1. Handsome Furs Fight Back After Leak of 'Sound Kapital'

    July 01, 2011 11:45 AM EDT Montreal-based synth rock band Handsome Furs first announced their third album, "Sound Kapital," on April 12. By April 13, the first reviews of "Kapital" had already begun cropping up online, many penned by listeners who seemed to be in shock at their own good fortune. The…

  2. Arcade Fire, Justin Bieber Win Big at Canada's Juno Awards

    March 28, 2011 12:30 AM EDT As expected after their Grammy win and banner year, Arcade Fire took home the most Juno Awards in Toronto over the weekend, in part of a 40th anniversary celebration of the Canadian awards show that included Shania Twain , Neil Young and many others, with Drake as host. Thirty-two awards were…

  3. Billboard Bits: Justin Bieber in '10 Most Fascinating People,' T.I.'s New Song with Christina Aguilera

    November 29, 2010 7:20 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Justin Bieber Named One of Barbara Walters' '10 Most Fascinating People' Justin Bieber was one of the 10 people to make it on Barbara Walters' annual "Most Fascinating People" list. He…

  4. LCD Soundstyem, Raekwon Bring Heat to Pitchfork Music Festival

    July 18, 2010 1:08 PM EDT Day two of the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago included some early breakout performances, curious sets from veteran acts and punishing humidity throughout the day. However, most of Saturday afternoon (July 17) felt like a wait for headliners LCD Soundsystem , who offered a thrilling,…

  5. Insound Beefs Up Indie Vinyl Offerings

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST When online retailer Insound began offering instant MP3 downloads of albums being ordered on vinyl, only a handful of indie labels were on board for the promotion. But by year's end, nearly 500 titles When online retailer Insound began offering instant MP3 downloads of albums being…

  6. Bowery Presents Revives New Jersey Theatre

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT New York promoter Bowery Presents is making its first foray into running a New Jersey venue with the re-opening of the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair this fall. New York promoter Bowery Presents is making its first foray into running a New Jersey venue with the re-opening of the Wellmont…

  7. Behind The Scenes At Sub Pop 20

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Is director Cameron Crowe a secret Sub Pop A&R man? During "the Grunge Years," the former Rolling Stone scribe gave us "Singles," a valentine to the Seattle scene with Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Je Is director Cameron Crowe a secret Sub Pop A&R man? During …

  8. Green River Reunion Powers Sub Pop Party

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It was the birthday present everybody wanted from the start, as proto grunge band Green River reunited for its first major show in 21 years yesterday (July 13) as part of Sub Pop Records' 20th anniver It was the birthday present everybody wanted from the start. Stone Gossard and Jeff…

  9. Coldplay Cruises To No. 1 On The Billboard 200

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Coldplay tops The Billboard 200 with "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends," which shifted a whopping 721,000 first-week U.S. copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. As expected, Coldplay tops The Billboard 200 with "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends,…

  10. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    June 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay lets a little experimentation into its gazillion-selling pop/rock, the Jonas Brothers pack their things for "Camp Rock" and newcomer Katy Perry indulges her mainstream ambitions in this week' An expanded edition of Rihanna's 2007 album "Good Girl Gone Bad…

  11. Sub Pop Celebrates 20th With Seattle Bash

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sub Pop Records will celebrate its 20th birthday with a July 12-13 party at Seattle's Marymoor Park, featuring performances by bands from throughout the indie label's storied past and present. Sub Pop Records will celebrate its 20th birthday with a July 12-13 party at Seattle's…

  12. Wolf Parade Kicks Out The Jams On New Album

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Wolf Parade's second Sub Pop album was birthed in free-form jam sessions, according to keyboardist Spence Krug, who says road-testing also informed the material. Wolf Parade's second Sub Pop album was birthed in free-form jam sessions, according to keyboardist Spence Krug, who says…

  13. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    October 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kid Rock favors more rock than rap on his first album in four years, Jennifer Lopez returns to English on her second release of 2007, strong women LeAnn Rimes and Vanessa Carlton unveil new efforts an New albums from rock acts Alter Bridge ("Blackbird," Universal) and Puddle Of Mudd…

  14. Krug Dishes On New Sunset Rubdown, Wolf Parade

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Juggling follow-ups for critically acclaimed bands doesn't seem to be a problem for Canadian indie rock artist Spencer Krug. First up is Sunset Rubdown's third release, "Random Spirit Lover," due Oct. Juggling follow-ups for critically acclaimed bands doesn't seem to…

  15. Spoon, Clipse, Wolf Parade Set For Musicfest NW

    July 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Spoon, the Clipse, Girl Talk, Aesop Rock, the Thermals, Wolf Parade, Deerhunter and Brian Jonestown Massacre are among the acts confirmed for the seventh annual Williamette Week's Musicfest NW, set fo Spoon, the Clipse, Girl Talk, Aesop Rock, the Thermals, Wolf Parade, Deerhunter and…

  16. The Cure, Kings Of Leon Join Download Fest Bill

    May 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Cure, Kings Of Leon, A.F.I. and Neko Case are among the acts that have joined the lineup for the Download 2007 Festival. The Cure, Kings Of Leon, A.F.I. and Neko Case are among the acts that have joined the lineup for the Download 2007 Festival, which, as previously reported , will be…

  17. Modest Mouse, Shins Log On For Download Festival

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The third U.S. edition of the U.K.'s successful Download Festival will feature such acts as Modest Mouse, Incubus, the Shins and Wolf Parade, among others, beginning Aug. 18 at the Tweeter Center outs The third U.S. edition of the U.K.'s successful Download Festival will feature…

  18. Frog Eyes Smiles Through 'Tears' On New Disc

    April 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Vancouver rock act Frog Eyes will release its fourth album, "Tears of the Valedictorian," May 1 via Absolutely Kosher. The set was recorded in pieces during 2005 and 2006 and features contributions fr Vancouver rock act Frog Eyes will release its fourth album, "Tears of the…

  19. 'Bible' Study

    February 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Arcade Fire takes it sound to new and exciting places on its slavishly anticipated new album, "Neon Bible," due this week via Merge. The 11-track set was primarily recorded in a church outside the The Arcade Fire takes it sound to new and exciting places on its slavishly…

  20. The Arcade Fire Aims High On 'Neon Bible'

    January 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Arcade Fire takes it sound to new and exciting places on its slavishly anticipated new album, "Neon Bible," which, as previously reported, is due March 6 via Merge. The 11-track set was primarily The Arcade Fire takes it sound to new and exciting places on its slavishly…

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