Monday, December 15, 2014|0 commentsRhiannon Giddens Releases New Song, "Black Is the Color"; Her Take on Gershwins' "Love Is Here to Stay" in New Apple Holiday Commercial
Rhiannon Giddens has released a new song, "Black Is the Color," streaming now, and available as an instant download with pre-orders of her upcoming T Bone Burnett–produced debut album, Tomorrow Is My Turn. You can listen to the song, as well as other instant download tracks “Don’t Let It Trouble Your Mind” and “Shake Sugaree,” here. Giddens appears and sings in a new Apple commercial, featuring her rendition of the Gershwin classic “Love Is Here to Stay.” The video finds a young girl discovering an old recording of her grandmother at a younger age (Giddens) singing, and then watches as the girl uses her iPad to reimagine the song in a modern context. Watch the commercial here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Television VideoVideoTuesday, December 9, 2014|0 comments
In a new video, take a look inside Alpha Mike Foxtrot, Wilco's new four-LP box set, featuring 47 rare studio recordings pressed on 180 gram audiophile vinyl plus liner notes that include track-by-track recollections from Jeff Tweedy, notes by band members, dozens of archival and never-before-seen photos from a wide array of photographers chronicling all phases of the band’s career, plus a download of all rare studio cuts and 30 rare live cuts.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News VideoVideoMonday, December 8, 2014|0 commentsWatch: Jonny Greenwood, London Contemporary Orchestra Perform His Film Scores, Reich's "Electric Counterpoint" via Boiler Room
Jonny Greenwood joined London Contemporary Orchestra members for a performance at Albert Hall in Manchester earlier this year featuring his film scores to Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood and The Master; his own take on Steve Reich's Electric Counterpoint; works by Messiaen, Michael Gordon, and more. Boiler Room.tv was there to capture the performance, and interview Greenwood and orchestra members, both of which you can watch here. Greenwood and LCO perform together again in Oxford in February.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News VideoVideoMonday, December 1, 2014|0 comments
Sam Amidon recently stopped by NPR with Bill Frisell and Shahzad Ismaily to give a Tiny Desk Concert. They perform two songs from Amidon's latest album, Lily-O, on which both perform and which Tiny Desk Concert host Bob Boilen calls "gorgeous"—"Blue Mountains" and "Pat Do This, Pat Do That"—as well as the song "Short Life" from his 2013 Nonesuch Records debut album, Bright Sunny South. Watch the Tiny Desk Concert here. Amidon opens for Wilco at the Riviera Theatre in Chicago this Saturday, then leads his own shows in Chicago, Ann Arbor, and Toronto.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News VideoVideoMonday, November 17, 2014|1 comments
Many Patinkin was featured on CBS's 60 Minutes last night, joining correspondent Bob Simon for an in-depth, honest conversation about his life and a lifetime in musical theatre, on television, and in film. He "is one of the most versatile performers we've ever met," says Simon. "I'm a lyrically driven person," he tells Simon. "That's why I love Sondheim. That's why I love Shakespeare. That's why I love Irving Berlin and Rodgers and Hammerstein and Tom Waits and Paul Simon and Randy Newman. They're storytellers." See Patinkin's story in the complete 60 Minutes piece here.