Fresh off their Gasparilla Music Festival performance, the Flaming Lips have released a companion album to Pink Floyd's seminal LP Dark Side of the Moon. Entitled Flaming Side of the Moon, the album (naturally) plays in conjunction with the Wizard of Oz too, so you can freak out all over again as, through a haze of weed smoke, gleefully baked, you point at the munchkins marching in exact time to the tempo of "Money."
The band took to the Today show this morning to announce a new tour and the return of singer-keyboardist Christine McVie. What's more is that if all the awkwardness and weird vibes that may or may not be lingering from McVie's 16-year absence can survive a three-month jaunt across the continent, then the Mac will be closing out their "On With The Show" tour right here in Tampa this upcoming December 20 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
Amidst widespread wonder if a new Wu-Tang Clan album would ever see the light of day, Forbes (of all publications) dropped a bomb today confirming that the group has recorded an expansive, 128-minute double album entitled Once Upon a Time in Shaolin. Here's the thing — the collective is only offering one very, very expensive copy.
Tampa's Curtis Hixon Park is going to get another workout next
Saturday, and if you think the park can't handle another event (it just hosted Mayor Bob Buckhorn's River O'Green event last Saturday and Gasparilla Music Festival the weekend before), then your theory is about to get a major test when it hosts Spring Beer Fling on March 29(see our note above regarding postponement).
"I nearly shit myself." he told CL in a message. And for good reason, too.
This will be Isaac Brock and Company's first Florida appearance in five years. They played a one-off in Miami following what was supposed to be an appearance at the abruptly-cancelled Langerado Music Festival back in 2009. Before that, they played at Hard Rock Live in Orlando in 2008 in support of their last proper full-length We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank. They last appeared in Tampa at the old (smaller) Orpheum back in 2004 (yeesh, time flies) right before their biggest album to date, Good News for People Who Love Bad News and its ubiquitous single "Float On" blew right the fuck up into the mainstream.
Because legendary folk singers with loads of cash and half-cooked ideas need something to do with their time, Neil Young will premier his newest venture, a high-quality digital music service called PonoMusic, during his speech at the South by Southwest Music Conference today.
PonoMusic includes both an audio player, which looks like the lovechild spawned between a Wii remote and a name placard, as well as a desktop "media management" application, which will deliver the "finest quality, highest-resolution digital music from both major labels and prominent independent labels" that users can sync to the player, according to a press release.
Louisiana street hero and underground rap legend Lil Boosie is free from prison after five years in the box. After a rapid rise to prominence in the mid-2000's, Boosie's upward momentum was abruptly, and kind of terrifying-ly, cut short after being charged with the murder of rival gang member Terry Boyd back in 2010.