1. Lost Bob Dylan Songs to Be Reimagined by Peers on Upcoming Album

    March 25, 2014 7:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 A collection of unfinished Bob Dylan songs from the 1960s are finally getting the star treatment, though it's not coming from Dylan himself. An all-star cast of musicians has convened to take two dozen Dylan tunes, purportedly written around 19 ...

  2. Dawes Keep Rolling With New Album, Rising Single and Dylan Tour

    March 25, 2013 12:00 PM EDT "Competing for most modern sound, Dawes will get beat a million times over," says Taylor Goldsmith. "We didn't hang up our guitars for washed-out keyboard sounds" When it comes to compliments, Taylor Goldsmith is impress ...

  3. Dawes, 'How Far We've Come': Live Acoustic at Lollapalooza

    August 06, 2012 5:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 There's nothing ironic about the embracing sound of Dawes , a California quartet that proudly wears their influences (The Band, Jackson Browne) on their rolled-up musical sleeves. The group's latest album, "Nothing Is Wrong," is ...

  4. Backbeat: Deer Tick Curates Newport Folk Festival After-Parties With ATO, Partisan Execs And Jackson Browne

    July 30, 2012 2:10 PM EDT (L-R): Deer Tick guitarist Ian O'Neill, drummer Dennis Ryan, frontman John Macaulay, keyboardist Robbie Cowell, and bassist Chris Ryan try to relax after a job (or three) well done. (Photo: Harley Oliver Brown) The guys in Deer Tick might be ...

  5. Backbeat: Diamond Rugs Storm NYC With Partisan Records' Ian Wheeler, Playground Sound Producers, More

    June 25, 2012 10:57 AM EDT (L-R): Los Lobos' Steve Berlin, Hardy Morris of Dead Confederate, Deer Tick's Robbie Cowell and John McCauley, Bryan Dufresne of Six Finger Satellite, and Black Lips' Ian Saint Pe. (Photo: Harley Oliver Brown) Diamond Rugs , the lat ...

  6. Deer Tick On Fire - Literally - Before New Album 'Divine Providence'

    October 22, 2011 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The boys of Deer Tick have been on fire lately -- literally. "Massive explosions. I burned my hand," guitarist Ian O'Neil says with a laugh. "It'll come out really great." He's referring to the band's recent f ...

  7. Folk-Rockers Dawes Get Boost From VH1 'You Oughta Know' Campaign

    September 26, 2011 3:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 California has long been romanticized in song. Now folk-rock band Dawes hopes its ode to the Golden State -- "Time Spent in Los Angeles" -- will make waves with a boost from VH1. The Americana act, which released second album "Nothing ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Newport Folk Festival Sells Out

    August 01, 2011 6:59 AM EDT NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - Blue skies and strong ticket sales blessed this year's Newport Folk Festival, two days of veteran acts and up-and-comers from a variety of musical genres. An estimated 10,000 people attended the long-running festival Sund ...

  10. Middle Brother Says It's Less 'Supergroup,' More 'Exotic Band'

    March 08, 2011 11:15 AM EST 0 0 0 John McCauley rejects the often-applied label of "supergroup" for his new band, Middle Brother. "We're more of an...exotic band, if you will," he tells Billboard.com. No matter how it's classified, Middle Brother is gen ...

  11. Lollapalooza Saturday: 10 Things Seen & Overheard

    August 08, 2010 12:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 You already know about Green Day's epic fireworks shooting, cover-medley-rockin,' two-and-a-half-hour headlining set Saturday night (Aug. 7). But lots of other memorable things happened during on Lollapalooza 2010's second day. Here&# ...