The Hold Steady are turning 10 years old, and they'll celebrate double digits with a brand-new album, Billboard reports. 'Teeth Dreams,' the Brooklyn crew's sixth full-length, lands March 25 via Washington Square, a newly launched imprint from the folks behind Razor & Tie.
Mumford and Sons bassist Ted Dwane is undergoing emergency surgery to have a blood clot removed from his brain. In an announcement on their website (read it below), the neo-folk heroes assure fans that Dwane will "recover quickly," though not quickly enough to avoid postponing tonight's (June 11) show in Dallas; tomorrow's in the Woodlands, Texas; or Thursday's in New Orleans.
When the Avett Brothers sat down with Diffuser.fm at this past weekend's Mountain Jam festival, the rain was falling hard, and the mud was starting to flow. Hence our icebreaker: "Do you feel you're a better rainy- or sunny-day act?" The North Carolina group had never heard that question, and after giving it a thoughtful answer, the fellas went on to discuss past Mountain Jams, their devoted fan base and the family dynamics that allow brothers Scott and Seth Avett to play music together without coming to blows.
Last night's season finale of 'SNL' marked Fred Armisen's last episode as a cast member, our sister site ScreenCrush reports, and to mark the occasion, he performed a goodbye song as Ian Rubbish, the Margaret Thatcher-loving British punk character he debuted earlier this season. But that's not all: Midway through the tune -- a jaunty number called 'It's Gonna Be a Lovely Day' -- Armisen was joined onstage by his 'Portlandia' costar, former Sleater-Kinney singer Carrie Brownstein, the first in a string of guest rockers that included Dinosaur Jr.'s J. Mascis, Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth, Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols, Aimee Mann and Michael Penn. Watch it above.
Gwen Stefani embraced her inner hippie chick and got down with the Rolling Stones on Friday night (May 3) in Los Angeles, where the legendary rockers kicked off their 50 and Counting Tour. Sporting a thin headband, straight-outta-'68 hairdo and sparkly t-shirt emblazoned with the Stones' classic lips logo, the No Doubt singer dueted with Mick Jagger on 'Wild Horses,' surprising anyone in the house who doesn't follow her on Twitter.
The 2013 Billboard Music Awards might be really fun for fun. The nominations were announced earlier today (April 22), and the group will compete in 11 categories, the very same number, funnily enough, as Taylor Swift and Maroon 5. Among the honors the 'We Are Young' hitmakers could walk away with are Top Artist, Top 100 Artist/Group and Top Duo/Group.
The daily lineups have been announced for Mountain Jam 2013, and that's good news, since the festival is now selling single-day passes for the event, which goes down June 6-9 at the Hunter Mountain ski resort in Hunter, N.Y. Tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday -- that's June 7, 8 and 9 -- start at just $79.
Texas prog heavies the Mars Volta have broken up. News of their demise came last night (Jan. 23) via a series of tweets from singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala, who founded the group in 2001 with multi-instrumentalist and producer Omar Rodríguez-López, his former compatriot in post-hardcore faves At the Drive-In.
The lineup has been announced for Mountain Jam 2013, and given the assemblage of talent, we're guessing there are going to be a lot of happy campers at the Hunter Mountain ski resort in Hunter, N.Y. Scheduled for June 6 through 9, this year's festival features Phil Lesh & Friends (featuring Warren Haynes, John Scofield, Joe Russo and Jeff Chimenti), Widespread Panic, Govt Mule (back for the ninth straight year), Primus, Dispatch, the Avett Brothers, Gary Clark Jr., Soulive with the Shady Horns, Jackie Greene, Deer Tick, ALO, Rubblebucket, the Amy Helm Band, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, the Revivalists, David Wax Museum and Simo.
Early-bird tickets go on sale this Saturday, Jan. 19, at 10AM EST, offering fans a discount of up to 25 percent off day-of prices. Options include three- and four-day passes -- with and without camping -- as well as an all-new Super VIP Press Package, which gets you catered meals, free massages and access to the artists.
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