Published Dec 30, 2010Though oddball Oklahoman outfit the Flaming Lips are gearing up for a busy 2011, Wayne Coyne and co. still have one last big bash to get through this year, and thanks to the Internet, everyone is invited.
The December 31 Lips concert at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City will be broadcast via a live video stream, which is being brought to you in partnership with Rolling Stone and iClips. For the show, the band will be performing their 1999 album The Soft Bulletin in its entirety, but there is no word on whether they will play other classic material from albums like Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Embryonic or even some of those new tunes they will likely be recording in January. It's a safe bet that Coyne will roll around the crowd in that giant inflatable hamster ball of his, though.
The performance will begin streaming here at Rolling Stone come Friday at 10 p.m. EST. If you're going to be partying elsewhere on New Year's but still feel the need to catch the concert, you will be glad to know it will be rebroadcast on Rolling Stone and iClips January 2 at 9 p.m. EST.
If the Lips' weirdo psych-rock isn't your thing, you might be interested to know that gypsy punk Gogol Bordello will also be streaming a live performance on New Year's Day as part of the series. Their gig, which will stream live from New York City venue Terminal 5, starts at 9 p.m. EST on January 1.