April 15, 2009 - The Mars Volta will release its fifth studio album, "Octahedron," June 23, according to a press release. The album follows last year's "The Bedlam In Goliath," which featured the Grammy Award-winning song "Wax Simulacra."
October 29, 2008 - Day 2 of the 10th annual Voodoo Music Experience was headlined by Nine Inch Nails, who played pro bono in 2005, when the event was offered to the people of New Orleans free of charge in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
September 30, 2008 - Last weekend's Austin City Limits Festival went off without a hitch, hosting over 130 bands under perfect weather conditions. The seventh edition of the three-day festival was packed to capacity. For a full report see Tara Hall's extensive review of all the highlights.