1. Aimee Mann, Jon Hamm Channel 'Til Tuesday In New 'Labrador' Video

    September 18, 2012 1:05 PM EDT Hmm, the singer/songwriter's new clip looks a bit like the one for 'Voices Carry,' doesn't it? Aimee Mann 's voice still carries, more creatively than ever. In the video for "Labrador," from her eighth studio album, "Charmer" - both released today …

  2. Bob Mould Talks 'Copper Blue' Shows and His Possibly 'Loud Guitar' Next Album

    February 27, 2012 8:38 PM EST On Friday night at San Francisco's Noise Pop festival, Bob Mould played Sugar's 1993 album "Copper Blue" from front to back for the first time in his career. The post-punk icon plans to take the album on the road, the latest look back in what's become a retrospective…

  3. Noise Pop: Flaming Lips, Bob Mould Salute Festival's 20th Anniversary

    February 21, 2012 5:20 PM EST San Francisco's Noise Pop music festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this week, a birthday a million squiggly guitar riffs in the making. "I don't think we ever thought that far ahead," producer Jordan Kurland told Billboard.com. "And then [when] we started…

  4. New Pornographers Call On Horatio Sanz, Ted Leo in Drag for 'Moves'

    February 07, 2011 5:40 PM EST Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member? Check. Cocaine-covered pizza? Check. Ted Leo as a woman? Check again! The New Pornographers' just-premiered video for "Moves" possesses all this and more. Presented as a trailer for a mock film -- "Moves: The Rise and…

  5. Billboard Bits: Jay-Z, Kat DeLuna, Bob Mould

    January 07, 2009 3:19 PM EST Jay-Z will salute President-elect Barack Obama with a Jan. 19 concert at Washington, D.C.'s Warner Theater, at which he'll be backed by a live band. Tickets for "An Evening with Jay-Z in Concert on The Eve of Change" go on sale Friday (Jan. 9) from Ticketmaster. Jay-Z…

  6. Pollard Finds 'Normal Happiness' On New Album

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Former Guided By Voices leader Robert Pollard will on Oct. 10 release his second Merge solo album of the year, "Normal Happiness." Former Guided By Voices leader Robert Pollard will on Oct. 10 release his second Merge solo album of the year, "Normal Happiness." As first…

  7. Pollard Unveils Solo Tour Dates

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST So far, dates are scattered through late April, but more are expected to be added, including a mid-March appearance at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. As first reported here last month, former Guided By Voices frontman Robert Pollard will begin Jan. 26 in Athens, Ga., two…

  8. Pollard's Plans: Two Solo Albums, Tour

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Having recently signed a solo deal with Merge that will be inaugurated with the Jan. 26 release of "From a Compound Eye," former Guided By Voices frontman Robert Pollard has already recorded its follo Having recently signed a solo deal with Merge that will be inaugurated with the…

  9. Update: Final GBV Show Heading To DVD

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Guided By Voices' New Year's Eve 2004 blow-out at Chicago's Cabaret Metro, which also doubled as the final show of its storied career, will be released on DVD later this fall. Guided By Voices' New Year's Eve 2004 blow-out at Chicago's Cabaret Metro, which also…

  10. Farrar Gets The 'Blues' On New Album

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Alt-country veteran Jay Farrar will release a new, 23-track studio album, "Terroir Blues" on June 24. Marking the debut release through his own Act/Resist imprint via Artemis, the former Uncle Tupelo/ Alt-country veteran Jay Farrar will release a new, 23-track studio album, "…

  11. Jay Farrar Spreads His Solo Wings

    September 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Explaining the dissolution of alt-country faves Son Volt, singer/songwriter Jay Farrar, the band's former leader, has no dramatic stories to tell. After the lauded group finished its final tour early Explaining the dissolution of alt-country faves Son Volt, singer/songwriter Jay Farrar,…