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  • Breaking: Band of Skulls

    Breaking: Band of Skulls | ARTICLE

    Who: Band of Skulls, a British trio whose shit-kicking, bare-bones brand of gritty rock & roll earned them a spot on the hugely anticipated soundtrack to the next Twilight movie, New Moon. Sounds Like: White Stripes fans will...

    October 7, 2009 12:06 PM ET
  • Andrew Bird Previews St. Vincent Tour, Debuts "Anonanimal" Video

    Andrew Bird Previews St. Vincent Tour, Debuts "Anonanimal" Video | ARTICLE

    Months before he released his killer disc Noble Beast, Andrew Bird was already at work on the video for "Anonanimal," which the Chicago indie-pop songwriter has been perfecting since last fall with director Lisa Barcy. The...

    September 28, 2009 10:09 AM ET
  • Breaking: Washed Out

    Breaking: Washed Out | ARTICLE

    Who: Washed Out is the one-man dream-pop project from Ernest Greene, a 26-year-old Southerner who lives in the low-key town of Perry, Georgia. "It's as rural as you can get," says Greene. "Not much goes on around...

    September 23, 2009 1:09 PM ET
  • Breaking: The Entrance Band

    Breaking: The Entrance Band | ARTICLE

    Who: Los Angeles-based trio the Entrance Brand craft sprawling, virtuosic psychedelic rock that has earned them big-ups from Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore, who signed the crew to his Ecstatic Peace label. Sound: Frontman Guy Blakeslee spews wailing, guitar-heavy...

    September 16, 2009 1:39 PM ET
  • Sonic Youth Report In From the Set of "Gossip Girl"

    Sonic Youth Report In From the Set of "Gossip Girl" | ARTICLE

    Sonic Youth have finished filming their cameo for the October 12th episode of Gossip Girl, in which the downtown art rockers meet the uptown rich kids by guesting as a wedding band and performing their Eighties classic...

    September 3, 2009 2:01 PM ET
  • Harper Simon, Salvador Santana Channel Famous Dads on New LPs

    Harper Simon, Salvador Santana Channel Famous Dads on New LPs | ARTICLE

    A pair of guys with some excellent genes are ready to release fresh music this fall. Check out the news on Paul Simon's son Harper and Carlos Santana's son Salvador below. And peruse more famous rock...

    August 20, 2009 3:36 PM ET
  • All Points West 2009: Five Acts to Watch

    All Points West 2009: Five Acts to Watch | ARTICLE

    New Jersey's answer to Coachella, All Points West, is mere days away. Before you hit the ferry, check out our picks for five of the fest's sure-fire breakout acts. Get all our recommended sets here.

    July 30, 2009 8:47 AM ET
  • Mazzy Star Crooner Readies Return With Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions

    Mazzy Star Crooner Readies Return With Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions | ARTICLE

    In 1993, Mazzy Star's Hope Sandoval released the dream-pop gem "Fade Into You," a dusty, lilting ballad that served as the soundtrack to make-out sessions for Converse-clad alterna-dorks everywhere. The notoriously reclusive Californian hasn't cracked the mainstream...

    July 6, 2009 2:27 PM ET
  • Breaking: Amazing Baby

    Breaking: Amazing Baby | ARTICLE

    June 17, 2009 3:38 PM ET
  • Springsteen Plays "Santa," NIN's Reznor Says Farewell at Bonnaroo

    Springsteen Plays "Santa," NIN's Reznor Says Farewell at Bonnaroo | ARTICLE

    At last year's Bonnaroo, rapper M.I.A. made headlines when she claimed that she was performing her last show ever. Here we go again: during his late-night set on Which Stage for Bonnaroo Day Three, Nine Inch Nails' Trent...

    June 14, 2009 3:45 PM ET
  • Phish Deliver Giant Set, Beasties Bring Nas to Bonnaroo Day Two

    Phish Deliver Giant Set, Beasties Bring Nas to Bonnaroo Day Two | ARTICLE

    As the late afternoon sun beat down over the grounds of Bonnaroo 2009, Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs was prowling across Which Stage, sporting wild yellow-and-black leopard-print tights and a billowing tank top, when she...

    June 13, 2009 1:41 PM ET
  • Passion Pit, Zac Brown Band Kick Off Bonnaroo's Diverse Day One

    Passion Pit, Zac Brown Band Kick Off Bonnaroo's Diverse Day One | ARTICLE

    June 12, 2009 1:11 PM ET
  • Janelle Monae, Chairlift Bring Retro Heat at Bonnaroo Bash

    Janelle Monae, Chairlift Bring Retro Heat at Bonnaroo Bash | ARTICLE

    June 12, 2009 8:29 AM ET
  • Bonnaroo '09 Breakouts: Four Bands to Watch

    Bonnaroo '09 Breakouts: Four Bands to Watch | ARTICLE

    Before you hit the campgrounds in Manchester, Tennessee, check out a list of the four bands RS recommends adding to your already-packed schedule. Chairlift You know this Brooklyn trio for that too-cute song...

    June 11, 2009 3:34 PM ET
  • Sonic Youth Rock New York Apple Store With "Eternal" Gems

    Sonic Youth Rock New York Apple Store With "Eternal" Gems | ARTICLE

    If you hung out in New York's Soho neighborhood in the early 1980s, chances are you could've caught an early Sonic Youth performing in an avant-garde loft space. A lot has changed in the last three decades....

    June 10, 2009 12:52 PM ET
  • Hot Comic: Aubrey Plaza

    Hot Comic: Aubrey Plaza | ARTICLE

    Rolling Stone's 2009 Hot List is on stands now. Check out our Hot Hub for photos and video of Lady Gaga and stories on more of the year's biggest breakout stars. When Aubrey Plaza shows up...

    May 28, 2009 11:56 AM ET
  • Borderline

    Borderline | SONG REVIEW

    Oklahoma's psychedelic-pop giants team up with local pals Stardeath and White Dwarfs for an arresting reinvention of Madonna's Eighties disco-pop classic. They start...

    May 14, 2009 12:00 PM ET
  • NBC News' Brian Williams Embraces Inner "Music Freak"

    NBC News' Brian Williams Embraces Inner "Music Freak" | ARTICLE

    You know Brian Williams as the trusted, avuncular news anchor of NBC's Nightly News, but did you know that he's a hardcore indie-rock nerd, too? This week, Williams launched his new Web-only show BriTunes, where he'll sit...

    May 14, 2009 11:45 AM ET
  • Dave Matthews Band Grab Gregg Allman, New Tunes for Tour Launch

    Dave Matthews Band Grab Gregg Allman, New Tunes for Tour Launch | ARTICLE

    Three separate times during his band's sold-out show in New York last night, Dave Matthews posed a simple question to the audience: "Who starts a tour at Madison Square Garden?" It was as if it was the...

    April 15, 2009 1:49 PM ET
  • The New Bluegrass: Five Acts to Watch

    The New Bluegrass: Five Acts to Watch | ARTICLE

    It's been more than 60 years since Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass, unleashed the genre on the world with his Kentucky band the Blue Grass Boys. But a new crop of acts are paying tribute to...

    April 14, 2009 4:15 AM ET
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