Radiohead Closes Headlining Set At Outside Lands With ‘Karma Police’ [Watch]

first_imgThe last time Radiohead played Outside Lands was the festival’s inaugural year in 2008.The sound gave out twice on that Friday night in August, creating a brief, silent rock show for the small eternity it lingered. But Thom Yorke and the rest of the collective didn’t miss a beat, miming their way through the sonic void.Each audio miscue was promptly corrected, and the dense crowd overflowed with joy watching these titans of experimental alternative create the festival’s foothold in the music scene.Saturday night, in their return to the Lands End main stage at Golden Gate Park, silence fell again, but this time it wasn’t a malfunction.The muted reception from the crowd blanketed the tens of thousands watching into an authentic identity crisis, prompting the question of whether you came for a performance or for an experience.With EDM standout Zedd putting on a sensory-touching performance across the park, it was the perfect example of how much the live music culture has changed over the past eight years.“Burn the Witch” and the ambient ways of “Daydreaming,” the first two tracks on A Moon Shaped Pool, kicked off the set with a sort of anti-opener atmosphere that left the gathered speechless and Yorke skyrocketing to his musical pocket.The set was absolute bliss, with moody staples “Everything in its Right Place,” “Pyramid Song,” “Nude” blended around danceable numbers like “Lotus Flower” and “The Gloaming.”“Weird Fishes” and “Paranoid Android” provided a more palatable contrast, but there was certainly a purpose to the song selection.Radiohead’s music pushes boundaries and can make people feel uncomfortable. You’re unknowingly forced to address your true driving force for seeing live music, and many responded to that by turning around and seeking out the electronic dance party instead.There’s nothing wrong with that. Those that wanted to be there got what they wanted. Music festivals are special because of the collective experience they offer, but with Radiohead, the set was a little more selfish, focused more individual enjoyment.And this is why Outside Lands stands apart from many of its peers. It’s a perfect reminder of our history and future, and unites those two worlds with ease every single year.There was a shared experience at the end, though. Everyone came together and sang the final words of “Karma Police” with a tinge of truth attached, belting out, “For a minute, I lost myself.”What we found, was another masterful show from Radiohead and a special moment for its fans.Watch “Karma Police” below, courtesy of L Yap.You can see the full setlist below.Edit this setlist | More Radiohead setlistslast_img read more

Lakers, Clippers can again begin plotting route in NBA championship pursuits

first_img For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook and other NBA stars pay tribute to Kobe Bryant Another question for the high-energy Lakers, who are accustomed to feeling at home even when they’re away, feeding off fan support in every NBA city: How will they handle playing without spectators?“I don’t know how we can play a game without our fans,” Dwight Howard on a Zoom conference with reporters last month. “I don’t know how anybody could. I think it might be different for fighting, boxing and stuff like that. But for basketball, that’s like the energy. We feed off that. We feed off the crowd. Especially at home. But everywhere is at home for us. When we’re hearing ‘Ko-be! Ko-be!’ or whatever we’re hearing, it’s kind of like they give us more energy. It’s like no matter what’s going on, we have those people behind us. So to be playing games and stuff like that, it would be hard.” Video: What LeBron James said about Jacob Blake … ‘Black people in America are scared’ Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error As 22 NBA teams prepare to restart their engines July 31, L.A.’s two-pronged championship chase picks up anew — in accordance with a wildly unprecedented plan that’s being unfurled in the midst of the national uprising happening during a global pandemic.“Basketball offers no vaccine, no cure,” Paul George said as he narrated a video from the Clippers’ addressing all that’s happening in the United States. “Only an example of teamwork, of togetherness.”But Matt Barnes, a former Laker and Clipper turned prolific basketball commentator, suggested there are members of both L.A. squads who feel uncomfortable with the idea of playing while the nation is embroiled in protests over racism and police brutality. Barnes said in an interview with Yahoo Sports’ “Dunk Bait” that “there are some whispers about some teams not being comfortable. Some guys want to play and some don’t want to play.”Nonetheless, the NBA board of governors and the players association gave their approval last week to a return-to-play proposal that set in motion the resumption of the season at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida.center_img SEEDINGWithout real home-court advantage to play for (save, possibly, for some creative incentives that could reproduce the advantage for teams “hosting” playoff series), the eight seeding games will be all about jockeying for matchups.But while New Orleans fights for the eighth and final seed and the Rockets try to avoid slipping into seventh and ending up with a first-round date with the Clippers, L.A.’s pair of contenders will play to maintain their position atop the heap.When the season was suspended, the 49-14 Lakers had won eight of 10 games and were the only team in the Western Conference to have clinched a postseason berth, ensuring the end of their six-season playoff drought on March 7 with a resounding 113-103 win over the Eastern Conference-leading Milwaukee Bucks.As the Clippers left things, they’d won seven of eight games and held the second seed, at 44-20 overall — 5 ½ games behind the Lakers in the standings and 1 ½ ahead of the Denver Nuggets.OPPONENTS REMAININGWho will the Clippers and Lakers play?For the eight games ahead of the playoffs, every team will pick up its schedule where they left off. When a game comes up against a team that isn’t one of the 22 invited to Orlando, or against a team that’s already played its final eight games, they’ll skip over that opponent and move on to the next.The Lakers are one of four teams — along with Miami, Orlando and Portland — whose remaining schedule won’t accommodate eight games by the conclusion of their schedule. The league conceivably will fill in those teams’ final games by pitting them against one another, although that’s not been determined officially.So the Lakers’ schedule will look like this: Rockets, Nuggets, Jazz, Jazz, Raptors, Pacers, (and possibly the Trail Blazers, Heat or Magic).The Clippers’ seeding schedule: Nets, Pelicans, Mavericks, Nuggets, Suns, Nets, Pacers, Thunder.PRESSING QUESTIONSFor the Clippers, it’s health, always health.They’d played only 11 games this season with a fully healthy lineup, and they lost only one of those contests — to the Lakers. The Clippers managed to stay successfully afloat despite using 29 starting lineups and the fact that neither Kawhi Leonard (knee) nor Paul George (shoulders) was totally healthy entering the season.The Clippers were making it a point to do everything possible to protect their stars’ health ahead of an anticipated playoff push, including keeping Leonard out of one game of every back-to-back set as part of his treatment for an ongoing injury to the patella tendon in his left knee. The long, unexpected layoff should should bolster the health of Leonard and George, although there’s risk in ramping up quickly after not having played a game in months.There’s also the matter or incorporating new addition Joakim Noah, who was acquired March 9 on what was to have been a 10-day contract: “There are certain individuals that this rest period, or whatever this is called, has been a benefit (for), and Jo is one of them for sure,” coach Doc Rivers said on a Zoom session with reporters during the hiatus. “He’s gotten a chance now to get healthy and to get in shape. That’ll be a factor for us.”For the Lakers, there’s the question about whether they might bring back DeMarcus Cousins, whom they signed last summer before he suffered a torn ACL in his left knee and later waived to make space for Markieff Morris.With the NBA reportedly working on plans that will permit teams to replace players in the event of positive coronavirus tests or serious injuries while they finish the season in the Orlando bubble, it’s likely that rosters will expand. With extra time off to rehab, could Cousins be available to give the Lakers the stretch 5 they’re otherwise missing?Related Articles Photos: Lakers defeat Trail Blazers in Game 4 of first-round playoff series On Mamba Night, the Lakers make short work of Blazers to take 3-1 series lead Starting with eight seeding games per team in Orlando, the first-place Lakers and second-place Clippers will try to recapture the momentum they’d built before March 11, when the league slammed on the brakes in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus.The seeding games will set up a play-in tournament set for Aug. 16 and 17, according to the Athletic’s Shams Charania, who also reported Monday that the first round will commence Aug. 18, followed by the second round Sept. 1, the conference finals Sept. 15 and then, with Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Sept. 30.last_img read more