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  • Friday, May 19, 2017

    Fleet Foxes, who launched their Crack-Up world tour in the Pacific Northwest this week, have announced that the last of their four consecutive nights of shows at the Sydney Opera House in Australia will stream live via the band's Facebook page. Fans around the world can tune in live on Monday, May 29, at 8 PM in Sydney, 11 AM in London, 6 AM on the US East Coast, and bright and early (late?) at 3 AM on the West Coast, or watch it again after the concert is complete. The Fleet Foxes' shows at the Sydney Opera House, May 26–29, are part of the Vivid LIVE celebration at the iconic venue.

     

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour Web
  • Friday, May 19, 2017

    Brad Mehldau Trio plays sold-out show at London's Barbican Hall … Laurie Anderson joins Philip Glass in UK … Jeremy Denk performs at Bath Festival ... Fleet Foxes play intimate hometown show in Seattle … Tigran Hamasyan performs in Moscow … Emmylou Harris joins Rosanne Cash, Lucinda Williams at SFJAZZ … Kronos Quartet tours Europe … Pat Metheny continues quartet tour in Scandinavia … Conor Oberst brings Salutations to Texas … Joshua Redman tours Europe with Jorge Rossy … Chris Thile hosts A Prairie Home Companion in St. Paul … Caetano Veloso, Teresa Cristina are in Amsterdam … and more …

    Journal Topics: On Tour Weekend Events
  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    Fleet Foxes kicked off their world tour, featuring music from the forthcoming album Crack-Up, with intimate shows in Missoula and Spokane on Monday and Tuesday, to be followed by shows in Portland and the band's hometown of Seattle this week. Ahead of these concerts, the band's first in the US in six years, they gathered in Seattle to rehearse. They've shared behind-the-scenes footage from the rehearsals in a video by Sean Pecknold, which you can watch here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour Video
  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    When Stephin Merritt was in Chicago last month during the Magnetic Fields' 50 Song Memoir tour stops at Thalia Hall, he visited the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago for a public conversation about the new album with Pitchfork's Marc Hogan for the In Sight Out arts and culture series. You can hear the conversation here. The Magnetic Fields perform all 50 songs from the new album at the Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona in June and on tour in the UK and Ireland in late August.

    Journal Topics: Artist News
  • Monday, May 15, 2017

    Fleet Foxes, which releases its highly anticipated third album, Crack-Up, June 16 on Nonesuch, performs its first US concerts in six years with four special shows at select intimate theaters in the Pacific Northwest this week, in Missoula, Spokane, Portland, and Seattle. The band leads a four-night run at the Sydney Opera House, May 26–29, and tours across Europe and the US through the end of the year.

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour
  • Monday, May 15, 2017

    Offa Rex, the new project from Olivia Chaney and The Decemberists, releases its debut album, The Queen of Hearts, on Nonesuch on July 14. Here, the artists speak with writer Michael Hill about the project and how it came to be.

    Journal Topics: Artist News
  • Friday, May 12, 2017

    Fleet Foxes have unveiled the music video for "Fool's Errand," the second track released from their forthcoming album, Crack-Up, due June 16. The video was directed by Sean Pecknold with art direction by Adi Goodrich and produced by Society. You can watch it here and download the track with album pre-orders. Fleet Foxes begin an extensive international tour later this month.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Video
  • Friday, May 12, 2017

    Emmylou Harris and the Nash Ramblers' Grammy Award–winning 1992 album, At the Ryman, recorded live over three nights at the historic Nashville venue, has been remastered and is now available on vinyl for the first time. It features the legendary singer and her acoustic backing band performing songs by Bill Monroe, Bruce Springsteen, Steve Earle, Stephen Foster, Nanci Griffith, and others. The New York Times declared at the time: "This record is her finest moment."

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News
  • Friday, May 12, 2017

    Laurie Anderson leads three-day residency in Dublin … Sam Amidon joins Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra … Jeremy Denk brings Medieval to Modern to California … Rhiannon Giddens plays New York City, Philadelphia … Audra McDonald performs at New Jersey Benefit Gala … Brad Mehldau Trio is in Norway … Pat Metheny continues quartet tour in eastern Europe … Conor Oberst brings Salutations to California … Chris Thile hosts A Prairie Home Companion in St. Paul … Caetano Veloso, Teresa Cristina are in Belgium, Luxembourg … and more …

    Journal Topics: On Tour Weekend Events
  • Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Rhiannon Giddens was on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross today. She discusses her new album, Freedom Highway, and performs "At the Purchaser's Option" and "Julie," two of nine original songs she wrote or co-wrote for the album, which also includes a traditional tune and two civil rights–era songs. You can hear the episode here. Giddens performs at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in NYC and World Café Live in Philadelphia this weekend; the tour resumes in June and continues through the summer.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio
  • Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Conor Oberst was the musical guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden. He performed "Too Late to Fixate," from his new album, Salutations, joined by The Felice Brothers as his backing band, along with the legendary drummer Jim Keltner, all of whom performed on the album. Watch it here. Oberst, backed by The Felice Brothers, begins the next leg of his US tour in California, with shows in Grass Valley, Oakland, Los Angeles, and San Diego, this week. The tour continues through the summer with headlining shows and festival sets, from Austin to Omaha, Birmingham to Brooklyn, Boston, DC, and more.

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour
  • Tuesday, May 9, 2017

    Congratulations to Rhiannon Giddens, whose new album, Freedom Highway, has been nominated for Album of the Year, top honors at the 2017 Americana Honors & Awards, announced earlier today by the Americana Music Association. The Americana Honors & Awards show returns to the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on September 13, 2017.

    Journal Topics: Artist News

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