VH-1 needs a Hollywood booker ASAP to get a new band of theirs gigs at clubs like the "Trubador" ...
... or the Knitting Factory, who tonight features the classic art-punk sounds of Flipper. The LA Weekly says, "When Flipper’s anti-musical grind first assaulted 1980 clubgoers, it hit the ear like an oozing gob of molasses-enveloped razor blades; theirs was an almost purist Dada approach — taking a perfectly good, functional punk rock band and rendering it totally useless..."
If VH-1 was smart they'd get these dudes to play at Hollywood Park. There are few crowds more interesting than the late night post-ponies Hollywood Park crowd watching you shake your ass. The always delightful ska/soul/spaz-funk of Fishbone will entertain the masses tonight with Super Diamond and The Romantics appearing over the next two Fabulous Fridays.
And finally, here's our tip if you want to see Radiohead at the Greek tonight. Go. Go there. Get there early. Prepare to pay upwards of $100. But pay. Pay people the money. It's gorgeous out there. It's the begining of a five-day freaking weekend. And some feel that Thom Yorke and his bros are geniuses or some shit. If you get bad seats, don't worry -- they have those screens at the Greek, and Radiohead is so much about the music, man.
Yorke sent a shock through the industry when he hinted about the group possibly releasing their next album themselves. "Once we finish whatever we think is good enough to put out, then we'll start thinking about it. We haven't discussed it a great deal. I would love for us to drop a chemical weapon within the music industry. But I don't see it as our responsibility, either." (LAT)
If Radiohead is deciding on the possibility of a download situation, they'd be the perfect band to try. Most of their fans are one with their laptops and iPods and would gladly hand the money over directly to the band, electronically.