Friday, September 9, 2011|3 commentsSteve Reich Featured in Kraków's Sacrum Profanum Festival; Reich, Jonny Greenwood Perform in Opening Concert on Polish Radio
Steve Reich is in Kraków, Poland, for the ninth annual Sacrum Profanum festival, which gets under way on Sunday with an inaugural concert broadcast on Polish Radio 2. The week-long festival offers a retrospective of some of the composer's most iconic works, along with newer additions to his repertoire, and features performances by Jonny Greenwood, Alarm Will Sound, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Ensemble Modern, Aphex Twin, Tom Verlaine, and the composer himself.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsOn TourThursday, September 8, 2011|0 comments
Brad Mehldau, whose new album with pianist Kevin Hays and composer/arranger Patrick Zimmerli, Modern Music, is due out on September 20, launches a brief solo tour of Europe at the Montlouis Jazz Festival in France tonight. Label mate Chris Thile launches his own solo tour as well. Along the way, the two will meet up for a very special duo concert with at London's Wigmore Hall, part of the jazz series Mehldau has curated there. Michael Daves, who was due to join Thile on tour, is unable to do so due to an illness in the family.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsOn TourThursday, September 8, 2011|4 comments
Randy Newman will perform before a live studio studio audience at the new ACL Live at The Moody Theater in Austin, Texas, on September 19, recorded for future broadcast on PBS's Austin City Limits upcoming season. The show is giving away a limited number of passes to the taping. Enter to win by this Monday, September 12. Those chosen will receive an e-mail notification from the show with details about the taping and how to get their passes.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News TelevisionOn TourFriday, September 2, 2011|0 comments
This Labor Day weekend, The Low Anthem hits the final installment of the Dave Matthews Band Caravan in WA ... Carolina Chocolate Drops return to their home state for the inaugural Triad Music Fest ... Wanda Jackson headlines Muddy Roots Festival in TN ... Jessica Lea Mayfield plays the Bumbershoot festival in WA ... Audra McDonald is Bess at A.R.T. in Cambridge ... Punch Brothers have three shows out West ... Caetano Veloso is Guest Director at Telluride Film Festival ... Sara Watkins joins Garrison Keillor at the Minnesota State Fair ... and more ...Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Weekend EventsOn TourFriday, September 2, 2011|1 comments
Ry Cooder's new album, Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down, receives perfect five-star reviews from the Guardian and the Independent. "Magnificent," exclaims the Guardian. "Cooder returns with a solo project that is as refreshing, brave and original as his early recordings in the 70s." The Independent says he offers "the modern-day equivalent of the kind of dust-bowl ballads with which Woody Guthrie once hymned the poor and skewered the wealthy." The Boston Herald finds it's "just what America needs in these uncertain times." The Morton Report says "it's obvious there isn't anything he can't do ... and the way Cooder builds his own musical world continues to thrill." The San Francisco Chronicle, reviewing Cooder's two sold-out shows there this week, says "Cooder is a true master of the guitar."