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Wayne Coyne

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2014

    The eleven best shows in Denver this weekend

    Summer was underway. It was. But just in case you were waiting to roll down the windows and put away your sweaters, the Ink Monstr pool party series kicks off on Sunday. There are shows for those of us no interested in thigh exposure as well -- Reckless Kelly is in town, as is moe. and Tech N9ne. Th ... More >>

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    February 20, 2013

    Playing cover songs is a sign of creative fatigue

    There's nothing wrong with cover songs. In fact, before Sam Cooke and the Beatles shifted the established paradigms, singer and songwriter were two entirely separate professions. And there's also nothing wrong with a musician recording a cover album in the twilight of their career (Johnny Cash's Ame ... 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 >>

  • 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

    October 28, 2011

    A dozen cost-effective (read: cheap) music-related costume ideas for Halloween

    ​Sometimes, you just don't have the cash lying around to splurge on that expensive Halloween costume. Fear not, young heathens! We have compiled a list of costumes for you that cost nearly nothing. In fact, you probably have the materials lying around the house. Click through for some ideas. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Review: The Flaming Lips and Primus at Red Rocks, 8/3/11

    Hey, folks, we're off to see the Wizard. Won't you join us?​THE FLAMING LIPS PRIMUS at RED ROCKS | 8/3/11"This will probably go down as one of the greatest shows at Red Rocks - ever!" So declared Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne as part of his introductory rundown on what would be happening ... 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 >>

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    August 3, 2011

    Review: A Perfect Circle at Red Rocks, 8/2/11

    Aaron ThackerayThis is more of Maynard James Keenan than we saw last night at Red Rocks​A PERFECT CIRCLE at RED ROCKS | 8/2/11It seems more than a bit paradoxical that A Perfect Circle's frontman prefers to perform in background. With Tool, his primary band, and with A Perfect Circle, Maynard ... More >>

  • Music

    July 28, 2011
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    July 28, 2011

    Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips on working with Nick Cave and collaborating with others

    ​Since the beginning of the year, The Flaming Lips (due Wednesday, August 3 at Red Rocks) have been collaborating with a number of artists from Neon Indian, Prefuse 73, Lightning Bolt and Nick Cave, as well as releasing their own material in unconventional methods like USB drives embedded in g ... 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

    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 >>

  • Music

    October 21, 2010

    Avi Buffalo

    Monday, October 25, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Bonded by blood: The DNA-infused antics of Wayne Coyne and other notable bloodlettings

    A couple of days ago, Flaming Lips front man Wayne Coyne posted a video of himself screen-printing a poster using his own blood. While the notion of Coyne doing anything weird at this point is hardly surprising, the clip got us to thinking about other artists that have likewise injected themselves ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Catching The Heart is a Drum Machine on the second rotation

    The first time The Heart is a Drum Machine caught my eye was sometime in March when it popped up on my Netflix Instant queue. It looked interesting -- but I quickly moved on to something else -- probably something with explosions or monsters or some obscure foreign film that put me to sleep. Eithe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    Retribution Gospel Choir soars at the Larimer Lounge

    Rubedo (Tom Murphy)​ Retribution Gospel Choir • The Life There Is • Rubedo Larimer Lounge | 04.17.10 Rubedo, a fairly new band, opened this show, and while the three members of the band seemed to be coming from different musical directions, somehow they managed to bring it all together. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Q&A with Monolith Festival Director Josh Baker

    Matt Fecher (left) and Josh Baker with Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips, whose band headlined the inaugural editon of Monolith ​Yesterday's news that the Monolith Festival is in financial straits and in need of a rather large infusion of cash just to continue wasn't completely shocking, especially ... More >>

  • Music

    October 29, 2009

    David Bazan

    Sunday, November 1, hi-dive 720-570-4500.

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    Over the Weekend: The Flaming Lips at Red Rocks

    Jon Solomon​The Flaming Lips, Explosions in the Sky, Stardeath & White DwarfsRed Rocks AmphitheatreSunday, August 23, 2009Better than: The last time the Flaming Lips played Red RocksI know it's not the most manly thing to admit, but I was almost cried a few times during the Flaming Lips set la ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    Flaming Lips, Modest Mouse, Frank Black shows annouced

    The Flaming Lips know all about putting on a hell of a show, and the Monolith Festival gig at Red Rocks in 2007 was one most phenomenal things to happen to that venue in the last few years. Lets hope for a repeat performance when the Lips return to Red Rocks Sunday, August 23 with Explosions in the ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • Calendar

    December 4, 2008

    Live From Mars

    The Flaming Lips’ Christmas film hits the Boulder Theater screen.

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    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 >>

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    May 19, 2008
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    May 17, 2008

    Radiohead Come Alive and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: So, this Radiohead band seems pretty popular, and this review is another argument that this may be the group's best tour ever. Photo courtesy of A to Z.

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    February 24, 2008

    2006 Best of Denver Winners

    Our favorite winner from Westword's twenty-third Best of Denver Awards has to be that for "Best (Very) Late-Night People Watching," the Ramada Inn on Colfax: The Ramada Inn Downtown Denver is like a rock-and-roll RV park on weekend nights, when tour buses crowd the parking lot and bleary-eyed music ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2008

    Behold Bandicoots, A New Column From Eli Mishkin of Hot IQs

    Your taste in music is a cultural bullhorn. In a genre obsessed culture, what you listen to can project your overall aesthetic more than your fashion sense or the car you drive. Accordingly, there’s a part in our brains that organizes types of people based on the music they like. Let’s call it t ... More >>

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    October 10, 2007
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    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 >>

  • Music

    September 13, 2007

    The Flaming Lips Are on Fire!

    Wayne Coyne and company are still as creative as they are prolific.

  • 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

    March 8, 2007

    Midlake

    After a tour with the Flaming Lips and loads of hype, the only thing this quintet is missing is confidence.

  • 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

    April 13, 2006

    Rock On, Write Off

    This time of year is taxing, even for rock stars.

  • Music

    April 6, 2006

    Flaming Lips

    At War With the Mystics (Warner Bros.)

  • Music

    December 1, 2005

    Teletunes

    Indie rock meets prime time in a post-O.C. world.

  • Music

    July 21, 2005

    Mt. Egypt

    Sunday, July 24, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

  • Music

    April 28, 2005

    The Flaming Lips

    Late Night Tales (Azuli Records)

  • Music

    July 29, 2004

    The Polyphonic Spree

    Together We're Heavy (Good/Hollywood)

  • Calendar

    July 22, 2004

    Idiot's Delight

    Music insiders pen The Complete Idiots Guide to Starting a Band.

  • Music

    April 8, 2004
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    May 29, 2003

    Minty Fresh

    The Starlight Mints want to be more than just that other band from Oklahoma.

  • Calendar

    March 27, 2003

    Best Animal Encounter

    The Flaming Lips
    Paramount Theatre
    November 21, 2002

  • Music

    November 21, 2002

    Backwash

    Is he some kind of hypnotist? The Flaming Lips Wayne Coyne raises heck with Beck.

  • Music

    August 1, 2002

    The Flaming Lips

    Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (Warner Bros.)

  • Music

    March 16, 2000

    The Soft Machine

    The Flaming Lips continue to win their race for the prize.

  • Music

    December 30, 1999

    Judgment Day

    Backbeat contributors offer up their favorite recordings of 1999.

  • Music

    May 25, 1994

    LIPS SERVICE

    THERE'S PLENTY OF FIRE IN THE FLAMING LIPS.

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