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Live From New York: It’s Radiohead! And if you were one of the “losers in a dead end relationship who stays in every night while you stuff your face with Whole Foods pastries and feel convinced that you are the most important cultural critic in the world” (hipsterrunoff.com), then you probably know that Radiohead was the musical guest featured on Saturday’s Season Premiere of SNL with host Alec Baldwin. Lots of people knew about it, (did many people see it?), but not everyone was pleased with Radiohead’s performance, let alone association with the show, as Carles from Hipster Runoff writes:
“Their whole gimmick is ‘being interesting,’ ‘cutting edge,’ and ‘controversial.’ But I guess they haven’t really done anything that innovative since they gave away their album for free. They must be desperate for something, which is why they went on SNL… At least we got to see Thom York jimmy jangle some maracas.“
Meanwhile, the stage is set, and damn it’s beautiful. Somewhere between a blue lagoon made of handkerchiefs and an abstract jellyfish aquarium, Wilco performs the first of two sold out shows on New York City’s Central Park Summer Stage, photography by CharlieTakesPhotos:
“Before seeing Junior Boys… sexiness isn’t something I would immediately associate with their music. Fluidity and tastefulness come to mind, a certain amount of restraint, even, but not so much sexiness. But, a couple minutes of people watching at the El Rey during Junior Boys set revealed boys kissing girls, boys kissing boys, girls kissing girls, girls kissing the straws in their drinks, a boy kissing a fur coat, and an abundance of sensual, arms-raised, unabashed dance-floor moves that drop-kicked any indie-tag that Junior Boys wear straight out of the room, leaving a genuine club night to behold. It was a little weird, but it was fun, ya know?”
Fleet Foxes’ live performance photography, continues to make our insides sparkle, this time at the Williamsburg Waterfront in Brooklyn, by Consequence of Sound:
While Wilco continues with back-to-back shows in both Atlanta and Nashville, Junior Boys head East (hey if you’ve never been kissed you should obviously go), and Radiohead, maraca jimmy-janglin’ and all, prepares for two New York shows this week, September 28th and 29th at the Roseland Ballroom.
By: Courtnee Rizzo