1. Mexican Summer Label Announces 5-Year Anniversary Fest, Book

    September 16, 2013 1:00 PM EDT Brooklyn-based independent label Mexican Summer has announced a two-day festival in October and the release of a limited-edition commemorative book to celebrate its five-year anniversary in conjunction with longtime affiliates Software Records, ...

  2. Vinyl Mania

    October 08, 2012 6:10 AM EDT Leading reissue label Light in the Attic spreads the good word about vinyl at record stores nationwide. When Light in the Attic Records' Jon Treneff made a sales stop at the no-credit cards, vinyl-only Mississippi Records in Portland, Ore., ...

  3. How NPR Breaks New Music; Five Member Stations That Break Big Artists

    October 05, 2012 2:10 PM EDT It's a Tuesday night at the Bell House in Brooklyn, and a packed crowd is about to hear the latest track from Django Django. But the British psych-pop quartet is nowhere to be found -- instead, the room-full of music fans has gathered to rate ...

  4. Don't Touch That Dial!

    August 30, 2012 1:35 PM EDT Whether on the air, on the road or online, NPR has become the newest center of gravity for breaking music. It's a Tuesday night at the Bell House in Brooklyn, and a packed crowd is about to hear the latest track from Django Django. But the Br ...

  5. Twitter 140: Page 12

    July 26, 2012 7:43 PM EDT « PREVIOUS | NEXT » RETURN TO INDEX Kevin Smyth and Jeremy Johnson Songwriters, We Sing Your Tweet @WeSingYourTweet Combining all of Twitter's major draws-music, comedy and the ridiculous-this duo turns 140 characters into songs, or "Swe ...

  6. Diplo Turns to Turntable.fm to Test New Material

    July 07, 2011 3:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Indie tastemakers and fans gathered in the "VIPfest" Turntable.fm room last Monday night where Philadelphia-based DJ Diplo premiered three new Major Lazer tracks. On June 28, Carles of the blog Hipster Runoff posted a Twitpic invitation to ...

  7. The Roots Plotting 'Orchestral' New Album

    June 03, 2011 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 For the follow-up to the Roots ' 2010 album, "How I Got Over," drummer ?uestlove says the veteran hip-hop band is planning a "concept album" with orchestral arrangements. "This is going to be our first full-fledged narr ...

  8. The Roots Draft Nas, Wiz Khalifa for Fourth Philly Picnic

    February 28, 2011 10:11 PM EST 0 0 0 The Roots have drafted Nas , Wiz Khalifa and recent best new artist Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding for their fourth annual Roots Picnic concert, at hometown venue Festival Pier in Philadelphia, Pa. Also on the bill for the June 4 event are recentl ...

  9. 'Community' Actor Donald Glover Shows Off Rap Skills on 'Freaks and Geeks'

    February 28, 2011 3:01 PM EST 0 0 0 Donald Glover may be best known as QB-in-recovery Troy Barnes on NBC comedy "Community," but the actor/writer/comedian is adding another slash to his title: Rapper. Glover has been playing the rap game for some time already, going by the n ...

  10. Fun Fun Fun Fest Saddles Up for a Sell Out

    November 10, 2010 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Like virtually every American music festival in 2009, last year's Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX was doused with relentless, mood-stomping rain. A quirky, communal vibe and high-octane headliners including Danzig and the Jesus Lizard made up fo ...

  11. Fun Fun Fun Fest Adds Extra Day, Weird Al, Devo

    August 04, 2010 2:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest has released its full line-up, along with the announcement that a third day has been added, headlined by Weird Al Yankovic . The festival will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5 and run through Sunday, Nov. 7 at the cit ...

  12. Wavves Roll Past Public Meltdown To "Beach"

    July 09, 2010 12:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 For singer/guitarist Nathan Williams and his noise-pop band Wavves , 2009 was both a year that every aspiring musician hopes for-and every established musician dreads. After drawing critical acclaim last spring for a sophomore album recorded in his ...

  13. McCartney, Killers, Cure Anchor Coachella Lineup

    January 30, 2009 7:17 AM EST 0 0 0 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 C ...