1. Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile Bring Their Strange Slacker Magic to New York City

    November 02, 2017 5:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lotta Sea Lice  might not be the most enticing name for an album, but Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile brought a relaxed, welcoming vibe to the Beacon Theater on Wednesday (Nov. 1) night when their tour rolled through New York City. Their collaborativ ...

  2. Kurt Vile & Courtney Barnett Announce Collaborative Album, Tour

    June 07, 2017 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 One of the most exciting indie rock news items this year was the hint of some forthcoming Kurt Vile / Courtney Barnett   collaboration . Today the Philadelphia and Melbourne musicians, both masters of guitar-driven stoner rock of a sort, have announ ...

  3. Kurt Vile's 'Pretty Pimpin' Tops Adult Alternative Songs Chart

    March 03, 2016 4:05 PM EST 1.087 k 0 1 Initially, it was Vile's first song to make a Billboard airplay chart. Now it's his first No. 1. Kurt Vile notches a career-first No. 1, collecting his initial leader on a Billboard airplay chart, as "Pretty Pimpin," the le ...

  4. Kurt Vile Was a 'Jeopardy!' Question This Week: Can You Guess These Other Musical Responses?

    February 03, 2016 5:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Earlier this week, Kurt Vile was a correct response on Jeopardy!    Made it #jeopardy A photo posted by Kurt Vile (@kurtvile) on Feb 2, 2016 at 4:46pm PST Unsurprisingly, no one got it. Okay, so the show is having its annual College Championship thi ...

  5. CMJ, Despite the Internet, Logistics, and Few Brands, Keeps Kicking Out the Jams

    October 20, 2014 8:27 AM EDT Everything you need to know about CMJ Music Marathon naysayers can be found in Brooklyn Vegan 's endlessly infuriating, occasionally informative comments section. Last August, when the initial lineup for New York City's 33rd annual festi ...

  6. 2014 Newport Folk Festival: 10 Best Performances

    July 28, 2014 11:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 Not even the threat of thunderstorms, torrential downpours, and Friday afternoon bumper-to-bumper traffic on I-95 could get in the way of Newport Folk Festival ringing in its 55th year -- or soul icon Mavis Staples  her 75th. "Thank you to [fes ...

  7. Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, Daptone, Bruce Iglauer Honored at A2IM's Libby Awards

    June 20, 2014 5:25 PM EDT The American Association of Independent Music’s third annual Libera Awards (a.k.a. The Libbys) hit NYC's Highline Ballroom last night, recognizing achievements throughout the independent music sector, which now constitutes some 34.6% of the ...

  8. Kurt Vile & TheViolators Q&A and LIVE at Governors Ball 2014

    Kurt Vile & TheViolators Q&A and LIVE at Governors Ball 2014

    June 07, 2014 5:16 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kurt Vile & TheViolators Q&A and LIVE at Governors Ball 2014, June 6. Kurt Vile , interview , governors ball , 2014 , performance , Kurt Vile Videos Kurt Vile ...

  9. SXSW Accident - Music Industry Eyewitnesses: 'It Was Like Watching Evil'

    March 13, 2014 2:37 PM EDT Billboard has spoken with artists and others who were at or around the scene of the fatal car crash on Red River Street in Austin during South By Southwest. John Doe of the band X says the group's first reaction to last night's deadly c ...

  10. SXSW: John Doe of X, Kieran Leonard Give Accounts of Fatal Incident

    March 13, 2014 2:37 PM EDT "It seemed like he was deliberately swerving to try to hit people, sort of like a video game," Leonard says of the suspect Billboard has spoken with artists and others who were at or around the scene of the fatal car crash on Red River S ...

  11. Future, Chance the Rapper, Kurt Vile Added to SXSW Lineup

    February 10, 2014 8:11 PM EST 0 0 0 Bob Mould, Schoolboy Q also among newly-announced lineup additions A new wave of participants in this year's South by Southwest has been announced, including multiple artists spanning various genres -- from buzz acts to established artists. Rap ...

  12. 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, ...

  13. 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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  15. How The Whigs Use Hot Dogs To Roll Out Their New Album

    October 09, 2012 2:00 PM EDT When you sit down and start to analyze the marketing plan for the Whigs' new album Enjoy the Company , which dropped in late September on New West Records, the first place to start is "the hotdog." Hotdog! The Whigs' latest alb ...

  16. Best Coast Team With Jon Brion, Urban Outfitters for Sophomore Album

    May 07, 2012 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Best Coast 's Bethany Cosentino still writes all of her songs in her bedroom in Los Angeles, describing the setting as her "safe place." As the indie-pop duo continues developing a national identity and prepares for another U.S. tour, ...

  17. Bonnaroo 2012 Lineup Announced: Radiohead, Phish, Red Hot Chili Peppers Headlining

    February 14, 2012 12:26 PM EST Radiohead, Phish, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the reunited Beach Boys will head to Manchester, Tenn. this June for the 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The initial lineup for the annual festival, which takes place from June 7-10 this year, ...

  18. Bonnaroo 2012 Lineup Announced: Radiohead, Phish, Chili Peppers Headlining

    February 14, 2012 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Radiohead , Phish , the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the reunited Beach Boys will head to Manchester, Tenn. this June for the 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The initial lineup for the annual festival, which takes place from June 7-10 this year, ...

  19. Backbeat: Kurt Vile, Manager Rennie Jaffe Defend Bank Of America Commercial @ NYC Webster Hall Show

    November 16, 2011 9:05 AM EST Get in the Bus: Kurt Vile (right) with manager Rennie Jaffe, outside Webster Hall post-show. (Photo: Jillian Mapes) Titus Andronicus' politically-outspoken leader Patrick Stickles may take offense to his fellow indie brother Kurt Vile licensi ...

  20. Austin City Limits 2011: 14 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    September 17, 2011 2:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Keep Austin Weird" has become something of an official tagline for Texas' capital city -- a notion that even Kanye and Coldplay tried to abide by on Friday (Sept. 16). Did the first day of the tenth annual Austin City Limits festival ...

  21. Storm Hits Pukkelpop Festival in Belgium: At Least 3 Dead, 70 Injured

    August 18, 2011 4:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 A wind and hail storm battered the famed Pukkelpop Festival in Hasselt, Belgium on Thursday, killing at least three people and injuring dozens, according to a medical response official. There is local news video of the storm's initial aftermath ...

  22. Iggy and the Stooges, Scientists Power Up ATP New York

    September 04, 2010 6:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 Although it doesn't involve actual camping like Bonnaroo or Sasquatch, no festival feels more like summer camp than All Tomorrow's Parties New York. The American spinoff of the 10 year-old UK fest launched its third annual event on Friday ...

  23. Guided By Voices To Reunite For Matador Records' Las Vegas B-day Bash

    June 29, 2010 4:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 G uided By Voices , the classic indie rock band from Dayton, Ohio formed by prolific songwriter and lead singer Robert Pollard in 1983, is reuniting its "classic '93 - '96 lineup" for Matador Records' 21st birthday party in ...