My Morning Jacket have announced the lineup for their next One Big Holiday destination festival in Mexico, which will take place from April 4-8, 2024. MMJ will be playing three sets over four nights. Joining them on the roster are the War On Drugs, Courtney Barnett, the Walkmen, Alvvays, Angel Olsen, Poolside, Futurebirds Scott McMicken And The Ever-Expanding, and Shabazz Palaces.
Next month, Jimmy Eat World and Manchester Orchestra, two long-running and canonical bands who have grand and sweeping emo classics for days, will head out on a North American tour together. It’ll be a true co-headlining affair, with the two groups taking turns closing the shows. In the lead-up to the tour, the two groups have released a pair of singles where they cover each others’s classics.
Slipknot are kicking off a European tour in Austria tonight, but two longstanding members of the group will not be with them. The band just announced that they “have parted ways” with Craig Jones, the keyboard/sample player who has been with them since 1996.
In April, Chicago band Deeper announced they'd signed to Sub Pop and would
Here’s a combination that makes no sense whatsoever. The soul and funk legend Chaka Khan got her start as the singer for the band Rufus. Today, Khan has teamed up with a very different Rufus, the second-generation singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright, to sing “Cotton-Eyed Joe,” a song that most of us remember for deeply silly reasons.
Jam Master Jay, the longtime DJ for the iconic rap group Run-D.M.C., was murdered in his Queens recording studio in 2002. He was 37. For many years, the case of JMJ’s murder was cold. In 2020, though, federal prosecutors charged two men, Ronald Washington and Karl Jordan Jr., with Jay’s murder. Now, they’ve also indicted a third.
The 2023 Scripps National Spelling Bee takes place this week at National Harbor in Maryland. During the event’s opening ceremony on Monday night, teen phenoms the Linda Lindas — not far removed from spelling bee age themselves — took the stage and became the first band to ever perform at the event. “Playing the @scrippsnationalspellingbee was an honor and a B-L-A-S-T,” the band wrote in an Instagram post. “Good luck to all the spellers ”