June 24, 2012 - Though summer is barely underway, SoundSpike's tireless photographers have already logged time at a slew of festivals this year and turned out out plenty of great shots -- more than enough to warrant a look at some of their best work from the first half of 2012.
November 22, 2010 - Black Friday will get a new meaning in record stores the day after Thanksgiving this year. The "black" in this case refers to vinyl; the special edition offerings featuring music from U2, Metallica, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and Dr. Dog, among others. Many of the releases are live recordings.
August 25, 2010 - Veteran performers stormed the U.S. album-sales chart this week, though none posed much of a threat to Eminem's "Recovery," the only album to sell more than 100,000 copies in the week that ended Aug. 22.
September 8, 2009 - Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers recently announced the launch of a new website and an upcoming live anthology that will feature performances originally recorded in concert between 1978 and 2007, according to a press release.
November 12, 2008 - Inheriting her affinity for language and love of music from her father, published poet and professor Miller Williams, country/blues artist Lucinda Williams began writing at age 6, and started learning guitar six years later. By age 17, she performed her first live show with banjo player and friend Clark Jones.
September 26, 2008 - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers raised more than $85,000 for Habitat for Humanity through a special auction of front row and premium seats during their summer tour. All proceeds from the auction, including face value of the tickets, will go to Habitat's affiliates in areas affected by the June 2008 floods in the Midwest, according to a press release.
August 23, 2008 - The sun, which emerged briefly around 2 p.m., darted not 10 minutes later back behind a thick cover of cloud and fog (of the "stinging, cold" variety), and the temperature dropped accordingly. I'm no weatherman, but anyone headed out to the Lands for the remainder of the weekend, one bit of advice: wear layers.