1. Will Oldham Introduces Bonny Billy Gourmet Coffee Blend

    January 25, 2012 4:32 PM EST Will Oldham's Bonny Billy Blend Kona Rose Coffee available on the Drag City label's website. In an age of seemingly endless possibilities for music merchandising, some items still manage to evoke a sense of wonderment, awe and/or even a ...

  2. R. Kelly Has 32 More Chapters of 'Trapped in the Closet'

    December 21, 2011 2:30 PM EST 0 0 0 All He Needs Are Investors: 'It Costs a Lot of Money' Get ready world, R&B wizard R. Kelly says he has written up an additional 32 chapters of his "Trapped in the Closet" hip-hopera. The star made the announcement in a chat w ...

  3. New Tortoise Album Coming In April

    January 20, 2009 2:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Chicago instrumental rock institution Tortoise's first album of original music in five years offers "a lot of variety," according to bassist Doug McCombs. The as-yet-untitled set is due April 21 from Thrill Jockey. Drummer John McEnti ...

  4. 'April,' Come She Will

    March 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Mark Kozelek's unique interpretive bent (AC/DC, John Denver, Modest Mouse) has been an integral part of his work with Red House Painters, Sun Kil Moon and as a solo artist. Mark Kozelek's unique interpretive bent (AC/DC, John Denver, Modes ...

  5. Sun Kil Moon Looks Toward 'April'

    December 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Mark Kozelek's unique interpretive bent has been an integral part of his work with Red House Painters, Sun Kil Moon and as a solo artist. But his original compositions have always packed more of an em Mark Kozelek's unique interpretive ben ...

  6. DVD Series 'Shines' On In Seattle, Louisville, Atlanta

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty and director Christoph Green's live performance DVD series, "Burn To Shine," will spawn projects taped in Seattle, Louisville in Atlanta in the coming months. Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty and director Chri ...

  7. Will Oldham, Galifianakis Star In Kanye Video

    July 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In a bizarre collision of pop culture personalities, indie rocker Will Oldham and comedian Zach Galifianakis star in a new video for Kanye West's single "Can't Tell Me Nothing," which was posted today In a bizarre collision of po ...

  8. Tweedy, Costello, Jones Enliven New Louvin Album

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, Elvis Costello and George Jones are among the artists pitching in on country legend Charlie Louvin's first new album in more than a decade. The self-titled 12-track set will arriv Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, Elvis Costel ...

  9. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    September 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Elton John celebrates 40 years of collaboration with lyricist Bernie Taupin, DJ Shadow goes hip-hop in a major way, Clay Aiken revives some enduring power ballads and Lupe Fiasco explodes out of Chica Black Eyed Peas principal Fergie's "Th ...

  10. BRIGHTBLACK MORNING LIGHT, "Brightblack Morning Light"

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Brightblack Morning Light has crossover written all over it: Two hippies from Northern California who live(d) in tents, care about wild life and create long, slowly winding, Rhodes-heavy jams. Brightblack Morning Light has crossover written all over ...

  11. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy Preps Album, Free Tour

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Will Oldham is eyeing a Sept. 19 release for his next Drag City album as Bonnie "Prince" Billy, "The Letting Go." Will Oldham is eyeing a Sept. 19 release for his next Drag City album as Bonnie "Prince" Billy, "The ...

  12. NICOLAI DUNGER, "Here's My Song. You Can Have It ... I Don't Want It Anymore/Yours 4-Ever"

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Recorded in 2003 and sitting in limbo until now, former Swedish soccer sensation Nicolai Dunger's latest album is finally up and out thanks to the Zoe/Rounder A&R department. Recorded in 2003 and sitting in limbo until now, former Swedish s ...

  13. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Get the scoop on new albums from modern rock acts Yellowcard and P.O.D., a Southern soul-infused effort from indie chanteuse Cat Power, a potential American hit for overseas "popera" act Il Divo and m The first solo album from Guided By Vo ...

  14. HOT CHIP, "Coming on Strong"

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Krautrock cool, sunny California-emulated harmonies and silky smooth breaks come together in the hands of Hot Chip, one of the most interesting acts to come out of England in 2005. Krautrock cool, sunny California-emulated harmonies and silky smooth ...

  15. Tortoise Boxes Up Rarities, Remixes

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Tortoise is eyeing an April release for a three-disc set of 33 rare tracks via Thrill Jockey. Tortoise is eyeing an April release for a three-disc set of 33 rare tracks via Thrill Jockey. According to a label spokesperson, the project was originally ...

  16. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    November 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Madonna gets back to her dance roots, Wilco kicks out the live jams, Carrie Underwood splits country and pop, Bruce Springsteen revisits a 30-year-old classic and more. Country duo Big & Rich's "Comin' to Your City" (Warner B ...

  17. BONNIE "PRINCE" BILLY, "Summer in the Southeast"

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Though he was once a member of the esteemed indie rock hierarchy the Palace Brothers, Will Oldham is best known these days for his traveling troubadour persona Bonnie "Prince" Billy. Though he was once a member of the esteemed indie rock h ...

  18. Tortoise Tackling Two New Albums, Tour

    September 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chicago instrumental rock act Tortoise tackles material by some unlikely sources on "The Brave and the Bold," a collaborative album with indie rock icon Will Oldham. Chicago instrumental rock act Tortoise tackles material by some unlikely ...

  19. Tortoise, Lanois Teaming For Collaborative Tour

    July 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In one of the more intriguing pairings in recent memory, Chicago instrumental rock act Tortoise and famed Canadian producer/artist Daniel Lanois are teaming for a 13-city fall tour of North America. T In one of the more intriguing pairings in recent ...

  20. Berman Untangles New Silver Jews Album

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Breaking the longest musical silence of his decade-plus career, David Berman has reactivated his Silver Jews project for its fifth studio album, "Tanglewood Numbers." Breaking the longest musical silence of his decade-plus career, David Be ...

  21. Top Acts Rally For Second 'Sudan' Benefit

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 On the heels of the recently announced "Songs for Sudan" downloadable benefit album, Waxploitation Records is eyeing a late November release for another collection to benefit the war-town African coun On the heels of the recently announced ...

  22. The Attraction to All Things Uncertain

    October 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tweaker is the new nom de guerre of former Nine Inch Nails contributor Chris Vrenna, whose The Attraction to All Things Uncertain makes for an arresting solo debut. Tweaker is the new nom de guerre of former Nine Inch Nails contributor Chris Vrenna, ...

  23. Indie Stars Sign On For All Tomorrow's Parties

    September 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The lineup for the 2002 edition of the U.K.'s All Tomorrow's Parties festival has begun to take shape, with Shellac serving as the musical curators. This year's event will be held April 19-21 and Apri The lineup for the 2002 edition o ...