1. Nickel Creek / Nov. 19, 2005 / Tampa, Fla. (Tampa Theatre)

    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Is Nickel Creek a bluegrass band, or not? The trio of SoCal twentysomethings, who have played together since they were preteens in San Diego, long ago apparently decided not to decide. In terms of art Is Nickel Creek a bluegrass band, or not? The trio of SoCal twentysomethings, who have…

  2. Common, Mudvayne Join Big Day Out Lineup

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Common, Mudvayne, M.I.A., the Go! Team and LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy have joined the lineup for the Big Day Out festival tour of Australia and New Zealand. Common, Mudvayne, M.I.A., the Go! Team and LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy have joined the lineup for the Big Day Out…

  3. New Jagged Edge Due In December

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST R&B outfit Jagged Edge will on Dec. 20 release its fifth album, which features collaborations with John Legend and rapper Big Duke of Boyz N Da Hood. R&B outfit Jagged Edge will on Dec. 20 release its fifth album, which features collaborations with John Legend and rapper Big Duke of…

  4. DEERHOOF, "The Runners Four"

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST This band certainly isn't for everyone, and, loaded with 20 greatly varying tracks, "The Runners Four" is no exception. But Deerhoof has quietly carved out a place at the table of indie rock's most in The last five years have yielded five albums from Deerhoof, all of which…

  5. Haynes Rounds Up Notables For Xmas Jam

    November 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST The artist will perform with his band Gov't Mule at the event, which will also feature Trey Anastasio, Ray Lamontagne, John Scofield, Ivan Neville and John Medeski. Warren Haynes' 17th annual Christmas Jam concert is set for Dec. 17 at the Civic Center Arena in Asheville, N.C. The…

  6. This Day in Music

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Trumpeter Lester Bowie, a founder of the Art Ensemble of Chicago and, more recently, Brass Fantasy, dies at his home in New York, of liver cancer. He is 58.<br clear="none"/><br clear="n 2004 - Brad Paisley, Chris DuBois, Neil Thrasher, and…

  7. Jay-Z, Nas Bury The Hatchet At N.Y. Show

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New York rappers Jay-Z and Nas ended their longtime feud and promoted peace on-stage last night (Oct. 27) during New York radio station Power 105.1's Power House concert at New Jersey's Continental Ai New York rappers Jay-Z and Nas ended their longtime feud and promoted peace on…

  8. Mike Peters

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Dead Men Walking tour continues, a new Alarm album is mastered and future plans are made. Thursday 13th October-Colchester Long drive down to Colchester today so I whiled away the hours watching 'No Direction Home', the Bob Dylan film put together by Martin Scorsese. What an…

  9. Drive-By Truckers Eyeing New Album In Spring

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Southern rock act the Drive-By Truckers are spending much of their fall putting the finishing touches on their as-yet-untitled sixth studio album, due next spring on New West Records. Southern rock act the Drive-By Truckers are spending much of their fall putting the finishing touches on…

  10. 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…

  11. 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,…

  12. Frank Black Still Feeling Country

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Franz Ferdinand's sophomore album, "You Could Have It So Much Better" (Domino), arrived at No. 1 on the new U.K. chart yesterday (Oct. 9). The only other new entry in the top 10 of the album chart saw Pixies guitarist/vocalist Frank Black is eyeing an early 2006 release for his…

  13. Austin City Limits Festival / Sept. 23-25, 2005 / Austin, Texas (Zilker Park)

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The story at the fourth annual Austin City Limits Music Festival ended up being not the spectacular headlining set by Coldplay, the debut of some frenzied new Franz Ferdinand material or the reputatio The story at the fourth annual Austin City Limits Music Festival ended up being not the…

  14. HorrorPops

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT They're A Lot Of Things, Just Don't Call 'Em Psychobillies When HorrorPops recorded "Bring It On!" (Hellcat/Epitaph), the band's members were basically just looking for an excuse to tour. "We love touring," says vocalist Patricia Day, who also plays the…

  15. Beanie Sigel Acquitted On Murder Charge

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Beanie Sigel was acquitted today (Sept. 26) in Philadelphia on charges he shot and nearly killed a man two years ago on a crowded city street. Rapper Beanie Sigel was acquitted today (Sept. 26) in Philadelphia on charges he shot and nearly killed a man two years ago on a crowded city…

  16. Keys Nearly Had Bruce, Keef For 'Unplugged'

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys' "Unplugged" CD/DVD (due Oct. 11 via J) has no shortage of special guests, including Common, Mos Def, Damian Marley and Maroon 5's Adam Levine. But the project nearly got a major lift from Alicia Keys' " Unplugged " CD/DVD (due Oct. 11 via J) has…

  17. Waits Files Suit Against GM Unit

    September 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tom Waits said today (Sept. 15) he has filed a lawsuit against a unit of automaker General Motors Corp. and a German advertising agency for allegedly using a soundalike in a series of European ads. Tom Waits said today (Sept. 15) he has filed a lawsuit against a unit of automaker General…

  18. Boss Confession

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A love of Bruce Springsteen's music explained. Holy crap, I love Bruce Springsteen . Fortunately, it's a love of which can be spoken. Let me come clean here: I'd always imagined myself as the subject in myriad Springsteen songs. I wanted to be the one convincing Mary to leave…

  19. Artists Continue To Aid Katrina Victims

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The music community continues to respond to the immense need for aid in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, pledging talent, money and other means of support for thousands of suffering Gulf Coast residents The music community continues to respond to the immense need for aid in the wake of…

  20. Cee-Lo, Jazze Pha Teaming For Album

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Cee-Lo and producer Jazze Pha have teamed for a collaborative album, "The Happy Hour," due in November via Pha's Sho'Nuff Recordings/Capitol. Rapper Cee-Lo and producer Jazze Pha have teamed for a collaborative album, "The Happy Hour," due in November via…

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