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Laurie Anderson's new film, Heart of a Dog, which opens in cinemas in the UK and Ireland this Friday, was shown in select screenings last week: one at the Brighton Festival, of which she is guest director, and two in London, including one for a very special audience of dogs (and their human companions). The Guardian was at that last event and has published a video taking a look behind the scenes. You can watch it here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News VideoArtist NewsFriday, May 13, 2016|0 comments
Sleeping In A Car, a three-song EP from the English trio The Staves, is out now. The EP was recorded in Eau Claire, WI, at Justin Vernon's April Base studio and also at Urchin Studios in London. Physical CDs of the EP will be available exclusively on the Staves' North American tour, which begins June 3. The sisters said of the EP: "These songs reflect the transient nature of travelling. Fleeting moments, like a slide show—reflections in car windows, streetlights passing in rhythm, stolen phone calls, late nights. Feelings of displacement and a disconnect—living in some sort of alternate state of reality. But underneath it all is the feeling of adventure and making your own rules and how dizzying and freeing that can be." You can watch a video for the title track here.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist NewsArtist NewsFriday, May 13, 2016|0 commentsLaurie Anderson Talks with BBC Radio 6 Music's Lauren Laverne, BBC Radio 4's "Front Row," BBC Radio 2's "The Arts Show"
Laurie Anderson spoke with BBC Radio 6 Music's Lauren Laverne, BBC Radio 4's Front Row, and BBC Radio 2's The Arts Show with Jonathan Ross about her new film, Heart of a Dog, and the Brighton Festival, of which she is Guest Director. She gave the UK premiere of her Music for Dogs concert at the festival this week and will perform there again next week. Heart of a Dog opens in the UK, Ireland, and Denmark, where she performs her piece Language of the Future this Saturday.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News RadioArtist NewsThursday, May 12, 2016|0 comments
The Americana Music Association announced its nominations for the 2016 Americana Honors & Awards, and among the nominees for Duo/Group of the Year are Lake Street Dive, which made its Nonesuch debut with the release of Side Pony, and Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, who released their second duo album together, The Traveling Kind. The Americana Honors & Awards return to the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on September 21.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist NewsArtist NewsThursday, May 12, 2016|0 comments
Rokia Traoré was the guest on NPR's World Cafe. She spoke with host David Dye about her new album, Né So, and performed three songs from the album: "Obiké," "Ilé," and "Strange Fruit." Find out what she has to say and hear the performances here. Traoré takes her Né So tour to the Festival Mawazine in Morocco later this month, followed by shows throughout France and the UK, including a set at the Glastonbury Festival in June.