Thom Yorke appears at DJ set in LA

At around 11:00 pm last night Thom Yorke made an appearance at the Los Angeles club The Airliner or The Low End Theory.  I have heard reports of both.

In this photo Thom Yorke is on the right, and Flying Lotus is on the left.


Here is an excerpt from the story on Rolling Stone’s website:

The Twitter rumors about Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke’s DJ set at Los Angeles club The Airliner began early Wednesday afternoon. Radiohead hasn’t played any solo shows or announced any tour plans as of yet to promote their new album The King of Limbs, but Yorke’s been playing surreptitious solo DJ sets around L.A. in past weeks, and so by 9:00 p.m. a line literally snaked around the block to get in — even though no one had confirmed that Yorke would actually show up.

But around 11 p.m., show up he did, taking to the turntables at the stage’s far left corner and commencing an eclectic mix aimed equally at both dance floor and brain. He began with an acidic minimal techno track that spawned the first of many hands-in-the-air moments for the crowd rammed into Low End’s sweaty, 350-person capacity main room.

In terms of genre, Yorke’s hour-plus set was a moving target. He moved from 4/4 thump to Burial’s skippy dubstep to Aloe Blacc’s earthy funk and beyond; in particular, he reiterated his love for the Stones Throw label’s eccentric hip-hop, with tracks from Jaylib and Madvillain proving audience sing-along favorites. (Unsurprisingly, he didn’t play any Radiohead or solo songs; the crowd didn’t seem to mind.) Read the full story here.

Here are some pictures from last nights event:

In this photo Thom Yorke is on the left and Flying Lotus is on the right.

In this photo is Thom Yorke

In this photo there is Gaslamp Killer on the left and Thom Yorke is on the right.

In this photo is Gaslight Killer, Thom Yorke and Flying Lotus


In this photo Thom Yorke and Flying Lotus


The Low End Theory is a Los Angeles dubstep club where he performed.  Also in attendance was Nigel Godrich.  So, this would mean that interview Jonny did saying that the band were recording at the moment in England would seem to be untrue.

Here is a video from last night: