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Devendra Banhart and longtime friend, musical collaborator, and fellow singer-songwriter Andy Cabic (Vetiver) kick off a tour of California at the Berkeley Art Museum Friday, performing both individually and together in a casual mix of older and newer material. The tour continues with stops in Sonoma, Grass Valley, Chico, Felton, and Big Sur. Banhart is featured on the new collection Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell to benefit the Red Hot Organization's fight against AIDS.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourOn TourFriday, October 10, 2014|0 comments
The New Yorker Festival features talks with Randy Newman, Jeremy Denk, Laurie Anderson, Stephen Sondheim ... Anderson and Kronos Quartet perform Landfall in Ohio ... Sam Amidon kicks off Lily-O tour in Seattle ... Carolina Chocolate Drops, Sara Watkins play LA Bluegrass Situation ... Richard Goode performs at Duke ... Jonny Greenwood joins LCO in Manchester to play his film scores, Reich's Electric Counterpoint; Reich joins Colin Currie Group in London ... Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica tour the Baltics with Martha Argerich ... Pat Metheny tours Japan ... Conor Oberst is in Mexico ... Robert Plant gives a TimesTalk ... Joshua Redman is in Seattle ... Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer bring their bass & mandolin to NYC and Boston ... Rokia Traoré talks at Barbican's Observer Ideas Festival ...Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Weekend EventsOn TourFriday, October 10, 2014|0 comments
Robert Plant was the guest on The Colbert Report last night. He joined his host for a conversation about his new album, lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar, his endless musical quest, and more. Plant and his band, The Sensational Space Shifters, then gave an on-air performance of the new album's first single, "Rainbow," plus a web-exclusive take on "Little Maggie." You can watch the interview and performances here. Plant and the band closed out their North American tour with a late-night show at Brooklyn Bowl last night. Following their recent tour stop in LA, the LA Times concludes: "The singer and his Shape Shifters succeeded in fusing an untouchable legacy with a passion for experimentation."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On Tour Reviews TelevisionOn TourTuesday, October 7, 2014|0 comments
Sam Amidon's new album of reimagined folk songs, Lily-O, was released last week to critical acclaim. Now, the New York Times' Nate Chinen adds his praise, calling it "hauntingly beautiful." He cites the take on Rosa Lee Watson's "Your Lone Journey" as the song that "brings out the album’s most moving performance. Mr. Amidon sings in a muted voice, trusting the lyrics to make their own impression. The song arrives near the album’s close, so its heavenward glance doubles as a seamless transition." Amidon kicks off a fall tour of US and Europe this Saturday, October 11.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On Tour ReviewsOn TourTuesday, October 7, 2014|0 comments
Kronos Quartet has been named Artists-in-Residence at the 2015 Big Ears Festival, which will be held in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, March 27–29, 2015. Throughout the festival weekend, Kronos will weave an array of performances, presenting classic contemporary works and a multi-faceted array of musical collaborations with other festival artists. A limited number of specially priced Big Ears weekend passes go on sale tomorrow, October 8. The initial Big Ears Festival 2015 lineup will be unveiled on Tuesday, November 4, with passes going on sale November 7.