Gina Vespa – who, sadly, is not affiliated with the motor scooter company – is a GWU graduate currently residing in Maryland with her husband and two dachshunds. A freelance writer for both Diffuser.fm and PopCrush, Gina enjoys combining her love for music with her passion for writing. She has interviewed artists such as Matt Pond and Zac and Isaac Hanson, and she's always on the lookout for new bands to check out.
Austin Psych Fest Announces Levitation – France
Austin Psych Fest organizers are, well, psyched to announce their first-ever international event: Levitation – France. The two-day bash is set to take place at Le Chabada in the French city of Angers on Sept. 20-21 and bring the likes of the Black Angels, Dead Skeletons and Dead Meadow.
Jack Johnson Replacing Mumford and Sons at Bonnaroo 2013
Earlier this week, we learned that Mumford and Sons bassist Ted Dwane suffered from a blood clot in his brain, causing him to undergo emergency surgery. As a result, the band has been forced cancel their appearance at this weekend’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn.
Florence Welch In New ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy? Source Says Singer Will Play a ‘Major Part’
We all know that Florence Welch can sing — but can she act as well? According to a recent story in the Sun, Florence + the Machine's dynamic frontwoman is being considered for a “major part” in the upcoming ‘Star Wars’ trilogy.
David Lynch Announces New Album, ‘The Big Dream,’ Ft. Lykke Li on Bonus Track
Iconic director David Lynch will release his sophomore record, ‘The Big Dream,’ on July 15 in Europe and July 16 in the U.S. The disc comprises 11 original tunes and a cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘The Ballad of Hollis Brown,’ as well as a bonus track featuring Lykke Li titled ‘I’m Waiting Here’ (listen below via Spotify).
Nine Inch Nails New Lineup Features Robin Finck, Trent Reznor Announces
Last week, Nine Inch Nails bassist Eric Avery quit the band, but the group has now secured another member. Frontman Trent Reznor has announced that NIN's former guitarist, Robin Finck, plans to rejoin the band on their upcoming tour.
Bonnaroo 2013 Schedule Announced
Although Bonnaroo is still more than a month away, it’s never too early to start planning, and now you can do just that. The four-day schedule has just been revealed, giving festival-goers plenty of time to map out which acts they’ll catch – and which they’ll be forced to miss out on.
Beastie Boys Releasing Memoir in 2015
Beastie Boys have signed a deal to release a memoir, the New York Times reports. The still-untitled book celebrates the band’s history and aesthetic, as documented by surviving members Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz and Mike “Mike D” Diamond.
Bonnaroo 2013 Adds Empire of the Sun, White Lung + More
Back in February, Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival organizers announced this year’s initial lineup via a special hour-long webcast. Now, even more acts have joined the impressive bill, including Empire of the Sun, White Lung, Solange, Polyphonic Spree, Black Prairie, ALO, Delta Rae, Bustle in Your Hedgerow and the Rubens.
New Order Play ‘Kimmel,’ Perform ‘Bizarre Love Triangle’ and ‘I’ll Stay With You’
In between their appearances at both weekends of Coachella, New Order stopped by ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ last night (April 16) to perform two tunes: ‘I’ll Stay With You’ (above) and ‘Bizarre Love Triangle’ (below). Frontman Bernard Sumner sang his heart out on the outdoor stage, decked out in a black New Order t-shirt. There’s nothing wrong with a little shameless self-promotion, right?
New Order Announce 2013 North American Tour
Following their appearance at Coachella this weekend, New Order plan to embark on a North American tour this summer. The trek kicks off at Austin’s Music Hall on July 19 and wraps up at Canada’s Osheaga fest in early August.
Fall Out Boy Stream New Album ‘Save Rock and Roll’ [Listen]
Although Fall Out Boy’s new record, 'Save Rock and Roll,' isn’t due out until next week, the Chicago rockers decided to stream it today (April 8). Check out their entire 11-song comeback album below.
Ultra Music Festival 2014 to Resume Single-Weekend Format?
The world-famous Ultra Music Festival draws electronic music fans from all over, and this year’s edition – which took place in downtown Miami’s Bayfront Park from March 15-17 and March 22-24 – was its biggest yet, with more than 330,000 people in attendance over the course of two weekends. Next year, however, the festival will return in the form of a single three-day weekend, organizers have annou