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Austin City Limits Festival - Eight Artists to Check Out

Austin City Limits Festival - Eight Artists to Check Out Japanese Breakfast, Parquet Courts, and Other Artists Worth Catching This Weekend and Next

Oct 05, 2018

As if the South By Southwest (SXSW) extravaganza isn't enough for Texas' Capital city, it is the annual Austin City Limits music festival in October that truly keeps Austin weird. Inspired by the musical television series of the same name, the festival began as an annual one weekend (3-day) music festival in 2002.  More

David Byrne Shares “Everybody’s Coming to My House” Video Featuring Detroit High Schoolers

The Detroit School of Arts Vocal Jazz Ensemble Perform the Song

Mar 13, 2018

David Byrne released a new albumAmerican Utopia, last week via Todomundo/Nonesuch. Previously he shared the album's first single, "Everybody's Coming to My House." It was one of our Songs of the Week, was co-written by Brian Eno, and features contributions from Sampha, along with TTY, Happa Isaiah Barr (Onyx Collective), and others. Now Byrne has shared a video for the song, kind of. More

Album of the Week: Young Fathers

Cocoa Sugar Out Now via Ninja Tune

Mar 09, 2018

For this week's album of the week, we could begin in a tired tirade on how we should forefront any dialogue on resistance, and especially from people of color. And that's true, but to label Cocoa Sugar as "protest music" would overlook the electrified soul of Young Fathers that swerves in a love-drunk stupor through their 10-year output.  More

Sasquatch! 2018 Line-up: Bon Iver, The National, Modest Mouse, David Byrne, Spoon, and More

Grizzly Bear, Slowdive, Neko Case, Julien Baker, and others on Memorial Day Weekend (May 25 – 28) in Quincy, Washington

Feb 05, 2018

The Sasquatch! Music Festival has revealed the lineup for their 2018 festival, their 17th year. Once again it will be going down Memorial Day Weekend (May 25 - 28) at the Gorge Amphitheater in Quincy, Washington. The lineup includes Bon Iver, The National, Modest Mouse, David Byrne, Spoon, Grizzly Bear, Slowdive, Neko Case, Julien Baker, TV On The Radio, Tune-Yards, Wolf Parade, Japandroids, Big Thief, Perfume Genius, Japanese Breakfast, Benjamin Clementine, Phoebe Bridgers, Algiers, Pond, and others. More

David Byrne Announces World Tour Dates Featuring a 12-Piece Band

American Utopia Due Out March 9 via Todomundo/Nonesuch

Jan 16, 2018

David Byrne is releasing a new album, American Utopia, on March 9 via Todomundo/Nonesuch. Previously he shared the album's first single, "Everybody's Coming to My House." Now Byrne has announced a whole bunch of new tour dates that take him all the way through August. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Tune-Yards, Jack White, Ride, David Byrne, Karen O, and More

Plus Field Music, Gaz Coombes, Belle and Sebastian, The Radio Dept., Hookworms, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 12, 2018

We haven't posted a Songs of the Week post in quite awhile, as there weren't that many new songs of note over the holidays or at the start of the year, but this week there was an tidal wave of new tracks worth considering for this list. It was definitely a challenge to narrow it down to only 10 (Franz Ferdinand and Marlon Williams almost made the Top 10). More

Shaky Knees Festival Lineup - The National, Jack White, The War on Drugs, Fleet Foxes, and More

Plus Queens of the Stone Age, Courtney Barnett, David Byrne, Franz Ferdinand, Alvvays, and Others

Jan 08, 2018

The lineup for the 2018 Shaky Knees Music Festival has been announced. The festival goes down in Atlanta, GA's Central Park May 4-6. The headliners are The National, Jack White, and Queens of the Stone Age.  More

David Byrne Announces New Album, Shares “Everybody’s Coming to My House”

American Utopia Due Out March 9 via Todomundo/Nonesuch

Jan 08, 2018

David Byrne has announced a new album, American Utopia, and shared a new song, "Everybody's Coming to My House." American Utopia is due out March 9 via Todomundo/Nonesuch.  More



Reviews

David Byrne at Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall, Los Angeles, August 25, 2018

Aug 30, 2018

There is nothing on stage at the Shrine Auditorium that indicates a rock show will be taking place-not even an art rock show. The entirely bare stage is lined on three sides by silvery grey beaded curtains. These shimmer like raindrops, receding into the background when necessary and becoming part of the performance the rest of the time. More

American Utopia

American Utopia

Todomundo/Nonesuch

Mar 08, 2018

It has been some 14 or so years since we last heard from David Byrne on a fully realized solo project. 2004's Grown Backwards saw the now 65-year-old former Talking Heads frontman caught in between staying true to his immensely quirky and individualistic past and the pressures of adapting that to a new audience which, for the first time may have been blissfully unaware of his past.  More