1. 10 Band Members We Wish Would Release Their Solo Debuts in 2015

    January 02, 2015 12:24 PM EST With the music industry slowly picking up again after the holiday lull, get ready for a lot of talk about 2015's most-anticipated albums. But just like D'Angelo and Thom Yorke proved last year -- and Beyoncé the year before that -- be prepared for the surprise release. These spur…

  2. Blood Orange Brings 'Cupid Deluxe' to Life In Brooklyn

    November 16, 2013 12:00 PM EST Rare performance of new album included guests like Dirty Projectors' Dave Longstreth, Chairlift's Caroline Polachek, and Queens rapper Despot. An elbow-to-elbow crowd at Brooklyn's tiny 285 Kent watched Blood Orange's fantastic new album "Cupid Deluxe" come to…

  3. Bonnaroo 2013: R. Kelly, Bjork, 'Weird Al' Yankovic Keep Saturday Steaming

    June 16, 2013 4:30 AM EDT By the third day of Bonnaroo (June 15), patrons of the Manchester, Tenn. fest were starting to get into the swing of things. After a couple days on the grounds, the masses were beginning to get more accustomed to the setting around them, finding their way around, and interacting as a…

  4. Vampire Weekend Party Hard in New 'Diane Young' Video: Watch

    June 03, 2013 3:18 PM EDT Guest starring Sky Ferreira, Santigold, Chromeo, and more In the first official music video for their fantastic new album "Modern Vampires of the City," the members of Vampire Weekend find themselves at a dinner party gone awry. Through all the chaos (which includes middle fingers…

  5. TV on the Radio, Phosphorescent Shine at Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Festival: Live Review

    April 29, 2013 4:17 PM EDT The Brooklyn Academy of Music buzzed with the commotion of a couple thousand local music lovers who pushed the stately venue to capacity on the last night of Crossing Brooklyn Ferry festival. The crowd, now well accustomed to the environment, diffused through all three venues at BAM -- the…

  6. Solange, Dave Longstreth Highlight Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Fest: Live Review

    April 27, 2013 7:15 PM EDT Columns of well-coiffed music fans streamed into the Howard Gilman Opera House at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Friday (Apr. 26) for the second night of the Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Festival, produced by BAM and curated by the Dessner brothers of Brooklyn band the National. The venue is…

  7. Summer Albums 2012: 40 Hottest Releases

    June 07, 2012 2:20 PM EDT Chart Article Summer has been making its presence known this month, but most of the summer heat is still in front of us: from Justin Bieber's sophomore set to the Smashing Pumpkin's first studio album in five years to Kenny Chesney's 13th record, here are the full-lengths we&…

  8. Billboard Critics' Top 10 Albums of 2009

    December 16, 2009 3:36 PM EST Chart Article Now that you've examined our list of 2009's best-selling albums , take a look at what the Billboard staff subjectively chose as the year's best albums. Indie music came on strong, while R&B and straight-ahead rock 'n' roll are represented -- but it&…

  9. Pearl Jam, Dead Weather Cap Hot, Muddy ACL Fest

    October 05, 2009 4:38 AM EDT They came, they saw, they danced and got covered in stinky mud. Such was the case on Sunday (Oct. 4) as Pearl Jam, the Dead Weather, Michael Franti, and Ben Harper closed out the 2009 Austin City Limits Music Festival. The fest grounds in Zilker Park had become a sloppy affair during Saturday…

  10. Dirty Projectors Shift Gears On 'Orca'

    June 08, 2009 8:25 AM EDT The Dirty Projectors' last two releases, "The Getty Address" and "Rise Above," were lo-fi concept albums built around inscrutable song structures. Given the Brooklyn-based indie band's track record, "Stillness Is the Move" -- the group's pop…

  11. Exclusive: Dirty Projectors Sign With Domino

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Domino Records has signed breakout Brooklyn, N.Y., band Dirty Projectors, sources close to the band tell Billboard. Domino Records has signed breakout Brooklyn, N.Y., band Dirty Projectors, sources close to the band tell Billboard. Dirty Projectors is a project of Dave Longstreth, a prolific…