1. 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…

  2. Jon Spencer Reignites Blues Explosion For Reissue Series

    October 30, 2009 10:15 AM EDT Jon Spencer is deep into Heavy Trash , his continuing collaboration with Matt Verta-Ray, but next year will see the return of the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion . In retrospect, at least. Starting in the late spring, Shout! Factory will begin a catalog campaign that includes a new best-of…

  3. Heavy Trash Goes 'Way Out' On Second Album

    August 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bluesmen Jon Spencer and Matt Verta Ray, known together as Heavy Trash, will return Sept. 4 with their sophomore album, "Going Way Out With Heavy Trash," via Yep Roc. Bluesmen Jon Spencer and Matt Verta Ray, known together as Heavy Trash, will return Sept. 4 with their sophomore…

  4. Spencer, Allstars Collaboration Due In August

    June 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT An album Jon Spencer made in 2001 with the Dickinson Brothers of the North Mississippi Allstars and previously only available in Japan will be issued in North America this summer. An album Jon Spencer made in 2001 with the Dickinson brothers of the North Mississippi Allstars that was…

  5. Hot Product

    April 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: Pianist Jim Brickman's "Grace" (RCA Victor), featuring a guest appearance by vocalist Michael Bolton. Experimental electronic music duo Autechre's "Untilted" (Warp). Rapper Matisyahu's …

  6. Matador Celebrates 15 With Triple-Disc Set

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Matador Records will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a double-disc collection of favorite tracks and rarities, plus a DVD of music videos. Matador Records will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a double-disc collection of favorite tracks and rarities, plus a DVD of music videos. The…

  7. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (Sept. 27-Oct. 2, 2004)

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Sept. 27-Oct. 2, 2004) The air is crisper and the days a little bit shorter. The leaves are starting to turn. Autumn has arrived! And with it comes a seemingly renewed approach by the suppliers of television…

  8. Sinatra Plants A New 'Kiss'

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nancy Sinatra has set a Sept. 28 release date for her new, self-titled album for Morrissey's Attack imprint via Sanctuary. Nancy Sinatra has set a Sept. 28 release date for her new, self-titled album for Morrissey's Attack imprint via Sanctuary. As previously reported , the first…

  9. 2003 Music Video Production Association Awards

    April 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music Video Production Association Awards The following are the nominees for the 2003 Music Video Production Assn. Awards, to be presented May 8 at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. The awards are given to the video's director and production company, except for categories…

  10. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion's Rocking 'Fang'

    March 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST "It was kind of a challenge for us," Jon Spencer offers, relaxing at the Matador Records offices in lower Manhattan. "We just wanted to make a more traditional record. And, personally, I was looking f "It was kind of a challenge for us," Jon Spencer offers, relaxing…

  11. Billboard Bits: JSBX, Allman Bros., Dimitri From Paris

    January 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Allman Bros., Dimitri From Paris Gritty New York rock outfit Jon Spencer Blues Explosion has set an April 9 release date for "Plastic Fang," its first Matador album since 1998's "Acme," which debuted at No. 8 on Billboard's…