Coachella Sideshow Line-Up Revealed

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Coachella’s two weekend festival is slated to begin in under two months with Queens of the Stone Age, Skrillex, Beck, Pharrell Williams, Lorde, Calvin Harris, Disclosure, Lana Del Rey, the Replacements, the Knife and many more taking the stage. This year, like many other years, the festival tries to extend itself to different venues in California in the form of the Coachella Sideshow.

Today, festival organizers have released the name of the artists that will be performing as part of the Coachella Sideshow which is set to take place between April 8 and May 10 at various venues around California.

Artists will include: Haim, the Knife, Neko Case, Afghan Whigs, Blood Orange, Broken Bells, CHVRCHES, Dum Dum Girls, Chromeo, MGMT, Factory Floor, Kate Nash, Mogwai, Austra, A$AP Ferg and Flatbush Zombies, Ellie Goulding, Crosses, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Goat, Future Islands, the Internet, Bonobo, Motörhead, Foster the People, DJ Falcon, STRFKR, Waxahatchee, Temples, Drowners, Grouplove, Bryan Ferry, Cage the Elephant, MS MR, Bombay Bicycle Club, Tokimonsta, Smallpools, Little Dragon, the Dodos, the 1975, Title Fight, Unlocking the Truth, Majeure, Zoe, Graveyard, Holy Wave, Brody Dalle, the Toy Dolls, the Adolescents, Hop Along, Young & Sick, the Glitch Mob, Dawn Landes, Adventure Club, Headhunterz, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, Netsky, City and Colour, James Vincent McMorrow, Bear Hands, Royal Canoe, Ana Sia, and Penthouse Penthouse.

The schedule for the performances can be seen below all thanks to Goldenvoice. For information about ticket prices and such, you can head on over to Goldenvoice’s website.

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Haim Cover Miley Cyrus’ ‘Wrecking Ball’

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L.A.-based sister group, Haim have been gaining lots of fans and coverage over the summer for not only their music but also their shows and they haven’t even put out their first album yet.

During a show at BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge, the sisters’ decided to cover Miley Cyrus’ current single, “Wrecking Ball” a cover for the concert series in a completely different way than Cyrus has previous performed it; you know, half naked with pasties. What Haim gave the audience is a poppy, guitar-ific version of the song.

Don’t believe us, then click below and listen to it.

Haim’s debut album, Days Are Gone is slated to be released next week, September 30 through Polydor Records. NPR is currently streaming the entire thing and can be heard here.

Stream Jay-Z’s Made in American Festival Live

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Jay-Z’s Budweiser Made in America Festival kicks off today for the entire weekend in Philadelphia. For the next two days, performances from the festival will be streamed live over at Youtube or you can go ahead and watch it here for yourselves. Today’s line up consists of Beyoncé, Phoenix, 2 Chainz, Public Enemy, A$AP Rocky, Haim, Empire of the Sun, Deadmau5, and more.

Tomorrow’s line up will be made up of Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Black Hippy (Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock), Miguel, Solange, AlunaGeorge, the Gaslight Anthem, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and others.

Live streaming from festivals have become major trend this year and great for those who unfortunately couldn’t make it out to them or just simply could afford them.  For now, watch the sets from Philly below.

NME Awards 2013 Winners

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Every year NME, the British based magazine, holds a fan voted award ceremony giving artists shots at winning an award from one of the 22 categories that they have.  Taking place Wednesday at the Troxy in London, the awards had artists from different genres take several of the awards home with them. Comedian Russell Kane hosted alongside the likes of MIA, The Rolling Stones, Tame Impala and Haim.

Winners of the evening included Muse for having the best fans around (I can attest to that), The Killers for being the best international band to rock in the UK as well as hottest man who just so happens to be engaged to Kate Hudson (yes you, Matt Bellamy). The biggest blow of the evening was not for the people who enjoy bands such as The Rolling Stones, but those One Direction fans who had to find out that everyone else thinks they are the worst band of the year.

But in a twist that even the biggest anti-One Directioner should give kudos on, Harry Styles thanked the magazine for naming him ‘Villain of the Year.’ While Styles and his group aren’t exactly the best musicians in the world, naming him biggest villain is a bit harsh especially if it was solely based on his three minute relationship with Taylor Swift. But then again, no one will ever know what the real reason was for naming the boy bander ‘Villain of the Year.’ Maybe next year his ex will win this awards for breaking hearts and writing mediocre songs about it.

Check out the full list of winners here:

Best British Band (supported by Sonos)

Winner: Biffy Clyro

Best International Band (supported by Rekorderlig)

Winner: The Killers

Best Solo Artist
Winner: Florence + The Machine

Best New Band (supported by Spotify)
Winner: Palma Violets

Best Live Band (supported by Carling)
Winner: Rolling Stones

Best Album (supported by Hoxton Gin)

Winner: The Maccabees – ‘Given To The Wild’

Best Track (supported by Blackstar Amps)
Winner: Foals – ‘Inhaler’

Dancefloor Anthem
Winner: Calvin Harris feat. Florence – ‘Sweet Nothing’

Best Video (supported by NMEVideo.com)
Winner: Arctic Monkeys – ‘R U Mine?’

Best TV Show
Winner: Fresh Meat

Best Festival (Supported by Farah Vintage)
Winner: Reading & Leeds

Best Music Film
Winner: Crossfire Hurricane

Best Reissue
Winner: Blur – ’21’

Best Twitter 
Winner: Alana Haim, Haim (@babyhaim)

Best Book 
Winner: Mike Skinner, The Story Of The Streets 

Music Moment Of The Year 
Winner: Olympics opening ceremony

Hero Of The Year 
Winner: Barack Obama

Villain Of The Year
Winner: Harry Styles

Best Small Festival 
Winner: Festival No 6

Worst Band
Winner: One Direction

Best Fan Community 
Winner: Muse

Best Film 
Winner: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Hottest Man
Matt Bellamy

Hottest Woman
Amy Lee