Maria Sherman

Backbeat: Cloud Nothings Play Record Release Show, Pitchfork's Ryan Schreiber Parties Like It's His Birthday

Backbeat: Cloud Nothings Play Record Release Show, Pitchfork's Ryan Schreiber Parties Like It's His Birthday

Last night, hotly-tipped Cleveland-based band Cloud Nothings performed in front of a sold out crowd (which included a 40-person press list) at NYC's Studio at Webster Hall. In the house: booking agent Dan Traci from the Windish Agency, Jason Kapiskosky from Carpark and Pitchfork founder Ryan Schreiber --  a frequent sighting at indie buzz-band shows who partied like it was his birthday because, well, it was his birthday.
Lookout! Records Co-Founder Larry Livermore On Label's Shuttering

Lookout! Records Co-Founder Larry Livermore On Label's Shuttering

With last week's announcement that famed DIY label Lookout! Records was closing, Billboard.biz reached out to the label's Co-Founder Larry Livermore. Here Livermore candidly discusses how his label went from his bedroom to signing bands like Green Day, Rancid and Operation Ivy to finally bankruptcy.
Lookout! Records, Former Label of Green Day, Rancid, Ted Leo, Calling It Quits

Lookout! Records, Former Label of Green Day, Rancid, Ted Leo, Calling It Quits

Lookout! Records President Chris Appelgren has announced that the seminal punk label has completely closed shop and will no longer keep their catalog in print or have it available on digital services like Spotify and iTunes. The Berkeley, Calif.-based indie label helped launch the careers of Green Day, Operation Ivy, Rancid, Ted Leo and Screeching Weasel. True to its DIY ethos, the label is reportedly returning its masters back to its artists.

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