1. Sleater-Kinney, Stephen Malkmus & Decemberists' Colin Meloy Headlining ACLU Benefit

    February 14, 2017 12:14 PM EST Sleater-Kinney , Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks and The Decemberists ' Colin Meloy will headline a Feb. 26 benefit for the ACLU and Unite Oregon  at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland. Dubbed  "Hell No," the show is described as "a protest concert in direct opposition to…

  2. Stephen Malkmus Is Scoring Will Arnett's New Netflix Series 'Flaked'

    February 12, 2016 6:58 PM EST Will Arnett is starring in a new Netflix original series and if you’re into indie rock soundtracks, you’re in luck. Former Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus will score Flaked , according to a tweet from Arnett . The rom-commy series is set to hit Netflix on March 11. According to the same…

  3. Pavement Facebook Page Promises 'There's Some Great News Coming Soon'

    April 13, 2015 12:14 PM EDT But there’s still no official word on what the “great news” is. Could a Pavement reunion be coming? Maybe! On April 9, the indie rock legends revived their dormant Facebook page (confirmed by Stereogum as official) and hinted at some "great news coming soon." Founding guitarist…

  4. Listen to Speedy Ortiz's Grungy 'The Graduates,' From New 'Foil Deer' Album

    March 03, 2015 3:15 PM EST Sadie Dupuis, singer and guitarist for Northampton, Mass., slacker-punks Speedy Ortiz , takes things down a notch on "The Graduates," the second single from the band's forthcoming sophomore album  Foil Deer  (out April 21 via Carpark Records). After proclaiming "I&…

  5. Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill, Karen O Sing Dizzying Set List at Vice Anniversary Party

    December 06, 2014 3:37 PM EST "It's gonna be crazy but it's gonna be fun. There will be covers, originals, spontaneous orgasms -- enjoy yourselves.” To celebrate its 20th year, Vice rented out the Brooklyn Navy Yard's Duggal Greenhouse on Friday night (Dec. 5) for the kind of hybrid, manic, alien…

  6. Beck Unveiling New Songs on 'Sound Shapes' Game

    July 18, 2012 9:00 AM EDT Beck is contributing three unreleased songs to the upcoming video game "Sound Shapes," developer Queasy Games announced on Wednesday. His tracks "Cities," "Touch the People" and "Spiral Staircase," will each soundtrack a level of the game. "Sound…

  7. Meeting of the Minds: Stephen Malkmus Taps Beck For 'Mirror Traffic'

    August 19, 2011 5:06 PM EDT Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks' new album, "Mirror Traffic," the band's fifth, finds frontman Malkmus and Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Beck teaming up for the first time. Beck serves as producer on the project, which arrives Aug. 23…

  8. Pavement Returns To Late Night With 'Gold Soundz'

    September 21, 2010 12:27 PM EDT Pavement played "Gold Soundz" off their critically-acclaimed 1994 album "Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain" on "The Colbert Report" last night (Sept. 20). Video: Pavement on "The Colbert Report" Before the performance, lead singer Stephen Malkmus chopped it up…

  9. Big Boi, Pavement Cap Pitchfork Music Festival

    July 19, 2010 11:21 AM EDT The third and final day (July 18) of the Pitchfork Music Festival was filled with blog-approved openers pushing their debut albums and ruled by two veteran headlining acts with deep catalogues. Concertgoers at Union Park in Chicago once again endured sweltering heat, but a cool night breeze…

  10. Thom Yorke, Pavement, Gorillaz Cap Coachella 2010

    April 19, 2010 9:06 AM EDT The 2010 Coachella Music and Arts festival came to a close Sunday night (April 18) with strong sets by its mainstagers Gorillaz , Thom Yorke and Pavement , and surprises by more than a few artists on the field. Coachella Photo Gallery | Coachella Main Page While the name of Thom Yorke's…

  11. Pavement To Reunite In 2010, World Tour Planned

    September 17, 2009 10:14 AM EDT Pavement, the lo-fi quintet from Stockton, Calif. that became one of indie rock's most influential groups before disbanding indefinitely in 1999, is set to reunite in 2010. Pavement will play select cities on a world tour in 2010, the band confirmed today (Sept. 17). The first confirmed…

  12. Nov 27th 2008

    November 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST – Alan “Fluff” Freeman, one of the most genuinely and universally admired broadcasters in British radio history, dies at the age of 79. 2000 - Fugitive Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard's luck runs out in Philadelphia, after police arrest him at an area McDonald's. ODB…

  13. This Day in Music

    November 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Alan "Fluff" Freeman, one of the most genuinely and universally admired broadcasters in British radio history, dies at the age of 79. 2006 - Alan "Fluff" Freeman, one of the most genuinely and universally admired broadcasters in British radio history, dies at the…

  14. Lollapalooza 2008 Gets Underway In Chicago

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lollapalooza kicked off today (Aug. 1) in Chicago's Grant Park, with acts like the Raconteurs, Cat Power, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Bloc Party, CSS and the Cool Kids setting the table for a sla Lollapalooza kicked off today (Aug. 1) in Chicago's Grant Park, with acts like the…

  15. Lollapalooza 2008 Artists

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Check out performance times, news, reviews, chart data, tour dates and features from Lollapalooza 2008 performers. This complete list of the artists performing at Lollapalooza 2008 includes performance times, news, reviews, chart data, tour dates. Click on a name to view Billboard's full…

  16. Billboard Bits: Siren Festival, Nelson Mandela, Gang Of Four, Tilly And The Wall

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Annual Siren Fest lineup revealed; Queen, Lennox rock for Mandela; Gang Of Four becomes gang of two; Tilly and the Wall talk new album Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Broken Social Scene, Annuals and Beach House are among the top acts announced for The Village Voice's annual Siren Music…

  17. Radiohead, Rage, NIN, Kanye Set For Lollapalooza

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After being leaked by a Chicago newspaper on Friday, the lineup for the 2008 Lollapalooza festival is now official. Radiohead, Rage Against The Machine, Nine Inch Nails, Kanye West and Wilco lead the After being leaked by a Chicago newspaper on Friday, the lineup for the 2008 Lollapalooza…

  18. Alan Jackson Bests Janet To Top Billboard 200

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Country king Alan Jackson scores his fourth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with his new set "Good Time." The Arista Nashville set sold 119,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Country king Alan Jackson scores his fourth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with his new…

  19. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    March 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alan Jackson gets back to his brand of traditional country, the Black Crowes unveil their first new album in more than seven years, Michael McDonald scores again by showing his "soul" and AB Quintanil The debut album from Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan's Gutter Twins, "…

  20. Sasquatch! Snags R.E.M., Cure, Lips, Death Cab

    February 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST R.E.M., the Cure, Flaming Lips, Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse and M.I.A. lead the bill for the 2008 Sasquatch! Music Festival, to be held May 24-26 at the Gorge Amphitheatre in Quincy, Wash. R.E.M., the Cure, Flaming Lips, Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse and M.I.A. lead the bill for the…

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