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Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters kick off their spring and summer tour, featuring music from the album lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar, at the Sasquatch! Festival in George, WA, this Sunday. The North American dates include a return to Bonnaroo and finish off at the Mann Center in Philadelphia on June 17. The Pixies will open five of the shows, and JD McPherson five. The UK and European leg of the tour begins July 10 and runs into August.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourArtist NewsThursday, May 21, 2015|0 commentsWatch: The Bad Plus Joshua Redman's 2014 Detroit Jazz Festival Set Airs via NPR's "Jazz Night in America"
The Bad Plus Joshua Redman, whose self-titled debut album is due out next week in North America and June 8 elsewhere, performed at the Detroit Jazz Festival in 2014, when Redman was Artist in Residence there. NPR's Jazz Night in America was there to capture the new quartet, fresh out of the studio. Watch the performance and an interview with the band here. The new album is streaming in full till May 25 as an NPR First Listen. The quartet kicks off a tour at the Blue Note Jazz Festival on June 10.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Radio VideoArtist NewsThursday, May 21, 2015|0 comments
The Black Keys resume their Turn Blue world tour with a performance at the Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona, Spain, next Thursday, May 28. The tour continues into August with festival sets in Greece, United Kingdom, Denmark, Canada, and United States, including Governors Ball, Isle of Wight, Outside Lands, and many more.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourArtist NewsWednesday, May 20, 2015|0 comments
As David Letterman prepares his final episode as host of the Late Show tonight, the Nonesuch Journal takes a look back at some of the many memorable performances Nonesuch artists are fortunate to have played on his stage in the Ed Sullivan Theatre (and in one case, the fire escape outside it) over the years, from The Black Keys, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, Punch Brothers, Wilco, Rhiannon Giddens, Conor Oberst, Lianne La Havas, Laurie Anderson, Randy Newman, and others. Thanks for the music, Dave.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Television VideoArtist NewsTuesday, May 19, 2015|0 comments
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell visited Rolling Stone to perform two songs from their new album, The Traveling Kind: the title track and "The Weight of the World." Watch both here. "If only Hollywood sequels were this good," exclaims Mother Jones of their follow-up to Old Yellow Moon. "Harris' still-beautiful voice has acquired a darker, slightly rougher texture that adds authority, while the weathered grace of Crowell's singing makes him a perfect match. A fine job by all concerned, including the stellar players." Vanity Fair calls it "a beautiful collection of duets" from "one of the most storied collaborations in country music."