1. Phish Jams With Springsteen On Bonnaroo's Closing Night

    June 15, 2009 8:14 AM EDT Headliner met headliner on Bonnaroo's final evening as Bruce Springsteen joined Phish on stage Sunday to close out the four-day festival in grand fashion. After being introduced by Phish frontman/guitarist Trey Anastasio as his "boyhood hero and still hero," Springsteen first…

  2. Neko Case / April 13, 2009 / New York City (Nokia Theatre)

    April 15, 2009 7:06 PM EDT What used to be a telling sign of Neko Case’s rise in stature was not necessarily how well her albums were doing. Instead, her success could be charted in a different way: the rise in cat calls from her male audience over the years. It was somewhat awkward to hear perfectly grown men shout…

  3. Peter Wolf Preps Solo Record, J. Geils Reunion

    April 14, 2009 3:08 PM EDT It's been seven years since Peter Wolf last released a solo album, but the J. Geils Band frontman is planning to end that drought later this year. Wolf tells Billboard.com that his as-yet-untitled album, his first since "Sleepless" in 2002, will be out "sometime during the…

  4. Sheryl Crow, Modest Mouse, Katy Perry Set For Bumbershoot

    April 01, 2009 9:00 PM EDT Sheryl Crow, Modest Mouse, Katy Perry, Michael Franti & Spearhead, De La Soul, and Raphael Saadiq are among the first acts confirmed for the 2009 Bumbershoot: Seattle’s Music & Arts Festival. The event will be held Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5-7, at Seattle's City Center. Also set…

  5. Lollapalooza 'Early Bird' Passes On Sale Today

    March 31, 2009 11:10 AM EDT "Early bird" $175 three-day passes for this summer's Lollapalooza festival go on sale today (March 31). The annual festival will happen August 7-9 in Chicago's Grant Park. Although the full line-up for this year's festival won't be announced until April 21, all…

  6. Coldplay, Beasties, Tool Headlining All Points West

    March 30, 2009 7:05 AM EDT Coldplay, Tool and the Beastie Boys will headline the second annual All Points West Music & Arts Festival, to be held July 31- Aug. 2 at Liberty State Park in New Jersey, just across the Hudson River from lower Manhattan. Other bands and musicians confirmed for the multi-stage festival…

  7. U2 Tops The Billboard 200

    March 11, 2009 11:07 AM EDT U2 scores its seventh No. 1 on The Billboard 200 as "No Line on the Horizon" bows in the top slot. The Interscope album moved 484,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, the best sales week for an artist since Britney Spears' "Circus" arrived at No. 1…

  8. Visqueen

    February 14, 2009 1:44 PM EST Rachel Flotard has sung backup for Neko Case and written and performed with steel guitarist Jon Rauhouse, but her primary musical vehicle is Visqueen , a band that has become a fixture of the Seattle scene. Championed by local triple A station KEXP, the band is often tapped to open Seattle…

  9. Springsteen, Phish, Beasties, NIN Set For Bonnaroo

    February 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Phish, the Beastie Boys, Nine Inch Nails, David Byrne, Wilco, Al Green, Snoop Dogg and Elvis Costello lead the lineup for the 2009 Bonnaroo festival, to be held June 11-14 in Manchester, Tenn. Bonnaroo will be Springsteen's only North American…

  10. Faithfull Surrounded By Stars On New Album

    January 22, 2009 5:08 PM EST Veteran vocalist Marianne Faithfull is surrounded by top-shelf collaborators on the album "Easy Come, Easy Go," due March 17 from Decca. The Hal Willner-produced project, his first full album with Faithfull since 1987, features covers of Morrissey's "Dear God Please Help…

  11. New Neko Case Album Due In March

    December 02, 2008 11:04 AM EST Neko Case will follow up 2006's "Fox Confessor Brings the Flood," the best-selling album of her career, with "Middle Cyclone," due March 3 via Anti-. The 15-track collection boasts guest appearances from the Band's Garth Hudson, fellow Canadian singer/songwriter…

  12. Crooked Fingers Take New Disc Direct To Retail

    July 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT When Eric Bachmann wrapped recording on the latest Crooked Fingers album, he sat down with manager Ben Dickey to plot out his next move. They considered re-signing with Merge, which had released sever When Eric Bachmann wrapped recording on the latest Crooked Fingers album, he sat down with…

  13. Monolith Festival Reveals Lineup

    April 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Justice, Devotchka, Silversun Pickups, Band of Horses, TV on the Radio, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Vampire Weekend, among others, are scheduled to appear at the second annual Monolith Festiv Justice, Devotchka, Silversun Pickups, Band of Horses, TV on the Radio, Sharon Jones &…

  14. Foos, Plant/Krauss, Beck To Rock Austin City Limits

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Foo Fighters, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Beck, Manu Chao, John Fogerty, David Byrne, the Raconteurs and the Mars Volta are among the top acts booked for this year's Austin City Limits Music Fes Foo Fighters, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Beck, Manu Chao, John Fogerty, David…

  15. Beck, STP, Lucinda Set For Bumbershoot Festival

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Beck, Stone Temple Pilots, Lucinda Williams and Neko Case are among the first acts confirmed for the 2008 Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival. The event will be held Aug. 30-Sept. 1 at Seattle's Cit Beck, Stone Temple Pilots, Lucinda Williams and Neko Case are among the first acts…

  16. Country Legend Porter Wagoner Dies At 80

    October 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Country legend Porter Wagoner died yesterday (Oct. 28) in Nashville, just a few weeks after being hospitalized with lung cancer. Wagoner was known for a string of country hits in the '60s, perennial a Country legend Porter Wagoner died yesterday (Oct. 28) in Nashville, just a few weeks…

  17. (What Does It Matter If) She's A Lady

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT I originally set out to write this column "celebrating" some incredible female artists. Then I thought of touting artists who just happened to be female. Then I wasn't going to highlight gender at all I originally set out to write this column "celebrating" some…

  18. Ready For The Challenge

    August 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For today's rockers, staying ahead of the digital curve is hard enough, let alone when your album leaks online three months before its street date. For today's rockers, staying ahead of the digital curve is hard enough, let alone when your album leaks online three months before its…

  19. New Pornographers / July 4 / New York (Hudson River Park)

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nothing says "Happy Birthday, America" like celebrating with some of indie rock's most beloved free-health-care-toting neighbors from up North. Yes, this year's River to River July 4 performance at Ne Nothing says "Happy Birthday, America" like celebrating with…

  20. Matt Pond PA Looks Into The 'Light'

    July 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Despite setbacks in 2006, indie rock act Matt Pond PA will release its seventh disc, "Last Light," Sept. 25 via Altitude Records. Despite setbacks in 2006, indie rock act Matt Pond PA will release its seventh disc, "Last Light," Sept. 25 via Altitude Records. The 13-song…

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