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Devendra Banhart launches a four-concert tour of Australia with a performance at the Factory Theatre outside Sydney Wednesday night, followed by a show at the Prince Bandroom outside Melbourne Thursday, and two sets at the 25th annual Byron Bay Bluesfest (pictured) this Saturday and Monday. The weekend's sets mark Banhart's Bluesfest debut. Also performing at the festival are Iron and Wine and Dr. John. In May, Banhart joins Rokia Traoré to kick off the Barbican's month-long celebration of Nonesuch at 50.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsOn TourFriday, April 11, 2014|0 comments
John Adams leads LA Phil in three concerts of contemporary works, including his own Naive and Sentimental Music ... Sam Amidon is in Belgium ... Bombino is a "must-see" (Rolling Stone) at Coachella ... Carolina Chocolate Drops tour New England ... Shawn Colvin is in Northeast ... Jeremy Denk plays Peoples’ Symphony Concert in NYC ... Fatoumata Diawara tours the US ... Dr. John plays two Louisiana festivals ... Richard Goode joins Toronto Symphony Orchestra ... Emmylou Harris takes Wrecking Ball to DC, NYC, Boston ... Kronos Quartet plays San Fran's Switchboard Music Fest ... Brad Mehldau Trio tours South ... Natalie Merchant sings in New Hampshire ... Joshua Redman is in Austin ... Rokia Traoré tours France ... and more ...Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Weekend EventsOn TourWednesday, April 9, 2014|0 comments
The Barbican's Contemporary Music Podcast offers a taste of what's to come in the Barbican's marathon weekend, Explorations: The Sound of Nonesuch Records, and wider Nonesuch celebration in May. The latest edition of the podcast is devoted to these events, featuring interviews with Nonesuch Records President Bob Hurwitz, Carolina Chocolate Drops' Rhiannon Giddens, and composer/pianist Timo Andres. "Musical visionaries and true pioneers have been recorded by the label in the last 50 years," says the Barbican, "and here we celebrate their legacy, their free spirit and what's still to come." Listen to the podcast here.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Web/TechnologyOn TourTuesday, April 8, 2014|0 comments
Nickel Creek's new album, A Dotted Line, debuted at #7 on the Billboard 200, the band's highest chart position to date! It's been a busy week for the group, with performances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, WNYC's Soundcheck, CBS This Morning Saturday, and A Prairie Home Companion. Nickel Creek, which begins its first US tour in seven years next week, has announced a new batch of tour dates for this summer. A limited pre-sale for most of the newly announced dates begins Wednesday, April 9, at 10 AM local time.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsOn TourFriday, April 4, 2014|0 comments
Nickel Creek performs on CBS This Morning Saturday and A Prairie Home Companion live from NYC ... Bombino, Fatoumata Diawara play Savannah Music Festival ... Carolina Chocolate Drops tour Northeast ... Shawn Colvin plays two nights outside Chicago ... Jeremy Denk makes Tucson Symphony debut ... Emmylou Harris takes Wrecking Ball to San Francisco ... Kronos Quartet premiere multimedia work at Berkeley ... Brad Mehldau Trio tour out West ... Joshua Redman is in Albuquerque ... Rokia Traoré tours France ... and more ...