One would think festival goers would have learned to be weary of man-on-the-street reporters by now. Jimmy Kimmel Live’s “Lie Witness News” segments have already caught a handful of over-enthusiastic interviewees raving about non-existent bands at Coachella and once before at SXSW. But when the camera is on, and the threat of appearing uninformed looms, people do weird things. Watch the latest edition of “Lie Witness News” below, then keep reading to see a new Spoon performance, hear a new James Murphy track, and discover what TV show will be getting a Snoop Dogg cameo!
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Also appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, and direct from SXSW where the show was filming, Austin natives, Spoon, were on hand to perform, “Just Don’t Understand”.
They also played “Rainy Taxi” for the wet weathered festival. Both tracks are available on the August release, They Want My Soul. [SPIN]
From Spoon to Snoop. The Long Beach rapper will be making a cameo appearance on Fox’s smash hit drama, Empire, performing his funk-infused track, “Peaches and Cream”. Part one of the two-parter airs tonight, 8pm. [SPIN]
LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy has been trickling out samples of his score and soundtrack for the soon-to-be-released Noah Baumbach film, While We’re Young. Today, we get to here the sweetly spacey instrumental, “We Used to Dance”, bringing to mind Angelo Badalamenti’s work on Twin Peaks. You can give it a listen on SoundCloud. [Consequence of Sound]
HBO will broadcast the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on May 30th, with performances including Beck, Stevie Wonder, John Legend, Dave Grohl, and Ringo Starr, among others. Inductees include Green Day, Starr, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, the late Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bill Withers, and the late Lou Reed, who will be inducted by Patti Smith. [Consequence of Sound]
Modest Mouse made their first television appearance in six years, performing their distinctly Modest Mousey track, “Lampshades on Fire”, for The Tonight Show. With nine musicians on stage, they performed with the pent-up energy of a band that hasn’t appeared on television in seven years. Their new album, Strangers to Ourselves, is out now. [Pitchfork]
Manachester, Tennessee’s Bonnaroo has revealed its daily lineups, so you can now begin strategizing (or arguing) with your friends over who to see perform. Just don’t ruin any friendships over it, especially if you already bought tickets. See the day-by-day lineup for the June 11-14 festival on the website. [Consequence of Sound]
Two milestones for rap musicians today: the peerless Nicki Minaj became the first woman to have four simultaneous TOP-10 hits in the mainstream R&B/hip-hop charts. Those tracks include “Truffle Butter” in the top spot, her appearance on Rae Sremmurd’s “Throw Sum Mo” at number three, the minimalist “Only” at number nine, and “Feeling Myself” at ten. [XXL]
Meanwhile, Kendrick Lamar’s surprise drop of To Pimp A Butterfly just set Spotify’s single day streaming record, with 9.6 million listens. This surpasses Drake’s record of a month ago by nearly three million listens. [Pigeons and Planes]
Grimes is auctioning off signed prints of her album work, with proceeds supporting environmental reporting. We can all agree that’s a worthwhile cause, right? Well, think about it. You still have a few days left to bid.
That’s all for today’s Music Dispatch. We will see you tomorrow, but we would like to hear from you before then. Let us know what you’re currently listening to in the comments below!