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Justin Bieber Holds 1 For Third Week On Billboard Chart.

Justin Bieber Holds 1 For Third Week On Billboard Chart.

Justin Bieber Holds 1 For Third Week On Billboard Chart.

Justin Bieber Holds #1 For Third Week On Billboard Albums Chart With “My World 2.0″.  Congratulations are in order for 16-year-old Justin Bieber. He holds the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart for yet another week with his album “My World 2.0,” beating out this week’s highest debut from MGMT, “Congratulations.” Bieber sells another 92,000 copies of his album, now in its fourth week. It also spends its third non-consecutive week at #1. MGMT lands at #2 with their sophomore album, “Congratulations,” selling 66,000 copies in its first week. It’s the highest position on the Billboard chart yet for the rockers. Their first album, “Oracular Spectacular,” peaked at #38.   Lady Antebellum rise to #3 this week, selling 65,000 copies of their album “Need You Now.” Expect an even bigger sales week next week following Sunday night’s big win at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Usher drops down to #4 this week from #2, selling 64,000 of “Raymond v. Raymond.”  At #5 this week is a debut from alternative act Coheed and Cambria. “Year of the Black Rainbow” lands at a career-peak #5 in its first week, selling 51,000 copies. At #6 is the latest “Now 33” compilation, featuring tracks from Ke$ha and Train, selling 45,000 copies. Lady Gaga is at #7 this week with “The Fame” moving another 32,000 copies. At #8 is Ke$ha, who climbs back into the top 10 from #16 last week with her album “Animal.” She moved another 31,000 copies of the set, which includes her latest hit single “Your Love Is My Drug.” Her “Saturday Night Live” performances could also see her rise again next week. Rounding out the top 10 this week are Monica, who slides down three spots to #9 this week with “Still Standing,” selling 30,000 copies, and Justin Bieber yet again with his first “My World” album, also in the 30,0000 copy range.

Billboard Top 200 Albums Week Ending May 1st, 2010

1. My World 2.0, Justin Bieber

2. Congratulations, MGMT

3. Need You Now, Lady Antebellum

4. Raymond V. Raymond, Usher

5. Year of the Black Rainbow, Coheed & Cambria

6. Now 33, Various Artists

7. The Fame, Lady Gaga

8. Animal, Ke$ha

9. Still Standing, Monica

10. My World, Justin Bieber

Ryan Phillippe Turns Robert Pattinson on “SNL”

Ryan Phillippe Turns Robert Pattinson on "SNL"

Ryan Phillippe Turns Robert Pattinson on "SNL"

Ryan Phillippe Turns Robert Pattinson on “SNL” .  Ke$ha joins Phillippe for two bizarre musical performances on the show. Ryan Phillippe’s days as a brooding “Cruel Intentions” teen may be over, but he got a chance this week on “Saturday Night Live” to poke fun at the “Twilight” generation’s version of the high-school bad boy. Phillippe played “Twilight” vampire Robert Pattinson in a sketch during his hosting gig  on the NBC sketch comedy show, which also saw the 35-year-old Phillippe portray an ’80s teenager, a broken-hearted lover and a member of an underground rock-rap crew. The show also spotlighted newcomer Ke$ha, who performed two of her hit singles in bizarre fashion, donning costumes from an American flag-turned-cape to a full body suit of neon paint also smeared on her face and arms. Phillippe, who will star in the upcoming film version of “SNL” hit sketch “MacGruber,” opened the show with a monologue that featured other various “SNL” sketch mainstays, including Kenan Thompson’s “What’s Up With That?” host and the gift-giving character from “Dick in a Box,” making a bid for their own film debut. Phillippe’s monologue followed a “Larry King” cold open, which starred Fred Armisen as the talk show host and Kristen Wiig as Bjork in a bit about the Icelandic volcano that struck earlier this week. The next sketch to feature the “Crash” actor featured Phillippe as a member of the “Hip Hop Kids,” a sketch about teens from the late ’80s fighting evil — this time, bears in a cave — with hip-hop lyrics. Phillippe, the ex-husband of Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon, played hip-hopper J-Style in the segment, which also featured Andy Samberg.  Phillippe and Samberg next teamed up for a digital short that starred Phillippe as a man whose girlfriend is seeing someone else and a blonde wig-wearing Samberg as the creepy “other guy.”  The two continued to work alongside each other in a sketch about “Accountant to the Stars” Mort Feingold that saw a bevy of celebrity impersonations, including Ryan Phillippe’s Robert Pattinson, sitting in Feingold (Samberg)’s office to discuss their finances. Phillippe put on a Pattinson-inspired British accent and donned a wig styled in the “Twilight” star’s famous windswept ‘do for the bit, which also featured Bobby Moynihan in drag as singer Susan Boyle.  “SNL” continued its tradition of commercial parody with a bit about the Shake Weight, which saw Andy Samberg, Kenan Thompson, Bobby Moynihan and others capitalize on the easy-dirty joke potential of the product and now-infamous viral video gem.   Phillippe also starred in the show in several other sketches, including a bit about parody music group “Thrilla Killa Klownz” and alongside Fred Armisen in a segment about the high-school help line TeenTalk.   Ke$ha’s first appearance came halfway through the program and saw the singer, oft-compared to Lady Gaga, perform her hit single “Tik Tok” in an outfit that included an American flag fashioned into a cape. During the “Tik Tok” performance, Ke$ha’s back-up dancers wore full-tilt astronaut gear, complete with helmets and silver jumpsuits. The newcomer later topped herself on the bizarre scale with her second performance, a rendition of another of her hits, “Your Love is My Drug,” which saw Ke$ha and crew wear neon paint from head to toe. Next week’s episode of “Saturday Night Live” will feature “Precious” star Gabourey Sidibe as host and MGMT as musical guest.

MGMT talk about ‘Meow Meow’ drug bad for you

 MGMT talk about 'Meow Meow' drug  bad for you

MGMT talk about 'Meow Meow' drug bad for you

MGMT talk about ‘Meow Meow’ drug’ The electronic duo claim that the recently banned drug “meow meow” is “bad for you”.  The drug was made illegal and given class B status today (April 16), allowing prison sentences for possession or dealing. However, Andrew VanWyngarden claims it’s not an expeirence he’d like to try, “It doesn’t sound like something I’d want to do,” he told The Shortlist. “They’re going to come out with something to show it’s really bad for you physically, and people will stop doing it.”  When challenged by his bandmate Ben Goldwasser that reports of negative side effects didn’t stop people taking ecstasy, Andrew claimed: “But ecstasy isn’t really bad for you.”

Coachella 2010: Acts you don’t want to miss

Some things about Coachella are obvious.

Some things about Coachella are obvious.

Some things about Coachella are obvious. The headliners deliver, and this year they’re particularly pro: rap’s Warren Buffett, Jay-Z, and stadium rock saviors Muse, pictured, plus the multimedia blitz of Gorillaz. The bill’s middle is packed with great stuff that you will miss because you’re standing in line to recycle your water bottles. One night, you will happen upon a mostly empty tent and from it will pour music that changes your life. As for specifics, here are all on this year’s thick lineup that I wouldn’t miss.

Friday, April 16th

Saturday, April 17th

Sunday, April 18th

  • Aeroplane
  • Alana Grace
  • As Tall As Lions
  • Baroness
  • Benny Benassi
  • Calle 13
  • Ceu
  • deadmau5
  • Deer Tick
  • DJ Lance Rock
  • Echo & the Bunnymen
  • Erol Alkan
  • Fever Ray
  • Gil Scott-Heron
  • Grizzly Bear
  • Hockey
  • Iglu & Hartly
  • Imogen Heap
  • Jay-Z
  • Jets Overhead
  • Kate Miller-Heidke
  • La Roux
  • LCD Soundsystem
  • Little Dragon
  • Lucero
  • Pablo Hassan
  • Passion Pit
  • Perry Farrell vs. Steve Porter
  • P.O.S.
  • Proxy
  • Public Image Limited
  • Ra Ra Riot
  • She & Him
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Street Sweeper Social Club
  • The Avett Brothers
  • The Cribs
  • The Dillinger Escape Plan
  • The Specials
  • The Whitest Boy Alive
  • Them Crooked Vultures
  • Vampire Weekend
  • Wale
  • Wolfgang Gartner
  • Yeasayer
  • 2 many DJ’s
  • Aterciopelados
  • Bad Lieutenant
  • Band of Skulls
  • Bassnectar
  • Beach House
  • Camera Obscura
  • Coheed and Cambria
  • Corinne Bailey Rae
  • Craze
  • David Guetta
  • DEVO
  • Dirty Projectors
  • Dirty South
  • Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
  • Faith No More
  • Flying Lotus
  • Frank Turner
  • Frightened Rabbit
  • GIRLS
  • Gossip
  • Hot Chip
  • John Waters
  • Kaskade
  • Klever
  • Les Claypool
  • Major Lazer
  • Mew
  • MGMT
  • Muse
  • Old Crow Medicine Show
  • Porcupine Tree
  • Portugal. The Man
  • Pretty Lights
  • RX Bandits
  • Shooter Jennings & Hierophant
  • Sia
  • Steel Train
  • The Almighty Defenders
  • The Dead Weather
  • The Raveonettes
  • The Temper Trap
  • The xx
  • Tiesto
  • Tokyo Police Club
  • White Rabbits
  • Z-Trip
  • Zoe
  • B.o.B.
  • Babasonicos
  • Charlotte Gainsbourg
  • Club 75
  • De La Soul
  • Deerhunter
  • Delphic
  • Florence & The Machine
  • Gary Numan
  • Gorillaz
  • Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
  • Infected Mushroom
  • Jonsi
  • Julian Casablancas
  • Kevin Devine
  • King Khan & the Shrines
  • Little Boots
  • Local Natives
  • Matt & Kim
  • Mayer Hawthorne & the County
  • Miike Snow
  • MUTEMATH
  • One eskimO
  • Orbital
  • Owen Pallett
  • PAPARAZZI
  • Pavement
  • Phoenix
  • Richie Hawtin presents Plastikman Live
  • Rusko
  • Sly Stone
  • Spoon
  • Sunny Day Real Estate
  • Talvin Singh
  • The Big Pink
  • The Glitch Mob
  • The Middle East
  • The Soft Pack
  • Thom Yorke
  • Yann Tiersen
  • Yo La Tengo

MGMT have announced they will be back in the UK in September

MGMT have announced they will be back in the UK in September

MGMT have announced they will be back in the UK in September

MGMT have announced they will be back in the UK in September, playing their biggest headline tour to date.  With the release of their hotly-anticipated second album, ‘Congratulations’, fast approaching on 12th April, and with many critics already declaring it a masterpiece, these live shows are set to be some of the most in demand of the autumn. The band have recently played sell-out show in New York and across Europe, showcasing the new tracks, mixed with some old favourites to thrilling effect. These headline shows are set to see the band take things even further. ‘Congratulations’ is a huge step forward from ‘Oracular Spectacular’, the band’s debut record. It’s a fully-formed, rich tapestry of sound that is much more than the sum of the band’s influences. Co-produced by Sonic Boom and the band, it’s the vital record of 2010.   Tickets are on sale to the fan club, via the band’s website/mailing list from 7-9 April, and on general sale from 9am on 9th April.

September dates
Thu 16th Dublin, Olympia
Mon 20th Glasgow, Barrowlands
Thu 23rd Birmingham, O2 Academy
Fri 24th Bournemouth, O2 Academy
Sun 26th Manchester, Apollo
Wed 29th London, Brixton O2 Academy
Thu 30th London, Brixton O2 Academy

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MGMT’s, GZA and The Strokes appear in Devendra Banhart video

MGMT

MGMT

MGMT’s, GZA and The Strokes appear in Devendra Banhart video. Devendra Banhart’s new video ‘Baby’ features guest appearances from MGMT’s Andrew Van Wyngarden, The Strokes’ Fabrizio Moretti and former Wu-Tang rapper GZA.  The sexual innuendo is striking as a phallic spaceship flies into a planet’s hole where GZA hosts an intergalactic party with animated aliens.  The clip is directed by Ron Winter, who has worked on clips by The Rapture, Babyshambles, LCD Soundsystem, TV On The Radio and he also animated the opening titles to ‘James Bond: Quantum of Solace’.  Cool, hey? Give your comments!

MGMT is finally releasing their new studio album titled “Congratulations”

Grammy Nominated MGMT is finally releasing their new studio album titled “Congratulations” this upcoming April. This new album is the follow up to their debut album that put them up on the music map and made them one the of the best indie/experimental artists out right now. Congratulations is a collection of nine individual musical tours de force sequenced to flow with sonic and thematic coherence: “It’s Working,” “Song for Dan Treacy,” “Someone’s Missing,” “Flash Delirium,” “I Found a Whistle,” “Siberian Breaks,” “Brian Eno,” “Lady Dada’s Nightmare,” and “Congratulations.” The album will be out Tuesday, April 12th and I promise to keep you guys updated with singles, videos and details for this upcoming release.   Congratulations will be available for pre-order on the band’s website: whoismgmt.com

Aeroplane one of the acts who will play Coachella 2010

Aeroplane Coachella 2010

Aeroplane Coachella 2010

Today’s electronic dance culture is due for a melodic transcendence from the shadowy, industrial electro that has been hammering away at the scene. As dance floors begin to buckle under such weighty beats, the Belgium-based band aptly named Aeroplane is dedicated to elevating its fans toward a higher musical space undefined by standardized genres. They reach for freedom from constraints of predictability, weaving currents of psychedelic guitars, pop keys, disco beats, catchy bass lines and melancholic waves into a singular connection of modern beat-driven music.

At the controls of Aeroplane are Stephen Fasano and Vito Deluca, a duo whose combined experience gives life and emotion to the music. Vito brings with him a producer background that pulsates the hands and heart of Aeroplane, and Stephen’s DJ roots vibrate the eyes and soul. Their unique collaboration of sound and purpose is channelling appreciation from among the biggest DJs and producers around, and the 2007 release of their first 12” entitled “Caramellas/Aeroplane” (Eskimo Recordings) has generated a jet stream of increasing momentum. Subsequent releases have kept their ring tones looping with remix requests from artists like Cobra Dukes, Das Pop, Lindström, Cut Copy, Grace Jones, MGMT, Bloc Party, and Friendly Fires. Projects like these reinforce the integration of electronic music into the omnipresent indie scene. Blends of Cosmic Nu Disco, Psychedelic, Balearic, Emo, etc. are forming a new era of musical hybrids, and explorations are officially under way. After all, machines are human too…

And here it is:The lineup this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

Sunny Day Real Estate

Sunny Day Real Estate

The lineup is out for this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The event, held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, is scheduled for April 16-18.  Every year, music fans all over the country wait to find out who will be listed on the festival’s lineup. And here it is: 

•Friday : Jay-Z / LCD Soundsystem / Them Crooked Vultures / Vampire Weekend / PiL / Grizzly Bear / Echo and the Bunnymen.
•Saturday : Muse / Faith No More / MGMT / the Dead Weather / Devo / the Xx / Tiesto
•Sunday: Gorillaz / Pavement / Thom Yorke / Phoenix / Spoon / De La Soul / Sly and the Family Stone / Sunny Day Real Estate
 
A three-day pass runs $269, and starting this year, festivalgoers can buy tickets through a layaway program. For more information on the lineup, ticket information, hotels, directions — you name it — visit the festival’s website. My head just exploded. Goldenvoice has finally revealed the Coachella Valley Arts & Music Festival offical lineup for their 2010 edition. The lineup is usually announced this time of year, on or around the MLK, Jr. Day holiday, and it comes 87 days before the festival kicks off on Friday, April 16 in Indio, California. Muse was an early rumored headliner, as well as Pavement, due to their recently announced reunion. Well, Muse has been pegged to headline for Saturday — as I predicted — and Jay-Z and Gorillaz are set to head line Friday and Sunday, respectively, with Gorillaz sneaking away that last headline spot from Pavement (most likely due to their over-the-top visuals, which Coachella loves). The rest of the lineup is classic Coachella — plenty of DJs and electro/house acts, the best indie rock bands and an eclectic mix of some older bands, Sly and the Family Stone, for instance. However, there are a few bands playing the 3-day festival that shouldn’t come as that big of a surprise, especially if you are a loyal Up on The Sun reader. My theories on both Yeasayer and Beach House have been confirmed. Yeasayer will have a Friday slot, with Beach House holding down a spot on Sunday. Both bands had tours coming through the Southwest/California around the time of Coachella and both had Los Angeles dates absent from that particular part of their respective tours. Now, it wasn’t rocket science to see this happening, but it took a little intiution to clearly see that — based on their reputation and talents — that Coachella would invite them along. That, or the bands already knew they were playing the festival and simply couldn’t reveal that information until the lineup was officially announced. The 2010 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival will take place April 16-18 at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California. Tickets are $269 for a 3-day pass and will be on sale this Friday, 1/22, at 10 AM PST through Ticketmaster. For more information on all things Coachella, head to the festival’s official website. See you there.

Here is the complete line-up:

Friday, April 16th

Aeroplane
Alana Grace
As Tall As Lions
Baroness
Benny Benassi
Calle 13
Céu
deadmau5
Deer Tick
DJ Lance Rock
Echo & the Bunnymen
Erol Alkan
Fever Ray
Grace Jones
Grizzly Bear
Hockey
Iglu & Hartly
Jay-Z
Jets Overhead
Kate Miller-Heidke
La Roux
LCD Soundsystem
Little Dragon
Lucero
Pablo Hassan
Passion Pit
P.O.S.
Proxy
Public Image Limited
Ra Ra Riot
She & Him
Sleigh Bells
The Avett Brothers
The Cribs
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Specials
The Whitest Boy Alive
Them Crooked Vultures
Vampire Weekend
Wale
Wolfgang Gartner
Yeasayer

Saturday, April 17

2 many DJ’s
Aterciopelados
Band of Skulls
Bassnectar
Beach House
Camera Obscura
Coheed and Cambria
Corinne Bailey Rae
Craze
David Guetta
DEVO
Dirty Projectors
Dirty South
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Faith No More
Flying Lotus
Frank Turner
Frightened Rabbit
GIRLS
Gossip
Hot Chip
John Waters
Kaskade
Klever
Les Claypool
Major Lazer
Mew
MGMT
Muse
Old Crow Medicine Show
Porcupine Tree
Portugal. The Man
Pretty Lights
RX Bandits
Shooter Jennings
Sia
Steel Train
The Almighty Defenders
The Dead Weather
The Raveonettes
The Temper Trap
The xx
Tiësto
Tokyo Police Club
White Rabbits
Z-Trip
Zoé

Sunday, April 18

B.o.B.
Babasónicos
Charlotte Gainsbourg
Club 75
De La Soul
Deerhunter
Delphic
Florence & The Machine
Gary Numan
Gil Scott-Heron
Gorillaz
Hadouken!
Infected Mushroom
Julian Casablancas
Kevin Devine
King Khan & the Shrines
Little Boots
Local Natives
Matt & Kim
Mayer Hawthorne
Miike Snow
MUTEMATH
One eskimO
Orbital
Owen Pallett
PAPARAZZI
Pavement
Phoenix
Plastikman
Rusko
Sly & The Family Stone
Spoon
Sunny Day Real Estate
Talvin Singh
The Big Pink
The Glitch Mob
The Middle East
The Soft Pack
Thom Yorke
Yann Tiersen
Yo La Tengo

Coachella is April 16, 17 and 18 in California.

OK Go new album details

OK GoThe LA based four-piece’s third album, ‘Of The Blue Colour Of The Sky’, was recorded in New York under the expert guidance of Dave Fridmann (famed for his work with MGMT and The Flaming Lips) throughout 2009. If we’re going for a pithy comparison, let’s just say it combines the strut of Prince’s ‘Sign Of The Times’ (or better yet, Beck’s ‘Midnight Vultures’) with atmospheric, euphoria-fuelled guitars alá MGMT’s ‘Oracular Spectacular’. Continue reading →

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