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Halloween is the best holiday, and that is just a fact. Christmas presents and Thanksgiving dinner are all well and fine, but how often do you get to get shitfaced wasted at a block party dressed as Miley Cyrus or a Ninja Turtle? Probably not enough. This weekend, the holiday festivities are in full ... More >>
Last night, one of the most renowned post-punk bassists of all time sat in with The Roots on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. I can't think of a more random gathering of talents under one roof, though admittedly this sort of thing does seem to happen on Fallon. When the little romantically subversive ... More >>
He had an uncanny knack for finding tornadoes. Then one found him.
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This year's Bonnaroo music and arts festival is officially underway. From June 13-16, nearly 80,000 Bonnaroovians, as they call themselves, will gather at a 700 acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee. For three days, the Bonnaroo farm will become the seventh largest city in Tennessee. The lineup feature ... More >>
With the release of this year's Simple Math album, Atlanta's Manchester Orchestra is now three albums deep into their careers -- and the guys don't plan on slowing down anytime soon. After a quick hop, skip and jump across the pond for a tour, the band's now making their way to Dallas to perform at ... More >>
Marco TorresElbow guitarist Mark Potter onstage at ACL.For nearly two decades, cinematic Manchester act Elbow have been fairly silent in the U.S., despite drawing comparisons to Coldplay, Doves, and Radiohead. Meanwhile, their five records have earned critical acclaim back in the U.K. Their last ... More >>
Marco TorresAnd the award for ACL 2011's best stage banter goes to Kanye West.Now that Austin City Limits Music Festival is in the rear view mirror, all we have are the memories. That is, unless you spent the weekend drunk and high, in which case you might not even remember who performed, let alo ... More >>
Elbow brought the Manchester rain on Sunday.And just like that, the heat returned. The hot sun beat down on the wet grass, creating an inescapable humidity in Zilker Park on Sunday. As such, the people came prepared to sweat it out. The same guys hawking ponchos yesterday now had packets of ... More >>
Once-in-a-lifetime events sometimes happen more than once, turns out. Next Tuesday night, when My Morning Jacket performs in its hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, to celebrate the release of their new album, Circuital, they will be joined on stage by one Erykah Badu, just as they so memorably were t ... More >>
All day yesterday, (via Twitter) Bonnaroo went ahead and announced its lineup for this year ordeal, which will take place June 10-13 in Manchester, Tennessee, and it's a pretty impressive lineup featuring the likes of Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, Dave Matthew Band, Kings of Leon and the Flaming Lips, w ... More >>
Mark C. AustinHophead wasn't the only one thirsty for beer at Bonnaroo last weekend. Hophead spent a four-day weekend at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. The music, comedy, people-watching and general chaos of the thing made for an outstanding trip. But one of the hig ... More >>
Hopefully entrants in Sunday's homebrew competition come up with something better than Skittlebrau.Whether you've got your own specialty beer you're dying to share with the world or you just like free mystery drinks, make sure you block out some time Sunday afternoon. From 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, J ... More >>
Richard CardWell, Ex-Ghosthustler frontman Alan Palomo did promise us that he'd have a new Vega single out by mid-January, and over the weekend he delivered. "Well Known Pleasures" (no hyphen!) was made available for download on Gorilla Vs. Bear, as well as, ahem, "exclusively" over on on Discobelle ... More >>
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