1. Mayer Hawthorne: MB Evolution Tour Artist Spotlight

    July 01, 2014 12:32 AM EDT Take a closer look at Mayer Hawthorne, one of three artists headlining the Mercedes-Benz Evolution Tour this summer & fall. See our full MB Evolution Tour hub here . Growing up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, it was only natural that Mayer Hawthorne would fall in love with both soul and hip-hop.…

  2. Stones Throw Records Launches Subscription Service

    January 24, 2012 4:39 PM EST Stones Throw Records is launching a digital subscription service, the Los Angeles indie label announced on Tuesday. The artist-run indie label, founded by Peanut Butter Wolf in 1996, will offer customers high-quality, DRM-free MP3s of its future releases buffet-style for $10 a month. The…

  3. Portishead, Jeff Mangum, Public Enemy Highlight ATP Music Fest

    October 04, 2011 11:30 AM EDT The fourth edition of All Tomorrow's Parties' annual East Coast music festival was one big greeting from Asbury Park. After three years of setting up shop on the charmingly dilapidated grounds of Kutsher's Country Club in New York's Castskills area, ATP's 2011 "I…

  4. Lady Gaga, Soundgarden, Arcade Fire Top Lollapalooza 2010 Lineup

    April 06, 2010 8:54 AM EDT L ady Gaga , Green Day , a reunited Soundgarden , Arcade Fire , the Strokes and Phoenix will headline this year's Lollapalooza, festival organizers confirmed today (Apr. 6). The National , Spoon , Devo , Cypress Hill , Cut Copy, the New Pornographers, Erykah Badu , Slightly Stoopid,…

  5. Breaking & Entering: Mayer Hawthorne

    October 23, 2009 12:37 PM EDT When Mayer Hawthorne was growing up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, he frequently confiscated his parents' record collection -- which included music by jazz and soul greats like Smokey Robinson , Curtis Mayfield and Leroy Hutson -- to play on his Fisher Price record player. But when Hawthorne,…

  6. Jay-Z, Vampire Weekend Kick Off Soggy All Points West

    August 01, 2009 10:43 AM EDT The second annual All Points West Music & Arts Festival kicked off Friday at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ, defined for a good part of the day by relentless wind and rain that added a little extra drama to the already newsworthy event. After the Beastie Boys' Adam "MCA…

  7. Stones Throw / May 8, 2009 / New York (American Museum of Natural History)

    May 12, 2009 12:15 PM EDT James Pants, Mayer Hawthorne, Dãm-Funk, and Peanut Butter Wolf--all artists on the independent hip-hop label Stones Throw Records--provided a celestial soundtrack Friday night (May 8) at “One Step Beyond,” a monthly series at the American Museum of Natural History where attendees experience…

  8. McCartney, Killers, Cure Anchor Coachella Lineup

    January 30, 2009 7:17 AM EST Paul McCartney, the Killers and the Cure lead the bill for the tenth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 17-19 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also confirmed are My Bloody Valentine, Amy Winehouse, Morrissey, Leonard Cohen and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. McCartney will…

  9. The Mars Volta Anchors L.A.'s Detour Festival

    July 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Mars Volta, Gogol Bordello, Shiny Toy Guns, the Presets, Cut Copy, Matt Costa and the Black Lips will lead this year's third annual LA Weekly Detour Music Festival, to be held Oct. 4 on Main and 1 The Mars Volta, Gogol Bordello, Shiny Toy Guns, the Presets, Cut Copy, Matt Costa and…

  10. Stones Throw Acts Set For 2K Sports Gaming Tour

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Six hip-hop artists on Stones Throw Records highlight the 14-stop, third annual 2K Sports Holiday Bounce Tour, co-sponsored by VTech Phones. Six hip-hop artists on Stones Throw Records highlight the 14-stop, third annual 2K Sports Holiday Bounce Tour, co-sponsored by VTech Phones. The cross…

  11. Tobin, Cut Chemist, Spooky Spin For Stalin Series

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Amon Tobin, Cut Chemist, DJ Spooky and J-Rocc are among the acts scheduled to perform at Pravda -- a "progressive exploration of sounds, sights and philosophies of the Stalin era," set for May 26 at t Amon Tobin, Cut Chemist, DJ Spooky and J-Rocc are among the acts scheduled to…

  12. Stone's Throw Acts Get Animated On CD/DVD

    August 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Madlib, Madvillain and late rapper/producer J Dilla are among the hip-hop artists featured on the collaborative CD/DVD set "Chrome Children," due Oct. 3 via Stones Throw/Adult Swim. Madlib, Madvillain and late rapper/producer J Dilla are among the hip-hop artists featured on the…

  13. TV On The Radio, Interpol Lead Plug Awards

    February 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST New York-based rock acts TV On The Radio and Interpol took top honors at last night's (Feb. 9) Plug Awards in New York City. TV On The Radio won album of the year for its Touch & Go release "Despe New York-based rock acts TV On The Radio and Interpol took top honors at last…

  14. Breaking & Entering

    December 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Jaylib and Death Cab for Cutie. IT TAKES TWO: Madlib and Jay Dee are no strangers to Billboard's charts. Jay Dee is better known as a member of Detroit-based Slum Village , and Madlib's Blue Note…

  15. Billboard Bits: Gracin, Mike Gordon, More Than Music

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Joshua Gracin, Mike Gordon, More Than Music "American Idol 2" finalist Joshua Gracin will not take part in the show's upcoming 39-city North American tour , due to military training commitments. Gracin, a Lance Corporal in the U.S. Marines, was the fourth runner-up in…

  16. Update: Radiohead, Beasties To Headline Field Day

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As had been rumored for several weeks, Radiohead and the Beastie Boys will headline the inaugural Field Day festival, set for June 7-8 at Enterprise Park in Calverton, Long Island, about 70 miles east As had been rumored for several weeks, Radiohead and the Beastie Boys will headline the…

  17. Update: Beasties, Chili Peppers To Headline Coachella

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Updating a story first posted earlier today, the Beastie Boys and the Red Hot Chili Peppers will headline the fourth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 26-27 in Indio, Calif. Updating a story first posted earlier today, the Beastie Boys and the Red Hot Chili Peppers…