May 13, 2009

After Cornelius cancelled several dates with Deerhoof because of the swine (H1N1) flu, it was Depeche Mode's turn to get down with the sickness. Yesterday several websites posted the alarming news that Depeche Mode singer Dave Gahan had to be rushed to the hospital in Athens, but it was not clear why. The synthpop trio had to cancel their date in Athens last night and in Istanbul tomorrow night. A statement released today revealved that the cause stemmed from Gahan's "severe bout of gastroenteritis," commonly known as stomach flu. More

May 13, 2009

Maybe Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne was wrong. The folks from Arcade Fire seem pretty nice, to the point of being unrepentantly altruistic. While Win Butler and Co. slowly work on the follow-up to Neon Bible, the members of the Montreal indie-rock unit have signed 250 copies of the deluxe edition of the recently released Miroir Noir DVD for the Partners in Health charity. More

May 12, 2009

2009 marks the 25th anniversary of the film's release, and in its honor, Spinal Tap is releasing their first new album since the early 1990s. And it's quite a package. More

May 12, 2009

Jack Peñate is starting clean with his appropriately titled sophomore effort, Everything is New. More

May 11, 2009

The Dead Weather, Jack White's newest musical incarnation, will be invading venues across the United States and Canada starting June 11 in Louisville, Kentucky. More

May 09, 2009

DIY pop-makers Cause Co-Motion! will be releasing a six song 12” EP on May 12 through Slumberland Records. More

May 09, 2009

Karin Dreijer Andersson of the Knife has announced North American fall tour dates for her solo endeavour, Fever Ray.
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May 07, 2009

Band to tour support TV on the Radio, tour, release 5th album...on cassette? More

May 06, 2009

All this week Jarvis Cocker is taking over the Galerie Chappe art gallery in Paris for musical performances, exercise classes, a photo exhibition, and all sorts. Today was children's day, as French children traditionally have Wednesday's off, and so we sent our Paris photographer Sophie Etchart down to the event to capture the madness. More