1. The Smell, L.A. Hub of Independent Music, Surprised By Demolition Order

    June 01, 2016 10:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 "We're still trying to figure out what happened," says venue founder Jim Smith. The Smell, a bootstrapped independent venue and longtime fixture on the downtown Los Angeles music scene, may soon be shuttering. Over this past Memorial ...

  2. 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 fa ...

  3. Copyright Is Over – If You Want It (Guest Post)

    July 15, 2014 9:05 AM EDT Christian Marclay's massively popular artwork "The Clock" is comprised of thousands of preexisting film clips strung together into a 24-hour minute-by-minute cycle. It's been widely celebrated, attended by crowds around the ...

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

    March 05, 2014 11:26 PM EST 0 0 0 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 -- ...

  5. 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. Organi ...

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  7. The Beat 9/27: Katy Perry Is Woman of the Year, Taylor Swift Debuts New Single

    The Beat 9/27: Katy Perry Is Woman of the Year, Taylor Swift Debuts New Single

    September 27, 2012 5:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 9/27: Katy Perry Is Woman of the Year, Taylor Swift Debuts New Single yoko ono , jonathan brooks , begin again , psy , Kim Gordon , Billboard , Kanye West , Katy Perry , Fergie , taylor swift Videos Taylor Swift Katy Perry Billboard Fergie ...

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

    September 25, 2012 10:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  9. Beck Unveiling New Songs on 'Sound Shapes' Video Games

    July 18, 2012 11:43 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 ...

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

    July 18, 2012 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 s ...

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

    June 20, 2012 8:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  12. Billy Corgan Talks -- and Talks -- About 'The Source' Film, Ya Ho Wha 13 and How a Drum Circle Changed His Thinking

    March 19, 2012 10:30 AM EDT Captured within Jodi Wille and Maria Demopoulos's documentary "The Source" is the story of a rock band that worked in a way that no rock band had before -- pure improvisation with no commercial intent, hitting the recording studio w ...

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

    February 01, 2012 9:06 PM EST 0 0 0 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 Cheerlead ...

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

    October 14, 2011 8:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 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, accord ...

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

    October 11, 2010 12:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 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, Ea ...

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

    October 04, 2010 3:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 Orphe ...

  17. John Lennon 70th Birthday Events

    October 03, 2010 2:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 nig ...

  18. ATP NY 2010: 10 Reasons It Rocked

    September 07, 2010 2:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 i ...

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

    September 01, 2010 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 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' ...

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

    August 30, 2010 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 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, howev ...

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

    February 17, 2010 9:54 AM EST 0 0 0 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 fat ...

  22. Business Matters: Thurston Moore, Sam Goody, Imeem, MySpace

    December 29, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- The Times has a lengthy look at the cassette , a format it recently realized never really disappeared. The cassette is known for being a good f ...

  23. Andrew W.K. Song Premiere

    September 02, 2009 5:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 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. Entit ...

  24. Sonic Youth, "Sacred Trickster"

    July 27, 2009 6:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 K ...

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

    July 13, 2009 6:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  26. Violent Soho Wrapping New Set

    June 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Aussie buzz band Violent Soho is currently camped in the Welsh countryside putting the finishing touches to their awaited new record for Thurston Moore's Ecstatic Peace label, Billboard.biz can reveal. Gil Norton (The Pixies, Echo and the Bun ...

  27. Sonic Youth Remains Eternally Ferocious

    June 10, 2009 9:34 AM EDT 0 0 0 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. Ra ...

  28. Sonic Youth, John Paul Jones Compose Dance Piece

    March 10, 2009 4:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 n ...

  29. Sonic Youth Staying Weird On Matador Debut

    January 16, 2009 11:59 AM EST 0 0 0 Thurston Moore promises "heavy ass weirdo hooks" aplenty on Sonic Youth's as-yet-untitled Matador debut, due this summer. "When I started writing, I was immersed in listening to the Wipers," he tells Billboard. "'N ...

  30. All Tomorrow's Parties Overtakes Upstate New York

    September 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A quaint, kosher vacation spot in Monticello, N.Y., is the center of the indie rock universe this weekend, as the All Tomorrow's Parties festival touches down at Kutsher's Country Club. The event was A quaint, kosher vacation spot in Monti ...

  31. MacKaye, Moore Debate Indie Issues In Brooklyn

    September 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fugazi frontman/Dischord Records founder Ian MacKaye and Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore took questions from a packed audience at the Brooklyn Book Fair yesterday (Sept. 14) ... Fugazi frontman/Dischord Records founder Ian MacKaye and Sonic Youth& ...

  32. Sonic Youth Inks New Deal With Matador

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After a two-decade stint with Universal Music Group, Sonic Youth has returned to the indie ranks and signed a new deal with Matador Records. The veteran rock act's label debut is due next year. After a two-decade stint with Universal Music Grou ...

  33. This Day in Music

    September 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - World music star Manu Chao cancels a concert in Malaga, Spain, after controversy over the inclusion in his band of a Basque musician, Fermin Muguruza, who was a candidate for the now illegal Ba 2003 - World music star Manu Chao cancels a conc ...

  34. Sonic Youth and Feelies / July 4, 2008 / New York (Battery Park)

    July 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sonic Youth may have been the headliner, but it was the newly reformed Feelies that brought the day’s biggest fireworks. And Sonic Youth's group’s distinctive, distortion-heavy sound proved to be 2008 has already seen the return of the Verve, M ...

  35. Counting Crows Touch Down At NYC Apple Store

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 More than 400 fans showed up at the Apple store in New York's Soho neighborhood last night (March 27) for the chance watch Counting Crows play an intimate set. More than 400 fans showed up at the Apple store in New York's Soho neighborhood ...

  36. Sons & Daughters

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The party is pretty terrible, there's about a thousand folk in a two-room suite and it looks like all those bullshit photoshoots from Vice Magazine. Hi there, we are Sons & Daughters, aka the Crown Jewels of Scotland, and we have been asked ...

  37. Lou Reed Keynotes, Rocks Out At SXSW

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lou Reed lashed out at new modes of audio technology, saying that "people have got to demand a higher standard" than current MP3s during his keynote session today (March 13) at the South By Southwest Lou Reed lashed out at new modes of aud ...

  38. Linkin Park Rocks Apple Store At Secret Show

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Linkin Park rocked a crowd of contest winners and industry personnel just after midnight Thursday (Feb. 21) at the Apple Store in New York's Soho neighborhood, in what served as an intimate warm-up fo Linkin Park rocked a crowd of contest winne ...

  39. Crowes, Black Keys, Bun B Set For SXSW

    January 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Black Crowes, the Black Keys, UGK rapper Bun and R.E.M. are among the names newly confirmed to appear at the 2008 South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas. They join previously announced per The Black Crowes, the Black Keys, UGK rapper Bun ...

  40. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    September 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 U.K. phenoms James Blunt and KT Tunstall return with their sophomore albums, Reba McEntire teams up with some of the biggest names in the game for a duets collection, Barry Manilow revisits the hits o Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder's soundtrac ...

  41. Flight Of The Conchords, Carrie Underwood, Sonic Youth

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Flight Of The Conchords flies straight onto the Billboard charts, plus Carrie Underwood goes on a "Ride" and Thurston Moore laments his band's longevity. Tell us what you think! Email us at InSixty@ Flight Of The Conchords flies strai ...

  42. This Day in Music

    September 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - World music star Manu Chao cancels a concert in Malaga, Spain, after controversy over the inclusion in his band of a Basque musician, Fermin Muguruza, who was a candidate for the now illegal Ba 2003 - World music star Manu Chao cancels a conc ...

  43. Sonic Youth / July 28, 2007 / Brooklyn, N.Y. (McCarren Park Pool)

    August 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A few years ago, the U.K.'s All Tomorrow's Parties festival organizers came up with a novel idea: take a seminal indie rock band and have them play one of their most revered albums for an adoring audi A few years ago, the U.K.'s All T ...

  44. Music On TV: July 30 - August 5

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on TV listings for July 30 - August 5, 2007. MONDAY, July 30 "The Sauce," FUSE Featured Artist(s): Korn. "Extra Sauce," FUSE Featured Artist(s): Korn. "The Daily Habit," FUEL Featured Artist(s): The Rentals. " ...

  45. Sonic Youth's 'Hits' Heading To Starbucks

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In a recent interview, Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore mentioned that the band needed to record a new song for a Starbucks compilation. Within minutes of his remarks hitting the Internet, chat ro In a recent interview, Sonic Youth guitarist Thu ...

  46. New Ben Lee Album 'Ripens' In September

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Australian rock artist Ben Lee has set a Sept. 4 release date for his sixth album, "Ripe," which will be issued by New West. Australian rock artist Ben Lee has set a Sept. 4 release date for his sixth album, "Ripe," which will be ...

  47. 17OnTV

    April 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for April 23 - April 29, 2007. MONDAY, April 23 "The View," ABC Featured artist(s): Neil Sedaka (also scheduled: Joan Rivers). "Awesome, I F**kin' Shot That!" Showtime Featured artist(s): Beastie Bo ...

  48. Rare Tracks Crowd Sonic Youth's New 'Room'

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Sonic Youth will fulfill its contract with Geffen with the Dec. 12 release of "The Destroyed Room: B-sides and Rarities." As first reported here last week, Sonic Youth will fulfill its contract with Geffen with the Dec. 12 release of " ...

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