1. Kurt Vile's 'Pretty Pimpin' Tops Adult Alternative Songs Chart

    March 03, 2016 4:05 PM EST Initially, it was Vile's first song to make a Billboard airplay chart. Now it's his first No. 1. Kurt Vile notches a career-first No. 1, collecting his initial leader on a Billboard airplay chart, as "Pretty Pimpin," the lead single from b'lieve I'm goin…

  2. Kurt Vile Was a 'Jeopardy!' Question This Week: Can You Guess These Other Musical Responses?

    February 03, 2016 5:20 PM EST Earlier this week, Kurt Vile was a correct response on Jeopardy!    Made it #jeopardy A photo posted by Kurt Vile (@kurtvile) on Feb 2, 2016 at 4:46pm PST Unsurprisingly, no one got it. Okay, so the show is having its annual College Championship this week, so it’s possible the question…

  3. CMJ, Despite the Internet, Logistics, and Few Brands, Keeps Kicking Out the Jams

    October 20, 2014 8:27 AM EDT Everything you need to know about CMJ Music Marathon naysayers can be found in Brooklyn Vegan 's endlessly infuriating, occasionally informative comments section. Last August, when the initial lineup for New York City's 33rd annual festival and conference was announced , the…

  4. 2014 Newport Folk Festival: 10 Best Performances

    July 28, 2014 11:59 AM EDT Not even the threat of thunderstorms, torrential downpours, and Friday afternoon bumper-to-bumper traffic on I-95 could get in the way of Newport Folk Festival ringing in its 55th year -- or soul icon Mavis Staples  her 75th. "Thank you to [festival founder] George Wein for letting me…

  5. SXSW: John Doe of X, Kieran Leonard Give Accounts of Fatal Incident

    March 13, 2014 2:37 PM EDT "It seemed like he was deliberately swerving to try to hit people, sort of like a video game," Leonard says of the suspect Billboard has spoken with artists and others who were at or around the scene of the fatal car crash on Red River Street in Austin during South By Southwest.…

  6. Future, Chance the Rapper, Kurt Vile Added to SXSW Lineup

    February 10, 2014 8:11 PM EST Bob Mould, Schoolboy Q also among newly-announced lineup additions A new wave of participants in this year's South by Southwest has been announced, including multiple artists spanning various genres -- from buzz acts to established artists. Rappers Future and Chance the Rapper will grace…

  7. Fun Fun Fun Fest: Snoop Dogg, Slayer, Television Top Eclectic Austin Lineup

    July 10, 2013 11:40 AM EDT It will be an eclectic, nostalgia-filled weekend at this year's Fun Fun Fun Fest, with Snoop Dogg, Slayer, Television and MGMT among the headliners for the three-day event to be held November 8-10 at Auditorium Shores in Austin, Texas. Organizers announced the lineup on Wednesday for…

  8. Best Coast Team With Jon Brion, Urban Outfitters for Sophomore Album

    May 07, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Best Coast 's Bethany Cosentino still writes all of her songs in her bedroom in Los Angeles, describing the setting as her "safe place." As the indie-pop duo continues developing a national identity and prepares for another U.S. tour, Cosentino feels most relaxed in her native…

  9. 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).…

  10. Austin City Limits 2011: 14 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    September 17, 2011 2:16 PM EDT "Keep Austin Weird" has become something of an official tagline for Texas' capital city -- a notion that even Kanye and Coldplay tried to abide by on Friday (Sept. 16). Did the first day of the tenth annual Austin City Limits festival live up to expectations? Read onward for 14…

  11. Storm Hits Pukkelpop Festival in Belgium: At Least 3 Dead, 70 Injured

    August 18, 2011 4:35 PM EDT A wind and hail storm battered the famed Pukkelpop Festival in Hasselt, Belgium on Thursday, killing at least three people and injuring dozens, according to a medical response official. There is local news video of the storm's initial aftermath showing stage equipment dangling in high…

  12. Iggy and the Stooges, Scientists Power Up ATP New York

    September 04, 2010 6:36 PM EDT Although it doesn't involve actual camping like Bonnaroo or Sasquatch, no festival feels more like summer camp than All Tomorrow's Parties New York. The American spinoff of the 10 year-old UK fest launched its third annual event on Friday (Sept. 3) at Monticello, N.Y.'s…

  13. Guided By Voices To Reunite For Matador Records' Las Vegas B-day Bash

    June 29, 2010 4:57 PM EDT G uided By Voices , the classic indie rock band from Dayton, Ohio formed by prolific songwriter and lead singer Robert Pollard in 1983, is reuniting its "classic '93 - '96 lineup" for Matador Records' 21st birthday party in Las Vegas, NV. According to Billboard…