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.
Katy Perry gives the weather forecast on 7 Sunrise 5.
The “American Idol” runner-up joins forces with one of rock’s most legendary bands as Queen + Adam Lambert reveal a summer trek beginning in Chicago in June.
Stars including Gregg Allman, Mavis Staples and Allen Toussaint have signed on to a special tribute concert to musician Dr. John. “The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: A Celebration of Mac & His Music” is set for May 3 at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans.
Grammy-nominated singer Akon has a goal of bringing solar-powered electricity to 1 million homes in Africa by the end of the year, and the singer is using millions of his own dollars for the cause. Akon started an initiative called “Akon Lighting Africa” this month.
Lil’ Boosie has been released from the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, where he had been serving an eight-year sentence on drug charges. Warden Burl Cain says the 31-year-old rapper – whose real name is Torrence Hatch – left the prison just after 7 p.m. Wednesday.
The Atlanta man convicted in a jet ski crash that killed the stepson of R&B singer Usher has been ordered to serve four years in prison. Jeffrey Hubbard was sentenced Wednesday in the death of 11-year-old Kile Glover.
The capacity of the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville recently increased from 1,789 to 2,044 even though very little changed in its design.