Nelly Furtado and Justin Bieber confirmed to perform at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, airing May 20 on ABC – Billboard
Grimes confirmed to perform for NYC’s annual RiverRocks concert series, Aug 9 – Pitchfork
Sled Island, June 20-23, announces full line-up!
Metric talk about working with Lou Reed on Synthetica – NME
Polyvinyl bumps up the Canadian release of Japandroids’ Celebration Rock one week earlier, coming May 29 – Exclaim!
Cancer Bat’s Liam Cormier forms new side project called AxeWound; take a listen – NME
Hear the new PS I Love You album, Death Dreams – Paste
Hear the bonus track, “WWII,” off Rufus Wainwright’s new album – Paste
Hear the new Evil Ebenezer track called “Half Man Half Bird” – Camobear
Watch the new Hexes and Ohs video for “The Colors” – YouTube
Watch the new Neil Young & Crazy Horse video for their cover of “Oh Susannah” – You Tube
Watch the new Mares of Thrace video for “The Perpetrator” – Metal Sucks
Watch the new Junction video for “Futurists” – AUX
Watch the new Snak the Ripper video for “Yup” (nsfw) – YouTube
Watch the new Zeus video for “Strong Mind” (live from Ill Eagle) – Spinner
Japandroids and Cadence Weapon announce tour dates – Exclaim!
Camouflage Nights announces a free album release party, May 3, in Toronto at Church of Saint Stephen-In-The-Fields, 8pm.
Sixteen musicians discuss their first concert T-shirts – Paste
Is “DIY” killing you? Stop romanticizing it – DMN
One family’s story: “there is no Jenny at 867-5309” – The Daily Swarm