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News Roundup: Smashing Pumpkins Prepping Albums, Lena Dunham Helms...

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This week, the Smashing Pumpkins revealed that they are prepping two new albums, both of which will be released in 2015. Also, writer/director/actress Lena Dunham has taken her first foray into directing music videos. Her boyfriend, musician Jack Antonoff (from Fun.), released his side project's first single and asked Dunham to helm the video. All that and...

News Roundup: Destiny's Child To Reunite At Superbowl, Atoms For Peace...

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It's a brand new year and a lot of artists have announced that they've got albums on the way, including David Bowie, The Black Keys, Beyonce and Justin Timberlake (who announced his return to music in the most pretentious way possible). Also, former R&B girl group Destiny's Child announced that they would be reuniting during this year's Super Bowl. We've got the details on that and...

Rihanna, Black Keys, Taylor Swift To Perform At The Grammys

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It's awards season all around. Those in the movie industry have been announcing the best and greatest of 2012, and those in the music biz are gearing up to do the same. The Grammys will air next month, and it has been revealed that Taylor Swift, Rihanna and The Black Keys are among those who will perform during the telecast.

Coachella Announces 2012 Lineup: Radiohead, The Black Keys, Dr. Dre And...

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Well, live music fans, that time of year has come around again—the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has announced its 2012 lineup.  And for those who can’t recall, this is the first year in which the festival will be repeated for a second weekend.  It all goes down on April 13-15 and April 20-22.  Check out the complete lineup below and let us know: does this rock, or is the...

Albums of the Week: The Bad, The Good--Dia Frampton Vs. The Black Keys

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Hopefully you've been eagerly awaiting the release of these albums as much as we have, as it's a promising week for new releases. The new full-lengths from The Black Keys, Chevelle, and even Dia Frampton have been pretty intriguing, so regardless of the "bad" or "good" review, check out what we've collected in new releases this week:

Outside Lands Music Festival 2011 - Lineup and Ticket News

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Another year - another season, mind - another music festival. When it gets old, you'll be the first to know. It's hard to believe that the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival is only three years young, but maybe that's why it's looking so good. The official lineup was announced today and things are ready and rearing to go this August 12-14. Stadium heavyweights Muse and Phish leading the...

Bonnaroo Announces 2011 Lineup! It's Pretty Good!

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With music festival season on its way we've been getting a lot of news lately about the lineups of the various shows, but what we heard regarding Bonnaroo had generally been little more than rumor and hearsay. Luckily the wait is over and the official lineup for this year has been announced. Read on to see who made the cut...

'Drained' Black Keys Cancel Australia/ New Zealand Tour Dates

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Bad news for Black Keys fans who live down under: the bluesy and blistering rock duo has canceled the Australia and New Zealand legs of their most recent tour due to exhaustion (and apparently it’s the real-real kind of exhaustion, and not the in-quotes kind of “exhaustion” that rhymes with “smosmaine”).

Austin City Limits 2010: Black Keys Plays the Crowd

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Cruising through a sea of concert-goers and a fog of pot smoke (don't act surprised), The Black Keys were on target turning out a sun drenched crowd.  Playing to all types, they employed a stable of women signing the music to the hearing impaired, proving that feeling the music is just as important as hearing it. If only all bands could be that considerate. Here's what happened...

Best Music Video of the Week: The Black Keys

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Time for our pick of our favorite music video of the week! There are a lot of music videos that come out each week so it’s a good thing we’re here to judge! This week’s pick was chosen for the following… And the pick of the week is…

The Black Keys Music Video: Tighten Up

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The Black Keys' brand new album, Brothers, was released today and if you don't have it yet, we highly recommend picking it up because it's pretty amazing. Although it sounds a bit different having veered toward more of a soul and R&B vibe rather than the straight up rock and roll we've become accustomed to with the duo, we definitely dig it. Along with a brand new...

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Soundtrack Features Metric, Bat For Lashes,...

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Late last night we shared the news with you in regards to the upcoming soundtrack for Eclipse, the third installment of the Twilight series. Although a couple of movie stars may be holding production back by demanding a pay raise, Alexandra Patsavas and her people at Chop Shop Records and Atlantic Records are ready to share the music with you. Exciting, right? Even if you're not a...

The Kings of Leon To Be Joined By Built To Spill, The Black Keys And More...

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After releasing one of 2008’s most inexplicably successful albums—the Allman Brothers-meets-Bono Only By the Night—rockers Kings of Leon continue to tour onward towards world dominion.  And, to aid them in their quest to conquer every set of ears listening to music in America and the UK, the band is wisely teaming up with a kaleidoscopic array...

The Black Keys Announce Summer Tour

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Little Feat once advised us to put on our "Sailing Shoes," and now that we know The Black Keys are preparing for a new tour, it's time to put on our blues-rock shoes. The duo of vocalist/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer/producer Patrick Carney will kick off the tour April 8 in Iowa City; they are also scheduled to play two-dates at New York’s Central Park Summer Stage on...

SXSW Music Day 1: Fol Chen, Dan Auerbach and Access

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If you're heading down to good ol' Austin, TX for SXSW this week and you haven't arrived yet, get reading to hit the ground running. I'm an Austinite myself (yes, that is our title), so I know the city back-to-front, but it's always difficult to prepare for the throngs of people clogging the downtown streets. Air travel was a nightmare (Dallas- Fort Worth's...

LOST in Indie Rock - Which Indie Rockers Would Play Lost Characters

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  Remember in high school when your English teacher would make you write compare and contrast essays?  Well, for some reason I always tried to sneak just a comparison paper by her - I hated writing the contrast part.  Something about how if two things are inherently different, its more fun to find similarities than to point out the obvious differences. I love comparing books to...

NEWS: Black Keys Frontman to Release Solo Record

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Dan Auerbach, guitarist and singer of the duo The Black Keys, will release his first solo album titled Keep It Hid on February 10 via Nonesuch Records. Instead of his usual cohort Patrick Carney on drums, Auerbach tackled the kit himself. The album also features Auerbach's uncle James Quine on guitar on the track "Street Walkin'" and fellow Ohio singer-songwriter...