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  • Friday, February 23, 2018

    David Byrne has announced openers for his upcoming world tour in support of his new solo album American Utopia, out March 9. Each act was handpicked by Byrne, who has long championed younger, innovative artists from varied backgrounds. Support includes Lisandro Aristimuño in Argentina; Juana Molina in Uruguay; Karina Zeviani in Brazil; Mexican Institute of Sound in Mexico; Perfume Genius, Benjamin Clementine, and Ibeyi in the United States; and Laura Mvula in Europe. 

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour
  • Friday, February 23, 2018

    Laurie Anderson was the guest on CBC's Q. She spoke with host Tom Power about her experience of Hurricane Sandy when it hit New York City in October 2012 and about finding hope in loss. They also discuss the work it inspired: Landfall, her new album with Kronos Quartet; and her new book, All the Things I Lost in the Flood. You can listen to the conversation below.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio
  • Friday, February 23, 2018

    The Staves have released a digital EP of six songs recorded live at Pine Hollow studios in Eau Claire, WI, aptly titled Pine Hollow. The EP opens with the trio's take on Sufjan Stevens' "Chicago," Ray Lamontagne's "Jolene," and Dino Valenti's "Something's on Your Mind." Those are followed by new versions of the group's own songs "Sadness Don't Own Me," "Let Me Down," and "Trouble on My Mind." The Staves are now on tour in Australia and New Zealand.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News
  • Friday, February 23, 2018

    Celebrating the 25th anniversary of her Grammy-winning, critically acclaimed album Ingénue, k.d. lang launches a twenty-city concert tour that will bring a live performance of the platinum-selling record to venues across the US, starting in the Pacific Northwest this weekend. Fans in cities such as Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Denver, Minneapolis, Boston, and NYC can experience the album live, performed in its entirety. The tour follows the release of a re-mastered, two-disc Anniversary Edition of Ingénue on Nonesuch last year.

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour
  • Friday, February 23, 2018

    Rostam concludes winter leg of Half-Light tour in California … Dan Auerbach brings Easy Eye Revue down South … Rhiannon Giddens is at the Apollo … k.d. lang launches US leg of Ingénue Redux Tour in Washington state … Audra McDonald joins Cincinnati Pops Orchestra … Robert Plant continues sold-out tour in Denver … The Staves perform in Australia … Chris Thile hosts Live From Here on the radio via Saint Paul …

    Journal Topics: On Tour Weekend Events
  • Thursday, February 22, 2018

    Nonesuch releases a new recording of John Adams's Grawemeyer Award–winning Violin Concerto on April 27, with his frequent collaborators violinist Leila Josefowicz, conductor David Robertson, and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. The album was recorded at Powell Symphony Hall in St. Louis in 2016. The piece "mingles virtuoso show with soul," says the Boston Globe. Pre-order to download the third movement, "Toccare," now.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News
  • Friday, February 16, 2018

    Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet’s Landfall is out now. Inspired by her experience of Hurricane Sandy, Landfall is the first collaboration between the iconic storyteller/musician and the groundbreaking string quartet, who perform together on the recording. Landfall juxtaposes lush electronics and traditional strings by Kronos with Anderson's powerful descriptions of loss, from water-logged pianos to disappearing animal species to Dutch karaoke bars. The Washington Post calls it "riveting, gorgeous."

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News
  • Friday, February 16, 2018

    David Byrne has released "This Is That," a new track from his album American Utopia, due March 9. Byrne co-wrote the song with Daniel Lopatin, aka Oneohtrix Point Never. Uncut named it the month's Best New Music, calling it "one of the best songs of Byrne's storied career." "This Is That" can now be heard here and downloaded instantly with album pre-orders, along with the song "Everybody's Coming To My House."

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News
  • Friday, February 16, 2018

    Pianist/composer Tigran Hamasyan's five-song EP For Gyumri, his third recording on Nonesuch Records, is now available. "I believe that our childhood experience shapes who we become when we grow into adulthood," says Hamasyan. "For Gyumri is an ode to my birthplace, the town that nourished my childhood world with great experiences and made me who I am." He begins a tour in Vancouver tonight, followed by stops in Portland, Chicago, and NYC in the coming weeks.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News
  • Friday, February 16, 2018

    The 2018 Tanglewood season has been announced, and among the artists slated to perform at the Lenox, MA, venue this summer are Emmylou Harris and Ry Cooder on a double bill, Chris Thile with Live From Here, Jeremy Denk in a solo recital, and Audra McDonald with the Boston Pops.

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour
  • Friday, February 16, 2018

    Brad Mehldau brings Three Pieces After Bach to Italy … Laurie Anderson is in East Hampton … Dan Auerbach brings Easy Eye Revue to California … Rhiannon Giddens plays free concert at Mississippi Museum of Art … Tigran Hamasyan performs in Vancouver, Portland … Gabriel Kahane brings new work to New York … Kronos Quartet is in Abu Dhabi … Robert Plant continues sold-out tour in Boston, Toronto … Rostam takes Half-Light tour out West …

    Journal Topics: On Tour Weekend Events
  • Wednesday, February 14, 2018

    Happy Valentine's Day! We've got a day (and night) of music for you in a new playlist of more than eight hours of Nonesuch songs of love in its many forms and stages. Lovely listening today and every day of the year. Listen now on Spotify and Apple Music.

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