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Speech Debelle Wins the Mercury Prize

Sep 08, 2009

Speech Debelle has won this year's Mercury Prize, it was just announced at a ceremony in London. The British rapper was something of a surprise winner and beat out the likes of The Horrors, Friendly Fires, Bat For Lashes, The Invisible, Florence and the Machine, Kasabian, Glasvegas, and others. Debelle took the stage and immediately gave a shout out to one of her fellow nominees. "Big up The Invisible," she said. Debelle had told BBC 6 Music radio earlier in the evenining that The Invisible were her favorite other nominee. Ironically, despite her name, Speech Debelle gave a short speech. She thanked her label, producers, and family ("my gran's over there").The winner is awarded 20,000 pounds and Debelle also said, "Thank-you to whoever's name is on the check." More

Travis’ Fran Healy Announces Intimate North American Solo Tour

Sep 08, 2009

Travis frontman, Fran Healy, has announced an upcoming tour spanning the U.S. and Canada with just Andy Dunlop, Travis guitarist, at his side. And judging from the name of the tour, shenanigans are sure to ensue. More

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Announces Live 3-Disc CD/DVD Package

Sep 08, 2009

Black Rebel Motorcycle club has announced Live, a 2-DVD, 1CD set featuring over two hours of performance footage from the end of the band's 2007 tour. The band's own Abstract Dragon label will release the package in conjuction with Vagrant Records on November 10th. The band is also working on a new album. More

Photos from the FYF Fest in Los Angeles, September 5, 2009

Sep 07, 2009 Web Exclusive

The FYF Fest happened in Los Angeles on September 5, 2009. Photographer Darren Kim was there to capture the action. Check out the full gallery of photos from the FYF Fest here. More

White Rabbits Announce Fall Tour with Suckers and Local Natives

Sep 04, 2009

White Rabbits are scheduled to tour in support of their second album, It's Frightening, this fall alongside Local Natives and Suckers. More

Monsters of Folk Album Art Released

Sep 04, 2009

Illustrator Matt Hollings labyrinthine artwork for the upcoming Monsters of Folk album has been released along with a word on the booklet. More

“Fifth Bunnyman,” Keyboardist Jake Drake-Brockman Dies

Sep 04, 2009

According to BBC News, NME and Isle of Man Today, the 53 year-old Bristol musician Jake Drake-Brockman, died at 53 Tuesday; leaving behind a family and wife. He's mostly remembered as the recorded and live keyboardist for the seminal post punk Liverpudlian group Echo and the Bunnymen. Though he's played with the band off and on throughout the '80s he became a full-time member in 1989 and was lovingly known as "the fifth Bunnyman" by fans. More

Photos of Grizzly Bear at The Pool Parties, Brooklyn, NY August 30, 2009

Sep 04, 2009 Web Exclusive

Grizzly Bear played The Pool Parties at the East River State Park, in Brooklyn, NY on August 30, 2009. Photographer Philip Dante Meick was there to capture the action. Check out the full gallery of photos from the The Pool Parties show here


YACHT to Open for Yeah Yeah Yeahs on Upcoming Tour

Sep 03, 2009

YACHT announces tour with Yeah Yeah Yeahs. We have dates and info on tomorrow night's secret show. More