1. Chicago Singer Nora O'Connor's One Hot Summer

    June 11, 2010 2:03 PM EDT For Chicago singer Nora O'Connor , the summer of 2010 is shaping up to be the highest-profile of her career. After a year of occasional dates and TV performances with Neko Case (alongside her regular harmonizer Kelly Hogan ) and a one-off reunion show with her former alt-country…

  2. Fergie, John Legend, BRMC Complete Bumbershoot Bill

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fergie, John Legend, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, (+)44 and the Apples In Stereo are among the final acts confirmed for the 2007 Bumbershoot festival, to be held Sept. 1-3 throughout the Seattle Cente Fergie, John Legend, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, (+)44 and the Apples In Stereo are among…

  3. Minus 5 Rocks With Wilco, Decemberists

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Enduring rock collective the Minus 5 will on Feb. 7 release its next studio album, "The Gun Album." Enduring rock collective the Minus 5 will on Feb. 7 release its next studio album, "The Gun Album." The Yep Roc set features core members Scott McCaughey, guitarist John…

  4. Bumbershoot Books 2005 Lineup

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Common, Devo, Trey Anastasio, Ani DiFranco, the New York Dolls, Dashboard Confessional and Talib Kweli are among the top acts confirmed for Seattle's 35th annual Bumbershoot arts festival. Common, Devo, Trey Anastasio, Ani DiFranco, the New York Dolls, Dashboard Confessional and Talib…

  5. Harding Forms Quartet For 'Songs Of Misfortune'

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Continuing what he says has been the busiest year of his life, John Wesley Harding has assembled a vocal quartet to perform songs related to his debut novel. Continuing what he says has been the busiest year of his life, John Wesley Harding has assembled a vocal quartet to perform songs…

  6. Musicians Step Up Stumping Ahead Of Election

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With the U.S. presidential election a little more than a week away, everyone from hip-hop moguls Russell Simmons and P. Diddy to John Kerry's old bandmates are making get out the vote appearances. With the U.S. presidential election a little more than a week away, everyone from hip-hop…

  7. Minus 5 Brings Forth The 'Rock'

    December 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Seattle-based indie-rock supergroup the Minus 5 will rerelease the little-known album "In Rock" early next year on Yep Roc Records. Seattle-based indie-rock supergroup the Minus 5 will rerelease the little-known album "In Rock" early next year on Yep Roc Records. The set,…

  8. Harding Reshapes 'Shadow' Into 'Apple'

    December 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST After more than a year of uncertainty, John Wesley Harding will early next year release a new studio album backed by full band. "Adam's Apple" is due Feb. 17 and was preceded in October by "Garden of After more than a year of uncertainty, John Wesley Harding will early…

  9. All Tomorrow's Parties Solidifies L.A. Plans

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Los Angeles edition of the All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival has solidified its lineup. The Los Angeles edition of the All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival, which was postponed until Sept. 26-28 due to "sluggish ticket sales," has solidified its lineup. Among the…

  10. South By Southwest Diary: Day Two

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST South By Southwest Diary: Day Two Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW) is a music and media conference offering industry-related panels and presentations, as well as more than 900 acts performing in more than 50 venues over the course of four days (March 12-16). Billboard.com…

  11. Nick Cave Plants New Bad Seeds

    February 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Tired of being bound by the traditional major-label album-tour-album cycle, Nick Cave marks a new chapter in his career -- one focused on spontaneity and capturing of-the-moment energy -- with the release of he and the Bad Seeds' Anti-…

  12. Billboard Bits: AMAs, Papa Roach, John Wesley Harding

    December 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on an American Music Awards ticket auction for charity, Papa Roach recording a song for the "Biker Boyz" soundtrack, and John Wesley Harding's brief tour of England. Tickets to the 30th annula American Music Awards (AMA) are being auctioned online to benefit the Neil…

  13. Cave, Bad Seeds Looking To Work Quickly

    November 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' forthcoming Anti-/Epitaph debut, "Nocturama," is to be the first of three albums released by the band over the next three years, Cave tells Billboard. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' forthcoming Anti-/Epitaph debut , "Nocturama," is to…

  14. John Wesley Harding Finds 'Swings' Lurking In 'Shadow'

    October 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The fact that John Wesley Harding isn't currently signed to a recording contract didn't stop him from recording and releasing a new album. He recently issued the studio set "Swings and Roundabouts," t The fact that John Wesley Harding isn't currently signed to a…

  15. Billboard Bits: Mammoth/Hollywood, Nelly, Britney/Justin

    April 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bits on Mammoth/Hollywood, Nelly, Britney/Justin The Walt Disney Co.'s Buena Vista Music Group is shutting down operations at Mammoth Records and letting go the 14-person staff, sources tell Billboard Bulletin. The roster of Mammoth, which will continue to exist as an imprint, will be…

  16. Harding Readies 'Shadowy' New Album

    April 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter John Wesley Harding (real name: Wesley Stace) has once again sharpened his engaging storytelling skills to create his ninth studio album, "The Man With No Shadow." Due June 25 via Ma Singer/songwriter John Wesley Harding (real name: Wesley Stace) has once again…