Several musicians, include the Arcade Fire frontman, have honored Vega, who passed away on Saturday (July 16).
Nick Alexander worked with several bands on the road, and many of those artists have paid touching tributes to the late merch manager.
A month after teasing a tracklisting for their upcoming tribute to the Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band,' the Flaming Lips have officially unveiled the star-studded cast they've assembled to re-create the LP.
MGMT have never been an easy band to peg down.
MGMT stopped by 'Conan' last night to perform 'Cool Song No. 2.'
MGMT’s 2007 debut album, ‘Oracular Spectacular,' was by all measures of modern stardom a huge success. The single ‘Time to Pretend’ was the unofficial song of the summer,' and follow-up cuts ‘Kids’ and ‘Electric Feel’ still get their share of radio plays. It was a revelation, even though the band got dissed for having received liberal arts educations at Wesleyan, and for not being the world’s best showmen or musicians.
The lineup for the 2013 edition of Bumbershoot, set for the Seattle Center from Aug. 31 through Sept. 2, has been revealed, with Death Cab for Cutie, MGMT, Alt-J, Tegan & Sara and the Breeders as just a few of the main attractions scheduled to take the stage over the Labor Day weekend. The lineup is eclectic, but something else makes this event special, and it involves Death Cab!
MGMT plan to release the follow-up to 2010's left-of-center 'Congratulations' this June. The group, which consists of Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser, acknowledges that 'Congratulations' was a shock to fans and their label after the breakthrough track 'Kids' from 2007's 'Oracular Spectacular.' It doesn't appear that they will be returning to the 'Kids' formula, though.