As it turns out, U2’s surprise subway show last week was a bit for The Tonight Show. Host Jimmy Fallon, also in disguise, was able to film the concert on a hidden camera—that is until they decided to ditch the fake mustaches and rock out for the lucky commuters ... Discuss

This week, Jesse joins the crew in-studio and Joy makes her return from sabbatical—and we do something we’ve never done in 10 years of podcasting: We record the show live, in one take! (Yikes.) Plus, we talk to Lauren Winner about her new book. Read More

Arcade Fire’s Win Butler and Régine Chassagn evidently have ambitions beyond music. The duo will open a Haitian restaurant called Agrikol in Montreal. The new eatery—which will feature art, music and food from Haiti—is a partnership with Canadian restaurateurs Roland Jean and Jen Agg. Butler told The Globe and Mail, "It’s more of an art project. The idea is that it’s a cultural space. The thing that we were really impressed with at Rhum Corner is that it’s this space for Haitian and Caribbean culture and it’s really cool and contemporary” ... Discuss

From the album Bones, available June 23rd. Read More

Son Lux has released the video for his song “Change Is Everything,” and it rivals OK Go in its creativity and meticulousness. Shot by The Made Shop, the video uses only a foam board and push pins to create the incredible stop animation effect. Director Nathan Johnson told NPR, “I've always been attracted to art that uses very simple materials in its execution. I love the 'lots of something little' approach. I guess, partly, because it means that you can use everyday materials that everybody has access to, which feels really accomplishable.” The video proves you don’t need a big budget and fancy equipment to make truly memorable films ... Discuss

If you were traveling in the New York subway system earlier this week, you may have encountered a group of street performers that looked a lot like U2. Bono and company were spotted by subway users on Monday, playing a surprise concert for commuters. It’s not clear exactly why they were playing a free street show, though Jimmy Fallon was on hand, so it could have been for an upcoming Tonight Show segment. Their new world tour kicks off later this year ... Discuss