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  • Friday, April 28, 2017

    Steve Reich’s 80th birthday is celebrated with a free marathon event at NYC's Symphony Space … Laurie Anderson plays NYC … Timo Andres is in London … The Bad Plus Joshua Redman reunite in Reno … Jeremy Denk performs in upstate NY … Rhiannon Giddens launches US tour out West … Richard Goode gives a recital at Duke … Tigran Hamasyan is in Estonia … Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer play Bach in California, where The Magnetic Fields tour too … Caetano Veloso, Teresa Cristina are in Spain … and more …

  • Thursday, April 27, 2017

    Rhiannon Giddens begins an extensive US tour, with music from her new album, Freedom Highway, at the Stagecoach festival in California on Friday. She takes the tour across the Southwest, down to New Orleans and Atlanta, up to her home state of North Carolina and to DC, Boston, Philadelphia, and NYC's Lincoln Center. The tour resumes in June and continues through the summer, with headlining shows across the South and Midwest and festivals like Spoleto, Newport Folk, Newport Jazz, and ROMP.

  • Thursday, April 27, 2017

    Devendra Banhart has announced a tour of South America in the fall, featuring music from his latest album, Ape in Pink Marble, and more. The 10-city tour begins with a performance at CC Barranco in Lima, Peru, on September 1, followed by a concert in Santiago, Chile, seven shows in Brazil, and a final stop in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Tickets are on sale now.

Artist Spotlight

  • Crack-Up, Fleet Foxes' long-awaited and highly anticipated third album, comprises eleven songs, all written by Robin Pecknold. The album was co-produced by Pecknold and Skyler Skjelset, his longtime bandmate, collaborator, and childhood friend. Crack-Up comes six years after the release of Helplessness Blues and nearly a decade since the band's self-titled debut.

  • Nonesuch Records releases the label debut from pianist Tigran Hamasyan, Mockroot, in January 2015. Although trained as a classical and jazz musician, Hamasyan draws on a wide range of influences, including Armenian folk music, rock, beatbox, poetry, and more. His second label release, An Ancient Observer, is due March 31, 2017.

  • Freedom Highway, Rhiannon Giddens' follow-up to her highly praised solo debut album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, includes nine original songs she wrote or co-wrote; a traditional tune; and two civil rights–era songs, "Birmingham Sunday" and Staple Singers' "Freedom Highway." Giddens co-produced the album with multi-instrumentalist Dirk Powell in his Louisiana studio, with the bulk of recording done in wooden rooms built prior to the Civil War, over an intense eight-day period....

  • Singer-songwriter Conor Oberst's Nonesuch Records debut album, Upside Down Mountain, was released in 2014. Oberst has been a recording artist for more than two decades, starting with raw, acoustic guitar-based bedroom tracks he cut as a young teenager and initially released on cassette. After his early Omaha-based band Commander Venus broke up, Oberst recast himself as Bright Eyes, an umbrella name for Oberst, producer-keyboardist Mike Mogis and multi-instrumentalist/arranger...

  • Mandolinist/singer Chris Thile and pianist Brad Mehldau, longtime admirers of each other's work, make their duo debut together with Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau, a mix of covers and original songs. "Chris Thile and Brad Mehldau come from different worlds but the same species," says the New York Times. "Mr. Thile is a progressive-bluegrass pacesetter; Mr. Mehldau is the most influential jazz pianist of the last 20 years. Both are team players." The vinyl edition includes...

Tour

Fri, Apr 28
(All day)
Empire Polo Club
Indio, CAUnited States
Stagecoach Festival
Fri, Apr 28
Empire Polo Club
Indio,CAUnited States
Fri, Apr 28
6:00 PM
Palau de la Música Catalana
Barcelona, Spain
Fri, Apr 28
Palau de la Música Catalana
Barcelona,Spain
Fri, Apr 28
7:30 PM
University of Nevada
Reno, NVUnited States
Fri, Apr 28
University of Nevada
Reno,NVUnited States
Fri, Apr 28
8:00 PM
Baldwin Auditorium
Durham, NCUnited States
Duke Performances
Fri, Apr 28
Baldwin Auditorium
Durham,NCUnited States
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