1. Johnson & Friends Bow At No. 1, Grammys Spur Sales

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson and Friends' companion album to the film "Curious George," released via Johnson's own Brushfire label, bows at the top of The Billboard 200 this week. "Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Jack Johnson and Friends' companion album to the film "…

  2. Harper Offering Up Two 'Sides' In March

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST A number of tracks on "Both Sides of the Gun" crackle with intensity and outrage over the political climate in the United States, particularly "Black Rain." Singer/songwriter Ben Harper will unveil 18 new songs spread across two discs on the new album "Both Sides of…

  3. Johnson Drafts Harper, Nelson For Hawaii Benefits

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson will be joined by Ben Harper and Willie Nelson and the Planetary Bandits at his third annual Kokua Festival. Jack Johnson will be joined by Ben Harper and Willie Nelson and the Planetary Bandits at his third annual Kokua Festival. The event will be held April 19 at Maui's…

  4. Colter Returns With First CD In 20 Years

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST "I've been circling," Jessi Colter says. "The recording had to happen at the right time and the right place." But Colter's circling is over. "I've been circling," Jessi Colter says. "The recording had to happen at the right time and the right…

  5. Guitar Fest To Salute Springsteen's 'Nebraska'

    December 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen's celebrated 1982 album, "Nebraska," will be performed in its entirety by a host of notable artists next month as part of the New York Guitar Festival. Bruce Springsteen's celebrated 1982 album, "Nebraska," will be performed in its entirety by a…

  6. OnTV

    December 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 12-18, 2005. MONDAY, DEC. 12 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist: Madonna. "Today," NBC Featured artists: Fiona Apple (also scheduled: Jack Black, Dermot Mulroney). "The Tyra Banks Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Institute.…

  7. Crowes, Wilco, Lips Sign On For Langerado Fest

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Black Crowes, Wilco, the Flaming Lips and Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals are among the acts confirmed to perform at the fourth Langerado Music Festival. The Black Crowes, Wilco, the Flaming Lips and Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals are among the acts confirmed to perform…

  8. This Day in Music

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Ani DiFranco, Ben Harper, Patti Smith, and Company Flow are among the entertainers on hand at New York's Madison Square Garden, adding some musical muscle to a 2002 - Spanish sisterly trio Las Ketchup adds the U.K. to its list of…

  9. Harper, Leo, Donnas Salute 'Rubber Soul'

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ben Harper, Ted Leo, the Fiery Furnaces, the Donnas, Dar Williams and Sufjan Stevens are among the artists confirmed to appear on a song-by-song tribute to the Beatles' "Rubber Soul." Ben Harper, Ted Leo, the Fiery Furnaces, the Donnas, Dar Williams and Sufjan Stevens are among…

  10. Rhino CD Collects ACL Fest Highlights

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Highlights from last year's Austin City Limits festival are heading to CD late next month via Rhino. Highlights from last year's Austin City Limits festival are heading to CD late next month via Rhino. Due Aug. 30, the eponymous collection rounds up 16 tracks by acts ranging from…

  11. Fans Flock To Fourth Bonnaroo

    June 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The fourth annual Bonnaroo music festival took place in Manchester, Tenn., over the weekend (June 10-12), drawing a crowd of approximately 80,000, according to the event's promoters. Headliners includ The fourth annual Bonnaroo music festival took place in Manchester, Tenn., over the…

  12. Harper Regroups For Intimate Tour

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ben Harper has slated a 16-date North American small venue tour to kick off July 12 in Vancouver and close Aug. 1 in Atlanta. As the cancellation of the ill-fated Zooma tour left him without summer plans, singer/songwriter Ben Harper has slated a 16-date North American small venue tour to…

  13. Update: Organizers Pull Plug On Zooma Tour

    May 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The inaugural Zooma tour, which was to be headlined by Trey Anastasio and Ben Harper, has been canceled. Zooma was scheduled to run from June 13 to July 31 and feature a high-profile cast of supportin The inaugural Zooma tour , which was to be headlined by Trey Anastasio and Ben Harper, has…

  14. Cut Chemist Moving Along With Solo Debut

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jurassic 5 DJ Cut Chemist is at work on his debut solo album, "The Audiences' Listening," set for release in the fall via Warner Bros. Jurassic 5 DJ Cut Chemist is at work on his debut solo album, "The Audiences' Listening," set for release in the fall via Warner…

  15. Anastasio Plots Big Easy Super Jam

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Trey Anastasio will anchor the annual SuperJam as part of the ninth annual Superfly during Jazzfest series in New Orleans. Trey Anastasio will anchor the annual SuperJam as part of the ninth annual Superfly during Jazzfest series in New Orleans. The event will be held April 30 at the city&…

  16. Anastasio, Harper To Headline Zooma Tour

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio and Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals will headline this summer's inaugural Zooma tour, which is being assembled by Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainm Former Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio and Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals will…

  17. This Day in Music

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Mozambique-born bassist Gito Baloi is killed in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa. Police say Baloi, 39, is shot in the neck as he makes his way home from performing at the Lucit Candl 2004 - Mozambique-born bassist Gito Baloi is killed in downtown Johannesburg,…

  18. SXSW 2005 PREVIEW (1 of 4)

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Selected profiles of noteworthy acts that will perform during this year's South by Southwest Music & Media Conference March 16-20 in Austin, Texas: The Crash, Bloc Party, Buck 65 and the Blind Boy Selected profiles of noteworthy acts that will perform during this year's South by…

  19. Founding Blind Boy George Scott Dies

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST George Scott, founding baritone of gospel vocal group the Blind Boys Of Alabama, died yesterday (March 9) at his home in Durham, N.C., according to a statement. He was 75. George Scott, founding baritone of gospel vocal group the Blind Boys Of Alabama, died yesterday (March 9) at his home in…

  20. Johnson Drafts Pals For Hawaiian Festival

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson and some of his best musical friends will drop in on Hawaii in April for the second Kokua Festival. Jack Johnson and some of his best musical friends will drop in on Hawaii in April for the second Kokua Festival. The shows will be held April 13 in Oahu and April 16 in Honolulu…

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