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Photos: NorthSide Festival (Denmark) 2014

The 2014 iteration of the Danish music festival NorthSide took place this past weekend and hosted a large number of exciting bands. There were the major rocks acts such as Arcade Fire, the Pixies, and the National, but there was a lot to be seen beyond that, too. There was Franz Ferdinand, Mount Kimbie, Roby… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 20, 2014

Optimus Alive! 2011 In Photos

Optimus Alive! went down in Passeio Marítimo de Alges in Portugal over the weekend. Headliners included Coldplay and Jane's Addiction. The riverside fest had a nice mix of nostalgia (Stooges, Blondie) and fresh electronic sounds (James Blake, Duck Sauce) too, but while Primal Scream got to play Screamadelica front to back, the Pretty Reckless didn't… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 11, 2011

The 8 Best Videos Of The Week

This week we've got new videos from Hooray For Earth, Broken Social Scene, Tyler, The Creator, and White Lies. I included the Calling All Cars and Border Surrender videos because they both featured long slow-motion foot chases but the latter video also has a surprise at the end of its long, single shot. You'll also… More »

By: jessica / June 10, 2011

White Lies – “Is Love (Stereolab Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

A couple weeks back you might have watched White Lies' E.T.-esque video for "Bigger Than Us," the first single from Ritual. Stereolab remixed the first kick off on Ritual, "Is Love." Stereolab announced that they'd be going on hiatus in 2009 (they release material that they recorded at the same time as Chemical Chords i… More »

By: jessica / January 19, 2011

The 10 Best Videos Of The Week

This week's clips from Arcade Fire, Rokysopp, Simian Mobile Disco, No Joy, and White Lies show off what's possible when your videos don't have to fit particular television formats and time limits. The suburban dystopias in Rokysopp's and Arcade Fire's extended videos are a little long and a little much for TV, especially with the… More »

By: jessica / November 19, 2010

Austin City Limits 2009 In Photos

There was dust, rain, then mud. There was Eddie Vedder, sitting in with Kings Of Leon and calling Perry Farrell up onstage with Pearl Jam during a reportedly monstrous, festival headlining two-hour set. There were Brooklynites and Brits, Dave Matthews and Phoenix, The B-52s and Mos Def, John Paul Jones and Karen O. Basically there… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 5, 2009

Reading & Leeds Festivals 2009 In Photos

This past weekend, bill-sharing fellows Reading and Leeds were tasked with distracting a nation still reeling from the death of its Oasis. Their secret weapons were unannounced sets by Them Crooked Vultures, the tweet-happy supergroup of Dave Grohl, John Paul Jones, and Josh Homme who introduced his band as "Michael Jackson" because he's soMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 31, 2009

Glastonbury 2009: Blur Make Triumphant Return, Everyone Covers MJ

Aside from some heavy rains on Thursday and some quick showers Sunday, the throngs at Worthy Farm this year enjoyed some of the best weather in Glastonbury history. In return, the impressive lineup -- featuring headliners Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young, and memorable sets from Blur, Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, Lily Allen, Spinal Tap, etc. More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 29, 2009

M83 Remixes White Lies

Once you strip White Lies' "Nothing To Give" to its core components, there's no question the band picked the best possible artist to remix it. There's Harry McVeigh's aching, echoing vocal; that overarching adolescence to its "When you said goodbye, I almost died" emotion; even the synths, and strings, and stadium guitars -- all perfectly… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 8, 2009

Coachella 2009: Moz, Macca, Cohen Lead Friday’s Nostalgia Parade

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy Our trek into Indio went so smoothly this year that we've both become paranoid about something going incredibly wrong at any moment, but so far we've made it through without broken bones or spirits. In fact, even though the day started with extreme lines and heat, once we passed… More »

By: brandon / April 18, 2009

The BBC Names 2009’s Most Likely Breakout Acts

It's an annual thing, this BBC list. Last year they bestowed the top three slots upon Adele, Duffy, and the Ting Tings. So, music supervisors for Apple commercials and Saturday Night Live, here's another list to pick over. This year's spread numbers 15 -- five honorable mentions with the top 10 ranked -- based… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 9, 2009