The self-proclaimed “world’s longest-running electronic music festival” unveils the lineup for its U.S. debut, announcing headliner Kaskade along with Steve Aoki, Nicky Romero, Moby, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and more at the site of the original Woodstock on Memorial weekend.
There appears to be another arcane world record in Grand Rapids, this time for the most people wearing sunglasses at night. Gilda’s LaughFest kicked off Thursday with an effort to break the sunglasses record.
A woman found sleeping in a bedroom of an Atlanta-area home rented by pop star Justin Bieber told officers that she had come to the house for the singer’s birthday party and realized she was too late for it, according to a police report.
The man once lauded as “Japan’s Beethoven” bowed repeatedly and apologized Friday at his first media appearance since it was revealed last month that his famed musical compositions were ghostwritten and he wasn’t completely deaf.
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has honored country star Reba McIntire with an annual scholarship to be given in her name.
Police video of Justin Bieber giving a urine sample for a drug test after his arrest on driving under the influence and other charges was released by prosecutors Thursday, with sensitive portions blacked out as ordered by a judge.
Buncombe County’s board of commissioners has approved funding for the electronic music conference Moogfest. The board agreed to provide $90,000 for the meeting in Asheville. The Asheville City Council voted last month to provide $40,000, plus support valued at $50,000.
Sleigh Bells has spilled the beans about what the noise pop duo will be up to in between playing South by Southwest next week and taking the stage at Tampa’s inaugural Big Guava Music Festival in May. If you hadn’t guessed by the title of this post, they’ve got a bunch of new dates!
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina, who spent nearly two years in prison for their irreverent protest against President Vladimir Putin in Moscow’s main cathedral, were doused with green antiseptic Thursday by five men in a McDonalds restaurant in the Volga River city of Nizhny Novgorod.
The Decemberists revealed this week that “the band is emerging, jerboa-like, from their time in hibernation.” The indie rock band will be ready to rock again, just like a hopping desert rodent, come May for its first show in nearly three years.
Currently touring her Australian homeland with Nine Inch Nails and Queens Of The Stone Age, Brody Dalle announces a short run of West Coast dates beginning with a San Francisco gig in May.
South by Southwest books its first ever performance from Lady Gaga … Insane Clown Posse recently announced its new “Gathering of the Juggalos” location is “100 % locked in” … The Dude is headed to Old Settler’s Music Festival.
The Winery Dogs – Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan and Richie Kotzen – invite you to join them for “Dog Camp,” a five day adventure in the Catskills where you’ll learn about music from the pros.
The promoter of 2012’s canceled Capital Hoedown festival in Ottawa, Ontario, is suing a local musician known as Lefty McRighty over a blog post. Capital Hoedown was to take place Aug. 10-12, 2012 but Benoit canceled the event in July.
Dan Hicks is rearranging his touring schedule and Japan’s Loudness nixes its U.S. dates. Details after the jump.