After eight years of only live streaming its first weekend, Coachella will broadcast both weekends on YouTube for the first time this year. The 2019 festival, which takes place this weekend (April 12-14) and next (April 19-21), will begin streaming Friday, April 12 at 6:30 pm EST on Coachella’s YouTube page and the YouTube Music app.
During last Friday’s Taking Back Sunday show, recent WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins took the stage to perform the notorious coin toss. As a part of their 20th-anniversary tour, the band flips a coin to see which album(s) will be played in-full next to the entirety of Tell All Your Friends. Of the options, fans will either hear Where You Want To Be or Louder Now. For the majority of their tour, the band is playing two nights in a row, so fans can see both performances if they choose to do so. For last Friday’s show at the Hollywood Palladium, Rollins coin flip went in favor of Where You Want To Be. The band then closed out the show with that album.
Hot Chip has a busy 2019 ahead of them with their first album in three years, A Bathful of Ecstasy, coming out in June and a North American tour set to kick off in the fall. The U.K. dance outfit has also released “Hungry Child,” the first single off the new album.
Just a few days ago we were blessed with recorded picture proof that space is just as emo as we are. The first recorded image of a black hole surfaced on April 10, sending the internet into a frenzy over the photo. Now, fans have created a petition asking that the supermassive black hole be named after Chris Cornell. Hawaiian language professor Larry Kimura has dubbed the black hole “Pōwehi” meaning “embellished dark source of unending creation.” However, giving the emo part of space an official name could take quite a bit of time. In an attempt to influence the official name, an online petition has been created to name the black hole after Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell because of the 1994 hit ‘Black Hole Sun’. If you don’t know the song…then you may have been in a black hole yourself.
Silversun Pickups have announced a new album, Widow’s Weeds, due out on June 7. The band has also released the album’s first single, “It Doesn’t Matter Why,” along with an accompanying music video. The album was produced in collaboration with legendary producer Butch Vig, known for his work on such iconic albums as Nirvana’s Nevermind and band member in Garbage.
Jack White’s Third Man Records has officially arrived on Bandcamp, where a selection of their catalog will be available for purchase in different formats. Some of titles include the latest Sleep album The Sciences, The Raconteurs’ first two studio albums, Margo Price’s All American Made, The Stools’ When I Left, and more. To commemorate the launch, Third Man Records released a new track by the Raconteurs, a cover of Donovan’s “Hey Gyp (Dig the Slowness).” The band also unveiled plans for a new album, Help Us Stranger, the follow-up to 2008’s Consolers Of The Lonely. The new album will include the recent singles “Sunday Driver” and “Now That You’re Gone,” as well as the Donovan cover, and will be out June 21.
Yeasayer are back with a new album, Erotic Reruns, their first since 2016’s Amen & Goodbye. According to the press release, the album was inspired by the mayhem surrounding the 2016 election and features songs that reference James Comey, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and anti-immigration ghoul Stephen Miller. Yeasayer also released two singles off the forthcoming album: “Let Me Listen in on You” and “Fluttering in the Floodlights.” The band will be hitting the road to support the new album this summer after playing a handful of shows in the New York City area and a festival in Florida in April. Listen to the new songs and check out the tour dates below. Erotic Reruns is out June 7.
Brandi Carlile has announced that she’ll perform Joni Mitchell’s Blue in its entirety for a concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles later this year. Carlile — who was nominated for six Grammys for her last album, By The Way, I Forgive You — has covered Mitchell in the past, playing “River” on tour and performing “A Case Of You” with Kris Kristofferson and Mitchell’s 75th birthday tribute concert last fall. Tickets for the performance go on sale this Friday (4/12) at 10AM EST. Carlile will perform blue on 10/14.
The B-52s are hitting the road this May to celebrate what the band is billing as their 40th anniversary. Well, technically, this year marks the 43rd anniversary of the B-52s since forming in a small Southern college town in the ’70s, but that’s all the more reason to celebrate their enduring legacy. New wave pioneers Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark and Berlin will open for B-52s on select dates.
As Morrissey prepares to release his 60’s & 70’s covers album, California Son, he has announced a new set of tour dates for this fall. Joining him on the short U.S. trek will be Interpol, who recently announced new music themselves, the 5-track EP titled A Fine Mess. Their tour kicks off in Columbia, Md. on September 5th and travels across the country, with stops in New York, Houston, and San Francisco, before closing things out in San Diego on October 6. Tickets are on sale now on Morrissey’s website. Morrissey’s California Son will be available on May 24th.
Last week, the Raconteurs announced Help Us Stranger, the band’s third studio album and their first since 2008’s Consolers of the Lonely. Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence, and Patrick Keeler marked the occasion this past weekend with their first live show in eight years, performing in celebration of the 10th anniversary of White’s Third Man Records. The band are set to begin an international tour later this month, with dates throughout Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and Europe. Now, the band have announced a new leg of North American dates for later this year. Kicking off in July at the Detroit’s Masonic Temple Theatre, the Raconteurs will tour the continent before wrapping in St. Louis in mid-October. In August, they’ll perform at Woodstock 50.
Billie Eilish has earned her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 albums chart with When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? The full-length debut from the songwriter amassed 313,000 album-equivalent units in the week ending on April 4, according to Billboard and Nielsen Music. Of that total, 170,000 represent traditional album sales. As Billboard also points out, the album has also earned the distinction of the second-biggest sales week of 2019, selling 170,000 copies of the album in either physical or digital download formats. This is also the first time a person of her age, 17, has made it to number 1 in this generation.
Coachella just started and before it even started there has already been a death at the festival. TMZ reports that a worker died last weekend while setting up a stage at the fest’s Empire Polo Club grounds in Indio, California. According to eyewitnesses, the stagehand was climbing scaffolding to do some rigging when he fell about 60 feet to the ground. He was reportedly not clipped into a safety harness and was pronounced dead at the scene. A representative for the Indio Police Department says the circumstances surrounding the man’s death are under investigation. This is only the third reported death in Coachella’s two-decade history.
The Black Keys have announced that they’ll no longer be performing at Woodstock 50, the upstate New York event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the original Woodstock festival. The band was initially set to join acts like The Killers, Imagine Dragons, and Dead & Company at the August festival, but have now announced that they won’t be performing because of a scheduling conflict. Tickets for the August 16-19 festival go on sale April 22. The festival has not yet announced a replacement act.