Thursday, November 12, 2015|0 commentsHear Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood, Rajasthan Express's "Junun" Streaming in Full As NPR First Listen
Junun, the new album from composer/musician Shye Ben Tzur, guitarist Jonny Greenwood, and a group of Indian musicians known as the Rajasthan Express, due next Friday, November 20, is streaming in full till then as an NPR First Listen at npr.org/music. The album's "real magic comes when the brass section is unleashed," says NPR's Tom Pryor; some tracks "practically jump out of the speakers and command listeners to dance."Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist News Reviews Web/TechnologyArtist NewsThursday, November 12, 2015|0 comments
St Germain, whose new, self-titled album—his first in 15 years—was released last month, embarks on an extensive tour, beginning this week in Europe and coming to North America in the spring. The latter starts at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC, on March 31, 2016, and includes stops in Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Quebec, Montreal, Toronto, Detroit, Chicago, St. Paul, Denver, and Vancouver, with more to be announced soon; tickets go on sale this Friday, November 13. St Germain has also unveiled a video for the album track "Sittin' Here," which you can watch here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourArtist NewsWednesday, November 11, 2015|0 comments
Laurie Anderson's new film, Heart of a Dog, has been nominated for three Cinema Eye Honors awards for Nonfiction Filmmaking: Outstanding Achievement in Direction, Outstanding Achievement in Graphic Design or Animation, and Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Score. The nominees were announced a reception in Copenhagen, Denmark, this evening. Winners will be announced at the 9th annual Cinema Eye Honors Ceremony on January 13, 2016, at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City. Heart of a Dog, now showing in select theaters, opens in additional theaters across the US this weekend.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News FilmArtist NewsWednesday, November 11, 2015|0 comments
Lianne La Havas returned home to London last week, following a month-long North American tour, to attend the MOBO Awards, where she was nominated for Best Album and Best Female Act and performed "Unstoppable," off her new album, Blood. You can watch it here. La Havas is touring Europe for the next month and will play an Albert Sessions show at London’s Royal Albert Hall on March 14.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News VideoArtist NewsMonday, November 9, 2015|0 comments
Laurie Anderson's new film, Heart of a Dog, which is currently showing at select theaters in NY and LA, was shown at the New York Film Festival last month. Following the screening, Anderson sat down with New York Film Festival director Kent Jones for a brief discussion of the film. You can now watch their conversation here. Heart of a Dog will open in additional theaters this coming weekend in California, Chicago, Maine, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Texas, and still more in the weeks that follow.