1. Diplo Turns to Turntable.fm to Test New Material

    July 07, 2011 3:40 PM EDT Indie tastemakers and fans gathered in the "VIPfest" Turntable.fm room last Monday night where Philadelphia-based DJ Diplo premiered three new Major Lazer tracks. On June 28, Carles of the blog Hipster Runoff posted a Twitpic invitation to #VIPfest, a Turntable.fm room promising …

  2. Diego Garcia, "Laura"

    April 22, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Possessing a melodic pop sensibility with a nostalgic nod to romantic ballads of the '60s and '70s, former Elefant frontman Diego Garcia emerges with a stellar solo debut that's familiar in theme. The haunting "Laura" tugs at the sentiment of lost love; not knowing…

  3. 23OnTV

    June 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 5 - 11, 2006. MONDAY, JUNE 5 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist(s): Katharine McPhee. "The View," ABC Featured artist(s): Chris Brown (also scheduled: Sigourney Weaver). "The Essentials," MTV2 Featured artist(s): Gorillaz. …

  4. Elefant

    May 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT "[I] think how much the neighborhood has changed in two weeks," says bassist Jeff James. We finished Ann Arbor and headed for the border. We arrived about 5:30 AM and I had just fallen asleep. For whatever reason we were held in customs for about two hours so when I woke up in…

  5. 21OnTV

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 22-29, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 22 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist(s): Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley (also scheduled: Bruce Willis). "Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball," ABC Featured artist(s): John Legend, Patti Labelle, Gladys Knight,…

  6. Elefant

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT "The amount of life that gets crammed into these tours is astounding," says bassist Jeff James. Hello world. Here we are again seeing America from the perspective of perpetual motion. We have done seven shows, gone from the south to the north, and stopped for nothing. The amount of…

  7. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    April 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The seventh studio album from Southern rock mainstays Drive-By Truckers and the latest effort from in-demand producer/artist Junkie XL top this week's Hot Product. An album from synth-pop veterans Erasure, "Union Street," featuring stripped-down versions of previous hits (Mute)…

  8. Billboard Bits: Jenny Lewis, Elefant, Tom Petty

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Jenny Lewis, Elefant, Tom Petty Rilo Kiley's Jenny Lewis will play her first solo shows in early February. So far, three dates are confirmed for Los Angeles (Feb. 2, Vista Theatre), San Francisco (Feb. 3, Swedish American Hall) and New York (Feb. 5, Angel Orensanz Foundation) and…