• Austin City Limits 2007: The Killers, Bob Dylan and Queens of the Stone Age Beat the Texas Heat

    September 17, 2007 9:59 AM ET
     |  Michael Hoinski

    This year's Austin City Limits Music Festival will be known for the one that got away. Three days before showtime, Meg White's "acute anxiety" forced the White Stripes to cancel their Saturday headlining gig. The biggest dilemma of the weekend -- whether to see Arcade Fire or the Stripes -- became a no-brainer. Still up in the air, though, was which competing dance-party revolution to join as fest opened on Friday. Check out photos of Queens of the Stone Age, Arcade Fire and the ac...  | More »

  • Coachella Day Three: Rage On

    April 30, 2007 10:30 AM ET
     |  Brian Hiatt

    "Good evening," Zack de la Rocha said on Sunday night, looking out at the 50,000 or so people gathered in front of Coachella's main stage. "We are Rage Against the Machine, from Los Angeles, California." With that, guitarist Tom Morello — wearing a baseball band emblazoned with the word "Unite" — kicked into the winding riff of "Testify," beginning Rage's first concert in seven years. De La Rocha rapped with so much force that his microphone distorted as he enunciated ...  | More »

  • Coachella Day Two: The Verdict

    April 29, 2007 5:31 PM ET
     |  Brian Hiatt

    The last time I saw the Red Hot Chili Peppers play a big festival was way back at Woodstock '99, when their closing set led right into an hours-long bout of rioting, looting and arson by fans who were sick of paying $4 for water (and possibly also ashamed of themselves for liking Limp Bizkit so much). By comparison, the conclusion of Saturday night's Coachella headlining set by the Chili Peppers was anticlimactic: Flea simply wished everyone "peace and love" following sing-a-long v...  | More »

  • The Coachella Awards

    April 28, 2007 8:17 PM ET
     |  Rob Sheffield

    You can tell it's still early at the Coachella Festival, because nobody smells bad yet. The crowd is well-scrubbed, the grass is still soft, the water bottles only cost two bucks and everybody's smiling. Where's the filth? The festival crusties? The rock & roll warriors passed out in pools of puke? Tomorrow! Shockingly, it's a little hot out there--a hundred degrees or so, which makes it all the more amazing Amy Winehouse's hair didn't melt, here in the to...  | More »

  • Coachella Day One: The Verdict

    April 28, 2007 3:59 PM ET
     |  Brian Hiatt

    When it's nearly midnight at a festival that started nine hours earlier in 100-degree heat, some artists might think twice about hitting the exhausted crowd with a hushed ballad sung entirely in Icelandic. But on Friday night at Coachella, Bjork didn't hesitate: As she moved into the second half of her set, she sang the lullaby-like tune backed only by a soft harpsichord. Half the audience seemed to sit down in the grass and wait for it to be over, only to leap to their feet when s...  | More »

  • SXSW 2007 Video: See Everything You Missed

    March 19, 2007 4:08 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    Regular attendees know that, like in Vegas, what happens at South By Southwest is supposed to stay at South By Southwest. Nonetheless, we sent Pete Maiden down to Austin, Texas, for this year's festival with filmmaker Alexis Boling and contributing editor Jenny Eliscu and asked him to report back to us with all the grisly details about what he had seen — from local weirdos offering free hugs amid the throngs of concertgoers on Sixth Street to can't miss footage from emer...  | More »

  • Photos: SXSW 2007: The Festival Ends

    March 19, 2007 2:52 PM ET

    Impromptu kitchen shows, Girl Talk and some of Atlanta's finest help  | More »

  • SXSW 2007: Rolling Stone Takes You to Austin

    March 16, 2007 6:14 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    For those of you who are't lucky enough to be in Austin for this year's South by Southwest festival — or for those unprepared to brave the debauchery — you're in luck. This year, not only did we dispatch badass photographer Noah Kalina to nail all the sights (See his Day One, Day Two, and Day Three galleries), we sent intrepid Pete Maiden down south with cameraman Alexis Boling, a big booze budget and contributing editor Jenny Eliscu, who's charged with making ...  | More »

  • SXSW 2007 Preview: The Top 10 Can't-Miss Shows

    March 12, 2007 4:43 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    The annual South by Southwest music festival begins this week, and we're psyched. Glance once through the (absurdly long) list of artists scheduled to perform and a few names (The Stooges, Donovan, Thurston Moore for example) jump out. But if you're more in the mood for a taste of the next big thing, you're gonna have to a little dig deeper. For guidance, here's our breakdown of the Top 10 can't-miss acts this year. Can't make it to Austin this year? Take a liste...  | More »

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