| Apr 30, 2014
| 12:27 PM
Fans who have spent the last 15 years waiting for Jeff Mangum to return to the stage have gotten an unexpected deluge of shows.
First came the reclusive Mangum's first Coachella appearance (as a solo artist) last year. Then came the full return of his...
| May 2, 2014
| 1:14 PM
In a dress made of cannabis, Julie Edwards of the band Deap Vally slammed hard on her drums as partner Lindsey Troy slashed at a guitar and howled beneath some tilted, slender palms in arid Mecca, Calif. In front of the indie rock duo was a crowd of dusty...
| May 2, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Oliver Luckett has perfected the art of excess. Seemingly every inch of the walls in his Los Angeles tech start-up, theAudience, is crowded with murals and framed works by street artists such as Shepard Fairey as well as contemporary artists like Jere...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 9:08 AM
At the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Tampa, a glass case contains the guitar that Richie Havens played at the original Woodstock, a festival remembered both for its mud and music.
About a mile away, fans at the inaugural Big Guava Music Festival on...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 11:06 AM
If you're thinking of renting a house when you attend the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival next month, be prepared to pay a hefty rate.
Vacation properties in the area around the festival are renting for an average of $650 a night, 260% more...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 12:43 PM
At age 20, Nas issued his game-changing debut album, "Illmatic." Twenty years, and several additional acclaimed albums later, the prolific rapper is returning to his debut. Widely considered one of the greatest rap records of all time, the album is...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 6:00 AM
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The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is a mere two weeks away, so those looking to impress with underground knowledge better start cramming.
Few souls are more in demand than geeks armed...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 6:30 AM
The biggest act scheduled to perform this week at the annual South by Southwest music festival is also one of the biggest acts in the world.
On March 13, Lady Gaga will take to the outdoor stage behind Stubb's for a concert sponsored by Doritos, which...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 10:01 PM
Not many artists can get their name placed before that of superstar rapper Kanye West on a festival lineup, but piano man Elton John has received top-billing for the 2014 edition of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Other headliners at the four-day...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 7:00 AM
A certain fatigue had set in for the multiplatinum-selling electronic dance music act Swedish House Mafia in 2012. By the three members' own estimate, they had partied hard five days a week for six years straight, consuming mass quantities of booze and...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 9:00 AM
In 2010, Foster the People's Mark Foster lived the dream for an aspiring songwriter.
Buoyed by a light-stepping danceable beat, "Pumped Up Kicks" was electronic bubble gum pop with a dark lyrical undercurrent and a carefree tone that quickly went...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 1:18 PM
Leave it to Jimmy Kimmel to find the left-field window through which to view the South By Southwest music festival experience.
He and the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” crew shot person-on-the-street interviews in Austin, Texas, getting reaction to...