1. Zooey Deschanel Talks She & Him, 'New Girl' Season 4 & Pregnancy Discretion

    February 18, 2015 10:32 PM EST A lot of big news has come out of New Girl lately. On camera, viewers can expect to bid adieu to actor Damon Wayans Jr. (again) at the season's end. And behind the scenes, star Zooey Deschanel announced she's expecting the arrival of her first child. The latter obviously will not…

  2. Zooey Deschanel Keeps Dancing on Her Own in She & Him's 'Stay Awhile' Video

    November 19, 2014 9:37 PM EST Zooey Deschanel is a great physical actress, as evidenced by her slapstick antics on New Girl , but she clearly needs a little digital help pulling off the visual tricks in the just-released She & Him video for "Stay Awhile." How a 'Parks & Rec' EP Got She &…

  3. She & Him Signs With Columbia Records

    June 27, 2014 8:00 AM EDT A new album by the indie duo of M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel is expected in the fall, a rep for the Sony label confirms. She & Him, the indie duo comprised of M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel, have just joined the majors. Columbia Records, the Sony Music subsidiary run by chairman Rob…

  4. Neko Case Teams With M. Ward on 'Man' Single, Announces New Album

    June 11, 2013 12:00 PM EDT Alt-country warrior Neko Case has announced plans for her first studio album since 2009's well-received "Middle Cyclone." The new record is titled (deep breath) "The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You" and comes out Sept. 3…

  5. Indie Christmas: She & Him, the xx and Grizzly Bear Share Holiday Music

    December 18, 2012 9:41 PM EST With the holidays in full swing, a number of indie acts are spreading the seasonal cheer. She & Him released an animated video for their take on "Baby, It's Cold Outside," a track from the Merge duo's 2011 holiday set "A Very She & Him Christmas." The…

  6. Austin City Limits Lineup: Chili Peppers, Neil Young, Black Keys Headlining

    May 22, 2012 1:05 AM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers will top a loaded bill at October's Austin City Limits. The 130-band lineup will include Neil Young and Crazy Horse , the Black Keys , Jack White , Florence + the Machine and the Avett Brothers atop the bill. The annual Texas festival will span Oct. 12-14 in Zilker…

  7. Zooey Deschanel to Play Loretta Lynn in New Musical

    May 11, 2012 10:20 AM EDT Country Music Hall of Fame member Loretta Lynn is taking her life story to Broadway, and she has tapped film and TV actress Zooey Deschanel to play her on stage. Lynn, 80, unveiled plans for a musical adaptation of "Coal Miner's Daughter" during a Grand Ole Opry show at the…

  8. M. Ward Offers Up Animated Video For New Single 'The First Time I Ran Away'

    February 01, 2012 5:40 PM EST If you're a fan of sleepy-time folk, you're in for a promising few months ahead. First, we'll see if Bon Iver can pull an Arcade Fire at this year's Grammy Awards on Feb. 12 (four nominations -- including Record and Song of the Year nods -- should yield something, right ?)…

  9. SXSW Adds Lana Del Rey, Of Montreal, Danny Brown, Best Coast, Dozens More to Lineup

    January 17, 2012 12:25 PM EST The South By Southwest lineup increased ten-fold this week, as dozens of musicians were added to the conference's showcase roster. Bruce Springsteen to be SXSW 2012 Keynote Speaker Now joining previously-announced artists Cloud Nothings, Against Me!, The Magnetic Fields, Talib Kweli, and…

  10. Zooey Deschanel Mulling New Material to Follow 'She & Him Christmas'

    December 07, 2011 4:05 PM EST As Zooey Deschanel winds down a hectic 2011 that included a successful sitcom launch, scattered film appearances and a Christmas album as one-half of She & Him , the singer/actress tells Billboard.com that she is already in the preliminary stages of putting together the folk-pop duo'…

  11. Folk-Rockers Dawes Get Boost From VH1 'You Oughta Know' Campaign

    September 26, 2011 3:50 PM EDT California has long been romanticized in song. Now folk-rock band Dawes hopes its ode to the Golden State -- "Time Spent in Los Angeles" -- will make waves with a boost from VH1. The Americana act, which released second album "Nothing Is Wrong" (ATO/Sony/RED) in June, is…

  12. Newport Folk Festival Highlighted by Pete Seeger, Decemberists

    August 01, 2011 6:30 PM EDT The Newport Folk Festival careened into Fort Adams State Park this weekend, selling out for the first time in its 52-year run. The festival, one of the oldest in the United States and recently enjoying non-profit status, joined veterans and neophytes with a series of guest appearances and…

  13. Conor Oberst Switches It Up On Bright Eyes' 'The People's Key'

    February 04, 2011 2:00 PM EST C onor Oberst says that when he started work on "The People's Key," the new album by his celebrated folk-rock outfit Bright Eyes , he was guided less by what he wanted the album to sound like than by what he didn't want it to sound like. "I was really burnt out on…

  14. 'Featuring' Norah Jones Track-By-Track

    November 10, 2010 10:30 AM EST Over the years, jazzy pop chanteuse and pianist Norah Jones has teamed up with many of her favorite artists, and now she's collected 18 tracks for an entire album of collaborations on her tunes, their tunes, covers and even seasonal favorites like 'Baby, It's Cold Outside."…

  15. Billboard Bits: Justin Bieber's Water Balloon Skirmish, Fantasia Cracks Aspirin Joke

    September 10, 2010 6:30 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Justin Bieber's Water Balloon Skirmish Justin Bieber had a brief run-in with the law on Sunday (Sept. 9) before taking the stage at a Maryland state fair. The pop star was reportedly "horsing around"…

  16. Norah Jones To Release Collaborations Albums

    August 19, 2010 1:05 PM EDT Norah Jones will release "…Featuring," an album featuring her musical collaborations of the past decade. The 18-songs set will be released on Nov. 2 on EMI's Blue Note Records. Ray Charle s, Willie Nelson , Dolly Parton , Outkast and Foo Fighters are among those appearing on…

  17. The Roots Enlist John Legend and Jim James, Sample Joanna Newsom For New Album

    April 22, 2010 5:37 PM EDT The Roots have enlisted John Legend and My Morning Jacket main man Jim James to appear on "How I Got Over," the hip hop band's oft-delayed next album, Billboard sources have confirmed. In addition, the band is working on a track that samples Joanna Newsom's "Book of…

  18. She & Him / March 29, 2010 / New York (Bowery Ballroom)

    April 05, 2010 3:59 PM EDT On its first of two consecutive shows at New York's Bowery Ballroom on Monday (Mar. 29), She & Him appeared unassuming as ever. Even amidst cries of praise from East Village hipsters, middle-aged men and a single fan donning a Rancid T-shirt, Zooey Deschanel didn't bat a doe eye…

  19. Alex Chilton's Life, Music Honored At SXSW

    March 21, 2010 10:00 AM EDT The late Alex Chilton was memorialized by colleagues, friends and admirers on Saturday at South By Southewest -- with words and, most importantly, with music. Following a warmly reverent and nostalgic afternoon panel at the Austin Convention Center -- with Big Star co-founders Jody Stephens…

  20. SXSW Day 2 Brings STP, Cheap Trick Performances, Alex Chilton Tributes

    March 19, 2010 1:45 PM EDT The music kicked into high gear on the second full day of the South By Southwest Music Festival + Conference in Austin, TX, though the celebrations were tempered by sadness as fans and fellow musicians reacted to the death of Alex Chilton . Big Star 's Jody Stephens said he felt "a…

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