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Sam Smith, Janelle Monae - The Unexpected Gems Of Bonnaroo Day 1

By Victoria Pavlova | 14th June 2014

Happy Bonnaroo weekend! The Tennessee-based arts and music festival effectively kicked off the season on Friday. Per USA Today’s recap, he weather was appropriately mild and the rain that threatened for the entire day never...

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Fascinating Fact: 4180896

5th May 2014

Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig has recorded an a cappella version of the Seinfeld theme for The Junior Mint, a bizarre video game that allows players to pretend they're the comedy's Jerry Seinfeld or Cosmo...

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Betty Who, Tegan And Sara And Foster The People - Big Guava Music Festival 2014 Is Definitely Worth A Visit

By Holly Williams | 2nd May 2014

Arguably what could be Florida's most fun-packed 3-day event of the year, Big Guava Music Festival makes its debut today (May 2nd 2014) with an impressive line-up headlined by Outkast, Vampire Weekend and Foster The...

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It's That Time Of Year Again! New Orleans Jazz Festival Returns With Another Two Weekends Of Music Mythology

By Holly Williams | 24th April 2014

It's that time of year again where New Orleans go all out to prove they are one of the most culturally rich cities in North America with their annual two-weekend event, the New Orleans Jazz...

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Fascinating Fact: 4147680

9th April 2014

Vampire Weekend star Rostam Gatmanglii has been commissioned to score Michael Cera's Broadway debut in the revival of This Is Our Youth.

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Pharrell, Karen O And U2 Perform At The Oscars

3rd March 2014

Pharrell Williams, Karen O and U2 took to the stage to perform at Oscars last night (02.03.14). 'Happy' singer Pharrell brought the house down with his Oscar-nominated song from 'Despicable Me 2'. He was...

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Kanye, Elton, Jack And Lionel: Say Hello To Bonnaroo Festival's Line-up 2014

By Lauren James | 20th February 2014

The line-up for this year's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has been announced and looks to be more impressive than ever with Elton John, Kanye West, Lionel Richie, Jack White and Vampire Weekend all gracing...

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Lady Gaga Nominated For Glaad Media Award

30th January 2014

Lady Gaga has been nominated for the Outstanding Music Artist prize at the GLAAD Media Awards.The 'Applause' singer has been recognised by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organisation for her long-standing support of gay...

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Vampire Weekend Rework Andrea Bocelli Classic For Valentine's Day Album

8th January 2014

Rockers Vampire Weekend have recorded an odd cover of Andrea Bocelli's romantic tune Time To Say Goodbye (Con Te Partiro) for a new Valentine's Day compilation.Bosses at Coffee giants Starbucks asked a number of artists...

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Jim Pusey's Top 10 Albums Of 2013

By Staff Writer | 24th December 2013

It's been a year of truly brilliant sounds even if there may have been a few disappointments along the way. Take hip hop, for example: unlike 2012's records by Kendrick Lamar and Macklemore & Ryan...

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Joe Wilde's Top 10 Albums Of 2013

By Joe Wilde | 23rd December 2013

Hookworms 'Pearl Mystic' - Few albums released this year let you step inside to a whole new world of colour and sound as 'Pearl Mystic' has. The Leeds band's immersive debut might not be for...

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Hayley Fox's Top Albums Of 2013

By Staff Writer | 23rd December 2013

Darkside 'Psychic' - After an EP in 2011, Darkside released their debut album this year. The duo - the project of Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington - gave as good as they got on 'Psychic',...

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Contactmusic.com's Top Albums Of 2013

By Joe Wilde | 23rd December 2013

Vampire Weekend 'Modern Vampire in the City' - 'Modern Vampires in the City' makes it three for three for the New Yorkers and their latest release could very well be their best yet. It shows...

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Vampire Weekend Top Rolling Stone Album Of The Year Poll

3rd December 2013

Vampire Weekend's Modern Vampires Of The City has topped Rolling Stone magazine's Albums of the Year poll.The album has beaten out Kanye West's Yeezus and Daft Punk's Random Access Memories for the number one spot....

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Vampire Weekend Scrap Scandinavian Shows

4th November 2013

Rockers Vampire Weekend have scrapped a series of European shows due to "unforeseen circumstances".Shows in Sweden, Norway and Denmark have been cancelled, according to a post on the band's Facebook.com page. A note from...

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Life Is Beautiful Festival Debuts In Vegas - With An Understatement Of A Name

By Holly Williams | 25th October 2013

Life Is Beautiful Festival 2013 brings top artists of all walks of life to Downtown Las Vegas this weekend for two days of cracking music, scrumptious gourmet food and breath-taking art.This brand new festival opens...

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Conor Maynard Is Mad At Arctic Monkeys

22nd October 2013

Conor Maynard is angry at the Arctic Monkeys because he believes they copied him. The 20-year-old pop star claims the band copied the name of his latest single 'R U Crazy' because they spelt their...

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Q Awards: The Day Biffy Clyro Beat David Bowie To 'Best Album'

By Michael West | 21st October 2013

Q magazine. A place that one music industry man once called the place rock journalists go to die. Well, it's also the magazine that considers Biffy Clyro's Opposites to be better than David Bowie's The...

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The Things They Say: 3887645

1st October 2013

"Any part they want to have me for - I can grow a great beard. I can even shave parts off to be a little bit crazier." Vampire Weekend star Chris Tomson is desperate to...

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Vampire Weekend And Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Scoop Top Prizes At Aim Awards

4th September 2013

Vampire Weekend and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were the big winners at the Association of Independent Music Awards in London on Tuesday (03Sep13).Vampire Weekend scooped Independent Track Of The Year for their song Diane Young,...

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Lady Gaga Debuts Seven New Songs During Itunes Festival Headlining Slot

By Joe Wilde | 2nd September 2013

Lady Gaga made an emotional and surprise-filled return to the stage as she opened the month-long iTunes Festival at London's Roundhouse Theatre. Having been away from a live audience since she was forced to end...

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Paul Mccartney Plays 'Yesterday' With Kronos Quartet At Outside Lands Festival

By Michael West | 12th August 2013

Paul McCartney fans at the Outside Lands festival were given a real treat on Friday evening (August 9, 2013) with the Beatles legend performing with the string virtuosos, the Kronos Quartet. The quartet are perhaps...

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Nick Cave And Vampire Weekend Lead Aim Awards Nominations

8th August 2013

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Vampire Weekend, The Xx and Alt-J look set to be the big winners at this year's (13) AIM Independent Music Awards after landing a slew of top nominations ahead...

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A Week In Music, We Catch Up With Diiv's Cole, Icky Blossoms Unveil Their Self-titled Album And Cookie Monster Shows Restraint In Icona Pop Cover

By Holly Williams | 7th August 2013

A week in music videos... We caught up with Brooklyn band Diiv last week as they are currently enjoying the 2013 festival season. Talking to lead member Cole, he explained just how different it was...

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“This Is Something Different” - Phoenix Close Lollapalooza 2013 In Style

By Jack de Aguilar | 5th August 2013

As Thomas Mars – the lead singer of Phoenix – explained, "Usually on Sunday night people are really tired.” He was talking about festivals, and he was right, bit he and his band had something...

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Outside Lands Festival 2013 To Bring You Much More Than Music This Year

By Holly Williams | 29th July 2013

The Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival is back on August 9th - 11th 2013 bringing us the best in art and music as we see the likes of Paul McCartney, Nine Inch Nails and...

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Lollapalooza 2013 To Be Equipped For All Weathers For Another Memorable Weekend

By Holly Williams | 26th July 2013

Get ready for a magnificent time as Chicago brings you another rollicking year of Lollapalooza with a legendary line-up of mixed genre music from The Cure to Mumford & Sons.Since it's revival in 2003, Lollapalooza...

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Vampire Weekend Record Their Own Take On Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' [Listen]

By Joe Wilde | 20th July 2013

Just when we were all starting to get sick of 'Blurred Lines,' Robin Thicke's mega-hit featuring Pharrell Williams and T.I., New York rockers Vampire Weekend were on hand earlier this week to give us all...

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Monster Line-up Addition To Itunes Festival 2013, But Who Is It?

By Lauren James | 11th July 2013

With a festival line up already that is sure to bring tears of unbridled joy to any self-respecting music fan, iTunes have gone and added another jaw-dropping act to their celebratory month of music this...

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Vampire Weekend Ready To Be Glastonbury Headliners

1st July 2013

Vampire Weekend are ready to headline Glastonbury.The rockers took to the festival's Pyramid Stage last night (01.07.13) as they played under Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds and headliners Mumford and Sons - and front...

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