1. This Day in Music

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - The Intonation Music Festival opens its gates at Chicago's Union Park and manages to achieve a goal for all first-year festivals: it sells out. Headliners included the Decemberists, Tortoise, L 2005 - The Intonation Music Festival opens its gates at Chicago's Union Park and…

  2. 22OnTV

    May 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for May 28-June 3, 2007. MONDAY, May 28 "Today," NBC Featured artist(s): Maroon 5. "The View," ABC Featured artist(s): Avril Lavigne. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured artist(s): Nelly Furtado. "Jimmy Kimmel Live," ABC…

  3. Kweli Beats 'Drum' With Kanye, Norah Jones

    May 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Originally due last year, Talib Kweli's sixth album, "Ear Drum," is now back on the schedule for a July 24 release via his own Blacksmith Music label. Originally due last year , Talib Kweli's sixth album, "Ear Drum," is now back on the schedule for a July 24…

  4. Jazzy Jeff Nabs Meth, De La, Rhymefest For Solo Set

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST DJ Jazzy Jeff is putting the finishing touches on "The Return of the Magnificent," the follow-up to his 2002 solo debut "The Magnificent" (Rapster). Due early next year, the entirely self-produced dis DJ Jazzy Jeff is putting the finishing touches on "The Return of…

  5. Talib Kweli Beats New 'Drum'

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Talib Kweli's next solo album, "Ear Drum," will be the first release under his newly formed Blacksmith Music/Warner Bros. imprint. Rapper Talib Kweli's next solo album, "Ear Drum," will be the first release under his newly formed Blacksmith Music/Warner…

  6. This Day in Music

    July 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>26-year-old Karen Manders dies from injuries sustained from a 30-foot fall from a barrier at an overcrowded free concert in Brighton, England, headlined by Fatboy Slim.<br clear="none"/> 2005 - The Intonation Music Festival opens its gates at Chicago&…

  7. Eclectic Artists To Rock SummerStage

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A typically eclectic crew of artists will perform in the coming months as part of the SummerStage series in New York's Central Park. A typically eclectic crew of artists will perform in the coming months as part of the SummerStage series in New York's Central Park. Among the acts…

  8. Billboard Bits: Tom Vek, Pointer Sisters/Natalia, Go-Betweens

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Tom Vek, Pointer Sisters/Natalia, Go-Betweens Singer/songwriter Tom Vek has been tapped to perform his single "C-C (You Set the Fire in Me") on an upcoming episode of the Fox series "The O.C.," Billboard.com has learned. The performance will take place in the show&…

  9. Hip-Hop Heavyweights

    November 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Several notable hip-hop artists are dropping new albums this week, led by up-and-coming Houston rapper Chamillionaire's "The Sound of Revenge." Several notable hip-hop artists are dropping new albums this week, led by up-and-coming Houston rapper Chamillionaire's "The…

  10. Common, Mudvayne Join Big Day Out Lineup

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Common, Mudvayne, M.I.A., the Go! Team and LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy have joined the lineup for the Big Day Out festival tour of Australia and New Zealand. Common, Mudvayne, M.I.A., the Go! Team and LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy have joined the lineup for the Big Day Out…

  11. Kweli Teams With Koch For New Album

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rapper Talib Kweli has inked a one-album deal with Koch, which will on Nov. 22 release his next project, "Right About Now." Rapper Talib Kweli has inked a one-album deal with Koch, which will on Nov. 22 release his next project, "Right About Now." Led by the singles "…

  12. Mos Def, Talib Kweli Teaming For Tour

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Longtime hip-hop colleagues Mos Def and Talib Kweli will team for a fall tour under the heading Breed Love Odyssey, marking their first appearances together since a one-off reunion of their group Blac Longtime hip-hop colleagues Mos Def and Talib Kweli will team for a fall tour under the…

  13. Wu-Tang Checks In With The Underground

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Compilations rarely get labels or retailers excited these days. Yet when Babygrande Records founder Chuck Wilson received a pitch on an album that combines the production talents of Wu-Tang Clan membe Compilations rarely get labels or retailers excited these days. Yet when Babygrande Records…

  14. Franti Preaching Peace, Charity At San Fran Fest

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Like countless other musicians and organizations across the country, Michael Franti's annual Power to the Peaceful festival has a crucial new task this year: offering aid to victims of Hurricane Katri Like countless other musicians and organizations across the country, Michael Franti&…

  15. Intonation Fest Offers Musical Bang For The Buck

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Intonation Music Festival opened its gates at Chicago's Union Park over the weekend (July 16-17) and managed to achieve a goal for all first-year festivals: it sold out. The Intonation Music Festival opened its gates at Chicago's Union Park over the weekend (July 16-17) and…

  16. TV On The Radio, Interpol Lead Plug Awards

    February 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST New York-based rock acts TV On The Radio and Interpol took top honors at last night's (Feb. 9) Plug Awards in New York City. TV On The Radio won album of the year for its Touch & Go release "Despe New York-based rock acts TV On The Radio and Interpol took top honors at last…

  17. Coldplay, Nine Inch Nails To Headline Coachella

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Coldplay and Nine Inch Nails will headline the sixth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 30-May 1 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. The fest will also feature reunion Coldplay and Nine Inch Nails will headline the sixth Coachella Valley Music & Arts…

  18. The Beautiful Struggle

    October 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After recording well-received projects with Black Star partner Mos Def and Reflection Eternal colleague Hi-Tek, Talib Kweli went on his own in 2002 with "Quality." On this sophomore solo jaunt, the ly After recording well-received projects with Black Star partner Mos Def and…

  19. Billboard Bits: Puddle Of Mudd, The Roots, Warp

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Puddle Of Mudd, The Roots, Warp Puddle Of Mudd will guest on the debut episode of music video network Fuse's "7th Avenue Drop." Premiering Tuesday (Nov. 25), the show aims to feature interviews and performances by major artists in Fuse's street-front New York…

  20. Billboard Bits: Gracin, Mike Gordon, More Than Music

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Joshua Gracin, Mike Gordon, More Than Music "American Idol 2" finalist Joshua Gracin will not take part in the show's upcoming 39-city North American tour , due to military training commitments. Gracin, a Lance Corporal in the U.S. Marines, was the fourth runner-up in…

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