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Jay-Z to Make U.S. Music Festival Debut at All Points West

He’s the greatest in the game in this writer’s humble opinion, and now the crowds at All Points West’s kick-off on Friday, July 31st at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ, can also prepare to give respect. Jay-Z (or rather, J. Hova) is now confirmed to make his U.S. music festival debut as he takes over the night’s headlining spot vacated by the Beastie Boys…

23 Jul 2009 | More

Siren Festival 2009 Photo Gallery

All photographs in the slideshow are by the esteemed Andrzej Liguz, check out more of his work at © …Read the Rest

22 Jul 2009 | More

Modest Mouse Confirm ‘Next’ EP

Modest Mouse will release No One’s First and You’re Next, an eight-song EP containing six previously released, limited-edition 7″ singles, and a b-side from 2007′s We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank on August 4, with the vinyl version due on August 18.

22 Jul 2009 | More

Depeche Mode Kicks Off North American Tour on Friday

Dark-synth kings Depeche Mode are set to kick off the North American leg of their “Tour of the Universe” this Friday with a sold-out performance at the Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto. Spanning 22 dates, the “Tour of the Universe” is in support of the band’s most recent release, Sounds of the Universe, which debuted at Number 3 on the Billboard 200 chart back in April.

22 Jul 2009 | 28 comments | More

Hope Sandoval of Mazzy Star Returns in September

In all honesty, we never really succeeded in getting “Halah” off of 1990′s She Hangs Brightly out of our heads. Ditto for the big hit, “Fade Into You,” and, while we’re thinking about it, her collaboration with the Jesus & Mary Chain on “Sometimes Always” as well…

21 Jul 2009 | More

A Place To Bury Strangers to Release Their Exploding Head on Mute

A Place To Bury Strangers, fresh from their sun-defyingly dark and stormy set at the Siren Festival 2009, will release …Read the Rest

21 Jul 2009 | 1 comment | More

2009 Mercury Prize Nominations Announced; Winner on September 8

The nominations for the 2009 Mercury Prize have just been announced and the surprise here is that there really isn’t a surprise as much-talked about artists such as Bat for Lashes and La Roux made the list. Winners will be announced on September 8. Elbow took home the honor last year for The Seldom Seen Kid.

21 Jul 2009 | More

White Stripes Under Great Northern Lights and On the Silver Screen

Depending upon how you feel about the Dead Weather, you may or may not want to hasten the return of …Read the Rest

21 Jul 2009 | More

Anomie Belle – ‘Sleeping Patterns’

Toby Campbell, the woman behind Anomie Belle, is a dynamic singer/songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist with a gift for writing down-tempo, …Read the Rest

21 Jul 2009 | More

The Village Voice Siren Festival 2009: Don’t Call it a Comeback

It was no polar expedition, but what polar opposites bookended this year’s bill at the Village Voice Siren Festival! Kicking …Read the Rest

20 Jul 2009 | 1 comment | More