1. Elliott Smith Giving Back on What Would've Been His 44th Birthday

    July 01, 2013 6:00 PM EDT Elliott Smith never turned down an invitation to play a benefit show. About a year before his death in 2003, Smith was the main attraction at a fund-raiser at the Echo in Los Angeles to help pay for the medical bills of the club's booker, Jen ...

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  3. Goh Nakamura-Starring Film 'Daylight Savings' One of 74 To Premiere at SXSW

    March 06, 2012 10:30 PM EST On the streets of Austin, Texas, between March 9-17, Goh Nakamura is likely to not stand out too much, especially if he if he is carrying his guitar case. He lives about an hour outside of San Francisco, has a couple of self-released albums and hi ...

  4. Sundance 2012: 'I Am Not A Hipster' Has Musician's Touch

    January 23, 2012 8:00 AM EST Destin Daniel Cretton's "I Am Not A Hipster" is a drama about a singer-songwriter uncomfortable with the trappings of success in the indie rock scene he presides over in San Diego. It's also a story about loss and coping with d ...

  5. Tokyo Police Club Ready '10 Days, 10 Covers, 10 Years'; Eye Third Album

    October 11, 2011 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 After a sophomore album dubbed "Champ," it's no surprise that Tokyo Police Club is an ambitious band. But taking on 10 covers from 10 years in 10 days, as the group did in a Los Angeles studio at the end of August, would be a tall ord ...

  6. Born in the U.S.A.: Top Artists by State, Readers Respond

    July 06, 2011 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 As you hopefully celebrated July 4th with friends, family, food (up-close) and fireworks (from a safe distance), Chart Beat considered the musical artists most associated with each U.S. state . Billy Joel , for example, represented New York; Ray Cha ...

  7. Billboard Bits: Hackers Take Over Amy Winehouse's Site, Black Veil Brides to Rejoin Warped Tour

    June 30, 2011 5:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Hackers Take Over Amy Winehouse's Site It looks like Amy Winehouse has no swag, at least according to Swagger Security, the group who hacked into her website earlier ...

  8. Talking Arts: Q&A With Decemberists-Loving, Pro-Arts Portland Mayor Sam Adams

    February 14, 2011 5:45 PM EST 0 0 0 It's a skit from the new IFC sketch comedy show "Portlandia."The mayor of Portland, Ore., portrayed by Kyle McLachlan, commissions the show's two actors, Carrie Brownstein (of Sleater-Kinney ) and Fred Armisen (of "Saturday ...

  9. Playlist: The Sounds of Portland, Oregon

    February 14, 2011 3:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard music editor and Portland native Cortney Harding picks songs and videos by her ten favorite Portland bands. She's so "Portland" that she'll argue that Everclear weren't really a Portland band, and will point you to ...

  10. Dr. Dog Has No 'Shame' About New Album

    February 01, 2010 11:10 AM EST 0 0 0 D r. Dog guitarist Scott McMicken acknowledges that the group's new "Shame, Shame." due out April 6, was "a risky one" for the Philadelphia quintet, taking it out of its home studio environment and bringing in outside produc ...

  11. The Decade in Music: Top 50 Moments page 2

    December 23, 2009 10:46 AM EST 0 0 0 Chart Article list divider « Previous 50-41 40-31 30-21 20-11 10-1 Next » 40 Phil Spector Guilty of Crazy Hair, Murder (May 29, 2009) Phil Spector's "wall of sound" was responsible for many '60s pop staples, but the legendary pro ...

  12. Kill Rock Stars Signs Distribution Deal With Redeye

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Northwest indie label Kill Rock Stars (KRS), which lost its distribution when Touch and Go folded last month, has signed a deal with independent distributor Redeye. KRS will move its catalog, including records by Elliott Smith, the Decemberists, S ...

  13. This Day in Music

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Sandy West, drummer for influential '70s band the Runaways, dies after a long battle with lung cancer. He is 47. 2006 - Sandy West, drummer for influential '70s band the Runaways, dies after a long battle with lung cancer. He is 47. ...

  14. This Day in Music

    October 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Sandy West, drummer for influential '70s band the Runaways, dies after a long battle with lung cancer. He is 47. 2006 - Sandy West, drummer for influential '70s band the Runaways, dies after a long battle with lung cancer. He is 47. ...

  15. Jose Gonzalez Finds 'Nature' On Sophomore Set

    June 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After ascending to indie rock stardom with his 2005 album, "Veneer," Swedish singer/songwriter Jose Gonzalez will return Sept. 25 with his next Mute effort, "In Our Nature." After ascending to indie rock stardom with his 2005 alb ...

  16. Buble Sidesteps Bone Thugs To Claim No. 1

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Buble's 143/Reprise set "Call Me Irresponsible" moves 2-1 to claim the top spot on The Billboard 200. In its second week on the chart, the album sold 145,000 copies in the United States, accor Michael Buble's 143/Reprise ...

  17. 'B' Acts Rule The Chart

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT This week's Billboard 200 is brought to you by the letter "B." As Michael Buble's "Call Me Irresponsible" rises to No. 1 on the chart, the four highest debuts on the list belong to a bunch of "B" acts: Bone ...

  18. Review: 'New Moon' Is Elliott Smith's Second Posthumous Album

    May 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Elliott Smith: "New Moon" Producer: Larry Crane Kill Rock Stars Release Date: May 8 The second posthumous double album from the Smith archives, "New Moon" is more of a proper album (and a more satisfying listen) than the 2004 s ...

  19. Man On The 'Moon'

    May 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Releasing "new" music after an artist has died is always a tricky proposition, especially when that artist has a fiercely protective fan base. Olympia, Wash.-based indie label Kill Rock Stars will try Releasing "new" music after ...

  20. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    May 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bjork bounces back with eclectic collaborators on her first album in three years, the late Elliott Smith is saluted with the release of a host of archival recordings, Barbra Streisand celebrates her h New album from British rock outfits the Clientel ...

  21. Minus The Bear Touring Ahead Of New Album

    March 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Suicide Squeeze rock outfit Minus The Bear will hit the road this spring with the Honorary Title and labelmate Chin Up Chin Up. Kicking off April 26 in Seattle, the trek comes in advance of of Minus T Suicide Squeeze rock outfit Minus The Bear will ...

  22. Jon Brion / March 9, 11, 2007 / Chicago (Steppenwolf Theatre; the Hideout)

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jon Brion doesn't get out much, but he sure gets around. Composer, singer, songwriter, session musician, producer: Brion's name crops up at a pretty regular clip even if they guy rarely seems to leave Jon Brion doesn't get out much, b ...

  23. Elliott Smith Rarities Compiled On 'New Moon'

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As first reported by Billboard last November, a collection of unreleased music from late singer/songwriter Elliott Smith will be released this spring. "New Moon" rounds up 24 tracks recorded between 1 As first reported by Billboard last No ...

  24. This Day in Music

    October 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>George Martin, who produced most of the Beatles albums, lends his reputation and four decades of music business experience to a start-up Internet company catering to unsigned bands. Mart 2004 - In the midst of the Halloween ...

  25. FERNANDO, "Enter to Exit"

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Portland is home to one of the most intriguing sounds of the past 20 years of new rock. Portland is home to one of the most intriguing sounds of the past 20 years of new rock. It's a hazy waltz of Liverpudlian rolls and Topanga Canyon-esque wav ...

  26. Lewis & Clarke

    August 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With a sound that recalls Elliott Smith and Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Lewis & Clarke has carved out its own niche thanks to the lush arrangements of its debut, 2005's "Bare Bones and Branches." With a sound that recalls Ell ...

  27. JOSE GONZALEZ, "Stay in the Shade EP"

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 If you blinked last year, you might have missed Jose Gonzalez's stateside debut, "Veneer." If you blinked last year, you might have missed Jose Gonzalez's stateside debut, "Veneer." The Swedish-by way of-Argentina folk ...

  28. Old 97's' Miller Readies Second Solo Set

    December 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 While the Old 97's might not have flanked Rhett Miller on his forthcoming solo album, "The Believer," the singer got some help from some pretty notable names -- even if in spirit alone. The set is due While the Old 97's might not ...

  29. This Day in Music

    October 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>George Martin, who produced most of the Beatles albums, lends his reputation and four decades of music business experience to a start-up Internet company catering to unsigned bands. Mart 2004 - In the midst of the Halloween ...

  30. Sweden? More Like Sweeten...

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Perhaps unknown to many, the Scandinavian region has produced a bumper crop of enjoyable music as of late. Writing about acts by geography essentially groups unique, blisteringly awesome bands into a superficial category so that I may discuss them a ...

  31. Hot Product

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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), featu ...

  32. Spree, Smith Enliven Mills' 'Thumbsucker'

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  33. Billboard Bits: Bragg, Seagal, Elliott Smith, Silkworm

    July 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Billy Bragg, Steven Seagal, Elliott Smith, Silkworm A little more than a week after Yep Roc Records confirmed it was prepping deluxe reissues of four Billy Bragg albums and a box set, the artist has postponed the projects until 2006. "A ...

  34. Redwalls Offer Sibling Variety On 'De Nova'

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Redwalls, a swaggering power-rock quartet from largely unswaggering Deerfield, Ill., produce a sound that's more suited to your average British pub than a Chicago burb. But the buzz around the ban The Redwalls, a swaggering power-rock quart ...

  35. Frisell Unites 'East/West' On Live Set

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Guitarist Bill Frisell captures two trio performances on an upcoming live album, "East/West. Guitarist Bill Frisell captures two trio performances on an upcoming live album, "East/West." Due Aug. 9 via Nonesuch, the double-disc chroni ...

  36. Pajo Rocks Quietly On New Album

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Indie rock institution David Pajo (Slint, Tortoise, Papa M) unveils a new project under his last name this week via Drag City. The set was inspired by the artist's move from Louisville to New York, wh Indie rock institution David Pajo (Slint, T ...

  37. Hot Product

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 David Pajo A Pajo By Any Other Name Indie rock institution David Pajo (Slint, Tortoise, Papa M) unveils a new project under his last name this week via Drag City. The set was inspired by the artist's move from Louisville to New York, which init ...

  38. South By Southwest Diary: March 17

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Billboard staffers criss-cross Austin, Texas' South by Southwest music festival in search of old favorites and new discoveries. In the second installment of a daily diary, Barry A. Jeckell, Todd Marte South By Southwest Diary: March 17 Austin, ...

  39. Jeff Hanson

    March 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 First, get your head around the fact that Jeff Hanson sounds like a girl. Good. Now, move on to his pristine songwriting, his strolling—but never hobbling —emotional guitar and piano-bas First, get your head around the fact that Jeff Hanson sounds l ...

  40. B&E: Madeleine Peyroux

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Madeleine Peyroux. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. Husky and elegant, Madeleine Peyro ...

  41. Hot Product

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The compilation "KCRW Sounds Eclectic 3," featuring tracks from Radiohead, My Morning Jacket, Flaming Lips, Interpol and Franz Ferdinand recorded on the Los Angeles-area ...

  42. Doe Inks With Yep Roc For 'Forever'

    December 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 ne ...

  43. Stooges, Black Keys On Kimbrough Tribute

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Iggy and the Stooges, the Black Keys and Pete Yorn are among the artists who have contributed tracks to a forthcoming tribute to Junior Kimbrough. Iggy and the Stooges, the Black Keys and Pete Yorn are among the artists who have contributed tracks t ...

  44. From a Basement on the Hill

    October 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 His music perfectly laced brutal sarcasm with utter seriousness. His music perfectly laced brutal sarcasm with utter seriousness. When Elliott Smith died of possibly self-inflected wounds in 2003, addiction, depression and love were already the foun ...

  45. Rod Returns To No. 1 With 'Stardust'

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The third time is the charm for Rod Stewart, who with his latest collection of standards sits at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for the first time in more than 25 years. The artist's new J Records release The third time is the charm for Rod Stewart ...

  46. HOT PRODUCT

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Previewing new albums from Rod Stewart, Elliott Smith, Jimmy Eat World and more. /bb/hotprod/index.jsp News Jimmy Eat , Rod Stewart , Elliott Smith ...

  47. Hot Product

    October 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Elliott Smith Fond Farewell Singer/songwriter Elliott Smith's final album, "From a Basement on the Hill," is released this week via Epitaph's Anti- imprint. Smith died from knife wounds last October; the material he had been work ...

  48. MustVote.com, Elliott Smith, Joe Pernice

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tangled Web: A weekly column featuring intriguing online music-related issues & destinations. This Week: MustVote.com, Elliott Smith and Joe Pernice. MUSIC FOR VOTES: Many figures in the music community have mobilized this election year to encou ...

  49. THE TANGLED WEB

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Destinations: MustVote.com, Elliott Smith & More /bb/tangledweb/index.jsp News Elliott Smith ...

  50. Careless Love

    September 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It now appears that vocalist Madeleine Peyroux hit the scene prematurely. It now appears that vocalist Madeleine Peyroux hit the scene prematurely. Her 1996 debut, "Dreamland," showcased an artist whose torchy, Billie Holiday-inflected cho ...

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