• Photos: 15 Best Things We Saw at Newport Folk Fest

    July 28, 2014 1:10 PM ET

    Mavis Staples' birthday celebration, Jeff Tweedy's family affair and other highlights from a weekend by the shore  | More »

  • How the Newport Folk Fest Got Its Groove Back

    July 24, 2014 2:05 PM ET
     |  Patrick Doyle

    In 2008, ticket sales at the Newport Folk Festival had become so slow that founder George Wein was considering selling the 50-year-old event where Dylan went electric in 1965. That's when Jay Sweet – a journalist and music supervisor for filmmakers the Farrelly Brothers – wrote an 18-page proposal asking for a shot at booking the fest, which kicks off its 55th year tomorrow. He got the job and put together a lineup combining indie acts like Iron & Wine, Deer Tick and...  | More »

  • Second Person Dies After Electric Daisy Carnival

    June 24, 2014 11:50 AM ET
     |  Jon Blistein

    A second attendee of this year's Electric Daisy Carnival was found dead at the Vdara Resort in Las Vegas on Saturday night after the annual EDM festival, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Drugs, Death and Dance Music The death of 25-year-old Anthony Anaya follows the passing of 24-year-old Montgomery Tsang, who was pronounced dead shortly after collapsing in the parking lot of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway early Saturday morning. The Clark County Coroner said medical examiners are ...  | More »

  • Fan Dies at Electric Daisy Carnival

    June 22, 2014 10:19 AM ET
     |  Miriam Coleman

    A 24-year-old man died on Saturday morning at the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas. The Los Angeles Times reports that the man, identified as Montgomery Tsang, collapsed in the parking lot of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway as he was leaving the dance music festival and was pronounced dead shortly after 6 a.m. Drugs, Death and Dance Music The cause of death has not yet been determined, but KLAS-TV reports that Tsang may have suffered some kind of medical condition. The festival's...  | More »

  • John Mayer, Imagine Dragons to Headline L.A. Made in America

    May 22, 2014 4:15 PM ET
     |  Jon Blistein

    John Mayer and Imagine Dragons will headline Los Angeles' inaugural Budweiser Made in America Festival, set to take place Labor Day Weekend (August 30th and 31st) at Grand Park. The festival will also feature sets from Kendrick Lamar, Weezer, Juanes, Steve Aoki, Afrojack and Rise Against. Check Out Beyoncé, Nine Inch Nails and More From Last Year's Made in America The rest of the lineup boasts a variety of acts from across the spectrum, including Sublime...  | More »

  • Kanye West, Kings of Leon Will Headline Made in America Fest

    May 22, 2014 11:50 AM ET
     |  Sean McCabe

    Kanye West and Kings of Leon will headline this year's Budweiser Made in America Festival at Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Curated by Jay Z, the festival will go bi-coastal this year, with a Los Angeles event occuring for the first time. Both festivals will run simultaneously over Labor Day Weekend, from August 30th - 31st. Check Out Photos from Last Year's Made in America Festival in Philadelphia As in past years, the festival boasts a typically diverse lineup of...  | More »

  • Jeff Bridges, Sheryl Crow to Co-Host ACL Benefit

    May 19, 2014 1:50 PM ET
     |  Ryan Reed

    The Dude abides – for a good cause. Jeff Bridges and Sheryl Crow will co-host Austin City Limits' upcoming all-star benefit concert, in honor of the music series' 40th anniversary. The two hosts will perform during the concert (scheduled for June 26th at ACL Live at The Moody Theater), along with guests Bonnie Raitt, Gary Clark Jr., Alabama Shakes, Kris Kristofferson, T Bone Burnett, Robert Earl Keen and more. Portions of the event will be featured in a primetime PBS special, ...  | More »

  • The Strokes Book First U.S. Show in Three Years

    May 13, 2014 5:05 PM ET
     |  Jon Blistein

    The Strokes are set to play their first U.S. show in over three years at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester, New York on May 31st, ahead of their headlining show at this year's Governors Ball in New York City. The New Immortals: The Strokes Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday May 16th, though Strokes fan-club members will be able to purchase them on Wednesday May 14th at 10 a.m. EST, while Governors Ball ticket holders and Citibank members will have access on Thursday May 15th....  | More »

  • Photos: 20 Best Things at Coachella 2014's Second Weekend

    April 21, 2014 12:55 PM ET

    Surprising cameos, fun covers and the coolest recycling bin in town: the most memorable moments from Weekend Two  | More »

  • Beck Covers Prince at Arcade Fire's Coachella Show

    April 21, 2014 9:50 AM ET
     |  Ryan Reed

    Arcade Fire's streak of wacky concert bobblehead guest appearances remains intact. Toward the end of their headlining Coachella set Sunday night, the band brought out alt-rock legend Beck (wearing an Easter-appropriate Pope Francis bobblehead) for a cover of Prince's 1981 funk classic "Controversy," as Billboard reports. The New Immortals: Arcade Fire This wasn't the band's first time tackling the Purple One, having already covered "Controversy" last month in Minneapolis...  | More »

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