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Weekly Concert Guide: Grouplove, Cold War Kids, King Krule and Body Language

Art Tavana | Posted 10.20.2014 | Los Angeles
Art Tavana

Nothing is quite like seeing a great gig. Something happens; a collective tingling of "Spidey-Senses" towards a moment in time that we, the select group of fans, experience together through live music that will never happen again (at least not in that exact form).

This Children's Choir Just Put All Other Choirs To Shame

Posted 07.31.2013 | Arts

Meet our new idols, the Capital Children's Choir. In the video above the London-based ensemble performs an a cappella version of "Untrust Us," a s...

Age Is a Trophy, So Why Do We Lie?

Brett Gleason | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Brett Gleason

I'm 29. No, seriously. And in September I'll be 30. This is supposed to be a "double death" for me as both a musician and a gay man, but unlike so many who turn 29 over and over again (or worse, 18), I plan to lean into this.

A Very Indie Fourth Of July Playlist

Posted 07.04.2013 | Arts

Today is the Fourth of July, America's great big birthday, and what better to do on such a festive occasion than to barbecue some meat (or delicious v...

How I Wrote "Sucker"

Mo Kenney | Posted 08.24.2013 | Canada Music
Mo Kenney

Hello. I am writing to you live from my songwriting cave where I have made myself a hermit. Garageband, notepads and instruments -- this is how I write songs. I lock myself away and spew out everything in my brain and just try to make it sound nice/make some sense.

HAIM Launches Summer Music Festival Circuit, Heading On Tour With Rihanna

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 06.13.2013 | Entertainment

HAIM was born to rock. Ever since they could hold their heads up on their own, the trio of sisters, Este, 27, Danielle, 24, and Alana, 21, have bee...

Imaginary Cities Is the Best Indie Band You Don't Know Yet

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

With their second album, The Fall of Romance, the Winnipeg-based Indie band Imaginary Cities is moving up another notch in the music business.

How Female Indie Artists Are Redefining Pop Stardom

Oscar Raymundo | Posted 08.04.2013 | Entertainment
Oscar Raymundo

If a male artist goes from YouTube sensation to being courted by every major label, he is in charge. But if an emerging female artist gets asked to contribute to the Girls soundtrack, she must be a sell-out, a puppet, mangled to sell something the corporations already own.

James Murphy's Got A NEW Soundsystem

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 06.03.2013 | Entertainment

James Murphy has a new soundsystem with which to occupy himself. Fresh off celebrating his own DFA Records' 12th anniversary at an outstanding, th...

LISTEN: Icona Pop Do Tupac

Posted 06.03.2013 | Entertainment

Good news, Icona Pop fans: a new single from the Swedish duo has premiered. Called "Girlfriend," the track made its way onto the web on Thursday. ...

With Dosa Hunt, Filmmaker Amrit Singh Emerges as Generational Voice

Jim Luce | Posted 07.27.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Luce

The closing gala for this year's New York Indian Film Festival (HuffPo), held in a banquet hall above NYU's Skirball Auditorium, was alive with artist...

GUESS WHO?

Posted 05.28.2013 | Arts

Do you recognize this adorable little blond from somewhere? We'll give you a hint, the young lad would grow up to be a gender-bending rock star with a...

Paul McCartney Wrote A Letter To Pussy Riot's Judge

AP | MAX SEDDON | Posted 07.23.2013 | Entertainment

MOSCOW -- A Russian court denied parole on Thursday to a member of the Pussy Riot punk group. The ruling came despite letters that singers Paul McCar...

IT'S MORRISSEY'S BIRTHDAY!

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.23.2013 | Arts

Today is the birthday of Steven Patrick Morrissey, that devilish Smiths frontman who dazzles us year after year with his sharp tongue and gorgeous hai...

Good News For Vampire Weekend

Reuters | Posted 07.22.2013 | Entertainment

By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES, May 22 (Reuters) - Indie rock band Vampire Weekend on Wednesday grabbed the top spot on the weekly Billbo...

The Man All Your Friends Will Be Telling You About VERY Soon

AP | REETU RUPAL | Posted 05.21.2013 | Entertainment

-- Willy Moon, "Here's Willy Moon" (Cherry Tree/Island) Willy Moon will soon be gyrating his way into your music collection. Fact....

Bands and Filmmakers Unite at the Music Video Race

Kayley Kravitz | Posted 07.20.2013 | San Francisco
Kayley Kravitz

The MVR is a unique approach to music video production. 20 bands are paired with 20 filmmakers at random. They have just one weekend to write, film and edit a music video.

Singer Blasts America, Says She's Leaving Country

Posted 05.21.2013 | Entertainment

Cat Power is fighting the power. The 41-year-old singer took to Instagram on Monday night to post a photo of the Statue of Liberty with an accompan...

LISTEN: Lana Del Rey Is The 'Queen Of Disaster'

Posted 05.21.2013 | Entertainment

Good news, Lana Del Rey fans! A new single from the sultry singer has leaked. Called "Queen of Disaster," the track made its way online this weeken...

Watch An Amazing Cover Of Daft Punk's Song

Posted 05.17.2013 | Entertainment

We don't normally post videos of this nature, but this "Get Lucky" cover by three Redditors warmed our Friday morning and might help you get ready for...

'We Never Expected The Big Bang'

AP | JOHN CARUCCI | Posted 07.15.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Phoenix frontman and singer Thomas Mars says their new album "Bankrupt!" was born out of the negative influences going on in the band...

'More Coffee House Than College Party'

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 07.14.2013 | Entertainment

Vampire Weekend, "Modern Vampires of the City" (XL Recordings) After releasing two bouncy albums of reggae-flavored pop laced with African rhythms, V...

10 Things You Didn't Know About Daft Punk

Posted 05.15.2013 | Entertainment

A low-quality version of Daft Punk's highly anticipated comeback album "Random Access Memories" leaked yesterday, prompting a rash of excited tweets a...

'That Makes Me Want To Drink Again'

The Huffington Post | Madeline Boardman | Posted 05.15.2013 | Entertainment

Critics don't hold back when it comes to Lana Del Rey. The 26-year old singer has been called "a highly medicated Fiona Apple," targeted for supposedl...

Christian Students Strike Back At Singer Who Slammed School's Anti-Gay Policies

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 05.15.2013 | Gay Voices

Musician Josh Ritter, who refused to perform again at a private Christian college because of the school's anti-gay beliefs, is now the target of backl...