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Here’s your post-Thanksgiving Recap

on November 28, 2011, 12:01am

“Big weekend,” so says the guy at the water cooler today. This time, he’s right – and not because he piled on fourths at Thanksgiving dinner, or nabbed a 32″ television for $25. A lot happened. Simply put, music never sleeps. Just take a gander at what went down in our news feeds between Wednesday and Sunday. The Weeknd released his first-ever video, Florence and the Machine covered Drake, Lupe Fiasco dropped a new mixtape, and David Bowie didn’t sanction a British musical. Somewhere in there Yo La Tengo decided to get political and The Flaming Lips nailed its NYE plans. Check it all out below…

– Watch Beyoncé’s new video for “Dance For You”.

Florence and the Machine covered Drake’s “Take Care”.

– Watch The Weeknd’s first-ever music video for “The Knowing”.

– Reports of a David Bowie-sanctioned musical are inaccurate, according to David Bowie.

– Watch Ryan Adams and Laura Marling duet on “Oh My Sweet Carolina”.

Black Star revealed the first taste from their Aretha Franklin-inspired mixtape.

– Download Lupe Fiasco’s new mixtape Friend of the People, featuring samples of M83, Justice, and Ellie Goulding.

– Devo, Yo La Tengo, and Ladytron are among the artists contributing to the benefit compilation Occupy This Album.

– Watch BjörkNoel Gallagher, and Red Hot Chili Peppers wrap up the season finale of Later… with Jools Holland.

The Flaming Lips detailed their fifth annual New Year’s Freakout, with Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band serving as the special guest.

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