The full lineup for this year's Sled Island Music Festival has been revealed, along with the main stage's schedule. Calgarians, freak out. Read it and weep, rest of Canada.
The Sheepdogs, who are in the final round of Rolling Stone's choose the cover contest, have recorded a new tune with Fountains Of Wayne frontman Adam Schlesinger. You can hear it, along with tunes from fellow finalists Empires, Lelia Broussard and Fictionist, below.
My Morning Jacket will perform live from Louisville, Ky.'s Palace Theater on May 31, and the entire thing will be broadcast live via My Morning Jacket's VEVO page. Independent film director Todd Haynes (I'm Not There, Far From Heaven) will direct the show.
The Sadies, The Ugly and members of Fucked Up, Teenage Head, Career Suicide, Fifth Column, Burning Love and Brutal Knights will be on hand at Toronto's The Garrison tonight for the launch of Trouble In The Camera Club. That's the new book by Canadian record producer, punk rocker and former Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet drummer Don Pyle. Tickets are eight bones at the doors, which open at 7 p.m. You can also pay a flat $25 cover and grab a copy of the book, too.
Bif Naked's working on a new record, which will also be her first acoustic album. It's also her first time producing her work, which she's doing with longtime collaborator Doug Fury. The LP doesn't have a title or release date, but as soon as we know when it's coming out and what it's called, we'll let you know.
Tasseomancy, the Halifax duo of twins Romy and Sari Nightman who were formerly known as Ghost Bees, will release their Ulalume sophomore album sometime this August. The LP doesn't have an exact release date just yet.
Rapper Josh Martinez, aka The People's Champ, returns May 31 with new album Pissed Off Wild. It's reportedly influenced by: '60s psych-rock, '70s blues, '80s punk, '90s grunge and "the failings of the 21st century." Phew. Martinez is also touring in support of the album in June.
Get Up Kids leader Matt Pryor is going to start working on his sophomore solo effort, which he's dubbed May Day. But he needs help to finance it, so he's got a new Kickstarter page where you can make donations.
If there's one solo album the world doesn't need, it's an effort from Killers drummer Ronnie Vanucci. Weren't Brandon Flowers' terrible musings enough?
Patti Smith has won Sweden's Polar Music Prize. No, that's not the Polaris Music Prize, hence the "Sweden" in front of it and no "is" on the end of "Polar."
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart are touring North America this spring in support of their Belong sophomore album.
This year's HARD Summer Tour features electronic acts like Digitalism, Jack Beats, Caspa and Destructo and heads across North America in August.
Timber Timbre have been forced to cancel five U.S. dates in Pontiac, Mich., Chicago, Evanston, Ill., Milwaukee and Minneapolis this month because of "unforeseen circumstances." The shows will be rescheduled as soon as possible. All of the band's tour dates can be found here.
Nick Cave and Neko Case have teamed up to record a cover of The Zombies' "She's Not There," which will air during the season premiere of True Blood on June 26.
That rumoured live Flaming Lips album featuring the entirety of 1999's The Soft Bulletin looks to be a go. Hopefully it'll actually happen so you can sit at home, trippin' on acid and feeling like you're actually there.
Los Campesinos! have finished yet another album. It's their fourth in three years. Holy sheeeee-it, guys.