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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.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Video TelevisionVideoMonday, June 4, 2012|0 comments
Steve Reich will join the Bang on a Can All-Stars on their European tour next month, with concerts at Cité de la Musique in Paris and at the Bloc festival in London, featuring an all-Reich program. Reich spoke with the folks at Bloc for an illuminating video feature about his influences—including Ghanaian drumming and Balinese gamelan—with illustrative examples and archival performance footage of his own work. Watch the video here.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News VideoVideoFriday, June 1, 2012|0 comments
Sara Watkins' video for the song "Take Up Your Spade," the closing track off her new album, Sun Midnight Sun, has premiered on the Los Angeles Times Pop & Hiss blog, which describes the song as "a gentle benedictory ode to the notion that every moment brings with it the possibility of renewal." The video was shot at the recording session for the new album by director Reid Long and features guest vocalists Jackson Browne and Fiona Apple and producer Blake Mills. Watch it here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News VideoVideoThursday, May 31, 2012|0 comments
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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.