Friday, March 25, 2011|0 commentsSteve Reich's 75th Birthday Festival Announced at Cité de la Musique in Paris; Reich Discusses His Work in New Short Film
Steve Reich's 75th birthday year is being celebrated around the world in 2011. Cité de la Musique in Paris has now announced details of its plans for a week of concerts in October to mark the occasion. Dubbed Steve Reich, Pulsations, the festivities features works from throughout Reich's career and even a performance by the composer himself. Reich discusses his career in a new short film from his publisher, an excerpt of which can be seen here.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsOn TourTuesday, March 22, 2011|0 commentsk.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang to Launch New Album with Performances on "The Tonight Show,” “Good Morning America," "The View"
k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang will perform “I Confess,” from their album Sing it Loud on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on April 11, the eve of the record's release. Appearances are also confirmed for Good Morning America and The View. lang and the band will perform Sing it Loud in its entirety at sold-out shows in LA and NYC that week and will kick off an extensive North American tour in June. On March 29, Amazon.com will kick off a countdown leading up to the album’s release, streaming a new track each day.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News TelevisionOn TourTuesday, March 22, 2011|0 comments
Wanda Jackson, hot off the heels of her stellar SXSW performances, is set to kick off the latest leg of her US tour at Lincoln Hall in Chicago tonight. The Chicago Tribune says it's a show that "should not be missed." Later in the tour, Jackson will headline the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's Spring Benefit Concert, along Cyndi Lauper, both of whom are featured in the museum's new exhibit, Women Who Rock; tickets go on sale next week.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsOn TourMonday, March 21, 2011|0 comments
The 2011 SXSW Music Conference, which brought more than 2,000 bands to Austin, Texas, is now a thing of the past, but its stand-out performances will continue to resonate for some time to come. Among the performers to make such lasting musical memories happen were Emmylou Harris, Jessica Lea Mayfield, and Wanda Jackson. Here, in video, photos, and reviews, we look back at some of the highlights from their time at SXSW.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News VideoOn TourFriday, March 18, 2011|0 comments
Emmylou Harris, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Wanda Jackson continue the music-making at SXSW ... Kronos Quartet premieres Steve Reich's WTC 9/11 in culmination of Duke University residency ... Bill Frisell brings Disfarmer to Germany, Italy ... The Black Keys sell out Heineken Hall in Amsterdam ... Carolina Chocolate Drops play three sold-out shows in Maine ... Michael Daves performs in NYC ... The Low Anthem launches European tour ... Brad Mehldau tours Scandinavia ... Punch Brothers play two shows in northern California ... Joshua Redman concludes European tour ... and more ...