Dashboard Confessional Plans Six-Week Tour

Dashboard Confessional Plans Six-Week Tour

Acoustic punk-leaning outfit Dashboard Confessional will launch its first tour of the new year March 1 in Fort Worth, Texas, wrapping April 17 on its home turf of Pompano, Fla. The band, led by singer/songwriter Chris Carrabba, is booked for two-night stands in a number of cities, including Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Chicago. The tour comes in support of Dashboard's second full-length set, "The Places You Have Come To Fear the Most" (Vagrant), which is No. 23 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums chart this week.
Full Kid Rock Tour Details Revealed

Full Kid Rock Tour Details Revealed

Dates and venues for rock-rapper Kid Rock's North American tour have finally been released. The trek will kick off Feb. 22 in Saginaw, Mich. Dates stretch into the spring, ending with a pair of festival performances: May 3 at Memphis' Beale Street Music Festival, and the following day at Atlanta's sprawling annual Music Midtown event.
Bob Mould Resurfaces With Three Albums

Bob Mould Resurfaces With Three Albums

Veteran rock artist Bob Mould will return this year with a trio of albums intended to mark a new direction for the ex-Husker Du/Sugar frontman. The artist has not released a new album since 1998's "The Last Dog and Pony Show" (Rykodisc), which reached No. 11 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart. First up is "Modulate," a half-guitar-based, half-electronic album due March 12 from Mould's own Granary Music imprint.
Loretta Lynn To Get Doctorate

Loretta Lynn To Get Doctorate

The Coal Miner's Daughter soon will receive a new moniker -- Dr. Loretta Lynn. The University of Kentucky's board of trustees has approved an honorary doctorate for the 66-year-old country singer and Johnson County, Ky., native. Lynn will receive the honorary doctorate in arts at a ceremony during the Society for American Music's 28th annual meeting March 6-10 on the university's Lexington campus.
Latin Lovers/Canciones de Amor

Latin Lovers/Canciones de Amor

Compilations of romantic Latin standards are about as common as compilations of Cuban music, with the main difference being that they've been floating around for years.
Mountain to Mohamed

Mountain to Mohamed

This release has enjoyed great success in Europe, and it's not difficult to understand how that happened.
3968CR13

3968CR13

It's great to hear from a Marseille-based group.
A Walk to Remember

A Walk to Remember

Despite a quality recording history that includes a handful of shoulda-been-smashes, Mandy Moore has been viewed by the world at large as a teen-pop also-ran to Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera.
Frontier

Frontier

A departure from the loungey vibe of the group's first disc, At the Risk of Sounding Pretentious, a pared-down Lifestyle (from 12 to four members) offers Frontier, a hook-laden collection of pure synth-pop.
Good Life

Good Life

Julian is a folk-inspired singer/songwriter who has the praise of colleagues like Randy Newman but has yet to connect with mainstream consumers.
Anything Anytime Anywhere: Singles 1979-2002

Anything Anytime Anywhere: Singles 1979-2002

Keep Movin' On doubles as a vocal accompaniment to VH1's recent illuminating Legends special about the charismatic soul/pop singer responsible for such '50s and '60s hits as "You Send Me" and "Wonderful World." A lover of music and a voracious reader, Cooke constantly experimented during an all-too-brief career that found him creatively pairing banjos, flutes, lush strings, and French horns with gospel harmonies.
Anything Anytime Anywhere: Singles 1979-2002

Anything Anytime Anywhere: Singles 1979-2002

More than 20 years ago, when he already had a decade's worth of albums under his belt, Canadian singer/songwriter Bruce Cockburn was advertised to American consumers as "Canada's best-kept secret." Still a relative unknown south of the border, Cockburn's new singles collection should help secure his deserved spot in the domestic pop landscape.
HIP-HOPSpiritual Minded

HIP-HOPSpiritual Minded

Rap pioneer KRS-One has traveled a long way since he and DJ Scott La Rock laid down the facts of inner-city street life on 1987's Criminal Minded.

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