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Check Out Photos of Lollapalooza Day One

Aug 08, 2009 Web Exclusive

Lollapalooza began yesterday in Chicago and we sent photographer Andrew Reed Weller down to capture the day one action. Check out his photos of Depeche Mode, Fleet Foxes, Of Montreal, Peter Bjorn and John, A-Trak, and Hollywood Holt. Click here for the full gallery of Friday’s photos.

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Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson Signs to Saddle Creek for Sophomore Release

Aug 07, 2009 Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson

Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson is now on board with the legendary Saddle Creek Records for his second release, Summer of Fear, due out in October. More

Basement Jaxx Set to Release New Album This October

Aug 07, 2009 Basement Jaxx

Basement Jaxx is set to release their first album in three years after a grueling recording process. Scars is set for an Octboer 6th U.S. release date and boasts some high-profile guest appearances including Kelis, Santigold, Lightspeed Champion, Yo Majesty, Sam Sparro, and Yoko Ono. More

The Books Announce U.S. Dates

Aug 07, 2009 The Books

Experimental duo The Books are set to take their impressive live show on the road in a late-summer/early-fall U.S. tour. More

John Hughes, The Eternal Teenager: An Appreciation

Aug 07, 2009 John Hughes

The sudden death of John Hughes todayafter suffering a heart attack during a morning walk in Manhattancreates a void not unlike that left upon the deaths of Elvis Presley, John Lennon or James Dean. Even if his best work was long behind him, he redefined for American culture what it meant to be a teenager. More

Breakfast Club Director John Hughes Dies of Heart Attack

Aug 06, 2009 John Hughes

Thirty-something women (and men) across America might be shedding a tear or sighing in sadness today with the news that beloved ‘80s teen film writer and director John Hughes has passed away. Variety, the Associated Press, and others are reporting that the 59-year-old died of a heart attack today in Manhattan. He was visiting family there and taking a morning walk when he passed. Hughes was behind such classics as Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Pretty in Pink, Some Kind of Wonderful, Uncle Buck, and Planes, Trains & Automobiles. More

Tortoise Gets Remixed for New 12-inch

Aug 06, 2009 Tortoise

Thought Tortoise was busy sitting on their laurels after their first studio album in five years? You thought wrong! Following up one good thing with another release, the band has just announced a two-song 12-inch, out August 18th. More

Enter to Win Tickets to Sunset Junction

Aug 06, 2009 Conor Oberst

Subscribe or Renew between August 5th and August 20th and enter to win A PAIR OF TICKETS* to Sunset Junction in Los Angeles on August 22-23rd! (*No hotel or airfare provided.) The line-up includes Conor Oberst & The Mistic Valley Band, Built to Spill, Islands, Local Natives, and others. More

Outside Lands Taps Tenacius D to Replace Beastie Boys

Aug 06, 2009 Tenacious D

Tenacious D will replace The Beastie Boys as a co-headliner of the second-annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival. The news was given to journalists across the globe via a phone conference (We’re phoning it in,” quipped Jack Black) As previously reported, The Beasties recently canceled a batch of shows after Adam “MCA” Yauch was diagnosed with throat cancer. More