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Justin Vernon’s Eaux Claires Music and Art Festival Unveils 40-Band Lineup

Back in October, we brought you the news that Justin Vernon would be hosting a two-day music festival, Eaux Claires Music and Art Festival, this coming summer in his hometown of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Now, several months later, the Bon Iver frontman has finally shared the event’s official lineup. Check it out by following the […]

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Watch The National As Christmas Ornaments In ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Video

Though it is an unlikely and odd pairing, The National have made frequent animated appearances on Fox’s Bob’s Burgers. With Christmas right around the corner, the band makes another appearance, singing “Christmas Magic.” Though instead of floating on a boat of gravy, the indie heroes find themselves placed on a Christmas tree as ornaments. Watch […]

Riot Fest 2014

The 10 Best Riot Fest Social Media Moments Of The Year

Riot Fest isn’t only known for being the North American festival that goes above and beyond to create the most unforgettable lineups. Yes, the carnival is cool and the music is great (there’s even going to be an arcade in Chicago this year). But why do people really love Riot Fest? It’s probably the social […]

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Riot Fest Release Chicago and Denver Set Times

The moment is finally here — we can all start budgeting and planning our weekends for Chicago and Denver Riot Fest stops. The greatest punk rock show in North America, Riot Fest has a stacked lineup at both festivals including the likes of The Cure, Slayer, The National, The Flaming Lips, Weezer, Say Anything, Taking […]

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REVIEW: Sharon Van Etten – ‘Are We There’

Artist: Sharon Van Etten Album: Are We There Genre: Folk Rock Label: Jagjaguwar Sharon Van Etten is a rarity among musicians. The New Jersey native will step onstage and squabble with her three-piece backing band, combining nervous jokes with a half-snort laugh that would probably get a kid bullied in middle school. She’s a bit […]

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REVIEW: Owen Pallett – ‘In Conflict’

Artist: Owen Pallett Album: In Conflict Genre: Chamber Pop Label: Domino/Secret City Owen Pallett has been standing on the curved line of fame for years. The 34-year-old Canadian has yet to become a household name, but he’s played a part in the sound of so many who are. As a composer, he’s done arrangements for the […]

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Riot Fest Announces Chicago And Denver Lineups

The moment we’ve all been waiting for has arrived. After months of anticipation and speculation, the lineups have been announced for the Chicago and Denver editions of this year’s Riot Fest, and you can see them below. Based on the history of Riot Fest and the announcement of the Toronto lineup last week, no one […]

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Lorde, Neutral Milk Hotel, The National, The Replacements, Nas, The Roots to Headline Boston Calling in Fall

Boston Calling Music Festival will be returning to Government Center in Boston in a matter of weeks with their spring lineup, but the crew have already announced the roster for the fall edition and it’s pretty damn impressive. We’re talking headlining sets from The National, Lorde, The Replacements, Nas x The Roots, Neutral Milk Hotel, and […]

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Watch ‘Record Selection’ With Zack From Superheaven (Daylight)

With a consistent YouTube presence, Run For Cover Records release constant clips featuring the scene’s favorite artists. In what has become one of my favorite series from their channel, the newest Record Selection features Zack Robbins, drummer for Superheaven (formerly known as Daylight). Given 50 dollars, Zack gets to traverse through Siren Records in Doylestown, […]

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Sigur Rós Cover “The Rains of Castamere” for ‘Game of Thrones’

Ten days ago, Sigur Rós announced that they’d have a cameo appearance in an episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones (airing tonight) and gave us a preview of their cover of “The Rains of Castamere” that would also be featured on the show. Now, they’ve bestowed upon us the gift of the entire cover to […]

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Watch: The National Get Romantic With “I Need My Girl” Music Video

I’ve always thought of The National as the ultimate anti-Valentine’s Day band — you know, the sort of band you can always turn to when you’re feeling sad and lonely — but today they’re proving they have a romantic side as well. The band just released the video for their latest single from Trouble Will […]

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WATCH: The Republic Of Wolves Frontman Covers The National

For the past few weeks, indie rock giants The National have been soliciting fan covers of their song, “I Need My Girl,” from their 2013 full-length, Trouble Will Find Me. Each day, the band choose a submission to feature on their website, with the winner of the contest, to be revealed February 14, taking home […]