1. First Round Of Artists Confirmed For SXSW

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Secret Machines, Robert Pollard, Cat Power, Beth Orton, Belle & Sebastian, Calexico, Neko Case, Tom Verlaine, Giant Sand, Nickel Creek and Dashboard Confessional are among the first acts confirmed Secret Machines, Robert Pollard, Cat Power, Beth Orton, Belle & Sebastian, Calexico,…

  2. Neko Case Wraps Next Solo Album

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Vocalist Neko Case has set a March 7 release date for her next solo album, "Fox Confessor Brings the Flood." Vocalist Neko Case has set a March 7 release date for her next solo album, "Fox Confessor Brings the Flood." The Anti- set features guest appearances by the Band&…

  3. The New Pornographers / Oct. 9, 2005 / Toronto (Phoenix Concert Theatre)

    October 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The New Pornographers are guilty of taking the basic elements of pop rock -- sweet arrangements, melodies and harmonies -- and creating timeless, shiny, sugar-coated nuggets that you can't really get The New Pornographers are guilty of taking the basic elements of pop rock -- sweet…

  4. Calexico Cooking Up New Album

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Arizona-based rock act Calexico is at work on its next studio album, which should be out in the spring of 2006 via Touch & Go. Arizona-based rock act Calexico is at work on its next studio album, which should be out in the spring of 2006 via Touch & Go. "We did some work here in…

  5. Wilco, SCI, Mule Set For Wakarusa Fest

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Wilco, String Cheese Incident and Gov't Mule are among the acts confirmed to appear at Kansas' second annual Wakarusa Festival. Wilco, String Cheese Incident and Gov't Mule are among the acts confirmed to appear at Kansas' second annual Wakarusa Festival. The three-day jam…

  6. 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…

  7. Touch My Heart: A Tribute to Johnny Paycheck

    August 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tributes rarely get better than this, a country music masterpiece. Tributes rarely get better than this, a country music masterpiece. Robbie Fulks' masterfully assembled set not only fetes Paycheck's hits, but it also wisely gives a nod to lesser-known (and some would say superior)…

  8. Hot Product

    August 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan/Johnny Paycheck This Is Just A Tribute Toots Hibbert, Beres Hammond, Sizzla and Israel Vibration's Apple Gabriel are among the reggae heavyweights contributing to "Is It Rolling, Bob?," a reggae tribute to Bob Dylan. The 15-track set arrives this week via Sanctuary…

  9. Neko Case Cooks Up Two New Albums

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Neko Case will release two new albums via Epitaph's Anti- imprint in the coming months as part of a licensing deal with Mint Records for the world excluding Canada. The first set, "The Tigers Have Spo Neko Case will release two new albums via Epitaph's Anti- imprint in the…

  10. New Pornographers Get More Comfortable

    June 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The New Pornographers' lead singer/songwriter Carl Newman tells Billboard.com the indie pop/rock supergroup-of-sorts never thought past its 2000 disc "Mass Romantic" (Mint Records). The New Pornographers' lead singer/songwriter Carl Newman tells Billboard.com the indie pop…

  11. Breaking & Entering

    May 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Goldfrapp, New Pornographers, Prefuse 73, and Tomahawk. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. GOLD RECORD: Goldfrapp 's 2000 debut "Felt…

  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. First Acts Announced For L.A. All Tomorrow's Parties

    January 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST The lineup for the upcoming Los Angeles edition of the All Tomorrow's Parties festival is starting to take shape, with ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of the Dead, the Breeders, the Boredoms, Nek The lineup for the upcoming Los Angeles edition of the All Tomorrow's Parties…

  14. Blacklisted

    September 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Anyone with any kind of ear for music need listen to a Neko Case album only once to recognize that the Canadian singer/songwriter has a Heaven-sent voice. Anyone with any kind of ear for music need listen to a Neko Case album only once to recognize that the Canadian singer/songwriter has a…

  15. Unreleased Tracks Bolster Noise Pop Compilation

    February 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST San Francisco's Noise Pop festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a two-disc, 43-track compilation due March 11 from Amazing Grease Records. The set, titled "Ten Years Of Noise Pop," will in San Francisco's Noise Pop festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary…

  16. Noise Pop Adds GBV, Modest Mouse

    January 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Guided By Voices, Modest Mouse, Big Star, Versus, Folk Implosion, and the Donnas have been added to the lineup for the 10th edition San Francisco's Noise Pop music festival, running Feb. 26 through Ma Guided By Voices, Modest Mouse, Big Star, Versus, Folk Implosion, and the Donnas have…

  17. Billboard Bits: Shabba Ranks, Noise Pop, Home Alive

    November 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST Stories on Shabba Ranks, Noise Pop, and the second Home Alive benefit compilation. Reggae singer/rapper Shabba Ranks, the subject of a recent Sony/Legacy greatest-hits compilation, is recording a new album after a six-year self-imposed hiatus. Slated for early 2002, the as-yet-untitled set…

  18. Canadian Amp

    October 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Vancouver's Neko Case is so persuasive on "In California," a melancholy story of an ambitious artist's bout with culture shock upon moving to Los Angeles, that it's sort of disappointing to learn that Vancouver's Neko Case is so persuasive on "In California,…

  19. 500 Performers Lined Up For Bumbershoot

    July 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A head-spinning array of performers, including the Black Crowes, Mos Def, Ween, Loretta Lynn, and Taj Mahal, are confirmed to appear Seattle's 31st annual Bumbershoot festival, taking place Aug. 31-Se A head-spinning array of performers, including the Black Crowes, Mos Def, Ween, Loretta…

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