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Chris Thile and Michael Daves, while in Newport for what NPR called a "sizzling set" at the Newport Folk Festival last month, took some time out to perform two songs for Paste—"Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms," off their album Sleep with One Eye Open, and another traditional tune, "Darlin' Corey"—now available to watch in the latest issue of Paste's online mPlayer. Thile and Daves are on the road again next month, touring the Midwest, UK, and Ireland, following Thile's current tour with Punch Brothers.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Video Web/TechnologyOn TourMonday, August 22, 2011|1 commentsSteve Reich's 75th Birthday Celebrated in Free Chicago Concert by Eighth Blackbird, Third Coast Percussion
Steve Reich's 75th birthday celebrations continue with a free concert in Chicago's Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park tonight. The concert features performances by Chicago's own eighth blackbird and Third Coast Percussion and an all-Reich program comprising what the Chicago Tribune counts among "some of his finest pieces": Double Sextet, Mallet Quartet, and Music for 18 Musicians. Chicagoist calls it "the most anticipated show of the summer." Catch a video preview here.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsOn TourMonday, August 15, 2011|0 comments
The cover art for The Black Keys’ 2010 breakthrough album Brothers, along with its designer, Michael Carney, was praised for its simple power in a New York Times article about a new trend in the music industry to use designs that stand out on digital devices. The band performed a blistering set at San Francisco's Outside Lands Festival this weekend, "dominating the stage with its energetic, classic rock ’n’ roll," according to the SF Examiner.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsOn TourFriday, August 12, 2011|3 comments
The Outside Lands Festival hits San Francisco's Golden Gate Park with sets from The Black Keys and Sara Watkins with the Decemberists ... Shawn Colvin heads South ... BBC Proms feature Jonny Greenwood's Norwegian Wood suite ... Wanda Jackson joins Adele in Seattle and LA ... k.d. lang plays in the Pacific Northwest ... The Low Anthem, Allen Toussaint head to the European summer festivals ... Jessica Lea Mayfield tours NY, VT, and OH ... and more ...Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Weekend EventsOn TourThursday, August 11, 2011|0 comments
Steve Reich performed at London's Royal Albert Hall last night as part of an all-Reich program with Ensemble Modern for the BBC Proms. The concert is now available online. "There could be no better way of celebrating Steve Reich’s 75th birthday than with a performance of his Music for 18 Musicians," says the Independent in its five-star review, "and the packed hall for this late-night Prom testified to the size and devotion of his fan-club." The Guardian says the concert helped mark Reich's "ongoing acceptance into the pantheon of the greats of the western classical tradition."