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Superchunk, Iron & Wine and More Cover Favorites to Save North Carolina Venue Cat’s Cradle

With 90% independent venues at risk of shuttering permanently due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Superchunk, the Mountain Goats and Iron & Wine are just…
Emily Tan / July 1, 2020

Elton John to Host Coronavirus Benefit Special on Fox Featuring Billie Joe Armstrong, Billie Eilish and More

Elton John is going to host a benefit concert airing Fox on March 29. Put together by iHeartMedia and Fox, the special, which…
Daniel Kohn / March 25, 2020

Coronavirus: Here are the Musicians Who Have Tested Positive

As the coronavirus has rapidly turned into a pandemic, everyone has been affected by it. That includes musicians. Over the past few weeks, festivals and…
SPIN Staff / March 21, 2020

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Senators Introduce Bill to Aid Indie Music Venues During Pandemic

Two U.S. Senators, Democrat Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Republican John Cornyn of Texas, introduced a new bill designed to aid independent music and entertainment…
Ryan Reed / July 22, 2020

Socially-Distanced Nü-Metal Fest Actually Took Place This Weekend

A few weeks ago, the festival formerly known as Herd Immunity announced that it would be taking place July 16-18 in rural Wisconsin. Despite some…
Daniel Kohn / July 19, 2020

Supergrass, The Libertines and More to Play UK’s First Socially Distanced Music Venue

As we are several months into the global pandemic and as places begin to open up, concert venues are still trying to figure out where…
Emily Tan / July 7, 2020

One Dead, Others Injured After Illegal Quarantine Weekend Raves In Manchester

Two illegal "quarantine raves" in Manchester this weekend at Daisy Nook Country Park and in Carrington resulted in a rape, a death and three stabbings,…
Brenton Blanchet / June 15, 2020

Coachella 2020 Is Canceled

After delaying the inevitable, Coachella will be canceled this year. According to a report in Billboard that looked into the challenges that AEG (the…
Daniel Kohn / June 9, 2020

Independent Music Venues Could Risk Closing Permanently Due to COVID-19

While many states are starting to open, live music venues are still closed. And many owners have said that they may be shuttered for good…
Emily Tan / June 9, 2020

Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre Cancels 2020 Concert Season

If you weren't aware of the state of the touring world yet, the homepage for L.A.'s Greek Theatre is a cold reminder that things aren't getting…
Brenton Blanchet / May 27, 2020

Promoters Aren’t Expecting Large Concerts to Return Until Summer 2021

In what should come as a surprise to almost no one, live music promoters are ready to throw in the towel for 2020 in the…
Daniel Kohn / May 26, 2020

Design Firm Aims to Create Spacey Protective Suit for Concerts

With the concert industry months into an almost complete standstill, people are trying to figure out ways to bring people to live events again. From…
Emily Tan / May 26, 2020

Thousands Attend Israeli Music Festival Despite Country’s Lockdown

The show must go on! At least that's what the organizers behind the outdoor concert event at Charles Clore Park in Tel Aviv…
Emily Tan / May 22, 2020

Devo Whip COVID-19 Good by Selling Energy Dome Face Shields

Sensing an opportunity to protect the world from de-evolution, Devo is selling their trademark energy dome hats with a twist: A plastic face shield attached…
Daniel Kohn / May 15, 2020

Texas Rangers Announce Concert in Your Car Series in Stadium Parking Lot

At least someone is getting creative. In order to comply with Texas' social gathering policy, the Texas Rangers will be hosting a concert…
Daniel Kohn / May 13, 2020

Bryan Adams Blames Coronavirus on People Not Going Vegan

A decidedly not-in-"Heaven" Bryan Adams took to Instagram tonight to condemn *puts on glasses* "fucking bat eating, wet market animal selling, virus making greedy bastards"
Dan Weiss / May 11, 2020

Live Nation Outlines Plan to Steadily Reopen Venues by End of 2021

If you've been anxiously awaiting when you could go back out and see some live music -- Missouri and Arkansas withstanding -- here's some hope.
Daniel Kohn / May 8, 2020
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