See it Live:
Thursday, June 9: A staple in the diet of ’90’s kids everywhere, Death Cab for Cutie has persisted on through over a decade of heartache. They’ll be at the Fillmore for a total of $47.20 on Thursday, show starts at 9:00pm.
Friday, June 10: I can’t even imagine the type of ridiculous things that could possibly occur at an R. Kelly concert. If you’re as curious as I am, you might want to check him and Keyshia Cole out at the Oracle Arena on Friday night. Tickets start at $52.10 and cap at $120.30, show starts at 8:00pm.
Saturday, June 11: He’s in the midst of a battle with his record label, but Tim McGraw is keeping his Emotional Traffic tour rolling. Catch it at the Shoreline Amphitheater Saturday night at 7:00pm, tickets start at $30 but the good seats will cost you $90.
Sunday, June 12: Florence and the Machine create some of modern radio’s most beautiful songs. If you were fortunate enough to get a ticket you’ll be hearing them at the Greek Theater in Berkeley this weekend. The show starts at 7:00pm and tickets were $35.00.
Monday, June 13: One of Sacramento’s, and really the world’s most drastic bands will be at the Warfield Monday night. The Deftones show is sold out, though tickets were originally $33 and the show starts at 7:30.
Panda Bear‘s “Alsatian Darn” recently got some visuals, and that may be an understatement. The track is off his April album, Tomboy, and the digital-kaleidoscope is a trippy compliment to the spacious song. Try to watch the whole thing without floating out of your seat, I dare you.
The first video from Royce da 5’9′‘ and Eminem‘s upcoming EP Bad Meets Evil is out now. The track “Fast Lane” is a lyrically-driven heater that gets illustrated throughout the video. And lucky for us, because these boys spit quickly.
Following up on their recent tune “Dystopia,” YACHT gives us the flipside “Utopia.” It’s their arty-pop hopped up on a couple shots of espresso sporting a cheesy smile. So I guess in that sense it’s a lot like going to Starbucks in that sense, but a lot tastier. Check it out here. Their album Utopia is out June 21st.
Tyler, The Creator really knows to creep people out. Songs about rape, check. Lyrics about threesomes with a triceratops check. Music video depicting masked stalker outside your window, check. The video for “She” off Tyler’s last album, Goblin, is out now. It’s cute, in a chill-down-your-spine kind of way.
Heard it Through the Grapevine:
On Twitter Sunday night, Flea announced some details about the next Red Hot Chili Peppers album. It’s called “I’m With You” and is scheduled to drop on August 30th. This hopefully means a couple things: music coming soon, a tour to follow, and maybe some festival stops next summer? Can’t wait!
This week, Ja Rule started an 18-month prison sentence for an unregistered handgun that the NYPD found in the trunk of his Maybach. His album, P.ain I.s L.ove 2, is now set on the back burner, but the 35-year-old rapper says he plans on writing during his time and re-sparking his career. Check out this interview with RapUp where he explains why he really isn’t a bad guy.