Monday, August 20, 2012

StePhest Colbchella ’012: RocktAugustFest

StePhest Colbchella ’012: RocktAugustFest - Oklahoma City-based psychedelic rockers The Flaming Lips appeared on “The Colbert Report” Thursday night to help host Stephen Colbert close out his “Pepsi Presents StePhest Colbchella ’012: Rocktaugustfest,” and we’ve got the video for you right here via

For his special music festival, Colbert, whose show airs Monday-Thursday nights on Comedy Central, aired performances and interviews with various artists throughout the past week. Besides the Lips, acts on the bill included fun., Grandmaster Flash, Grizzly Bear and Santigold.

The event was taped at New York City’s Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, and Colbert and Lips frontman Wayne Coyne conducted their interview inside one of the museum’s space capsules.

Lying side by side in the close, appropriately spacy quarters, the comedian and the musician discussed Coyne’s longtime stint working at an Oklahoma City Long John Silver’s, the Lips’ collaborations with Yoko Ono and Ke$ha on the recent album “The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends” and whether the singer-songwriter would give up sex or music if he could only have one or the other. (Despite my general intolerance for all-Okies-are-hicks jokes, I must admit I laughed out loud when Colbert quipped that Coyne is “the leader of a psychedelic rock group from Oklahoma. Huh. I didn’t know you could get high on corn.”)

The band’s performance of their new song “Ashes in the Air” (off the “Heady Fwends” album) aired Thursday night on “The Colbert Report,” and Coyne and Colbert then closed the show and “StePhest Colbchella ’012: Rocktaugustfest” crowd-surfing side-by-side in two of the rocker’s trademark giant hamster balls.

StePhest Colbchella ’012: RocktAugustFest Rating: 4.5 Diposkan Oleh: Arm Aritn


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