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    Hear Zorch Cover 'Sgt. Pepper's' for Flaming Lips' Tribute Project

    So far, the details about the Flaming Lips' forthcoming tribute album to the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band are about as ambiguous as the chicken-scratch list of contributors frontman Wayne Coyne posted on Instagram. However, we now have a fresh cut from the recording process courtesy of Zorch.We're told the Austin psych-pop duo's version of the famous LP's titular track (below) is an outtake, and that Coyne also tapped Tegan and Sara, Foxygen, and My Morning Jacket for covers of the same tune. Some permutation thereof will end up on the final release, alongside the likes of Lips side project Electric Würms, Miley Cyrus, and Moby, whom we interviewed about the experience last month. We also had a chat with Coyne at Outside Lands about hitting the studio with Cyrus for the upcoming album, which is titled With a Little Help From My Fwends.

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    This Is Probably the Best Karaoke Bar in the World

    Whether you've patiently waited 18 long months for the grand reopening of Austin "karaoke mecca" The Highball or you're just hearing about it now, you'll want to peep the pictures of this place. The newly renovated and self-described (but truly) "kick-ass" spot is rolling out seven brand-new, very intensely themed rooms this weekend, and one of them is, yes, "The Black Lodge" from Twin Peaks. Can you sing backwards?The Highball's website says the spaces were designed by "Zack Carlson and Laura Fleischauer from Space Warp Design," and something tells us they're the two goons modeling each room on the bar's website. Their poses, include snapshots of them as Mario and Princess Peach in drag.

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    Ciara Leaves Future

    It's been a hard summer for music's high-profile power couples. Earlier this week, we dissected the drama that has been brewing (or is speculated to be brewing) within the KimYe and Bey-Z unions, and now we've caught wind that Ciara and Future's love is no longer a blissed-out battlefield. According to sources tapped by US Weekly, the R&B phenom is ditching her man because he cheated, which means the "classic and clean" wedding she described to Brides Magazine is off.The pair was introduced by their record label, Epic, a little over a year ago. Although that's not a super long time, their split will likely be mess, as they gave birth to a baby—which they named Future, obviously—back in May. To look back on fonder times, read our April cover store on the man: "Future Is Now".

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    Watch Arcade Fire Cover Feist's 'I Feel It All'

    Today we can add yet another song to the ever-growing list of songs Arcade Fire has covered during their ongoing (and, it seems, never-ending) Reflektor tour. Over the past few months, the Canadian group has revealed live versions of cuts by the Dead Kennedys, Jane's Addiction, Guns N' Roses, the Smiths, Nirvana, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and the Back to the Future theme, among others, and now they've added fellow Canadian Leslie Feist to their repertoire. Last night in Calgary, they pounded out the songwriter's 2007 hit "I Feel It All," and, as in past performances, they followed it up with their own tune, "Here Comes the Night Time."  

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    Katy Perry Has 'Conventional Mind' Blown by Art

    Katy Perry's traditional pop-star mind was blown yesterday. The Prism singer catalogued the dawn of her new paradigm on Instagram, where she posted a series of photos from her trip to the René Magritte exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago. "GO SEE THE MAGRITTE EXHIBIT," she posted with a photo of her silhouette contemplating a painting.

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    Watch Fucked Up's Damian Abraham Investigate Canada's Weed Industry

    Fucked Up frontman Damian Abraham has teamed up with Vice to investigate Canada's medical marijuana industry for a documentary titled Canadian Cannabis. The film premieres next week, but you can watch the first 20 minutes now. As seen above, the extended preview finds Abraham traveling across Canada wearing various items of Mishka apparel (and a sick Puff the Magic Dragon sweatshirt) to chat with patients, vibe with growers, and explore some of the country's biggest medical marijuana factories.

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    Trash Talk Bassist Throws Beer at Drone, Scores

    Trash Talk bassist Spencer Pollard caused $700 in damages and started a verbal altercation at a show in Detroit last weekend. The incident ensued after Harry Arnold—a 52-year-old Detroit native who runs an aerial photography company called Detroit Drone—flew his Go Pro over the band at a skateboarding event in the former Michigan Theater. As seen in the video above, Pollard launched two drinks right at it. The second shot sent the device careening to the ground in the security area between the stage and the crowd, which cost Arnold about $700, he told MLive. Arnold was (understandably) pissed, so he confronted the bassist about his reckless behavior. "I expressed my bewilderment at why he would do that," Arnold said. "I didn't use that line, but that's the gist of what happened—and he was like, 'Screw you,' and I was like, 'Screw you,' and that was that.

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    Ariana Grande Fires Boob Rockets in Campy 'Break Free' Video

    The build-up for Ariana Grande's sophomore album, My Everything, hit new heights this week. Yesterday, she released a single from the LP that features Big Sean, and last night the singer unveiled a kitschy sci-fi video for the Zedd-produced banger "Break Free."It comes as no surprise that the latest clip is set in outer space, as the "Break Free" lyric video featured overt reference to Star Wars and other space-themed classics. In the clip, Grande plays a Barbarella-esque heroine who demolishes a troupe of rubbery-looking aliens in order to liberate the prisoners of an intergalactic jail—and, in the process, she destroys giant robots with a pair of boob rockets.After a slow-motion, anti-gravity breakdown, director Chris Marrs-Piliero transitions to a spaceship dance party DJed by Zedd himself.

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    Here's Barack Obama 'Rapping' Iggy Azalea's 'Fancy'

    Barack Obama has finally weighed in on pop music's most important issue of 2014: Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX's summer anthem "Fancy." First, rapper Saul Williams blamed a culture that embraced "an Australian girl rapping with a Southern accent" for the demise of his Broadway musical about Tupac, and then Questlove elegantly defended the track. But none was more eloquent than President Obama, who delivers the first verse and chorus in this short video. Actually, he doesn't really sing "Fancy"; it's a mash-up of words taken from videos of his various speeches and appearances, cut-and-pasted to sound like the song. We liked Weird Al's version of "Fancy" better, but this one will do. 

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    You Can Help Buy Neverland Ranch

    Former SPIN editor Mark Blackwell has experienced a stroke of genius: He's organizing a GoFundMe campaign to buy Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch. Earlier this week, the managers of the massive Santa Barbara County estate announced they're putting the property up for sale, and a lightbulb went off in Blackwell's wily mind.By crowdsourcing the funds to purchase the premises, "we can SAVE NEVERLAND from the terrible fate that will inevitably befall the place if someone much worse than us buys it," the GoFundMe page explains.

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