1. Wilco's Jeff Tweedy to Appear on Upcoming Episode of 'Parks and Rec'

    February 07, 2014 9:18 PM EST Jeff Tweedy is getting into the acting game with a guest spot on "Parks and Recreation" this spring. The Wilco frontman will appear on the NBC comedy in a role as -- get this -- a musician, Entertainment Weekly reports . Tweedy will travel to Pawnee as the former lead singer of Land…

  2. New Found Glory's Jordan Pundik & Songwriter/Author Alex Woodard Team Up for 'Breathe the Sky': Exclusive Premiere

    January 23, 2014 10:57 AM EST The Americana-influenced track tells the story of a man's unflinching optimism while dying from Lou Gehrig's Disease. "For the Sender: Love Is (Not a Feeling)" – the second installment of the ongoing music-meets-literature project of Alex Woodard – is shaping up to be one…

  3. Sean Lennon, Nels Cline Compose Music For 'Watchers of the Sky' Documentary (Exclusive)

    January 19, 2014 6:46 PM EST Sundance: 10 Must-See, Music-Related Movies Screening in Park City Sundance Kicks Off With 'Finding Fela' and the Fela! Band Cibo Matto, Nels Cline Join Joseph Gordon-Levitt for 'Move On The Sun' Sean Lennon and Wilco guitarist Nels Cline have written music for Edet…

  4. Sean Lennon, Nels Cline Score Documentary: Exclusive

    January 17, 2014 10:33 AM EST Sean Lennon and Wilco guitarist Nels Cline have scored Edet Belzberg's documentary "Watchers of the Sky, which will make its world premiere Jan. 20 at the Temple Theater in Park City, Utah. It is Lennon's third score, having previously composed music for Jordan Galland's…

  5. Bruce Springsteen, 'High Hopes': Track-By-Track Review

    January 05, 2014 9:00 PM EST BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN High Hopes Producers: Ron Aniello, Brendan O'Brien Label: Columbia Release Date: Jan. 14 "High Hopes" is Bruce Springsteen's 18th studio album. In a first for the artist, the record is a collection of cover songs previously performed live, originals…

  6. Josh Homme, Duff McKagan Among Musicians Set for 'Portlandia' Cameos

    December 10, 2013 9:05 PM EST A given episode of hit TV show "Portlandia" might feature a flurry of celebrity cameos in addition to a rotating cast of players, and the new season of the IFC sketch comedy show should prove to be no different. Today (Dec. 10), IFC confirmed the fourth season of "Portlandia,…

  7. South By Southwest Reveals First List of Bands for 2014: Los Lonely Boys, Urge Overkill and a Wilco Side Project in the Mix

    October 16, 2013 3:00 PM EDT Acts playing the 2014 edition of South By Southwest have begun to trickle out, with a first band list announced today (Oct. 16). The extensive list, the first of many prior to the March festival, includes a number of musicians and bands, with an established slant toward breaking and under…

  8. Beck Takes a Trip On 'I Won't Be Long': Listen

    July 02, 2013 6:15 PM EDT Whether he's behind stacks of synthesizers and mixers, a lone acoustic guitar, or a pile of sheet music, everything Beck has put out in the past 20 years has always been, undoubtedly, Beck. And after five years of waiting since his last release he's finally been reported to have…

  9. Daft Punk Get Luckier With Extended Mix: Listen

    June 28, 2013 2:40 AM EDT What could be better than Daft Punk’s monster summer hit “Get Lucky”? Try a 10 minute version of “Get Lucky” The French electronic music masters have dished out an extended version of their crowd-pleasing hit, which clocks in at 10 minutes – some six minutes longer than the original. The…

  10. Wilco Cover Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' at Solid Sound Festival: Watch

    June 22, 2013 8:05 PM EDT Wilco delivered its rendition of the "Random Access Memories" song on Friday. Would you like to see Wilco's Jeff Tweedy take on the vocal duties Pharrell Williams handles on Daft Punk's "Get Lucky"? Tweedy did just that on Friday night, as Wilco covered Daft…

  11. Bonnaroo 2013 Webcast: Watch the Live Video Stream of the Fest 6/14-16

    June 14, 2013 2:17 PM EDT Paul McCartney, Wu-Tang Clan, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Jim James, Nas among the many Bonnaroo sets to be broadcast. Watch live here all weekend. Bonnaroo 2013 is now underway, but with a daily two-channel live webcast straight from the festival which you can watch right here, you…

  12. Nelsonville Music Fest: Wilco, Gogol Bordello, Cat Power Weather the Storm in Ohio

    June 03, 2013 6:15 PM EDT Acts like Mavis Staples do not last entire sets at rain-soaked fest Tucked away in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains is the tiny city of Nelsonville, Ohio, a former coal mining town that's quaint, cozy and charming. Beyond the town, rumbling trucks labor away at a bypass…

  13. Mavis Staples Talks Collabing With Wilco's Jeff Tweedy On New Album

    June 02, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Mavis Staples has achieved every one of her life goals -- except for starring in a movie. “I told Justin Timberlake, ‘Look, Justin, your next movie, don’t forget about me. I’ll play the grandma,” says the 73-year- old singer, who began her career with family band the Staples Singers as a…

  14. Austin City Limits Lineup: Depeche Mode, The Cure and Kings of Leon Are Texas Bound

    May 07, 2013 1:01 AM EDT Muse, Lionel Richie, Atoms for Peace, Phoenix and Wilco will also headline the two-weekend event Austin City Limits' two-weekend debut will have plenty of music to go around. The Texas festival, which will run Oct. 4-6 and 11-13, will see headlining performances from Depeche Mode, the…

  15. LouFest 2013: The Killers, Wilco and The National Top the Lineup

    April 30, 2013 1:27 AM EDT There's more to love about LouFest this year. The lineup for the two-day festival in St. Louis was released early Tuesday, with The Killers, Wilco, The National, Alabama Shakes and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros atop the bill. The growing festival, now in its fourth year and…

  16. Updated: Bob Dylan, Wilco, My Morning Jacket Set AmericanaramA Summer Tour

    April 21, 2013 6:00 PM EDT Bob Dylan and his band, Wilco, and My Morning Jacket are set to hit the road for the AmericanaramA Festival of Music tour this summer, BobDylan.com announced today (April 21). The tour will visit 26 venues, kicking off June 26 at the Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Florida…

  17. Q&A: John Vanderslice on Kickstarter Success, 'Dagger Beach' and Covering David Bowie

    February 22, 2013 5:09 PM EST The San Francisco indie rocker's crowd-sourcing campaign has earned over $50,000 in its opening days. With over a decade of albums on indie labels such as Barsuk and Dead Oceans behind him, San Francisco musician and Tiny Telephone studio owner John Vanderslice’s next project is going D…

  18. Cleotha Staples of Staples Singers Dead at 78

    February 22, 2013 4:56 PM EST In a family of vocalists, it was Cleotha Staples' smooth and velvety voice that helped set apart the sound of the influential and best-selling gospel group The Staple Singers. Staples, the eldest sister and member of the group her father Roebuck "Pops" Staples started in the…

  19. Bonnaroo 2013 Lineup: Paul McCartney, Mumford & Sons, Tom Petty Headlining

    February 19, 2013 1:50 PM EST Bjork, Wu-Tang Clan, Wilco, Pretty Lights also on tap for the massive Tennessee festival. Paul McCartney will take center stage at this year's Bonnaroo festival, which will invade Manchester, Tenn. from June 13-16. Macca, Mumford & Sons and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers…

  20. Cibo Matto, Nels Cline Join Joseph Gordon-Levitt for 'Move On The Sun'

    September 21, 2012 9:51 PM EDT Joseph Gordon-Levitt's production company, hitRECord, has released a double album, "Move On The Sun." The two-LP set will include contributions from Gordon-Levitt, Cibo Matto, Wilco's Nels Cline, and dozens of other musicians from the hitRECord community. The actor wrote…

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