Friday, September 25, 2015|0 commentsListen: Rhiannon Giddens Joins Patty Griffin, Shakey Graves for NPR Music's "Songs We Love: Americana Fest Edition"
Rhiannon Giddens, currently touring the US, recently participated in the NPR Music panel discussion Songs We Love: Americana Fest Edition. The event was led by NPR music critic Ann Powers, who assembled what she called her "dream team"— Giddens, Patty Griffin, Shakey Graves—for a conversation and performances of some of their favorite songs. Giddens is "one of the great song interpreters of our time," says Powers. "She has an exquisite voice. But just as important is her sensibility, her sense of history, her innate feminism, womanism, and a brilliant originality." You can hear it all here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News RadioArtist NewsThursday, September 24, 2015|0 commentsPaul Thomas Anderson's New Film "Junun" Featuring Jonny Greenwood, Shye Ben Tzur to Debut Exclusively on MUBI
Following its October 8 opening at the New York Film Festival, Paul Thomas Anderson's new film, Junun, will have its exclusive worldwide premiere on MUBI on October 9. Anderson joined Jonny Greenwood and Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur on a trip to Rajasthan, India, where Greenwood (with the Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich) and a group of musicians from across the Indian sub-continent worked on an album to be released by Nonesuch in November. Additional details on the album will be announced shortly.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News FilmArtist NewsThursday, September 24, 2015|0 comments
The Staves have unveiled the official music video for "Steady," off their album If I Was. "We worked with the wonderful Brian and Karl on this surreal piece," says the trio. "So if you would like to see Jess face down in a swimming pool, Camilla struggling to turn off an alarm clock and Emily pretending she's in The Godfather, you can watch it here." The Staves conclude their UK tour as special guests of Florence and the Machine with two nights at Alexandra Palace in London tonight and Friday.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News VideoArtist NewsMonday, September 21, 2015|0 comments
The Arcs announce their first tour this fall with music from their acclaimed new album, Yours, Dreamily, with North American dates in December at Chicago's The Vic, Akron's Civic Theatre, New York's Terminal 5, and Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, among others, following recently announced European tour dates in November. The December tour dates also follow the band's sold-out performance at Bowery Ballroom in NYC this Saturday, September 26, which will be live streamed exclusively on Yahoo. The band makes its television debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert this Friday, September 25.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourArtist NewsFriday, September 18, 2015|0 comments
English singer/songwriter/guitarist Lianne La Havas, whose second album, Blood, was released this summer, kicks off a month-long North American tour at Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia this Sunday, September 20, followed by stops in Washington, DC; Chicago; Boston; San Francisco; Los Angeles; and Austin, among many others across the US and Canada.