Blur to release live Hyde Park recordings

Blur have announced that they will release live recordings of their shows at London's Hyde Park this week. - Source

Explosions In The Sky/No Age/Eluvium @ The Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles 6/27/09

For 10 years now, Austin's Explosions In The Sky have been putting their stamp on a cinematic strain of expansive, chiming instrumental post-rock. This tour is functioning as something of a decade-anniversary celebration, then, with Munaf thanking the Palladium Saturday night for getting emotional with them for all these years. They should thank Friday Night Lights, too; while The Show Everybody Should Be Watching's ratings remain criminally low, there's no denying a certain swell of adoration for EITS after three seasons of providing note-perfect theme music situational music to the note-perfect small town classic. (Gabe knows what I'm talking about.) The Palladium set offered little by way of light show; according to photographer Andrew Youssef, it was just a no frills, "straight up melt your face rock" show. Good undercard too, including fellow atmospheric dramatist Eluvium, and suf-punk relief coming by way of No Age, who played a new song that may or may not have been titled "Fuck Prop 8 In The Face," which may or may not be one of the great song titles of 2009. (It may.) Lots of photos of the night here, and you can catch the Explosions anniversary tour on these dates. - Source

MGMT to open for Paul McCartney in Boston

MGMT are set to open for Paul McCartney at his recently-announced shows at Fenway Park in Boston, MA. - Source

The Flaming Lips announce album, tour and ticket details

The Flaming Lips have named their new album and announced a UK tour. - Source

Michael Jackson Dead at Age 50

Due to cardiac arrest sometime this afternoon. - Source

Daft Punk Produce Douglas Armour Music Video

Harder, better, slower, weirder. - Source

St. Vincent Brings "Marrow" To Letterman

We were gonna post Annie's saxy performance of the Actor standout here, but then @tedleo requested it appear on Videogum. And Videogum's a sucker for @tedleo, too. - Source

The Beta Band Resurrected

Steve Mason is good. - Source

Paul McCartney to play Atlanta benefit concert

Paul McCartney is set to play a benefit concert this summer in an effort to save a historic park in Atlanta. - Source

Dinosaur Jr. @ The Troubadour, West Hollywood 6/23/09

With the excellent Farm, J, Murph, and Lou are back and spry as ever. And with their colossal amp and pedal rigs, they are eardrum rupturing as ever, too. Dinosaur Jr. is touring to show everybody how it's done, yet again, last night playing the second of a sold-out two-night stand at the Troubadour. Tomorrow night they'll rattle teeth and test the mettle of Jimmy Fallon's sound crew, so set your TiVOs. Opening were Long Beach psychedelic punkers and CMJ faves Crystal Antlers, and photographer Andrew Youssef was on hand to snap both. - Source