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Lollapalooza 2010 Day Two: The XX, Grizzly Bear, Cut Copy, Empire of the Sun, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

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The Lollapalooza juggernaut continued to impress in Day Two, as previously reported capacity and space increases gave stages room to build a little character.

8 Aug 2010 | 1 comment | More

Bonnaroo 2010: Thursday the Snow Came for Miike

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The roar of the crowd, and a surge of people run towards the stage; it would be difficult for any …Read the Rest

11 Jun 2010 | More

Bonnaroo 2010: The Happy Trail

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It’s a little known fact that President Dwight Eisenhower hired a “coach” to assist him in handling the fledgling technology known as television. Let’s face it, Ike was more comfortable developing military strategies behind the scenes than being the center of attention to millions of new TV viewers.

10 Jun 2010 | More

Lollapalooza 2010 Confirms Lineup

Hours after Soundgarden announced itself last night as one of the headliners of Lollapalooza 2010, the final lineup was revealed without the teasing letter-by-letter wacky wordplay, and it’s a doozy.

6 Apr 2010 | More

Get ‘Em While They’re Hot (Chip)

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Sitting down with three-fifths of Hot Chip recently was like having Christmas come early. The electro-pop masterminds have been coming on strong in the U.S. for quite some time now, and with their fourth album just released…

23 Feb 2010 | More

Jay-Z, Muse and Gorillaz to Headline Coachella

Muse, Gorillaz and All Points West hero Jay-Z have been confirmed to headline the 2010 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, set to take place April 16-18 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA, where the can’t-miss festival debuted in 1999.

19 Jan 2010 | More

The xx at Bowery Ballroom, NYC, 11.11.09

Despite only having one album, London’s The xx utterly captivated a sold-out Bowery (moved from Mercury Lounge) with their dark and fragile sound that reverbed throughout the dimly lit venue (so dim that frontwoman Romy Madley Croft had trouble locating her chords and asked to turn the mood lighting up a notch!)

12 Nov 2009 | 1 comment | More

The XX, Let’s Wrestle and Pete & the Pirates Rock CMJ Day 2, 10.21.09

The line for the highly ballyhooed buzz band of this year’s CMJ festival, The xx, at the Mercury Lounge, wrapped around the corner of Houston and Ludlow on Wednesday night. At one point the door minders only allowed badge-holders and guestlisters entry, much to the dismay of hopeful attendees who had waited on line for over an hour.

22 Oct 2009 | More

CMJ Confirms Full Music and Film Lineup

The full artist and film lineup for the 2009 CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival was confirmed today, with new performers such as YACHT, Joan As Police Woman, Busta Rhymes and Mercury Prize winner Speech Debelle joining the bill.

6 Oct 2009 | More