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  • Muse, MGMT Cap Eclectic Day in Coachella Heat: Full Day Two Report

    April 18, 2010 10:21 AM ET
     |  Steve Appleford

    Coachella is a fest of many sounds and sizes, a setting for grand gestures and insurgent new music, and Saturday's crowded roster made for impossible choices. Muse and Faith No More delivered big, muscular rock on the main stage, but fans could also have spent the entire day planted across the lawn at the smaller Outdoor Theatre, where sets by MGMT, Hot Chip, the xx and the Dead Weather drew some of the festival's biggest crowds. Just a month after their relatively stripped-down pe...  | More »

  • Jay-Z Blasts Coachella With Huge Headlining Set: Full Day One Report

    April 17, 2010 7:25 PM ET
     |  Steve Appleford

    It was a cool and cloudless desert night at the Coachella Music and Arts festival Friday the moment Jay-Z emerged suddenly from the floor of the main stage in cool shades and black leather. He shouted, "Everybody bounce!" as his band pounded an earth-quaking beat, sending the entire crowd moving, and right into the rapper's hands. Headliners in recent years have often been surprising left-turns from Coachella's traditional alternative comfort zone, stretching out to include the sex...  | More »

  • Coachella Acts Might Miss Festival Due to Volcanic Ash

    April 16, 2010 12:14 PM ET
     |  Daniel Kreps

    A volcanic eruption that occurred under an Icelandic glacier on Wednesday, April 14th, has set off a series of unforeseen events that might force a few Britain-based artists scheduled to perform at this weekend's Coachella festival to cancel their slots. The Cribs with Johnny Marr, Bernard Sumner's Bad Lieutenant and Gary Numan are just a few of the bands affected by the volcanic ash that lingers in the skies above Europe, all but shutting down all air travel out of the continent, B...  | More »

  • SXSW 2010's Best Video: Court Yard Hounds, Free Energy, More

    March 31, 2010 6:51 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    Nearly 2,000 bands invaded Austin for rock's annual Mardi Gras SXSW earlier this month, and Rolling Stone was on the scene, bringing you reports from the biggest shows (Stone Temple Pilots, Hole, Muse) and 100 tweets about up-and-comers to watch. RS also hosted our first-ever showcases at the festival — be sure to grab our new issue, out today, for the story behind our pair of shows. Our cameras were rolling onstage and behind the scenes, capturing some of the most incredible foot...  | More »

  • Video: SXSW 2010's Best Video: Mayer Hawthorne

    March 31, 2010 10:05 AM ET

    Nearly 2,000 bands invaded Austin for rock's annual Mardi Gras SXSW earlier this month, and Rolling Stone was on the scene, bringing you reports from the biggest shows (Stone Temple Pilots, Hole, Muse) and 100 tweets about up-and-comers to watch.  | More »

  • Video: SXSW 2010's Best Video: Court Yard Hounds

    March 31, 2010 10:02 AM ET

    Nearly 2,000 bands invaded Austin for rock's annual Mardi Gras SXSW earlier this month, and Rolling Stone was on the scene, bringing you reports from the biggest shows (Stone Temple Pilots, Hole, Muse) and 100 tweets about up-and-comers to watch.  | More »

  • Video: SXSW 2010's Best Video: John Doe

    March 31, 2010 9:57 AM ET

    Nearly 2,000 bands invaded Austin for rock's annual Mardi Gras SXSW earlier this month, and Rolling Stone was on the scene, bringing you reports from the biggest shows (Stone Temple Pilots, Hole, Muse) and 100 tweets about up-and-comers to watch.  | More »

  • Video: SXSW 2010's Best Video: The Whigs

    March 31, 2010 9:54 AM ET

    Our cameras were rolling onstage and behind the scenes, capturing some of the most incredible footage of the fest ? watch it all right here.  | More »

  • Video: SXSW 2010's Best Video: Dawes

    March 31, 2010 9:51 AM ET

    Nearly 2,000 bands invaded Austin for rock's annual Mardi Gras SXSW earlier this month, and Rolling Stone was on the scene, bringing you reports from the biggest shows (Stone Temple Pilots, Hole, Muse) and 100 tweets about up-and-comers to watch.  | More »

  • Video: SXSW 2010's Best Video: Band of Skulls

    March 31, 2010 9:48 AM ET

    Our cameras were rolling onstage and behind the scenes, capturing some of the most incredible footage of the fest ? watch it all right here.  | More »

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