1. Calexico, Iron & Wine Preview EP In New York

    July 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT At the end of its set, the group invited Iron & Wine mastermind Sam Beam on stage to debut the songs "He Lays in the Reins" and "Prison on Route 41" from "In the Reins," due Sept. 20 via Overcoat Calexico gave fans a taste of its upcoming EP with Iron &…

  2. Calexico Cooking Up New Album

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Arizona-based rock act Calexico is at work on its next studio album, which should be out in the spring of 2006 via Touch & Go. Arizona-based rock act Calexico is at work on its next studio album, which should be out in the spring of 2006 via Touch & Go. "We did some work here in…

  3. Billboard Bits: Iron & Wine, Podcasts, Big Al Downing

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Iron & Wine, Podcasts, Big Al Downing Iron & Wine's Sam Beam is planning to hit the studio in early 2006 to begin recording his third Sub Pop album. The artist tells Billboard.com he is hoping to release the new set later in the year. "Honestly, there's kind of…

  4. Iron & Wine, Calexico Readying EP, Tour

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Indie rock touchstones Iron & Wine and Calexico have teamed for a seven-song EP, "In the Reins," which will be released Sept. 20 via Overcoat Recordings. Indie rock touchstones Iron & Wine and Calexico have teamed for a seven-song EP, "In the Reins," which will be…

  5. Billboard Bits: Jammys, Slint, NYC Summer Concerts

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Jammys, Slint, NYC Summer Concerts Patti Smith, former Phish bassist Mike Gordon, Nellie McKay, Huey Lewis, Mavis Staples, the Antibalas Horns and Benevento/Russo Duo have joined the performance lineup for the fifth Jammy Awards . The event will be held tomorrow (April 26) at the…

  6. Hot Product

    April 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: An expanded edition of hard rock act Slipknot's "Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses)" (Roadrunner). A double-disc set of music derived from rock outfit Isis' "Oceanic," dubbed "Remixes…

  7. Hot Product

    March 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: R&B vocalist Tweet's "It's Me Again" (Atlantic), featuring guest appearances by Missy Elliott. A new album from Detroit-based power-pop purveyor Brendan Benson, "The Alternative To Love" …

  8. South By Southwest Diary: March 19

    March 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard staffers criss-cross Austin, Texas' South by Southwest music festival in search of old favorites and new discoveries. In the fourth and final installment of a daily diary, Barry A. Jeckell, Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW) event is a music festival and media…

  9. Los Lonely Boys Ready Live Disc, Shows

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST New fans won over by Los Lonely Boys' performance during Sunday's Grammy Awards can get a further taste via the upcoming release of "Live at the Fillmore." New fans won over by Los Lonely Boys' performance during Sunday's Grammy Awards can get a further taste via…

  10. Sweetheart: Love Songs

    January 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Starbucks Hear Music has brewed a second edition of its "Sweetheart" album (in as many years) by having another group of selected artists record their favorite love songs. Starbucks Hear Music has brewed a second edition of its "Sweetheart" album (in as many years) by…

  11. Music In The Sundance Spotlight

    December 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music seems to take a bigger role each year at the annual Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The Jan. 20-30 independent film showcase will see a slate of eclectic live performances to entertai Music seems to take a bigger role each year at the annual Sundance Film Festival in Park…

  12. Laura Cantrell Signs With Matador

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST New York-based singer/songwriter Laura Cantrell has signed with Matador. New York-based singer/songwriter Laura Cantrell has signed with Matador. Her as-yet-untitled label debut is due in late spring and features contributions from Calexico's Joey Burns, John Convertino and Paul Niehaus,…

  13. Roots Rockers Bolster Los Super Seven

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Texas-based rock act Los Super Seven gets a lift from a host of roots rock artists on its third studio album, "Heart It on the X." The set is due March 22 as the first release in a new deal with Telar Texas-based rock act Los Super Seven gets a lift from a host of roots rock artists…

  14. Nancy Sinatra

    October 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nancy Sinatra's hits with Lee Hazelwood made her a 1960s chart mainstay. Now, a younger generation of fans might well return her to the airwaves. Nancy Sinatra's hits with Lee Hazelwood made her a 1960s chart mainstay. Now, a younger generation of fans might well return her to the…

  15. Wilco Bundles Book With Unreleased Tracks

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fans who pick up "The Wilco Book" on Nov. 15 will be treated to an exclusive bonus CD with 12 previously unreleased songs recorded during sessions for this year's Nonesuch album "A Ghost Is Born." Fans who pick up "The Wilco Book" on Nov. 15 will be treated…

  16. Por Vida: A Tribute to the Songs of Alejandro Escovedo

    August 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Great tunes for a worthy cause is a powerful combination, and "Por Vida" is just that. Great tunes for a worthy cause is a powerful combination, and "Por Vida" is just that. This double-CD was created to raise funds to help Alejandro Escovedo with his medical expenses: He…

  17. 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…

  18. Billboard Bits: 'American Pop,' Noise Pop, Rye Coalition

    December 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on 'American Pop,' Noise Pop, Rye Coalition Al Green, James Brown, Britney Spears, Elvis Presley, the Monkees and are among the artists who will be featured in the "American Pop" series presented by the Museum of Television and Radio (MTR) in New York and Los Angeles.…

  19. Whoa, 'Baby': Evan Dando Returns

    July 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT He burned out, dropped out and all but disappeared. Now, more than a decade after delivering the Lemonheads' acclaimed "It's a Shame About Ray," Evan Dando has returned with "Baby I'm Bored." He burned out, dropped out and all but disappeared. Now, more than…

  20. R.E.M., Radiohead, Moby Top Glastonbury Lineup

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M., Radiohead, and Moby will top the bill at the U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival, a three-day concert that kicks off June 27. Around 150,000 people are expected to attend this year's edition, which is R.E.M., Radiohead, and Moby will top the bill at the U.K.'s Glastonbury…

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