Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The Black Keys are featured in an encore episode of Austin City Limits (ACL) airing Saturday, December 29, 2012, on PBS stations across the United States. The episode, which originally aired in October 2010, is a prescient indicator of things to come as the band brings raw energy and steel-belt grit to tracks from their 2010 breakout album Brothers in their ACL debut. The episode also features Sonic Youth. The Black Keys close out year with two performances at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Watch: Mandy Patinkin, Stephen Colbert, Michael Stipe Sing "Good King Wenceslas" on "The Colbert Report"
Mandy Patinkin continued the holiday sing-along at The Colbert Report when he joined Stephen Colbert and REM's Michael Stipe to sing the traditional carol "Good King Wenceslas" on Comedy Central last night. Watch the performance here. The trio performance closed out an episode of the show in which Patinkin and Colbert engaged in a spirited discussion of his role as Saul Berenson on the hit Showtime series Homeland and much more. It also follows the previous night's duet between Colbert and Audra McDonald on "Baby It's Cold Outside."
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Audra McDonald helped ring in the holiday season by joining Stephen Colbert to sing “Baby It’s Cold Outside” on The Colbert Report last night. Watch the performance here. As the recently named official host of the PBS series Live From Lincoln Center, McDonald will host seven broadcasts through spring 2013, starting with “The Richard Tucker Opera Gala” this Thursday, December 13, and including the New York Philharmonic’s New Year’s Eve Gala, “One Singular Sensation: Celebrating Marvin Hamlisch,” on Monday, December 31, in which she will also perform.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Punch Brothers made their debut on the Conan show last night, performing "Movement and Location," off their latest album, Who's Feeling Young Now?. Watch the performance here. The band is currently out West for their US fall tour, performing at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara tonight, followed by shows in Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Aspen, Boulder, Kansas City, Minneapolis, and Chicago. Punch Brothers close out the year with a three-night run at New York's Bowery Ballroom December 29–31.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Lianne La Havas Concludes US Tour with Appearance on KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic," Sold-Out Shows in LA, San Francisco
Lianne La Havas brings her brief US tour to a close this weekend with sold-out shows at the Roxy in LA and Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco. La Havas stops by KCRW in LA today for an appearance on Morning Becomes Eclectic, which calls her "a stunning newcomer with a soulful voice and incredible depth and range." The Los Angeles Times says her debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough?, is "brimming with understated production, poetic lyrics and La Havas’ guitar-driven blend of soul, folk and jazz." Watch her performance on Conan from earlier this week here.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Sara Watkins brings her US tour as special guest of Jackson Browne to a close this weekend. Before then, they give an intimate acoustic performance at the historic Paramount Theater in Denver tonight, which will be broadcast live at 10 PM ET on AXS TV. Watch a preview of the event here. Watkins launches a seven-city West Coast headline tour with Aoife O'Donovan in December and heads to the UK and Ireland in January.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Lianne La Havas made her debut appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman last night. She was joined by her band to perform the title track to her debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough?. Watch it here. La Havas performs the first of three headlining US shows at The Birchmere in Alexandria this Sunday, followed by sold-out sets in LA and San Francisco next weekend. La Havas appears for the first time on Conan this Wednesday, November 14.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Punch Brothers make their Austin City Limits (ACL) debut when the band's performance, recorded earlier this year, premieres on PBS this Saturday, November 3; also on the episode will be a set from The Civil Wars. Though Chris Thile has appeared on ACL three times—twice with his former band Nickel Creek and once in Dolly Parton’s backup band—this will be Punch Brothers' first time on the show. Watch the band's ACL performance of "Movement and Location" here. Punch Brothers are currently on tour in Europe.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Lianne La Havas was recently featured in a "Spotlight" profile on NBC's Last Call with Carson Daly. During a recent trip to the US to celebrate the release of her debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough?, the London-based singer/songwriter stopped by LA's Greystone Manor Supperclub to talk with the show about her musical inspirations, share the stories behind some of the songs on the album, and perform in the intimate venue. Watch it here.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Fatoumata Diawara recently concluded a US tour featuring music from her debut album, Fatou. The Malian-raised, Parisian singer/songwriter made stops across the country, including NYC, where she performed at Pace University’s Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts. There, Diawara spoke with NBC 4 New York’s Nonstop Sound about her tour, her time in the city, and her strong connection to the cultural traditions of Mali. Watch the piece here.