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  • Q&A: James Murphy on DFA and Why He'd Make a Mixtape of Yes Beats

    Q&A: James Murphy on DFA and Why He'd Make a Mixtape of Yes Beats | ARTICLE

    It's been more than two years since LCD Soundsystem called it quits, but that doesn't mean life has slowed down for James Murphy. Last year's concert film Shut Up and Play the Hits was only one...

    May 31, 2013 12:03 PM ET
  • James Murphy Gets Deep in Extensive Talk

    James Murphy Gets Deep in Extensive Talk | VIDEO

    James Murphy was exhausted, but you wouldn't have known it to hear him speak on Monday afternoon at the Red Bull Music Academy headquarters. Following a whirlwind week that included the 12th anniversary party for his...

    May 30, 2013 10:55 AM ET
  • Patrick Carney, Norah Jones, Mike Campbell Let It Loose at Stones Fest

    Patrick Carney, Norah Jones, Mike Campbell Let It Loose at Stones Fest | ARTICLE

    It's been quite a year to be a Rolling Stones fan, and with the band in the midst of their 50th anniversary tour around North America and Europe, fans in New York City gathered at...

    May 23, 2013 11:45 AM ET
  • SXSW 2013: Smashing Pumpkins Rage Hard, Ring in Billy Corgan's Birthday

    SXSW 2013: Smashing Pumpkins Rage Hard, Ring in Billy Corgan's Birthday | ARTICLE

    With so many high-profile shows competing to close out SXSW – and Prince and Justin Timberlake's attracting the most desperate ticket-seekers – the Smashing Pumpkins' Saturday night set at Red Bull's Sound...

    March 17, 2013 9:50 AM ET
  • Macklemore, Machine Gun Kelly Rule mtvU Woodie Awards

    Macklemore, Machine Gun Kelly Rule mtvU Woodie Awards | ARTICLE

    mtvU's Woodie Awards have become something of a SXSW tradition over the past few years, with a day party, nighttime showcase and the awards show broadcast on MTV all dedicated to celebrating the tastemaking musical choices of...

    March 15, 2013 11:25 AM ET
  • Stevie Nicks Sees Women's Rights Slipping, 'And I Hate It'

    Stevie Nicks Sees Women's Rights Slipping, 'And I Hate It' | ARTICLE

    "The true rock legends truly changed the game," said NPR's Ann Powers by way of introduction Thursday at SXSW Music. "Stevie Nicks definitely changed the game." Powers conducted a Q&A with the very busy Fleetwood Mac singer...

    March 15, 2013 10:55 AM ET
  • Jim James: 'The Internet Is a Horrible Drug We're All Addicted To'

    Jim James: 'The Internet Is a Horrible Drug We're All Addicted To' | ARTICLE

    "I think we're going to look back on the Internet in 50 to 100 years as a big mistake," said My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James at a SXSW Music Q&A with MTV Networks' Bill Flanagan....

    March 14, 2013 10:40 AM ET
  • The Roots Steer Prince Tribute Warm-Up at City Winery in New York

    The Roots Steer Prince Tribute Warm-Up at City Winery in New York | ARTICLE

    If it wasn't for the drumset, myriad amps and microphones, slews of music stands and banks of keyboards packed onto the relatively small stage, the atmosphere at City Winery would have been no different from any other...

    March 7, 2013 10:35 AM ET
  • Spotify Rolls Out New Social Features With Frank Ocean, Metallica

    Spotify Rolls Out New Social Features With Frank Ocean, Metallica | ARTICLE

    When Spotify has something to say, they do it in style – so much so that the company's big news today was in danger of being overshadowed by Q&As with Glassnote Records CEO Daniel Glass, Napster founder (and Spotify...

    December 6, 2012 3:45 PM ET
  • Umphrey's McGee Hit New York for Catalpa Festival

    Umphrey's McGee Hit New York for Catalpa Festival | ARTICLE

    Umphrey's McGee has always been a band that prides itself on giving fans what they want, whether it be through their relentless dedication to their live show or through innovative opportunities to interact with the group. That...

    August 9, 2012 1:20 PM ET
  • Sheepdogs Set to Unleash American Debut

    Sheepdogs Set to Unleash American Debut | ARTICLE

    Standing on the shores of Randall's Island, the Sheepdogs are trying to get a handle on where they are. "Doesn't Kramer get thrown into the East River in a sack?" asks lead singer and guitarist Ewan Currie....

    August 2, 2012 12:45 PM ET
  • Matisyahu Revels in Anonymity Without Signature Beard

    Matisyahu Revels in Anonymity Without Signature Beard | ARTICLE

    Matisyahu is hard to pick out in a crowd these days. He's tall, with cropped hair and a hint of stubble – the thick, prominent beard that marked him as the world's first Hasidic reggae star is long...

    August 1, 2012 5:00 PM ET
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