1. 'Pancake Mountain,' Kid-Friendly and Music-Centric Series, Returns with New Season of (Weird) Programming

    September 02, 2014 10:18 AM EDT The series, co-conceptualized by punk demigod Ian Mackaye and ressurected thanks to the patronage of 'Star Wars' director J.J. Abrams, returns today. Katy Perry 's slightly scantily-clad performance on Sesame Street may not have flown with Big Bird -- or parents -- but the…

  2. Flaming Lips Drummer Says He Was Fired for Criticizing Wayne Coyne's Friend

    May 02, 2014 4:46 PM EDT But a current member insists the band and Scurlock "parted ways because of the usual band musical differences. The rest has been blown way out" New information on the March firing of Flaming Lips drummer Kliph Scurlock is exposing an alleged dark side of frontman Wayne Coyne. A…

  3. 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…

  4. Fall Album Preview 2012

    August 31, 2012 10:25 AM EDT Chart Article From No Doubt and Green Day to Wiz Khalifa, Deadmau5, and Jason Aldean and far beyond, Billboard spotlights which rock, hip-hop, Latin, country, indie and pop artists and albums to watch for in the season ahead. Who will reign supreme in autumn 2012? Here are 125 contenders we&…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. Deerhoof, "Deerhoof vs. Evil"

    February 12, 2011 5:41 PM EST Deerhoof 's 10th full-length may be its first away from longtime label Kill Rock Stars, but the recent jump to Polyvinyl Records doesn't signal a sea change for the veteran art-rock group's formula. If anything, "Deerhoof vs. Evil" feels like an instant continuation…

  8. Flaming Lips Lock In ATP New York Lineup

    August 07, 2009 11:57 AM EDT With a new album on the horizon, everyone's favorite Oklahoma band the Flaming Lips has also fulfilled its role as curator for the U.S. editions of the All Tomorrow's Parties festival, to be held September 11-13 in Monticello, New York. Bands added to the Sunday lineup include Super…

  9. The Dear Hunter, "Act III: Life And Death"

    July 07, 2009 4:16 PM EDT The Boston-based Dear Hunter shares any number of parallels with the similarly named groups Deerhunter and Deerhoof , most notably an animal namesake and a penchant for dramatic, dissonant, style-shifting rock. But the Dear Hunter's war-themed third release (and part three of its rock…

  10. TV On The Radio, Public Enemy Set For 'Roots Picnic'

    March 13, 2009 9:00 AM EDT TV On The Radio, Public Enemy, the Black Keys and Santigold are among the acts handpicked by The Roots to play the band's second annual hometown "Roots Picnic" on June 6 at Festival Pier in Philadelphia. Public Enemy will perform the classic album "It Takes a Nation of…

  11. Pharrell, Oakenfold, Of Montreal Remix Maroon 5

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pharrell Williams, Of Montreal, Deerhoof, David Banner and Paul Oakenfold are among the disparate names joining forces for the Maroon 5 remix album "Call & Response," due Dec. 9 via A&M/Octone Pharrell Williams, Of Montreal, Deerhoof, David Banner and Paul Oakenfold are…

  12. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    October 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Oasis rocks from its soul, Bob Dylan empties the vault and Rachael Yamagata offers two for the price of one in this week's Hot Product. The long-awaited release of "The Clash at Shea" (Legacy), chronicling a 1982 opening set for the Who in New York. The latest release from the…

  13. Initial Bands Announced For CMJ 2008

    August 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Broken Social Scene, Deerhoof, They Might Be Giants and Lee "Scratch" Perry are among the first acts confirmed for the 2008 CMJ Music Marathon, to be held Oct. 21-25 in New York. Broken Social Scene, Deerhoof, They Might Be Giants and Lee "Scratch" Perry are among the…

  14. Deerhoof Prepares To 'Offend' On New Album

    July 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Experimental rock act Deerhoof returns this fall with its ninth album, "Offend Maggie," due Oct. 7 via Kill Rock Stars. Experimental rock act Deerhoof returns this fall with its ninth album, "Offend Maggie," due Oct. 7 via Kill Rock Stars. The 14-song set marks a change in…

  15. Celebrate Brooklyn! Turns 30 With Hayes, Orton

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Celebrate Brooklyn! concert series in Prospect Park will mark its 30th birthday this summer via a typically eclectic slate of performances. The Celebrate Brooklyn! concert series in Prospect Park will mark its 30th birthday this summer via a typically eclectic slate of performances. Isaac…

  16. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    September 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney continues on his hot streak with a new album, rap titans 50 Cent and Kanye West square off in a Sept. 11 shootout, indie heavyweights Pinback and Animal Collective take it to the next le Bad Boy boy band B5's "Don't Talk, Just Listen." Pixies frontman Frank…

  17. Music On TV: July 16 - July 22

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for July 16 - July 22, 2007. MONDAY, July 16 "The Sauce," Fuse Featured artist(s): Underoath, Mute Math, Avenged Sevenfold. "Greek," ABC Family Channel Featured artist(s): Plain White T's. "The Daily Habit," FUEL TV Featured artist(s):…

  18. Arcade Fire, Air Set For Bowie-Curated Festival

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Arcade Fire, Air, Deerhoof, Secret Machines and the Polyphonic Spree are among the first acts confirmed for the inaugural High Line Festival, which, as previouly reported, will be curated by David The Arcade Fire, Air, Deerhoof, Secret Machines and the Polyphonic Spree are among the first…

  19. Garage Rock

    March 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Our Coolest Song in the World comes generally from two categories: contemporary garage rock (traditional rock'n'roll) and songs that transcend all categories and exist under the fringe of our as-inclu Our Coolest Song in the World comes generally from two categories: contemporary…

  20. 11OnTV

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Mar. 12 - Mar. 18, 2007. MONDAY, Mar. 12 "Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony," VH1C Featured Artists: : Grandmaster Flash, R.E.M., The Ronettes (also scheduled: Patti Smith, Van Halen, Eddie Vedder, Keith Richards, Jay-Z, Velvet Revolver,…

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