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Apr 27, 2021

Last night, The Flaming Lips were featured as musical guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where they performed “Will You Return / When You Come Down” from their 2020 album American Head. The performance featured backing vocals and guitar by Micah Nelson (son of Willie Nelson and frontman of Particle Kid) and took place at Blue Note Lounge in Oklahoma City, the site of their first-ever live performance in 1983. More

Oct 28, 2020

Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O and country legend Willie Nelson have teamed up to cover Queen and David Bowie’s classic duet “Under Pressure.” More

Aug 14, 2020

Swedish sister alt-country/folk duo First Aid Kit (Klara and Johanna Söderberg) have shared a cover of Willie Nelson’s classic “On the Road Again” via a video fittingly made up of fun footage of the band on tour. The cover is a fitting sentiment for these pandemic times when bands can’t tour and to that end proceeds from the cover will be donated to Crew Nation, which is “a charitable fund that was created to help people working backstage that were supposed to be working on shows planned for 2020.” More

New Albums by HAIM, Kelly Lee Owens, JARV IS…, Hinds, and More Postponed Due to COVID-19

Plus Willie Nelson, The Pretenders, DMA’s, and Lady Gaga

Mar 25, 2020

With everything going on with the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and most spring and summer tours and festivals either postponed or cancelled, it makes sense that musicians are now starting to postpone their albums. This week HAIM, Jarvis Cocker’s new band JARV IS…, Hinds, Kelly Lee Owens, The Pretenders, Willie Nelson, Lady Gaga, and DMA’s have all pushed back the release dates of their upcoming albums. More

Album of the Week: Hatchie

Plus Stream New Albums from Mark Ronson, Bedouine, Hot Chip, The Raconteurs, Kirin J Callinan, Richard Reed Parry, and More

Jun 21, 2019

Hatchie is the dream pop project of Australian musician Harriette Pilbeam. Her debut album, Keepsake, was released today via Double Double Whammy and it’s our Album of the Week. Find more info on the album below. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Parcels, Run the Jewels, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, John Grant, and More

Plus Little Dragon, Sampha, Thom Yorke, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Oct 12, 2018

While it was a very healthy week for new album releases, so much so that we had eight runner-ups for this week’s Album of the Week, it was more of a challenge to find 10 new songs we felt worthy of this week’s Songs of the Week list. More

Austin City Limits Lineup: Radiohead, M83, HAIM, LCD Soundsystem, Foals, and More

Plus: Mumford and Sons, Kendrick Lamar, Chairlift, Local Natives, Band of Horses, Frightened Rabbit, and Others

May 05, 2016

Austin City Limits have announced the lineup of their 2016 festival, in which they will celebrate their 15th anniversary. Highlights include Radiohead, M83, HAIM, LCD Soundsystem, Foals, Kendrick Lamar, Mumford and Sons, Andrew Bird, Local Natives, Conor Oberst, Chairlift, Flying Lotus, Caveman, Marlon Williams, Willie Nelson, Band of Horses, Major Lazer, Frightened Rabbit, and more. More

May 06, 2013

We’ve just posted a gallery of photos from legendary jazz photographer David Redfern’s second weekend at the New Orleans Jazz Festival. You can see photos of Phoenix, who were on the cover of our most recent issue, as well as Frank Ocean, Willie Nelson, and more. More

Check Out Photos From the Free Press Summer Fest, 2012

Best Coast, Phantogram, Two Door Cinema Club, Flaming Lips, And More

Jun 13, 2012

On June 2 and 3, Houston, TX hosted the Free Press Summer Fest. We sent photographer Iman Mannie Saqr down to cover the action. More

Willie Nelson Releasing First Standards Album Since Stardust

Features Duets With Norah Jones & Diana Krall

Jun 12, 2009

August pop artists put their stamp on the American Songbook all the time now but Willie Nelson made it popular with 1978’s Stardust. After a spot at #1 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart and Country Male Vocal Performance Grammy, years later it still shines as an exemplar in any genre. On August 25th, legendary singer Willie Nelson will try to recapture some of that Stardust magic with American Classic, his first LP of standards in over 30 years. More


Jun 24, 2019

Legend gets bandied about too easily these days but Willie Nelson, now 86, well deserves the title. With more than six decades in the business: from Music Row songwriter behind Patsy Cline’s “Crazy,” to memorable covers “Georgia On My Mind” and “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys,” to his own chart toppers “On the Road Again” and “Always On My Mind”the man is unstoppable. More

Jun 02, 2010

As Willie Nelson himself puts it in the press release: “This is my definition of real country music.” This is handy information, since followers of Nelson have witnessed about a hundred definitions of country musicthe ‘60s songwriter who wrote “Crazy,” the ‘70s progressive strains of The Red Headed Stranger, the glitz of Stardust, the very modern Teatro, or the inevitable reggae album Countryman, just to name a few. More