1. Sharon Van Etten Opens Up About Her TV Breakthrough, Announces New Full-Service Deal With Paradigm: Exclusive

    January 23, 2017 12:09 PM EST Indie darling Sharon Van Etten was two weeks into an undergraduate program at Brooklyn College when she got an email to audition for Netflix’s latest surprise hit series The OA . The supernatural mystery, from co-creators Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij, was Van Etten’s first foray into…

  2. Sharon Van Etten Shares 'Not Myself,' a Spiritual Ode to Orlando Shooting Victims

    August 23, 2016 1:32 PM EDT Sharon Van Etten ’s fans have gotten used to the indie singer-songwriter emptying the depths of her feelings for years. For her new single, "Not Myself," she turned immense sorrow following June’s mass shooting at Orlando's Pulse club into a rallying cry for social change. “I…

  3. Bonobo, Animal Collective, Polica, and Others Ride DJ Sets to 'Success'

    February 05, 2015 11:38 AM EST Who needs instruments anyway? In certain internet circles, few things elicit as much of a mixed reaction as the announcement of an artist's DJ tour. "END ALL 'DJ SETS'!!!!!!!!!!!! Who goes to these events? It's like going to see your favorite sports team, play their…

  4. Beck, the Pixies, My Morning Jacket to Headline Boston Calling

    January 14, 2015 8:14 AM EST The eventual arrival of summer is small comfort during the coldest winter months, but the rapid-fire announcement of festival lineups makes it seem a little more real. Following reveals of the artists playing Coachella , Governors Ball , and on Tuesday (Jan. 13) Bonnaroo , Boston Calling…

  5. CMJ, Despite the Internet, Logistics, and Few Brands, Keeps Kicking Out the Jams

    October 20, 2014 8:27 AM EDT Everything you need to know about CMJ Music Marathon naysayers can be found in Brooklyn Vegan 's endlessly infuriating, occasionally informative comments section. Last August, when the initial lineup for New York City's 33rd annual festival and conference was announced , the…

  6. Lollapalooza 2012: The Billboard Guide

    August 02, 2012 12:00 PM EDT This year's Lollapalooza is more stuffed than a Thanksgiving turkey. With the festival landing in Chicago on Friday (Aug. 3), Billboard has your guide to the weekend's must-see bands . FRIDAY Michael Kiwanuka | 1:30 p.m. | Playstation Stage Why He's Hot: The U.K. singer's …

  7. Deer Tick Bringing Jackson Browne & More to Newport Afterparties

    July 20, 2012 9:30 AM EDT For the second year in a row, Deer Tick will curate a weekend of intimate afterparties for the Newport Folk Festival. The three-night charity event will be held at the 300-capacity Newport Blues Cafe, with all proceeds benefiting the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation and the Newport…

  8. Fun Fun Fun Fest Lineup: Run DMC, Girl Talk, Against Me! + More

    July 12, 2012 1:55 PM EDT Austin's annual Fun Fun Fun Fest has announced the full lineup for the 2012 festival, to be held November 2-4 at Auditorium Shores. The 7th annual festival will feature big name acts like the reunion of Run D.M.C. , Santigold , an appearance from De La Soul , Girl Talk , and Explosions…

  9. Outside Lands 2012 Lineup: Stevie Wonder, Metallica, Neil Young Headlining

    April 17, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Stevie Wonder , Metallica , Neil Young & Crazy Horse , Jack White and the Foo Fighters lead the lineup for the fifth annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, which will invade San Francisco's Golden Gate Park from Aug. 10-12. The 2012 fest marks the return of Metallica and…

  10. Lollapalooza 2012 Lineup: Black Sabbath, Chili Peppers, Black Keys Headlining

    April 11, 2012 1:00 AM EDT The extra-colorful lineup for the 2012 Lollapalooza festival, led by the Black Keys , Red Hot Chili Peppers and a reunited Black Sabbath , was unveiled on Wednesday morning (Apr. 11). The annual C3 Presents-promoted fest will return to Chicago's Grant Park for the eighth consecutive year…

  11. Afghan Whigs, Louis C.K. to Play ATP's I'll Be Your Mirror Fest

    February 24, 2012 11:15 AM EST The I'll Be Your Mirror event hosted by All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) is returning to Asbury Park, NJ in September, with The Afghan Whigs, Louis C.K. and The Roots among the confirmed acts. Co-curated by ATP and Greg Dulli of the reformed Whigs, I'll Be Your Mirror USA 2012…

  12. SXSW Adds Lana Del Rey, Of Montreal, Danny Brown, Best Coast, Dozens More to Lineup

    January 17, 2012 12:25 PM EST The South By Southwest lineup increased ten-fold this week, as dozens of musicians were added to the conference's showcase roster. Bruce Springsteen to be SXSW 2012 Keynote Speaker Now joining previously-announced artists Cloud Nothings, Against Me!, The Magnetic Fields, Talib Kweli, and…

  13. SXSW: 10 Things Seen and Overheard Saturday

    March 20, 2011 4:00 PM EDT And that's a wrap! SXSW 2011 ended with some surprise appearances (Diddy, Bon Iver), scary performances (DFA 1979, Trash Talk) and everything in between. Check out 10 things Billboard.com saw and overheard on the last day of the festival: SXSW 2011 Main Page | SXSW Billboard Showcase…

  14. Bonnaroo 2011 Lineup Led by Eminem, Arcade Fire, Lil Wayne

    February 15, 2011 11:43 AM EST The Bonnaroo 2011 lineup is in, and rap superstars Eminem and Lil Wayne , album of the year Grammy winner Arcade Fire , and veteran rock acts Buffalo Springfield and Dr. John and the Original Meters have been tapped to play the summer music festival in its tenth year. Buffalo Springfield'…