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Pianist Tigran Hamasyan, whose new album, Mockroot, is due soon, is among the "Musicians You'll Tell Your Friends About in 2015," according to NPR Music's Ann Powers. Hamasyan's "startling combinations of jazz, minimalist, electronic, folk and songwriterly elements ... beckon listeners with a magical kind of openness," she says. "On Mockroot, his Nonesuch debut, Hamasyan and his collaborators travel musical expanses marked with heavy grooves, ethereal voices, pristine piano playing and ancient melodies." Powers concludes: "You'll hear nothing else like this album in 2015."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist NewsArtist NewsWednesday, January 7, 2015|1 comments
Rhiannon Giddens is among the artists "poised to breakout this year" according to the Wall Street Journal Speakeasy's list of "2015's Next Big Things: 8 Music Acts to Watch." After she "stole the show" at the 2013 concert celebrating the music of Inside Llewyn Davis (the album due next week) and "was out front of some of the best tracks" on last year's New Basement Tapes album, says the Wall Street Journal, comes her solo album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, next month, "in which she covers American icons like Patsy Cline, Libba Cotten, Odetta, and Dolly Parton. The thought of her classic takes on classic musicians has us salivating."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist NewsArtist NewsWednesday, January 7, 2015|0 comments
The 2015 line-up for the Governors Ball Music Festival has been announced, including a headline set from The Black Keys and performances from Conor Oberst and Björk. The Governors Ball will take place on Randall's Island in New York City from June 5 to 7. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 9.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourArtist NewsTuesday, January 6, 2015|0 comments
Filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson is on the latest episode of WTF with Marc Maron. He talks with Maron about his life and all of his films, including his latest, Inherent Vice, which expands to additional US theaters this weekend. Nonesuch Records released Jonny Greenwood’s soundtrack to Inherent Vice in December and has released their previous collaborations, There Will Be Blood and The Master, as well as Jon Brion's soundtrack for Anderson’s Punch-Drunk Love. Tune in to WTF on Thursday for Maron's interview with Boyhood director Richard Linklater.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Radio Web/TechnologyArtist NewsMonday, January 5, 2015|0 comments
Nickel Creek helped kick off the second half of the milestone 40th season of Austin City Limits when the band's set aired on PBS this past weekend, on a double bill with The Avett Brothers. You can watch the episode at pbs.org. Nickel Creek—Chris Thile, Sara Watkins, and Sean Watkins—taped its Austin City Limits set in August during the band's 25th anniversary tour, celebrating the release of its Nonesuch Records debut album, A Dotted Line. This was the trio's third appearance on the series.