Thursday, August 23, 2012
Punch Brothers Featured in Hard Rock Calling Special Broadcast on VH1 and Palladia in US, Sky Arts in UK
Punch Brothers were in London to perform at the 2012 Hard Rock Calling festival in Hyde Park this past July. Among the other artists performing at this year's festival were Paul Simon, Tom Morello, Allison Krauss, Bruce Springsteen, and Paul McCartney. Tune in this weekend to see highlights from the festival, including a song from Punch Brothers' set, airing in the US on VH1 and Palladia and in the UK on Sky Arts. The band resumes its North American tour in September.
Friday, August 10, 2012
The music video for The Black Keys' "Tighten Up," off the band's multiple Grammy Award–winning 2010 album Brothers, has been given the Pop Up treatment from VH1's Pop Up Video. This version adds a new layer to the much-loved video directed by Chris Marrs Piliero, offering new insights and behind-the-scenes details on the making of the video. Check it out here.
Friday, July 20, 2012
AfroCubism, the supergroup of Cuban and Malian singers and instrumentalists, made a rare tour of North America last month. CNN caught up with band member Toumani Diabaté to discuss the project in a piece for CNN's African Voices. "His collaborations and his vision," says CNN, "pairing the unique sound of the kora with instruments from across the globe, open up a world of possibility, all the while maintaining his roots at home in West Africa." Watch the full story, featuring clips from AfroCubism's performance at Bonnaroo, and an extended interview with Diabaté, here.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Emmylou Harris, who is currently touring North America performing songs from throughout her storied career in music, was recently featured on the Today show, discussing her other great passion: Bonaparte's Retreat, the non-profit dog rescue she founded out of her home in Nashville. Harris introduces viewers to her own rescue dog Bella and plays a bit of the song she wrote about her, "Big Black Dog," off her latest album, Hard Bargain. Watch the complete Today show story here.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Watch: Shawn Colvin Featured on "PBS NewsHour," Performs "Diamond in the Rough," "Change Is on the Way"
Shawn Colvin is the subject of a feature profile on PBS NewsHour. She spoke with the show's Art Beat correspondent Jeffrey Brown, sharing some stories from her new memoir, Diamond in the Rough, and offers solo acoustic performances of two songs off her new album, All Fall Down: the title track and "Change Is on the Way," which she co-wrote with Patty Griffin. Watch the interview and performances here.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Shawn Colvin was the guest on the Tavis Smiley show last night on PBS. She talks with Smiley about her new album, All Fall Down, and her new memoir, Diamond in the Rough, both released last week. The in-depth conversation touches on the highs and lows of Colvin's life and covers a breadth of topics, not least her storied career in music. Watch the episode here.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The Black Keys Featured on "American Routes"; Take a First Look at Their "Workaholics" Guest Spot at EW.com
The Black Keys are featured on this week's episode of American Routes public radio show out of New Orleans. Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney spoke with host Nick Spitzer backstage at a performance in the Crescent City about life in their hometown, their musical influences, and more. The band is set to make a special guest appearance on Comedy Central's Workaholics this Tuesday. Entertainment Weekly has a First Look, with photos from the set, plot details (they're "playing dirtbags"), and an interview with Workaholic's Adam DeVine about how the cameo came about.
Monday, June 11, 2012
Watch: Shawn Colvin's "All Fall Down" Video Premieres on YouTube; Colvin Performs on "CBS This Morning"
Shawn Colvin's video for the title track to her new album, All Fall Down, has premiered on YouTube; watch it here. Colvin performs from the album and reads from her new memoir, Diamond in the Rough, at Barnes & Noble at The Grove in LA tonight and performs at the El Rey with Buddy Miller and Viktor Krauss on Tuesday. They performed on CBS This Morning on Saturday. Colvin is featured in the New York Times' Texas Report and in the Austin American-Statesman, which calls All Fall Down "superb."
Monday, June 4, 2012
The Black Keys performed a special rendition of their hit single “Gold on the Ceiling,” at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards last night in honor of the actor/musician Johnny Depp, who joined the band on guitar for the performance before receiving the MTV Generation Award, the MTV Movie Awards' highest honor, from Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry. Watch The Black Keys / Jonny Depp performance of "Gold on the Ceiling" below.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Jeremy Denk, whose Nonesuch debut album, Ligeti/Beethoven, has debuted at #9 on Billboard's Traditional Classical chart, is featured on WNET's NYC-ARTS. He talks to the show about his career in music, his writing, and the impetus behind Ligeti/Beethoven, performing pieces from the new album as well. Denk has "steadily built a reputation as one of today's most compelling artists," says host Paula Zahn. "He is a man of prodigious talent, with a wide-ranging intellectual curiosity." Watch the segment here.