Thursday, October 23, 2014|0 comments
Richard Linklater's film Boyhood has been nominated for four Gotham Independent Film Awards, leading this year's field with the most nominations: Best Feature, Best Actress for Patricia Arquette, Best Actor for Ethan Hawke, and Breakthrough Actor for Ellar Coltrane. The Gotham Awards will be presented in a ceremony on December 1. Nonesuch released the film's soundtrack this past summer.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News FilmArtist NewsMonday, October 20, 2014|0 comments
John Adams's 1991 opera The Death of Klinghoffer receives its Metropolitan Opera premiere tonight, the first of eight performances during the Met's 2014–15 season. This is the third Adams work to be staged at the Met, following Doctor Atomic and Nixon in China. The production is directed by Tom Morris, with David Robertson conducting and baritone Paulo Szot starring in the leading role.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist NewsArtist NewsThursday, October 16, 2014|0 comments
Sam Amidon is the guest on today's episode of NPR's World Cafe. He is joined by guitarist Bill Frisell, who is featured on Amidon's new album, Lily-O, to perform four songs from the album: "Walkin' Boss," "Blue Mountains," "Your Lone Journey," and a web-exclusive take on "Groundhog Variations." The two also talk with World Cafe host David Dye about recording of the new album in Iceland and more. You can watch their performance of "Walkin' Boss" below and hear the complete session at npr.org.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Radio VideoArtist NewsThursday, October 16, 2014|0 comments
Devendra Banhart and longtime friend, musical collaborator, and fellow singer-songwriter Andy Cabic (Vetiver) kick off a tour of California at the Berkeley Art Museum Friday, performing both individually and together in a casual mix of older and newer material. The tour continues with stops in Sonoma, Grass Valley, Chico, Felton, and Big Sur. Banhart is featured on the new collection Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell to benefit the Red Hot Organization's fight against AIDS.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourArtist NewsTuesday, October 14, 2014|0 comments
Nonesuch Records will release two new Wilco collections on November 17 in conjunction with the band’s 20th anniversary: Alpha Mike Foxtrot, a 4-CD/4-LP box set of rare studio and live recordings collected from the band’s extensive audio archives, and What’s Your 20?, a 2-CD compilation of essential tracks culled from the band’s previously released studio recordings. Both collections are available to pre-order now. Wilco appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on October 27 and will play six shows at Chicago’s Riviera Theatre in December, adding to the string of anniversary concerts.