MUSIC, ROCK

SiriusXM U: Download 15 Countdown (9/28/2013)

This week on the SiriusXM U Download 15 Countdown MGMT steps aside and settles for second after CHVRCHES’ catchy We Sink jumps to first place, and Arcade Fire and Arctic Monkeys continue hanging on. It sure is great to see Mazzy Star … Continued

CHRISTIAN, ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC, POP, ROCK, TV

4 Channels 1 Question: If your channel was a late night talk show, who would be your house band?

We had 4 SXM channels imagine themselves as a late night talk show and asked the question, who would be your house band? Octane = Volbeat “If Octane was a late night show, Volbeat would be the house band because … Continued

COUNTDOWNS, MUSIC, ROCK

SiriusXM U: Download 15 Countdown (9/22/13)

SiriusXM U is the cutting edge of new rock with artists from all over the world. This week we see the latest from hipster groovers MGMT holding the top spot while some very familiar faces return, namely Arcade Fire, Arctic … Continued

MUSIC, ROCK

LISTEN: Pure Bathing Culture covers Fleetwood Mac

Portland’s Pure Bathing Culture are one of our favorite discoveries of 2013. They’re featured on this week’s episode of Sirius XMU Sessions where they dropped down this vibe-y cover of Fleetwood Mac’s classic, Dreams.

MUSIC, ROCK

LISTEN: Arctic Monkeys put new spin on Do I Wanna Know

There’s no denying it, Arctic Monkeys are in the midst of a massive resurgence. Their new album AM just debuted at #6 on the U.S. album charts and the lead single Do I Wanna Know is shaping up to be … Continued

ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC

What’s On: CeeLo Green, the Americana Awards, Hispanic Heritage Month and more!

Today’s a little bit country and a little bit rock ‘n’ roll… with a healthy dose of Hip Hop and Spanish rock in there for good measure. The Ed Lover Show with CeeLo Green Wednesday 5:30 pm ET on Backspin (rebroadcasts Fri. … Continued

MUSIC, ROCK

SiriusXM U’s top 10 Arcade Fire picks

Where does Arcade Fire’s new song Reflektor rank among the Montreal band’s best? We asked the estimable brains behind SiriusXM U for their estimation.     10. Crown of Love 9. Intervention 8. Reflektor (“Yeah, we really like Reflektor this much … Continued

ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC, POP CULTURE, ROCK, TV

Regina Spektor’s Orange Is the New Black theme song now playing SiriusXM U

Are you watching the new hit Netflix series “Orange is the New Black?” SiriusXM U program director Rob Cross is, and he’s psyched to see the new Regina Spektor single getting some exposure on this cutting edge drama. “The theme … Continued

MUSIC, ROCK

Dirty Projectors give “Impregnable Question” new sound

It got down and dirty in the SiriusXM studios when American indie rock band Dirty Projectors came in to perform. Fans of the six-person band will be excited to hear this alternate version of their song “Impregnable Question.”

MUSIC, ROCK

LISTEN: Trent Reznor Talks Influences and His New Band How to Destroy Angels

Trent Reznor and his wife/collaborator Mariqueen Maandig sat with Jenny in the SiriusXM U studios to talk about their new band How to Destroy Angels, their early influences like Bowie and Talking Heads, and what has changed about the way … Continued