Slowdive will be playing at New York's Terminal 5 tomorrow (Oct. 25) as part of the CMJ Music Marathon before making their way across North America, Music Times chatted with founding member Rachel Goswell about the band's return to the stage and their plans for the future.
Visions of cheerleaders oftentimes bring up teenage girls in mini-skirts supporting the local varsity team, but that's not always what a "cheerleader" is. Enter, Philadelphia indie pop outfit Cheerleader, the latest buzzing band to enter the scene.
Cold War Kids drop their fifth studio album, Hold My Home, tomorrow (Oct. 21). Serving as the follow-up to 2013's Dear Miss Lonely Hearts, the album explores the notion of "home" and features production from guitarist Dan Gallucci and frequent collaborator Lars Stalfors (Mars Volta, Matt & Kim). We chatted with frontman Nathan Willett about the inspiration behind the new effort, how the band has evolved, their tour plans, and the special memorabilia available to fans on their PledgeMusic campaign.
One Direction is getting meta. Today (Oct. 24), the boy band released its first music video from FOUR for "Steal My Girl." With the help of Danny DeVito, sumo wrestlers, balloons and a chimp, 1D takes you behind the scenes of a music video for its music video. Read this
She & Him's compilation of standards, aptly titled Classics, will be out in time for the holidays. Read this
Taylor Swift addresses the haters, moving to New York and her evolving sound in a new interview with Billboard. Here's what we learned. Read this
You won't catch Ebola from attending the CMJ Music Marathon this week but here are five disease-ridden bands that you could have caught. During their sets, that is. Read this
Sam Smith trades in delicate piano melodies for hard-hitting guitars and drums on his newest single "Like I Can." Read this
We were at Skrillex's headlining set on the last day of Lollapalooza this year when the DJ declared that Chicago may be the most "turned up" city in the world. That might have been an exaggeration but a few concertgoers were a little too turned-up for his most recent gig in the Windy City. New reports from his show at Navy Pier last weekend indicate that at least 16 attendees were transported to local hospitals on Saturday.Read more »
No doubt you've already heard about the first confirmed case of Ebola in New York City by now, thanks to the onslaught of social media. One story that hasn't picked up quite as much traction is how Dr. Craig Spencer visited locations hosting CMJ Music Marathon events before heading to the hospital.Read more »
The Grateful Dead is approaching its 50th anniversary during 2015 and the event will be marked with a documentary spanning the group's entire career. They ain't messing around either: Martin Scorsese will serve as the producer and Amir Bar-Lev will direct.Read more »
Every year, Jason Aldean has one show that he puts on his tour schedule called "Concert for the Cure." The show is to support breast cancer and the Susan G. Komen Foundation. A portion of his ticket sales goes towards a special fund and at the end of the Concert for the Cure, he takes that fund and presents it to the Komen chapter in the city he's playing the show in. This year, that show was in Detroit and the check was for $660,000.Read more »
Michael English may have left the Gaither Vocal Band last year, but he has stayed busy. His show on TBN, The Michael English Show, airs every Friday night from 10:00 to 10:30 p.m. with him spending time with artists like Jason Crabb. The first part of next year, he'll be one of the guest artists on the Crystal Caribbean Cruise, and in the meantime, he has plenty of concert dates for fans to enjoy.Read more »
Last month, Lecrae became the first artist in any genre to have an album at the top of the Billboard 200 and the gospel music charts at the same time. Anomaly covered the best of both worlds - it was "Christian enough" for church and "real life" enough for the mainstream. That same mix is a representation of the man himself as well as his entire world view.Read more »