The Week in Music: “An interesting experiment that went bad”

It’s been a massive week of music news with the Big Day Out tour rolling around the country, Kirin J Callinan strobing his was to the year’s most controversial set, the unveiling of the Coachella lineup 2013, Mars Volta splitting up and a rumour suggesting that Bob Dylan will be heading to Australia for Splendour in the Grass. Catch up on all l the action right here.

The Scoop: Foals returning to Australia in September?

Foals bassist Walter Gervers revealed that the band is planning to return to Australia in September or October for “a proper tour”. Currently in the country for Big Day Out, the Oxford six-piece left many fans wanting announcing only two additional shows of their own, both in Sydney. However, in an interview with FL Gervers said that when Foals return later in the year it will be to play a national run of headline dates. Read about their plans here

The Issue: Kirin J Callinan’s strobe stunt

How could a stunt involving an epileptic and a strobe light go so horribly wrong? Read FL’s report on the most-talked about set at Melbourne’s Sugar Mountain festival.

The List: Coachella 2013 lineup

The staggering Coachella 2013 lineup is headlined by Blur, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phoenix, and The Stones Roses. The rest of the bill is too long and impressive to include here – but you really should check it out

The Tour: The Gaslight Anthem

New Jersey quartet The Gaslight Anthem will return to Australia in May to tour their new album Handwritten with shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. The tour will be the third Australian visit from the band following tours in 2008 and a return with Soundwave Festival in 2011. That first visit way back in 2008 saw the band playing shows at intimate venues including the Annandale in Sydney, Arthouse in Melbourne and Rosies in Brisbane.

The Heroes (and Villains): The best and worst of the Hottest 100

Ahead of triple j’s Australia Day countdown we looked back at the best and worst moments of the Hottest 100 – from ‘Asshole’ to ‘Pretty Fly For A White Guy’. Check out the best and worst of the Hottest 100.

The Villians (and Heroes): Singers who lip-sync

With revelations that Beyonce lip-synced her way through the US national anthem this week, we decided to countdown the greatest moments in lip-syncing – from Ashlee Simpson’s Saturday Night Live hoedown to Nirvana on Top Of The Pops. Check out the top ten greatest moments in lip syncing

The Quote: The Descendents

“I guess I just try to detach myself from “pop-punk” as it has become known, and write the whole thing off as an interesting experiment that went bad.” – The Descendents Vs Frenzal Rhomb

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