1. Patti Smith, Esperanza Spalding & More Added to David Bowie Tribute Concerts

    March 28, 2016 2:07 PM EDT A number of artists have been added to the David Bowie tribute concert lineups at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall, happening March 31 and April 1, respectively.  David Bowie Tribute Concert Gets Second Date After First Sells Out Of the new round of performers, J Mascis ,  Patti Smith …

  2. Elliott Smith Tribute Album to Include Waxahatchee, Yuck, J Mascis & More

    March 03, 2016 6:49 PM EST Lou Barlow, Julien Baker and Tanya Donelly (of the Breeders and Belly) are also involved. Waxahatchee , Yuck , J Mascis , Jesu/ Sun Kil Moon , Amanda Palmer and others will appear on a new Elliott Smith tribute album called Say Yes! A Tribute to Elliott Smith , due out Oct. 14 via American…

  3. Weezer Talks Cruise, New Record, Schooling Dinosaur Jr.

    July 28, 2011 2:55 PM EDT Led by Rivers Cuomo , one of modern rock's more unlikely figures, Weezer has never done things quite conventionally. While others have pointed to Weezer as a forefather to the modern emo movement, a tongue-in-cheek feeling follows the nearly 20-year-old band, right down to its latest…

  4. Weezer Plots Cruise, Side-by-Side Shows With the Flaming Lips

    July 12, 2011 3:15 PM EDT After a successful string of "Pinkerton" and "Blue Album" shows ( dubbed the Memories Tour ) late last year, Weezer is trying out a few more unconventional touring ideas. First the band announced two "side-by-side" shows with the Flaming Lips yesterday, while…

  5. SXSW: Queens of the Stone Age Caters to Diehard Fans at La Zona Rosa

    March 17, 2011 12:30 PM EDT Despite its closed-to-the-general-public status, the Queens of the Stone Age 's SXSW showcase last night (Mar. 16) -- the rockers' first U.S. gig in three years -- spawned a line that stretched from the front of the cavernous Austin club La Zona Rosa all the way down the street.…

  6. Sons & Daughters

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The party is pretty terrible, there's about a thousand folk in a two-room suite and it looks like all those bullshit photoshoots from Vice Magazine. Hi there, we are Sons & Daughters, aka the Crown Jewels of Scotland, and we have been asked to keep a journal of our tour here in the…

  7. Sonic Youth's 'Hits' Heading To Starbucks

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In a recent interview, Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore mentioned that the band needed to record a new song for a Starbucks compilation. Within minutes of his remarks hitting the Internet, chat ro In a recent interview, Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore mentioned that the band needed…

  8. Billboard Bits: Dinosaur Jr., Mixtape Inc.

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The original lineup of alternative rock troupe Dinosaur Jr. are taking to the road this spring/summer in support of their forthcoming effort "Beyond." Lou Barlow, J Mascis and Murph will be playing mu The original lineup of alternative rock troupe Dinosaur Jr. are taking to the road…

  9. Lemonheads Revived For Album, Fall Tour

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Evan Dando's Lemonheads shake off a decade-long hiatus with their vibrant self-titled debut for Vagrant.. Evan Dando's Lemonheads shake off a decade-long hiatus with their vibrant self-titled debut for Vagrant, which, as previously reported , is due Sept. 26. The 11-track disc is…

  10. Broken Social Scene Taking Time Off After Fall Tour

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Following a November U.S. tour, Canadian indie rock collective Broken Social Scene will take an extended break from the road and the studio, according to principal member Kevin Drew. Following a November U.S. tour, Canadian indie rock collective Broken Social Scene will take an extended break…

  11. Rhino Bolsters '90s Dinosaur Jr. Albums

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rhino has set a May 16 release date for expanded reissues of Dinosaur Jr.'s first two major-label albums, 1991's "Green Mind" and 1993's "Where You Been," Billboard.com has learned. Rhino has set a May 16 release date for expanded reissues of Dinosaur Jr.&…

  12. Billboard Bits: Dinosaur Jr, Presley, 'Idol'

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Dinosaur Jr, Presley, 'Idol' Reunited rock trio Dinosaur Jr will film a live DVD during its Dec. 2-3 run at New York's Irving Plaza. The DVD will be produced by the German company Gold in Berlin, which is run by Dinosaur Jr vocalist/guitarist J Mascis' brother-in…

  13. Dinosaur Jr. Tackles TV, Summer Shows

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST The reunited original lineup of influential modern rock act Dinosaur Jr. will perform on television for the first time April 15 on CBS' "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson." The reunited original lineup of influential modern rock act Dinosaur Jr. will perform on television…

  14. Merge Unearths Dinosaur Jr. Reissues

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Merge will on March 22 reissue Dinosaur Jr.'s first three albums "Dinosaur," "You're Living All Over Me" and "Bug." Merge will on March 22 reissue Dinosaur Jr.'s first three albums "Dinosaur," "You're Living All Over Me"…

  15. PJ Harvey Heads West

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rock act PJ Harvey won't embark on a North American headlining tour until the fall, but the Polly Jean Harvey-led act has confirmed six summer California shows. Rock act PJ Harvey won't embark on a North American headlining tour until the fall, but the Polly Jean Harvey-led act has…

  16. Raitt, Earle Tribute NRBQ

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST NRBQ will be the subject of a tribute album, "The Q People," to be released March 9 on Spirithouse Records. It will be the first release from the Boston-based independent label. Artists on "The Q Peop NRBQ will be the subject of a tribute album, "The Q People," to be…

  17. AFIM's 2003 Indie Awards

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Assn. For Independent Music handed out its 2003 Indie Awards March 18 at a luncheon during its convention at the Orlando (Fla.) World Center Marriott. The AFIM confab was held in conjunction with The Assn. For Independent Music handed out its 2003 Indie Awards March 18 at a luncheon…

  18. Dinosaur Jr. Bleeds Ears On Best-Of

    September 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Seminal indie rock outfit Dinosaur Jr. will be the subject of a new greatest hits compilation slated for an Oct. 2 release on Rhino/Warner Archives. "Ear Bleeding Country: The Best of Dinosaur Jr." fe Seminal indie rock outfit Dinosaur Jr. will be the subject of a new greatest hits…

  19. Billboard Bits: Puffy, Mascis, Joe Henry, and more

    February 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Sean Puffy Combs, Faith Evans, Kelly Price, Carl Thomas, Brandy, Brian McKnight, J Mascis, Mike Watt, Ron Asheton, Stooges, Joe Henry, Ornette Coleman, Madonna, Marc Ribot, Brad Mehldau, Jeffe Embattled rapper/producer Sean "Puffy" Combs and minister/artist Hezekiah Walker…