1. Eddie Vedder, Lana Del Rey, Elvis Costello & More Headlining New Ohana Music Festival

    April 04, 2016 2:34 PM EDT Ohana Music Festival will take place for the first time on Aug. 27-28 in Orange County, CA, with headliners Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam , Lana Del Rey , Elvis Costello , City and Colour  and more.  Osheaga Announces 2016 Lineup: Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lana Del Rey & More Taken…

  2. Chairlift Opens Up About New Album, Beyonce & Japanese Pop Stars

    January 21, 2016 11:15 AM EST The Brooklyn-based indie band returns with Moth, their most emotionally charged and pop-centric album yet Two and a half years ago, Patrick Wimberly and Caroline Polachek stepped inside the 6,600 square foot complex in South Williamsburg where Pfizer had spent more than 150 years developing…

  3. Jakob Dylan, Beck, Fiona Apple & More Honor Southern California's Classic Folk Scene: Live Review

    October 13, 2015 5:24 PM EDT For many, Southern California's 1960s folk rock scene began with the 1965 release of the Byrds’ Mr. Tambourine Man . That prolific scene, which also included The Mamas & the Papas , the Association  and  the Beach Boys , is seeing its  50th anniversary this year with celebration by…

  4. Beck, Fiona Apple, Cat Power & More Announce 1960s Southern California Folk Covers Album, Concert

    September 28, 2015 9:07 PM EDT Beck , Fiona Apple , Jakob Dylan , Cat Power , Regina Spektor and others are joining forces for a one-off concert and studio album celebrating the 50th anniversary of Southern California's iconic 1960s folk rock scene.  Rewinding the Charts: 50 Years Ago The Byrds Landed at No. 1 The…

  5. Zach Braff's 'Wish I Was Here' Q&A: 'I Wasn't Shy About Being a Struggling Actor Again'

    July 28, 2014 3:37 PM EDT Zach Braff is pretty confident the soundtrack to his new film, Wish I Was Here , won't be a platinum blockbuster like the one from his 2004 directorial debut, Garden State . "Selling 1.5 million copies in this day and age is ridiculous," the actor-director tells Billboard. …

  6. Bon Iver Releases New Song 'Heavenly Father'

    June 30, 2014 1:19 PM EDT Back in March, it was revealed that the soundtrack to Zach Braff's new film, "Wish I Was Here," would feature artists including the Shins, the Head and the Heart, Paul Simon, and Coldplay's Chris Martin, who collaborated with Cat Power on the title track. On June 20, NPR…

  7. Emeli Sande, Mumford & Sons Lead BRIT Award Nominations

    January 10, 2013 7:05 PM EST British music stars Emeli Sande, Mumford & Sons, Alt-J and Rita Ora lead the nominations for the 2013 BRIT Awards, which were announced on Thursday (Jan. 10). The annual salute to U.K. artists will be held on Feb. 20, with performances from One Direction, Muse, Sande, Mumford & Sons,…

  8. Cat Power Postpones European Tour, Cites Illness

    November 05, 2012 7:53 PM EST A medical condition will keep Cat Power from touring Europe this year, the musician announced through her Instagram account . "As many of my fans know, I've been suffering from angioedema. It can attack at random & is extremely frightening and dangerous when it hits my throat,…

  9. Matchbox Twenty Gets First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    September 12, 2012 11:00 AM EDT As expected, pop/rock band Matchbox Twenty scores its first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as its new "North" album debuts with 95,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the group's first full-length studio album since 2002's "More Than You Think You Are,"…

  10. Ne-Yo and The Vaccines Top U.K. Charts

    September 10, 2012 10:40 AM EDT London rock quartet the Vaccines won their first U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Sunday) with their sophomore set "Come Of Age," as R&B luminary Ne-Yo 's "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)" became his fourth chart-topping single in the territory ahead…

  11. Lollapalooza 2012: The Billboard Guide

    August 02, 2012 12:00 PM EDT This year's Lollapalooza is more stuffed than a Thanksgiving turkey. With the festival landing in Chicago on Friday (Aug. 3), Billboard has your guide to the weekend's must-see bands . FRIDAY Michael Kiwanuka | 1:30 p.m. | Playstation Stage Why He's Hot: The U.K. singer's …

  12. Cat Power Returns: Listen To New Song 'Ruin'

    June 18, 2012 1:40 PM EDT After dropping Twitter hints about a new album in April, indie-rock songstress Cat Power is officially returning in September with a new album. "Sun" will hit stores on Sept. 4 through Matador Records, but the first taste of the album, "Ruin," hit YouTube on Monday (June…

  13. Indie Release Roundup: Passion Pit, Cat Power, Purity Ring Announce Albums

    April 24, 2012 7:05 PM EDT Indie rock fans looking for some new tunes: rejoice! Passion Pit , Cat Power and Purity Ring have all pegged dates for their new full-lengths. Electro-pop troupe Passion Pit will follow their 2009 debut "Manners" with "Gossamer," due out July 24. The group has plotted a…

  14. Eddie Vedder 'Ukulele Songs': Track-by-Track Review

    May 31, 2011 3:57 PM EDT Insomnia. Moons. Oceans. Like each of Pearl Jam's nine albums, you'll easily find surfer-songwriter Eddie Vedder's favorite metaphors firmly embedded in his second solo album, "Ukulele Songs." But instead of the driving rockers and six-string ballads familiar to PJ…

  15. Eddie Vedder Solo Album 'Ukulele Songs' Due In May

    March 21, 2011 10:39 AM EDT Rumored in fan circles for weeks, it's now official: Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder 's new solo album, "Ukulele Songs," will arrive on May 31 in tandem with a live solo DVD titled "Water On The Road." Featuring a number of songs that Vedder penned and first…

  16. Kanye West, Jane's Addiction, Killers Headlining Lollapalooza Chile

    January 28, 2011 11:30 AM EST K anye West , Jane's Addiction and the Killers will help Lollapalooza make its overseas debut this spring, as the U.S. festival heads to Chile on April 2 and 3. The full lineup for the festival, which will be held in O'Higgins Park in Santiago and produced by Lotus Productions and…

  17. Guided By Voices To Reunite For Matador Records' Las Vegas B-day Bash

    June 29, 2010 4:57 PM EDT G uided By Voices , the classic indie rock band from Dayton, Ohio formed by prolific songwriter and lead singer Robert Pollard in 1983, is reuniting its "classic '93 - '96 lineup" for Matador Records' 21st birthday party in Las Vegas, NV. According to Billboard…

  18. Sarah McLachlan Wraps 'Illusion,' Preps For Lilith Fair Return

    May 17, 2010 12:08 PM EDT After wrapping "Laws of Illusion," her first album in seven years, last week for a June 15 release, Sarah McLachlan is turning her attention to preparations for Lilith Fair's return o the road after an 11-year break. "We talked about it every once in awhile, but the mood…

  19. Snoop Dogg, Estelle, Alex Chilton Tribute Bring SXSW to a Close

    March 21, 2010 5:00 PM EDT South by Southwest drew to a close on a rare rainy, frigid Saturday (March 20) in Austin, Tx. The late Alex Chilton was memorialized by colleagues, friends and admirers on Saturday at South By Southewest -- with words and, most importantly, with music. SXSW Photos | SXSW Main Page Following a…

  20. Norah Jones, Heart, Loretta Lynn Added To Lilith Fair Lineup

    January 21, 2010 4:29 PM EST Norah Jones , Heart , Loretta Lynn , Gossip and Cat Power are among the top female artists who have just been added to the lineup for Lilith Fair 2010, organizers announced today (Jan. 21). The revived touring music festival also added 15 more cities -- including Detroit, Nashville, Phoenix,…

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