| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:22 PM
While touring for its heavily rhythmic “Reflektor," Arcade Fire has made a habit of delivering regional covers. The band has tackled Kansas in Kansas City, the Smiths in London and even Boyz II Men in Philadelphia.
The Grammy Award-winners...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 2:55 PM
“This is a dance song,” Arcade Fire anchor Win Butler said Friday night as he introduced the single “We Exist” during the first of two nights at the Forum. He undersold it.
The song, a slinky little disco-influenced number, has...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 2:42 PM
A decade ago, the Unicorns laughed at the idea that they'd be playing arenas in 2014. They even made it official with a song called "The Unicorns: 2014," released on an eponymous 2004 EP: "I looked in into my crystal ball," sang Nick "Diamonds" Thorburn,...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Beyonce leads the nominations for this year's MTV Video Music Awards, with videos from her self-titled "visual album" up for eight statuettes at the August 24 kudocast. Eminem and Iggy Azalea follow with seven noms apiece.
Nominations for video of...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Beyoncé leads all nominations for the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards with eight, the network unveiled Thursday morning. Nods were spread among numerous hits from the pop diva's provocative, self-titled visual album, which she released without warning late...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
This weekend's Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas will feature some of the biggest acts in dance music, including Calvin Harris, Tiesto and Avicii.
But even festival promoters readily acknowledge these superstar DJs are not necessarily the major...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Less than three months ago, Atlanta outfit Outkast played its first full-length show in a decade at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The set - analyzed by thousands in absentia via live stream - was less than universally praised, with...
| May 12, 2014
| 8:02 AM
On "Turn Blue" (Nonesuch), their eighth album, the Black Keys slip further away from their muddy, grungy blues-rock origins. The duo of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney began more than a decade ago with an Ohio-centric garage-punk take on Mississippi hill-...
| May 22, 2014
| 11:07 AM
Arcade Fire's new video for "We Exist" tells the story of a young transgender woman (as played by "Spider-Man" star Andrew Garfield) as she dances in a roadhouse dive bar and eventually ends up onstage with the band at Coachella.
But the video,...
| 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
| 5:00 AM
Many cities boast about their scenes, and rightly so. Few if any, though, have such a range of sounds as Los Angeles. It's overwhelming, as evidenced by the volume of artists trekking eastbound along Interstate 10 toward Austin, Texas. For those headed to...