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Laurie Anderson launches an international spring and summer tour at the Donau Festival in Austria tonight. The tour includes performances at venues and music festivals in Germany, the UK, Spain, Portugal, Greece, the Netherlands, Israel, Norway, and Ireland. Anderson returns to her home city of NYC to perform at the River to River Festival and Lincoln Center Out of Doors later this summer. She recently spoke with the BBC about technology in music. "The Laurie Anderson sound has evolved as she grasped new technologies," says the BBC, "adapting instruments and software to suit her genre-defining artistic vision."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsOn TourFriday, April 29, 2011|0 comments
Carnegie Hall celebrates Steve Reich's 75th with an all-Reich concert featuring the NY premiere of WTC 9/11 performed by Kronos Quartet ... Laurie Anderson emcees Poetry: The Second Skin at NY's PEN World Voices Festival ... Timothy Andres plays from Shy and Mighty in NYC ... Carolina Chocolate Drops have two shows in Virginia ... Emmylou Harris heads to Norway ... Wanda Jackson, k.d. lang, Punch Brothers play the Stagecoach Festival ... The Low Anthem, Sara Watkins play New Orleans Jazz Fest ... Jessica Lea Mayfield is in California ... Dawn Upshaw sings in Boston ... and more ...Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Weekend EventsOn TourFriday, April 29, 2011|0 comments
Jessica Lea Mayfield will perform songs from her new album, Tell Me, on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic in LA this morning, in advance of her show at the Troubador tonight. "Jessica Lea Mayfield knocked our socks off at KCRW's SXSW showcase last month," says the station, "and we're excited to feature a live performance with this talented new artist." Mayfield was recently interviewed by Playboy magazine for its annual "Rock the Rabbit" feature and designed a t-shirt for the occasion.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News RadioOn TourThursday, April 28, 2011|0 commentsVideo: k.d. lang Performs "Inglewood" on CBC, ABC; lang & the Siss Boom Bang to Headline Stagecoach Festival
k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang have returned home to California after several weeks' celebration of their new album, Sing it Loud, with TV and radio appearances around the world. They close out this weekend's Stagecoach festival in Indio, California, with a Sunday night set. lang can be heard on BBC Radio 4's Saturday Live this weekend, talking about her passion for martinis. Watch her performances of the Sing it Loud song "Inglewood" from the CBC's Q and ABC Australia's Art Nation here.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News VideoOn TourThursday, April 28, 2011|0 commentsL.A. Bluegrass Situation to Include Sold-Out Performances from Sara Watkins, Punch Brothers, Ed Helms, Steve Martin
The second annual L.A. Bluegrass Situation gets under way at Largo tonight and continues through the weekend with sold-out shows each night. The event kicks off with a performance from the Watkins Family Hour, featuring Sara and Sean Watkins. Punch Brothers headline tomorrow night. Ed Helms, the festival's curator, and Steve Martin, both friends of Punch Brothers, perform the following nights. "We’re both fans of the band," Helms tells the Los Angeles Times.