Apr 27, 2010

Things are starting to look brighter for Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings after an unfortunate run-in with a volcanic ash cloud. That may have grounded plans to play on The Late Show with David Letterman, but the funk-soul train keeps on chugging. Last night it stopped over at the very hilarious, The Colbert Report. More

Apr 27, 2010

Conan O'Brien is currently on his Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour. This past weekend he had two LA stops at the Gibson Amphitheatre, which is in the same studio complex where O'Brien was tapping his Tonight Show before being canned by NBC. His LA shows boasted special guests galore. Sunday's show alone featured Aziz Ansari, Seth Green, Jonah Hill, 30 Rock's Jack McBrayer, and Sarah Silverman. And Saturday's show included all of those (minus Green and Silverman), plus Mad Men's Jon Hamm. But the highlight of both shows was Jim Carrey, who sang a duet with O'Brien, a cover of Five For Fighting's "Superman (It's Not Easy)." We have the videos. More

Apr 26, 2010

One of the bands lucky enough to be Stateside before the Icelandic volcano eruption cut off flights from the U.K., Scottish indie poppers Camera Obscura were counting their blessings when we caught up with them at Coachella.  "We do feel for them because that's the sort of shit that would happen to us!" said keyboardist Carey Lander with a laugh. More

Apr 26, 2010

MGMT performed two songs, “Flash Delirium” and “Brian Eno” on Saturday Night Live this past weekend. The band is also currently touring the United States to promote their new album, Congratulations. We have the tour dates and the videos of their performance on SNL

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Apr 26, 2010

Stream The New Pornographers’ fifth album, Together, on NPR here. Together will stream in its entirety until the album’s release on May 4. 

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Apr 26, 2010

Kings of Convenience will go on their first North American tour in five years, in support of their last album, Declaration of Dependence. The Norwegian duo was set to tour with Franklin For Short this past February, but had to cancel due to illness. We have the dates.

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Apr 26, 2010

School of Seven Bells will release their new album Disconnect From Desire on July 13, on Vagrant/Ghostly International in the U.S. and Full Time Hobby in Europe. To support their new release, the band will play two shows at Mercury Lounge in their hometown, New York City, on June 9 and 10.

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Apr 26, 2010

The new video for M.I.A.'s debut single "Born Free" is political statement wrapped in a HIGHLY violent, NSFW short film. Watch it on her site or embedded here through Vimeo. It's been removed from YouTube in the U.S., according to M.I.A.'s Twitter. Romain Gavras directed the awesome vid. "Born Free" is also streamable via the singer's label, N.E.E.T. More

Apr 23, 2010

After 32 years and 11 studio albums, Echo & the Bunnymen have become rock mainstays, influencing a new generation of synth-worshiping, post-rockers both at home in the U.K. and abroad. Under the Radar sat down with lead Bunnymen Ian McCulloch at Coachella to discuss the band's legacy, creative process, and taking the show on the road. More