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Spacelab Weekend Channel

Spacelab Weekend is a new feature from Spacelab that includes long form video and streaming audio pieces on Friday mornings, as weekend content.

 

 

 
       
 
 
 
     
 
 
Spacelab Weekend: The Kills - Live At L'Olympia Spacelab Weekend: The Kills - Live At L'Olympia
Indie rock band The Kills are doing a tour in December -- they've also just announced the release of a new live concert film from L'Olympia Theatre  in Paris in 2011, which you can watch after the jump.
 
Spacelab Weekend: Bonobo Live at Love Saves The Day Spacelab Weekend: Bonobo Live at Love Saves The Day
Simon Green a.k.a. Bonobo announced plans for a tour this week, so lets take a listen to one of his shows. Recorded at Love Saves The Day in Bristol.
 
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Spacelab Weekend: The Clash - Audio Ammunition Documentary

Check out this Audio Ammunition video documentary about the Clash. The five-parter takes a look at how The Clash came up from its roots, with incredible inside insight of the London scene at the time.
 
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Spacelab Weekend: Daedelus Live at Brainfeeder Sessions, Fabric

Live from 2010, Daedelus performing and innovating on the fly at a series of performances from the Flying Lotus-curated electronic music label Brainfeeder.
 
Spacelab Weekend: What Happens At An Indie Label: DFA Records Spacelab Weekend: What Happens At An Indie Label: DFA Records
Find out how James Murphy started by making music and later by releasing the music of friends under DFA Records. It combined two opposing forces that really didn't overlap previous to DFA Records: indie rock and dance music. Narrated by WTF podcast host Marc Maron.
 
Spacelab Weekend: Mogwai Interview Spacelab Weekend: Mogwai Interview
Stuart Braithwaite talks about the long and storied history of Mogwai.
 
Spacelab Weekend: Five Cities and Five Music Scenes Spacelab Weekend: Five Cities and Five Music Scenes
American Hipster travels the country to take on musical cities and show us the local scenes. We’ll visit New York, Portland, Minneapolis, Philadelphia and Detroit.
 
Spacelab Weekend: Juan Atkins Interview Spacelab Weekend: Juan Atkins Interview
Get schooled by electronic music mastermind Juan Atkins.
 
 
Spacelab Weekend: Manchester: Beyond Oasis - Video Spacelab Weekend: Manchester: Beyond Oasis
Manchester ... we all hear the name thrown around as a great music city, with long standing roots of turning out great music. But what do most music fans really know about Manchester, the city itself? Get the real deal from the people that work and live in Manchester.
Spacelab Weekend: The Making of A Color Map of the Sun From Pretty Lights Spacelab Weekend: The Making of  A Color Map of the Sun From Pretty Lights
Electronic music is seeing a new halcyon period these days thanks to the rise of EDM. But what separates the button pushers from the innovators? Check out how Pretty Lights records an album, by seeing what went into his new album A Color Map of the Sun.
 
Spacelab Weekend: The Walkmen Interview Spacelab Weekend: The Walkmen Interview
Hamilton Leithauser of The Walkmen tells the tale of a New York band that survived and thrived.
 
 
Spacelab Weekend: Tame Impala Interview Spacelab Weekend: Tame Impala Interview
Kevin Parker from Tame Impala speaks on how Tame Impala takes chances with an ordinary indie rock sound to blend complex pop songs with on the spot improv and a retro-psych sound; all without sounding like a flashback band.
 
Spacelab Weekend: Iggy and the Stooges - Raw Power Live at All Tomorrow’s Parties New York - Video Spacelab Weekend: Iggy and the Stooges - Raw Power Live at All Tomorrow’s Parties New York - Video
A reformed Iggy and the Stooges showed up at the All Tomorrow's Party gathering in New York in 2010 to perform the classic seminal album Raw Power.
 
Spacelab Weekend: Richie Hawtin Interview Spacelab Weekend: Richie Hawtin Interview
Richie Hawtin explores how the birth of Techno in Detroit was a challenge for being accepted in an age where technology was one dimensional and flat, dehumanizing. The music now is more dynamic and wide-ranging, he says. Check out an interview with Richie as he shares his history and plays Richie Hawtin and Plastikman music.
 
Spacelab Weekend: The Stone Roses - Blood on the Turntable Documentary (Video)
As the 1980's moved to the 1990's The Stone Roses emerged at the forefront of the BritPop movement and the Madchester scene. It all happened so fast ... and it came apart just as fast.
 
Spacelab Weekend: Dntel Interview (Streaming)
The Postal Service reunion is happening this weekend at Coachella, and Jimmy Tamborello was the driving creative force behind the indietronica project that quickly moved to "such great heights" with success. He's been a part of so many projects: The Postal Service, Figurine and Dntel primarily.
 
Spacelab Weekend: Jeff Buckley Documentary (Video) Spacelab Weekend: Jeff Buckley Documentary (Video)
The great singer-songwriter that moved across all types of music: Jeff Buckley was a young master of many styles. Check out a BBC documentary about Jeff Buckley's story: his roots, his peers and his music.
 
Spacelab Weekend: Kode9 And Hyperdub Interview (Streaming) Spacelab Weekend: Kode9 And Hyperdub Interview (Streaming)
Kode9 drops in for an interview to talk all thing Hyperdub: The illusive and wry Kode9 has innovated in grime, dubstep and music with heavy bass and worked it all towards his Hyperdub label, creating an outlet for artists like ...
 
Spacelab Weekend: Pixies - Gouge Documentary (Video) Spacelab Weekend: Pixies - Gouge Documentary (Video)
The Pixies reviewed by their peers: the Gouge documentary from the BBC. Thom Yorke, David Bowie, PJ Harvey, Graham Coxon and more all weigh in on the influence that the Pixies had on them and where they were when they first heard the Pixies. It includes interviews with Pixies members and early performances (Frank Black with hair!).
 
Spacelab Weekend: Grooverider Interview (Streaming) Spacelab Weekend: Grooverider Interview (Streaming)
One of the people responsible for laying the foundations of Drum and Bass and Jungle, Grooverider took wide-ranging influences like acid house and the pirate radio station Phase One and used them to set the vibe for his approach to being a Drum and Bass DJ.
 
Spacelab Weekend: High Tech Soul - The Creation of Techno Music (Music Video) Spacelab Weekend: High Tech Soul - The Creation of Techno Music (Music Video)
Detroit had all of the things in motion to create one of the most vibrant and creative music scenes ever.
 
Spacelab Weekend: Animal Collective Interview (Streaming Music) Spacelab Weekend: Animal Collective Interview (Streaming Music)
Animal Collective -- their name is synonymous with experimentation while swimming in both the electronic music and indie rock waters. They started out as a purely experimental band before smoothing out their sound in a more approachable yet non-commercial way. Check out an interview set amongst their music.
 
Spacelab Weekend: Echotone - The Austin Music Scene (Music Video) Spacelab Weekend: Echotone - The Austin Music Scene (Music Video)
With the SXSW Music Festival going on this weekend in Austin, take a look at what drives Austin during the rest of the year: the music, the scene, the clubs and the people caught between gentrification and the artists' neighborhoods, trying to get noticed in a crowded landscape.
 
Spacelab Weekend: Echotone - The Austin Music Scene (Music Video) Spacelab Weekend: Dan Deacon Interview (Streaming)
One of the few artists that reach into both the indie rock and electronic music scene, Dan Deacon has been pioneering his own brand of experimental and avant-garde sounds. Check out the interview set amongst his music.
 
Spacelab Weekend: Ultra Music Festival Movie: Can U Feel It Spacelab Weekend: Ultra Music Festival Movie: Can U Feel It
Relive the experience to some degree, as the long-talked about CAN U FEEL IT movie is the Spacelab Weekend video feature.
 
Spacelab Weekend: Trent Reznor Interview (Streaming Music) Spacelab Weekend: Trent Reznor Interview (Streaming Music)
With the recent announcement that Trent Reznor would be getting Nine Inch Nails back together this Fall for new music and a Nine Inch Nails tour, Spacelab Weekend is featuring a Trent Reznor audio interview.
 
Spacelab Weekend: CBGB - The Roots of Punk (Video) Spacelab Weekend: CBGB - The Roots of Punk (Video)
Ramones, Television and Talking Heads were favorites of the 70's punk era, check out a documentary with interviews.
 
Spacelab Weekend: Tricky Interview Spacelab Weekend: Tricky Interview
With his new album announced this week, Tricky is looking for a return to form seen and heard during his Maxinquaye, Nearly God and Pre-Millenium Tension days, the apex of his creativity and the roots of his sound. Check out an interview set amongst his music: he talks about how he came up, trip-hop and Massive Attack.
 
Spacelab Weekend: Red Hot Chili Peppers - Funky Monks (Music Video)
The most exhilarating time for a band is when it moves from an up and coming band to a band-of-the-moment. Funky Monks captures that story before and as that happens, while the band is recording the album that made them famous -- BloodSugarSexMagik
 
Spacelab Weekend: Daedelus Interview (Streaming Music)
Daedelus is a rare breed of musician / innovator / inventor. Check out an interview set amongst his music.
 
Spacelab Weekend: Kraftwerk and the Electronic Revolution (Music Video) Spacelab Weekend: Kraftwerk and the Electronic Revolution (Music Video)
Kraftwerk, the masters of minimal and direct electronic music that laid the foundation of techno and electronic music for the coming decades. See the future impression they left on music -- from Bowie and Eno to Radiohead.
 
Spacelab Weekend: Tortoise Interview (Streaming Music) Spacelab Weekend: Tortoise Interview (Streaming Music)
Tortoise are a band that cross many styles, genres and influences; from post-rock to jazz to indie rock and more. Check out an interview with members of the band set amongst their music.
 
Spacelab Weekend: Sonic Youth - The Blues Scale / The Year That Punk Broke (Music Video) Spacelab Weekend: Sonic Youth - The Blues Scale / The Year That Punk Broke (Music Video)
Sonic Youth at the apex of their so-called "commercial" period. They were fully into and leading the way on the so called “sell out” of their music that so many post-punk and then Alternative bands were doing at the time. Watch the band as they were hanging out with Kurt Cobain and his band Nirvana.
 
Spacelab Weekend: Photek Interview (Streaming Music) Spacelab Weekend: Photek Interview
Photek waxes nostalgic on how he transitioned from happy hardcore to IDM/drum and bass and the difference between drum and bass and jungle.
 
Spacelab Weekend: Pixies - loudQUIETloud A Film About the Pixies Spacelab Weekend: Pixies - loudQUIETloud A Film About the Pixies (Music Video)
Check in with the Pixies on their 2004 reunion tour. Egos and creative differences broke the band apart, and they brought it back together for a major reunion starting with a show in Minneapolis. They were all "adults" at this point ... and this tour saw them managing the tensions between ...
 
Spacelab Weekend: Amon Tobin Interview (Streaming Music) Spacelab Weekend: Amon Tobin Interview
Always pushing the boundaries of electronic music, Amon Tobin is never one to repeat ideas from album to album. Check in with him on this interview vignette set amongst his music.
 
Spacelab Weekend: Re:Generation Music Project Spacelab Weekend: Re:Generation Music Project
Skrillex, Pretty Lights, The Crystal Method, DJ Premier and Mark Ronson as they remix five older styles of music. Skrillex takes on The Doors, Pretty Lights vs. LeAnn Rimes and The Crystal Method vs. Martha Reeves are just part of what happens here.
 
Spacelab Weekend: Battles Interview (Streaming Music)
Spacelab Weekend: Battles Interview
Battles have taken the music world for a spin as they've continued to break through the confines of electronic music, post rock and experimental music. One of the bands that can truly boast about being unable to be categorized, Battles always keeps us guessing in the best way. Check out the Battles interview set amongst tracks of their music.
 
Spacelab Weekend: Austin Psych Fest Documentary (Music Video) Spacelab Weekend: Austin Psych Fest Documentary (Music Video)
The Austin Psych Fest ... a gathering of the tribes for psychedelic modern rock. It's a way out time -- check out the Austin Psych Fest documentary in all of its glory. The festival was held in a decommissioned steam power plant and included bands like A Place To Bury Strangers, Crystal Stilts ...
 
Spacelab Weekend: Flying Lotus and Brainfeeder (Streaming Music) Spacelab Weekend: Flying Lotus and Brainfeeder (Streaming Music)
Check out Flying Lotus talking about his Brainfeeder recording label and playing music from a host of acts from or that are influenced by Brainfeeder: The Gaslamp Killer, Gonjasufi and Daedelus are only a few.
 
Spacelab Weekend: Sigur Rós Presents Inni (Music Video) Spacelab Weekend: Sigur Rós Presents Inni (Music Video)
Recorded at London's Alexandra Palace in 2008, Inni sets out to capture the magic that everyone talks about with the Sigur Ros live show. It's reached mythical proportions ... people stumble over words to describe what they've seen.
 
Spacelab Weekend: DJ Shadow Interview (Streaming Music) Spacelab Weekend: DJ Shadow Interview (Streaming Music)
Is he too future for you? Hear DJ Shadow a.k.a. Josh Davis in his own words: an interview set among his music in the background.
 
Spacelab Weekend: Redd Kross - Live at Primavera Club in Barcelona, Spain (Streaming Music) Spacelab Weekend: Redd Kross - Live at Primavera Club in Barcelona, Spain (Streaming Music)
The resurgence of Redd Kross sees the band hitting the global scene for their tour of their recent album Researching The Blues, and this show finds them at the Primavera Club in Barcelona, Spain in September of last year.
 
Spacelab Weekend: Radiohead - Meeting People Is Easy (Music Video) Spacelab Weekend: Radiohead - Meeting People Is Easy (Music Video)

Meeting People Is Easy is the documentary that visits Radiohead at the time of their first redefinition, right after they released OK Computer. The band was clearly and quickly becoming an emerging tidal wave all over the globe, and OK Computer proved to be the right music at the right time.

 
Spacelab Weekend: The Replacements - Color Me Obsessed (Video) Spacelab Weekend: The Replacements - Color Me Obsessed (Video)
Check out the video of Color Me Obsessed: A Film About The Replacements for a limited time.

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