1. The Roots Plotting 'Orchestral' New Album

    June 03, 2011 4:30 PM EDT For the follow-up to the Roots ' 2010 album, "How I Got Over," drummer ?uestlove says the veteran hip-hop band is planning a "concept album" with orchestral arrangements. "This is going to be our first full-fledged narrative concept album," ?uestlove told…

  2. 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”…

  3. New York Venue City Winery Preps For Opening

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST City Winery, a new New York venue being launched by Knitting Factory founder Michael Dorf, will open on New Year's Eve with a concert by Joan Osborne. City Winery, a new New York venue being launched by Knitting Factory founder Michael Dorf, will open on New Year's Eve with a…

  4. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    May 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bjork bounces back with eclectic collaborators on her first album in three years, the late Elliott Smith is saluted with the release of a host of archival recordings, Barbra Streisand celebrates her h New album from British rock outfits the Clientele ("God Save the Clientele," Merge…

  5. Billboard Bits: Keren Ann, Emily King, the Exies

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST After a three-year absence of solo material, singer/songwriter Keren Ann will return with new, eponymous album, due May 8 via Metro Blue/Blue Note. The nine-track set was recorded in five different co After a three-year absence of solo material, singer/songwriter Keren Ann will return with…

  6. First Acts Confirmed for CMJ Music Marathon

    August 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Black Keys, Deerhoof, Joseph Arthur, Blue Cheer, Portastatic, Suzanne Vega, Keren Ann, Hot Chip, the Slits and Madlib are among the first batch of artists confirmed for the annual CMJ Music Marath The Black Keys, Deerhoof, Joseph Arthur, Blue Cheer, Portastatic, Suzanne Vega, Keren Ann,…

  7. Nolita

    April 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Keren Ann lets her folky predisposition roam expansive terrains on "Nolita," a set that tumbles at its own leisurely pace even as the winds shift from reflective wistfulness to darkly perilous. Keren Ann lets her folky predisposition roam expansive terrains on "Nolita," a…