Coachella Music Festival in Limbo Artist Spotlight

Coachella Music Festival in Limbo

1 Comment 14 October 2011

The City of Indio, California, is holding off on signing a long-term contract with the promoter of the long-running Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival after the adjacent city of La Quinta asked for environmental review of the six-day festival.

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Adele, Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver Among U.K.‘s Independent Music Award Nominees

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Adele, Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver Among U.K.‘s Independent Music Award Nominees

No Comments 13 October 2011

Adele, Vampire Weekend and Bon Iver are among the acts vying for the inaugural AIM Independent Music Awards. British guitar bands The xx, Friendly Fires and The Horrors - all of whom are signed to London-based XL Recordings, label home to Adele - have also been nominated ahead of the November 10 prize-giving ceremony, which will be held in central London.

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Bill Clinton’s Top 20 Songs of All Time

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Bill Clinton’s Top 20 Songs of All Time

No Comments 13 October 2011

What sort of music does Bill Clinton listen to in his spare time? What’s on his presidential iPod? Perhaps unsurprisingly, given his saxophone-blowing past, his top 20 tunes of all time lean towards jazz. He’s also into spirit-raising message songs, as evidenced by his Mahalia Jackson, Sarah McLachlan, Elton John, and Mickey Magnum picks. Besides his best-of songlist, Clinton is also hosting the Decade of Difference Concert on October 15.

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Phish Announce New Year’s Run At Madison Square Garden

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Phish Announce New Year’s Run At Madison Square Garden

No Comments 13 October 2011

At the end of December, Phish returns to Madison Square Garden in New York, New York for a four-show Holiday / NYE Run to close out 2011. The band has played 19 shows to date at MSG, beginning with its December 30, 1994 concert and including last year’s three-night stand, which concluded on New Year’s Day.

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Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears Announce Fall Tour

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Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears Announce Fall Tour

No Comments 13 October 2011

Austin band Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears are proud to announce tour dates in November and December. The band will kick off the tour Friday, November 11 in Santa Fe, New Mexico before making their way up the west coast, including a stop in Los Angeles on November 11. The tour will head to the Midwest to wrap up in Chicago, Illinois for a New Year’s Eve party on December 31.

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Suge Knight and Irv Gotti Planned to Form Musicians’ Union

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Suge Knight and Irv Gotti Planned to Form Musicians’ Union

No Comments 12 October 2011

Hip-hop impresarios wanted artists’ rights scheme modeled on Major League Baseball Players Association.

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‘The Muppets’ Soundtrack Claims to Go Indie

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‘The Muppets’ Soundtrack Claims to Go Indie

No Comments 12 October 2011

The soundtrack for the upcoming Jason Segel-helmed Muppets movie has been revealed by Billboard.com, and Kermit and friends are getting lots of help.

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