Nelly Furtado and Justin Bieber confirmed to perform at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, airing May 20 on ABCBillboard

Grimes confirmed to perform for NYC’s annual RiverRocks concert series, Aug 9Pitchfork

Sled Island, June 20-23, announces full line-up!

Metric talk about working with Lou Reed on SyntheticaNME

Polyvinyl bumps up the Canadian release of JapandroidsCelebration Rock one week earlier, coming May 29Exclaim!

Cancer Bat’s Liam Cormier forms new side project called AxeWound; take a listen – NME

Hear the new PS I Love You album, Death DreamsPaste

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-shirtsPaste

Is “DIY” killing you? Stop romanticizing itDMN

One family’s story: “there is no Jenny at 867-5309”The Daily Swarm

posted by Mary-Anne Korosi on May 01, 2012