1. Throwing Muses Buck the Label System: 'We're Dancing on Its Grave'

    October 18, 2013 2:15 PM EDT The last time Throwing Muses released an album was a decade ago. But the influential band-U.K. label 4AD's first American signing in 1986-hasn't been on hiatus. Leader Kristin Hersh, drummer David Narcizo and bassist Bernard George were still writing and gigging together, weaving…

  2. Singer Vic Chesnutt Dead At 45

    December 25, 2009 10:30 PM EST Vic Chesnutt , a singer-songwriter from Athens, Ga. known for his painful and poignant songs, died on Friday (Dec. 25) after an apparent suicide attempt. He was 45. "In the few short years that we knew him personally, Vic transformed our sense of what true character, grace and…

  3. 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”…

  4. Billboard Bits: Springsteen Tribute, Grammys, 'Xanadu'

    February 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Jewel, Steve Earle, Babyface and Pete Yorn are among the artists confirmed for an April 5 benefit concert at New York's Carnegie Hall celebrating the music of Bruce Springsteen. Jewel, Steve Earle, Babyface and Pete Yorn are among the artists confirmed for an April 5 benefit concert at…

  5. Indie Rock On Display At Sixth Musicfest NW

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A host of top indie rock acts will descend on Portland, Ore., in September for the sixth Musicfest NW. Among the artists performing throughout the city from Sept. 7-9 are the Black Keys, Silver Jews, A host of top indie rock acts will descend on Portland, Ore., in September for the sixth…

  6. Black Does Iggy, Sweet Covers Petty On 'Reunion'

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Originally planned for a September release, the compilation "High School Reunion: A Tribute to Those Great 80s Films" will now arrive Dec. 1 via American Laundromat and Face Down Records. Originally planned for a September release, the compilation "High School Reunion: A…

  7. Patti Smith To Headline Meltdown Festival

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Patti Smith will headline this summer's Meltdown Festival at London's South Bank Centre, which will run from June 11-26. Patti Smith will headline this summer's Meltdown Festival at London's South Bank Centre, which will run from June 11-26. The event will be highlighted…

  8. Hersh's 50 Foot Wave Copes With Bad Timing

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kristin Hersh had something else entirely in mind when she named her new band 50 Foot Wave. Kristin Hersh had something else entirely in mind when she named her new band 50 Foot Wave. Sometimes there's just not much you can do about bad timing. "It's either on my part or God&…

  9. Doe Inks With Yep Roc For 'Forever'

    December 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST X guitarist/vocalist John Doe has inked with independent label Yep Roc, which will on March 22 release his next album, "Forever." X guitarist/vocalist John Doe has inked with independent label Yep Roc, which will on March 22 release his next album, "Forever." The 11-track…

  10. Billboard Bits: Pixies, Stefani, Kem

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stories on the Pixies, Gwen Stefani and Kem The Pixies' wildly successful reunion tour will close with a Dec. 18 double-header at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom, where the band has already sold out six prior engagements. The Pixies will play a 7 p.m. show with support from Mike…

  11. Travis, Guster Look Back On 'Everwood'

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Travis, Guster, Toby Lightman and Sixpence None The Richer's Leigh Nash are among the acts contributing newly recorded covers for the soundtrack to the WB series "Everwood," due Oct. 19 via Nettwerk. Travis, Guster, Toby Lightman and Sixpence None The Richer's Leigh Nash…

  12. Female Musicians Lead Domestic Violence Benefit

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST A host of female musicians have donated "special and previously unreleased tracks" to "Respond II," a two-disc compilation that will benefit families affected by domestic violence. A host of female musicians have donated "special and previously unreleased tracks"…

  13. Phillips Brings The 'Love,' Tours With Doe, Hersh

    July 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Grant-Lee Phillips will commercially release "Ladies' Love Oracle," a collection of solo acoustic material, Aug. 20 via Zoe/Rounder. Recorded over the course of three days during October 1999 in produ Grant-Lee Phillips will commercially release "Ladies' Love Oracle,…

  14. Uplister Plans Subscription Download Service

    July 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Uplister Inc., an Oakland, Calif.-based music-playlist sharing service, is developing a download subscription offering and has entered into content-distribution deals with indie labels Beggars Group, Uplister Inc., an Oakland, Calif.-based music-playlist sharing service, is developing a…

  15. Billboard Bits: Bowie/Moby, Red House Painters, and more

    January 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on David Bowie and Moby joining the Tibet House Lineup, new Red House Painters album, death of James Carr, and Kristin Hersh/Rosenbergs at Washington, D.C. music summit.. David Bowie and Moby have joined the lineup for the 2001 Tibet House Benefit, set for Feb. 26 at New York's…