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What I Learned At A Hipster Sex Party With The Singer Of MGMT

Salon | Posted 09.08.2014 | College

What follows is my best reconstruction of the events of a party that took place in 2003 on the campus of Wesleyan University, one of the most hipster ...

Coachella: Up Close

Lindsey Best | Posted 06.22.2014 | Los Angeles
Lindsey Best

Coachella goers always have a vast variety of musical experiences to fill their weekend with. Here's a look at some of these performances up close and personal.

MGMT Gets Weird In New Video

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.18.2013 | Entertainment

MGMT's latest video plays like an episode of "Breaking Bad." From sun-drenched desert shots to an assembly line of drug manufacturing, "Cool Song No. ...

PHOTOS: FYF Fest Is Gorgeously Grunge, Vintage & Laid Back

Art Tavana | Posted 11.02.2014 | Los Angeles
Art Tavana

With 90's-era shoegaze pioneers like the Breeders and My Bloody Valentine laying down speaker-melting sets, FYF Fest 2013 managed to conjure the grunged-out spirit of the '90s, while faithfully holding out against the molly-marketed electronic dance music scene of Coachella and EDC.

First City Music Festival: Make This Pilgrimage to Monterey

Brian Holton Henderson | Posted 09.30.2013 | Los Angeles
Brian Holton Henderson

On August 24th and 25th, the First City Music Festival will open its golden gates on the beautiful Monterey County Fairgrounds for two days of revelry.

Catching Up With Radney Foster and Bill Lloyd, Plus Exclusives From Van Ghost and Unstoppable Death Machines

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.27.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


Hot Summer, Cool Music

Carmin Chappell | Posted 08.11.2012 | Teen
Carmin Chappell

These songs embody the freedom, good vibes, and adventure that go along with summer. With a wide range of musical styles and tempos, this playlist is perfect for every occasion this summer. Listen to it at a pool party, on the way to the beach, or while hanging out with friends!

Bonnaroo Flashbacks: Crowd-Surfing with Crystal Castles, Phoenix + M.I.A., Florence, David Byrne, Erykah Badu, Neon Indian, MGMT (VIDEOS)

Michael Vazquez | Posted 07.17.2012 | Home
Michael Vazquez

Exactly three weeks from my favorite festival, herewith, a scrapbook of old clips and thoughts from Bonnaroos past.

"Indie Pop": Indie Rock's Pop Culture Moment

DJ Louie XIV | Posted 06.16.2012 | Home
DJ Louie XIV

The continued mainstream success of artists like Foster the People, Gotye, Fun., and their peers suggest that we may be on the precipice of a broader willingness to embrace more varied and eccentric music, the music we used to think of as exclusively "indie."

2011: The Year In NY Arts And Culture

Posted 12.30.2011 | New York

Whether you were rocking out with MGMT inside the Guggenheim's famous rotunda or hopping aboard a vintage, 1920's subway train via Boardwalk Empire, c...

WATCH: MGMT Discusses Upcoming Guggenheim Show

Posted 12.12.2011 | New York

MGMT is playing at the Guggenheim November 10 and 11 for the Guggenheim International Gala After-Party in conjunction with the new exhibit, Maurizio C...

MGMT Gets A Shower Shoes Thrown At Them

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 10.12.2011 | Home

Ask and you shall receive. If there's a list of things you should never shout while onstage, "everybody give me your left shoe right now" just got ...

Creating Paradise: LA Artists' Studios

Mat Gleason | Posted 10.02.2011 | Arts
Mat Gleason

I spent a few Saturdays this summer taking art enthusiasts to artist studios in and around Los Angeles. Some artists live in their studios, others dri...

Dog Ears Music: 'King Size Papa' Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 08.17.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week, we feature music by Drive-By Truckers, Nancy Sinatra, Elton John, Wolf Parade, and more.

Jill Scott's Video Exclusive, Plus Chatting With The Wombats and The Postelles, and Paleo's Latest

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.31.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

For Jill Scott's new album The Light of the Sun that will be released June 21st, here is a video with the artist and co-producer JR Hutson discussing the making of eight of its tracks followed by previews of each track.

MGMT Cover Illustrator Bringing Counter-Culture to Land's End

Meredith Barnett | Posted 07.05.2011 | Style
Meredith Barnett


MGMT: The Band That Continues To Grow

Jessica Cui | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jessica Cui

As MGMT performed last night at Radio City Music Hall, both sides of the stage felt the unremitting energy and power that reverberated throughout. A B...

Q&A With Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos

Rebecca Harrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Rebecca Harrington

It is no secret that the economics of pop music are abysmal these days. Records don't sell, bands are forced to tour continually, and the internet mak...

Vinyl Is Forever: In Praise of Indie Record Stores

James Rotondi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James Rotondi

This piece was originally posted at the MTV Music Blog For those who only buy their music on iTunes,, or other online digital music servic...

Coachella Day 2: Faith No More, Devo, MGMT And Many More (Photos, Video)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Day 2 of Coachella saw the much anticipated reunion of Faith No More, and performances by Devo, MGMT and many, many more. Scroll through for highlight...


Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

This weekend, HuffPost blogger Alex Lebowitz will Tweet live from the Coachella music festival in Indio, California. Check below for Twitter updates f...

Play > Skip: New Music for April 13

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

Beck's back with his first new studio album in seven years. For the rest of you who want vocals, there are new releases from MGMT, Natalie Merchant, Coheed and Cambria and Jason Castro.

Sophomore Jinx? MGMT's "Congratulations" Not "Spectacular"

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The Grammy-nominated band's long-awaited follow-up "Congratulations," drops next week, and sadly (and ironically), there's little to cheer about

Infinite Arms: A Conversation with Band of Horses' Ben Bridwell

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Through their two previous Sub Pop albums, the group Band of Horses developed a loyal fan base and a sound that many compared to that of Neil Young's. To discuss their new project and its brave DIY origin is the group's lead singer, Ben Bridwell.

MGMT and the Plot to Save Indie Music

Mark R. Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark R. Collins

MGMT's new album is an EP devoid of singles, decidedly different from the band's breakout album, Oracular Spectacular.