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Radiohead, Lil Wayne Nominated For Album Of The Year Grammy

Remember the 50th Annual Grammy Awards? Alicia Keys duetting with the ghost of Sinatra? Will.i.am rapping nonsense? Album of the Year River: The Joni Letters??? It’s easy (and fun!) to make fun of the Grammys, but last year they really deserved it, and viewers voiced their discontent by watching Extreme Makeover instead. For ceremony #51… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 3, 2008 - 9:42 pm

King Of Leon Shares His Playlist

Jared Followill on Animal Collective: “They’re really big on instruments.” Check out all his picks (She & Him and M83, too) at NYTimes.com. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 9, 2008 - 9:51 pm

New Kings Of Leon Video – “Use Somebody”

In a Blender piece this summer, Kings of Leon commented that they had never had a decent music video. “Sex On Fire” wasn’t the triumph they were hoping for, so ambitions have been scaled back a bit on clip number two. “Use Somebody” is one of the better songs on Only By The Night and… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 5, 2008 - 11:41 am

Premature Evaluation: Kings Of Leon – Only By The Night

In recent weeks there’s been a lot of talk in these parts about Kings Of Leon’s “Sex On Fire” and accompanying inexplicable video along with the Followill’s good looks and the album art’s two looks. Blow-dried hair and anxious riffs on venereal diseases (right?) do not a record make, so we decided to move beyond… More »

By: brandon / September 10, 2008 - 4:21 pm

Kings Of Leon’s Only By The Night Album Art

Judging from the comments on Kings Of Leon’s “Sex On Fire” video, it’s clear some of you think the Followill boys, their carefully coiffed hair, good Southern gene, are themselves works of art. Well, Leon lovers, now you can get a look at the image that bedecks the band’s forthcoming fourth album Only By theMore »

By: brandon / September 8, 2008 - 10:35 am

New Kings Of Leon Video – “Sex On Fire”

When it comes to reviews of the new Kings Of Leon track, there shall be none greater than commenter orton1227’s, which read: “‘Sex On Fire’??? Sounds like they wrote a song about their struggles with STDs.” And when it comes to sounds, there shall be none sweeter than hearing Caleb scream just before the “YOUR… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 27, 2008 - 11:55 am

Kings Of Leon Think You’re Ruining Their Concerts

The Followills tell NME: “It’s difficult when you make a new record and you wanna play all the new songs live, but with technology these days, there’ll be someone out there with a recorder and it kinda spoils it for us. You don’t wanna play too many new songs because otherwise they’ll be on YouTube… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 19, 2008 - 5:11 pm

All Points West: Saturday & Sunday In Photos

This is it, the final photo blowout from the inaugural All Points West fest. If you didn’t spend your weekend on the internet/in line for a ferry over to Liberty Park, you can see some photos from Friday, a new Grizzly song, a little bit on a band called Radiohead, and a reportMore »

By: Amrit Singh / August 11, 2008 - 1:43 pm

New Kings of Leon – “Sex On Fire”

According to NME, Kings Of Leon are one of the bands making America cool again, but “Sex On Fire,” the first single off the Followill boys’s forthcoming fourth album Only By the Night, is all about getting hot. (Please kill me for that.) The track premiered on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show on 8/4… More »

By: brandon / August 7, 2008 - 1:31 pm

New Kings Of Leon – “Crawl”

The Followill clan’s stopped having sex with models long enough to record a new album, titled Only By The Night. The fuzz-bassy first track’s up and ready for download at their site for the price of one email address. The record’s due out 9/23 via RCA, with a UK tour to follow in December. They’re… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 28, 2008 - 12:35 pm

Jack Johnson Joins Radiohead For APW, Jersey’s Summer Music Fest

As revealed yesterday, the inaugural APW Festival — AKA Jersey Coachella — will indeed feature two nights of Radiohead. And one of Jack Johnson, which we predicted. (JJ’s also playing Coachella and Bonnaroo; there is no escape, friends.). All Points West, which hits Liberty State Park 8/8-8/10, is touting its Radiohead coup as follows: “Thi… More »

By: Stereogum / February 21, 2008 - 8:47 pm

Rock Shirts In The $4,000 Or “No Really It’s Up To You” Variety

For the rock fan that has everything and is looking for new and exciting ways to piss his/her money away, we direct you to Christie’s auction house in NYC where you can play your part in a story that’s making roadies from the ’70s cry even louder about their life choices. Via AP:Once relegated to… More »

By: Stereogum / November 20, 2007 - 2:33 pm

New Kings Of Leon – “My Party (Kenna & Chad Hugo Remix)

The circumstances surrounding this one are a little murky, but here’s what we gather: At some point, someone in camp Leon commissioned a remix album for Because Of The Times, and Kenna (along with Virginia Beach compatriot Chad Hugo) got the call to take on the raw-chugging rocker “My Party.” But as these things go,… More »

By: Stereogum / August 29, 2007 - 5:32 pm

Lollapalooza ’07: Sunday In Photos

Sometimes you have great intentions of diligence and punctuality, and sometimes your airline decides to be late, sloppy, and in love with sitting on the runway. The terra blue chips and (congratulations!) 36 channels of DirectTV didn’t quite make up for it, but still — we’re back safe from Lolla, and now that… More »

By: Stereogum / August 7, 2007 - 9:48 am

Bonnaroo: Friday 6/15/07

This year’s ‘Roo is Saturday heavy — today we get Franz, Hold Steady, Regina, Dr. Dog, and a band called Police your parents loved — but the tame opening day brought some stuff worth writing home about, including local boys Sam Champion, ever-touring Reagan babies Cold War Kids, French hero Manu Chao, and love ‘em/hate… More »

By: Stereogum / June 16, 2007 - 2:12 pm

Coachella: Saturday’s Best Of The Rest

Superlatives get tired quick, but here goes … Saturday may have been the greatest single day festival experience we’ve had yet. Staving off the 106º temps and sun with a mix of sunscreen and adrenaline, we marched across the Coachella grounds fueled by the excellence of every act we saw. Nobody missed the mark, and… More »

By: Stereogum / April 29, 2007 - 7:47 pm

SXSW: Last Day In Austin

As promised, here’s our last photo roundup of the shows we hit and folks we pestered on the streets of Austin during this year’s South By Southwest music festival. All in all we had a great time, saw some old friends, and constantly ran into Tim Harrington at the shows we chose to hit (again). More »

By: Stereogum / March 19, 2007 - 8:02 pm

SXSW: Friday In Austin

Despite the excellent lineups all over town, our daylight hours on Friday had been spoken for well before we made the trek to SouthBy (and particularly after spending Thursday systematically missing a bunch of the acts we’d hoped to see); Pitchfork assembled a stellar bill at the Emo’s complex — including RJD2 (with… More »

By: Stereogum / March 19, 2007 - 9:44 am

New Kings Of Leon Video – “On Call”

The new Kings Of Leon record is a really great listen, and three albums in, the band is mostly making the right moves. But the tight shots on Caleb’s penetratingly cheesy camera stares just ain’t one of ‘em. Don’t look too closely, it’s sorta disturbing, particularly coming from a band once branded “fashion rock.”… More »

By: Stereogum / March 7, 2007 - 10:02 am

Esquire’s SXSW Showcase

With more acts than you can shake a wristband at added by the day to the SXSW 2007 lineup, it’ll be tough for any one showcase to be a must-hit — but Esquire’s booked a doozy. The Stooges, Kings Of Leon, Spoon, all with new shit to play, all in one spot. Sorry, stragglers –… More »

By: Stereogum / February 8, 2007 - 10:40 am