Jul 13, 2010

Pych-rockers Darker My Love are doing a (very) brief run of dates in support of upcoming album Alive as You Are (out August 17th via Dangerbird). We have info on the dates in Los Angeles and San Francisco. More

Jul 13, 2010

Call it a match made in indie weirdo heaven. Lo-fi rocker Ariel Pink is heading out on a tour that includes several dates with high-fi eccentrics The Flaming Lips. We have the full schedule.  More

Jul 13, 2010

Dr. Dog is hitting the road with supporting acts Here We Go Magic and Good Old War.  We have the dates.  More

Jul 13, 2010

a-ha (go ahead, take a moment to sing “Take on Me), is giving back to their country mates. Since ramen noodles and equipment can be expensive, the Norwegian pop band is offering a grant ($154,662—no small chunk of change!) to an up-and-coming Norwegian act. Among the nominees? Former “Pleased to Meet You” artists, Casiokids. We have the details on how you can help them win.  More

Jul 13, 2010

Violinist turned orchestral pop maestro Owen Pallet is heading out on tour. Pallett may perform with little more than a looping pedal and a distinctive chuckle, but he won’t be alone. He’ll be meeting up (and supporting)Dirty ProjectorsArcade Fire, Spoon, and The National.  We have the dates.  More

Jul 12, 2010

After a protracted break from music since Sleater-Kinney's indefinite hiatus announced in 2006, Corin Tucker has at last revealed the details of her highly anticipated new album under the moniker The Corin Tucker Band. We have the details. More

Jul 12, 2010

Previously, we told you about Dave Sitek’s (TV on the Radio) side project, Maximum Balloon. Judging by the recently released album art and first video, he’s not taking the “balloon” part lightly. We have his first video.  More

Jul 12, 2010

Harvey Pekar, an underground comics legend who improbably cracked the mainstream media, died today at the age of 70, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

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Jul 12, 2010

Treasure Island has announced its lineup for the 2010 festival, held October 16th and 17th on Treasure Island in the middle of the San Francisco Bay. Split evenly between dance music and indie rockers, headliners includeLCD Soundsystem and Deadmau5 (Saturday) and Belle & Sebastian and The National (Sunday). We have the full lineup.  More