1. Mark Olson, "Many Colored Kite"

    August 20, 2010 2:52 PM EDT Mark Olson asks at the beginning of his second solo album: "What would you do . . . if you lost everything good?" This braces us for another heart-rending rumination along the lines of 2007's transformative "The Salvation Blues." But that's not the story on "…

  2. Song Debut: David Gray "Draw The Line"

    September 09, 2009 3:48 PM EDT Gray decided to try something different with his new record. Listen for yourself. After seventh album "Life in Slow Motion" rose into the top 20 of the Billboard 200 in 2005, David Gray decided to try something different with new record "Draw The Line." "I knew I was…

  3. David Gray 'Draws The Line' On Upcoming Album

    August 21, 2009 1:38 PM EDT Despite worldwide sales of 12 million albums and two consecutive Top 20 releases in the U.S., David Gray went for "a complete overhaul" on his upcoming seventh studio set, "Draw the Line." "I knew I was gonna change things even as far back as making (2005's) &…

  4. David Gray Ready To 'Draw The Line'

    June 02, 2009 1:28 PM EDT After a four year break, British singer-songwriter David Gray is set to return September 22 with "Draw The Line," his first set of all new songs since 2005's "Life In Slow Motion." While the final track list is still being finalized, fans can expect at least eleven…

  5. R.E.M. Surprises At Carnegie Hall Tribute

    March 12, 2009 9:46 AM EDT R.E.M. made a surprise appearance last night (March 11) at Carnegie Hall. The band was being honored with a tribute show that boasted 20 different performers interpreting R.E.M.’s vast catalog. Stipe was humbled by the depth and range of the evening, and proceeded to play “E-Bow The Letter”…

  6. M. Ward, Marc Ribot On Jolie Holland Album

    July 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Jolie Holland has put the finishing touches on her fourth album, "The Living and the Dead," due Oct. 7 via Anti-. Singer/songwriter Jolie Holland has put the finishing touches on her fourth album, "The Living and the Dead," due Oct. 7 via Anti-. Holland…

  7. Moby, BNL, Of Montreal Rock 'For The Kids'

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Moby, Barenaked Ladies and Of Montreal are among the 20 acts contributing children's songs to the third installation of the benefit album "For the Kids." Moby, Barenaked Ladies and Of Montreal are among the 20 acts contributing children's songs to the third installation of…

  8. Billboard Bits: Aguilera/Blige, Noise Pop, The Comas

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Two of the biggest names in pop will descend on NBA All-Star Weekend in Las Vegas for performances. Christina Aguilera will headline the Feb. 18 game's halftime show, which will also feature Toni Brax Two of the biggest names in pop will descend on NBA All-Star Weekend in Las Vegas for…

  9. Bono, Sting, Lou Reed Fill 'Rogue's Gallery'

    June 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bono, Sting, Lou Reed and Nick Cave are just a handful of the artists who have lent their voices to "Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys," due Aug. 22 via Anti-. Bono, Sting, Lou Reed and Nick Cave are just a handful of the artists who have lent their…

  10. JOLIE HOLLAND, "Springtime Can Kill You"

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In a perfect world, everyone would know the name Jolie Holland and she'd have a following as large as contemporaries Lucinda Williams and Emmylou Harris. In a perfect world, everyone would know the name Jolie Holland and she'd have a following as large as contemporaries Lucinda…

  11. Indie Favorites Pay Tribute To Will Oldham

    December 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Red House Painters/Sun Kil Moon leader Mark Kozelek, Calexico, Iron & Wine, the Impossible Shapes, Scout Niblett, Jolie Holland, Pinetop Seven and the Court and Spark are among the acts contributi Red House Painters/Sun Kil Moon leader Mark Kozelek, Calexico, Iron & Wine, the…

  12. Billboard Bits: Sweet, Save The Music, Danko Jones

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Matthew Sweet, Save The Music, Danko Jones Matthew Sweet will hit the road in November for a North American tour in support of his two new albums , "Living Things" and "Kimi Ga Suki * Raifu." Twelve dates are confirmed so far, kicking off Nov. 3 in Denver at the…