Wednesday, January 27, 2016|5 comments
Lake Street Dive was the musical guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night. The group, which will make its Nonesuch debut with the release of its new album, Side Pony, on February 19, performed "Call Off Your Dogs" from the forthcoming album. You can watch it here. The album track "Call Off Your Dogs" is available to download now with pre-orders of Side Pony.The band will tour North America in February and March and head to Europe and the UK to tour in April.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Television VideoVideoWednesday, January 27, 2016|0 comments
Rhiannon Giddens performed a special set as part of BBC Radio 2's live coverage from Glasgow's Celtic Connections festival: "Last Kind Words" from her album Tomorrow Is My Turn; "Mouth Music," from her new EP, Factory Girl, and the new song called "Come Love Come." Watch the set here. She plays her own Celtic Connections show tonight, then joins Transatlantic Sessions for two nights at Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall and a five-concert tour of the UK. Giddens performs on BBC One TV's Andrew Marr Show this Sunday morning.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On Tour Radio VideoVideoMonday, January 25, 2016|0 comments
The Arcs have announced the next leg of their North American tour, starting in Vancouver on April 11, with shows in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Pomona, Denver, Lawrence, St. Louis, Austin, New Orleans, and two sets at Coachella. The Arcs' NPR Tiny Desk Concert—the show's 500th!—featuring three songs from their debut album, Yours, Dreamily, is now available. The band is "a bundle of talent," says host Boilen. Watch it here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On Tour VideoVideoWednesday, January 13, 2016|0 comments
Over the past week, the Nonesuch Journal has posted a series of videos leading to the January 22 release of the seven-disc box set Henryk Górecki: A Nonesuch Retrospective, the first recording of the his Symphony No. 4, and the first vinyl LP of the beloved 1992 Nonesuch recording of his Symphony No. 3. The previous videos include interviews with the late composer; his son Mikolaj, who completed his father’s Fourth Symphony; Adrian Thomas, who wrote the liner notes; and conductor Andrey Boreyko, who led the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s premiere and recording of Symphony No. 4. Today comes the final in this series of videos: an excerpt from the premiere performance of Symphony No. 4. Watch it here.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release VideoVideoTuesday, January 12, 2016|1 comments
Natalie Merchant recently stopped by the NPR studios in Washington, DC, to perform a Tiny Desk Concert for Bob Boilen and the staff at NPR and NPR Music. The intimate set included "Cowboy Romance," from her recent album Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings; "Texas," from her 2014 self-titled record; the title song to her album Motherland; and "Weeping Pilgrim," a Protestant hymn covered on The House Carpenter’s Daughter. For that last song, Merchant led the NPR staff in a sing-along for which Boilen suggests viewers "have a tissue handy." See why in the Tiny Desk Concert here. Merchant will join Rolling Stone's Anthony DeCurtis in conversation at NYC's 92nd Street Y on February 10 and tours the US and Europe in March.