1. Chicago Singer Nora O'Connor's One Hot Summer

    June 11, 2010 2:03 PM EDT For Chicago singer Nora O'Connor , the summer of 2010 is shaping up to be the highest-profile of her career. After a year of occasional dates and TV performances with Neko Case (alongside her regular harmonizer Kelly Hogan ) and a one-off reunion show with her former alt-country…

  2. The Sea & Cake Energized For Eighth Album

    July 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Sea & Cake frontman Sam Prekop concedes "Car Alarm," the Chicago indie rock institution's eighth studio album, "does feel much more upbeat and as much in your face as the Sea & Cake can be The Sea & Cake frontman Sam Prekop concedes "Car Alarm,"…

  3. Thrill Jockey Bands Cover Each Other On Boxed Set

    October 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Thrill Jockey bands old and new have recorded songs for a boxed set to celebrate the Chicago label's 15th birthday. Bands were asked to choose a song to cover by any other act on the roster; the resul Thrill Jockey bands old and new have recorded songs for a boxed set to celebrate the…

  4. Sam Prekop and Archer Prewitt / March 19, 2006 / Brooklyn, N.Y. (Southpaw)

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST "Man, are we the driest act in rock?," Sam Prekop asked his Sea and Cake colleague Archer Prewitt during a tuning break last night (March 19) in Brooklyn, N.Y. The crowd cracked up, but only because P "Man, are we the driest act in rock?," Sam Prekop asked his Sea and Cake…

  5. Billboard Bits: Kanye West, The Police, Prekop/Prewitt

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Kanye West, The Police, Prekop/Prewitt Kanye West has been chosen to reinterpret the classic "Mission: Impossible" theme song for the third installment in the Tom Cruise-starring film franchise, which opens May 5 in U.S. theaters. The theme was previously performed by the U2…

  6. Hot Product

    March 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sam Prekop ’Professor’ Sam Sea & Cake vocalist/guitarist Sam Prekop will release his second solo album, "Who's Your New Professor," this week via Thrill Jockey. Without abandoning the stylistic precedent set on 1999's acclaimed, Brazilian-leaning self-titled effort,…

  7. Hot Product

    January 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The latest album from singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco, "Knuckle Down," co-produced by Joe Henry (Righteous Babe). A new album from veteran synth-pop act Erasure, "Nightbird" (Mute). The latest release…

  8. Billboard Bits: NIN, '100 Acts Of Support,' Eels

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Nine Inch Nails, '100 Acts Of Support,' Eels Nine Inch Nails have announced their first live dates in four years, which will take place March 30-31 at London's Astoria. Tickets go on sale Saturday (Jan. 22) to the general public but members of Nine Inch Nails'…

  9. Billboard Bits: Doves, Gruff Rhys, Early Day Miners

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Doves, Gruff Rhys, Early Day Miners U.K. rock outfit Doves will release its third studio album, "Some Cities," Feb. 21 via Parlophone internationally. It will be preceded by the single "Black and White Town," which will be released commercially on Feb. 7. The track…

  10. Prekop Plots Next Solo Mission

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sea & Cake vocalist/guitarist Sam Prekop will release his second solo album, "Who's Your New Professor," in March via Thrill Jockey. Sea & Cake vocalist/guitarist Sam Prekop will release his second solo album, "Who's Your New Professor," in March via…

  11. Wilco, Spoon, SFA Give To Charity Album

    September 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Wilco, Super Furry Animals, Spoon and Bright Eyes are among the artists who will contribute rare material ... Wilco, Super Furry Animals, Spoon and Bright Eyes are among the artists who will contribute rare material to the third volume of the charity compilation series "The Amos House…

  12. Sea & Cake Plans Tour, New Mini-Album

    March 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Barely a month after it released its latest Thrill Jockey album, "One Bedroom," Chicago-based rock quartet the Sea & Cake has another mini-album ready to go. Due May 8 from Thrill Jockey, the seve Barely a month after it released its latest Thrill Jockey album, "One Bedroom…

  13. Tortoise, Trans Am To Help Thrill Jockey Celebrate

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A host of acts from the Thrill Jockey roster will descend on New York Sept. 5-7 to celebrate the eclectic Chicago-based label's 10th anniversary. The event kicks off at Irving Plaza, with performances A host of acts from the Thrill Jockey roster will descend on New York Sept. 5-7 to…