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  • SXSW Teases 2014 Lineup

    October 16, 2013 2:00 PM ET
     |  Kory Grow

    The annual South by Southwest Music Festival will take place from March 11th to the 16th next year, and its organizers are beginning to announce the bands who will perform. The most notable artists in the initial lineup are the Texas roots-rock trio Los Lonely Boys, who scored double-platinum sales for their 2004 album, and 24-year-old Ohio-based singer-songwriter and Black Keys buddy Jessica Lea Mayfield. Listen to Our SXSW 2013 Playlist The list contains 183 names, less than 10 percent of...  | More »

  • Jay Z’s Made in America Celebrates the American Dream

    October 12, 2013 4:59 PM ET
     |  Sowmya Krishnamurthy

    "From Marcy to Madison Square," Jay Z is the paragon of hip-hop’s American Dream. If he can make it, so can you. That feel-good, bootstrapping mentality forms the core of Jay Z Made in America, the documentary chronicling the rapper’s 2012 Philadelphia music festival of the same name. The film, helmed by Ron Howard, premiered last night on Showtime and features extended concert footage and interviews with headliners Jay Z and Pearl Jam as well as other artists and local resid...  | More »

  • Video: White Denim Serve Up 'Corsicana Lemonade'

    October 7, 2013 5:55 PM ET

    These tripped-out Texans White Denim played songs off their upcoming LP Corsicana Lemonade this weekend at a showcase for the KUTX radio station in Austin, Texas. The track, also titled "Corsicana Lemonade," features a more refined sound from the group's typically wild, rough-and-tumble rhythms. James Petralli showed off vocals as smooth as good whiskey; Steven Terebecki and Austin Jenkins kept the spirit lively on bass and guitar and drummer Joshua Block provided the foot-tapping b...  | More »

  • Atoms for Peace, Lionel Richie Top First Weekend of Austin City Limits

    October 7, 2013 12:40 PM ET
     |  Adam Schragin

    Kendrick Lamar asked that the crowd at his Saturday night set at the Austin City Limits music festival grow from an "8.5" noise level to a "10." After the roar he announced with pride that Austin hit an unprecedented "15." Behind the Scenes at Austin City Limits Lamar is still steaming hot from last year's blazing release good kid, m.A.A.d city, and his performance at the 12th year of ACL represents an affirmation of his place in hip-hop and the vibrancy of both the artist and the fest...  | More »

  • Photos: Austin City Limits Music Festival 2013

    October 5, 2013 12:47 PM ET

    Atoms For Peace, Phoenix, Franz Ferdinand and more hit the stage at Austin's Zilker Park  | More »

  • Photos: Austin City Limits: Behind the Scenes

    October 5, 2013 11:44 AM ET

    Phoenix, Dawes, Franz Ferdinand and more backstage at Zilker Park  | More »

  • Rock the Bells Cuts Tour Short

    September 27, 2013 9:55 AM ET
     |  RJ Cubarrubia

    Rock the Bells is cutting the party short. The traveling hip-hop festival has canceled its remaining dates, including stops in Washington D.C. and New York, due to weak ticket sales, promoters Guerrilla Union announced on the Rock the Bells website. "It's extremely unfortunate that we can't complete the last half of the 10th Anniversary Rock the Bells tour," said Chang Weisberg, owner of Guerilla Union. "We did everything in our power to save the show. Unfortunately, the financial l...  | More »

  • Photos: Rock the Bells: Behind the Scenes

    September 18, 2013 11:25 AM ET

    Tyler, the Creator, Tech N9ne, Danny Brown and more backstage  | More »

  • Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Perform With Eazy-E Avatar at Rock The Bells

    September 8, 2013 3:31 PM ET
     |  Steve Baltin

    Last night at Rock the Bells, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony were reunited with late mentor Eazy-E, who died nearly two decades ago. More than a year after Dr. Dre and Snoop brought 2Pac back at Coachella via hologram, Bone Thugs performed with an incredibly realistic avatar of Eazy. The night before the performance, Bone Thugs rehearsed with the avatar and Wish Bone admitted it was strange. "It was kind of really crazy in rehearsals because I couldn’t really focus that much looking back at Eazy...  | More »

  • Photos: The Burning Man Scene

    September 5, 2013 12:55 PM ET

    See photos of the Church Trap, the Hug Deli and other temporary attractions  | More »

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