Award ceremonies are intended to celebrate the best and brightest talent, yet the shows themselves are often dull, lengthy and awkward. Although this year’s Grammy Awards clocked the highest ratings in decades (RIP Whitney), we were again reminded why we don’t really pay attention to these things. Especially this one.


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The Bonnaroo lineup is madness: Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Phish headline with The Beach Boys, Bon Iver, Skrillex, Foster The People, The Roots, Alice Cooper, Black Star, Major Lazer, Flying Lotus, St. Vincent, Phantogram, The Black Lips, The War On Drugs, EMA, Kurt Vile, Yelawolf, Bad Brains, Danny Brown a whole bunch more on the roster.

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Adele pretty much swept the Grammy’s last night, winning all six categories she was nominated for, while Foo Fighters took all the Rock awards and Jennifer Hudson paid tribute to Whitney.

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Channing Tatum makes his SNL hosting debut with musical guest Bon Iver.

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Memorial Day weekend brings the Sasquatch Festival to The Gorge outside of Seattle. Jack White, Bon Iver, Girl Talk, Tenacious D, The Shins, Kurt Vile and lots more.

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This Week: The Big Pink bring more anthemic pop; Headcage is not an ironic name for Matthew Dear’s newest EP; NYC’s Expensive Looks; Howler’s dangerously catchy power pop; Kathleen Edwards’ fourth album gets a Bon Iver boost.

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Jazzfest 2012 is coming up: The Eagles, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Foo Fighters, The Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Reunion, John Mayer, Al Green, Herbie Hancock, Bon Iver, My Morning Jacket, Bunny Wailer, Steel Pulse, Levon Helm Band with Mavis Staples, The Funky Meters and so many more.

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Coachella has officially announced the lineup for this year’s festival: Radiohead, The Black Keys, Bon Iver, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, M83, Arctic Monkeys, Girl Talk, The Weeknd, Buzzcocks, Justice, A$AP Rocky, Girls, Cat Power, Neon Indian, Justice, WU LYF and it just keeps going.

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The 2012 Grammy nominations are out and we’ve got the list.

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Is there something in between a supergroup and a one-time celebrity jam? Maybe. But sometimes it can be a bit…much (Chickenfoot anyone?) Let’s take a look at some recent collaborations, all of them pleasing.

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