New York City may move to the sound of L.A.
Live from New York, Coachella artists rock 30 Rock on Saturday nights. (Timothy A. Clary, AFP, Getty Images)
, but one particular corner of the city — Studio 8H in Rockefeller Center — really moves to a desert sound.
“Saturday Night Live” is featuring Coachella artists for at least the first three episodes of this season:
• Frank Ocean, who played the Gobi Tent earlier this year and performed at Coachella 2011 as part of Odd Future, was the musical guest for the season premiere Sept. 15
• Mumford & Sons, a main-stage act in 2011, played “SNL” this past Saturday.
This coming weekend, On Oct. 6, Muse, who headlined Coachella in 2010 and also played the fest in 2004, plays for NBC‘s late-night crowd.
And those are just the episodes we know about so far. If last season is any indication, there will be plenty more Coachella acts coming into your home live (well, tape-delayed for those of us on the West Coast) from New York.
Erykah Badu performs during Coachella Saturday. Jay Calderon, The Desert Sun 4/16/11
Wayne Coyne wants to press collaborators’ blood into a few copies of “The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends” album, the Flaming Lips frontman told MTV Hive.
The collaboration album features Coachella artists Bon Iver and Neon Indian as well as past performers Chris Martin of Coldplay, Erykah Badu and Jim James of My Morning Jacket.
Coyne intends to create and sell a few vinyls with blood samples from each collaborator in the middle “like a glass specimin thing.” He said he’s working to collect the blood now. Some artists are shying away from the needles while others have already filled vials that Coyne claims he’s storing in his fridge.
The record is set to be released on Record Store Day, April 21.
— Sonya English