1. Bonnaroo Part Two Goes Off Without A Hitch

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Quickly becoming the biggest rock festival in the U.S., Bonnaroo wrapped early this morning (June 16) after a marathon set by the Dead. The performance, the last of those on the festival's main stage, Quickly becoming the biggest rock festival in the U.S., Bonnaroo wrapped early this…

  2. DiFranco, Franti Proclaim 'Not In Our Name'

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST DiFranco, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Ozomatli, Chuck D & the Fine Arts Militia, and spoken word artist Saul Williams have signed for the Not In Our Name benefit concert, to be held Jan. 31 at Ani DiFranco, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Ozomatli, Chuck D & the Fine Arts Militia,…

  3. Eclectic Artists Line Up For Voodoo Experience

    September 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Macy Gray, 311, and Blind Boys Of Alabama are among the initial artists announced for the fourth annual Voodoo Music Experience. Set for Nov. 2 in New Orleans City Park, the event will feature more th Macy Gray, 311, and Blind Boys Of Alabama are among the initial artists announced for the…

  4. Widespread Panic Sticks With Festival Plan

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In the wake of last weekend's death of founding guitarist Michael Houser, renowned jam band Widespread Panic will go on with its Seven Fiddlers Music Festival this weekend as planned. The finale of th In the wake of last weekend's death of founding guitarist Michael Houser, renowned…

  5. Widespread Panic Guitarist Fights Cancer

    July 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Michael Houser, guitarist for renowned jam band Widespread Panic, has been diagnosed with a terminal form of cancer. "I want to assure all of you that all that can be done has been done," Houser write Michael Houser, guitarist for renowned jam band Widespread Panic, has been…

  6. Panic Plans 'Seven Fiddler's' Fest

    June 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Georgia-based jam band Widespread Panic will end its summer tour by headlining both days of its own Seven Fiddler's Music Festival. Set for Aug. 17-18 at the Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre near Denver, Georgia-based jam band Widespread Panic will end its summer tour by headlining both…

  7. Los Lobos Turn 25 With 'Good Morning'

    March 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Los Lobos has set June 4 as the release date for its next album, "Good Morning Aztlan" (Mammoth). Co-produced by the band and John Leckie (Radiohead, the Verve), the 12-track set is the Los Angeles-ba Los Lobos has set June 4 as the release date for its next album, "Good…

  8. Spearhead Begins Work On New Album

    January 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Michael Franti, leader of rock-leaning hip-hop outfit Spearhead, has begun work on the Bay Area group's fourth album, tentatively titled "Everyone Deserves Music." Largely written on Singer/songwriter Michael Franti, leader of rock-leaning hip-hop outfit…

  9. Artists To Honor Roe V. Wade At Benefit

    December 18, 2001 12:00 AM EST Ani DiFranco, Bruce Hornsby, Joe Henry, and Blues Traveler's John Popper will perform at a Jan. 19 benefit concert at Lisner Auditorium on the campus of George Washington University in Washington, D.C Ani DiFranco, Bruce Hornsby, Joe Henry, and Blues Traveler's John Popper will…

  10. Listen.com Inks Indie Deals

    October 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST Online music company Listen.com has entered into content licensing deals with 19 independent labels for use of their music on Rhapsody, the on-demand streaming subscription service it is developing, B Online music company Listen.com has entered into content licensing deals with 19 independent…

  11. Groundwork—Act to Reduce Hunger

    October 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The release of this all-star compilation album coincides with Seattle's benefit concert series, Groundwork 2001. The release of this all-star compilation album coincides with Seattle's benefit concert series, Groundwork 2001. For the uninitiated, Groundwork supports the efforts of…

  12. Billboard Bits: Spitfire, Big Head Todd, VMAs

    September 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Spitfire Tour, Big Head Todd, VMAs Ambitious political rapper Michael Franti, former Dead Kennedy frontman Jello Biafra, former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, and singer/songwriter Jill Sobule are among those slated to appear on the fourth annual Spitfire Tour, a non-profit jaunt of…

  13. Billboard Bits: DJ Spooky, Snoop Dogg, Sonora Carruseles

    September 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on DJ Spooky, Snoop Dogg, Sonora Carruseles On Sept. 18, Ryko-distributed Six Degrees Records unveils its new series, "Under the Influence," which will spotlight globally recognized DJs. New York's DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid (aka writer/bassist/producer Paul D. Miller)…

  14. Alanis, Popper For D.C. Pro-Choice Benefit

    September 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Alanis Morissette, Blues Traveler's John Popper and Chan Kinchla, Michael Franti and Spearhead, and Joe Henry will perform at a Sept. 25 benefit concert at Washington, D.C.'s D.A.R. Constitution Hall. Alanis Morissette, Blues Traveler's John Popper and Chan Kinchla, Michael…

  15. Pearl Jam, R.E.M. Lead Massive Hunger Benefit

    August 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam, R.E.M., and Alanis Morissette will perform at a star-studded hunger benefit concert for the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Oct. 22 at Seattle's Key Arena. The show Pearl Jam, R.E.M., and Alanis Morissette will perform at a star-studded hunger…

  16. Phish, Dead Honored With Jammys

    June 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Phish and the Grateful Dead were the big winners at the second annual Jammy Awards, held last night (June 28) at New York's Roseland Ballroom. Phish took home two of the most prestigious awards -- stu Phish and the Grateful Dead were the big winners at the second annual Jammy Awards,…

  17. Spearhead Tackles 'Human' Concept

    March 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST Musician/poet/activist Michael Franti (Beatnigs, Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy) has revived his '90s group Spearhead. The soul/funk/hip-hop group will release "Stay Human" -- its first album in four Musician/poet/activist Michael Franti (Beatnigs, Disposable Heroes Of…

  18. Jonatha Brooke's 'Steady Pull'

    January 23, 2001 12:00 AM EST Jonatha Brooke has decided that it's time for her to step from out of the darkness.<br CLEAR="NONE"/> Jonatha Brooke has decided that it's time for her to step from out of the darkness. It's 9 a.m. on a brisk morning in Minneapolis, and the singer/songwriter is…

  19. Jonatha Brooke's 'Steady Pull'U

    January 23, 2001 12:00 AM EST Jonatha Brooke has decided that it's time for her to step from out of the darkness. Jonatha Brooke has decided that it's time for her to step from out of the darkness. It's 9 a.m. on a brisk morning in Minneapolis, and the singer/songwriter is buzzing around her hotel room,…

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