1. The Decemberists Returning for Benefit Show

    March 05, 2014 9:47 PM EST 0 0 0 After a lengthy hiatus, the Decemberists are getting back together to perform live in the band's homebase of Portland, Ore. According to Rolling Stone , the folk-rock band will headline "V Is For Victory," a concert helping raise fund ...

  2. Briefs: Garfunkel & Oates Head to IFC; ‘Llewyn Davis’ Concert on Showtime; ‘Idol’ Winner’s Debut Pushed to 2014

    September 30, 2013 5:21 PM EDT 'Garfunkel & Oates' Series Green-Lit by IFC IFC has given the green light to a 10-episode series starring the comedy-folk duo Garfunkel & Oates. “Garfunkel & Oates,” slated for 2014, will focus on the aspirations and misadv ...

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  4. 'The Hunger Games' Soundtrack: Track-By-Track Review

    March 20, 2012 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 For a global literary phenomenon (soon to be a global movie phenomenon), "The Hunger Games" is dazzlingly personal. The story of Katniss Everdeen sacrificing herself for her sister, battling in the Hunger Games and doing anything she can t ...

  5. Decemberists' Keyboardist's Cancer 'Officially in Remission'

    October 21, 2011 8:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Decemberists' keyboardist Jenny Conlee's breast cancer is in remission, according to band frontman Colin Meloy. "For those of you wondering, saw Jenny this week; our girl's officially in remission! #teamjenny #beyondchemodrom ...

  6. Newport Folk Festival Highlighted by Pete Seeger, Decemberists

    August 01, 2011 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Newport Folk Festival careened into Fort Adams State Park this weekend, selling out for the first time in its 52-year run. The festival, one of the oldest in the United States and recently enjoying non-profit status, joined veterans and neophyte ...

  7. The Decemberists' Hiatus Overblown, Says Colin Meloy

    June 13, 2011 4:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 Colin Meloy is known for his brainy wordplay but there are two words he'd like to have back: "Long hiatus." Those words, uttered in an interview, rippled across the Twitterverse and left many with the impression that Meloy's band ...

  8. The Decemberists Folk Around on Eve of No. 1 Album Debut

    January 26, 2011 11:45 AM EST 0 0 0 On the eve of their first No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 with "The King is Dead," Colin Meloy and the rest of the Decemberists seemed unaffected. It was business as usual for the Portland folk-rockers on the second of three nights at New ...

  9. The Decemberists Look Back to Roots for 'The King is Dead'

    January 17, 2011 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A decade after the band formed -- and five years and two albums after it signed to Capitol -- the Decemberists are returning to their folk-rock roots. At just the right time, perhaps: The team surrounding the Portland, Ore. band says this is the gro ...

  10. Hazardous Conditions: The Decemberists

    March 02, 2009 3:40 PM EST 0 0 0 The Decemberists got ambitious on their major-label debut, "The Crane Wife," released in 2006 by Capitol. Frontman Colin Meloy's cerebral, bookish spin on a tragic Japanese folk tale was augmented with grandiose arrangements, includin ...

  11. Decemberists Studying Up Before Spring Tour

    February 19, 2009 12:48 PM EST 0 0 0 Fans will get a double dose of the Decemberists this spring when the band returns to the road on the "A Short Fazed Hovel" tour. The shows will feature a complete performance of the upcoming Capitol album "The Hazards of Love" pl ...

  12. Pearl Jam Reteams With Brendan O'Brien For New Album

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pearl Jam has started recording its ninth studio album with producer Brendan O'Brien, guitarist Mike McCready told Seattle radio station KISW yesterday (May 1). Though only "four or five" songs are be Pearl Jam has started recording i ...

  13. Decemberists' Meloy Heading To Stage, Studio

    February 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After issuing a handful of tour-only EPs in recent years, Decemberists frontman Colin Meloy is readying his first proper live album, "Colin Meloy Sings Live," for an April 8 release via Kill Rock Star After issuing a handful of tour-only E ...

  14. Monolith Festival / Sept. 14-15, 2007 / Morrison, Colo. (Red Rocks)

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Some brilliant ideas come from flashes of unexpected genius, something that could only be the work of a special mind. It takes another kind of subtle intellectual leap to make a seemingly obvious grea Some brilliant ideas come from flashes of unexpe ...

  15. ACL Festival Wraps With Dylan, Lucinda, MMJ

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country sounds and an onstage marriage proposal highlighted the final day of the sixth Austin City Limits festival yesterday (Sept 16) at Zilker Park. The weekend closed with a 90-minute set from Bob Country sounds and an onstage marriage proposal h ...

  16. The Decemberists / July 16, 2007 / New York (Central Park SummerStage)

    July 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Decemberists' sold-out show at Central Park's SummerStage spoke to just how big the theatrical pop group has grown. True, they did make the move to a major label (Capitol, who released 2006's "The The Decemberists' sold- ...

  17. Colbert Claims Victory Over Decemberists In Shred-Off

    December 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Stephen Colbert slayed the competition in a "Shred Off" with the Decemberists -- or at least he claimed to have. Last night's (Dec. 20) "Colbert Report" on Comedy Central was dedicated entirely to a g Stephen Colbert slayed ...

  18. Decemberists Kicking Off Fall Tour At Home

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Decemberists will kick off a North American tour with an Oct. 17-18 stand in the band's native Portland, Ore. The Decemberists will kick off a North American tour with an Oct. 17-18 stand in the band's native Portland, Ore. The month-l ...

  19. Decemberists Push The Envelope On 'Crane Wife'

    June 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Decemberists' upcoming album, "The Crane Wife," is thematically based on a tragic Japanese folk tale, but band leader Colin Meloy promises a fair dose of rock'n'roll, rape, murder and violence as The Decemberists' u ...

  20. Minus 5 Rocks With Wilco, Decemberists

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Enduring rock collective the Minus 5 will on Feb. 7 release its next studio album, "The Gun Album." Enduring rock collective the Minus 5 will on Feb. 7 release its next studio album, "The Gun Album." The Yep Roc set features core ...

  21. Decemberists Keeping New Tunes To Themselves

    August 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Growing success and zealous fans are changing the way Decemberists visionary Colin Meloy plans on approaching the group's next studio project, the follow-up to its recently released and critically acc Growing success and zealous fans are changi ...

  22. Intonation Fest Offers Musical Bang For The Buck

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Intonation Music Festival opened its gates at Chicago's Union Park over the weekend (July 16-17) and managed to achieve a goal for all first-year festivals: it sold out. The Intonation Music Festival opened its gates at Chicago's Union ...

  23. All Rise

    January 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "Will you take me as your mistress/ Long and dark hair/Will you cut it off when it's useless/All of my hair." Inara George's gorgeous opener "Mistress" on her debut "All Rise" reads and sounds like Sy "Wi ...

  24. Decemberists Feeling 'Picaresque' On New Set

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Indie rock outfit the Decemberists will unveil a new album, "Picaresque," March 22 via Kill Rock Stars. Indie rock outfit the Decemberists will unveil a new album, "Picaresque," March 22 via Kill Rock Stars. The 11-track set was ...