1. Bits: Michael Franti, Polyphonic Spree, Echo & The Bunnymen

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Michael Franti preps new album and DVD, the Polyphonic Spree works on a new album and Echo & The Bunnymen plan a brief U.S. tour. Michael Franti will release a new album and documentary DVD July 25 via Epitaph's Anti- label. The latter is a chronicle of his travels to Baghdad, the…

  2. Stripes, Stooges, Franz Set For Big Day Out

    October 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The White Stripes, Iggy & the Stooges and Franz Ferdinand lead the initial list of performers for the 2006 Big Day Out festival tour of Australia and New Zealand. The event will begin Jan. 20 in A The White Stripes, Iggy & the Stooges and Franz Ferdinand lead the initial list of…

  3. Hot Product

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The latest album from singer/songwriter David Gray, "A Day in the Life" (ATO/RCA). The soundtrack to Cameron Crowe's new film "Elizabethtown" (RCA), featuring My Morning Jacket, Tom Petty, Ryan…

  4. Spree, Smith Enliven Mills' 'Thumbsucker'

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Polyphonic Spree leader Tim DeLaughter has penned the bulk of the soundtrack to the upcoming film "Thumbsucker," which marks the film directorial debut of visual artist Mike Mills. The Polyphonic Spree leader Tim DeLaughter has penned the bulk of the soundtrack to the upcoming…

  5. Inaugural New York Festival Renamed, Expanded

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The inaugural New York music festival initially dubbed Across the Pond has been rechristened Across the Narrows. Set for Oct. 1-2 at Brooklyn's Keyspan Park and Staten Island's Richmond County Bank Ba The inaugural New York music festival initially dubbed Across the Pond has been…

  6. Top Acts Set For Spain's Benicassim Festival

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A host of top rock and electronic acts will descend on Spain's Benicassim Festival this summer. A host of top rock and electronic acts will descend on Spain's Benicassim Festival this summer. The event will be held Aug. 4-7 and feature performances by Oasis, Keane, Nick Cave and the…

  7. Billboard Bits: CMT, Option-G, Noise Pop

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on CMT, Option-G, Noise Pop 3 Doors Down has been tapped to replace Los Lonely Boys at CMT's live music special from the Jacksonville (Fla.) Veterans Memorial Arena the night before the Super Bowl. The show will be headlined by Lynyrd Skynyrd and also feature Jo Dee Messina. "…

  8. Sounds Eclectic 3

    January 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Every city should be lucky enough to have a station like KCRW, the noncommercial outlet of the Los Angeles area's small Santa Monica College. Every city should be lucky enough to have a station like KCRW, the noncommercial outlet of the Los Angeles area's small Santa Monica College.…

  9. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (Dec. 20-26)

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Dec. 20-26) HOLIDAY HOME STRETCH: This is it... Christmas comes this week, so it's the last hurrah for holiday programming. And there's quite a bit to stoke your Yule log, to boot. On Wednesday, CBS…

  10. 52TunesOnTV

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 20-26, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 20 "The Early Show," CBS Featured artist: Madonna. "Today," NBC Featured artist: Chris Isaak (also scheduled: Sigourney Weaver). "The View," ABC Featured…

  11. Billboard Bits: Country Thunder, Tibet House, Noise Pop

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Country Thunder, Tibet House, Noise Pop The Country Thunder USA festival will sprout a fifth day as part of its 2005 edition, which will be held July 20-24 in Twin Lakes, Wis. Tim McGraw and Phil Vassar will headline the first day's festivities. Other acts confirmed to appear…

  12. Billboard Bits: Newman, Ezra, EBTG, Nobel Concert

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Randy Newman, Better Than Ezra, EBTG, Nobel Concert Randy Newman has written two new songs for the soundtrack to the upcoming film "Meet the Fockers." In addition to composing the score for the set, due Jan. 11 via Varese Sarabande, the 2000 Billboard Century Award winner…

  13. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Nov. 29-Dec. 5)

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 2004). 'TIS THE SEASON: Seemingly nanoseconds after the last dish from Thanksgiving dinner was cleared from the table, out came the first of the Christmas specials. The jump some folks get on the holiday is crazy, such…

  14. 49TunesOnTV

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 29 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Lenny Kravitz (also scheduled: Colin Ferrell). "Las Vegas," NBC Featured artist: The Polyphonic Spree. …

  15. Hives, Slipknot, Spree Join Big Day Out

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Hives, Slipknot, the Polyphonic Spree and Le Tigre have been added to the lineup for the annual Big Day Out festival tour of Australia and New Zealand. Other acts new to the bill are Atmosphere, C The Hives, Slipknot, the Polyphonic Spree and Le Tigre have been added to the lineup for the…

  16. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week - Nov. 8-13

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Nov. 8-13, 2004). A LITTLE BIT COUNTRY: The don't call it "country music's biggest night" for nuthin'... On Tuesday, just about anyone who is anyone in country music right now will be seen in Nashville and on CBS…

  17. TV

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 8-14, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 8 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Elton John. "Bands Reunited," VH1 Featured artist: Scandal. "Total Request Live," MTV Featured artist:…

  18. Jay-Z, OutKast Lead MTV VMA Winners

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With four awards each, OutKast's "Hey Ya!" and Jay-Z's "99 Problems" were the top winners at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards, presented last night (Aug. 29) at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. "H With four awards each, OutKast's "Hey Ya!"…

  19. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (Aug. 23-29)

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Aug. 23-29) No lie: I woke up at 6 a.m. on a Saturday to watch dressage . OK, OK... It was a hungry baby that woke me up, but I was quite glad that she did. Because I was awake for this equestrian team finals…

  20. 35TunesOnTV

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 23-29, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 23 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Shedaisy. "The Biz," CNNfn Featured artists: Asia, Boyz II Men. "Totally Obsessed," VH1 Featured artist:…

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