Wednesday, October 29, 2014|0 commentsEmmylou Harris to Join Rufus & Martha Wainwright's Noël Nights in NYC to Benefit Kate McGarrigle Foundation
In 2005, Nonesuch released The McGarrigle Christmas Hour, an album in which sisters Kate & Anna McGarrigle, their family—including Kate's children, Rufus & Martha Wainwright—and honorary family members, like Emmylou Harris, celebrated the holidays in song. That same year saw the start of a holiday tradition of live Christmas shows starring family and friends. The music-making continues this December with Rufus and Martha Wainwright’s Noël Nights in NYC, with Harris, Cibo Matto, Justin Vivian Bond, Loudon Wainwright, and more, and Montreal. Proceeds go to The Kate McGarrigle Foundation for sarcoma research.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourOn TourTuesday, October 28, 2014|1 comments
Wilco was the musical guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night, performing "A Magazine Called Sunset" plus a web-exclusive take on "Cars Can't Escape," both of which are featured on their forthcoming box set of rare studio and live recordings, Alpha Mike Foxtrot. Also on The Tonight Show, Wilco's Tweedy joins Ewan McGregor, Jimmy Fallon, and Charles Barkley for a game of charades. You can watch that and the two performances here. Wilco begins a sold-out, three-night run at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester tonight; in early December, the band will play six, sold-out shows at Chicago’s Riviera Theatre.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On Tour Television VideoOn TourTuesday, October 28, 2014|0 comments
The Black Keys will tape a performance for Austin City Limits on Monday, November 17, for the program's 40th season. The band is making its second appearance on the PBS series, having made their ACL debut around the release of their 2010 album Brothers. For information on how to get free passes about a week before the taping, visit acltv.com. The Black Keys are currently on tour in North America; the Calgary Herald, reviewing last night's show at the Saddledome, says the band "deliver[ed] in a big, big way."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On Tour TelevisionOn TourMonday, October 27, 2014|0 comments
Conor Oberst, who recently closed out another US leg of his world tour, has announced a tour of Australia for February and March of 2015. The tour kicks off at The Triffid in Brisbane, includes multiple stops in Melbourne and Sydney, and culminates in a set at the Golden Plains Festival. Oberst will be joined on the tour by special guests The Felice Brothers.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourOn TourMonday, October 27, 2014|0 comments
Chris Thile and Brad Mehldau begin a duo tour of Europe in Ludwigshafen, Germany, tonight, followed by stops in Italy, Switzerland, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Austria, France, Spain, and Ireland, where the tour comes to a close at Dublin's National Concert Hall on November 9. "Strictly speaking, mandolinist Chris Thile is a bluegrass musician and pianist Brad Mehldau is a jazz musician," says the Boston Globe. "But genre categories disappeared when the two met [in concert]."