Friday, August 29, 2014|0 comments
Joshua Redman is Detroit Jazz Festival Artist-in-Residence, performing three sets this Labor Day long weekend ... Bombino kicks off his latest US tour at Dave Matthews Band Caravan in Washington state, then heads to San Francisco ... Brad Mehldau and Kevin Hays, whose duo piano album Modern Music was released in 2010, tour Brazil ... Nickel Creek concludes its US tour in New Mexico and Colorado ... and more ...Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Weekend EventsOn TourThursday, August 28, 2014|0 comments
The full line-up for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park has been announced, and performing are Conor Oberst, Shawn Colvin, and Emmylou Harris, who will have performed at each of the festival's 14 years, plus Tweedy and T Bone Burnett, among others. The free, annual outdoor music festival will take place October 3–5, 2014.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourOn TourWednesday, August 27, 2014|0 comments
Caetano Veloso will bring his Abraçaço world tour to the US in September, stopping in Miami, Seattle, Davis, Oakland, and LA, where he makes his Hollywood Bowl debut on a bill with Andrew Bird and Devendra Banhart, and culminating in two nights in Brooklyn for Nonesuch Records at BAM. Veloso's performance at the Barbican in London this past spring earned five stars from the Times, Guardian, and The Arts Desk, which says: "Caetano Veloso gets more extraordinary."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourOn TourFriday, August 22, 2014|0 comments
Lianne La Havas unveils new music at Afropunk Fest in Brooklyn ... John Adams's I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky gets LA premiere ... Louis Andriessen’s De Materie is performed in Germany ... Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica play three nights at Switzerland's Sion Music Festival ... k.d. lang performs surrounded by the Rockies in Colorado for the Wake Up Festival ... Nickel Creek tours Texas ... Conor Oberst concludes his European tour in Portugal ... and more ...Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Weekend EventsOn TourWednesday, August 20, 2014|0 comments
John Adams’s 1995 "songplay" I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky receives its long-overdue LA premiere in a Long Beach Opera performance at the Ford Amphitheatre on Saturday. The piece, with a libretto by the late poet June Jordan, uses the 1994 Northridge, California, earthquake as a starting point to explore race, gender, and immigration issues among young Angelenos. Nonesuch Records released the recording of Ceiling/Sky in 1998, featuring Audra McDonald, among others.