1. Alberta Cross / June 2, 2010 / Brooklyn, N.Y. (Music Hall of Williamsburg)

    June 07, 2010 5:29 PM EDT Armed with an array of Fender guitars and ten o'clock shadows, the members of blues-rock outfit Alberta Cross showed impressive stage polish and maturity during their June 2 show at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg, one of the final stops on the band's first headlining U.S…

  2. The Roots' Questlove Live Video Q&A

    May 07, 2010 9:35 AM EDT The Roots' Questlove Watch the Archived Video Roots drummer and " Late Night With Jimmy Fallon " bandleader Questlove did a live Billboard.com video interview on May 6 from backstage at the "Fallon" studio. He took your questions via Twitter, and divulged what its…

  3. New Orleans Jazz Fest / April 23-25 / Fairgrounds Racetrack

    April 27, 2010 6:00 PM EDT With three days of memorable performances by artists as varied as Simon and Garfunkel , Drake , My Morning Jacket , the Allman Brothers , and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band , the first weekend of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (April 23-25) demonstrated just why the yearly…

  4. The Roots Enlist John Legend and Jim James, Sample Joanna Newsom For New Album

    April 22, 2010 5:37 PM EDT The Roots have enlisted John Legend and My Morning Jacket main man Jim James to appear on "How I Got Over," the hip hop band's oft-delayed next album, Billboard sources have confirmed. In addition, the band is working on a track that samples Joanna Newsom's "Book of…

  5. Dr. Dog, "Shame Shame"

    April 16, 2010 3:23 PM EDT On its latest album, "Shame, Shame," Philadelphia rock band Dr. Dog combines elements of soul, "Sgt. Pepper"-esque psychedelia and old-fashioned rock'n'roll to highlight darker lyrical themes not found on previous releases. But balancing these cheery influences…

  6. Breaking & Entering: Laura Veirs

    February 08, 2010 12:42 PM EST Laura Veirs has had a great 2010 so far. The folk singer/songwriter's seventh studio album, "July Flame," recently debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Heatseekers and Folk charts. It has also been garnering unprecedented media attention, earning overwhelmingly positive reviews…

  7. My Morning Jacket Returning To Road With Preservation Hall Jazz Band

    January 29, 2010 3:20 PM EST M y Morning Jacket , the electrifying rock band that took nearly a year away from touring, is set to hit the road in April for a 9-date outing through several Southeastern states. The tour kicks off April 20 in Birmingham, Ala., winds up in Columbus, Ohio on May 2 an includes a stop at the…

  8. Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore "Dear Companion" Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 2:57 PM EST Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore, "Dear Companion" (Sub Pop) Release Date: February 16, 2010 After meeting on MySpace and trading e-mails about their mutual concerns about mountaintop removal coal mining, Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore decamped to My Morning Jacket frontman…

  9. Photos: Monsters of Folk Live In New York

    November 09, 2009 3:09 PM EST M. Ward , My Morning Jacket 's Jim James, and Bright Eyes ' Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis came together as Monsters of Folk for a pair of New York shows last week, including a Friday night gig uptown at the United Place Theater. Friday's performance found the quartet performing…

  10. Monsters of Folk Plots Fall Tour

    July 24, 2009 3:18 PM EDT Indie rock "super-group" Monsters of Folk -- consisting of Bright Eyes ' Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis, alongside M. Ward and My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James -- is hitting the road this fall, stopping at U.S. and Canadian theatres before heading over to Europe. The tour…

  11. Jim James Readies George Harrison Covers E.P., Monster Of Folk Album

    June 24, 2009 12:19 PM EDT Although roots-rock act My Morning Jacket are enjoying some much needed downtime after a big 2008, frontman Jim James isn't resting. For his first official solo outing, James will debut a George Harrison tribute EP entitled "Tribute To" under the name "Yim Yames" on…

  12. Beatles Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr Reunite At New York Benefit

    April 05, 2009 2:06 AM EDT The David Lynch Foundation's Transcendental Meditation benefit on Saturday (April 4) in New York became a Beatles reunion of sorts as Ringo Starr joined Paul McCartney on stage for the show's three-song finale. The pair's stint onstage together at Radio City Music Hall began…

  13. The Right 'Time': M. Ward

    February 06, 2009 4:05 PM EST Singer/songwriter M. Ward has seen his profile, and album sales, rise steadily in the past five years, and in 2008, he cracked the six-digit barrier for the first time thanks to the Merge debut from She & Him, his duet project with actress Zooey Deschanel. But Ward, who in the past has…

  14. Decemberists Back In 'Love' On New Album

    December 10, 2008 3:36 PM EST The Decemberists will return with another epic, story-driven album next spring in the form of "The Hazards of Love," due March 24 from Capitol. The narrative this time around concerns the trials and tribulations of Margaret, her lover William, the queen of a spooky forest and a rake…

  15. Billboard Bits: My Morning Jacket, Merge, Foo Fighters

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT My Morning Jacket has canceled its fall European tour, as frontman Jim James is still recovering from injuries suffered after a ... My Morning Jacket has canceled its fall European tour, as frontman Jim James is still recovering from injuries suffered after a stage fall this month in Iowa…

  16. MMJ's Jim James Falls From Stage In Iowa City

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James fell from the stage last night (Oct. 7) during the group's show in Iowa City, necessitating a trip to a local hospital and the cancellation of the rest of the gig. My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James fell from the stage last night (Oct. 7) during the…

  17. Rockers Band Together For Obama Events

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The National, the Breeders and My Morning Jacket's Jim James have joined the roster of musicians pledging their support for Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama. The National, the Breeders and My Morning Jacket's Jim James have joined the roster of musicians pledging their…

  18. Billboard Bits: James/Oberst/Ward, Lambchop, ARIA Hall of Fame

    July 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James, Bright Eyes leader Conor Oberst and singer/songwriter M. Ward are planning to release a collaborative album. My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James, Bright Eyes leader Conor Oberst and singer/songwriter M. Ward are planning to release a collaborative album.…

  19. Metallica, My Morning Jacket Sizzle On Bonnaroo Day One

    June 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In its first major U.S. outdoor festival date in several years, Metallica ran through a blistering, two-hour set Friday (June 13) to headline the first official day of music at the seventh Bonnaroo mu In its first major U.S. outdoor festival date in several years, Metallica ran through a…

  20. My Morning Jacket Plans New Year's At MSG

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, My Morning Jacket will play an "evening with" New Year's Eve concert on Dec. 31 at New York's Madison Square Garden, in what will be the band's biggest headlining show to date. Tickets fo As expected, My Morning Jacket will play an "evening with"…

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