Monday, June 27, 2011|0 comments
The Black Keys kick off their trans-Canadian summer tour with a sold-out show outside Vancouver tonight and several more sold-out Canadian dates to follow, plus a few select shows in the States. “Canada loves The Black Keys,” exclaims the Vancouver Sun. Dan Auerbach tells the Toronto Sun: “I’m really excited. We’ve got sort of a big set up, bigger than we’ve ever had.” Following their recent MuchMusic Video Awards performance, the Vancouver Sun proclaimed their set the best of the night, calling the band a “refreshing change of pace.” Check out the video of how tonight's tour poster was made.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsOn TourFriday, June 24, 2011|0 comments
The Opera Theatre of Saint Louis concludes its production of John Adams's "gripping and eerily beautiful" (AP) The Death of Klinghoffer ... Punch Brothers, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Emmylou Harris perform at the ROMP festival in Kentucky ... Punch Brothers and Chocolate Drops play DMB Caravan in Atlantic City ... Laurie Anderson brings Transitory Life to the Cork Midsummer Fest ... Wanda Jackson performs on NPR's Mountain Stage ... k.d. lang plays the Ottawa Jazz Fest ... The Low Anthem hits the European festival circuit ... Brad Mehldau, Joshua Redman duo at Montreal Jazz ... Allen Toussaint plays Stanford Jazz Fest ... and more ...Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Weekend EventsOn TourFriday, June 24, 2011|0 commentsDave Matthews Band Caravan Kicks Off with Sets from Carolina Chocolate Drops, Punch Brothers; Emmylou Harris, Ben Folds to Come
The Carolina Chocolate Drops and Punch Brothers will be among the performers at the first of four Dave Matthew Band Caravan festivals this summer, which takes place this weekend at Bader Field in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The Caravan pulls up in Chicago July 8–10 for the second three-day festival, with Emmylou Harris and Ben Folds performing. The Chocolate Drops, Punch Brothers, and Harris are all playing the ROMP bluegrass and roots music festival in Owensboro, Kentucky, this weekend.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsOn TourThursday, June 23, 2011|0 commentsPunch Brothers, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Emmylou Harris to Headline ROMP Bluegrass Roots & Branches Festival
The 2011 ROMP (River of Music Party) Bluegrass Roots & Branches Festival kicks off today at Yellow Creek Park in Owensboro, Kentucky, and continues through the weekend, with three Nonesuch artists scheduled to perform as festival headliners: Punch Brothers on Friday and Carolina Chocolate Drops and Emmylou Harris on Saturday. Each Punch Brothers band member will also lead a ROMP festival workshop targeted to his instrument.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsOn TourWednesday, June 22, 2011|0 commentsRandy Newman to Perform on PBS's "Austin City Limits"; His New Album Is "Essential Listening" (American Songwriter)
Randy Newman will perform at the new ACL Live at Austin's Moody Theater on September 19; the show will be recorded for future broadcast on PBS's Austin City Limits, launching its 37th season this fall. American Songwriter gives his new album four-and-a-half stars. "You can hardly make a better case that songs can be the equal of any art form than the classics on display in The Randy Newman Songbook Vol. 2. The album is essential listening for those who care about American music (not just the popular variety)." The Los Angeles Times says that, "like a Picasso line drawing, he can convey mountains of emotion with the simplest of notes, chords and melodic lines ... In committing the bare bones versions to disc, he's preserved them for the ages, which is where they belong."