Buku Preview: The Flaming Lips Do What They Want

[Updated] The Flaming Lips have become a festival institution, so much so that it’s easy to forget that Warner Brothers Records weren’t sure how much longer they were going to stay with the band after 1995’s Clouds Taste Metallic failed to produce an alternative rock hit like “She Don’t Use Jelly,” which fueled sales of 1993’s Transmissions from the

So Much, So Little

[Updated] It's easy to grouse about South by Southwest. Too many people. Too many bands. Too corporate. Too much everything, all of which is true. No matter how diligently you plan and stay at it, you'll miss bands you wanted to see. Then there are friends who you only see once a year, cool tips you hear about, and a sound you hear coming out of a bar that you have to pursue with no idea what it is. As such, your SXSW never turns out like you planned.

Flaming Lips to Set Guinness World Record in New Orleans

[Updated] On June 28, the Flaming Lips will come to New Orleans to the House of Blues to break a Guinness World Record for the most live concerts in a 24-hour period in multiple cities. The eight-stop tour will begin in Memphis on June 27 and move through Clarksdale, Oxford, Jackson, Hattiesburg, Biloxi and Baton Rouge before concluding at a location yet to be determined in New Orleans.