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Ménage's Promises, Peligro's Purple Haze, Indie Bands, Clive Davis and Our Need for Music

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 06.01.2013 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

Fledgling blues rock guitarist/songwriter Lorelei Brewer says, "My main inspiration for doing music is not to play 'rockstar' or to get rich and famous. Hell no. I quote a friend, 'I wish money had nothing to do with it.' "

Mumford & Sons, God And The New Sincerity

Jonathan D. Fitzgerald | Posted 05.16.2013 | Religion
Jonathan D. Fitzgerald

Say what you will, but after the spectacle died down and the top honor of the night went to Mumford & Sons' album Babel, at least one thing is clear: We are in the midst of the New Sincerity. Being really into something is cool now, even if that something is, well, God.

Who Will Be The Next Late-Night Queen?

Salon | Posted 05.22.2012 | Women

What, you didn't get to dance with Mick Jagger, hug Jon Hamm and be serenaded by Arcade Fire the last time you left a job? I guess you're not Kristen ...

Mick Jagger, Arcade Fire & More Perform On 'SNL' Finale, Plus Mick's Dig At Mitt

Posted 05.20.2012 | Entertainment

Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger did it all on the season finale of "Saturday Night Live." The rock legend not only hosted the show, but also pu...

Uniting Through Music

Amanda Slavin | Posted 07.16.2012 | Impact
Amanda Slavin

Have you ever heard a song on the radio only to somehow be reminded of a feeling you felt years ago when you last heard it? You are not even sure when...

Heady Fwends: Chatting With The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne, Fun.'s Jack Antonoff, honeyhoney and Milo Greene

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.16.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Dog Ears Music: March 32nd Playlist, Part II

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.30.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Chuck Berry, Al Green, Artie Shaw, Engelbert Humperdink, Arcade Fire, and more.

Covered: Chatting With Macy Gray, Plus a Regina Spektor Exclusive, 'ZinePak, and More of The Box Story

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.27.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Arcade Fire Drops New 'Hunger Games' Track

Posted 03.02.2012 | Entertainment

Arcade Fire's "Hunger Games" track "Abraham's Daughter" has hit the web, and its daunting tone is a perfect fit for the post-apocalyptic story. Se...

Behind the Scenes of an Austin City Limits Taping Featuring Fleet Foxes

Mark R. Collins | Posted 03.19.2012 | Home
Mark R. Collins

The thing that makes Austin City Limits the benchmark for quality music television are the people who don't get any recognition: the producers, directors, interns, volunteers, and countless others who work behind the scenes.

President Obama Wants Campaign Help From Jay-Z, Clooney, Blake Lively & More

Posted 03.14.2012 | Entertainment

President Obama is looking to add a whole lot of star power to his re-election campaign. Obama was joined on the campaign trail and supported by a ...

Arcade Fire's Interactive Zombie Dance Party

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 12.17.2011 | Home

Dance with Arcade Fire! Or at least, dance in front of your webcam and watch the zombified hipsters of Arcade Fire's new interactive music video for "...

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Eve to Adam, Anna Rose, and Grace Weber Go It Acoustic

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.24.2011 | New York
Jon Chattman

Ever since Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora played "Wanted Dead or Alive" with nothing but their guitars (and mullets), fans and the music industry alike have had a fascination with stripped-down performances.

Arcade Fire And Neil Young Cover 'Helpless'

Posted 12.23.2011 | Home

Arcade Fire and Neil Young joined forces for a cover of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's "Helpless" at the Bridge School Benefit, an annual concert orga...

Austin City Limits Press Pass

Mark R. Collins | Posted 11.21.2011 | Arts
Mark R. Collins

My father told me not to be a journalist. He told me I'd work long hours, never make any money and experience hopelessness in general. And he was co...

Arcade Fire's Frontman Vs. The NBA's Resident Indie Kid

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 11.22.2011 | Home

Here's a video of Arcade Fire's "brilliant" basketballer Win Butler going up against his old buddy from the San Antonio Spurs, indie-music-listening, ...

How to Solve Matchup Problems at Austin City Limits Festival

Mark R. Collins | Posted 11.14.2011 | Arts
Mark R. Collins

Classic rookie festival-goer mistake is to leave midway through one band's set to go check out another band that is playing at the same time. Here's my advice on how to solve these conflicts.

Kia Makarechi

Zach Condon Of Beirut Talks The Rip Tide

HuffingtonPost.com | Kia Makarechi | Posted 10.30.2011 | Home

Zach Condon shattered his wrist as a young child, and says he can't play guitar for more than a few minutes without feeling pain. "At a young age, my ...

Arcade Fire Delivers The Sermon On The Mount

Michael Gilmour | Posted 10.26.2011 | Religion
Michael Gilmour

Arcade Fire's The Suburbs is an example of lyricists using biblical intertexts for artistic, not confessional purposes. Ideas from the Sermon on the Mount lurk in the background of the album.

Outside Lands 2011: Not Your Mom and Pops Festival

Patrick Pfeiffer | Posted 10.22.2011 | San Francisco
Patrick Pfeiffer

The melting pot of contemporary eclectic music oozed last weekend at Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco in what is turning out to be an annual SF...

The Blackbird Diaries: Chatting with Dave Stewart, Plus Nightmare and the Cat's Sam & Django Stewart

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.21.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Kia Makarechi

Outside Lands, The Weekend That Was

HuffingtonPost.com | Kia Makarechi | Posted 10.16.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Outside Lands -- the Golden Gate Park music festival that everyone you know was at this weekend -- is often referred to as a mini-Coa...

Pretty Arcade Fire Cover Gets A Video

Posted 10.14.2011 | Home

Why bother even making a video when you've got these guys? A group called the High 5 Collective is putting out unofficial music videos for artists tha...

Must-See Acts At Austin City Limits

Jeff Pollack | Posted 10.11.2011 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

In the past, Los Angeles, New York, and Nashville have been considered the biggest music cities in the nation, and for good reason. However, Austin is...

"Wall Street Shuffle": An Uplifting Playlist for the Highs and Lows

David Wild | Posted 10.12.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

These are strange times -- on Wall Street and off. One minute you're up, the next you're feeling Standard & Poor's. Here are some songs to help us all through life's highs and lows -- and keep us all out of the emotional abyss.