1. Michael Cera Releases Album He Calls 'Honest'

    August 16, 2014 7:25 PM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Michael Cera released an indie folk album last week - quietly, in a way almost as unassuming as the actor himself. "I would record a lot of the songs in the middle of the night just at home. I never thought anyone would ever listen to them," he said in an interview…

  2. Doc Neeson, Frontman with Australia’s The Angels, Dies At 67

    June 04, 2014 2:41 AM EDT Bernard "Doc" Neeson, the frontman of hitmaking Australian rock group the Angels (also known as Angel City and The Angels from Angel City), has died after a battle with brain cancer. He was 67. At its peak, the Angels was the quintessential Aussie pub-rock band; a group blessed with…

  3. Michael Cera Readies Broadway Debut In 'This Is Our Youth'

    April 10, 2014 2:46 AM EDT Kenneth Lonergan's This Is Our Youth, which has been a magnet for top talent since it was first produced in 1996, is headed for Broadway, with Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin and fashion media darling Tavi Gevinson set to play the three adrift characters in the caustic but compassionate…

  4. SXSW: Mohawk, Cheer Up Charlie's Staying Open Following Car Crash

    March 13, 2014 6:26 PM EDT Festival also launches SXSW Cares Fund for Austin victims. Following last night's deadly car crash outside of the Mohawk and Cheer Up Charlie's on Austin's Red River Street, the planned South By Southwest shows at those two venues will be going on as scheduled on Thursday night…

  5. SXSW: John Doe of X, Kieran Leonard Give Accounts of Fatal Incident

    March 13, 2014 2:37 PM EDT "It seemed like he was deliberately swerving to try to hit people, sort of like a video game," Leonard says of the suspect Billboard has spoken with artists and others who were at or around the scene of the fatal car crash on Red River Street in Austin during South By Southwest.…

  6. South By Southwest Reveals First List of Bands for 2014: Los Lonely Boys, Urge Overkill and a Wilco Side Project in the Mix

    October 16, 2013 3:00 PM EDT Acts playing the 2014 edition of South By Southwest have begun to trickle out, with a first band list announced today (Oct. 16). The extensive list, the first of many prior to the March festival, includes a number of musicians and bands, with an established slant toward breaking and under…

  7. Bonnaroo 2013: R. Kelly, Bjork, 'Weird Al' Yankovic Keep Saturday Steaming

    June 16, 2013 4:30 AM EDT By the third day of Bonnaroo (June 15), patrons of the Manchester, Tenn. fest were starting to get into the swing of things. After a couple days on the grounds, the masses were beginning to get more accustomed to the setting around them, finding their way around, and interacting as a…

  8. Respect: Celebrating Four Tet’s 'Rounds'

    May 09, 2013 12:30 PM EDT The tenth anniversary reissue prompts various beatmakers like FaltyDL, Baths and more to reflect on the seminal album. The labels "folktronica" and "IDM" seem like feeble attempts to capture the organic, contemplative ebb and flow of Four Tet's influential…

  9. Four Tet, "Love Cry"

    December 04, 2009 5:58 PM EST Almost five years after his last full-length release, English avant-hip-hop trailblazer Kieran Hebden is set to return in 2010 with "There Is Love in You." Those looking for more of the caustic angularity on 2005's "Everything Ecstatic" will be shocked at the…

  10. Billboard Bits: My Morning Jacket, Merge, Foo Fighters

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT My Morning Jacket has canceled its fall European tour, as frontman Jim James is still recovering from injuries suffered after a ... My Morning Jacket has canceled its fall European tour, as frontman Jim James is still recovering from injuries suffered after a stage fall this month in Iowa…

  11. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    May 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Neil Diamond aims to recapture studio magic with producer Rick Rubin on "Home Before Dark," Clay Aiken sings from the heart on his new album and Gavin DeGraw offers up more "primal" tunes in this week A live CD/DVD from pop superstar Josh Groban, "Awake" (143…

  12. Billboard Bits: New Kids/Zootopia, River To River, Emmylou Harris

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The reunited New Kids On The Block's first gig in 14 years will take place May 17 at New York radio station Z100's annual Zootopia concert. The reunited New Kids On The Block's first gig in 14 years will take place May 17 at New York radio station Z100's annual Zootopia…

  13. SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN, "Fire Escape"

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Playing upon legendary critic Greil Marcus' famous line in his American folk analysis "Invisible Republic," "New, Weird America" was a phrase coined by Scottish writer David Keenan in his cover story Playing upon legendary critic Greil Marcus' famous line in his…

  14. Four Tet Ready To Dance With New Tunes

    April 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Having spent the bulk of his time of late recording and touring with jazz drummer Steve Reid and making a new album with his band Fridge, Four Tet's Kieran Hebden is ready to return to his own music. Having spent the bulk of his time of late recording and touring with jazz drummer Steve…

  15. Fridge Warms To 'Sun' After Six-Year Break

    April 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. experimental trio Fridge will break a six-year hiatus from the studio with a new album, "The Sun," due June 26 via Temporary Residence Ltd. U.K. experimental trio Fridge will break a six-year hiatus from the studio with a new album, "The Sun," due June 26 via…

  16. Billboard Bits: Gloria Estefan, Pepsi Smash, Hebden/Reid

    January 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Latin superstar Gloria Estefan will host a gala Feb. 9 at her Miami Beach home to benefit the Gloria Estefan Foundation. Proceeds from the event will go to the Miami Children's Hospital Brain Institut Latin superstar Gloria Estefan will host a gala Feb. 9 at her Miami Beach home to…

  17. McMurtry, Cash, Crowell Top Americana Nominees

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT James McMurtry tops the nominees for the fifth annual Americana Honors & Awards, announced yesterday (June 15) in Nashville. McMurtry earned three nominations for album, artist and song of the yea James McMurtry tops the nominees for the fifth annual Americana Honors & Awards,…

  18. Four Tet 'Kicks' Back With Compilation

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Four Tet's Kieran Hebden takes the helm of !K7's long-running "DJ Kicks" series, which will be released this summer. Four Tet's Kieran Hebden takes the helm of !K7's long-running "DJ Kicks" series, which will be released in mid-July. The 20-track set…

  19. Noise Pop Fest Drafts Rogue Wave, Thursday

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rogue Wave, Thursday, Isis, the National, Feist, Two Gallants, Minus the Bear, Kid Koala, the Dirtbombs, We Are Scientists and a collaboration between Four Tet and drummer Steve Reid will all be on di Rogue Wave, Thursday, Isis, the National, Feist, Two Gallants, Minus the Bear, Kid Koala,…

  20. Four Tet Keeping Busy With Collaborations, DVD

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Four Tet's Kieran Hebden just released his latest Domino album, "Everything Ecstatic," but the electronica artist is already busy with several other projects. Four Tet's Kieran Hebden just released his latest Domino album, "Everything Ecstatic," but the…

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