• Coachella 2012: Radiohead, Black Keys, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg Headline

    January 9, 2012 8:35 PM ET
     |  Steve Baltin

    After months of speculation, leaked lineups and hipsters spreading rumors "from friends," the Coachella 2012 lineup is out. As already widely reported, Radiohead are one of the headliners, closing out the festival's two Saturday nights (April 14th and 21st). The Black Keys, who've been predicted to appear as well, are topping the two Fridays, April 13th and 20th. But one headlining act no one foretold, at least that we saw, are hip-hop icons Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, wrapping u...  | More »

  • Photos: Behind the Scenes With Reptar

    January 3, 2012 11:30 AM ET

    Athens, GA band at SXSW and in the studio  | More »

  • Bruce Springsteen Will Be Keynote Speaker at SXSW

    December 1, 2011 11:05 AM ET
     |  Andy Greene

    Bruce Springsteen will be the keynote speaker at the annual South by Southwest Music and Media Conference and Festival in Austin, Texas. The event will be held on March 15th at the Austin Convention Center. "His recordings include time-tested classics of rock and acoustic-based albums celebrating folk traditions," SXSW said in a press release.  "His live shows are truly fervent celebrations of the communal power of music. As SXSW fosters connection and communication in the music communit...  | More »

  • Portishead, Public Enemy, Jeff Mangum Dazzle at ATP: I'll Be Your Mirror

    October 3, 2011 11:25 AM ET
     |  Andrew Flanagan

    After three years tucked into Kutsher's Resort in the Catskills, All Tomorrow's Parties brought this year's fest, titled I'll Be Your Mirror and curated by Portishead, to the Atlantic Ocean. ATP is known unofficially as "the festival for grown-ups," and it's true. Not only would many of the weekend's guests be beyond the taste capacity of any normal teenager but the sight of someone under 25 is rare. What that means is: professional-level partygoers, a ...  | More »

  • Arcade Fire Closes Out Austin City Limits With Tame-Turned-Ecstatic Set

    September 19, 2011 1:05 PM ET
     |  Doree Shafrir

    All weekend, Austin City Limits had been about choices – Kanye or Coldplay, Stevie Wonder or My Morning Jacket, Fleet Foxes or Manu Chao – until Sunday night, when Arcade Fire played up against no one but themselves. The set they performed is a familiar one to anyone who's seen them in the past year or so, and at first, even frontman Win Butler seemed a little tired of it: "The heat has been getting to me," he admitted. It wasn't just Arcade Fire's set that was rep...  | More »

  • This Week in Rock History: Bob Dylan Goes Electric

    July 26, 2011 2:20 PM ET
     |  Stacey Anderson

    This week in rock history, Bob Dylan went electric, the Jackson Five inked a deal with Motown, Elvis Costello was arrested for busking, Woodstock ’99 ended in disaster and the Who’s John Entwistle died. July 25, 1965: Bob Dylan goes electric at the Newport Folk FestivalYoung Bob Dylan’s performance at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival was always intended to be a straightforward, acoustic event: the 24-year-old singer/songwriter had enjoyed a tremendously positive reception whe...  | More »

  • Wavves on Meeting Lil Wayne and Writing a Song For Dave Grohl

    June 10, 2011 3:20 PM ET
     |  Eric Helton

    "Normally when I do festivals, I don't really think about it," Wavves frontman Nathan Williams told Rolling Stone backstage at Bonnaroo. "I'm just gonna play the music we wrote, get shitfaced and fall down." In this often silly conversation, the Southern California rockers chat about possibly meeting Lil Wayne at the festival, collaborating with Odd Future rapper Hodgy Beats and writing a song for Dave Grohl. Williams also treats us to a goofy a cappella rendition of A...  | More »

  • Coachella Expands to Two Weekends in 2012

    May 31, 2011 2:55 PM ET
     |  Matthew Perpetua

    The promoters behind the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival have announced that the event will be expanded to two consecutive weekends next year, April 13-15 and April 20-22, with the same lineup in the same location in Indio, California. The promoters are clearly banking on the notion that there is enough audience demand to fill the 75,000 capacity park two weekends in a row. Passes for both weekends will go on sale on Friday at 10 a.m. PT. Tickets for this year's festival sold o...  | More »

  • Stevie Wonder, Coldplay, Kanye Headline Austin City Limits

    May 17, 2011 1:05 AM ET
     |  Matthew Perpetua

    Stevie Wonder, Kanye West, Coldplay and Arcade Fire are set as headliners for the 10th annual Austin City Limits Festival, which will be held at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas September 16th-18th. My Morning Jacket, Fleet Foxes, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Iron and Wine, Cee Lo Green, TV on the Radio, Big Boi, Nas and Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, Bright Eyes, Santigold, Wild Beasts, Death From Above 1979, Broken Social Scene, Skrillex, Social Distortion, Marvis Staples, Chromeo and Randy Newm...  | More »

  • Kanye, Mumford, Arcade Fire Light Up the Desert

    May 12, 2011 3:55 PM ET
     |  Simon Vozick-Levinson

    On the opening night of the 12th Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival – as over 75,000 fans gathered in the California desert for 190 acts, including Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Kings of Leon and the Black Keys – one of the world's most famous faces must have seemed like a hallucination among the deafening boom and jittery strobe lights of Dutch DJ Afrojack's set. But Paul McCartney was totally real: After headlining the festival in 2009, he jetted in this year as a f...  | More »

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