A bit of the Lollapalooza 2013 lineup trickled out a couple weeks ago, but today this year's offerings got taut, dark, and -- most importantly -- official. Though the plan initially was to drop the full, gargantuan list of bands in two more weeks, the timeline got pushed up when a pre-April Fool's p ... More >>
The Pitchfork Music Festival lands at Chicago's Union Park July 19-21, and after the initial tease of R. Kelly, Björk, and Belle & Sebastian, the full lineup is now here!One of the main curiosities for Twin Cities music fans is how the acts announced might filter into First Avenue's music festi ... More >>
What a difference a year makes when it comes to Lollapalooza, Chicago's destination music festival in Grant Park every summer. The first details of the lineup have emerged, and compared to the rockist-leaning 2012 bill it's looking very much like anything that can loosely fit within the antiquated " ... More >>
SXSW is not a music festival so much as it is an experiment in excess. If Coachella is a glass of water that keeps getting bigger until it more resembles a kiddie pool, then SXSW is a flood with a neglected cup somewhere in the middle. The natural result is rampant crowds and ever more rampant lame ... More >>
Yeah! It's time to run down the year in live music GIFs. This Black Sabbath fan from Lollapalooza this summer embodies how psyched we are to share these with you.With help from photographers Erik Hess, Anna Gulbrandsen, and Stacy Schwartz, this was a year for the already excellent visual representat ... More >>
See Also: Frank Ocean & the Weeknd at Lollapalooza, 8/4/12 The Weeknd at First Avenue, 6/17/12 After easily selling-out First Avenue back in June, it's quite apparent that the atmospheric R&B of the Weeknd clearly has an audience here in Minneapolis. And that passionate bond is only going t ... More >>
See Also:[Slideshow] Lollapalooza 2012: The PeopleJustice at Lollapalooza, 8/5/12Ten things your Lollapalooza outfit says about youWith every year that passes, it feels like electronic dance music gains a bigger foothold in the summer festival circuit, and the climb in popularity was especially appa ... More >>
See Also:Ten things your Lollapalooza outfit says about you[Slideshow] Lollapalooza 2012 Day One: The Music[Slideshow] Lollapalooza 2012 Day Two: The Music [Slideshow] Lollapalooza 2012 Day Three: The Music[Slideshow] Lollapalooza 2012: The PeopleReady for some GIFs? To quote Ozzy Osbourne, "I can't ... More >>
See Also:Best of Lollapalooza 2012 day two: Twin Shadow, Franz Ferdinand and moreBest of Lollapalooza 2012, day one: Afghan Whigs, Die Antwoord, and moreJustice at Lollapalooza, 8/5/12What have we learned following Lollapalooza 2012? Not only do reunions (Afghan Whigs, Black Sabbath, At the Drive-in ... More >>
See Also:Best of Lollapalooza day three: At the Drive-in, Florence the Machine and moreBlack Sabbath at Lollapalooza, 8/3/12Jack WhiteLollapalooza at Grant Park, ChicagoSunday, August 5, 2012There's no musician who has worked harder than Jack White over the past decade. As the figure within the Wh ... More >>
By Abbie Gobeli See Also: Jack White at Lollapalooza, 8/5/12Best of Lollapalooza day three: At the Drive-in, Florence the Machine and more Sigur Rós Lollapalooza at Grant Park, Chicago Sunday, August 5, 2012 Sigur Rós unleashed a baptism of ethereal beauty that blanketed the tightly packed oc ... More >>
See Also:Lollapalooza 2012 suspended, resumed after dangerous weather conditionsTen things your Lollapalooza outfit says about youThe Weeknd at First Avenue, 6/17/12Frank Ocean & the WeekndLollapalooza at Grant Park, ChicagoSaturday, August 4, 2012In case you haven't been paying attention, R& ... More >>
See Also:Best of Lollapalooza 2012, day oneLollapalooza 2012 suspended, resumed after dangerous weather conditionsFrank Ocean & the Weeknd at Lollapalooza, 8/4/12The second day of Lollapalooza 2012 could not have been more different than the first. A bunch of noted cancellations -- B.o.B, Alabam ... More >>
See Also:Ten things your Lollapalooza outfit says about youBlack Sabbath at Lollapalooza, 8/3/12M83 at Lollapalooza, 8/3/12The first of three days of music in the hot cauldron of Grant Park in Chicago is now one for the history books. Black Sabbath (or at least three-quarters of them) got back toget ... More >>
See Also:Black Sabbath at Lollapalooza, 8/3/12M83 at Lollapalooza, 8/3/12SXSW: Ten things your outfit says about youMPLS.TV asks River's Edge Music Festival: "What the f*ck are you wearing?"Now more than ever, Lollapalooza is a mélange of different fashion decisions to accompany the varied mus ... More >>
Update: According to a new press release from the festival: "Lollapalooza will resume at 6:00 PM following a brief postponement due to dangerous weather conditions and warnings. Today's updated schedule can be found on Lollapalooza's official website."Bands will begin playing again at 6:30 with a re ... More >>
See Also:Review: Vans Warped Tour at Canterbury Park, 7/8/1215 gorgeous GIFs from River's Edge Music Festival 201210 gorgeous GIFs from Rock the Garden 2012This is Warped Tour 2012 on photo-multiplying steroids, so it's completely legal. Photographer Erik Hess (slideshows here and here) hit Canterbu ... More >>
Related:SXSW: Polica as the road teamPolica at First Avenue (with cover shoot outtakes) River's Edge Music Festival 2012 at Harriet Island lineupAlthough MInneapolis electro-percussive soul collective Polica aren't quite at the level of an Ellen DeGeneres shout-out yet, they're about to get a huge a ... More >>
Related: SoundTown 2012 lineup announced River's Edge Music Festival 2012 at Harriet Island lineupYet another festival lineup came hurling toward the concert-going set late last night and it's a good one. This year's Lollapalooza performers include a bevy of top-tier Billboard-charting acts -- start ... More >>
You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that nearly every building gets used as a music venue during the annual music festival. And starting Thursday, writers and photographers from the music blogs of the Village Voice Media empire plan to go to as many of them as we possi ... More >>
Our Year In Music cover stars Howler are back with a hilariously subversive marketing campaign for their raucous debut full-length, America Give Up, which was created by the Minneapolis-based ad agency Mono. Over at the fittingly titled site americagiveup.com, there is a curmudgeonly old man musi ... More >>
It is with a bit of skepticism that we present the 2012 Bonnaroo lineup, which has yet to be officially confirmed by anyone aside from "the internet." has since been confirmed, and the real lineup can be found here.It would be impressive to see Prince emerging from an enormous purple tent wearing ... More >>
Photo by Denis Jeong PlasterMudslide cityWhen you've spent your entire weekend at Lollapalooza, the third day is exhausting. A few fresh faces with single day passes milled through the crowd, but the vast majority of party people were obviously tired and hungover. The final day of the festi ... More >>
For the newest edition of City of Music, producer Dan Huiting and videographers Chris Hadland and Andre Durand caught up with Fargo quintet Secret Cities down in Austin, Texas during the SXSW music festival for a take-away performance... in a tree. Watch as the band hangs from tree branches, ... More >>
As we mentioned last month, we have a record number of Minnesota bands heading down to Austin, Texas March 16-20 for the South by Southwest music festival. Naturally, there are more than a few showcases planned that feature all or mostly Minnesotan acts, starting with a string of SXSW send-off sh ... More >>
After a series of Wheel of Fortune/word puzzle guessing games, Chicago summer fest Lollapalooza has officially revealed its 2010 lineup. With the 10,000 Lakes Festival on hiatus this year and Rothbury in Michigan canceled, Lolla is one of the closest large-scale festivals for Twin Cities music fa ... More >>
All the music articles from this week's print edition.
A few practical tips for SXSW attendees and remote followers.
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The queen of mesmerizing, genre-bending pop will return to the Varsity March 31.
Ok. NOW we're talking.
After MCA's cancer diagnosis, the YYYs have slipped into the Beasties' Lollapalooza slot.
The reflective woodsman will be sharing stage duties with... uh... the Indigo Girls, apparently.
New Kristoff Krane and Black Blondie on the way, P.O.S. covers Pearl Jam, Metallica to play Target Center & next week's best new releases.
South By Southwest brings together a country of insatiable indie kids
A recap of Day Two at South by Southwest.
Built to Spill's Doug Martsch on the difference between being a guitar god and a guitar guy
What's the Only Industry That Holds Its Trade Show Around a Keg?
Road-tripping to Texas for South by Southwest
Bands are overbooked. Fans are staying home. As the music scene splinters, who's left standing?