"...Radiohead week in Austin has spun me into an existential music crisis. I consider the UK sextet the most important band of the past two decades..."
"...Radiohead thrashes against a thoroughly modern fear rife with the paradox of hyper-mediation and isolation amidst a disconnected world. “This is a low-flying panic attack,” quivered Thom Yorke’s moaning wail on Friday night set opener “Burn the Witch,” the stage bathed in blood red lights and screens split in a disorienting, schizophrenic mania...."
"...UK art-rock band (if we must), Radiohead remains as much a statement as a band. Perhaps in some low-key solidarity woven into the ominous red glow and disorienting frequency fuzz, the band began Friday night with a snippet of late goddess Nina Simone: “It’s just a feeling..."
"...Radiohead8pm, Samsung stage..."
"...OK Computer, Radiohead’s critically acclaimed third album, was heralded as a conceptual statement about contemporary life. The 1997 disc also happens to be one of Mother Falcon’s very favorite works..."
"...Official estimates peg the Woodlands’ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Houston at a capacity of 16,500, and at the Radiohead show Saturday night, they were all there with friends. The steeply pitched grass outfield was a sea of fans, many of whom had traveled long distances to see Britain’s best at the sold-out show, and after a short opening set by Liars, we were treated to the best concert money can buy. It was a monumental experience exasperated by the energy-efficient tubular LED light show put on from the stage..."
"...Flying Lotus may be the only ACL artist counting both Kendrick Lamar and Radiohead’s Thom Yorke as close collaborators and friends. Despite such connections, it still proved incongruous seeing the L.A..."
"...Here are three stories to answer that question. One is intuitive, another is counterintuitive, and the third is about Radiohead -- because the kids love Radiohead.Dynamite Hack The Recording Industry Association of America cites a polling of 2,555 college students by the Field Research Corporation as demonstrating "a direct correlation between Napster use and decreased CD sales." Language of the study itself, however, only "suggested" Napster displaces CD sales..."
"...Today, it's kids leaving their parents – and their musical tastes – at home. Did you see how young Major Lazer's massive crowd was on Friday? They didn't care that Radiohead was playing at the other end of the park...."
"...RadioheadHail to the Thief (Capitol) If the evolution of Radiohead hasn't ceased altogether, then the once-cherished pioneers of modern rock have at least painted themselves into a corner with their sixth studio album. Not without occasional moments of brilliance, Hail to the Thief is nevertheless well-trodden territory for the beloved British quintet..."
"...RadioheadCynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion,..."
"..."I love rock. My favorite bands are Nirvana, Radiohead, Queens of the Stone Age, Deerhoof, early Black Keys – not to be a jerk."..."
"...Following the wonderfully wild piano jazz of Katahdin's Edge, classical pianist Christopher O'Riley sat at the Elephant Room's grand piano and proceeded to play with three-handed intensity. Not a dusty classical piece, but rather one of the many Radiohead songs he's transcribed for the 88 keys on 2003's True Love Waits and '05's Hold Me to This..."
"...Christopher O'RileyTrue Love Waits: Christopher O'Riley Plays Radiohead (Sony Classical) Seeing how they're from Oxford, you'd suspect that Radiohead was popular with well-educated types, and in the case of award-winning concert pianist Christopher O'Riley, you'd be right. Transplanting 15 of the enigmatic quintet's songs from modern rock's outer limits to solo grand piano, O'Riley translates Radiohead into something you might hear at a cozy Italian bistro..."
"...From Liverpool he spoke of Radiohead, Rusty Spur, and plans for the future...."
"...If there were one singularly transcendent sequence at Lollapalooza 2008 in Grant Park, it occurred Friday night at the onset of Radiohead's "Everything in Its Right Place." As if on cue, fireworks streaked across the Chicago skyline from afar, eclipsing the cinematic grandeur of Thom Yorke's quivering croon. The glittering shower of color climaxed during "Fake Plastic Trees," giving light to the euphoric sensation shared by the captivated audience as Radiohead reiterated why it's perhaps the most important band of the past decade..."
"...Back on planet rock, Radiohead's beatific work of science fiction, In Rainbows – one of the year's best albums – never even bothered with a physical storage vessel, a free download, if you like, from cyberspace. Its Austin equivalent, meanwhile – Top 10 best – Okkervil River's The Stage Names put on a show of epic proportions without ever really acknowledging that the deluxe version of the album came packaged with a bonus disc of demos in some cases more compelling than the main attraction..."
"...As my husband curled up into the fetal position under the dining-room table, I scrabbled for something -- anything -- to make the tiny overlord stop screaming. And there it was, red and gold, with the familiar bear-head icon from Kid A, on the table: Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Radiohead...."