1. CODE Picks of the Week: Klaxons, Claptone and More

    February 28, 2014 6:27 PM EST Klaxons, “There Is No Other Time” (Claptone remix) [Akashic] Claptone reworks this Gorgon City-produced comeback single for the original nu-ravers that harkens to the intergalactic vibes of their early work. Psychemagik featuring Renegade, “Black Noir Schwarz” [Crosstown Rebels] The multi…

  2. Disclosure: The New Faces of House Music Talk About Creating Their 'Settle' Album

    June 05, 2013 1:12 PM EDT The Disclosure brothers discuss the origins of the beyond-their-years sounds of debut album. A few days before the release of their debut “Settle” – an album which is already being hailed as the EDM generation’s conversion experience to “real” house music, brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence…

  3. Keira Knightley Marries Klaxons Keyboardist James Righton

    May 06, 2013 7:24 AM EDT Oscar-nominated actress Keira Knightley has married James Righton, a founding member of Mercury Music Prize-winning group the Klaxons, in a low-key wedding ceremony in southern France. The couple, who have been dating since 2011 and got engaged last year, were reportedly wed in Mazan,…

  4. Splendour in the Grass 2013: Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean, The National Confirmed

    April 24, 2013 3:43 AM EDT Australia’s hugely popular mid-year Splendour in the Grass festival today revealed a line-up with something for every indie music fan – a bill that includes Mumford & Sons, Empire of the Sun, Frank Ocean, the National, Of Monsters and Men, TV on the Radio and James Blake. The July 26 –…

  5. Lollapalooza 2011: 15 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    August 06, 2011 12:00 PM EDT "Welcome weirdos!" was Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell 's message at the 10AM press conference that kicked off the 20th anniversary of the festival yesterday morning (Aug. 5) in Chicago's Grant Park. "In 1991, I expected about 10,000 weirdos," the dapper…

  6. Eminem, Taio Cruz Top U.K. Charts

    August 30, 2010 11:10 AM EDT T aio Cruz debuted at No. 1 on the new U.K. singles chart yesterday (Sunday) with "Dynamite" (4th & Broadway/Universal Island), as Eminem started a fourth separate stint atop the album survey with "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal). "Dynamite" is Cruz's…

  7. Israeli Raid On Gaza-Bound Flotilla Draws Mixed Artist Reaction

    June 11, 2010 12:10 PM EDT When the Pixies canceled their first-ever performance in Israel just three days before a scheduled June 9 gig in Tel Aviv, the veteran indie rock band became the latest in a string of acts to call off shows in the Jewish state. The Pixies' decision came a week after an Israeli commando…

  8. Pixies Calls Off Israel Concert After Gaza Raid

    June 07, 2010 8:17 AM EDT Pixies has canceled a concert in Tel Aviv in the wake of Israel's deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla. The group's Tel Aviv promoter, Shuki Weiss, relayed a statement from the band announcing the cancellation "with great regret." The band did not specify why it was…

  9. Kasabian, Florence Lead Mercury Prize Nominations

    July 21, 2009 11:57 AM EDT Alt-rock acts Florence & The Machine and Kasabian have emerged as the bookmakers' favorites for the 2009 Barclaycard Mercury Prize, the U.K.'s album of the year award. The two acts were quoted at odds of 5/1 by leading U.K. bookmaker William Hill when the shortlist for the 2009…

  10. Kasabian, Florence Lead Mercury Prize Nominations

    July 21, 2009 9:08 AM EDT Alt-rock acts Florence & The Machine and Kasabian have emerged as the bookmakers' favorites for the 2009 Barclaycard Mercury Prize, the U.K.'s album of the year award. The two acts were quoted at odds of 5/1 by leading U.K. bookmaker William Hill when the shortlist for the 2009…

  11. Kraftwerk, MGMT, Fleet Foxes Top UK Bestival Bill

    February 27, 2009 10:03 AM EST German electropop veterans Kraftwerk will headline Bestival on the Isle Of Wight on Saturday, Sept. 12. The U.K. festival, organized by DJ Rob da Bank, will be held at Robin Hill Country Park on Sept. 11 to 13 and will feature a new site layout. U.K. electronic act Massive Attack will…

  12. U.K. Artists Form Coalition To Protect Rights

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Dozens of U.K. artists, including Radiohead, The Verve, Kaiser Chiefs and Kate Nash, have signed up to a new representative body, the Featured Artists' Coalition. Dozens of U.K. artists, including Radiohead, The Verve, Kaiser Chiefs and Kate Nash, have signed up to a new representative…

  13. Crystal Castles

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "Go easy on me." That's how Ethan Kath, one half of electronics-obsessed duo Crystal Castles, begins his interview with Billboard.com -- and for good reason. "Go easy on me." That's how Ethan Kath, one half of electronics-obsessed duo Crystal Castles, begins his…

  14. Stones 'Shine' At London Film Premiere

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT From out of the gloom on a drizzly London night, the spotlight fell squarely on the Rolling Stones as Martin Scorsese's concert film "Shine a Light" got the red carpet treatment in the capital. From out of the gloom on a drizzly London night, the spotlight fell squarely on the…

  15. Arctic Monkeys Dominate NME Awards

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Arctic Monkeys dominated the NME music awards tonight (Feb. 28) in London by scooping the best British band, best track and best video prizes. The Arctic Monkeys dominated the NME music awards tonight (Feb. 28) in London by scooping the best British band, best track and best video prizes.…

  16. Monkeys, Foos, Take That Reign At Brit Awards

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST It was all set up as the night pop would rule again. But rockers the Arctic Monkeys and Foo Fighters tweaked the script for the Brit Awards 2008, grabbing two awards each tonight (Feb. 20) alongside T It was all set up as the night pop would rule again. But rockers the Arctic Monkeys and Foo…

  17. Pop Acts Score Big At BRIT Nominations

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Pop acts dominate this year's BRIT Awards nominations, with Leona Lewis, Mika and Take That each up for four awards. Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, Mark Ronson and Kate Nash each scored three nominati Pop acts dominate this year's BRIT Awards nominations, with Leona Lewis, Mika and…

  18. The Shins Head Nominees For mtvU Woodies

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With three nominations, the Shins lead the pack for the 2007 mtvU Woodie Awards. The group is up for Woodie of the year, the alumni Woodie and the viral Woodie honors. Modest Mouse, Gym Class Heroes, With three nominations, the Shins lead the pack for the 2007 mtvU Woodie Awards. The group is…

  19. Tunes On TV

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on television for the week of September 10 - 16. MONDAY, Sept. 10 "The Sauce," Fuse Featured artist(s): The Used. "Access Granted,"BET Featured artist(s): Wyclef Jean, Lil Wayne, Akon, Niia. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): Glen…

  20. Klaxons Win U.K.'s 2007 Mercury Prize

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Klaxons' "Myths of the Near Future" was awarded the U.K.'s Nationwide Mercury Prize today (Sept. 4) in London, beating out records by 11 others, including Amy Winehouse and Arctic Monkeys, to be c The Klaxons' "Myths of the Near Future" was awarded the U…

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