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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/john-adams-death-klinghoffer-metropolitan-opera-premiere-2014-10-20
    October 20, 2014|0 comments

    John Adams's 1991 opera The Death of Klinghoffer receives its Metropolitan Opera premiere tonight, the first of eight performances during the Met's 2014–15 season. This is the third Adams work to be staged at the Met, following Doctor Atomic and Nixon in China. The production is directed by Tom Morris, with David Robertson conducting and baritone Paulo Szot starring in the leading role.

    Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News
  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-sam-amidon-bill-frisell-perform-npr-world-cafe-2014-10-16
    October 16, 2014|0 comments

    Sam Amidon is the guest on today's episode of NPR's World Cafe. He is joined by guitarist Bill Frisell, who is featured on Amidon's new album, Lily-O, to perform four songs from the album: "Walkin' Boss," "Blue Mountains," "Your Lone Journey," and a web-exclusive take on "Groundhog Variations." The two also talk with World Cafe host David Dye about recording of the new album in Iceland and more. You can watch their performance of "Walkin' Boss" below and hear the complete session at npr.org.

  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/devendra-banhart-andy-cabic-kick-california-tour-2014-10-16
    October 16, 2014|0 comments

    Devendra Banhart and longtime friend, musical collaborator, and fellow singer-songwriter Andy Cabic (Vetiver) kick off a tour of California at the Berkeley Art Museum Friday, performing both individually and together in a casual mix of older and newer material. The tour continues with stops in Sonoma, Grass Valley, Chico, Felton, and Big Sur. Banhart is featured on the new collection Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell to benefit the Red Hot Organization's fight against AIDS.

    Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On Tour
  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/wilco-marks-20-years-2-special-releases-november-17-nonesuch-records-2014-10-14
    October 14, 2014|0 comments

    Nonesuch Records will release two new Wilco collections on November 17 in conjunction with the band’s 20th anniversary: Alpha Mike Foxtrot, a 4-CD/4-LP box set of rare studio and live recordings collected from the band’s extensive audio archives, and What’s Your 20?, a 2-CD compilation of essential tracks culled from the band’s previously released studio recordings. Both collections are available to pre-order now. Wilco appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on October 27 and will play six shows at Chicago’s Riviera Theatre in December, adding to the string of anniversary concerts.

  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-conor-oberst-performs-kexp-2014-10-14
    October 14, 2014|1 comments

    Conor Oberst stopped by KEXP 90.3 in Seattle on his recent US tour. He was joined by Jonathan Wilson, who co-produced his new album, Upside Down Mountain, and his band to perform four songs off the album and a Bright Eyes tune and to talk with host Cheryl Waters. "We love everything he does," says KEXP. You can watch the session here. Oberst will perform at two holiday-season benefit shows in December: Holiday Cheer for FUV in NYC and the KCSN Benefit in Northridge, CA.

     

  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/david-byrne-fatboy-slim-here-lies-love-opens-london-critical-acclaim-2014-10-14
    October 14, 2014|0 comments

    David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's musical Here Lies Love has its official Opening Night at the National Theatre's Dorfman Theatre in London tonight. The reviews are in from last night's press night, bringing five stars in Time Out and the Daily Mail, which calls it "revolutionary," and four stars in the Independent, Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard, and the Times. Channel 4 News calls it "extraordinary" and spoke with Byrne in an interview you can watch here.

  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/listen-david-byrne-talks-bbc-radio-6-music-radcliffe-and-maconie-2014-10-13
    October 13, 2014|0 comments

    David Byrne spoke with BBC Radio 6 Music's Radcliffe and Maconie earlier today in advance of tonight's press night of Here Lies Love, his musical with Fatboy Slim, at the National Theatre’s Dorfman Theatre in London. The production has been in previews there since late last month and has its official opening night tomorrow, October 14. He discusses the origins of the show and shares some clips from the original New York cast album, released earlier this year, and talks about some future plans. You can hear the interview here.

    Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Radio
  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-robert-plant-colbert-report-2014-10-10
    October 10, 2014|0 comments

    Robert Plant was the guest on The Colbert Report last night. He joined his host for a conversation about his new album, lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar, his endless musical quest, and more. Plant and his band, The Sensational Space Shifters, then gave an on-air performance of the new album's first single, "Rainbow," plus a web-exclusive take on "Little Maggie." You can watch the interview and performances here. Plant and the band closed out their North American tour with a late-night show at Brooklyn Bowl last night. Following their recent tour stop in LA, the LA Times concludes: "The singer and his Shape Shifters succeeded in fusing an untouchable legacy with a passion for experimentation."

     

  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/listen-david-byrne-talks-bbc-radio-2-jo-whiley-here-lies-love-2014-10-10
    October 10, 2014|0 comments

    David Byrne is in London as his musical with Fatboy Slim, Here Lies Love, is in previews at the National Theatre’s Dorfman Theatre, set to open officially on Tuesday, October 14. He stopped by the BBC studios to chat with BBC Radio 2’s Jo Whiley for the special program An Evening With … David Byrne, in which he shares the stories behind the musical, spins some tunes that inspired some of the songs of Here Lies Love, talks about his early career with Talking Heads, and more. You can listen to the interview here.

    Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Radio
  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/listen-laurie-anderson-talks-merrill-garbus-tune-yards-talkhouse-music-podcast-2014-10-09
    October 09, 2014|0 comments

    Laurie Anderson talks with Merrill Garbus (tUnE-yArDs), for the latest episode of The Talkhouse Music Podcast. "By turns funny and poignant, and always insightful," says The Talkhouse, "the conversation between these two creative powerhouses ranges from coping with sudden fame, 'the art police,' the healing power of puppetry, their love/hate relationship with technology, the aesthetics of bubble gum, dehydrated kale bars and… hotel hotdogs." Anderson and Kronos Quartet perform her piece Landfall in Columbus, Ohio, and Austin, Texas, in the days ahead and joins The New Yorker's Alex Ross in conversation for The New Yorker Festival on Sunday.

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