Stories by Kara Manning

Video: Cass McCombs' "County Line" Plus July Tour Dates

The enigmatic Cass McCombs, who wraps his European tour this week, has a brand new video for "County Line," off of his latest album Wit's End, and he has also set a slew of North American tour dates for next month, including a gig at Music Hall of Williamsburg on July 21.

Foster The People Pump Up A Fall Headlining Tour

The Los Angeles trio, headed for Glastonbury, Outsidelands and Lollapalooza, not only made the Top 10 of the Billboard album chart this week with Torches, but they've also set a fall headlining tour.

Brooklyn's Hillstock Festival Posts Lineup

Brooklyn's DIY music extravaganza Hillstock takes place this weekend, June 3-5, rounding up local heroes like the kinetic, punk-lashed So So Glos, the quirky, Boston-born The Toothaches, the frenetic Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt! and singer-songwriter Laura Stevenson, appearing solo without the Cans. After the jump, the three day lineup with bands, details and times.

TAS In Session: The Lonely Forest

The Lonely Forest are on tour with Death Cab For Cutie and play a very sold-out Bowery Ballroom tomorrow, June 1, but that's not their only tie to their fellow Washington State indie rockers. The Anacortes-based band, who just released their third album Arrows,  are the first group signed to Death Cab bassist Chris Walla's new label Trans Records, an imprint of Atlantic Records. It's an auspicious career boost for The Lonely Forest (who might not be lonely for much longer) and they recently dropped by The Alternate Side for a generous, boisterous session with new songs from Arrows.

Coachella Expands To Two Weekends In 2012

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What a behemoth of a music extravaganza.  The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California will be expanding in April 2012 to two consecutive weekends, April 13-15 and April 20-22, and organizers will try to replicate the same lineup for each weekend. Passes for Coachella go on sale this Friday, June 3 with a new eight-month payment plan, but some fans are crying foul.

Trent Reznor, Karen O Cover Led Zeppelin For The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

The red band trailer for David Fincher's English-language adaption of Stieg Larsson's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is out and it features the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O and Oscar-winner Trent Reznor blasting through a cover of Led Zeppelin's 1970 missile, "The Immigrant Song." The link to the trailer (with song) after the jump.

Gil Scott-Heron Dies At 62

Just a year after staging a remarkable comeback with the 2010 album, I'm New Here, followed earlier this year by a well-received remix collaboration with Jamie xx, the poet, musician, author and activist Gil Scott-Heron died on Friday, May 27, at the age of 62 in a New York hospital. After the jump, a link to a 2007 interview with Scott-Heron from TAS' sister station WFUV, currently up on the NPR Music site.

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