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  • The Final Frontier

    The Final Frontier | ALBUM REVIEW

    Never mind the artwork or the title, the chief concern of Iron Maiden's 15th album is Earth — specifically, the end of it: "There will be a catastrophe the like we've never seen," warns Bruce Dickinson on...

    August 16, 2010 6:28 PM ET
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Reunited Soundgarden Close Lollapalooza With Explosive Set

    Reunited Soundgarden Close Lollapalooza With Explosive Set | ARTICLE

    August 9, 2010 8:41 AM ET
  • Green Day, Phoenix Scorch Lollapalooza Day 2

    Green Day, Phoenix Scorch Lollapalooza Day 2 | ARTICLE

    See the hottest live shots of Green Day, Lady Gaga and more Anyone looking for evidence of how the Green Day headlining Lollapalooza in 2010 differed from the Green Day that headlined the festival in 1994 needed...

    August 8, 2010 2:36 AM ET
  • Lady Gaga, The Strokes Rock Lollapalooza Day 1

    Lady Gaga, The Strokes Rock Lollapalooza Day 1 | ARTICLE

    See scorching live shots of Lady Gaga, Green Day and more For those keeping score at home, here's what $250,000 buys you: the chassis of one neon-green...

    August 7, 2010 7:37 AM ET
  • Lollapalooza 2010's Thirty Essential Sets

    Lollapalooza 2010's Thirty Essential Sets | ARTICLE

    Perry Farrell's Lollapalooza has transformed from a roaming freak show into one of the year's most reliable showcases of brilliant pop, rock and hip-hop acts. This year, Lady Gaga and Arcade Fire share top billing alongside Soundgarden,...

    August 2, 2010 12:50 PM ET
  • Hear Me Now

    Hear Me Now | ALBUM REVIEW

    It takes just one minute on the third record from California soft-rock group Secondhand Serenade for principal member John Vesely to start apologizing. 'I swear I'm sorry,' he sings, as guitars sparkle and fade behind him, 'please...

    August 2, 2010 12:00 AM ET
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Lightning Strikes M.I.A.'s HARD Festival

    Lightning Strikes M.I.A.'s HARD Festival | ARTICLE

    She's fallen afoul of everyone from the United Stated immigration department to skeptical reporters, but near the end of her set at New York's HARD Fest on Governor's Island Saturday night, M.I.A. was shut down by...

    July 26, 2010 2:22 PM ET
  • "Sleep Forever"

    "Sleep Forever" | SONG REVIEW

    On the new single from these California fuzz-rockers, Crocodiles deliver another serving of bleary-eyed shoegaze, mixing ghostly harmonies that sound like Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers singing from the bottom of a well with the pitch-black scuzz...

    July 26, 2010 12:45 PM ET
  • "AM/FM"

    "AM/FM" | SONG REVIEW

    On their first single from their new LP Strange Weather, Isn't It?, the Brooklyn dance-rockers (who pronounce their name "chk chk chk") deliver a fat slice of funk that has all the sleaze and residue of a...

    July 14, 2010 12:00 PM ET
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Party Report: Danger Mouse, Lynch's 'Dark Night' Debuts

    Party Report: Danger Mouse, Lynch's 'Dark Night' Debuts | ARTICLE

    Over a year after its intended release date, Dark Night of the Soul, the collaborative project helmed by Danger Mouse, David Lynch and the late Mark Linkous featuring Julian Casablancas, Iggy Pop and Frank Black, made its...

    July 14, 2010 9:38 AM ET
  • "Dr. Feel Good"

    "Dr. Feel Good" | SONG REVIEW

    A sticky-sweet summer confection if ever there was one, this highlight from Gym Class Heroes frontman Travie McCoy finds him teaming up with Gnarls Barkley's Cee-Lo Green and dishing out whipcrack, mile-a-minute raps between Lo's high-gliding, R&B...

    July 8, 2010 10:50 AM ET
  • "I L U"

    "I L U" | SONG REVIEW

    The "L" stands for loved and this dollop of dream-pop from New York trio School of Seven Bells perfectly captures all the sadness and heartache that past-tense verb implies. Over a rippling layer of keyboards and a...

    July 7, 2010 11:25 AM ET
  • "King of the Beach"

    "King of the Beach" | SONG REVIEW

    Wavves frontman Nathan Williams has only been making lo-fi bedroom punk for two years, but he's already generated a career's worth of hype and backlash, especially after his erratic meltdown on stage at the 2009 Primavera Sound...

    July 7, 2010 2:00 AM ET
  • "Scissor Runner"

    "Scissor Runner" | SONG REVIEW

    Real-life lovebirds Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice have been lurking in the background of one another's records since Lewis's 2006 album Rabbit Fur Coat, but the brisk and breezy "Scissor Runner" marks their first front and center...

    June 29, 2010 11:19 AM ET
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Dave Matthews Band's Epic Jams Wrap Bonnaroo 2010

    Dave Matthews Band's Epic Jams Wrap Bonnaroo 2010 | ARTICLE

    June 14, 2010 11:24 AM ET
  • Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder, Dead Weather Scorch Bonnaroo

    Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder, Dead Weather Scorch Bonnaroo | ARTICLE

    Ten minutes before Jay-Z took the stage Saturday night at Bonnaroo, the P.A. played Notorious B.I.G.'s "Juicy," Tupac Shakur's "Hail Mary" and Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" back to back. Intentionally or not, the playlist underscored a...

    June 13, 2010 12:45 PM ET
  • Flaming Lips, Kings of Leon Ignite Bonnaroo 2010

    Flaming Lips, Kings of Leon Ignite Bonnaroo 2010 | ARTICLE

    June 12, 2010 11:45 AM ET
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The xx, Blitzen Trapper Launch Bonnaroo 2010

    The xx, Blitzen Trapper Launch Bonnaroo 2010 | ARTICLE

    If there is one thing that remains, eight years on, from Bonnaroo's neo-hippie roots it is a sense of community. There's an area called "The Beach" where festival-goers engage in impromptu games of volleyball and cruise down...

    June 11, 2010 8:54 AM ET
  • Bonnaroo 2010's Essential Sets

    Bonnaroo 2010's Essential Sets | ARTICLE

    Bonnaroo has evolved from a showcase for jam bands to become America's best and most diverse festival. Only at the 'Roo can you find Southern metal act Baroness and U.K. group the xx playing alongside neo-soul crooner...

    June 7, 2010 4:28 PM ET
  • Champ

    Champ | ALBUM REVIEW

    On their second full-length album, Ontario quartet Tokyo Police Club favor the lean and economical. Their songs are aerodynamic: Sleek opener 'Favourite Food' rockets forward with determination on the back of a jittery riff and vocalist Dave...

    June 7, 2010 12:00 AM ET
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