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Flaming Lips

Of the innumerable one-hit wonders littering the cultural landscape, few, if any, were so brave, so frequently brilliant, and so deliciously weird as the Flaming Lips. To even classify the Lips as merely a one-hit wonder is to do the group a grave injustice: although their standing as a commercial entity proved little more than a blip on the radar screen, their moment of Top 40 success was simply another pit-stop on one of the more surreal and haphazard career trajectories in pop music — an acid-bubblegum band with as much affinity for sweet melodies as blistering noise assaults, their off-kilter sound, uncommon emotional depth, and bizarre history (packed with tales of self-immolating fans and the like) firmly established them as one of the true originals of the post-punk era.


Indie rock band.
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#slosstix Give-Away Kicks Off Today

#slosstix Give-Away Kicks Off Today

Mother Plug Music and Starr Hill Brewery kick off their #slosstix Give-Away campaign today in conjunction with the second annual Sloss Music & Arts Festival. The campaign will award one lucky winner 2 tickets to the Festival and a “festival survival kit, equipped with branded clothing, hats and everything the winner will need to prepare them for the weekend,” says Mother Plug Music owner, Josh Matthews. “The total package is valued at well over $1,000 in tickets and merchandise.” The festival will be held at the historic Sloss Furnaces, July 16-17, in Birmingham, AL.

In their second year, Sloss Music & Arts Festival will feature Ryan Adams & The Shining, Death Cab for Cutie, Ray Lamontagne, The Flaming Lips, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, The Arcs and more. For the full festival line-up, visit http://slossfest.com/lineup/.

Starr Hill Brewery is the official beer partner of Sloss Music & Arts Festival. Born in a Charlottesville music hall in 1999, Starr Hill Brewery is the largest independent craft brewer in Virginia. Among the most award-winning craft breweries on the East Coast, Starr Hill has won 21 Great American Beer Festival, World Beer Cup and Great British Beer Festival medals. Starr Hill…

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New Music Monday – Spaceface

New Music Monday - Spaceface

Entering our atmosphere from the far-out realms of Memphis, Tennessee, Spaceface brings with them psychedelic rock n’ roll set against an enveloping light show experience. Spaced-out keys, glam-pop accents, deep and dizzying jams, and tripped-out lyrics show us their intergalactic mission: Spaceface came to party.

Frontman Jake Ingalls currently plays floorsynth and guitar for psych-rock juggernauts The Flaming Lips, having also toured with Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz. Inspired by the Lips and their frontman, Wayne Coyne, since he was a kid, Ingalls adopts a similar style for Spaceface, putting on concerts “more DIY than the Lips’ live show,” he recently commented on May 8th’s interview with The Audiovore on Birmingham Mountain Radio.

A must-see show is happening this Thursday, May 12, at Trim Tab Brewing: The Audiovore Presents “Spread Your Head” feat. Spaceface, with \\GT// and Future Primitives. This New Music Monday features a PREMIERE of three never-before-heard tracks from their upcoming album. Joining the mix we have their 2014 EP, available below, for your worthy earthen ears.

Keep your earthen eyes peeled to our Instagram account. All this week, we’ll be giving away two pairs of tickets to the show as well as two holographic posters of the official concert…

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