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The Flaming Lips

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    What we're all listening to right now

    Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon, now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Here's what we're all listening to right now: What's on your playlist this week?

    Music is life. Or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon now. Sharing is caring. Don't ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    The Flaming Lips' chocolate heart creator talks about the painstaking process of making it tick

    By now you've long since been grossed out/freaked out/mesmerized by the seemingly inexhaustible creative genius of the Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne, the latest example of which, of course, is an anatomically correct chocolate heart that comes signed by the band in custom packaging and complete ... More >>

  • Music

    November 22, 2012

    déCollage

    The Telos Amaranthine
    Self-released

  • Music

    July 26, 2012

    White Denim

    Monday, July 30, Bluebird Theater, 303-377-1666.

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    Ke$ha and the Flaming Lips deliver 2012's most unexpectedly great collaboration

    We expected a lot from the collaboration between Ke$ha and The Flaming Lips -- something rocky, guitar-heavy and feisty, Ke$ha bringing the personality and The Flaming Lips bringing an unmatched quirkiness. What we got, however, was the first decidedly brilliant collaboration Ke$ha has ever done. Ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Neon Indian: "Around the time I start to write a record, I stop listening to new music altogether."

    Neon Indian (due tonight at the Bluebird Theater) got a boost early in its career by online media, and by the time of the act's first album, Psychic Chasms was released, there was a pretty big buzz around his blend of synth-driven, R&B inflected pop songs. Alan Palomo and company went on to tour wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    The Flaming Lips returning to Aspen, collaborate with Yoko Ono

    ​While it's cool seeing in the Flaming Lips in larger venues like Red Rocks that hold around 9,500 people, it's whole other experience seeing them at an intimate spot like the Belly Up Aspen, which holds around 400. Last year's show at the Belly Up was pretty damn epic, yet on a smaller scale, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Tonight: Vitamins tour kick-off at the Larimer

    Vitamins (playing tonight at the Larimer Lounge Gauntlet Hair, Woodsman and Hearts In Space) is seemingly unstoppable -- The Denver-by-way-of Fort Collins band has been on a roll with new releases and stunning accompanying videos (like the just-released "Vimanas" below), plus, the quartet had the o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Caption of the Week contest: Here, kitty, kitty...

    Your caption here.​Here's this week's entry in our Caption of the Week contest, featuring a fan at a Flaming Lips concert at Red Rocks. Me-ow! Use our comment section to post your entry. We'll announce our top pick in this space next week -- and look below to see our first-ever winner!

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Tonight: Flaming Lips and Primus at Red Rocks

    ​The Flaming Lips and Primus co-headline Red Rocks Amphitheatre tonight for a special show. Yes, the Lips are covering Dark Side of The Moon in its entirety, but the band has also asked Denver's own Lizzie Allen of Vitamins to join them. In fact, the local vocalist has already joined the band ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Lizzy Allen of Vitamins tells us how she ended up singing backing vocals for the Flaming Lips

    With her classical training and her background singing country music, Lizzy Allen brings impressive chops to her role in Vitamins, which got its start in Greeley. And tonight at Red Rocks, she'll be putting that talent to work with the Flaming Lips, who have asked her once again to provide backing v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Top ten "oldster" bands still putting out great records

    ​At risk of alienating and outraging vast swaths of music fans, there's really no polite way of referring to bands with a career spanning fifteen years plus as a whole. So here are ten "oldster" bands -- written by a self-proclaimed oldster -- to keep making great records long after their hips ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Snowball Festival's organizers on how it came together and what inspired it

    ​This weekend's Snowball Festival in the Vail Valley has already surpassed expectations. Barely in its first year, and the festival has put together an impressive lineup that includes acts like Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, the Flaming Lips, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Local Natives and D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Sasquatch 2011 line-up announced: Vanilla bands covered in vanilla sauce

    ​Sasquatch became the second major summer festival to announce its lineup last night. The George, Washington (kills us every time) indie-fest is always heavy on the hipster-bait, but this year is egregious. The top of the bill looks like this: Foo Fighters, Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse, W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    The Flaming Lips at Belly Up Aspen, 12/27/10

    Jon Solomon​ THE FLAMING LIPS With Vitamins 12.27.10 | The Belly Up Aspen A few weeks ago, Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne stopped by the Belly Up to scope out the 450-seat venue. "I wanted to see how much of a Flaming Lips show [we can do] in this small spot here," Coyne said to the sold ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Wanye Coyne tweets about Tjutjuna

    ​ We know what you're thinking: Does it get any cooler than this? Uh, actually, it does...

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Minature Tigers' Charlie Brand on evolving as an artist and the joys and shortcomings of touring

    Brandon Lee​The music of Miniature Tigers sounds like it has its roots in the sunnier, more upbeat end of '60s guitar rock, utilizing spare melodies with melodic atmospheres that have an nostalgic immediacy -- as though your future self could sing a song to you with words of compassion and com ... More >>

  • Music

    June 10, 2010

    Strange Lights

    Light Bright
    Self-released

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    Flaming Lips, Rolling Stones top sellers at local record stores

    ​While the Flaming Lips and Stardeath & the White Dwarfs' fascinating interpretation of the Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon has been available on iTunes since December, the colored vinyl version, released on Record Store Day, took the top spot at Twist & Shout and came in third at Independe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of March 8, 2010

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Bonnaroo 2010 lineup revealed: Chromeo with Daryl Hall, Stevie Wonder, the Avett Brothers, Against Me!, Kings of Leon, Dave Matthews Band and more...

    As if we didn't already have enough reason to find our way to Tennesee to catch the Flaming Lips playing Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety, we now have even more incentive -- namely, Chromeo with Daryl Hall and Stevie Wonder!

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    Moving Pictures: A first look at A Shoreline Dream's "Manhattan Beach" video

    Playing like a vivid dream sequence in which the members of A Shoreline Dream gently lull you to sleep, the act's new video for "Manhattan Beach" looks precisely what you'd expect it to look like just based upon hearing the band's dreamy compositions. Extreme close-ups of the members faces and t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    The Flaming Lips giving Dark Side of the Moon another go at Bonnaroo

    Speaking of festivals: Road trip, anybody? Who's up for making the trek out to Bonnaroo this summer? We've always wanted to go but the date always conflicted with the Westword Music Showcase and even if it didn't, there just didn't seem to be a compelling enough reason to jump in the hoopty and head ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Vampire Weekend on top at Twist and Shout

    ​Vampire Weekend's Contra, released last week on XL, follow-up to its 2008 self-titled debut, was one of the most highly anticipated records of the new year, so it's no surprise the album claimed the top slot at Twist & Shout for the week ending January 17. Blakroc's self-titled debut, Phoenix ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of November 9, 2009

    ​As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of all the things we'r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of November 2, 2009

    ​As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of all the things we'r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Flaming Lips top sellar at Bart's CD Cellar

    ​The Flaming Lips new album, Embryonic, was the top seller at Bart's CD Cellar for the week ending October 25, while Jay-Z's The Blueprint 3 and Roseanne Cash's The List grabbed the second and third spots. Bob Dylan's new Christmas album and Kevon Edwards' Who Knew rounded out the top five. See th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Converge top seller at Wax Trax

    ​Converge's Axe to Fall, released last week on Epitaph, grabbed the top spot at Wax Trax while the Flaming Lips' Embryonic and Atlas Sound's Logo came in second and third for the week ending October 25. Thao with the Get Down Stay Down's Know Better, Learn Faster and Radio 1190's Local Shakedown V ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    Local Shakedown Vol. 3 top seller at Wax Trax

    ​Radio 1190's The Local Shakedown, Vol. 3, a two-CD collection of 41 Colorado bands released last week, topped the charts at Wax Trax, for the week ending October 18. Coming in second was Run Rabbit Run, in which New York-based string quartet Osso reinterprets Sufan Stevens' 2001 album Enjoy Your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    Flaming Lips grab top spot at Bart's CD Cellar

    ​The Flaming Lips latest effort, Embryonic, debuted at the number one spot at Bart's CD Cellar for the week ending October 18. Bob Dylan's Christmas in the Heart, released last week on Columbia, came in second and Built to Spill's There Is No Enemy came in third, while the Avett Brothers' I and Lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    Jay-Z top seller at Independent Records again

    ​Jay-Z, who's been dominating Independent's charts for the past two months with The Blueprint 3, was on top again for the week ending October 18. Mario's D.N.A., released last week on J Records, debuted at second while Drake's So Far Gone came in at third. The Flaming Lips' Embryonic and Five Fing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of August 24, 2009

    ​As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    Over the weekend: The Flaming Lips at Red Rocks (bonus review)

    It was a series of firsts last night for Adam Perry: In was his first show at Red Rocks and his first time seeing the Flaming Lips. Given the profound, momentous nature of that combination, we thought we'd share his experience, and as a result you get a bonus review of the show today.Adam Perry​Th ... More >>

  • Music

    May 7, 2009

    Six Months to Live

    A Better Place
    Sparky the Dog Records

  • Music

    March 12, 2009

    Stardeath and White Dwarfs

    Friday, March 13, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    Beyond Playlist presents Xmas-rated, part five: Christmas Alternatives

    This year, we've wrapped our roundup of holiday albums a bit differently. Instead of delivering it to you in one big lump (like coal), we're parceling out the reviews online, with a blog each weekday through December 24 devoted to recordings in a different category. Part five brings you "Christmas A ... More >>

  • Music

    December 11, 2008

    Mercury Rev

    Sunday, December 14, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2008

    Christmas on Mars: The Video Game

    I haven't seen the new Flaming Lips movie Christmas on Mars yet (I'm saving it for the next time I go on an ether binge) but if this bizarre Flash game the band is using to promote the film is any indication, it's going to be a hell of a weird ride. In the game, you launch blobs of what could be br ... More >>

  • Music

    February 28, 2008

    Magic Mice

    hi-dive

  • Music

    December 13, 2007

    Light Travels Faster

    Larimer Lounge

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2007

    This Weekend: Monolith Festival @ Red Rocks, Saturday, September 15

    Monolith Festival, Day Two September 15, 2007 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Better than: Day one -- and my expectations. Before I even arrived for day two I was filled with fear and loathing of the stairs. I still hadn’t recovered from the first day’s exertions, so I celebrated my arrival by literally ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2007

    Q&A With Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips

    The Wayne Coyne profile that appears in the September 13 edition of Westword represents the SparkNotes version of a recent interview. Below, find the original text of our conversation with the Flaming Lips frontman, appearing unabridged and in its entirety. Coyne talks amusingly and at length about ... More >>

  • Music

    November 30, 2006

    Evangelicals

    Wednesday, December 6, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2006

    Getting Off on the Rocks

    The bands on the July 29 Red Rocks bill don't qualify as the newest and hottest combos on the planet. Ween, the show's headliner, actually formed way back in 1984, although its first long-player wasn't released until 1990. The Flaming Lips, which played in the second slot, are even older, springing ... More >>

  • Music

    February 9, 2006

    Slow Runner

    No Disassemble (Red Ink)

  • Calendar

    March 27, 2003

    Best Animal Encounter

    The Flaming Lips
    Paramount Theatre
    November 21, 2002

  • Music

    January 2, 2003

    Backwash

    Any way you want it: The Czars create some Spanish magic on a whirlwind tour of the Old Country.

  • Music

    April 26, 1995
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