1. Austin City Limits 2012: Weezer Plays the Hits, Black Keys & Avicii Rock Friday

    October 13, 2012 11:30 AM EDT The Black Keys , Weezer and Avicii closed out the first night of the 11th annual Austin City Limits Music Festival with packed performances Friday, as thousands of fans braved the fall heat to kick off the weekend. Photos: Austin City Limits Austin's 351-acre Zilker Park played host to…

  2. 615 Spotlight: Cloverdayle Talk 'Kids,' Tour

    October 03, 2012 2:15 PM EDT Chad and Rachel Hamar, who comprise rising new country duo Cloverdayle, admit that there are many different sounds that influenced them on their debut single "Like We Were Kids Again," as well as their album "9 Miles Down A Ten Mile Road." "Both of us came such a…

  3. Alt-J Ready for U.S. Debut With 'An Awesome Wave'

    September 15, 2012 1:15 PM EDT "Is it too much to expect that we have a new sound?" asks Gus Unger-Hamilton, keyboardist of English band Alt-J , whose moniker is a computer keyboard command that results in the Greek letter Delta. Unger-Hamilton is responding to the most common criticism in any write-up of his…

  4. Ne-Yo and The Vaccines Top U.K. Charts

    September 10, 2012 10:40 AM EDT London rock quartet the Vaccines won their first U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Sunday) with their sophomore set "Come Of Age," as R&B luminary Ne-Yo 's "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)" became his fourth chart-topping single in the territory ahead…

  5. Datsik Spirals: DJ Will Tour in a Vortex

    August 27, 2012 5:40 PM EDT Exclusive First Look at His 'Trippy' Booth for Firepower Records Tour Datsik is ready to spend the nights on his upcoming Firepower Records Tour in a vortex. For real. The Canadian dubstep DJ and producer (ne Troy Beetles) hatched the idea for the vortex-shaped DJ booth he'll…

  6. Robert Plant's New Band Makes U.S. Debut in Mississippi

    August 15, 2012 11:50 AM EDT Led Zeppelin Icon Brings the Sensational Space Shifters to the Sunflower Blues Festival Storied British frontman Robert Plant has long since proved that his remit extends far beyond the rock lexicon. But with the consummation of his latest meticulously assembled group of co-workers, he seems…

  7. Fleetwood Mac to Tour in 2013, Says Stevie Nicks

    July 12, 2012 1:10 PM EDT The members of Fleetwood Mac are all on board to tour in 2013, Stevie Nicks revealed on Thursday. "It's the plan," Nicks told "CBS This Morning" of the band's first outing since 2009's "Unleashed" tour. "Because that's what we do. I do my…

  8. The Flaming Lips Break Jay-Z's 24-Hour Performance Record

    June 29, 2012 10:25 AM EDT Psych rockers perform eight shows in one day It's official: The Flaming Lips are the music world's road warriors. The psychedelic rockers from Oklahoma set a new Guinness World Record for most live shows in a 24-hour period, finishing off their feat of eight performances Thursday…

  9. Iris DeMent to 'Sing the Delta,' First New Music in 16 Years

    June 28, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Exclusive First Listen: Hear the Title Song ... Album Art & Tracklisting Iris DeMent will close out a 16-year gap since her last album of originals on October 2, when "Sing the Delta" is released on the acclaimed folk singer's Flariella label. DeMent tells Billboard she&…

  10. Candid Covers: Delta Rae Sings Fleetwood Mac's 'The Chain'

    June 12, 2012 12:00 PM EDT North Carolina folk rock band Delta Rae has a lot in common with Fleetwood Mac , blending male and female vocals in a soft rock, bluesy style both on their own music and for their cover of "The Chain." Watch them perform the song and talk about how a small moment with Fleetwood Mac…

  11. Austin City Limits Lineup: Chili Peppers, Neil Young, Black Keys Headlining

    May 22, 2012 1:05 AM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers will top a loaded bill at October's Austin City Limits. The 130-band lineup will include Neil Young and Crazy Horse , the Black Keys , Jack White , Florence + the Machine and the Avett Brothers atop the bill. The annual Texas festival will span Oct. 12-14 in Zilker…

  12. Appreciation: The Miracle of Levon Helm

    April 20, 2012 10:45 AM EDT Some concerts stick with you when you wonder if it's the last time you'll ever see a particular performer. Levon Helm was a mystery that way. He took his place behind the drums positioned downstage at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles on Aug. 15, 2010, the audience clearly relieved…

  13. Lollapalooza 2012 Lineup: Black Sabbath, Chili Peppers, Black Keys Headlining

    April 11, 2012 1:00 AM EDT The extra-colorful lineup for the 2012 Lollapalooza festival, led by the Black Keys , Red Hot Chili Peppers and a reunited Black Sabbath , was unveiled on Wednesday morning (Apr. 11). The annual C3 Presents-promoted fest will return to Chicago's Grant Park for the eighth consecutive year…

  14. Robert Johnson Feted at All-Star Apollo Blues Hall of Fame Benefit

    March 08, 2012 7:02 PM EST The Roots, Elvis Costello, Taj Mahal, Chuck D and Macy Gray Among The Stellar Line Up A low-key Tuesday night in New York City set the scene for a casually brilliant night of Blues-with-a-capital-B at the Apollo on March 6 as The Roots , Elvis Costello , Taj Mahal , Chuck D , Macy Gray , Todd…

  15. Obama Sings 'Sweet Home Chicago': Video

    February 21, 2012 11:10 PM EST First soul, now blues. A month after enjoying his Al Green moment at a fundraising event, President Obama busted out the presidential pipes again on Tuesday (Feb. 21) and sang a few frames of "Sweet Home Chicago" during a blues explosion at the White House. In what appears to be the…

  16. Dave Matthews Band Returns to the Road

    February 15, 2012 8:25 AM EST Band Sets 2012 Tour Dates Dave Matthews Band , one of the most successful touring bands in history, will embark on a full-blown North American summer tour after taking 2011 off the road, save for four regional DMB-curated festivals known as Caravans. DMB sold more tickets than any act on the…

  17. 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).…

  18. SI's Swimsuit Issue Embraces Indie Rock

    February 03, 2012 8:00 AM EST Bands Like Black Lips to Share New Music Online & Perform at Beauties & Beats Fest in Las Vegas For nearly 50 years, Time Inc.'s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue has been the ultimate showcase for the hottest models (and, technically, swimwear) in fashion. But for the first time…

  19. Track Review: Faith Hill, 'Come Home'

    December 13, 2011 8:00 AM EST FAITH HILL "Come Home" (5:38) Producers: Byron Gallimore, Faith Hill Writer: Ryan Tedder Publisher: Sony/ATV Tunes LLC/Velvet Hammer Music/Midnight Miracle Music (ASCAP) Warner Bros./WAR For the first single from her upcoming album on Warner Bros. Records, Faith Hill has chosen a…

  20. Spotlight On Eruption Music Group

    November 11, 2011 2:57 PM EST Chart Article An Indie Ignites Eruption Music Group takes DIY path to launch diverse new roster. Dream loud. It's the slogan of Eruption Music Group and words to live by for company CEO/artist Marco Bosco and his partner, president/co-founder Aaron J. Braunstein. After Bosco's deal…

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