Unplugging: Weezer, The Flaming Lips and Yeasaver

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The east coast is going to be rocked this July when Weezer, The Flaming Lips and Yeasayer team up to perform in both the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ, and the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, NY. 

While each band will continue to tour on their own throughout the summer, these two venues will house a unique collaborative event that may not soon be repeated.

The newest Radiohead album, The King of Limbs, will be performed this summer in Nigel Godrich’s From the Basement. This lone, July 1, event will feature Radiohead performing the full album, and because no tour to back The King of Limbs, has been planned, this event is one not to miss.

If you can’t make the actual performance fear not – the BBC Worldwide Music Television has your back and will air a 55 minute special on the show called “The King of Limbs: Live From the Basement.” It looks like this event will be “so very special.”

The Germen digital hardcore rock group, Atari Teenage Riot, announced the release of its new album “Is This Hyperreal?” After the album’s release on June 7, the band will tour North America with the kick off this September. 

Hype for the album has been stirring as band member Alec Empire, reportedly commented that, “The new ATR album investigates hacker activism, governments and corporations trying to take over the Internet with regulations, thus destroying its freedom.” Definitely sounds like a good serving of hyperreal to us.

The industrial music collaboration started by rising star, Sasha Grey will live on in an upcoming album. Grey worked with Anthony Dejuan and Ian C (together aTelecine) to create a new album called A Cassette Tape Culture (Phase 2 and 3). The album includes 30 songs involving demos and mix tape tracks that reach back 22 years. With the release of this new album, Grey has the chance to prove she’d more than just a pretty face.

The main pioneer of the musical mashup movement, DJ Z Trip, paid a tribute to the Beastie Boys. Z Trip sampled from the Beastie Boys’ entire albums all in anticipation of the band’s highly anticipated new release. Z-Trip will be touring throughout the summer.

The Los Angeles based music scene will host Check Yo Ponytail 2, the second annual music party summer events featuring a wide variety of artists.

The genre ranges from rap to house and the line up includes Andrew WK, Wavves Trash Talk, and Drop the Lime (Trouble and Bass). Check Yo Ponytail 2 will be running shows starting May 10 and running on a series of dates until June 30. Check it.

Radiohead – is going to give one heck of a show performing their newest album, The King of Limbs, July 1. The BBC Worldwide Music channel will be airing the event. 

Weezer, Flaming Lips and Yeasaver – Will play two group shows together this July. The shows will be in PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ, and the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, NY.

Atari Teenage Riot – will release a new album, Is This Hyperreal?, June 7 and will follow shortly after with a North American Tour kicking off in September.


aTelecine – Released A Cassette Tape Culture (Phase 2 and 3) that includes 30 demos and tunes dating back 22 years or younger.


Z-Trip – honored the Beastie Boys with a 24-minute sampler of the band’s greatest tunes.


Check Yo Ponytail 2 –  has six shows this year for its second annual run including artists like Andrew WK, Wavves Trash Talk, and Drop the Lime (Trouble and Bass).

Angelique Robinson, MXDWN