Just in case you’ve been waiting to spend your monthly music budget till more of it would go to artists and labels
Even as Illinois reopens, artists and labels remain cut off from major sources of income—so Bandcamp is again waiving its cut of sales.
Andrew Bird talks to Brett and Rennie Sparks of the Handsome Family.
Artist on Artist: Fingerstyle guitarist William Tyler talks to Douglas McCombs of Brokeback and Tortoise.
Becka Joynt’s ’77 Dodge Tradesman 200 is a shag-carpeted time capsule of 70s-era van culture.
Country-rockers Heartsfield never succeeded like the Eagles, but you can see them play for less than a zillion dollars.
Given that South by Southwest’s influence is on the wane, should upstart bands still bother playing the festival?
The first week of Pavement’s European tour: Dublin, Glasgow, Paris, and Amsterdam.
Monitors engineer Jeremy Lemos, the Reader’s man on the Pavement tour, reports from Tokyo and explains Syphon Coffee.
Jason Ajemian & the HighLife promote their current tour with strange, silly video “diaries.”
A new art book, The Art of Touring, moves past the mythology of the road.
Chicago bands: need a vacation?
Pics of Kill Hannah’s tour-bus fire
Crossing America, with Kenyans
The great Gilberto Gil kicks off a US tour this week. Guess where he’s not playing?