1. Riot Fest 2015 Lineups Feature Modest Mouse, Iggy Pop, Ice Cube & No Doubt

    May 28, 2015 10:55 AM EDT Riot Fest has announced the first wave of artists for its 2015 events in Chicago, Denver, and Toronto, featuring headliners  Modest Mouse , No Doubt , Faith No More , Iggy Pop , Ice Cube  and Snoop Dogg . The Ultimate Summer Festival Guide: Who to See, What to Wear and Where to Stay In…

  2. Late Night Music Roundup: John Fogerty, Modest Mouse, Kodaline

    April 30, 2015 6:06 AM EDT It was like a gathering of American greats on the Late Show when John Fogerty performed at the invitation of the program’s outgoing host, David Letterman .  “Over the years we’ve had such tremendous music.  And no greater than tonight,” Letterman told the audience as Fogerty took the stage.…

  3. Celebrate Brooklyn! Announces Summer Season With Chaka Khan, Lucinda Williams, Esperanza Spalding

    April 29, 2015 3:54 PM EDT Esperanza Spalding , Lucinda Williams , The New Pornographers and Third World are among the diverse headliners announced today for the Celebrate Brooklyn! performing arts series , one of the nation’s longest-running free summer festivals, which will open June 3 with a performance by Chaka…

  4. Check Out These 10 Cool Indie Rock Bands You Probably Haven't Heard of Yet

    April 01, 2015 7:00 AM EDT Who says only hipsters should know the hot, new bands? Just because Billboard is all about chart-topping bands doesn't mean we aren't in tune with the underground. There are plenty of killer bands out there, just waiting to be discovered! We've picked out 10 that are ready for…

  5. Modest Mouse Set For Top Five Debut on Billboard 200

    March 20, 2015 5:44 PM EDT Rock band Modest Mouse is aiming for its second top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart with Strangers To Ourselves . Industry forecasters say the new set, which was released on March 17 through Epic Records, may move around 65,000 in album equivalent units by the end of the tracking week on…

  6. Party With Modest Mouse, Natasha Lyonne, and Woodland Punks in 'Lampshades on Fire' Video

    March 20, 2015 3:03 PM EDT Maybe if you combined Jimmy Eat World's "The Middle" underwear pool party video with a scene from House of 1000 Corpses , you'd get something like this. Modest Mouse has shared the music video for its successful single "Lampshades on Fire." It features Orange Is…

  7. Modest Mouse Returns to No. 1 on Alternative Songs After More Than a Decade

    March 19, 2015 5:35 PM EDT Modest Mouse 's "Lampshades on Fire" rises 2-1 on Alternative Songs chart dated March 28, giving the rock band its second No. 1 -- and first since "Float On" topped the list for one week on July 31, 2004. The track rises to the top despite a decline in plays at the…

  8. Exclusive: Firefly Music Festival Eliminates Single-Day Tickets, Nears Sellout in 2015

    March 18, 2015 10:00 AM EDT When the Firefly Music Festival launched in 2012, organizers had a long-term vision of building the Dover, Delaware, event into the "premiere East Coast music festival," says festival director Greg Bostrom . "We felt like there was an opportunity there for the Coachella,…

  9. Modest Mouse Frontman Isaac Brock on the 8-Year Wait for Their New LP & His Issues With 'Portlandia'

    March 18, 2015 9:00 AM EDT What's the deal with Modest Mouse ? Eight years since its last studio LP and eleven since the surprise success of "Float On," the 22-year old band finally returns with Strangers to Ourselves, a rollicking 57-minute indie rock power trip through old west saloon pianos,…

  10. Chart Highlights: Taylor Swift's 'Style' Fashionably Flies to No. 1 on Pop Songs

    March 16, 2015 4:25 PM EDT The song is her third leader on the list from '1989.' Plus, Mumford & Songs blast back and other new No. 1s for Nicki Minaj, Modest Mouse, Brett Eldredge & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All…

  11. Chart Highlights: Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars Top Adult Pop Songs, Nate Ruess Debuts Solo

    March 02, 2015 5:25 PM EST 'Uptown Funk!' takes over atop another tally, while Ruess arrives on his own with 'Nothing Without Your Love.' Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio airplay except for Dance Club…

  12. Chart Highlights: Madonna's 'Living for Love' Debuts on Pop Songs, Leads Dance Club Songs

    February 23, 2015 4:45 PM EST The Queen of Pop returns to top 40 radio and, as previously reported, celebrates her historic coronation on Dance Club Songs. Plus, new No. 1s for Calvin Harris, Thomas Rhett & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All…

  13. Chart Highlights: Mana, Shakira Debut at No. 1 on Latin Airplay

    February 16, 2015 4:15 PM EST Plus, new leaders for Walk the Moon, Modest Mouse, Mary J. Blige, Florida Georgia Line, Ricky Martin & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio airplay except for Dance Club Songs, which is based on…

  14. Fat Possum Opens Its Own Vinyl Pressing Plant to Meet (Its Own) Demand

    December 23, 2014 10:55 AM EST Memphis Record Pressing, a new vinyl pressing plant dreamed up and run by Fat Possum founder Matthew Johnson , in partnership with Bruce Watson and AudioGraphics Masterworks owners Mark Yoshida and Brandon Seavers , is ready for business 10 months after construction began in March of this…

  15. Chart Highlights: Aretha Franklin Tops Dance Club Songs for First Time in 16 Years

    December 22, 2014 2:05 PM EST The icon's cover of Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep' returns her to No. 1. Plus, new leaders for Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio airplay…

  16. Modest Mouse's New Album, 'Strangers to Ourselves,' Will Be Out in March

    December 14, 2014 7:50 PM EST Modest Mouse teased a new single called "Lampshades on Fire" last week with an Instagram post , and now the band has let a lucky fan release news of a new album set for next year.  Modest Mouse & Brand New Rock New York's Forest Hills Stadium According to a Twitter post…

  17. Kendrick Lamar, Flaming Lips to Headline Inaugural Hudson Project

    April 01, 2014 2:28 PM EDT Kendrick Lamar, Flaming Lips, Bassnectar and Modest Mouse will headline the inaugural edition of The Hudson Project , a new three-day festival set for July 11-13 in Saugerties, NY. Located at Winston Farm in view of the Catskill Mountains and featuring four stages, an art village and gourmet…

  18. Johnny Marr Pours Cold Water on Smiths Reunion: Fans Need to ‘Find A Hobby’

    August 12, 2013 6:10 AM EDT Smiths fans, don’t hold your breath on a reunion. Johnny Marr has put another nail in the iconic British group’s coffin. The guitarist has told The Japan Times that followers of the Smiths had to face facts – there won’t be a “big happy ending.” And they ought to “go and find a hobby.” Marr…

  19. Jangle All The Way: New Acts Soften Alternative Airwaves

    November 08, 2012 11:05 AM EST As Mumford & Sons flex retail muscle, alternative radio is finding that hits don't always have to be hard. The biggest sales week for a rock album since 2008 wasn't set by a veteran act like Green Day , Red Hot Chili Peppers or U2 . Nor was it tallied by a band synonymous with…

  20. Firefly 2012: Highlights From Delaware's First Major Music Fest

    July 23, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Delaware may be the First State in the union, but it's probably one of the last that you'd associate with cutting-edge rock music. That changed this past weekend when the home of NASCAR races, beachfront condos and tax-free shopping hosted the inaugural Firefly Music Festival , an…

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