1. The Low Anthem, William Fitzsimmons, Lee Ranaldo Contribute to Jack Kerouac-Inspired Album

    September 20, 2013 3:40 AM EDT Several indie rockers have collaborated on a disc that pays tribute to a Jack Kerouac novel - and it's not "On the Road." The album, which features artists like The Low Anthem, William Fitzsimmons, Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth and T ...

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  3. C3 Presents Partnering In St. Lous' LouFest

    September 18, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Listen Live Entertainment, producers of the LouFest Music Festival in St. Louis, has joined forces with C3 Presents in a joint venture to grow the festival, which just completed it's third edition. The third annual LouFest took place Aug. 25- ...

  4. Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard Announces Solo Album

    July 17, 2012 1:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 After seven studio albums as the frontman of indie rock stalwarts Death Cab For Cutie , Ben Gibbard is striking out on his own with a solo disc. "Former Lives," his first solo album, is due out on Oct. 16 in North America via Barsuk Record ...

  5. Jay Farrar Tackles Woody Guthrie in 'New Multitudes'

    March 09, 2012 2:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Collaboration With Members of MMJ, Varnaline & Centro-matic Tops Billboard's Heatseekers Chart The day after Jay Farrar (Son Volt), Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Anders Parker (Varnaline) and Will Johnson (Centro-matic) hit No. 1 on the Bi ...

  6. How Woody Guthrie's Lyrics With Jay Farrar, Jim James, Anders Parker and Will Johnson Topped Billboard's Heatseekers Chart

    March 09, 2012 11:00 AM EST The day after Jay Farrar (Son Volt), Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Anders Parker (Varnaline) and Will Johnson (Centro-matic) hit No. 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers' chart, they hit Santa Monica radio station KCRW for a performance and interv ...

  7. Exclusive: Billy Bragg on Woody Guthrie, 3rd 'Mermaid Avenue' Set

    March 08, 2012 2:15 PM EST 0 0 0 "My initial reaction was, 'Surely this is Bob Dylan's job'" -- Billy Bragg To commemorate 100 years since Woody Guthrie 's birth, Nonesuch Records will release the four-disc "Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions,& ...

  8. Jimmy Fallon to Honor Pink Floyd With Week of Tributes

    September 22, 2011 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Last year "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" celebrated a whole week of the Rolling Stones . In May, Bob Marley got his due. Now, the music-loving talk host is setting aside the week of Sept. 26-30 to honor one of the most beloved bands in his ...

  9. Death Cab's Ben Gibbard, Jay Farrar Team Up For Kerouac Soundtrack

    August 13, 2009 2:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 In an ode to iconic author Jack Kerouac, alt-country veteran Jay Farrar has teamed up with Death Cab for Cutie 's Ben Gibbard for a collaborative album entitled "One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur," Billboard.com h ...

  10. The Dead, Black Crowes Deliver At Rothbury

    July 05, 2009 8:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 Forget Independence Day. Saturday was the day of The Dead at the Rothbury Festival, which came as no surprise to anyone paying attention to the plethora of Grateful Dead-related attire worn around the Double JJ ranch site or to the many Dead flags t ...

  11. Son Volt Returns With New Album, Label

    April 06, 2009 11:47 AM EDT 0 0 0 Son Volt, the Americana-inspired rock group fronted by Jay Farrar, returns this summer with a new album and new label. "American Central Dust," the band's sixth full-length and its first since signing with Rounder Records, will be rel ...

  12. Bob Dylan, The Dead Lead Rothbury Lineup

    March 16, 2009 1:21 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Dead, Bob Dylan, The String Cheese Incident, Willie Nelson & Family, and The Black Crowes are among the top acts set for the second annual Rothbury, a weekend-long festival produced by Madison House Presents and AEG Live. The event will be h ...

  13. The Billboard Q&A: The Replacements' Paul Westerberg

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 At the risk of sounding corny, is there one of the first four albums that holds a warmer spot in your heart than the others? At the risk of sounding corny, is there one of the first four albums that holds a warmer spot in your heart than the others? ...

  14. Daft Punk, Stooges, MMJ Join Pearl Jam At Lollapalooza

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Daft Punk, the Stooges, My Morning Jacket, Muse, Modest Mouse, Interpol, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ben Harper and Snow Patrol are among the top acts joining previously announced headliner Pearl Jam at this Daft Punk, the Stooges, My Morning Jacket, Muse, ...

  15. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    February 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Arcade Fire returns with one of the most anticipated indie rock albums in recent memory ("Neon Bible"), Air breathes in English and Japanese influences on its "Pocket Symphony" and Ry Cooder bring A new album from eight-membe ...

  16. Son Volt 'Searches' For New Sounds

    December 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Son Volt will unveil its fifth full-length, "The Search," on March 6 via Transmit Sound/Legacy. The follow-up to 2005's "Okemah and the Melody of Riot" was produced by frontman Jay Farrar, who suggest Son Volt will unveil it ...

  17. I Want My NPR

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Love, hate or ignore it, NPR has influenced many pollsters' purchases when it comes to music. While we can barely comprehend it, 31% of Billboard.com readers have no clue what the heck NPR is. To clarify, it's National Public Radio, people ...

  18. Bonnaroo Day Three: Lesh And Friends Bring It Home

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 If the fifth annual Bonnaroo initially raised eyebrows for booking Tom Petty and Radiohead, two mainstage headliners that have nothing to do with the current jam scene, the festival returned to its ro If the fifth annual Bonnaroo initially raised ey ...

  19. Petty, Morrison, Nelson Top 'Austin City Limits' Bill

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tom Petty, Van Morrison, Willie Nelson, Massive Attack and Gnarls Barkley are among those lined up to play the 2006 Austin City Limits Festival. The Sept. 15-17 event will present 130 artists on eight Tom Petty, Van Morrison, Willie Nelson, Massive ...

  20. Farrar Looks Back, Son Volt Readies DVD

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As Son Volt begins early work on its fifth album, group leader Jay Farrar is planning to release a collection of mostly traditional songs he cut with former Varnaline singer Anders Parker in the fall, As Son Volt begins early work on its fifth album ...

  21. Drive-By Truckers Ready To Rock On Tour

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Drive-By Truckers will begin a North American tour April 20 at the Charlottesville (Va.) Pavilion with Robert Randolph. The Drive-By Truckers will begin a North American tour April 20 at the Charlottesville (Va.) Pavilion with Robert Randolph. I ...

  22. CALIFONE, "Roomsound"

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Named after that age-old line of bulky record players you used to get your groove on with at the school library back in the day, Califone has been helping Americana convert itself from analog to digit Named after that age-old line of bulky record pl ...

  23. Escovedo Recording New Album With Cale

    November 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Alejandro Escovedo is working on a new album that is being produced by Velvet Underground co-founder John Cale. Alejandro Escovedo is working on a new album that is being produced by Velvet Underground co-founder John Cale. Due early next year, the ...

  24. No Depression Surveys Decade Of Alt-Country

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Call it Americana, alt-country, roots music, what-have-you: The musical genre without a bin card has been defined for a decade by No Depression magazine. Call it Americana, alt-country, roots music, what-have-you: The musical genre without a bin car ...

  25. Tunes on TV

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Aug. 1-7, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 1 "Total Request Live (TRL)," MTV Featured artist: Bobby Valentino. "Daily Download," Fuse Featured artists: Switchfoot, Teairr ...

  26. New, Retrospective Son Volt Sets Due

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran alt-country act Son Volt will have a new album, a retrospective disc and a live DVD available in the near future. Veteran alt-country act Son Volt will have a new album, a retrospective disc and a live DVD available in the near future. On Ju ...

  27. Wilco, SCI, Mule Set For Wakarusa Fest

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Wilco, String Cheese Incident and Gov't Mule are among the acts confirmed to appear at Kansas' second annual Wakarusa Festival. Wilco, String Cheese Incident and Gov't Mule are among the acts confirmed to appear at Kansas' second ...

  28. Billboard Bits: 'Rose & Briar,' Manics, Davie Allan

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on 'Rose & Briar,' Manics, Davie Allan Jay Farrar; Rosanne Cash; Laurie Anderson; Bob Neuwirth; Terre Roche; Shannon McNally; Jenni Muldaur; Rodney Crowell; Steven Van Zandt; Davie Allan; Jimmy Vivino Billboard Bits: 'Rose &a ...

  29. eBay, Virgin, Son Volt & Downhill Battle

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tangled Web: A weekly column featuring intriguing online music-related issues & destinations. This Week: eBay, Virgin, Son Volt and Downhill Battle. TWO MORE JOIN FRAY: In the past week, two more digital-music services jumped into the increasing ...

  30. THE TANGLED WEB

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Destinations: eBay, Son Volt & More /bb/tangledweb/index.jsp News Son Volt ...

  31. Billboard Bits: Son Volt, Grandaddy, Monk Competition

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Son Volt, Grandaddy, Monk Competition Roots-rock outfit Son Volt has reunited and is about to begin work on a new studio album. Group members Jay Farrar, Dave and Jim Boquist and Mike Heidorn recently ended a five-year hiatus to record a tra ...

  32. Hot Product

    July 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Alejandro Escovedo A Star-Studded Tribute A top-shelf roster of artists has pitched in for "Por Vida," a tribute album for singer/songwriter Alejandro Escovedo due this week via Or Music. The set also boasts a previously unreleased track b ...

  33. Farrar Gets The 'Blues' On New Album

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Alt-country veteran Jay Farrar will release a new, 23-track studio album, "Terroir Blues" on June 24. Marking the debut release through his own Act/Resist imprint via Artemis, the former Uncle Tupelo/ Alt-country veteran Jay Farrar will re ...

  34. March 16-20, 1992

    April 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nine years after Uncle Tupelo split—fracturing into Wilco and Son Volt—the alt-country heroes' four albums (No Depression, Still Feel Gone, March 16-20, 1992, and Anodyne) have all resur Nine years after Uncle Tupelo split—fracturing into Wilco ...

  35. 89/93: An Anthology

    April 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 At this point in alt-country's evolution, there's no question that the number of people who've heard of the pioneering Uncle Tupelo—through association with its two offspring, Wilco and Son Vol At this point in alt-country's evol ...

  36. Columbia Marks Uncle Tupelo's Legacy

    January 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Alt-country pioneers Uncle Tupelo will be the subject of an upcoming single disc retrospective, due April 9 via Columbia/Legacy. Collecting all of the key tracks from the group's first three Rockville Alt-country pioneers Uncle Tupelo will be t ...

  37. Jay Farrar Spreads His Solo Wings

    September 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Explaining the dissolution of alt-country faves Son Volt, singer/songwriter Jay Farrar, the band's former leader, has no dramatic stories to tell. After the lauded group finished its final tour early Explaining the dissolution of alt-country fa ...

  38. New Superchunk Album Due In September

    May 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Indie rock stalwart Superchunk is wrapping up work on its eighth studio album. Planned for a Sept. 18 release through the group's self-run Merge Records label, the disc has yet to be titled. Produced Indie rock stalwart Superchunk is wrapping u ...