1. Wilco: In The Comfort Zone

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Wilco loft takes up a full floor of a nondescript building in Chicago's Irving Park. This expansive place could use a paint job and some new rugs, but it's cozy in a way that makes you feel like y The Wilco loft takes up a full floor of a nondescript building in Chicago's…

  2. Wilco Bassist Stirratt Juggling Multiple Deliveries

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Wilco bassist John Stirratt has a lot to be thankful for, but for the first time in ages, his commitments to the acclaimed Chicago band are getting in the way of an important milestone. Wilco bassist John Stirratt has a lot to be thankful for, but for the first time in ages, his commitments…

  3. Kim Gordon Crafts Film, Sonic Youth Preps Rarities

    October 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sonic Youth principal Kim Gordon will offer the U.S. premiere of her film, "Perfect Partner," and participate in a live performance of the soundtrack this Friday (Oct. 27) and Saturday at Montclair St Sonic Youth principal Kim Gordon will offer the U.S. premiere of her film, "…

  4. Newsom Follows Orchestral Muse Underwater On 'Ys'

    September 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT "The things I wanted to write about, the ideas I was interested in, demanded longer songs," Newsom tells Billboard.com. Indie chanteuse Joanna Newsom went to the depths of the ocean for her sophomore set, " Ys ," due Nov. 14 via Drag City. The effort, which surrounds her…

  5. Sonic Youth Celebrates 'Ripped' At CBGB

    June 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sonic Youth kicked off its summer tour by cramming onto the stage at New York's famed CBGB last night (June 13), hours after the release of its new Geffen studio album, "Rather Ripped." Sonic Youth kicked off its summer tour by cramming onto the stage at New York's famed…

  6. 'Rip' And Tear

    June 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sonic Youth is back to a quartet on "Rather Ripped," out this week via Geffen. The 12-track set is the band's first to not feature longtime collaborator Jim O'Rourke since 1998's "A Thousand Leaves." Sonic Youth is back to its core quartet on "Rather…

  7. 18OnTV

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 1 - 7, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 1 “The Tony Danza Show,” Syndicated Featured artist(s): James Hill (also scheduled: Brooke Burns, Matt Daves). “TRL,” MTV Featured artist(s): Fort Minor. “The Apprentice,” NBC Featured artist(s): Burt Bacharach. “Phil Vassar: Piano…

  8. Sonic Youth Launching Summer Tour At CBGB

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sonic Youth will launch its summer tour with a June 13 show at legendary New York rock club CBGB, marking its first appearance at the venue since 1992. The group's new studio album, "Rather Ripped," w Sonic Youth will launch its summer tour with a June 13 show at legendary New…

  9. Sonic Youth 'Rips' On New CD, Pearl Jam Tour

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sonic Youth will release its next album, "Rather Ripped," June 13 via Geffen. The band will support the set via several July dates with Pearl Jam and is also eyeing a run with the Flaming Lips. Sonic Youth will release its next album, "Rather Ripped," June 13 via Geffen.…

  10. Furry Things

    March 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Despite the rigors of recording and touring with Wilco, Jeff Tweedy found time last fall to complete work on "Born Again in the U.S.A.," his second album with artist/producer Jim O'Rourke and Wilco dr Despite the rigors of recording and touring with Wilco, Jeff Tweedy found…

  11. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    February 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST A modern-day tribute to the music of the legendary Sly & the Family Stone, a country album from actor Rick Moranis, the U.S. debut of Mylo and a new album from singer/songwriter Sarah Harmer are p The Jack Johson-helmed soundtrack to the animated film "Curious George" (Brushfire…

  12. Indie Rockers Sign On For Arthurball, No Fun Fest

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST A host of notable names have signed on for two upcoming indie-centric music festivals. A host of notable names have signed on for two upcoming indie-centric music festivals. First up is the inaugural Arthurball, which will be held Feb. 25-26 at the Echo and Ex-Plex in Los Angeles. The event…

  13. Loose Fur 'Born Again' On Sophomore CD

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Although Loose Fur played a handful of shows in support of the debut album, no live dates are in the works in conjunction with "Born Again in the U.S.A.," according to a Drag City spokesperson. As first tipped here in October, rock trio Loose Fur, which features Wilco's Jeff…

  14. Sonic Youth Begins Recording New Album

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sonic Youth has begun recording its next Geffen studio album at Sear Sound Studio in New York, where the group put such prior albums as "Sister" and "Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star" to tape. Sonic Youth has begun recording its next Geffen studio album at Sear…

  15. Orton Eyeing Spring Tour, M. Ward Collab

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Beth Orton will hit the road in support of her next album, "Comfort of Strangers," beginning in March in the United Kingdom. Singer/songwriter Beth Orton will hit the road in support of her next album, "Comfort of Strangers," beginning in March in the…

  16. Admirers Sign On For Fahey Tribute

    November 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Disciples pay homage on "I Am the Resurrection: A Tribute to John Fahey," to be issued Feb. 14 by Vanguard, eight days short of the fifth anniversary of Fahey's death. In 1965, John Fahey released "The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death," an album of guitar solos. …

  17. Orton Seeking 'Comfort' With New Album

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST British singer/songwriter Beth Orton will release her fourth studio album, “Comfort of Strangers,” Feb. 7 via Astralwerks. British singer/songwriter Beth Orton will release her fourth studio album, “Comfort of Strangers,” Feb. 7 via Astralwerks. The 14-track set was produced by Jim O'…

  18. Tweedy Tackling Loose Fur, Golden Smog CDs

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST In between touring and making a new record with Wilco, frontman Jeff Tweedy is returning to two prior side projects. In between touring and making a new record with Wilco, frontman Jeff Tweedy is returning to two prior side projects. First up is Loose Fur, his trio with producer/artist Jim O&…

  19. Sonic Youth Moving On Without O'Rourke

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sonic Youth will record its next studio album without the aid of multi-instrumentalist Jim O'Rourke, who has been part of the band on stage and in the studio since 2002's "Murray Street." Sonic Youth will record its next studio album without the aid of multi…

  20. Billboard Bits: Sonic Youth, MuchMusic, Troiano & More

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Sonic Youth, MuchMusic, Dominic Troiano & More As it prepares to launch a European tour Saturday (May 28) in Barcelona, Sonic Youth is also prepping a series of upcoming releases. According to its official Web site , the group is "putting the finishing touches" on a…

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