns out, the ocean’s biggest hipsters are no exception. Dolphins in captivity at Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat have been played different types of music, and Radiohead’s one of the acts they respond the most to. Of course, being true aquatic hipsters, dolphins don’t just like the safe stuff like “Creep” or “Karma Police” — their favorite track is “Lotus Flower” from King Of Limbs. When they’re not dancing around like Thom Yorke, dolphins seem to like sitar music — Anoushka Shankar was the only other musician to get as strong a response as Radiohead.
Whether or not the dolphins are planning to bid on the original handwritten lyrics for “Airbag” during next month’s charity auction — unfortunately for the dolphins, we’re pretty sure OxFam prefers money to fish.
Kanye West may have finished his new album, but he might be having second thoughts about it. Not only has he changed the name several times, and it’s officially untitled right now, but on Twitter, Kanye walked back his original claim and said it was only one of the greatest albums of all time, not the greatest.
this new album is ONE of the greatest albums not the greatest just one of …
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 3, 2016
This year’s Roots Picnic has a lineup! The yearly festival put on in the Roots’ hometown of Philadelphia happens on June 4th this year, and the headliners are Future, Usher (backed by the Roots) and Leon Bridges. The full lineup is announced in a video by Unicorn Booty favorites Broad City.
In the 2016 Death Roundup, that bastard is still busy. This week, 2016 took from us Jon Bunch of Sense Field and Further Seems Forever, Maurice White from Earth, Wind & Fire, and also DJ Big Kap of the Flip Squad. God damn it, 2016, step off. (And that doesn’t include a couple of non-music deaths, Bob Elliott of classic radio comedy duo Bob & Ray, and voice-actor Joe Alaskey. GO HOME 2016, NO ONE LIKES YOU.)
Matmos dropped a new video for their upcoming Ultimate Care II. The electronic musicians are known for taking their inspiration — and sounds — from unique sources; their album A Chance To Cut Is A Chance To Cure features sounds almost completely from plastic surgery procedures. The star of Ultimate Care II, however, is a bit less gross sounding: A Whirlpool Ultimate Care II washing machine. If you’re curious how, exactly, one plays a washing machine, WBAL in Baltimore interviewed the duo.
New Music This Week: Indie rockers DIIV have their second album, Is The Is Are.
Dressy Bessy, the long-running indie pop band, return after eight years with Kingsized.
The hard rock band with the ever-changing vocalist, Drowning Pool have their newest, Hellelujah, and their second with vocalist Jasen Moreno.
The soundtrack to the new Elliott Smith documentary Heaven Adores You, featuring rare tracks and demos from the late singer is out.
Elton John is releasing his forty-first album, Wonderful Crazy Night.
Chamber pop stars Field Music are putting out their sixth, Commontime.
Country legend Lucinda Williams is releasing a brand new double-disc album The Ghosts of Highway 20.
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