Palms, Wiley One, Jared and the Mill, and Sara Robinson and Midnight Special @ Crescent Ballroom|1/9/13South by Southwest, the sort of Mecca of indie music, is kind of a big deal. A good show there can make or break a band, even if the event itself is a tad self-indulgent. I once hitchhiked there, s ... More >>
Even faced with seven years in prison for a political stunt pulled in the Russian Orthodox Church, feminist punks Pussy Riot shouldn't feel alone. The riot grrls' plea for the Virgin Mary to expel Vladimir Putin from the Kremlin has gained global support from musicians as varied as Madonna, Paul McC ... More >>
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When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? Sirius XMU. It features great new indie artists -- I've heard Lykke Li, Neon Indian, Chapel Club and Lana Del Rey on this station.
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Empire of the Sun, Death Cab For Cutie, Cut Copy, Explosions in the Sky, and Death From Above 1979 have been announced as the headliners for this year's Treasure Island Music Festival, according to One Thirty BPM.TIMF has brought a pretty solid lineup to the table for its fifth year. The bill has be ... More >>
English experimental/electronic outfit MetronomyThe shortlist for this year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize have been announced. Among the nominees for the best album from the United Kingdom and Ireland are a few bands expected to be there -- James Blake, Adele, Tinie Tempah -- mixed with a few surpr ... More >>
Lollapalooza has revealed an absolutely killer lineup for its 20th-anniversary show, according to Consequence of Sound.Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, and Muse are at the top of this summer's impressive bill. Other big names scheduled to perform include My Morning Jacket, Deadmau5, A Perfect Circ ... More >>
As spring slowly materializes and bands switch gears from their winter hibernation to the festival circuit, more and more new releases are hitting store shelves. With them brings the prospect of that killer new song, one that makes you play it over and over in the hopes of either getting it out o ... More >>
Lykke Li - Wounded RhymesSwedish indie chanteuse Lykke Li burst onto the scene in 2008 with her stellar debut album Youth Novels, gaining notoriety for her quasi-innocent, pop-driven songs. For her follow up Wounded Rhymes, however, Lykke Li has ditched her airy, cherubic ways for a mor ... More >>
How can such an idyllic scene be such an absolute nightmare? Selling 75,000 tickets is a start...Dear Goldenvoice, Promoter of the Coachella Valley Arts & Music Festival,My name is Michael Lopez and I have been attending your festival for the past five years. In those past five years, I ... More >>
Power 98.3's M2 will face off against seven of the PHX's dopest DJs tonight in Scottsdale. Jimmy Martin-Nelson (a.k.a. Death to the Throne) is a little hesitant discussing the success he's experienced in recent years as a DJ.
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The New Moon Soundtrack features contributions from Grizzly Bear, Muse, Thom Yorke and Death Cab For CutieAll of the sudden, the soundtrack for the newest movie in the Twilight Saga, New Moon, turned into an indie rock/hipster collective. Jump-started by the Death Cab For Cutie single "Equi ... More >>
That is pretty much how I see The Sounds -- a smoking hot Swedish lead singer surrounded by some dudes who play various instrumentsDelightfully Swedish new wave rockers The Sounds are planning a world tour in support of their latest album, Crossing the Rubicon, and they just so happened to includ ... More >>
That is some pretty awesome album art for a pretty average albumAs we come right smack into another Tuesday rife with new releases, I will choose to focus my energies on one particular release, N.A.S.A.'s The Spirit of Apollo. N.A.S.A. (North America/South America) is the collaboration between DJ Ze ... More >>
It's that time of year, the time when people trot out their list of what they see to be the top 10 albums of the year. I always enjoy this time of year, it's a great way to catch up on any albums I may have overlooked, a good way to check my own favorite albums against the multitude of lists and a f ... More >>