1. Pollard Finds 'Normal Happiness' On New Album

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Former Guided By Voices leader Robert Pollard will on Oct. 10 release his second Merge solo album of the year, "Normal Happiness." Former Guided By Voices leader Robert Pollard will on Oct. 10 release his second Merge solo album of the year, "Normal Happiness." As first…

  2. Intonation Festival / June 24-25, 2006 / Chicago (Union Park)

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Drawing thousands of indie rock fans to an obscure park on Chicago's west side is no small feat, yet as so many other stationary fests (Coachella, Bonnaroo, et al.) have shown, a good lineup knows no Last year's inaugural Intonation Festival boasted the element of surprise and…

  3. Billboard Bits: Intonation, Pearl Jam/Kings Of Leon, Clapton

    May 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Intonation, Pearl Jam/Kings Of Leon, Clapton Rapper Ghostface Killah and reclusive underground rock hero Roky Erickson have joined the bill for the Intonation Music Festival, which will be held June 24-25 in Chicago's Union Park. For Erickson, this will be his first performance…

  4. Pearl Jam's 'New' World Order

    April 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Eddie Vedder chuckles when he looks back on the early years of Pearl Jam's lifecycle and how the group balanced the pressures of success: "You get growing pains when you get taller, but we got them wh Eddie Vedder chuckles when he looks back on the early years of Pearl Jam's…

  5. Billboard Bits: Intonation Fest, Kuyahoga, Lili Claire Benefit

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News on Intonation Fest, Kuyahoga, Lili Claire Benefit Robert Pollard, the Sword, Rhymefest and Erase Errata have been added to the lineup for the Intonation Music Festival, which will be held June 24-25 at Chicago's Union Park. Also new to the bill is legendary rock trio Blue Cheer,…

  6. Pearl Jam Plots Summer Tour, Petty Dates

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Following the June 3 close of the first leg of Pearl Jam's North American tour, the band will return to the road June 23 in Pittsburgh. Fourteen dates are set for the second leg through a July 22 show Following the June 3 close of the first leg of Pearl Jam's North American tour,…

  7. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Get the scoop on new albums from modern rock acts Yellowcard and P.O.D., a Southern soul-infused effort from indie chanteuse Cat Power, a potential American hit for overseas "popera" act Il Divo and m The first solo album from Guided By Voices frontman Robert Pollard since the band&…

  8. Tommy Keene Plans Two New Albums

    January 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST After keeping a low profile for most of the past three years, rocker Tommy Keene has mapped out an eventful 2006. After keeping a low profile for most of the past three years, rocker Tommy Keene has mapped out an eventful 2006. As previously reported , Keene will be playing guitar and…

  9. Pollard Unveils Solo Tour Dates

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST So far, dates are scattered through late April, but more are expected to be added, including a mid-March appearance at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. As first reported here last month, former Guided By Voices frontman Robert Pollard will begin Jan. 26 in Athens, Ga., two…

  10. 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,…

  11. DVD Delights

    November 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST A slew of notable rock DVDs hit stores this week, led by U2's "Live in Chicago" (Interscope). A slew of notable rock DVDs hit stores this week, led by U2's "Live in Chicago" (Interscope). Taped earlier this year at the city's Allstate Arena, it features 23…

  12. Pollard's Plans: Two Solo Albums, Tour

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Having recently signed a solo deal with Merge that will be inaugurated with the Jan. 26 release of "From a Compound Eye," former Guided By Voices frontman Robert Pollard has already recorded its follo Having recently signed a solo deal with Merge that will be inaugurated with the…

  13. Merge Signs GBV's Robert Pollard

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former Guided By Voices frontman Robert Pollard has signed a new deal with Merge Records, which will on Jan. 26 issue a double-disc album, "From a Compound Eye." Former Guided By Voices frontman Robert Pollard has signed a new deal with Merge Records, which will on Jan. 26 issue a…

  14. Update: Final GBV Show Heading To DVD

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Guided By Voices' New Year's Eve 2004 blow-out at Chicago's Cabaret Metro, which also doubled as the final show of its storied career, will be released on DVD later this fall. Guided By Voices' New Year's Eve 2004 blow-out at Chicago's Cabaret Metro, which also…

  15. Pollard Packs Up New EP, 'Suitcase' Of Rarities

    July 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT First up on Sept. 27 will be the EP "Music for 'Bubble'" via Pollard's Fading Captain label. Former Guided By Voices frontman Robert Pollard has revealed details of several upcoming projects , including a highly anticipated second volume of the "Suitcase"…

  16. 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…

  17. New Albums, Reissues On Pollard's Post-GBV Plate

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Guided By Voices called it a career with a two-show blowout late last month in Chicago, but frontman Robert Pollard is quickly moving forward. Guided By Voices called it a career with a two-show blowout late last month in Chicago, but frontman Robert Pollard is quickly moving forward. Beyond…

  18. 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"…

  19. Gillard Eyes Solo Release As GBV Wraps

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Longtime guitarist Doug Gillard is preparing the release of his first solo album, "Salamander," due Oct. 19 on Pink Frost/Big Takeover Records. With legendary indie-rock outfit Guided By Voices set to disband at the end of its current tour, longtime guitarist Doug Gillard is…

  20. Billboard Bits: Robertson, Smith, GBV

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Robbie Robertson, Mindy Smith and Guided By Voices Robbie Robertson's first original composition for a film and soundtrack, "Shine Your Light," will be found on the soundtrack to "Ladder 49," due Sept. 28 via Hollywood. The album will also feature a separate…

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