News Roundup: Radiohead, Karen O, Jay Reatard, Tegan & Sara
Radiohead webcast live gig right now, Karen O contributes to Wild Things, Reatard joins the Black Keys on tour, and Tegan & Sara hit the road.
As you read these very words, Radiohead are unveiling their, er, most innovative idea yet: a combination of that recent half-baked touring bit and their tried and true webcasts;yep, you got, Thom Yorke and crew — after a little venue dilly dally– have sprung an intimate live show on fans in London, and you canstream the In Rainbows heavy performance via radiohead.tv when it begins at 9 P.M. U.K. time (4 P.M. EST), or tune in later to watch, watch again, and rewatch the set. [Via NME.com]
Karen O, fiery frontwoman of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, has been diversifying her hustle somethin’ fierce as of late with her contributions to I’m Not There, and that rumored solo set, and now there’s another tidbit up her unitard’s sleeve: Ms. O will pen the music to ex-beau Spike Jonze’s major motion picture adaptation of classic children’s book Where the Wild Things Are. Though details are a bit murky, the movie — and hopefully soundtrack — will arrive later this year. [Via Pitchfork]
Memphis-based garage rocker Jay Reatard will join the Black Keys on a string of U.S. dates this spring in support of their freshly announced Danger Mouse-produced set Attack & Release.But first, Reatard’s material will take center stage in Chicago, venuesacross Australia for nearly a month, and at SXSW before the pair’s tourkicks off March 27 in Tucson.
Jay Reatard tour dates:
2/22, Chicago, IL (Reggie’s Rock Club)
3/15, Austin, TX (SXSW)
3/27, Tuscon, AZ (Rialto Theater) *
3/28, Tempe, AZ (Marquee Theater) *
3/29, San Diego, CA (House of Blues) *
3/30, Pomona, CA (The Glasshouse) *
4/1, Los Angeles, CA (Wiltern Theater) *
4/2, San Francisco, CA (Warfield Theater) *
4/4, Portland, OR (Crystal Ballroom) *
4/5, Seattle, WA (The Showbox) *
4/6, Vancouver, BC (Commodore Ballroom) *
4/9, Denver, CO (Ogden Theater) *
4/11, Minneapolis, MN (First Avenue) *
4/12, Chicago, IL (Riviera Theater) *
4/13, Indianapolis, IN (The Vogue) *
4/15, Royal Oak, MI (Royal Oak Theater) *
In continual support of The Con, the sisterly duo’s latest LP, Tegan & Sarawill hit the road this spring after returning from a very thoroughouting in Europe. Sadly, there’s one date missing from their itinerary:a stop into SXSW.So what will the girls be up to during Austin’s festivities? Chillin’– quite literally — in Sweden. Check out the full dates courtesy ofour friends at Brooklynvegan.com.