Tyler Flory is a teacher at Main Street School of Performing Arts in Hopkins. His Music Class column ties together his job and his music fandom in a neat little package.
A staple of 9th grade English is reading Shakespeare. He is arguably the greatest playwright who has ever lived, and his legend c ... More >>
Fifteen years ago on Saturday, Radiohead released a follow-up to The Bends -- which two years earlier had essentially cemented them as the new leaders of Brit Pop. Called OK Computer, the album almost single-handedly destroyed the Brit styling as we knew it. (The Spice Girls helped too.) The Bends w ... More >>
Radiohead certainly had the most pre-festival buzz for Saturday, but once we got there, we found there was so much more to be excited about. Be it the seeing the reclusive Jeff Mangum, the underrated fIREHOSE or closing out the evening with a ferris wheel ride with Radiohead as the soundtrack, our t ... More >>
RadioheadSprint Center, Kansas CitySunday, March 11, 2012With Radiohead continuing to ignore the Twin Cities for some unknown,
annoying reason (14 years and counting), Kansas City was the closest
the band would get during the first leg of their 2012 U.S. tour for The King Of Limbs.
So, 18,000 ... More >>
After quite a bit of speculation (and many customary fake
announcements), the lineup for the Coachella Music and Arts Festival was released
yesterday, with the Black Keys, Radiohead, and Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg
serving as the headliners. The massive music festival, held each spring on the Emp ... More >>
Photo by Kevin WestenbergEarlier today, Radiohead announced the first batch of live dates for their 2012 U.S. tour, once again skipping the Twin Cities as they have every year since 1997. While the band are expected to announce further tour dates in the future, you have to wonder what exactly it' ... More >>
Back in February, Radiohead released King of Limbs to international befuddlement -- do we like this? can we? I do! me too! -- that had zero effect on my neighbors' ability to play the record nonstop for at least a month (not mad). It might have been what you'd call a 'grower,' a word that people ... More >>
"Life had been almost ridiculously easy, and now things were going to get worse. Much, much worse.""...without newspapers it was impossible not to write my own internal headlines during my sleepless nights. Worry became constant; worry and enforced exile from everything I was accustomed to."If th ... More >>
This afternoon, at locations across Planet Earth, Radiohead's army of temp truck drivers will be delivering a not-affiliated-with-an-album, cheekily-named newspaper, The Universal Sigh. (Minneapolis will have papers at two distribution points tomorrow.) The carbon-neutral, hazily-defined project ... More >>
Leave it to Radiohead to do something this random: Next week, to coincide with the physical release of their new album, The King of Limbs, the band will distribute free copies of a Radiohead-produced newspaper titled The Universal Sigh to 60 different locations around the world. And, somewhat unb ... More >>
Radiohead has a long history of music video weirdness.Anyone who has seen Radiohead's latest music video for the song "Lotus Flower" knows one thing is certain: Thom Yorke has some moves.
The five-minute video off the recently released King of Limbs is comprised entirely by tight shots of ... More >>
Radiohead's King Of Limbs was "quietly" released last Friday, and the world of music quickly mounted a critical offensive in the form of tweets, tumblings, feverishly-typed blogs, and YouTube memetics. It was a race to be the first to call it "sublimity in sonority" or "boring fucking drivel" or ... More >>
In the past decade, Minus the Bear has become akin to an indie-cult kool-aid; with the release of their fourth full-length album Omni, this under-the-radar band is now up in our faces, and apparently not going anywhere. They're no longer just holding down a subliminal group of fans, they've offic ... More >>
The posting on the Bedlam's site is rather brief and mysterious, but color us intrigued: A cast of performers will present the work of Radiohead "in an intimate cabaret style with lots of special surprises" this evening at the West Bank theater space. Not to be confused with local Radiohead cover ... More >>