1. Charles Bradley Goes Through 'Changes' at New York City's Beacon Theater

    April 24, 2016 4:55 PM EDT On his first night on a U.S. stage after almost a month touring Europe, soul singer Charles Bradley launched a tour as headliner Saturday night (April 23) that will see him playing large theaters in support of his new LP, Changes . A nearly full house waited patiently through a set by…

  2. Bon Iver Debuts New Music as Inaugural Eaux Claires Festival Reaches its Climax

    July 19, 2015 11:57 PM EDT We don’t talk about Bon Iver’s name enough. A homonym of “bon hiver,” or “good winter” in French, the words recall a wooden Wisconsin cabin, probably with the chimney puffing and snowbanks heaped outside. But this Friday and Saturday in that very state, the average high temperature was much…

  3. Wilco Joins Pilgrimage Festival Line-up (Exclusive)

    May 05, 2015 10:00 AM EDT As a member of Better Than Ezra , Kevin Griffin is well aware of both how crowded the festival market is and the long odds of success for new events. “Like restaurants, most festivals fail, whether a musician is involved with it or a team of professionals. And most festivals don’t make it…

  4. Coachella 2015 Friday Weekend 2 Recap: Alabama Shakes Delivers Standout Set, AC/DC Returns With Fireworks & More

    April 18, 2015 11:15 AM EDT Just before they took the stage for a typically shreddy, dream-state set on Friday (April 17) on the second weekend of Coachella 2015, the members of The War On Drugs stood stageside, hugging each other. "Let's have some fun," said one of the members to the rest of…

  5. Meet Leon Bridges, the Throwback Soul Star-to-Be Who Won SXSW

    March 23, 2015 3:55 AM EDT Every now and then, music-biz hype isn't hype -- it's well-deserved praise for real talent. SXSW is perhaps the most concentrated yin-yang whirlpool of musical talent and hype in the world, so you could be almost forgiven for initial skepticism of Leon Bridges' sky-high pre…

  6. Cults, Jagwar Ma, Charles Bradley Headline Santa Monica Pier Concert Series

    June 05, 2014 1:43 AM EDT It’s probably the coolest thing you can do on a summer evening in Los Angeles. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Twilight Concert Series on the Santa Monica Pier, which gets underway Thursday, July 10, with Cults and opening act James Supercave at 7 p.m. Other acts scheduled to…

  7. Firefly 2012: Highlights From Delaware's First Major Music Fest

    July 23, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Delaware may be the First State in the union, but it's probably one of the last that you'd associate with cutting-edge rock music. That changed this past weekend when the home of NASCAR races, beachfront condos and tax-free shopping hosted the inaugural Firefly Music Festival , an…

  8. 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…

  9. Bonnaroo 2012 Lineup Announced: Radiohead, Phish, Chili Peppers Headlining

    February 14, 2012 12:00 PM EST Radiohead , Phish , the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the reunited Beach Boys will head to Manchester, Tenn. this June for the 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The initial lineup for the annual festival, which takes place from June 7-10 this year, was announced on Tuesday (Feb. 14).…

  10. TV on the Radio Previews New Album at SXSW Show

    March 18, 2011 12:20 PM EDT St. Patrick's Day brought out the youth in the concertgoers at SXSW last night (Mar. 17), as hordes of green-clad drunkards were heard howling and seen lining up for beer bongs. As fickle fans texted each other about getting shut out of all the upstart, band-of-the moment shows, this…