1. 14 New Zealand Acts You Need to Know About

    October 17, 2014 5:17 AM EDT New Zealand has been punching well above its weight in recent years. Think Lorde . Think The Naked and the Famous , Broods , Gin Wigmore , Ladyhawke   and  Kimbra (oh, and don't forget   Flight of the Conchords ). If you figured that’s it, think again. With the nominations announced…

  2. Lorde & Sol3 Mio Lead NZ Music Awards Nominations

    October 16, 2014 5:23 AM EDT With five nominations each, Lorde and classical-crossover trio Sol3 Mio lead the pack heading into the 49th annual New Zealand Music Awards. Rapper David Dallas and soul singer Ladi6 are close behind with four nods each. Vodafone is once again sponsoring the country's premier music…

  3. Yep Roc Celebrates 15 Years With Concerts, Rarities

    May 16, 2012 12:15 PM EDT Exclusive Premiere: Watch Robyn Hitchcock's 'There Goes the Ice' Video Yep Roc Records will celebrate 15 years with a three-night birthday party. The indie label's Yep Roc 15 concerts will be held October 11-13 at the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, North Carolina, and…

  4. Pearl Jam Caps PJ20 Fest With The Strokes, QOTSA, Chris Cornell All-Star Jam: Photos

    September 05, 2011 10:45 AM EDT How did Pearl Jam top its guest-laden headlining set at Saturday's PJ20 birthday celebration / festival in East Troy, WI? The band capped the weekend Sunday (Sept. 4) with a three-hour workout that included a second Temple of the Dog reunion with Soundgarden 's Chris Cornell,…

  5. Pearl Jam Fest Wows With Chris Cornell/Temple of The Dog, Multiple Guests

    September 04, 2011 5:29 AM EDT In an epic kickoff to the band's two-day festival celebrating its 20th anniversary, Pearl Jam 's nearly three-hour rarities-studded set at Wisconsin's Alpine Valley Music Theater Saturday (Sept. 3) tapped a rich vein of Seattle rock history when Soundgarden 's Chris…

  6. Pearl Jam Reveals WI Labor Day Fest, Canadian Tour, Film, Book

    May 16, 2011 12:06 PM EDT Pearl Jam has finally confirmed the details for its own festival, as well as a film, tour and book in celebration of the 20th anniversary of its debut album, "Ten." Anchored by the only U.S. performances by Pearl Jam this year, the festival will be held Labor Day weekend (Sept. 3-4)…

  7. Liam Finn Talks New Album, Band And Tour

    April 21, 2011 2:43 PM EDT Liam Finn could have played -- and captivated -- a much larger place. But with his first full solo studio album in three years in his back pocket and a still-unnamed band flanking him, Finn brought his manic, likeable live energy (on vocals, drums, theremin, and guitar) and his well-crafted,…

  8. Crowded House / July 19, 2010 / New York

    July 20, 2010 4:00 PM EDT Neil Finn has begun sporting a mustache. And as the Crowded House frontman confided to the band's audience Monday night at New York's Bowery Ballroom, the public response hasn't been kind. "A review the other day basically said I looked more like the head waiter on the…

  9. Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder Announces Solo Tour

    April 08, 2009 1:48 PM EDT Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder will tour selected Eastern and Southern U.S. cities in June, the band announced on its website today (April 8). Vedder's new 14-date solo trek starts June 8 in Albany, N.Y. and hits intimate venues in Baltimore, Philadelphia, Nashville, Memphis and Atlanta…

  10. Eddie Vedder Scales Back At NYC Solo Show

    August 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder relied on little more than his voice and guitar last night (Aug. 4) during the third show of his summer solo tour at New York's United Palace Theatre, offering a 28-song set f Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder relied on little more than his voice and guitar last…

  11. Eddie Vedder Plots East Coast Solo Tour

    July 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As a complement to his first solo tour in April, which only visited the West Coast, Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder will head east for another round of dates later this summer. As a complement to his first solo tour in April, which only visited the West Coast, Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder…

  12. Harper, Irons Join Eddie Vedder In Los Angeles

    April 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ben Harper and former Pearl Jam drummer Jack Irons made surprise appearances last night (April 13) at the second of two Eddie Vedder solo shows at Los Angeles' Wiltern Theatre. Ben Harper and former Pearl Jam drummer Jack Irons made surprise appearances last night (April 13) at the…

  13. Finn Ready For Tour With Family Pal Vedder

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST New Zealand singer/songwriter Liam Finn is on the road to promote his Yep Roc solo debut, "I'll Be Lightning," including a support slot for Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder's first solo run in April. New Zealand singer/songwriter Liam Finn is on the road to promote his Yep…

  14. Vedder Heads West For Spring Solo Shows

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder will embark on his first solo tour this spring, on the heels of his Monkeywrench/J soundtrack to the acclaimed film "Into the Wild." Dates begin April 2 in Vancouver; L Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder will embark on his first solo tour this spring, on…