1. Kathleen Hanna Gets Her Due: 'I'm Done With All That Female Volunteerist S--t'

    August 08, 2013 1:15 PM EDT With the Julie Ruin's new album, an acclaimed documentary and more, the pioneering riot grrrl behind Le Tigre proudly steps into a new spotlight Kathleen Hanna is about to open her latest ASCAP check, in hopes that it can relieve some of the damage done to her bank account lately. She&…

  2. Annie Appreciation: Examining The Influence of The Norwegian Pop Not-Quite-Star

    August 08, 2013 11:58 AM EDT Long before this year's great "The A&R EP," Annie's impact on indie music's relationship to pop was quietly huge. Casual pop fans could easily be forgiven for not knowing who Annie -- full name Anne Lilia Berge-Strand -- is. Unless you lived in Norway, Annie&…

  3. Disclosure and TNGHT at Central Park SummerStage: Live Review

    August 07, 2013 12:43 PM EDT A pair of dance duos lit up the most famous park in NYC last night. In a summer of music largely dominated by hip-hop and dance releases, perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise that one of the most anticipated nights of this year’s annual SummerStage concert series in New York City turned…

  4. James Murphy: Producing Arcade Fire Was 'Way Better' Than Expected

    July 24, 2013 8:40 PM EDT "Everyone was amazingly respectful," the former LCD Soundsystem frontman said of the Canadian collective, whose fourth album is due Oct. 29. Many Arcade Fire fans tingled with excitement when the Canadian alt-rock outfit announced the Oct. 29 release date for its next album via a…

  5. Arcade Fire Sets October Release Date For New Album

    July 12, 2013 3:12 PM EDT Follow-up to Grammy-winning "The Suburbs" will feature production from James Murphy. The Arcade Fire's fourth studio album will be released on Oct. 29, the band has revealed in a post on Twitter on Friday (July 12). A report from Revolt TV surfaced on Friday claiming that the…

  6. Governors Ball 2013: Guns N' Roses, Nas and Kings of Leon Emerge From the Mud on Day 2

    June 09, 2013 1:00 PM EDT Azealia Banks, Icona Pop, Kendrick Lamar and Japandroids rock Randall's Island a day after a rain-soaked opener Day two of Governors Ball was a much sunnier affair than the rainy start on Friday , but it was far from dry. Festival goers splashed and sludged their way through the…

  7. James Murphy Crafts an Actual Sound System

    May 31, 2013 5:06 AM EDT James Murphy, musician and founding mastermind behind the now dormant LCD Soundsystem, has designed an actual sound system rig for use in clubs. The musician, who has been working on the new Arcade Fire album for the last few months, will debut his creation at the Manchester International…

  8. Classixx Releases 'Hanging Gardens' Album, Dudes and Dudettes

    May 14, 2013 12:49 PM EDT The Cali duo’s irresistible debut is infused with their beachy hometown. Michael David, one half of Los Angeles DJ and production duo Classixx, is enduring one of the great injustices of living in the City of Angels: he is getting a rental car because his own vehicle is being repaired…

  9. Arcade Fire's Win Butler, Regine Chassagne Welcome Baby Boy

    April 26, 2013 5:15 PM EDT Here's some good news from one of indie rock's most prominent couples -- Arcade Fire's husband-wife duo Win Butler and Régine Chassagne have welcomed a seven-pound baby boy into the world. The baby (whose name is not yet known) was born Sunday, April 21. The news was broken…

  10. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, 'Mosquito': Track-By-Track Review

    April 09, 2013 1:45 PM EDT In last month's Billboard cover story , Yeah Yeah Yeahs front woman Karen O set the record straight -- no one was trying to write a hit on the band's new album. "You can want to do it and you can aim to do it," said the 34-year-old singer, "but it never happens if…

  11. Arcade Fire: 2013 Album Preview

    January 25, 2013 5:08 PM EST Arcade Fire Title: TBA | Release Date: TBA After the Album of the Year Grammy success of its last album, "The Suburbs," Arcade Fire is in no rush to finish the follow-up. "We have no deadlines," drummer Jeremy Gara said last October, adding that the group had been at work…

  12. Free Energy: Self-Releasing New Album was 'The Most Exciting Path'

    January 16, 2013 2:30 PM EST Nearly three years after releasing their critically acclaimed debut album "Stuck on Nothing," indie rock group Free Energy will release sophomore LP "Love Sign" on Tuesday (Jan. 15) with a different game plan. Gone are the last record's DFA Records affiliation and all…

  13. Pulp Teams With LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy on 'After You': Listen

    December 27, 2012 11:45 AM EST Alt-rock heroes Pulp have teamed up with their S.S. Coachella shipmate, LCD Soundsystem mastermind James Murphy, for a newly released song, "After You," that was issued online at midnight on Christmas (Dec. 25). According to Pitchfork , parts of "After You" were written by…

  14. Dave Grohl's 'Sound City' Doc Trailer Debuts: Watch

    December 04, 2012 9:22 PM EST With Dave Grohl's directorial debut set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, the Foo Fighters ' frontman's "Sound City" documentary released its trailer on Tuesday. The trailer boasts interviews and footage of Tom Petty , Metallica , Stevie Nicks , Trent Reznor…

  15. Holiday Gift Guide 2012: 30+ Pop Presents

    November 23, 2012 6:25 AM EST The 2012 holiday shopping season is officially here, and we know you've got plenty of music fans on your list. Don't race off to the store in a panic; Billboard.com's annual holiday gift guide is here to help with rockin' ideas for everyone. Among our 30+ suggestions,…

  16. Spain's Sonar Festival Debuting 8-City North American Tour In October

    September 13, 2012 7:08 PM EDT Sonar, Barcelona's cutting-edge music and multimedia arts festival, today announced Sonar on Tour, the event's first-ever road trek. The festival is slated to come to eight North American cities -- New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Denver, Oakland, Montreal and Boston --…

  17. The Beat 8/10: KimYe's VMAs Promo, Jordin's Next Movie, Beck On Sheet Music

    August 10, 2012 3:25 PM EDT Welcome to the Friday, August 10 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In today's episode, J.B. delivers the…

  18. LCD Soundsystem Documentary Gets Home Video Release Date

    August 08, 2012 9:20 PM EDT LCD Soundsystem 's "Shut Up and Play the Hits" is coming to home video by Oct. 9, according to the defunct band's label, DFA Records . The film, documenting the indie act's Madison Square Garden retirement concert, will come in a three-disc package including footage…

  19. Lollapalooza 2012: 15 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    August 04, 2012 11:40 AM EDT The opening day of Lollapalooza 2012 closed with a black celebration. Or the north end of Chicago's Grant Park, devil horns flew and heads banged as Black Sabbath brought forth a metal onslaught of the heaviest form. On the south end, fireworks illuminated fans who swayed and shimmied to…

  20. Coachella Cruise Announced: Pulp, Girl Talk, Sleigh Bells Aboard

    July 17, 2012 5:10 PM EDT Inaugural trip to set sail in December Goldenvoice, promoters of Coachella, have announced the launch of a Coachella cruise slated to set sail in December. S.S. Coachella will include performances from Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, Sleigh Bells, Killer Mike, !!!, and a DJ set from former LCD…

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