1. My Morning Jacket 'Moves' Ahead

    September 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT There's a good reason why the sweeping compositions on My Morning Jacket's ATO/RCA debut, "It Still Moves," conjure images of wide-open spaces and rolling green hills. Indeed, the quintet spent its fo There's a good reason why the sweeping compositions on My Morning…

  2. Garota Moderna

    September 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A young Brazilian chanteuse performing standard bossa nova repertoire is nothing new. A young Brazilian chanteuse performing standard bossa nova repertoire is nothing new. What sets Rosalia de Souza apart is that she has gone looking for her roots in another country: Italy. In the process,…

  3. Big Star Compilation Boasts New Track

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rykodisc has set a Sept. 23 release date for "Big Star Story," a new best-of collection celebrating the career of Memphis-based power-pop icons Big Star. The set includes a newly recorded song, "Hot T Rykodisc has set a Sept. 23 release date for "Big Star Story," a…

  4. Update: Strokes, Kings Of Leon Team For Tour

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Just as the Strokes were taken under the wing of Guided By Voices and Weezer as opening acts in their formative days, the acclaimed New York quintet is continuing the tradition. The Strokes will bring Just as the Strokes were taken under the wing of Guided By Voices and Weezer as opening acts…

  5. 'Tailfeathers' Still Shakin' Singles Chart

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Shake Ya Tailfeather" from the "Bad Boys II" (Bad Boy/Universal) soundtrack cruises to a second-straight week atop Billboard's Hot 100. However, Beyoncé is making another run towards the top. Th "Shake Ya Tailfeather" from the "Bad Boys II" (Bad…

  6. Bassist Tobias Exits Guided By Voices

    September 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT On the eve of beginning an extensive touring schedule tonight (Sept. 3) in Boston, Guided By Voices Tim Tobias has left the band for unexplained reasons. On the eve of beginning an extensive touring schedule tonight (Sept. 3) in Boston, Guided By Voices Tim Tobias has left the band for…

  7. Gwen Stefani Teams With Outkast

    September 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Outkast's Andre 3000 is among the producers No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani has enlisted for her long-awaited debut solo album. Outkast's Andre 3000 is among the producers No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani has enlisted for her long-awaited debut solo album. In addition to producing…

  8. Breaking & Entering

    September 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Michael Franti and Kings Of Leon. FOR THE PEOPLE: When the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy emerged on the hip-hop scene in the early 1990s, there was talk that leader Michael Franti would grow into a sort of…

  9. Billboard Bits: Aerosmith, Bridge School, Guarini

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Aerosmith, Bridge School, Guarini As first tipped here in July, Aerosmith will headline the National Football League kick-off event Thursday (Sept. 4) at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The veteran rock act joins previously announced performers Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige and…

  10. Interpol, Keys, Cat Power Among Shortlist Finalists

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Albums by Interpol, Bright Eyes, Cat Power and the Black Keys are among the 10 finalists for the 2003 Shortlist Music Prize. The prize will be presented Oct. 5 as part of a concert/ceremony at Los Ang Albums by Interpol, Bright Eyes, Cat Power and the Black Keys are among the 10 finalists for…

  11. The Tangled Web

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Weekly column showcasing the Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: moe.down, Neil Young and Seal. FREE DOWN-MOE-DS: Jam band moe., whose fourth annual moe.down festival took place over the U.S. Labor Day holiday weekend (Aug. 29-31) at the Snow Ridge Ski resort in…

  12. 'Whistle Test' DVD Showcases Vintage Performances

    September 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The U.K.'s legendary '70s and '80s live rock-performance TV series "The Old Grey Whistle Test" (BBC Video) arrives on DVD Sept. 16. The disc contains 28 performance clips from such varied talents as J The U.K.'s legendary '70s and '80s live rock…

  13. Youth & Young Manhood

    August 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT It just may be time to stomp your feet and yell out loud. It just may be time to stomp your feet and yell out loud. The first full-length from Kings of Leon, fronted by three sons of a Pentecostal preacher, is a new Southern twist on the catch-all genre of garage rock. Gloriously embracing…

  14. Unleashed

    August 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bow Wow showcases a new, more mature attitude on his third set, "Unleashed." With mentor/So So Def CEO Jermaine Dupri no longer at the helm, Bow Wow took full creative control and enlisted a host of A Bow Wow showcases a new, more mature attitude on his third set, "Unleashed.…

  15. Morning Light

    August 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Organic house music may not be the flavor du jour on most dancefloors, but that does not prevent Atlanta-based producer/composer Chris Brann from pressing on. Organic house music may not be the flavor du jour on most dancefloors, but that does not prevent Atlanta-based producer/composer Chris…

  16. Mosquitos

    August 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In their self-titled debut album, Brazilian/American trio Mosquitos creates a musical landscape that finds the girl from Ipanema enjoying the sounds of indie-pop and Philip Glass. In their self-titled debut album, Brazilian/American trio Mosquitos creates a musical landscape that finds the…

  17. Performance Spectacles Reign Over MTV's 20th VMAs

    August 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With 14 of 21 awards given out during the three-hour broadcast from New York's Radio City Music Hall, performances ranging from pop to hip-hop to modern rock filled much of the show. The 20th annual MTV Video Music Awards began with a big surprise, with Britney Spears and Christina…

  18. Justin, Beyoncé, Coldplay Lead VMA Winners

    August 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé and Coldplay emerged as the top winners at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), held tonight (Aug. 28) at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The artists tied with thr Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé and Coldplay emerged as the top winners at the 2003 MTV Video…

  19. 2003 MTV Video Music Awards Winners

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT MTV Video Music Awards Winners Here are the winners of the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, handed out Aug. 28 at New York's Radio City Music Hall: Best video of the year: "Work It," Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott Best male video: "Cry Me a River," Justin…

  20. Billboard Bits: John Lee Hooker, Desert Sessions & More

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on John Lee Hooker, Desert Sessions & More The estate of bluesman John Lee Hooker has sealed a worldwide licensing deal with Eagle Rock Entertainment for audio and video projects featuring the late singer/guitarist, Billboard Bulletin reports. The first release under the agreement…

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