Last weekend, the Governors Ball Festival took over Randall’s Island in New York City. Featuring performances from Beck, Passion Pit, Fiona Apple, Modest Mouse, Built To Spill, Devendra Banhart, Explosions In The Sky, Passion Pit, Chromeo, Cults, Santigold, Walk The Moon, Penguin Prison, Art Vs. Science, and Cage The Elephant.
March/April 2012 “On My Deathbed” Winner Explains Her Picks
March/April “On My Deathbed” winner, Danaca Booth, reveals her prize picks. From the Talking Heads to Steve Earle, read Danaca’s thoughts on each pick that helped her win a Martin D-15M guitar. Enter the current “On My Deathbed” Contest for your chance to win a Martin D-28 guitar! Stop Making Sense – Talking Heads [...]
A short while back, Under The Radar premiered the latest gorgeous folk track from Ryan Adams. “Shine Through The Dark,” a previously unreleased song that Adams refers to as “the first track I wrote after my retirement,” is featured on Live From Nowhere Near You: Volume Two. Released today, the album is a three-disc compilation [...]
Wilco, Bright Eyes, Flaming Lips Heading To Sasquatch! Festival
Your odds of seeing Bigfoot are roughly the same as having a bad time at this year’s Sasquatch! Festival, Washington’s annual celebration of all things indie rock. The lineup for the Memorial Day weekend event, which will be held May 27-30 at The Gorge in George, Washington, is topped by perennial festival faves Wilco, Modest [...]
Buffalo Springfield Reunion Highlights Packed Bridge School Benefit
Neil and Pegi Young’s Bridge School Benefit has always been one of the coolest concert bills around, and this year was no different. Highlighted by a reunited Buffalo Springfield, the weekend-long concert, which benefits disabled children, featured acoustic sets from Pearl Jam, Modest Mouse, Grizzly Bear, and many, many more. Merle Haggard was forced to [...]
It’s that time of year again: time to take stock in what popular music has provided us in our time of need. Time to quantify both the best music of 2009, and the best of the 2000s. And given the fact that the Mayan calendar suggests that the world will be ending in 2012, the [...]
We’re not as crazy about lists as some other media outlets. At times, they’re a lot of fun, while at other times they can cause some epic intra-office battles. For our Best Albums of the Decade list, the editorial staff was pretty much unanimous about who was going to be at the top, which averted [...]
PORT O’BRIEN Threadbare (TBD) Rating: Even among indie standards, Port O’Brien have maintained a rather reserved buzz since debuting a couple years back. Though they’ve opened for the likes of Bright Eyes and Modest Mouse, this Southern California four piece’s name has hardly spread past the Pacific environs they hail from, making them seem far [...]
Modest Mouse Unveil Trippy Heath Ledger-Directed Video
Eighteen months after his tragic death, Heath Ledger’s spirit lives on through his passion for music, as this week sees the debut of his last directorial effort: a music video for Modest Mouse’s track “King Rat”.