1. Beck's 'Morning Phase': The Billboard Cover Story

    February 14, 2014 12:25 PM EST Beck explains his first album in five years: "I'm not controlling where [the car] is going... just making sure it doesn't crash." Turns out Beck can make heartbreaking music , even when he actually is doing fine. Dressed in all black except for the tiny white polka…

  2. School of Seven Bells' Benjamin Curtis Dead at 35

    December 30, 2013 8:10 PM EST The guitarist had battled cancer since February School of Seven Bells' Benjamin Curtis has died. He was 35. The guitarist of the New York-based indie rock duo passed away Sunday night (Dec. 29), the Dallas Observer reports . He had suffered from T-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma, a form of…

  3. My Bloody Valentine to Headline L.A.'s FYF Fest

    May 13, 2013 3:45 PM EDT Shoegaze legends My Bloody Valentine will play their first U.S. gig since 2009 at Los Angeles' FYF Festival. Also on hand for the fest -- which runs Aug. 24-25 at L.A. State Historic Park -- are acts like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on the Radio, Solange, and MGMT. The decade-old punk and…

  4. Sasquatch Festival 2013: Mumford & Sons, Postal Service Top Lineup

    February 05, 2013 12:05 PM EST Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Vampire Weekend, Azealia Banks also performing at Washington fest. The 2013 Sasquatch! Music Festival lineup was revealed on Tuesday (Feb. 5), with folk-rock stars Mumford & Sons, the reunited Postal Service and quick-rising rap act Macklemore & Ryan…

  5. Hurricane Sandy Concert: Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel Performing

    November 15, 2012 10:45 AM EST Star-packed lineup taking over Madison Square Garden on Dec. 12. Kanye West , Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band , The Who and Billy Joel are among the artists set to perform at the "12.12.12." Concert for Sandy Relief, scheduled for Dec. 12. Paul McCartney , Roger Waters ,…

  6. Beck, Santigold, Modest Mouse To Headline 2012 Governors Ball

    February 21, 2012 12:25 PM EST New York City's Governors Ball Music Festival has revealed the lineup for its 2012 edition, to be held June 23-24. The bill features -- as usual -- dance-friendly artists like Passion Pit , Duck Sauce , Santigold , Major Lazer , Chromeo and Special Disco Version ( LCD Soundsystem's…

  7. Oh Land Brings the Beat to Billboard's SXSW Showcase

    March 18, 2011 1:00 PM EDT Nanna Øland Fabricius is the hardest-working woman in Austin. The Danish singer, better known by her stage name Oh Land, has an exhausting 11 showcases booked during South by Southwest, and her numerous appearances - and the fervor that seems to follow every one of them - has made her one of…

  8. Kanye West, Jane's Addiction, Killers Headlining Lollapalooza Chile

    January 28, 2011 11:30 AM EST K anye West , Jane's Addiction and the Killers will help Lollapalooza make its overseas debut this spring, as the U.S. festival heads to Chile on April 2 and 3. The full lineup for the festival, which will be held in O'Higgins Park in Santiago and produced by Lotus Productions and…

  9. The Strokes: 2011 Album Preview

    January 21, 2011 4:09 PM EST The Strokes "Angles" March 22 Despite reports of friction in the Strokes camp-borne out, perhaps, by the five-year break between albums-frontman Julian Casablancas has positive thoughts about the making of the New York quintet's fourth album, a 10-song effort that's due…

  10. Videos of the Week: Green Day's Broadway Surprise, B.o.B. on Ellen, Biz Markie Salutes Earth Day

    April 23, 2010 4:36 PM EDT In this week's top 10 videos that had everyone buzzing: Green Day gives "American Idiot" Broadway fans a special treat, Lauryn Hill hints at new music, B.o.B . stops by Ellen, Biz Markie salutes Earth Day, Lin Yu Chun (a.k.a. Taiwan's Susan Boyle ) and William Shatner duet…

  11. Devendra Banhart, "What Will We Be"

    October 28, 2009 1:31 PM EDT Devendra Banhart's major-label debut, "What Will We Be," was recorded with the same collaborators who graced his 2007 "Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon." This time the quintet holed up for two months in a Northern California cabin, and the resulting collection from…

  12. Devendra Banhart Finds Major-Label Freedom In 'What Will Be'

    October 09, 2009 2:43 PM EDT "I can see my songs in a movie," Devendra Banhart says, "as long as it's a movie no one will watch." The singer/songwriter, who says his eclectic, world-influenced folk rock is usually considered more "exotic, esoteric or idiosyncratic" than commercially…

  13. Charlotte Gainsbourg, Beck Team Up For 'IRM'

    September 08, 2009 11:15 AM EDT French singer and actress Charlotte Gainsbourg has collaborated with singer/songwriter Beck for her third album, "IRM," which is due in January 2010. "IRM" began as a straight-ahead production job for Beck, but eventually took on all other aspects of the recording,…

  14. Black Eyed Peas, M.I.A. Lead San Diego Street Scene Bill

    June 02, 2009 8:38 AM EDT The Black Eyed Peas, M.I.A., Thievery Corporation, Modest Mouse, the Dead Weather and Cake lead the lineup for the 2009 Street Scene festival, to be held Aug. 28-29 in downtown San Diego. The festival will be set up in San Diego's East Village, including Tailgate Park near Petco Park…

  15. LCD Soundsystem, Gnarls Barkley, My Morning Jacket For Darfur Benefit

    April 21, 2009 11:45 AM EDT Waxploitation Records is set to release its second Darfur benefit compilation, "Causes 2," on May 5. The fifteen song set culls rare and exclusive songs from a wide degree of artists, including Gnarls Barkley, My Morning Jacket, LCD Soundsystem, and Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings.…

  16. My Bloody Valentine, Cure Close Out Coachella

    April 20, 2009 12:00 PM EDT The 10th annual Coachella Music and Arts Festival concluded Sunday with a series of challenging, dissonant sets that saw the avant-garde take center stage on the event's final day of music. From My Bloody Valentine's wall of noise and Public Enemy's sonic sculptures to Devendra…

  17. M.I.A. Joins Coachella Saturday Lineup

    March 20, 2009 11:39 AM EDT Sri Lankan pop sensation M.I.A. has been added to the Coachella festival's Saturday night lineup, the event's producers announced today via their Twitter feed . M.I.A. replaces Amy Winehouse, who was forced to cancel her appearance earlier this month due to an assault charge in the…

  18. Jason Lytle Finding Life After Grandaddy

    February 10, 2009 3:41 PM EST Ex-Grandaddy frontman Jason Lytle will resurface this spring with his Anti- debut "Yours Truly, The Commuter." Due May 19, the 12-song set was recorded last year in Lytle's new home state of Montana. Except working with Thom Monohan (Dinosaur Jr, Devendra Banhart) on mixing,…

  19. The Strokes Getting Back To Work In '09

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Strokes plan to regroup in February, ending a hiatus that began after touring to promote 2006's "First Impressions of Earth," according to drummer Fabrizio Moretti. The Strokes plan to regroup in February, ending a hiatus that began after touring to promote 2006's …

  20. Beck, Wilco, Panic Set For Outside Lands Fest

    March 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Beck, Wilco, Widespread Panic and Primus lead the new additions to the lineup for the first Outside Lands festival, which will be held Aug. 22-24 at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. As previously rep Beck, Wilco, Widespread Panic and Primus lead the new additions to the lineup for the…

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