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Mumford and Sons Conclude Tour, Announce Hiatus

Friday night, folks in Bonner Springs, KS saw the last performance anyone is apparently going to see from Mumford and Sons for awhile. Keyboardist Ben Lovett told Rolling Stone earlier in the week that at the conclusion of the band’s Babel tour, the guys were planning to go on hiatus for what is described as an extended and indefinite length of time. “There won’t be any Mumford & Sons activity […]

Highlights From Glastonbury 2013

After taking a break for the Olympics last year, Glastonbury returned in style this past weekend with a genre and generation-spanning line up which prompted founder Michael Eavis to declare it the best festival he’s ever done. Of course, the world’s most famous dairy farmer may have been slightly swayed by the fact that he had finally managed to persuade The Rolling Stones to grace one of his many stages […]

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With Ted Dwane Making a “Steady Recovery”, Mumford & Sons Reschedule Tour

Good news on several fronts from the Mumford & Sons camp this week. First and foremost, the bandmates report that bassist Ted Dwane “is making a steady recovery from his recent operation.” Secondly, happily for the fans, the band will be hitting the road again soon. Mumford & Sons plan to keep this weekend’s slot at Glastonbury 2013 (rumor has it that Dwane himself may play). They have also announced […]

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Music News Week In Review (June 15 Edition)

Lots of interesting music news headlines this week—possibly more than you could keep up with. On weeks like this, as regular MIMO readers know, we like to give you a Saturday morning recap of some of the more noteworthy (and some not-so-noteworthy) music stories you might have missed. So here you go. You’re welcome.   MUMFORD & SONS BASSIST TED DWAYNE RECOVERING FROM BRAIN SURGERY The Internet was abuzz this […]

Bonnaroo 2013 Gets Underway, Mumford & Sons Cancel Appearance

Thursday evening on the noted farm in Manchester, TN, Bonnaroo 2013 officially got underway, drawing thousands of music fans from around the world to camp out for four days to hear hundreds of big name and rising bands at one of America’s largest annual outdoor summer festivals. Opening night was an evening for the up-and-comers, as some of music’s rising stars took the stage—including Killer Mike, Alt-J, Father John Misty, […]

Best Pop Albums of 2012

Over the past few years, it seems pop music in general has slowly emerging from a slump, with the sterile electro-pop sounds and autotune being balanced out by a bit more in the way of folk, rock and acoustic elements. This growing diversity of sound is reflected in some of this 2012’s best pop albums, as you’ll see in my list below. It was actually a bit difficult to put […]

Grammy Award Nominations 2013 Recap

As has become the custom, this year’s Grammy Award nominations were announced last night via a live prime-time telecast, broadcast on CBS and hosted this year by LL Cool J and Taylor Swift. This year’s nomination show took place in Nashville, and understandably the live performances were dominated (but not monopolized) by the town’s country vibe. The Band Perry and Dierks Bentley set the tone for the evening by kicking […]

Music News Week In Review (October 6 Edition)

So…our music news headlines this week cover no fewer than three bands (or former bands) celebrating 50-year anniversaries. Call it a mostly retro-themed week in review. Anyhow…here are a few headlines you might have missed recently.   BEATLES FANS OBSERVE 50-YEAR ANNIVERSARY BY BREAKING RECORD IN LIVERPOOL You’ll find lots of odd facts in the Guinness Book of World Records—among them, the most number of Beatles fans who gathered in […]

Mumford & Sons “Babel”: More Of What We Love

Glassnote (2012)

For fans captivated by Mumford & Sons’ lead single “I Will Wait,” the wait is over. Babel, the sophomore release by the sweetheart band of the indie-folk revival, gives us a fresh dose of the sounds we’ve grown to love about this band over the past couple of years. Given the option of exploring new ground or improving on their current sound, Mumford & Sons apparently opted for the latter, […]

Mumford & Sons Release Red Rocks Concert Video for “I Will Wait”

In case you needed another reason to get excited about the new Mumford & Sons album Babel (slated for a September 24 release), the band has released a live concert video for the new single “I Will Wait.” The video was shot during the second night of the band’s two-night stint at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, in front of a capacity crowd that was obviously very […]

Mumford & Sons Release Foretaste of “Babel” with “I Will Wait”

This week, Mumford & Sons officially unveiled “I Will Wait,” the first single from their much-anticipated upcoming release Babel—signaling to the fans that they won’t have to—er—wait much longer. For the past couple of years, UK-based Mumford & Sons have been riding the crest of the wave of the neo-folk revival, drawing fans across many genres to become one of the most popular acts in the world today. Their debut […]