1. Yep Roc Celebrates 15 Years With Concerts, Rarities

    May 16, 2012 12:15 PM EDT Exclusive Premiere: Watch Robyn Hitchcock's 'There Goes the Ice' Video Yep Roc Records will celebrate 15 years with a three-night birthday party. The indie label's Yep Roc 15 concerts will be held October 11-13 at the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, North Carolina, and…

  2. SXSW 2012: 8 Things Seen & Heard Wednesday

    March 15, 2012 3:30 PM EDT Which R&B hitmaker is looking to collaborate with Shakira this month? How did The Staves deal with a chatty crowd at their show? Here's 8 things from Day 1 of South By Southwest 2012 that you may have missed -- even if you were there. Billboard @ SXSW • PHOTOS: The Scene From Austin …

  3. Big Star Film an 'Unofficial Work in Progress'

    March 12, 2012 3:00 PM EDT The documentary "Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me" is still "an unofficial work in progress" according to director Drew Denicola. But that's not stopping he and his partners from rolling it out for a sneak peak at this week's South By Southwest movie and music…

  4. R.E.M.'s Mike Mills Q&A: 'I Feel Oddly Liberated'

    November 14, 2011 1:03 PM EST Talks Timing of New Career Retrospective, 'Manipulative' Farewell Tours & Telling Bill Berry The first thing you notice when chatting with erstwhile What are the songs you'll miss performing the most? I don't know about a particular song so much as I will miss playing…

  5. Yo La Tengo, Big Star, Jesse Malin Honor Alex Chilton at Benefit Tribute

    July 30, 2010 3:50 PM EDT When Alex Chilton died of heart failure on March 17 of this year , his pioneering power pop band Big Star was booked to play a high-profile showcase at SXSW three days later. The news hit on the first night of the festival, which had gathered countless musicians directly or indirectly…

  6. Alex Chilton's Life, Music Honored At SXSW

    March 21, 2010 10:00 AM EDT The late Alex Chilton was memorialized by colleagues, friends and admirers on Saturday at South By Southewest -- with words and, most importantly, with music. Following a warmly reverent and nostalgic afternoon panel at the Austin Convention Center -- with Big Star co-founders Jody Stephens…

  7. SXSW Day 2 Brings STP, Cheap Trick Performances, Alex Chilton Tributes

    March 19, 2010 1:45 PM EDT The music kicked into high gear on the second full day of the South By Southwest Music Festival + Conference in Austin, TX, though the celebrations were tempered by sadness as fans and fellow musicians reacted to the death of Alex Chilton . Big Star 's Jody Stephens said he felt "a…

  8. Alex Chilton Memorial Gig At SXSW To Feature M. Ward, R.E.M.'s Mike Mills

    March 18, 2010 6:50 PM EDT Big Star 's Jody Stephens said he felt "a little numb" in the wake of the death of bandmate Alex Chilton but said the show -- and panel discussion -- should go on at this week's South By Southwest Music Festival + Conference. "Y'know, it's a way of including…

  9. 25OnTV

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 19-25, 2006. MONDAY, JUNE 19 "Imus in the Morning," MSNBC Featured artist(s): Dwight Yoakam. "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Corinne Bailey Rae (also scheduled: Nicole Richie). "Today," NBC Featured artist(s):…

  10. Escovedo Recording New Album With Cale

    November 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Alejandro Escovedo is working on a new album that is being produced by Velvet Underground co-founder John Cale. Alejandro Escovedo is working on a new album that is being produced by Velvet Underground co-founder John Cale. Due early next year, the as-yet-untitled set will be the singer…

  11. Billboard Bits: Sinead O'Connor, dB's, ATHfest

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Sinead O'Connor, dB's, ATHfest Musical pairings from throughout Irish vocalist Sinead O'Connor's career have been compiled for "Collaborations," due June 21 via Capitol/EMI. The 17-track collection is highlighted by tracks with Peter Gabriel ("Blood…

  12. Ono, MMW To Play Benefits For NYC Club

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Yoko Ono, Medeski Martin & Wood and Jim O'Rourke are among the artists that will play benefit shows to help raise funds for New York club Tonic. Yoko Ono, Medeski Martin & Wood and Jim O'Rourke are among the artists that will play benefit shows to help raise funds for New…

  13. Hot Product

    July 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alejandro Escovedo A Star-Studded Tribute A top-shelf roster of artists has pitched in for "Por Vida," a tribute album for singer/songwriter Alejandro Escovedo due this week via Or Music. The set also boasts a previously unreleased track by the tribute's subject himself.…

  14. I'm Staying Out

    May 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Gorgeous" is the best term for this second full-length solo effort by former Whiskeytown vocalist/fiddler Caitlin Cary. "Gorgeous" is the best term for this second full-length solo effort by former Whiskeytown vocalist/fiddler Caitlin Cary. Performing with her working…

  15. Billboard Bits: Mariah Carey, Simple Plan, Caitlin Cary

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Mariah Carey, Simple Plan, Caitlin Cary The National Basketball Association (NBA) has tapped Mariah Carey to perform during the halftime break in its 52nd annual All-Star Game, set for Feb. 9 in Atlanta. The performance will air live on the TNT cable network in the U.S., and will be…

  16. Ex-Whiskeytown Principals Forge Ahead

    October 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Former Whiskeytown frontman Ryan Adams has captured major media attention since setting off on his own. Now, two of his former bandmates are pressing forward with their own solo projects. First up is Former Whiskeytown frontman Ryan Adams has captured major media attention since setting off…

  17. A Man Under the Influence

    May 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Escovedo did his first four albums without producer Chris Stamey and his last two with Stamey, and it matters. Escovedo did his first four albums without producer Chris Stamey and his last two with Stamey, and it matters. Stamey knows what to do with Escovedo's songs; he is a producer…

  18. Whiskeytown's Cary Plans 'Ponyball' Release

    May 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Caitlin Cary, fiddler/singer of now defunct alt-country heroes Whiskeytown, is working on songs for "Ponyball," her first full-length solo album. Helping Cary on the set are two of her former bandmate Caitlin Cary, fiddler/singer of now defunct alt-country heroes Whiskeytown, is…

  19. Hot Product for Monday, March 5, 2001

    March 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing albums from Aerosmith, Eve, Delbert McClinton, Pam Tillis, Blake Babies, Amy Ray. 'Push' Harder Aerosmith's "Just Push Play" (Columbia) is the first self-produced album of the band's career. And if the success of first single "Jaded" (in its…