1. Soundtrack to 'Finding Fela' Documentary Set for July 29 Release

    July 25, 2014 4:12 PM EDT On July 29, Knitting Factory Records will release the soundtrack to Finding Fela , Alex Gibney’s documentary on Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. Finding Fela  tells the story of Fela Kuti's life as well as the evolution of the Broadway musical Fela!.  The film premiered at Sundance, played…

  2. Robert Ellis, Hamilton Leithauser, Caitlin Rose Heading to Deer Tick's Newport Folk Fest Afterparties (Exclusive)

    July 22, 2014 10:00 AM EDT For the past several years, Deer Tick takes over the town of Newport, R.I.'s Blues Cafe for their legendary Newport Folk Festival afterparties, which have featured such luminaries as Jackson Browne, Jim James, and Dawes. They're doing it again this weekend, bringing with them…

  3. Lady Gaga Duets With Tony Bennett; Elvis Costello Performs at Montreal Jazz Festival (Video)

    July 03, 2014 10:17 AM EDT A milestone 35th-anniversary edition, which runs through July 6, brings out big names and surprises. For those attending the 35th edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal, which runs from June 26 through July 6, it’s been a nonstop party. Pulling out all the stops for its…

  4. 20 Hot Bonnaroo Moments Day 2: Kanye West's a 'Motherf---ing Rock Star,' Sam Smith Covers Arctic Monkeys

    June 14, 2014 4:50 AM EDT Skrillex brings out a special guest, Phoenix can't wait to see Kanye, and more from the first full day at the 'Roo. After Bonnaroo 2014 commenced with a half-day of music on Thursday, Friday (June 13) was an epic assortment of artists that began in the early afternoon and…

  5. Bonnaroo's 10 Toughest Scheduling Conflicts (And Who You Should See) 

    June 11, 2014 2:26 PM EDT Frank Ocean or Flaming Lips? Zedd or Lauryn Hill? Here are the most painful set overlaps, and which artist to see. Picture this: it's Friday night at Bonnaroo. The daytime heat has broken and you just filled your stomach with something from a nearby food truck that's healthy,…

  6. Brian Eno & Karl Hyde Roll Out Another New Album, Release Single ‘DBF’: Listen

    May 30, 2014 6:04 AM EDT Strike when the iron’s hot. That’s exactly what Brian Eno and Karl Hyde have done.  When the electronic music masters released a debut collaborative album earlier this month, “Someday World,” they found they were still smoking hot. So they struck again. The result is another new full-length…

  7. From Blur to 'Bots: Damon Albarn's 15 Defining Music Moments

    April 25, 2014 5:54 PM EDT As Damon Albarn gets set to release his first proper solo album, "Everyday Robots," it's easy to forget how versatile and eclectic he's been over the course of his career. Sure he's been at the forefront of Britpop and found crossover success in the U.S. with Blur,…

  8. Tribeca Film Festival: Music Docs Spotlight Nas, Bjork, James Brown + More

    March 28, 2014 9:51 AM EDT The Tribeca Film Festival has added music documentaries on James Brown and Bjork along with post-screening performances from rapper Nas, the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir and a tribute to jazz trumpeter Clark Terry featuring Quincy Jones, trumpeter Roy Hargrove, singer Dianne Reeves, pianist…

  9. 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…

  10. Bonnaroo 2014 Lineup: Kanye West, Elton John, Jack White Headlining

    February 19, 2014 9:30 PM EST Lionel Richie, Phoenix, Wiz Khalifa, Frank Ocean and a Superjam with Skrillex will also be showcased at the Tennessee fest. Kanye West will return to Bonnaroo six years after a disastrous performance at the Tennessee festival, as the full Roo lineup was unveiled through a broadcasted…

  11. Flea and Glenn Close Get Weird at Sundance for 'A Celebration of Music in Film'

    January 21, 2014 9:13 AM EST The unusual pairing of Flea, Glenn Close, a transgender country-rocker, Afrobeat and a new Lava/Republic singer gave Sunday night's "A Celebration of Music in Film" one its most varied lineups. Event organizer Tracy McKnight grooves to the Fela! Band with "Finding Fela…

  12. Sundance Kicks Off With 'Finding Fela' and the Fela! Band

    January 18, 2014 6:10 PM EST "Finding Fela," a multi-layered documentary that focus on the music and human rights message of Afrobeat founder Fela Kuti, exceeded expectations on the first day of the Sundance Film festival, receiving an enthusiastic response at the premieres that extended to the Internet and,…

  13. Sundance: 10 Must-See, Music-Related Movies Screening in Park City

    January 16, 2014 1:01 PM EST Nick Cave, Fela Kuti, Beck and Anne Hathaway highlight films with music elements at Sundance this year It’s nothing new to have musicians head by the planeload into Park City, Utah, to perform at various showcases, but this year’s line-up has a decidedly musical bent. Included are…

  14. Selena Gomez Film, Fela Doc to Play Sundance

    December 09, 2013 5:30 PM EST William H. Macy's film about a father grieving the death of his musician son who forms a rock band will be the closing night film at the Sundance Film Festival in January. "Rudderless," which Macy directed co-stars in, also features Selena Gomez, Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin,…

  15. Grammy Awards 2014: Full Nominations List

    December 06, 2013 11:00 PM EST Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Friday (Dec. 6), with select categories getting a primetime rollout during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" special on CBS. In terms of sheer numbers, Jay Z leads all with nine total nominations…

  16. Sound Selectors: The Top 10 Producers in Music

    October 21, 2013 12:10 PM EDT From an indie-rap hero’s surprise takeover to a hard rocker’s Nashville power move, our top 10 producers broke big boundaries and crafted even bigger hits. Here, we head behind the boards and profile the soundmen who ruled the charts. 10 Alex Da Kid “I want to make music that has no…

  17. Inside Boiler Room, Dance Music’s Internet Streaming Party

    April 11, 2013 2:01 PM EDT An exclusive peek into the world behind the camera. Barely 24 hours after playing a sold-out show at New York’s colossal Terminal 5 last October, Flying Lotus stood hunched over the DJ controls in a cramped warehouse tucked deep in the Lower East Side. The air was thick with smoke, and a…

  18. Jim James Q&A: How a Near-Death Experience and a 1929 Graphic Novel Saved His Life

    February 12, 2013 10:00 AM EST My Morning Jacket frontman talks debut solo album, getting fired from a Mel Gibson movie & why Catholic school was hell In October 2008, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James fell off a stage in Iowa City, suffering severe torso injuries and ending up being rushed to a nearby hospital.…

  19. Beck Performs Bowie Classic With 167-Piece Ensemble for Lincoln Project

    February 06, 2013 11:10 AM EST Beck recorded an eight-minute version of David Bowie's "Sound and Vision" with an 167-piece ensemble Tuesday night that will launch the Lincoln motor company's online "Hello, Again" series. Beck performed the track from Bowie's 1977 album "Low"…

  20. Destiny's Child's Michelle Williams Joins Musical 'Fela!'

    January 03, 2013 1:10 PM EST Former Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams is joining the latest national tour of the musical "Fela!" Producers said Thursday the singer, who starred on the UPN sitcom "Half & Half," will be onstage when the tour opens at Sidney Harman Hall in Washington, D.C…

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