1. Rachel Holder Talks 'Shining Now' EP & Patience

    October 09, 2014 8:17 PM EDT Curb recording artist Rachel Holder has been waiting for a certain day her whole career -- and over the summer, it finally happened: The rising country songstress released her first EP. Holder tells Billboard that actually having a physical product to promote -- Shining Now , released…

  2. Tomorrowland 2014: Top Picks for Weekend Two

    July 23, 2014 2:44 PM EDT It’s halftime for Europe’s most hyped music festival. With the first weekend in the books, Tomorrowland gears up for its second round this weekend. Before heading to Boom, Belgium to check out the scene, Billboard makes artist picks for each day of Weekend Two in light of Weekend One’s best…

  3. Broadway Legend Elaine Stritch Dies at 89

    July 17, 2014 2:20 PM EDT The four-time Tony Award nominee and three-time Emmy Award winner died Thursday at her home in Birmingham, Mich. Elaine Stritch, the tough and salty broad whose throaty singing voice and torrid Broadway performances made a New York legend, died on Thursday at her home in Birmingham, Mich.,…

  4. Tomorrowland Announces Lineup & Stage Hosts: Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, David Guetta and More

    May 08, 2014 6:20 PM EDT ID&T’s Tomorrowland festival today unveiled its full artist lineups and hosts for each of the 12 stages in operation during its two weekend events. Both weekends’ main stage highlights will include Armin van Buuren, Eric Prydz, and Knife Party on Friday; Kaskade, Alesso, and Hardwell’s…

  5. Phantogram Talks Major-Label Debut Following 'Unreal' Bidding War

    January 21, 2014 2:23 PM EST After Phantogram released its debut album, "Eyelid Movies," in 2009 on indie label Barsuk Records, there was instantaneous demand for the Saratoga Springs, N.Y., act. The duo of Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel quickly found themselves in the middle of an old--fashioned major-label…

  6. Miley Cyrus, 'Bangerz': Track-By-Track Review

    October 01, 2013 12:44 PM EDT Set aside, at least for a moment, the knowingly outrageous outfits, the frequent tongue unfurling and anything involving the word "twerk." On a purely artistic level, Miley Cyrus is currently living out the dream of any singer-songwriter who has felt pigeonholed by either an…

  7. India.Arie Hopes Her 'Lost' Album, Sung in Hebrew and English, Can Find Release

    August 20, 2013 10:35 AM EDT India.Arie is hoping the successful reception for "Songversation," her first album in four years, will open the door for the one that got away. Prior to recording "Songversation" -- which made a Top 10 debut on the Billboard 200 and the R&B Albums charts -- Arie…

  8. Prodigy, Stone Roses Play A Soggy Future Music Festival Opener

    March 03, 2013 11:54 PM EST The Prodigy and the Stone Roses made a big splash Saturday as the Future Music Festival launched its Australian trek in appalling weather. On what turned out to be an incident-filled day, headliner DJ Avicii was a last-minute cancellation, as the star Swedish DJ was taken to hospital early on…

  9. Kanye West To Headline UR1 Festival in Miami

    September 10, 2012 12:50 PM EDT Kanye West will lead the lineup of the inaugural UR1 Music Festival , a showcase of music and art that will be held at Miami's Bayfront Park on Dec. 8-9. > Although the full lineup has not been revealed, West will be joined on the bill by fun., Santigold, The Offspring, Keane, Lou…

  10. Passion Pit, 'Gossamer': Track-By-Track Review

    July 24, 2012 10:30 AM EDT Listening to "Gossamer" is only getting half the story of Passion Pit 's much-anticipated sophomore album. As detailed in Larry Fitzmaurice's excellent recent feature on the group for Pitchfork , Michael Angelakos, the frontman and mastermind of the Boston-born electro-pop…

  11. Ultra Music Fest 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    March 25, 2012 3:40 PM EDT The grounds at Bayfront Park were crowded and hard to navigate, and when night fell, it seemed like an impossible task to get from one stage to another. Ravers climbed trees to get better vantage points (no one stopped them), while others laid down in the human traffic when continuing to walk…

  12. Hot Tours: André Rieu, Heart, Justin Bieber

    September 16, 2010 1:53 PM EDT Dutch violinist André Rieu tops the Hot Tours list this week largely due to eight concerts he performed during July in the Vrijthof, the main square in Maastricht, the city where he lives in the Netherlands. The concerts, staged outdoors in the city square, drew a total of 59,032 people for…

  13. Diddy: Cassie CD Will Catch People 'Off Guard'

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Cassie is eyeing a September release for her sophomore Bad Boy album, and label head Sean "Diddy" Combs tells Billboard fans are in for a surprise. Cassie is eyeing a September release for her sophomore Bad Boy album, and label head Sean "Diddy" Combs tells Billboard fans…

  14. Calexico

    January 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST So we all go get some food close by the hotel. On the menu tonight the house specialty: horse sashimi. 1/20: I wandered around for a while in Fukuoka weaving in and out of shops and promenades where boutique stores and small shops displayed their impressive goods. volker mentioned a vinyl…

  15. DRUGS ARE NICE: A Post-Punk Memoir

    January 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Alt-culture celeb Carver's debut memoir asks: What comes next when you've lived more by the age of 20 then most people have in their whole lives? Alt-culture celeb Carver's debut memoir asks: What comes next when you've lived more by the age of 20 then most people have in…

  16. Keys To The Rain: The Definitive Bob Dylan Encyclopedia (continued)

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Like a Rolling Stone" "Like a Rolling Stone" (Bob Dylan) • Bob Dylan, single (1965); Highway 61 Revisited (1965); Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits (1967); Self Portrait (1970); Eat the Document (film)/'66 (1971); Masterpieces (1978); Bob Dylan at Budokan (1979…

  17. One Bedroom

    January 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Like electricity trapped in ice, such is the aural experience of indie experimentalists the Sea and Cake's sixth album, One Bedroom. Like electricity trapped in ice, such is the aural experience of indie experimentalists the Sea and Cake's sixth album, One Bedroom. Almost begging to…

  18. The Sound of the Third Season

    December 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Relative elder statesmen in a youthful techno scene, Hawtin and VÄth have individually released mixed CDs and original productions since the late-'80s. Relative elder statesmen in a youthful techno scene, Hawtin and Väth have individually released mixed CDs and original productions since…

  19. Quicksand Spawns Rival Schools

    September 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It has been nearly two years since former Quicksand lead singer/guitarist Walter Schreifels began informal jam sessions with ex-Civ drummer Sammy Siegler and bassist Cache Tolman as Rival Schools. Arm It has been nearly two years since former Quicksand lead singer/guitarist Walter Schreifels…

  20. Vespertine

    September 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Unlike the extroverted antics of such previous BjÖrk essays as Post and Homogenic, Vespertine is positively introverted. This intimate, often breathtakingly beautiful collection (primarily prod Unlike the extroverted antics of such previous Björk essays as Post and Homogenic, Vespertine is…

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