• 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 »

  • Photos: Coachella 2006: Hottest Live Performance Photos

    May 5, 2006 2:59 PM ET

    Franz Ferdinand, Madonna and More  | More »

  • Madonna, Franz Ferdinand Heat Up Coachella

    May 1, 2006 2:33 PM ET
     |  Brian Hiatt with Brian Orloff

    See live photos of Coachella here "This is my first festival," Madonna said, looking out at thousands of fans on night two of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. "Now who's going to share their drugs with me?" No one threw any joints onstage, which was probably just as well, given the out-of-place diva's reaction when another substance landed near her microphone: "Do not throw water on my stage, motherfuckers!" She then wiped up the mess herself with a towel and threw it ...  | More »

  • Tapes N' Tapes Ride the Buzz

    April 7, 2006 6:15 PM ET
     |  Lauren Gitlin

    When Minneapolis art rockers Tapes n' Tapes were getting started, they developed an unusual tactic for attracting fans. "Whenever there was a concert that was sold out at [the legendary club] First Avenue, we'd drive by really slow with five or six copies of our CD and just throw them out the car window at the line of people," says singer-guitarist Josh Grier, 26. "I don't know why we thought that was a good idea." But in the four months since they put out their self-released ...  | More »

  • Photos: SXSW 2006

    March 29, 2006 1:54 PM ET

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  • Madonna to Play Coachella

    March 1, 2006 11:38 AM ET
     |  Jessica Robertson

    Madonna will play her first festival date, at this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 30th at Empire Polo Field in Indio, California. The pop star will take the stage with her band under the dance-heavy Sahara Tent. "I've never performed at a festival," said Madonna. "And I'm especially excited about playing at Coachella before I start my own tour." She joins a massive bill that includes industrial act Tool, dark pop-rockers Depeche Mode, post-punk act Fr...  | More »

  • Depeche Mode, Tool Lead '06 Coachella Lineup

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM ET
     |  Jessica Robertson

    Hard rockers Tool join art rockers Depeche Mode as headliners for the seventh annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, taking place April 29th and 30th at Empire Polo Field in Indio, California. This will be the first U.S. performance for Tool since 2002. Depeche Mode, who will close the first day, join the festival's history of revisiting influential Eighties groups, with past events headlined by the Cure, the Beastie Boys and the Pixies. And Tool, who joined Rage Against the M...  | More »

  • Photos: Coachella 2005

    May 5, 2005 8:06 AM ET

    Coldplay, NIN, Weezer and Wilco kick up dust in the California desert  | More »

  • Coldplay, NIN Rock SoCal

    May 2, 2005 12:00 AM ET
     |  Brian Orloff

    An estimated 50,000 people descended on the grassy Empire Polo Field in Indio, California, for the two-day, sixth-annual Coachella Valley Music Festival. And while the post-punk sounds of the Kaiser Chiefs, Bloc Party and the Futureheads are the sound du jour, this year's festival celebrated the genre's originators with headlining sets by New Wave icons New Order and reunions by post-punk architects Gang of Four and goth-rock pioneers Bauhaus. For contemporary heavyweights, this yea...  | More »

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