1. Chet Faker, Sia, 5SOS, Iggy Azalea Nominated for ARIA Awards

    October 07, 2014 4:23 AM EDT With a total of nine nominations, electronic-beat singer-songwriter  Chet Faker  is the frontrunner heading into the 2014 ARIA Awards. Though the likes of Sheppard , Sia , Dan Sultan , 5 Seconds Of Summer , Iggy Azalea   and Violent Soho aren’t far behind. Over the past two years, it would…

  2. Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore Opens-Up on Split with Kim Gordon, New Life & Love In London

    March 05, 2014 11:26 PM EST The indie rock world was shocked when Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon announced they were splitting up in 2011 after 27 years of marriage. Beyond the reality check -- that one of the coolest relationships around was merely mortal -- came the realization that Sonic Youth was…

  3. 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…

  4. Yoko Ono Q&A: 'I Know I'm Good'

    September 25, 2012 10:45 AM EDT Iconic Artist Talks Legacy, Politics and New Album With Fellow Experimenters Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon At first glance, the notion of Yoko Ono pairing with Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth to create a mini-album of experimental noise rock with Ono's spoken word and howled…

  5. Beck Unveiling New Songs on 'Sound Shapes' Game

    July 18, 2012 9:00 AM EDT Beck is contributing three unreleased songs to the upcoming video game "Sound Shapes," developer Queasy Games announced on Wednesday. His tracks "Cities," "Touch the People" and "Spiral Staircase," will each soundtrack a level of the game. "Sound…

  6. Yoko Ono, Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon Announce Trio Album

    June 20, 2012 8:34 PM EDT Yoko Ono and Sonic Youth 's Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore will pool their avant-garde powers for "YOKOKIMTHURSTON," according to SPIN . The collaborative album is due Sept. 25 on Chimera Music, with 14-minute single "Early in the Morning" out now. The previously…

  7. St. Vincent Heading to 'Gossip Girl,' 'Portlandia'

    February 01, 2012 9:06 PM EST St. Vincent is heading from the stage to the small screen. According to Pitchfork , the indie rock act will make an appearance on the CW's "Gossip Girl" on Feb. 13, performing "Strange Mercy" tracks "Cruel and Cheerleader." The show's previous…

  8. Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon Announce Separation

    October 14, 2011 8:17 PM EDT Indie rock's first couple is calling it quits. Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon, married since 1984 and performers together in influential noise-rockers Sonic Youth since 1981, announced their separation via a Matador Records rep on Friday, according to Spin . "Musicians Kim Gordon and…

  9. Eclectic Austin City Limits Fest Anchored By Burke Tributes, Eagles

    October 11, 2010 12:47 PM EDT The Strokes , Muse , the Eagles and Phish were the big names at the 2010 Austin City Limits Music Festival this weekend (Oct. 8-10), but it was a more modest act that seemed to have divine inspiration. Austin City Limits Photos Muse, the Strokes, Eagles and more. ( Photos by Scott Melcer ) At…

  10. Yoko Ono and Lady Gaga Perform Together for Plastic Ono Band Tribute

    October 04, 2010 3:55 PM EDT Beatlemania is even more rampant than usual this week with John Lennon 's 70th birthday looming on Saturday. Yoko Ono amplified anticipation this weekend when she headlined "We Are Plastic Ono Band" tribute shows Oct. 1-2 at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles, sharing the…

  11. John Lennon 70th Birthday Events

    October 03, 2010 2:55 PM EDT A Tribute to the Creativity that Touched Generations There are places we remember, all our lives, though some have changed. Seventy years after the birth of John Winston Ono Lennon , the memories and music live on. We remember where we were that night those lads from Liverpool leapt a wild…

  12. ATP NY 2010: 10 Reasons It Rocked

    September 07, 2010 2:20 PM EDT The third annual New York edition of All Tomorrows Parties rocked the Catskills this past weekend (Sept 3-5) with three days of raw power blasting out of the amps of everyone from Iggy & the Stooges and Sonic Youth to Raekwon and GZA. The bill itself was reason enough to head up to…

  13. Lady Gaga to Perform with Yoko at Plastic Ono Band Concert

    September 01, 2010 12:00 PM EDT Following her celebrity-filled "We Are Plastic Ono Band" concert at the Brooklyn Academy of Music earlier this year, Yoko Ono has announced the special guests -- including Lady Gaga -- to be featured at her performances at Los Angeles' Orpheum Theater on Oct. 1-2. Along with…

  14. Iggy Pop, Sonic Youth Set to Rock 3rd ATP NY Festival

    August 30, 2010 4:00 PM EDT The end of the U.S. summer festival season is more or less upon us: we already know what Lady Gaga wore at Lollapalooza, how Pavement sounded at Sasquatch!, and what classics Stevie Wonder knocked out of the park at Bonnaroo. For a select few, however, the real summer festival is still to…

  15. Yoko Ono Brings Eric Clapton, Bette Midler, Sean Lennon To Rare Brooklyn Gig

    February 17, 2010 9:54 AM EST Y oko Ono revived the Plastic Ono Band for a concert on Tuesday night that was part tribute, part vanity project and all irresistible fun. The show belonged as much to her son Sean Lennon , 34, as to Ono, 76. Looking and sounding like his famous father, Sean Lennon pulled together an all-star…

  16. Andrew W.K. Song Premiere

    September 02, 2009 5:53 PM EDT There's no denying that Andrew W.K. is, as he phrases it, a "crazy, bloody-nosed rocker." But these days, the man best known for his party-fueled 2001 solo debut, "I Get Wet," is finding a new niche in classical music. Entitled "55 Cadillac," W.K.'s new…

  17. Sonic Youth, "Sacred Trickster"

    July 27, 2009 6:35 PM EDT The first and most immediate track off "The Eternal," "Sacred Trickster" finds the alt-rock legends exploring a punchier sound after decades of creating sprawling noise-rock. Clocking in at just over two minutes, the track lets Kim Gordon snarl lines like "I want you…

  18. Sonic Youth / July 3, 2009 / New York (United Palace Theatre)

    July 13, 2009 6:54 PM EDT After returning to its indie label roots with the June release of "The Eternal," Sonic Youth rang in Independence Day weekend in the same city where it began causing an alt-rock ruckus more than 30 years ago. This time, the quintessential downtown band took the party uptown to the…

  19. Sonic Youth Remains Eternally Ferocious

    June 10, 2009 9:34 AM EDT Switching labels and playing its 1988 masterpiece "Daydream Nation" in its entirety two years ago got Sonic Youth "excited" about making its just-released new album, "The Eternal," according to guitarist Lee Ranaldo. Ranaldo tells Billboard.com that while the…

  20. Sonic Youth, John Paul Jones Compose Dance Piece

    March 10, 2009 4:50 PM EDT Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones and alternative rock legends Sonic Youth have collaborated on an original musical piece for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, and will perform together in Brooklyn, N.Y. in April. "Nearly Ninety," a new full length work composed by Sonic Youth,…

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