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Lady Luck – An Interview With Maria Taylor

Sitting up for six hours until the sun came up playing music with Michael Stipe, it was just really wonderful. I was in my pajamas, it was surreal. read more »

POSTED May 26, 2009 2:50PM IN THE TRIPWIRE Comments (2) TAGS: , , , , ,

The Mae Shi – "The Lamb And The Lion"

They’re the ones responsible for one of our favorite videos of 2008, and now L.A. noise rockers The Mae Shi deliver some good old-fashioned animated bloodshed and carnage in the video for “The Lamb And The Lion,” the latest single from their highly acclaimed album HLLLYH. read more »

POSTED May 13, 2009 2:43PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: , ,

Black Lips – "The Drop I Hold"

[Photo by Hatnim Lee] So remember when we spoke with the Black Lips after their show with GZA at this year’s SxSW? Well, we used this intro when we posted the MP3 and we’re re-using … read more »

POSTED May 12, 2009 11:33AM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: , ,

Bon Iver & My Brightest Diamond – "Flume" (Live At Radio City Music Hall)

Last week we took you inside Radio City Music Hall with some pictures from the Dark Was The Night concert, a benefit project and album for the Red Hot organization. Now we’ve got one better with some live video of Bon Iver and My Brightest Diamond performing “Flume.” read more »

POSTED May 11, 2009 10:40AM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: , , ,

In Case You Missed It – The Tripwire Week In Review

Swine flu wasn’t nearly as big a topic this week, but it still reared it’s ugly head to make sure we didn’t forget about it. Still, we were able to step outside to speak with M. Ward, Antlers and Local Natives as well as release some exclusive music. But probably the biggest highlight was getting to see David Byrne, Sharon Jones, Feist, Bon Iver, The National, Dirty Projectors, My Brightest Diamond and more at the Dark Was The Night event. To see what else you may have missed, here’s the Tripwire week in review. read more »


The Who Unplug For Cancer Charity Gig

You can’t rock as hard when you’re unplugged, so that’s probably why Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend don’t do it that often — but they will be performing a rare acoustic gig to benefit the Teenage Cancer Trust at Arsenal Football Club’s annual charity ball in two weeks. read more »

POSTED May 8, 2009 1:36PM IN THE TRIPWIRE Comments (1) TAGS: ,

Daft Punk Score French Film Premiering At Cannes Festival

Thomas Bangalter — perhaps better known to you as the recently de-helmeted member of Daft Punk — has once again put his powers of composition to work on a film for French-Argentine filmmaker Gaspar Noé. The film, Enter The Void, will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival May 22. read more »

POSTED May 8, 2009 11:54AM IN THE TRIPWIRE Comments (1) TAGS: ,

Pete Doherty Takes Aim At Oasis To Make Babyshambles Britain's Best

Maybe because he hadn’t gotten into a fist fight in a while, and it just seemed like the right thing to do, Pete Doherty has decided that Babyshambles needs to make a “comeback album” to show Oasis what’s up and take their place as Britain’s top band. read more »

POSTED May 7, 2009 7:20PM IN THE TRIPWIRE Comments (1) TAGS: , , ,

John Doe Waxes On Technology & The Music Industry

He’s a little bit country, he’s a little bit rock’n'roll. John Doe has done it all — from being a pioneer of punk to a TV actor to a country/folk singer — and it turns out after all these years he has some pretty strong opinions about stuff. And not surprisingly, some of them are pretty funny. read more »


Swine Flu Sets Its Sights On Next Potential Victim: Glastonbury

Apparently Mike Skinner isn’t the only Britworried about swine flu. Glastonbury festival organizers announced this week that the festival could be canceled should the swine flu reach pandemic level. read more »