1. Bleachers, Clean Bandit, Marina and the Diamonds & More Announced For SXSW 2015

    January 13, 2015 11:50 AM EST Another day, another massive round of acts announced for South by Southwest (SXSW) 2015. Today (Jan. 13), the Austin festival announced dozens of new acts that will hit the town between March 17 and March 22. Highlights include a few pop-friendly acts that have enjoyed chart success (…

  2. Country Stars on Taylor Going Pop: 'Taylor Swift Can Do What Taylor Swift Wants to Do'

    November 14, 2014 8:15 AM EST If you're not holed up in a cave somewhere, you might have heard that Taylor Swift 's million-selling 1989 marks her official departure from country music. This might have ruffled feathers in some quarters, but the "haters" Taylor sings about in her No. 1 hit "Shake…

  3. Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum to be Inducted Into ARIA Hall of Fame

    October 27, 2014 6:09 AM EDT It’s Ian “Molly” Meldrum’s turn for the ARIA Hall of Fame.  Having inducted Kylie Minogue , John Paul Young and Normie Rowe in years past, the honor this time goes to the legendary Aussie music commentator. He’ll be inducted during the annual ARIA Awards on Nov. 26, becoming the first non…

  4. New Order Signs to Mute Records, Plans New Release in 2015

    September 02, 2014 12:17 PM EDT Seminal British band New Order has inked a global record deal with U.K. indie Mute and is looking to release new material next year. The band's last studio album, Lost Sirens , which consisted of eight unreleased tracks originally recorded during the making of 2005's Waiting For The…

  5. Record Store Day Unveils 2014 Releases: David Bowie, Jay Z, Coldplay, Haim + More

    March 20, 2014 3:56 PM EDT Record Store Day has just announced a complete list of its 2014 exclusive releases (below) for its seventh annual celebration on April 19. The list of exclusive vinyl, which includes everything from a 7" David Bowie picture disc, a 12" of Sam Cooke's "Ain't That Good…

  6. Big Scary's 'Not Art' Wins the Australian Music Prize

    March 05, 2014 1:51 AM EST Alternative rock duo Big Scary has won the 9th annual Australian Music Prize -- and the A$30,000 ($27,000) winner’s check -- for their sophomore release “Not Art” (Pieater/Inertia). Big Scary, comprising Tom Iansek and Joanna Syme, took out the prestigious award at a ceremony today in…

  7. Sasquatch! Music Festival: Outkast, Soundgarden, Robyn Top Separate Lineups

    February 04, 2014 10:36 AM EST Washington state festival now taking place on Memorial Day weekend and Fourth Of July weekend. The Sasquatch! Music Festival, located at the Gorge in Quincy, Wash., is expanding to two patriotic weekends in 2014, with completely unique lineups for its standard Memorial Day weekend and new…

  8. 'Dark Knight' Dedications: The 5 Best Songs About Batman

    July 18, 2012 12:00 PM EDT It's been four long years of waiting, but "The Dark Knight Rises," the conclusion of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, finally hits theaters this weekend. To celebrate what may be Christian Bale's final run as DC Comics' Dark Knight, we've put together a…

  9. Grammys Big 4: A Tip Sheet for the Top Categories

    February 07, 2012 8:50 PM EST When it comes to Grammy categories, all eyes are especially keen on Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist. Here, Billboard takes a deeper look at this year's field. And the nominees are.... artists that have been making undeniable, head-turning…

  10. Pitchfork Music Festival 2011: 15 Things Seen & Heard

    July 18, 2011 10:50 AM EDT Now in its sixth year, indie tastemaker Pitchfork once again assembled a slew of must-see headliners and buzz bands for their three-day Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago's Union Park this past weekend (July 15-17). Acts like TV on the Radio , Odd Future , Fleet Foxes , Animal…

  11. Fun Fun Fun Fest Adds Extra Day, Weird Al, Devo

    August 04, 2010 2:24 PM EDT Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest has released its full line-up, along with the announcement that a third day has been added, headlined by Weird Al Yankovic . The festival will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5 and run through Sunday, Nov. 7 at the city's Waterloo Park. Other acts just…

  12. Guided By Voices To Reunite For Matador Records' Las Vegas B-day Bash

    June 29, 2010 4:57 PM EDT G uided By Voices , the classic indie rock band from Dayton, Ohio formed by prolific songwriter and lead singer Robert Pollard in 1983, is reuniting its "classic '93 - '96 lineup" for Matador Records' 21st birthday party in Las Vegas, NV. According to Billboard…

  13. 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…

  14. The White Stripes / July 24, 2007 / New York (Madison Square Garden)

    July 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT You know you've hit the big time when your band plays Madison Square Garden for the first time, and on July 24, Jack and Meg White proved the two of them could hold their own in the massive arena, lea You know you've hit the big time when your band plays Madison Square Garden for…

  15. Buffalo Tom Picks Up The 'Pieces' On New Album

    April 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Veteran alternative rock trio Buffalo Tom will break a nine-year hiatus from the studio with the July 10 release of "Three Easy Pieces." The 13-track set will be the first release on Danny Goldberg's Veteran alternative rock trio Buffalo Tom will break a nine-year hiatus from…

  16. The Living Things

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST A brief trip home brings much needed rest, while a return to the road brings out the best and worst of this life within 48 hours. St. Louie - March 4 Drivin' through the Ozark Boot Hills on our way home to St. Louie via Lawrence, Kan... a ride I've taken many times with our father,…