Tuesday, September 18, 2012|44 comments
Randy Newman’s new song, “I’m Dreaming,” is available as a free download here, where you can also watch the accompanying video. With lyrics from the viewpoint of a voter who casts his ballot solely based on skin color, the song draws attention to something Newman has noticed and written about for 40 years: racism in America. (The complete lyrics are here as well.) While the song, which Newman performs solo at the piano, is free, anyone wishing to contribute is encouraged to donate to the United Negro College Fund.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist NewsArtist NewsTuesday, September 18, 2012|0 comments
Lianne La Havas—who has just been nominated for the Best Newcomer Award at this year's MOBO Awards—made her US television debut with a performance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson last night on CBS. She performed the song "Age," off her debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough?. Watch it here. La Havas is back home in the UK to tour and will return to the US at the end of October for a tour supporting John Legend.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Video TelevisionArtist NewsTuesday, September 18, 2012|0 commentsPunch Brothers Announce New Year's Eve Three-Night Run at New York's Bowery Ballroom to Follow Three-Month International Tour
Punch Brothers have announced a 2013 New Year's Eve Three-Night Extravaganza to take place at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC, December 29–31. In addition to single show tickets, there are three-night passes available, which include a limited-edition silkscreen poster. A limited pre-sale is underway now. The shows will come at the end of a three-month international tour that includes stops at venues across North America, Europe, and the UK; a New Yorker Festival event; ACL Festival set; and much more.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News VideoArtist NewsMonday, September 17, 2012|0 comments
Lianne La Havas—whose highly praised debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough?, was recently named to the UK’s esteemed Mercury Prize Short List—celebrates the album's recent US release with a performance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson tonight. Tune in to CBS tonight at 12:35 AM ET to see La Havas make her US television debut with a performance of "Age," off the new album.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News TelevisionArtist NewsMonday, September 17, 2012|0 commentsJonny Greenwood Talks to NPR's "Weekend Edition" About Writing for Orchestra, As in New Film Score for "The Master"
Jonny Greenwood, whose soundtrack to Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film The Master is out now, spoke with NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday, about being both the guitarist for Radiohead and a highly respected composer. Says New York magazine of The Master: "While Anderson paints with light, composer Jonny Greenwood is painting with sound." The score "is positively marvelous," says MTV. It just may be the best score you'll hear all year ... as mercurial and multilayered as The Master itself."