Monday, May 9, 2011|0 commentsThe Low Anthem to Perform on KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic"; New Album "A Gorgeous, Inventively Arranged Set" (LA Times)
The Low Anthem perform songs from their new album, Smart Flesh, on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic in LA this morning, in advance of their show at The Autry tonight. The LA Times calls the album "a gorgeous, inventively arranged set of reverb-rich roots ballads in which the music's frayed edges add emotional weight." LA Weekly says "These four aim for timelessness with a brand of Americana that nods as much to high-energy gospel and gritty blues as it does to rustic, autumnal hues." The split 12" vinyl of The Low Anthem's Daytrotter Sessions, with Iron and Wine on the flip side, is now available for pre-order.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Reviews RadioOn TourFriday, May 6, 2011|0 comments
Steve Reich is the guest of honor at the Barbican in London for Reverberations, a weekend celebration of his music and influence; Kronos Quartet gives the European premiere of Reich's WTC 9/11 ... David Byrne introduces a discussion of "The Sustainable City" in NYC ... Carolina Chocolate Drops perform in the South ... Wanda Jackson plays the Pacific Northwest ... The Low Anthem is in Arizona ... Jessica Lea Mayfield is out West ... Punch Brothers, Allen Toussaint join Jazz Fest ... Sara Watkins joins John Prine ... and more ...Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Weekend EventsOn TourThursday, May 5, 2011|1 comments
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.