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The Dears’ Tour Bus Stolen

Apr 30, 2009

Last night, as The Dears prepared to embark on a six-week  North American tour, the band’s tour bus was stolen. The vehicle disappeared from the parking lot of the 700 blvd St. Jean Pointe-Claire Comfort Inn as the driver slept in the hotel. More

Wilco (The News Item)

Apr 28, 2009 Web Exclusive

Wilco has announced the title, tracklist and nebulous release date of their eighth full-length release, entitled Wilco (The Album). More

Austin City Limits Festival 2009 Lineup Announced

Apr 28, 2009 Web Exclusive

Though the early bird 3-day passes have been sold out since last year, the preliminary lineup for the Austin City Limits Music Festival has only recently been announced. More

The Fiery Furnaces aren’t Going Away

Apr 28, 2009

Brother-sister duo Matthew and Eleanor Friedberger return with their 8th album, I'm Going Away, to be released by Thrill Jockey on July 21st. The album was produced by Matthew and recorded and mixed by Sebadoh's Jason Loewenstein, who also plays bass guitar on the record and has performed with the band since 2005. Drummer Robert D'Amico has also been playing with the band since '05. This time around Matthew wrote the majority of the music and Eleanor wrote most of the lyrics. More

Coachella 2009 Day Three: My Bloody Valentine is Ear-Shattering and Fucked Up is Blood-Splattering

Apr 23, 2009

On day three of Coachella My Bloody Valentine threatened to burst a thousand eardrums. As we entered the festival site around 12:30 PM they were handing out complimentary earplugs in anticipation for the aural attack. Other highlights included a blood-splattered Fucked Up, an energetic Friendly Fires, and the incredibly strange Throbbing Gristle. More

Franz Ferdinand to Release Dub Version of Latest Album

Apr 22, 2009

Scottish New-Wave rockers Franz Ferdinand plan to release Blood, a dub version of their third full-length, Tonight: Franz Ferdinand. More

Lollapalooza 2009 Announces Lineup

Apr 22, 2009

Hot on the heels of last weekend’s Coachella festival, Lollapalooza has announced their lineup, anchored by headliners Depeche Mode, Tool, and The Killers. More

Coachella 2009 Day Two Features Strong Sets from M.I.A., Jenny Lewis, and Fleet Foxes

Apr 20, 2009

Day two of Coachella 2009 failed to top day one, in part because of a weak headliner. But the second day did feature strong sets from M.I.A., Jenny Lewis, and Fleet Foxes. Fans storm M.I.A.'s stage and Glasvegas cancel due to a hospitalized singer. More