The second annual All Points West Music & Arts Festival kicked off Friday at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, N.J., defined for a good part of the day by relentless wind and rain that added a little extra drama to the already newsworthy event.
Fitzsimmons has recorded his own haunting cover of Kanye West's "Heartless," which Billboard.com exclusively debuts here. Fitzsimmons is currently touring the U.S., and talked to Billboard.com about the unexpected song and how it fits with the rest of his work.
Philadelphia psych-rock quintet Dr. Dog has signed with Anti- Records, and plans to release a new LP in early 2010, the label announced today. The band also announced 28 North American tour dates, beginning July 31 in Portland, Ore. and ending Oct. 24 in their hometown.
A former Billboard Underground artist, Star has had his music featured on network television and toured with "American Idol" champ David Cook. Here, Billboard.com exclusively debuts "Breathe," from Star's upcoming full-length album "11:59."