Live Review: The Flaming Lips at Waterfront Park, 8/3

Plus: A bonus Q&A with Wayne Coyne. (Spoiler: No talk of Native American headdresses.)


Earlier this year, the Flaming Lips released a series of videos on Funny Or Die in which they “sold out,” licensing the band name for a Michael Bay-directed film, a tie-in chapstick and e-cigarettes. It was all a big April Fool’s prank, but as the Lips took the stage at Waterfront Park on Sunday, surrounded by banners emblazoned with the AT&T logo and ads for the MLS All-Star Game, the joke ...   More
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 TREE PALMEDO

Native American Rights Group Protests the Flaming Lips at Waterfront Park

Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry also plans to protest Ted Nugent at Portland Expo Center on Tuesday.


The free Flaming Lips concert at Waterfront Park last night drew more than just fans of the psychedelic rock veterans: A small group of activists were also in attendance, protesting the band over incidents involving frontman Wayne Coyne and the appropriation of Native American iconography. Spearheaded by the national organization Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry, about 20 protestors gathered near ...   More
Monday, August 4, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Willamette Weekend: 15 Things to Do and See in Portland, August 1-3


Friday, Aug. 1Mt. Hood Jazz Festival [JAZZ] This year’s slimmed-down edition of the long-running Mt. Hood Jazz Festival kicks off with Friday night’s free round robin featuring four local combos, each at a different restaurant on Main Avenue in downtown Gresham. Saturday’s schedule begins around noon with a local all-star lineup featuring Javier Nero, John Nastos and other Portland jazz ...   More
Friday, August 1, 2014 WW Culture Staff

The Flaming Lips to Play Free Show in Waterfront Park

The psych-rock vets will perform Aug. 3 as part of Major League Soccer's All-Star Week festivities.

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Get your sparkly capes, confetti blasters, fake blood and furry costumes ready, Timbers fans: Alt-rock acid casualties the Flaming Lips are playing a free show in Tom McCall Waterfront Park on Sunday, Aug. 3. It's part of Major League Soccer All-Star Week, and a nice aperitif for MusicfestNW which will be in the same park two weeks later.While they might seem like an odd choice for a sporting ...   More
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Flashback: The Flaming Lips

At Mount Tabor, 2009

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From “If the Flaming Lips’ music isn’t enough to convince you of Wayne Coyne’s genius, consider this: The dude designed a video that would allow him to audition bare breasts fo   More
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

No Festival for Old Men: A Sasquatch! Recap

Sasquatch 2011

We sent Matt Singer to Sasquatch!, and this is his report. Extra photos from Evan Neuhausen are located at the bottom of this post. -Ed.Festivals are a young man's game, and I'm getting too old for this shit.Well, I'm not old, exactly. But relative to the age of the average Sasquatch! attendee—who look like they just crawled out of their mother's womb, clutching glow sticks and with belly rings already ...   More
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 MATTHEW SINGER

Lips naked video saga continues at Gus Van Sant's place on Sauvie Island.

We've just gotten word that the Flaming Lips naked bike video saga is continuing today on Sauvie Island. (Take a sec to read Matt Singer's amazing post on yesterday's video shoot and boob casting at Mt. Tabor Park while you're at it). Would-be fur vag emergers and naked bikers met this morning at Mt. Tabor Park only to caravan to Sauvie Island, where the band is shooting more excellent fleshy footage ...   More
Thursday, September 24, 2009 KELLY CLARKE


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