1. Jenny Lewis on Rocking Out, Ryan Adams and Saying Goodbye to Rilo Kiley

    July 28, 2014 1:17 PM EDT "I just stumbled out of my Ford Focus in these mules,” says Jenny Lewis, pointing to her purple-bowed footwear. Settling into an airy cafe near her Laurel Canyon home in Los Angeles, the one-time child actor who turned indie rock “It” girl evokes a glam version of Seinfeld ’s Elaine:…

  2. All Aboard the Weezer Cruise: One Fan's Journey 'Across the Sea'

    January 26, 2012 2:30 PM EST Yes, there are more Weezer-related puns ahead. As a Chicagoan, January is generally one of the most miserable times of the year. It's the month where I understand what Alaskans must go through, living weeks on end without seeing the sun. This year I said no. This year, I took a stand. Or…

  3. 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…

  4. Endless Summer 2011: Hot Tours & Music Festivals

    June 16, 2011 1:07 PM EDT Chart Article Get the skinny on Lollapalooza, Pitchfork Music Fest, Newport Folk Fest, and 30 more fests you may not even know about. Chart Article Bon Jovi Open Air Tour (also called Circle/Greatest Hits tour) Support: The Breakers Dates: Ongoing until July 31 Price: $120 - $184 ( buy…

  5. Lou Barlow, "Goodnight Unknown"

    October 29, 2009 12:48 PM EDT Lou Barlow 's latest release, "Goodnight Unknown," incorporates the aggressive guitar, angst-ridden lyrics and low-fi sensibilities of his other bands ( Dinosaur Jr. and Sebadoh ), while maintaining the sweet sophistication of his 2005 solo release, "Emoh." Recorded…

  6. Joe Pernice / August 7, 2009 / New York (Bowery Ballroom)

    August 11, 2009 2:44 PM EDT Joe Pernice was delivering a lovely rendition of "Chevy Van" when he suddenly cracked up like a school kid trying to suppress a laugh in class. "Sorry," he said with a grin. "It's just too fucking creepy. I've never done this before, but I really implore you…

  7. Brits Rock

    October 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After two commercially unsuccessful albums on Scottish indie Jeepster, Snow Patrol broke big with a move to Fiction/Polydor in 2003. After two commercially unsuccessful albums on Scottish indie Jeepster, Snow Patrol broke big with a move to Fiction/Polydor in 2003. That came with U.K. hit…

  8. Page McConnell

    May 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Page McConnell is a man on the verge of his future. But the former Phish keyboardist isn't about to forget his past. Page McConnell is a man on the verge of his future. But the former Phish keyboardist isn't about to forget his past. Entering the Top Heatseekers chart at No. 16 with…

  9. Billboard Bits: Sebadoh, Jason Isbell, Avril Lavigne

    April 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sebadoh's 1989 debut, "The Freed Man," will appear on CD for the first time in a new edition due July 10 via Domino. The album has been expanded into a 52-track extravaganza, including scores of previ Sebadoh's 1989 debut, "The Freed Man," will appear on CD for…

  10. 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…

  11. Billboard Bits: Aguilera/Blige, Noise Pop, The Comas

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Two of the biggest names in pop will descend on NBA All-Star Weekend in Las Vegas for performances. Christina Aguilera will headline the Feb. 18 game's halftime show, which will also feature Toni Brax Two of the biggest names in pop will descend on NBA All-Star Weekend in Las Vegas for…

  12. Dinosaur Jr. Inks With Fat Possum For Reunion CD

    January 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Reunited alt-rock trio Dinosaur Jr. has signed with Fat Possum, which will release in the spring unveil the band's first album with its original lineup since 1989. Reunited alt-rock trio Dinosaur Jr. has signed with Fat Possum, which will release in the spring unveil the band's…

  13. Sebadoh Springs Back To Action For 2007 Tour

    January 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST After working tirelessly on reissuing Sebadoh's 1991 album "III" this past summer, original drummer/songwriter Eric Gaffney tells Billboard.com the time was right for a reunion with his former bandmat After working tirelessly on reissuing Sebadoh's 1991 album "III…

  14. Classic Sebadoh Lineup Reuniting For 2007 Tour

    December 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Having spent the past two years on tour with the original lineup of Dinosaur Jr., Lou Barlow is now setting his sights on Sebadoh, which became his main musical outlet after exiting Dinosaur Jr. in th Having spent the past two years on tour with the original lineup of Dinosaur Jr., Lou Barlow…

  15. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    August 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Cassie leads a revitalization at Bad Boy with her self-titled debut, Rick Ross uplifts Miami hip-hop with "Hustlin'," Ani DiFranco roars back after taking a hiatus and Masta Killa salutes "Brooklyn" w A live DVD from U.K. singer/songwriter James Blunt, "Chasing…

  16. Say Anything

    March 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST A year after a nervous breakdown derailed his band's debut album and headlining tour, Max Bemis is ready for a second chance. Max Bemis is feeling much better these days. The Say Anything frontman is excited to be back on tour with his band, finally. "It's great being back on…

  17. Dinosaur Jr. Focusing On Oldies On Tour

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sensing the climate was right for a reunion, the original members of Dinosaur Jr. are preparing for a summer tour. Sensing the climate was right for a reunion, the original members of Dinosaur Jr. are preparing for a summer tour. "We didn't realize there was like a lot of interest,…

  18. 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…

  19. Billboard Bits: Death Cab, 'Friends & Lovers,' Nirvana

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Death Cab For Cutie, 'Friends & Lovers,' Nirvana Death Cab For Cutie will offer its final release on longtime indie home Barsuk Records next month, in the form of the seven-track live set "The John Byrd EP." The collection was recorded during the band's…

  20. Billboard Bits: 'Robots,' Early Man, Lou Barlow

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on 'Robots,' Early Man, Lou Barlow Fountains Of Wayne ("Tell Me What You Already Did"), Ricky Fante ("Shine") and Earth, Wind & Fire ("Love's Dance") have recorded new songs for the "Robots" soundtrack, due March 1 via Virgin.…

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