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  • Friday, September 22, 2017

    Rostam followed his performance on Conan last night with a forty-minute set and interview with KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic today. He spoke with host Jason Bentley about his just-released debut album, Half-Light, and was joined by the Calder Quartet to perform several songs from the new album. You can watch the full session here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio Video
  • Friday, September 22, 2017

    Rostam was on Conan on TBS last night, performing "Gwan," from his debut album, Half-Light. You can watch it here. He takes part in a live session on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic today. Rostam will perform at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in NYC on Wednesday and at The Growlers Six festival in LA on October 28 and will tour Europe in November.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Television Video
  • Friday, September 22, 2017

    Fleet Foxes take Crack-Up tour to Hollywood Bowl and Phoenix … John Adams previews new opera in NYC ... Sam Amidon begins fall tour in Pacific Northwest … Laurie Anderson brings The Language of the Future to Austria … Rhiannon Giddens brings Freedom Highway to the Midwest … Randy Newman, Chris Thile perform in Pennsylvania … Rokia Traoré is in France … and more …

    Journal Topics: On Tour Weekend Events
  • Thursday, September 21, 2017

    Offa Rex (Olivia Chaney and The Decemberists) was on NPR's World Cafe. Chaney and The Decemberists' Colin Meloy were in the studio to talk with host Talia Schlanger, who calls Offa Rex a "trans-Atlantic musical love story set in harpsichord heaven," and the full band performs four songs from its debut album, The Queen of Hearts, recorded live at the XPoNential Festival. You can hear the interview and the live set here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio
  • Thursday, September 21, 2017

    Sam Amidon has again teamed with director John Hardwick for a new video for "Warren," a song from his new album, The Following Mountain. Watch it here. Amidon launches an extensive tour in Seattle on Saturday, followed by shows in Portland (OR), San Francisco, LA, Boulder, Chicago, DC, NYC, Portland (ME), and more. The European tour begins in October.

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour Video
  • Friday, September 15, 2017

    Half-Light, the debut album from Rostam, known for his work in Vampire Weekend, is out now. NPR calls it "stunning ... one of the year's most arresting albums." The New Yorker says it's "a wondrous album, full of coy dreams and quiet yearning." The Daily Beast calls it "a sublime collection of baroque pop ... one of the more extraordinary records of the year." Interview says: "It's joyous and catchy, intimate and spacious, and, like its creator, exists in a musical world all its own." Rolling Stone gives it four stars. Rostam performs at Easy Street Records in Seattle on Monday and at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on September 27; he will tour Europe in November.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News
  • Friday, September 15, 2017

    Rhiannon Giddens resumes Freedom Highway tour in Midwest … Timo Andres plays in NYC … Devendra Banhart concludes South American tour in Buenos Aires … Fleet Foxes play Oregon … k.d. lang takes Ingénue tour to Ottawa … Nico Muhly is at the Guggenheim in NYC … Randy Newman tours Northeast … Conor Oberst tours Midwest … Joshua Redman is at Monterey Jazz, SFJAZZ … Chris Thile, Brad Mehldau conclude US duo tour in California … Rokia Traoré performs in Belgium … and more …

    Journal Topics: On Tour Weekend Events
  • Thursday, September 14, 2017

    Rostam is the guest on the latest episode of the Song Exploder podcast. He talks with host Hrishikesh Hirway about "Bike Dream," breaking down the music and lyrics of the track from his debut album, Half-Light, which is out Friday on Nonesuch Records. You can hear what he has to say below, where you can watch the lyric video for "Bike Dream" as well.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Web
  • Wednesday, September 13, 2017

    Randy Newman begins a fall tour of the United States featuring music from his new album, Dark Matter, at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach tonight. The tour continues in New Jersey, upstate New York, Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, before heading West to California, Oregon, and Washington. Newman has two sold-out shows at the Chicago Theatre in mid-October, then heads South to the Carolinas, Atlanta, and Florida, and will play in Austin in December.

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour
  • Wednesday, September 13, 2017

    Mandolinist/singer Chris Thile and pianist Brad Mehldau begin a five-city US tour, performing songs from their 2017 debut duo album, Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau, at The Town Hall in New York City tonight. The duo is at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center in Brookfield, Wisconsin, on Thursday, then heads to California this weekend for concerts at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles and Miner Auditorium at SFJAZZ, and a closing-night set at the Monterey Jazz Festival on Sunday.

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour
  • Tuesday, September 12, 2017

    The full line-up for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass has been announced, and, as is often the case, featured among the performers are a number of artists familiar to readers of the Nonesuch Journal, including Emmylou Harris, Randy Newman, Conor Oberst, and Dan Auerbach. The free, annual outdoor music festival returns for the seventeenth year to San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, and will take place October 6–8, 2017.

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour
  • Monday, September 11, 2017

    Fleet Foxes join Ace Hotel Chicago to offer the chance to win roundtrip airfare for two to Chicago, two nights at Ace Hotel Chicago, and two tickets to see the band's sold-out shows at the Chicago Theatre in October. Enter the FF Flyaway fan art contest, inspired by Fleet Foxes' new album, Crack-Up, for your chance to win!

    Journal Topics: Artist News

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