The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends “Blood Vinyl” On Sale for $2500 (Limited Edition of 10 Art Pieces)

This is probably the strangest music memorabilia collectible ever, but it is for charity…  the “Human Blood Version” of Heady Fwends, by the Flaming Lips.  The double vinyl album includes the actual blood (yes, bodily fluid) from other musical artists inside of the plexiglass records. [Read more…]

Coldplay Xyloband (Light Up Wristband) Reanimated By Concert Video, Comes Back To Life… “Is There Anybody Out There?”

So I was having dinner with a friend last night, telling her about Saturday’s Coldplay concert in San Jose (see “Coldplay at the HP Pavilion | San Jose, CA | 4/28/2012”).  I had mentioned that after the show, I met Jason Regler, the inventor of the “xylobands”, the wrist bands handed out to concert goers to wear during the performance, which are activated over RF signal to light up (and light up with different flashing patterns) for different songs, at different times during the concert.  These were first introduced for the “American Express Unstaged” concert in Madrid, which was directed by Anton Corbijn (see “Coldplay “Unstaged” at Plaza de Toros | Madrid, Spain | 10/26/2011”).  In any event, since my friend has never seen Coldplay in concert, I thought I’d send her a link to one of the videos I shot during one of those sequences, so she could see just how awesome these are when employed during a show.  That’s when a very strange thing happened, which I thought I’d share with the readers of the Rock Subculture Journal… [Read more…]

Jack White Limited Edition Flexi-Disc Releasd via Helium Ballon by Third Man Records… Some Land on eBay

Jack White’s record label, Third Man Records, released 1,000 flexi-discs of “Freedom at 21” – the first single off the new “Blunderbuss” album – via helium balloon on April 1st in Nashville.  Someone found some of these, and has put the first of them for sale on eBay, which is currently bid up to $1,803, with five days left at auction. [Read more…]