1. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Get the scoop on new albums from modern rock acts Yellowcard and P.O.D., a Southern soul-infused effort from indie chanteuse Cat Power, a potential American hit for overseas "popera" act Il Divo and m The first solo album from Guided By Voices frontman Robert Pollard since the band&…

  2. First Round Of Artists Confirmed For SXSW

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Secret Machines, Robert Pollard, Cat Power, Beth Orton, Belle & Sebastian, Calexico, Neko Case, Tom Verlaine, Giant Sand, Nickel Creek and Dashboard Confessional are among the first acts confirmed Secret Machines, Robert Pollard, Cat Power, Beth Orton, Belle & Sebastian, Calexico,…

  3. DIRTY THREE, "Cinder"

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT It has been a little over a decade since we first heard from this Melbourne-based trio and in that time frame, the group has slowly matured into something "post-rock" or "indie-instrumental" fans hold It has been a little over a decade since we first heard from this…

  4. Cat Power Summons Southern Soul On New CD

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cat Power chanteuse Chan Marshall soaks up Memphis soul on her new album, "The Greatest," due Jan. 26 via Matador. Cat Power chanteuse Chan Marshall soaks up Memphis soul on her new album, "The Greatest," due Jan. 26 via Matador. The 12-track set was recorded in three days…

  5. GARY BENCHLEY, Rock Star

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A wry debut about self-absorbed twentysomethings who ditch bourgeois gigs in data entry for rock-'n'-roll dreams. A wry debut about self-absorbed twentysomethings who ditch bourgeois gigs in data entry for rock-'n'-roll dreams. A 21st-century Candide, Gary Benchley fled…

  6. Wilco's Tweedy To Tour Solo

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy will spend the bulk of November on a solo tour, which will kick off Nov. 5 in Madison, Wis., and run through Nov. 22 in London. Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy will spend the bulk of November on a solo tour, which will kick off Nov. 5 in Madison, Wis., and run through…

  7. Dirty Three Finds Its Voice On New Album

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran instrumental trio the Dirty Three adds vocals to the mix for the first time in its career on "Cinder," its seventh studio album. Veteran instrumental trio the Dirty Three adds vocals to the mix for the first time in its career on "Cinder," its seventh studio album.…

  8. Sonic Youth, Sleater-Kinney To Rock ArthurFest

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Indie rock titans such as Sonic Youth, Sleater-Kinney, the Black Keys and Cat Power have signed on to perform at Arthur Magazine's first ArthurFest. Indie rock titans such as Sonic Youth, Sleater-Kinney, the Black Keys and Cat Power have signed on to perform at Arthur Magazine's…

  9. Patti Smith To Headline Meltdown Festival

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Patti Smith will headline this summer's Meltdown Festival at London's South Bank Centre, which will run from June 11-26. Patti Smith will headline this summer's Meltdown Festival at London's South Bank Centre, which will run from June 11-26. The event will be highlighted…

  10. Pixies Set For Sasquatch!, Eye Summer Shows

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Pixies, Kanye West, Wilco and Modest Mouse lead the lineup for the Sasquatch! Music festival, to be held May 28 at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Wash. Billboard.com had learned that the Pixies The Pixies, Kanye West, Wilco and Modest Mouse lead the lineup for the Sasquatch! Music…

  11. Laura Cantrell Signs With Matador

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST New York-based singer/songwriter Laura Cantrell has signed with Matador. New York-based singer/songwriter Laura Cantrell has signed with Matador. Her as-yet-untitled label debut is due in late spring and features contributions from Calexico's Joey Burns, John Convertino and Paul Niehaus,…

  12. Stooges, Black Keys On Kimbrough Tribute

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Iggy and the Stooges, the Black Keys and Pete Yorn are among the artists who have contributed tracks to a forthcoming tribute to Junior Kimbrough. Iggy and the Stooges, the Black Keys and Pete Yorn are among the artists who have contributed tracks to a forthcoming tribute to Junior Kimbrough.…

  13. Hot Product

    November 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Additional titles Additional new titles arriving in stores this week include: A new album from Elton John, "Peachtree Road" (Universal), as well as the four-disc DVD set "Dream Ticket: Four Destinations" (Best Buy). The sophomore A&M album from singer/songwriter…

  14. Cat Power Communes With 'Trees' On DVD

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Chan Marshall, better known as Cat Power, is the subject of the upcoming documentary "Speaking for Trees: A Film by Mark Borthwick." Singer/songwriter Chan Marshall, better known as Cat Power, is the subject of the upcoming documentary "Speaking for Trees: A…

  15. Matador Celebrates 15 With Triple-Disc Set

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Matador Records will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a double-disc collection of favorite tracks and rarities, plus a DVD of music videos. Matador Records will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a double-disc collection of favorite tracks and rarities, plus a DVD of music videos. The…

  16. Handsome Boys Surrounded By 'People' On New CD

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Handsome Boy Modeling School, an on-again/off-again project featuring Dan "The Automator" Nakamura and Prince Paul, will unleash its second album this fall. Due Nov. 9 via Atlantic, "White People" wil As tipped here in March, Handsome Boy Modeling School, an on-again/off…

  17. ATP Fest To Revisit California

    December 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Organizers for the U.K.-bred All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival have confirmed that the multi-day event will return to Southern California in 2004. Organizers for the U.K.-bred All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival have confirmed that the multi-day event will return to Southern…

  18. Top Indie Acts Set 'Haikus' To Music

    October 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cat Power, Stereolab's Laetitia Sadier, Alejandro Escovedo, Mark Eitzel, Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo, Steve Wynn and Giant Sand's Howe Gelb are among the acts that have leant their vocals to "16 Haiku & Cat Power, Stereolab's Laetitia Sadier, Alejandro Escovedo,…

  19. The Tangled Web

    October 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Web's most intriguing music-related issues and destinations. This week: Independent labels selling downloads and Stock and Roll. INDIES IN THE MIX: The new, legitimate Napster digital music store is set to launch later this month, and will initially be stocked with 500,000-plus…

  20. Rice Nabs Shortlist Music Prize

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice collected the third annual Shortlist Music Prize last night (Oct. 5), climaxing a four-and-a-half hour concert featuring Rice and seven of the nine other nominees a Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice collected the third annual Shortlist Music Prize last…

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