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Vampire Weekend popped over to BBC Radio 1 to share their playlist for hot summer nights: http://bit.ly/155vA0m

The Stories of Famous Bandmates’ First Meetings

On this day in 1957, two Liverpool teenagers met for the first time and would change the course of music history. John Lennon and Paul McCartney …

Music

Live Nation charged in Radiohead stage collapse

Nearly a year after a stage collapse in Toronto killed one member of Radiohead’s crew, charges have been filed against the concert’s promoter, Live …

Washed Out announce more shows (Terminal 5 included)

<b>Washed Out at House of Vans in 2012</b> (more by Courtney Dudley)<p>As mentioned, chillwave survivor <b>Washed Out</b> is releasing his new album, <i>Paracosm</i>, on …

OK Go

The Tiny Desk has moved, and OK Go has helped make it so.<p>Earlier this year, we needed to figure out the best possible way to move my Tiny Desk from NPR's old headquarters to our new facility just north of the U.S. Capitol. We wanted to go out with a bang and arrive at our new space in style, so our …

Storage Ideas

The Roots Picnic 2013 With Grimes, Solange, How to Dress Well, Joey Bada$$, More

<i>Photos by Colin Kerrigan. Above: The Roots</i><p>The sixth annual Roots Picnic festival, curated by the Roots, went down at Festival Pier at Penn's Landing in the band's hometown of Philadelphia this weekend. In addition to the Roots themselves, the festival also featured sets by Naughty by Nature (backed …

Pop Quiz: What Is The Best Sophomore Album Of All Time?

Music<p>Your trusted destination for top music news, music industry information, and concert details.<p>Pop<p>Plus, Troye becomes a beautiful glassy creature …

What's Your Favorite Concert Of The Year (So Far)?

Live music is better than ever. I've see a lot of it, so I can attest. So far this year I've seen 263 bands (at this point last year I'd seen 228, a 15-percent increase!), and I've got a ton of favorites. But none of the shows I've seen in 2013 top Colin Stetson's monster bass saxophone performance …

Wavves - "Vegas Vacation" - FRAMES

Play the Joy Division video game, Will Love Tear Us Apart?

Forget whatever the Xbox One has planned, the future of video games is <i>now</i>: European developer Mighty Box Games has designed a game inspired by the …

The week in TV: Arrested Development; The Americans, David Bowie - Five Years ... and more - video review

Telly addict Andrew Collins reviews the return of Arrested Development on Netflix; guesses Clash song titles on BBC2's Springwatch; loves CBBC's …

Mumford & Sons, Muse, Blur Back War Child Charity Effort

Mumford & Sons, Muse and Blur are among the latest bands backing the War Child charity's efforts to win a grant of £500,000 (around $760,000). The …

David Bowie

Calmly, From Portland, It's The Quiet Music Festival

Not all music festivals are carnivals of noise, propelled by thudding drums and screeching guitars. In fact, for the annual Quiet Music Festival of Portland, which begins today, the goal is to experience calming sounds.<p>The festival's organizers say their focus is on "soothecore, a new dimension of …

How To Start a Mumford Band: http://pnps.co/11ccySV

Thom Yorke Goes Sexily, Shirtlessly ‘Amok’ in Latest Atoms for Peace Practice Video

With their impending tour fast on the approach, Atoms for Peace are putting in serious rehearsal work via some hidden household in a tucked away …

Animal Collective, Phoenix, Postal Service, Tame Impala, Deerhunter, Savages, More at Primavera

<i>Photos by Erez Avissar and Tonje Thilesen. Above photo by Erez Avissar.</i><p>The first day of the main part of the Primavera Sound Festival kicked off yesterday in Barcelona. It featured sets by Animal Collective, Phoenix, Grizzly Bear, Tame Impala, the Postal Service, Deerhunter, Savages, Jessie Ware, …

Watch: Phoenix Collaborate With Artist Richard Prince, Shower Primavera Audience With Fake Money

On May 23, Phoenix headlined Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona. During the show, they showered the crowd with 42,000 fake dollar bills designed by conceptual artist Richard Prince. Watch footage below.<p>Here's a statement from the band about the collaboration:<p>“We've been admiring Richard Prince's …

Sigur Ros Rock 'Kveikur' on 'Leno'

Sigur Rós continued their late night invasion on Friday, playing the dense and soaring title track to their forthcoming new album on <i>The Tonight Show</i> …

Jay Leno

Watch Grimes' acceptance speech after she won Best Artist of the Year at The Webby Awards http://pnps.co/14OApvF

Neutral Milk Hotel to play Primavera Sound 2014

The 2013 installment of Barcelona’s Primavera Sound doesn’t conclude until tomorrow, but already has the festival announced one of the acts playing …

Listen to an unreleased version of Talking Heads’ “Psycho Killer” with Arthur Russell on cello

There’s a couple of well-known versions of “Psycho Killer” already out there: the studio version which appeared on The Talking Heads’ debut album</i> …

Fred Armisen Closes Out 'SNL' Run With Help from Indie Rock Royalty

Fred Armisen might not have officially announced his departure from <i>Saturday Night Live</i>, but last night's final sketch seemed like a fitting farewell. …

Fred Armisen

'Arrested Development' Creator Mitch Hurwitz on His Two-Year Odyssey to Revive the Show

<i>Arrested Development</i> creator Mitch Hurwitz is a very, very tired man. For the past two years he's been working like a dog to pull off the impossible: …

TV

Beatles Guitar Sells for $408,000

A custom-made electric guitar played by Beatles John Lennon and George Harrison sold for $408,000 at auction over the weekend. The customized VOX …

Guitar

Beach Boys Sing 'California Girls' Live on Reunion Tour

2012 was a landmark year for the Beach Boys: the rock greats reunited for the new album <i>That's Why God Made the Radio</i> and set out on a massive 50th …

Music

Ray Manzarek, Doors Keyboardist, Dead at 74

Doors co-founder and keyboardist Ray Manzarek died today in Rosenheim, Germany, after a long battle with bile duct cancer. He was 74.<p>"I was deeply …

Music

Rilo Kiley: RKives

"I'm leaving you/I'm goin' home" sings Jenny Lewis on "Let Me Back In," a kiss off with tap-dance percussion that doubles as love song to Los …

Manchester

Coachella Sets Dates for 2014

This year's Coachella wrapped up just last month, but the Indio, California, festival has already set dates for next year's iteration. Coachella 2014 …

Festivals

'Arrested Development' Star Jason Bateman: 'I Look Forward to Playing Michael Bluth Many More Times'

Shortly before Jason Bateman landed the lead role of Michael Bluth on <i>Arrested Development</i> in 2003, he seriously thought about moving away from Los …

TV

How to Jumpstart Your Photography With Self Assignments

As photographers who wish to improve our art, chances are we always looking for opportunities to practice our craft. The problem is, our practice …

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