A Parent's Guide To Concerts

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The Flaming Lips curate modern bands to cover Sgt Pepper.


The Flaming Lips have announced details about the track-listing and special guests featured on their upcoming Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band tribute album, With A Little Help From My Fwends, which is due October 28th from Warner Bros. Records. The band has recorded their own versions of each track on The Beatles’ 1967 classic in their own inimitable style, with help from special friends Miley Cyrus, Moby, My Morning Jacket, J. Mascis, Dr. Dog, Phantogram, Tegan and Sara, Grace Potter, Electric Würms (THE LIPS side project who recently released their 6-song debut album, Musik, Die Shwer Zu Twerk) and many others. 
 
With A Little Help From My Fwends, is now available for pre-order at all participating retailers. Those who pre-order will receive a pair of instant downloads including "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds," featuring Miley Cyrus and Moby and "Fixing A Hole" featuring Electric Wurms. Click here to pre-order With A Little Help From My Fwends.
 
All proceeds from sales of With A Little Help From My Fwends, will be donated to The Bella Foundation, a non-profit organization based in the band’s hometown of Oklahoma City that assists low-income, elderly, or terminally ill pet owners with the cost of veterinary care.
  
The track-listing for With A Little Help From My Fwends is as follows:
 
01. SGT. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
MY MORNING JACKET & FEVER THE GHOST & J. MASCIS
 
02. With A Little Help From My Friends
THE FLAMING LIPS & BLACK PUS & THE AUTUMN DEFENSE
 
03. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
THE FLAMING LIPS & MILEY CYRUS & MOBY
 
04. Getting Better
DR. DOG  & CHUCK INGLISH & MORGAN DELT
 
05. Fixing A Hole
ELECTRIC WÜRMS
 
06. She’s Leaving Home
PHANTOGRAM & JULIANNA BARWICK & SPACEFACE
 
07. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!
THE FLAMING LIPS & MJ KEENAN & PUSCIFER & SUNBEARS!
 
08. Within You Without You
BIRDFLOWER & THE FLAMING LIPS & MORGAN DELT
 
09. When I’m Sixty-Four”
DEF RAIN & THE FLAMING LIPS & PITCHWAFUZZ
 
10. Lovely Rita
TEGAN AND SARA & STARDEATH AND WHITE DWARFS
 
11. Good Morning Good Morning
ZORCH & GRACE POTTER & TREASURE MAMMAL
 
12. SGT. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
FOXYGEN & BEN GOLDWASSER
 
13. A Day In The Life 
THE FLAMING LIPS & MILEY CYRUS & NEW FUMES

The Flaming Lips curate modern bands to cover Sgt Pepper.

The Flaming Lips have announced details about the track-listing and special guests featured on their upcoming Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band tribute album, With A Little Help From My Fwends, which is due October 28th from Warner Bros. Records. The band has recorded their own versions of each track on The Beatles’ 1967 classic in their own inimitable style, with help from special friends Miley CyrusMobyMy Morning JacketJ. MascisDr. Dog, PhantogramTegan and SaraGrace PotterElectric Würms (THE LIPS side project who recently released their 6-song debut album, Musik, Die Shwer Zu Twerk) and many others.

 

With A Little Help From My Fwends, is now available for pre-order at all participating retailers. Those who pre-order will receive a pair of instant downloads including "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds," featuring Miley Cyrus and Moby and "Fixing A Hole" featuring Electric Wurms. Click here to pre-order With A Little Help From My Fwends.

 

All proceeds from sales of With A Little Help From My Fwends, will be donated to The Bella Foundation, a non-profit organization based in the band’s hometown of Oklahoma City that assists low-income, elderly, or terminally ill pet owners with the cost of veterinary care.


 

The track-listing for With A Little Help From My Fwends is as follows:

 

01. SGT. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

MY MORNING JACKET & FEVER THE GHOST & J. MASCIS

 

02. With A Little Help From My Friends

THE FLAMING LIPS & BLACK PUS & THE AUTUMN DEFENSE

 

03. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

THE FLAMING LIPS & MILEY CYRUS & MOBY

 

04. Getting Better

DR. DOG  & CHUCK INGLISH & MORGAN DELT

 

05. Fixing A Hole

ELECTRIC WÜRMS

 

06. She’s Leaving Home

PHANTOGRAM & JULIANNA BARWICK & SPACEFACE

 

07. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!

THE FLAMING LIPS & MJ KEENAN & PUSCIFER & SUNBEARS!

 

08. Within You Without You

BIRDFLOWER & THE FLAMING LIPS & MORGAN DELT

 

09. When I’m Sixty-Four

DEF RAIN & THE FLAMING LIPS & PITCHWAFUZZ

 

10. Lovely Rita

TEGAN AND SARA & STARDEATH AND WHITE DWARFS

 

11. Good Morning Good Morning

ZORCH & GRACE POTTER & TREASURE MAMMAL

 

12. SGT. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)

FOXYGEN & BEN GOLDWASSER

 

13. A Day In The Life 

THE FLAMING LIPS & MILEY CYRUS & NEW FUMES

Why Are We So Nostalgic for Music We Loved as Teenagers?

I still say today’s music is better and more diverse.

Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman and his daughter Sierra on why it’s OK to take your parents to Warped Tour (and, parents, don’t hover!).

P.S. A free ticket for your mom or dad again this year.

Kevin Lyman on Warped Moshing

You’ll see the signs all over Vans Warped Tour this summer…

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But guess what…??

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Kevin Lyman, founder of the Vans Warped Tour, says they probably won`t actually kick anyone out for moshing… but they want this year`s fans to be careful and take responsibility.

(We caught up with Kevin in Mountain View, California, where he and a team of volunteers and parents had just finished loading hundreds of cases of cans into trucks for local food shelters.)

Crowdsurfing and moshing CAN get you hurt if you get dropped or trampled on the hard concrete. So be careful out there!

(And — please — try not to crowdsurf upside down!)

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Warped-lite for Parents

OK, so you’ve seen the news about a free ticket available for a parent who takes their kid to Warped Tour. 

But, if you’re a parent who isn’t into metalcore and other really loud stuff, is there anything to see? YES!!  The Van’s Warped Tour is a wonderful place to sample new music from bands you might not have heard of, as well as old favorites. Much of today’s music is very parent-friendly, and Warped Tour recruits talented bands with talented musicians. Here is a starter list of bands that should be great for parents:

  1. Anything in the Acoustic tent – Warped’s best musicians drop by to play acoustic sets. Different line-ups every day. It’s phenomenal.
  2. Bad Rabbits – With the funkadellic tones these guys are pumping out, you will swear it’s the 1970s
  3. Echosmith – This family band of 4 from SoCal have heartfelt, singable songs delivered vocally by their angelic lead singer Sydney Sierota.
  4. The Maine – Lead John O’Callaghan is a big fan of Steely Dan and other 70s, 80s and 90s rock, and it shows in the sophistication of their solid rock n roll tunes.
  5. Yellowcard – You probably know a couple of their songs like Ocean Avenue, and their newest material is equally great. Fun rock and roll, but often poignant lyrics.
  6. Anthony Raneri – The lead singer for Bayside also plays sets regularly in the Acoustic Tent. His operatic voice is a treat.
  7. We Are The In Crowd – bouncy fun songs with energetic performances,
  8. Elder Brother – Kind of The Guess Who meet Panic! At The Disco.
  9. Bowling For Soup – If only so mom can dance to that song “1985”
  10. Beebs And Her Money Makers – Even if the rock/ska tunes aren’t your thing, these guys are an energy boost and a visual treat!

There are many other great parent-friendly bands (Bayside, Mayday Parade, ACIDIC, Anberlin, I Fight Dragons, etc , so look for more later.

Oh, and you might or might not like the rap from K.Flay, but be sure to remind your kids that she’s a Stanford Alumna!

P.S. If it’s too loud for you, (1) bring concert ear plugs and (2) step back to the sound cage, where the music usually sounds best anyway, and (3) seek refuge in the Parents’ Tent.
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