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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/david-byrne-releases-bicycle-diaries-launches-tour-to-discuss-the-future-of-getting-around-2009-09-21

    David Byrne

    September 21, 2009|0 comments

    David Byrne, long a bike enthusiast and proponent of this auto alternative, releases Bicycle Diaries, a new book described by the Los Angeles Times as "a two-wheeled travelogue from a keen cultural observer." He also begins an eight-city panel tourCities, Bicycles, and the Future of Getting Around—to discuss these issues. As New York magazine explains, "If the conventional idea of the artist is as a kind of highly specialized genius, Byrne prefers to be an omnivore."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/david-byrne-plays-the-building-in-london-2009-08-07
    August 07, 2009|0 comments

    David Byrne is the subject of a recent profile in the The Times in anticipation of this weekend’s UK performances at the Edinburgh Playhouse and the Big Chill Festival, the last on his year-long world tour. The article also discusses Byrne’s new book, Bicycle Diaries, describing it as “a disconnected travelogue recording his cycle journeys around various cities," and his Playing the Building installation at London’s Roundhouse.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/david-byrne-opens-celebrate-brooklyn-with-free-concert-tonight-2009-06-08
    June 08, 2009|0 comments

    David Byrne will perform a very special free concert at Brooklyn, New York's Prospect Bark Bandhsell tonight as part of the Opening Night events of the  Celebrate Brooklyn! concert series. Byrne will offer music from his ongoing Songs of David Byrne and Brian Eno tour, featuring material from his collaborations with Eno, including 1981’s groundbreaking My Life in the Bush of Ghosts. "One of the city's coolest summer concert series," says the Village Voice, "opens its 2009 season with a free show by one of the city's coolest art-rock deities, David Byrne."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/david-byrne-to-open-celebrate-brooklyn-season-with-free-outdoor-concert-2009-04-08

    David Byrne 2

    April 08, 2009|0 comments

    David Byrne will open the 2009 season of Celebrate Brooklyn!, one of New York City's longest running, free, outdoor concert series, with a free concert ($3 suggested donation) in Brooklyn's Prospect Park Bandshell the night of Monday, June 8, its organizers have announced. The series, which has offered free concerts in the Park since 1979, launches its first-ever Opening Night Green Gala, preceding the concert, to support the festival's programs and its efforts to present more environmentally responsible events, including the first-ever large-scale bike parking area at a cultural event in New York.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/david-byrne-brings-vitality-energy-to-radio-city-vanity-fair-colbert-report-2009-03-03
    March 03, 2009|0 comments

    David Byrne, fresh off two stellar performances at New York's Radio City Music Hall this past weekend, stopped by the Colbert Report last night to chat and perform live in the studio. "You've always been sort of an innovator," offered Stephen Colbert. "When is being on the cutting edge, being innovative and fresh and new and interesting gonna get stale? Because, wouldn't it be more surprising if David Byrne did something ordinary?" Vanity Fair reports from Radio City that it's not likely to be any time soon. Staying "tuned in" is the key to his success, and "If it keeps David Byrne young, just think what it can do for you."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/byrne-wilco-toussaint-diabat-to-play-bonnaroo-festival-black-keys-at-coachella-2009-02-03
    February 03, 2009|0 comments

    David Byrne, Wilco, Allen Toussaint, and Toumani Diabaté (sharing the stage with Béla Fleck) will be among the scores of incredible performers at the 2009 Bonnaroo festival. This year's incarnation of the event will be held June 11–14 in Manchester, Tennessee. In other festival news, Coachella, in Indio, California, has also announced its lineup for 2009. The Black Keys are among the headliners for the festival's opening night, April 17, as are such legendary performer/songwriters as Leonard Cohen and Paul McCartney.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/orange-county-register-david-byrne-sounding-as-good-as-ever-on-remarkable-tour-of-eno-pairin

    David Byrne 2

    October 08, 2008|0 comments

    David Byrne, who just announced European dates for his current tour, Songs of David Byrne and Brian Eno, has been performing in California all week. San Diego City Beat calls the show "classic Byrne ... a great reminder of Byrne’s genius and his continuing relevance as a performance artist." The Orange County Register calls the Los Angeles show "remarkable" with "Byrne as good as he's ever been since his heyday." The Oakland Tribune calls the Byrne/Eno pairing "one of the greatest partnerships to ever occur in the recording studio," writing that "time has served to validate the significance of" their recently reissued collaboration My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, which has "played a huge role in shaping modern electronic music."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/wilco-travels-to-tanglewood-launches-ride-share-program

    Wilco, by Chris Strong

    August 11, 2008|0 comments

    After performing at the Virgin Mobile Fest in Baltimore this weekend, Wilco gears up for its performance at Tanglewood in Western Massachusetts tomorrow night. The Daily Gazette out of Schnectady, New York, more than an hour away, says "Wilco is worth the trip." Next to a sold-out show at Brooklyn's McCarren Park Pool. With all the travel, Wilco is also making an effort to reduce its environmental impact with a new ride-sharing initiative. Also, label mate David Byrne has his own ideas for reducing congestion, promoting bike use.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/david-byrne-accepts-lifetime-achievement-webby-from-laurie-anderson
    June 12, 2008|0 comments

    "Mr. DJ, can you play another song?" With those five words, David Byrne accepted his Lifetime Achievement Award from label mate and friend Laurie Anderson at the 12th annual Webby Awards ceremony Tuesday night in New York City. The Webbys, honoring the best of the internet, limit speeches for all recipients to just five words, making for some fittingly creative efforts on the part of award winners.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/david-byrne-receives-webby-award-walks-online-tv-through-playing-the-building
    June 10, 2008|0 comments

    David Byrne will receive a special Webby Lifetime Achievement Award tonight at the 12th annual Webby Awards Gala at New York's Cipriani Wall Street, hosted by master of ceremonies Seth Meyers of Saturday Night Live. The Webbys are the leading international award recognizing excellence on the Internet. Byrne's Playing the Building, a special, site-specific sound installation at New York City's Maritime Building, has been the talk of the town since it opened on May 31 ...

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