1. Weezer Plots Cruise, Side-by-Side Shows With the Flaming Lips

    July 12, 2011 3:15 PM EDT After a successful string of "Pinkerton" and "Blue Album" shows ( dubbed the Memories Tour ) late last year, Weezer is trying out a few more unconventional touring ideas. First the band announced two "side-by-side" shows with the Flaming Lips yesterday, while…

  2. Joe Pernice / August 7, 2009 / New York (Bowery Ballroom)

    August 11, 2009 2:44 PM EDT Joe Pernice was delivering a lovely rendition of "Chevy Van" when he suddenly cracked up like a school kid trying to suppress a laugh in class. "Sorry," he said with a grin. "It's just too fucking creepy. I've never done this before, but I really implore you…

  3. Dinosaur Jr. Rises Again With 'Farm'

    July 27, 2009 12:00 PM EDT The veteran alt-rock band Dinosaur Jr. made a splash on the Billboard 200 last month with its first release on Jagjaguwar, "Farm." At No. 29, the album's debut marks the peak position in the band's 25-year career and signals the beginning of a fruitful relationship with…

  4. Billboard Bits: Sebadoh, Jason Isbell, Avril Lavigne

    April 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sebadoh's 1989 debut, "The Freed Man," will appear on CD for the first time in a new edition due July 10 via Domino. The album has been expanded into a 52-track extravaganza, including scores of previ Sebadoh's 1989 debut, "The Freed Man," will appear on CD for…

  5. Billboard Bits: Dinosaur Jr., Mixtape Inc.

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The original lineup of alternative rock troupe Dinosaur Jr. are taking to the road this spring/summer in support of their forthcoming effort "Beyond." Lou Barlow, J Mascis and Murph will be playing mu The original lineup of alternative rock troupe Dinosaur Jr. are taking to the road…

  6. Dinosaur Jr. Inks With Fat Possum For Reunion CD

    January 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Reunited alt-rock trio Dinosaur Jr. has signed with Fat Possum, which will release in the spring unveil the band's first album with its original lineup since 1989. Reunited alt-rock trio Dinosaur Jr. has signed with Fat Possum, which will release in the spring unveil the band's…

  7. Sebadoh Springs Back To Action For 2007 Tour

    January 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST After working tirelessly on reissuing Sebadoh's 1991 album "III" this past summer, original drummer/songwriter Eric Gaffney tells Billboard.com the time was right for a reunion with his former bandmat After working tirelessly on reissuing Sebadoh's 1991 album "III…

  8. Classic Sebadoh Lineup Reuniting For 2007 Tour

    December 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Having spent the past two years on tour with the original lineup of Dinosaur Jr., Lou Barlow is now setting his sights on Sebadoh, which became his main musical outlet after exiting Dinosaur Jr. in th Having spent the past two years on tour with the original lineup of Dinosaur Jr., Lou Barlow…

  9. ENSEMBLE, "Ensemble"

    November 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ensemble is the moniker of Montreal composer Olivier Alary, an artist who garnered recognition after he signed with Fat Cat earlier this decade. Ensemble is the moniker of Montreal composer Olivier Alary, an artist who garnered recognition after he signed with Fat Cat earlier this decade.…

  10. Dinosaur Jr. Delivering New Album, Live DVD

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Having reunited last year with its original lineup for the first time since 1989, Dinosaur Jr. is nearly finished with a new studio album, Billboard.com can reveal. Having reunited last year with its original lineup for the first time since 1989, Dinosaur Jr. is nearly finished with a new…

  11. ADAM GREEN, "Jacket Full of Danger"

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It seems like the cool thing to do these days in hipster land is to prove just how much you are not a hipster. It seems like the cool thing to do these days in hipster land is to prove just how much you are not a hipster. And by those standards, former Moldy Peach Adam Green has proven once…

  12. Rhino Bolsters '90s Dinosaur Jr. Albums

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rhino has set a May 16 release date for expanded reissues of Dinosaur Jr.'s first two major-label albums, 1991's "Green Mind" and 1993's "Where You Been," Billboard.com has learned. Rhino has set a May 16 release date for expanded reissues of Dinosaur Jr.&…

  13. Billboard Bits: Dinosaur Jr, Presley, 'Idol'

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Dinosaur Jr, Presley, 'Idol' Reunited rock trio Dinosaur Jr will film a live DVD during its Dec. 2-3 run at New York's Irving Plaza. The DVD will be produced by the German company Gold in Berlin, which is run by Dinosaur Jr vocalist/guitarist J Mascis' brother-in…

  14. Dinosaur Jr. Focusing On Oldies On Tour

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sensing the climate was right for a reunion, the original members of Dinosaur Jr. are preparing for a summer tour. Sensing the climate was right for a reunion, the original members of Dinosaur Jr. are preparing for a summer tour. "We didn't realize there was like a lot of interest,…

  15. Dinosaur Jr. Tackles TV, Summer Shows

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST The reunited original lineup of influential modern rock act Dinosaur Jr. will perform on television for the first time April 15 on CBS' "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson." The reunited original lineup of influential modern rock act Dinosaur Jr. will perform on television…

  16. Billboard Bits: 'Robots,' Early Man, Lou Barlow

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on 'Robots,' Early Man, Lou Barlow Fountains Of Wayne ("Tell Me What You Already Did"), Ricky Fante ("Shine") and Earth, Wind & Fire ("Love's Dance") have recorded new songs for the "Robots" soundtrack, due March 1 via Virgin.…

  17. Hot Product

    January 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The latest album from singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco, "Knuckle Down," co-produced by Joe Henry (Righteous Babe). A new album from veteran synth-pop act Erasure, "Nightbird" (Mute). The latest release…

  18. Wilson, Costello Sign On For South By Southwest

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST The revival of Brian Wilson's long dormant "Smile" album will be the subject of an all-star panel discussion at this year's South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas. The revival of Brian Wilson's long dormant "Smile" album will be the subject of an…

  19. Merge Unearths Dinosaur Jr. Reissues

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Merge will on March 22 reissue Dinosaur Jr.'s first three albums "Dinosaur," "You're Living All Over Me" and "Bug." Merge will on March 22 reissue Dinosaur Jr.'s first three albums "Dinosaur," "You're Living All Over Me"…

  20. Additional titles hitting stores this week include:

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Additional titles -- A new studio album from singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco, "Evolve" (Righteous Babe). -- Dancehall veteran Buju Banton's "Friend for Life" (VP/Anti), featuring Sly & Robbie, Fat Joe, and Wayne Wonder. -- Modern rock outfit A.F.I.'s "…

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