1. Billboard Bits: James/Oberst/Ward, Lambchop, ARIA Hall of Fame

    July 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James, Bright Eyes leader Conor Oberst and singer/songwriter M. Ward are planning to release a collaborative album. My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James, Bright Eyes leader Conor Oberst and singer/songwriter M. Ward are planning to release a collaborative album.…

  2. She & Him Kicks Off Short Tour In New York

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After postponing Monday's gig at New York's Hiro Ballroom, the "She & Him" duo of actress Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward kicked off a short tour last night (April 22) at the city's Webster Hall. After postponing Monday's gig at New York's Hiro Ballroom, the…

  3. New Pornographers' Newman Mulling Solo Disc

    April 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With stateside touring winding down for the New Pornographers' latest effort, "Challengers," principal member Carl Newman tells Billboard.com he's already looking ahead. With stateside touring winding down for the New Pornographers' latest effort, "Challengers,…

  4. Beck, STP, Lucinda Set For Bumbershoot Festival

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Beck, Stone Temple Pilots, Lucinda Williams and Neko Case are among the first acts confirmed for the 2008 Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival. The event will be held Aug. 30-Sept. 1 at Seattle's Cit Beck, Stone Temple Pilots, Lucinda Williams and Neko Case are among the first acts…

  5. Beck, Wilco, Panic Set For Outside Lands Fest

    March 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Beck, Wilco, Widespread Panic and Primus lead the new additions to the lineup for the first Outside Lands festival, which will be held Aug. 22-24 at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. As previously rep Beck, Wilco, Widespread Panic and Primus lead the new additions to the lineup for the…

  6. Bright Eyes, M. Ward To Rally For Obama

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bright Eyes and M. Ward will headline a free rally concert at the Saddle Creek Records-owned Slowdown on Feb. 7 to raise awareness for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. Bright Eyes and M. Ward will headline a free rally concert at the Saddle Creek Records-owned Slowdown on Feb.…

  7. Ward Helps Deschanel Find Her Voice

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST The album has been finished for a year, but Merge Records is finally preparing to release "Volume 1" by She & Him, a collaboration between musician/producer M. Ward and actress/songwriter Zooey De The album has been finished for a year, but Merge Records is finally preparing to…

  8. Bright Eyes Studies Up For Orchestral Concert

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT There's no doubt that pairing a band with a full orchestra offers fans a unique way of seeing their favorite act in concert. But the experience doesn't come without challenges, as Bright Eyes band mem There's no doubt that pairing a band with a full orchestra offers fans a…

  9. Indie, Electronica Acts Head To Treasure Island Fest

    June 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Modest Mouse and Thievery Corporation will headline the inaugural Treasure Island Music Festival, set for Sept. 15-16 on a man-made island in the middle of the San Francisco Bay. Modest Mouse and Thievery Corporation will headline the inaugural Treasure Island Music Festival, set for Sept. 15…

  10. Norah, Bright Eyes, Cat Power Visit 'Hottest State'

    May 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Norah Jones, Cat Power, Bright Eyes, the Black Keys, Feist and Willie Nelson are amongst the artists that have been tapped to perform new songs written by Jesse Harris for the upcoming soundtrack to E Norah Jones, Cat Power, Bright Eyes, the Black Keys and Willie Nelson are amongst the…

  11. Bright Eyes Goes Orchestral On New Album

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST The 13-track set begins with "Clairaudients (Kill or Be Killed)," where an orchestral swell a la the Beatles' "A Day in the Life" gives way to lonely acoustic guitar picking and lyrics like "I thought An orchestra is an integral component of Bright Eyes' new…

  12. Billboard Bits: Springsteen Tribute, Grammys, 'Xanadu'

    February 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Jewel, Steve Earle, Babyface and Pete Yorn are among the artists confirmed for an April 5 benefit concert at New York's Carnegie Hall celebrating the music of Bruce Springsteen. Jewel, Steve Earle, Babyface and Pete Yorn are among the artists confirmed for an April 5 benefit concert at…

  13. KCRW Collects 'Covers' For Starbucks Release

    February 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST Starbucks is getting "eclectic" in a collaboration with California radio station KCRW for "Sounds Eclectic: The Covers Project." Starbucks is getting "eclectic" in a collaboration with California radio station KCRW for "Sounds Eclectic: The Covers Project.…

  14. Late In The Evening

    January 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones kept a low profile in 2006, recording a collaborative album with New York-based musician friends as the Little Willies and guesting on the self-titled Ipecac album from Mike Patton's Peepi Norah Jones kept a low profile in 2006, recording a collaborative album with New York…

  15. Billboard Bits: M. Ward/Fader, Jonny Greenwood, Valentin Elizalde

    January 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST M. Ward and Ladyhawk are the first artists to be featured on the Fader magazine's 7-inch vinyl series. Ward's "Magic Trick (Kansas City Remix)" featuring My Morning Jacket's Jim James and Ladyhawk's " M. Ward and Ladyhawk are the first artists to be featured…

  16. New Bright Eyes Album Due In April

    December 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST "Cassadaga" will be previewed with the March 6 release of the six-track EP "Four Winds," the title cut of which is the new album's first single. Conor Oberst's Bright Eyes will release its next album, "Cassadaga," April 10 via Saddle Creek. As…

  17. BRIGHT EYES, "Noise Floor: Rarities (1998-2005)"

    November 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST A few years back, Saddle Creek bundled together Bright Eyes' first five out-of-print LP releases into a boxed set, indicating that there is interest in just about anything that Conor Oberst touches. A few years back, Saddle Creek bundled together Bright Eyes' first five out-of-print…

  18. Better 'Late' Than Never: Norah Preps New CD

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones will return Jan. 30 with her third studio album, "Not Too Late." The 13-track Blue Note set comprises songs all written or co-written by the artist. Production was handled by Jones' songwr Norah Jones will return Jan. 30 with her third studio album, "Not Too…

  19. 39OnTV

    September 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2006. MONDAY, SEPT. 25 "Imus in the Morning," MSNBC Featured Artist(s): Cheap Trick. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist(s): Kenny Chesney (also scheduled: Matthew Perrymakes). "Live with Regis and…

  20. 'Melody' Spawns New Jack Johnson, Vedder Tracks

    September 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Previously unreleased tracks from Jack Johnson and Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder will see the light of day on the soundtrack to the Johnson-spearheaded surfing documentary "A Brokedown Melody." The Previously unreleased tracks from Jack Johnson and Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder…

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