If you ever ask anyone around Nerdist HQ what their favorite kind of burrito is, you will get a host of different answers, but one thing is consistent. We all like our burritos packed to the brim. When we are preparing to smang our burritos into our faces, you best believe that they are choc full (to the brim) of flavorful goodness. That is what today’s Nerdist Music Dispatch is a jam packed double-serving of all the music news that tickled, intrigued, sickened, and excited us in the past 24-ish hours. Get ready for a full belly.
GWAR spared Dave Grohl’s life at a Richmond, VA show after the Foo Fighters’ frontman gave jocular tribute to GWAR’s late frontman Oderus Urungus. When Grohl saw GWAR many years back, apparently Dave Brockie (Oderus) said that Grohl had teeth removed to fit Grammy dicks in his mouth. Grohl loved the memory. Jizmak Da Gusha responded by saying that though he intended to kill Dave Grohl at the show, he was compelled to spare his life because of the kind tribute. Check it out below [Stereogum]
Jack White spoke with Dan Rather for an hour about his career, how he thinks of performing as preaching, and contributing to music history:
Karen O performed “Rapt” from her new album Crush Songs to a intimate gathering of fans in New York. This performance is exactly how I imagined her album being performed the second I heard the mournful whispers of her debut solo album. Look at that one couple leaning heads on each other’s shoulders. That is exactly the sentimental vibe of Crush Songs, which I like to think sounds intentionally like “crutch songs”.
Cibo Matto, the food-centric artpop duo of Yuka Honda and Miho Hatori reconvened this year after a 15 year break to release a solid album of catchy hip-hop inflected pop music. This week they dropped visuals for “Deja Vu” and it is a lot of split screen projected image-mapping goodness.
GWAR announced their new female co-leader, Vulvatron with a debut performance at Chicago’s Riot Fest. She sprays blood out of her enormous prosthetic breasts because she is your new overlord. #bowdownbitches
Aphex Twin is releasing his new album Syro next week and that is cause for celebration. The hugely influential producer has had bot tangible and intangible effects on all of the electronic music we listen to today. We broke down some of our favorite tracks from the musician’s impressive discography.
Fugazi, the legendary D.C.-based rockers announced they’d be releasing lost demos from 1988. After SPIN mistweeted the year, many took to twitter to contribute 19th century versions of Fugazi Lyrics and songs. [SPIN]
The Aaliyah biopic finally got a release date on the Lifetime network. Plagued by several production issues, including the lead, Disney’s Zendaya Coleman, dropping out, Aaliyah: Princess of R&B will premiere on November 15. [FADER]
Kanye called Tupac “The most overrated rapper in history.” I bet Kanye wishes he had a Admiral Ackbar nearby at all times to let him know when he is about to walk into a full blown, f-cking shitstorm. Even Jay-Z was like, come on dude. Kanye wants the media to stop targeting him, but he needs to stop saying dumb shit first.
Animal Collective released a new DJ mix and extended their tour. Huzzah for weirdness! [Pitchfork]