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July 25, 2011 From August 5-7, Chicago's Grant Park plays host to Lollapalooza, the mega-fest which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. …
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April 18, 2011 BEST CHEEKBONES, SENIOR DIVISION: DURAN DURANWith their creased smiles, dapper blazers, and overall air of Euro-aristocracy, the gentlemen of Duran Duran have, over the years, morphed from their early '80s image of playboy dandies to 2011, where they could be mistaken for villains in a James Bond movie. …
June 8, 2010 Four albums on, Mike Stroud and Evan Mast have barely altered their instrumental electro/indie/hip-hop hybrid, except to expand and refine its tasteful details. The duo's sense of play remains intact (see the melancholic interlude "Party With Children"), and on buoyant tracks such as "Mandy" and "Grape Juice City," they even take the talk box as a jumping-off point. …
January 7, 2010 When he's not commandeering the stage as the boisterous bassist for SoCal punks Blink-182, Tweeting wisdom to more than 1.6 million followers, or handling album production duties for bands like Motion City Soundtrack and New Found Glory, you'd think Mark Hoppus would turn down the music.
In our continuing series, Hopp on Pop, Hoppus is sharing his favorite acts, culled from his incessant pursuit of all that rocks. …
September 8, 2009 MGMT are out in full force on Kid Cudi's latest single, "Pursuit of Happiness." Listen below.
Following his catchy hits "Day 'N' Nite" and "Make Her Say" -- one of our 20 Best Summer Songs -- the Cleveland up-and-comer and Kanye West protégé has released "Pursuit of Happiness," the third single from Man On The Moon: The End Of Day, out September 15.
The track features MGMT performing the sing-along chorus, while electron …
August 25, 2009 An event that bills itself as Fun Fun Fun Fest sets the bar pretty high for itself, but this year's line-up indeed promises good times.
Danzig, Ratatat, Jesus Lizard, Of Montreal, Yeasayer, Mission of Burma, Fucked Up, and Les Savy Fav lead the acts set to take over the festival's four color-coded stages in Austin, Texas' Waterloo Park, November 7-8.
The festival lineup covers four broad genres -- punk/hardcore, indie/progressive, hip …
September 8, 2008 Friday:
Built to Spill (The Wonder Ballroom)Portland has a special affection for Built to Spill (and vice versa), so it's no surprise the group's performance drew a crowd that extended down the block. Playing their jammy 1997 classic Perfect From Now On in its entirely, the beefed-up Boise-based outfit featured six members, twice the lineup from a decade ago when the album was recorded. …
July 11, 2008 After the smoke cleared and the hangovers faded from the weekend's big bombs and bashes, the party raged on as the Smashing Pumpkins unveiled plans to celebrate their 20th anniversary, the fruits of Beck and Danger Mouse's partnership arrived, and Albert Hammond Jr. went to bat. Let's recap:
What we learned from the Smashing Pumpkins: Twenty years is a long time and a great excuse for a summer tour. …
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