1. Keller Williams / Sept. 24, 2005 / Tampa Theatre (Tampa, Fla.)

    October 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Groove making, generally speaking, means two or more lead players plus a rhythm section interacting in a process that at its best results in something akin to synchronicity. Groove making, generally speaking, means two or more lead players plus a rhythm section interacting in a process that…

  2. Slug Keeps Growing On New Atmosphere Album

    October 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Six albums into a career that has mobilized and polarized the indie rap underground, the Minneapolis rapper Slug, one-half of acclaimed Rhymesayers duo Atmosphere, is finally stepping outside himself. Six albums into a career that has mobilized and polarized the indie rap underground, the…

  3. This Day in Music

    October 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Puff Daddy plays his first-ever U.K. show at the official opening of the new London venue Sound Republic in Leicester Square. The invitation-only event is broadcast live by MTV U.K.<br c 2003 - The members of veteran independent rock act Dub Narcotic Sound System…

  4. Billboard Bits: Neil Young, Bowling For Soup, Rob Swift

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Neil Young, Bowling For Soup, Rob Swift Following U2's recent weeklong takeover of "Late Night With Conan O'Brien," Neil Young has signed on to appear four nights in a row (Nov. 1-4) on the NBC talk show. Young will head to New York to tape the shows immediately…

  5. Withers In No Hurry To Make New Album

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "You don't know how frigging good you are. Just be yourself and sing." That is the advice rock icon Graham Nash offered 34 years ago to a nervous Bill Withers. The occasion? The recording of Withers' "You don't know how frigging good you are. Just be yourself and…

  6. Cullum Has New 'Tales' To Tell

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT You cannot fence in Jamie Cullum. The spunky 26-year-old pianist's appeal ranges from teenagers to the fiftysomething crowd. And he not only entertains with a plucky panache but also displays heartfel You cannot fence in Jamie Cullum. He is a spunky 26-year-old pianist who infuses the…

  7. Paul McCartney / Oct. 1, 2005 / New York (Madison Square Garden)

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney slayed critics as well as box offices around the world on his 2002 tour, his first major outing in nearly a decade. Those shows found him dusting off Beatles songs he'd never performed Paul McCartney slayed critics as well as box offices around the world on his 2002 tour,…

  8. DREAM BOOGIE: The Triumph of Sam Cooke

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Presley's masterful biographer delivers a brilliant depiction of "Mr. Soul." Elvis Presley's masterful biographer delivers a brilliant depiction of "Mr. Soul." Guralnick, author of the definitive two-volume Presley bio Last Train to Memphis (1994) and…

  9. This Day in Music

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Celine Dion releases "Une Fille Et 4 Types, her first French-language album in five years.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Ludacris, Public Enemy and Mase are among the acts that perform at Race to the Polls, a voter…

  10. Merge Signs GBV's Robert Pollard

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former Guided By Voices frontman Robert Pollard has signed a new deal with Merge Records, which will on Jan. 26 issue a double-disc album, "From a Compound Eye." Former Guided By Voices frontman Robert Pollard has signed a new deal with Merge Records, which will on Jan. 26 issue a…

  11. Kanye's 'Gold' Streak Continues On Billboard Charts

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West's "Gold Digger" featuring Jamie Foxx still reigns at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Billboard chart for the sixth week in a row. The single achieves the same distinction on Hot Ringtones, p Kanye West's "Gold Digger" featuring Jamie Foxx still reigns…

  12. This Day in Music

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Ani DiFranco, Ben Harper, Patti Smith, and Company Flow are among the entertainers on hand at New York's Madison Square Garden, adding some musical muscle to a 2002 - Spanish sisterly trio Las Ketchup adds the U.K. to its list of…

  13. The 88

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Power-pop act the 88 has won rave reviews from LA Weekly to Rolling Stone, and earned national exposure on the Sept. 8 season premiere of Fox's "The OC," which highlighted its album "Over and Over," r Power-pop act the 88 has won rave reviews from LA Weekly to Rolling…

  14. ALWAYS MAGIC IN THE AIR: The Bomp and Brilliance of the Brill Building Era

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The songsmiths of Broadway's great hit factories get their due. The songsmiths of Broadway's great hit factories get their due. Stephen Foster's biographer (Doo-Dah!, 1997) takes a welcome look at Foster's 20th-century successors: the songwriters who toiled in humble…

  15. JOHN LENNON: All I Want Is the Truth

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Despite his aunt's admonition, learning to make a living out of his guitar was the theme of John Lennon's life, and Partridge does a masterful job of placing Lennon's music in the context of his times "The guitar's all very well, John, but you'll never make a…

  16. This Day in Music

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland quits the band. A post on the group's Web site states, "Limp Bizkit and Wes Borland have amicably decided to part ways. Both Limp Bizkit and Borland wil 2003 - Rapper 50 Cent takes home all five trophies for which he is…

  17. WOLF PARADE, "Apologies to the Queen Mary"

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Billed as the next Arcade Fire and having been discovered by Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse, Montreal's Wolf Parade already has major expectations attached to it. Billed as the next Arcade Fire and having been discovered by Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse, Montreal's Wolf Parade already…

  18. Martin's Music Takes On New 'Life'

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "I hope I'm not the same artist I was five years ago, because it would be impossible," says Ricky Martin, who will release "Life," English-language album since 2000's "Sound Loaded," Oct. 11 via Colum In July, members of the Miami media were invited to…

  19. Flaming Lips Returning To Rock On New CD

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After two albums of lushly orchestrated pop that brought them to a new level of acclaim, the Flaming Lips are returning to guitar-based rock'n'roll as they finish up their next studio set. After two albums of lushly orchestrated pop that brought them to a new level of acclaim, the…

  20. Shakira Readies Second Album Of 2005

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Latin superstar Shakira has set a Nov. 29 release for her second Epic album of the year, "Oral Fixation." First single "Don't Bother" was premiered via AOL Music's First Listen initiative over the wee Latin superstar Shakira has set a Nov. 29 release for her…

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