Jack Antonoff of Bleachers and Tyler Joseph of twenty one pilots had their dads onstage to jam; ex-Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser sang a wry dad ballad.
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Magic Giant frontman Austin Bisnow then congratulated the happy couple and serenaded them with “Glass Heart,” saying it was Carl and Cevera’s favorite song. “She was very thorough! I think she hit us up on Facebook, then she reached out to the festival and said she wanted to propose to her boyfriend — and she wanted Magic Giant.
Our live stream of the 2017 Firefly Festival from Dover, Delaware, has come to an end — but you can catch video highlights right here from Muse, twenty one pilots, AFI, Busta Rhymes, T-Pain, Banks, Bleachers, Flume, the Shins, OK Go, Rozes, and more.
From the opening chord of “Don’t Take the Money,” the first single from the new album Gone Now, Bleachers immerses you in an '80s synth-pop nirvana. The album—the second studio release from the indie pop act—plays like a sonic John Hughes movie; this is fine-tuned nostalgic pop with booming basslines, snares and euphoric hooks. But the lyrical content on the songs, including the standout track “Hate That You Know Me,” is a lot darker than you might notice at first listen.
Back in 2013, hedonistic pop queen Kesha got together with the Flaming Lips to record Lip$ha, a full collaborative album. For reasons that presumably had something to do with Kesha's allegedly-abusive label boss Dr. Luke, it never came out. But now Kesha has apparently recorded something with another shticky, way-out rock band, and maybe this…
Franz Ferdinand have added two new members since the departure of founding guitarist Nick McCarthy last year, and the Scottish rockers debuted their new lineup today at Hangout Festival in Gulf Shores, AL. Watch some footage of new members Dino Bardot and Julian Corrie joining in on Franz Ferdinand classics like "Take Me Out" and…
There are intense flashes of light and bursts of color as Sarah Barthel triumphantly throws her head back and swaggers in reverse across the stage. The song isn't over yet - in fact, the instrumental interlude only lasts a matter of seconds - but it doesn't stop her from relishing the audience's feverish reaction to "Fall in Love," one of Phantogram's most recognizable records. While Barthel would normally be the first to admit that it's impossible to tell whether you'll bring down the house on a given night, she knows now that the crowd is in the palm of her hand. She owns this moment. The performance marks the start of the festival season for Barthel and Phantogram, who will depart the Coachella Valley only to start prepping for the likes of Governors Ball and Lollapalooza. Luckily, if their festival kickoff is any indication, the unit is already in mid-season form. "This
Last week the 48-year-old Smith announced plans to reunite with legendary Philadelphia producer DJ Jazzy Jeff and restore his Fresh Prince moniker for touring -- two dates have already been announced -- which makes it high time to look back on the iconic duo’s actual contributions to rap culture, which are more complex than simply a classic album or string of hit songs.
Independent artist Chance the Rapper is shaking up the music industry. The 23-year-old unsigned rapper made Grammy history with his wins for his streaming-only album, Coloring Book. The Chicago rapper took home three awards — Best Rap Performance, Best New Artist and Best Rap Album
Fresh off Flume's Best Dance/Electronic Album Grammy win for 'Skin,' the Australian producer unleashes his abrasive new track "Enough" with Pusha T.
The Independent caught up with Jökull Júlíusson of Icelandic band Kaleo on the night of their sold-out gig at the O2 Forum in Camden, London. It’s great, they’ve all been in Camden, doing Dingwalls then Koko then the Forum. People are passionate about music in Camden, it seems.
The third record from New Zealand’s The Naked and Famous had the potential to offer the guilty thrill of a gossip magazine. Not only is it a break-up album, the Kiwi couple in question are the band’s vocalists, Thom Powers and Alisa Xayalith.
Firefly Music Festival's 2017 lineup is here! The annual Dover, Delaware fest runs from June 15-18 this year and features headliners The Weeknd, Muse, Twenty One Pilots, Chance the Rapper and Bob Dylan, as well as more than 135 other acts.
Dover, Delaware was the place to be this week, as rock fans and rock’s top bands descended upon the Woodlands of Dover International Speedway for four days of fun. Check out photos of all the action here!
Maurice White, who founded Earth, Wind & Fire in 1969 and helmed the group for 47 years (and 32 Hot 100 hits), until his death on Feb. 4, after a decades-long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. He is remembered here by his brother, bassist Verdine White, and singer Philip Bailey, both of whom joined the group in the early 1970s and lead it today.
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats are having a moment. After the soul sensations’ Aug. 5 performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon went viral, the band’s foot-stomping drinking song “S.O.B.” ignited at radio, becoming the No. 1 add to alternative and the No. 1 viral track slot globally on Spotify.