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The band performed songs from the group’s debut album, Amok, as well as songs from Yorke’s solo debut and Radiohead b-sides. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post) By Patrick Foster, E-mail the writer Thom Yorke discussed the recording process for his Atoms for Peace project with an interviewer recently, describing how the band got wasted, played pool and listened to Fela Kuti all night. At a three-quarters-full Patriot Center on Monday, there were traces of Kutis seminal Afrobeat style and an informal party vibe in the air, but it was the slithering, sinewy electro-rock supporting Yorkes talismanic vocals that dominated the event. Looking for things to do? Select one or more criteria to search Kid-friendly Get ideas The Radiohead frontmans Atoms for Peace is a supergroup of sorts, featuring Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, Radiohead producer Nigel Goodrich (who played keyboards and occasional guitar), drummer Joey Waronker (known for his work with R.E.M. and Beck) and percussionist Mauro Refosco (of frantic New York-via-Brazil band Forro in the Dark). The outfit released its debut recording, Amok, this year, a densely layered, nine-track collection of pulsing beats and fractured rock structures that at its core feels like a tripped-out Yorke solo outing. As Radiohead devotees who seemed to make up the majority of the crowd that filled the general-admission floor of the Fairfax arena well know, the Atoms formed in 2009 and first served as interpreters, playing live versions of songs from Yorkes well-loved solo record, The Eraser. Expectedly, the set list was drawn from both Amok and Eraser (and was identical to reports from recent shows in Philadelphia and New Jersey) but included a couple of detours from those records notably a version of Radioheads Paperbag Writer. The quintet, led by a ponytailed, red-shoed Yorke, worked to free the songs from those recorded impressions, presenting them in loose-limbed, serpentine sections dominated by a constantly onrushing groove. And all night, the groove was the thing: Flea and Yorke (even when he was sitting at the upright piano) were in constant, freaky-dance motion, while the three others occupied a riser behind, workers bent on manufacturing shape-shifting backbeats. As with many side-project/occasional group performances, it often seemed that the musicians were having more fun than the audience, but there were kinetic moments in which the Atoms sounded like more than the sum of their parts. Stuck Together Pieces was genuinely propulsive, with Yorke shifting vocal keys atop a battering groove and a bass riff so authoritative that it touched off a spasms of joyous (albeit awkward) dancing throughout the crowd. The oft-reworked Feeling Pulled Apart by Horses was the real peak, the percussionists clawing at the hulking, spectral foundation while Yorke bobbed and weaved around Fleas menacing bass line. It was here that the Atoms made the most sense: five electro-beat-obsessed, minimalist rockers staring into the emotional emptiness of the 21st century and sounding very much like a real band. Foster is a freelance writer.

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Get Walt Disney Concert Hall News and alerts free to your inbox At Sept. 30s gala under a tent on Grand Avenue in downtown L.A., Dudamel said he was fed turkey jerky for the first time on a plane ride and it gave him ideas. This wonderful party for music is a good thing, he said, praising his orchestra and when there was a smattering of applause, added, But louder, please. Deborah Borda, prexy of the L.A. Phil, said: Gustavo had a crazy, amazing idea for tonight. We told him it couldnt be done and then we found a videographer, Netia Jones, who could do it. The concert included screens suspended from the ceiling, which showed the development of the hall from sketches to models to the finished building, all set to music played by the L.A. Phil. Interspersed were interviews from architect Frank Gehry as well as newspaper articles that criticized and praised the facility. The program ranged from music by Bach and Tchaikovsky to tunes from Disney films with solo perfs by cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Gehry himself came up to the podium and pretended to conduct but didnt speak to the audience, which included Mayor Eric Garcetti, Julie Andrews, John Williams, Albert Brooks, Sherry Lansing and William Friedkin, Michael Eisner, Alan Horn, Jane Fonda, Herbie Hancock, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Cheyenne Jackson, Chris ODonnell, Emmy Rossum, Jane Seymour and William Shatner. About $5 million was raised from the gala for the Phils education programs.

#ADELAIDE Thank you so much!!! Rihanna is currently on the last stretch of her Diamonds World Tour, hitting cities in New Zealand, South Africa, and Puerto Rico, before wrapping in New Orleans on Nov. 15. Loading Slideshow Justin Bieber (2013) Location: Dubai What happened: A fan suddenly rushed the stage toward Justin Bieber as he played a grand piano, prompting security guards to dash after the person. The scene escalated as they halted the fan onstage, knocking the piano on its legs in the process. A young man claiming to be the overzealous fan called into Virgin Radio Dubai the following day, saying he only wanted to “hug him and maybe take a picture.” Danny Brown (2013) Location: Minneapolis What happened: Rapper Danny Brown invited female fans to join him onstage during a concert, and one used the opportunity to get a little closer than expected. The woman pulled down Broan’s pants and attempted to give him unsolicited oral sex while he continued to rap, although no official confirmation has emerged regarding the activity that took place between the two. Tim McGraw (2007) Location: Lafayette, La. What happened: A fan groped Tim McGraw’s crotch during a concert on his and wife Faith Hill’s headlining tour, prompting Mrs. McGraw to speak out about the incident when she took the stage. “Somebody needs to teach you some class, my friend,” she told the fan. “You don’t go grabbin’ somebody else’s, somebody’s husband’s [private parts], you understand me? That’s very disrespectful.” Limp Bizkit (2003) Location: Chicago What happened: While performing as part of Metallica’s Summer Sanitarium tour, Fred Durst and his colleagues were pummeled with bottles, spare change and chants of “f Fred Durst.” After half an hour, the band ended the show and unleashed an expletive-laden rant on the hostile crowd. Kings of Leon (2010) Location: St. Louis What happened: It wasn’t fans who decided they weren’t pleased with Kings of Leon’s performance.