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Nonesuch Events for the Weekend of August 3–5

  • Friday, August 3, 2012
    Nonesuch Events for the Weekend of August 3–5

    The Black Keys, recent nominees for the 2012 MTV Video Music Award for Best Rock Video for their music video of "Lonely Boy" from El Camino, continue their tour headlining North American summer festivals this weekend. After headlining last weekend's inaugural Catalpa Festival in New York City, which, according to Rolling Stone, the band "ruled," they close out Lollapalooza's opening night in Chicago's Grant Park tonight and close out the entire Osheaga Festival in Montreal's Parc Jean Drapeau on Sunday. In between, the band hits the Molson Canadian Amphitheater in Toronto on Saturday with support from The Shins.

    Also playing both the Lollapalooza and Osheaga festivals this weekend are Amadou & Mariam, as part of a North American tour featuring music from their new album, Folila, which Newsweek calls "magic." The Malian couple performs at Osheaga tonight and Lollapalooza on Sunday, stopping in New York City on Saturday for a free show Central Park with Theophilus London for the SummerStage concert series. London is one of a number of guest artists on Folila, which also features Santigold, TV on the Radio, and more. The SummerStage set has been named today's Gig Alert by WNYC.

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    Laurie Anderson presents her original work Dirtday!, which deals with diverse topics from politics to animals, at Royal Festival Hall in London as part of the 12-day Meltdown Festival. The festival's diverse array of performers reflects the interests and influences of its curator, Antony (of Antony and the Johnsons).

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    Björk headlines the Stockholm Music and Arts Festival, closing out the festival with a performance at Skeppsholmen in Stockholm Sunday night.

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    Carolina Chocolate Drops perform two free shows in New England this weekend: at Prescott Park in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, for the Prescott Park Arts Festival tonight, and the L.L. Bean Discovery Park in Freeport, Maine, on Saturday.

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    Jeremy Denk joins the Aspen Chamber Symphony, led by conductor Robert Spano, for a performance of Schoenberg's Piano Concerto, op. 24 in the Aspen Music Festival's Benedict Music Tent in Aspen, Colorado, tonight. Also on the program, the orchestra performs works by Bach and Beethoven.

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    Dr. John and his band the Lower 911, featuring Jon Cleary, headline the opening night celebration of the Newport Jazz Festival tonight. The event, titled Bourbon Street Comes to Bellevue Avenue: Newport Salutes New Orleans, takes place at the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino. Also performing are fellow Crescent City natives Preservation Hall Jazz Band as well as Catherine Russell and Jonathan Batiste. Dr. John and his crew head next to Johnstown, Pennsylvania, for a set in the Flood City Festival.

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    Emmylou Harris is in Europe for a brief, two-concert Scandinavian run of performances this weekend, starting with a show at Borggården in Trondheim, Norway, tonight for St. Olav's Festival, followed by a set at Skeppsholmen in Stockholm on Saturday for the Stockholm Music and Arts Festival.

    Also a part of St. Olav's Festival is Allen Toussaint, who performs at Dokkhuset in Trondheim tonight.

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    Lianne La Havas, in advance of this Tuesday's North American release of her debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough?, performs a special live set on Livestream.com this afternoon at 4 PM ET and will answer fan questions in an online chat.

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    k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang have kicked off the third leg of their North American tour and perform two shows in Colorado this weekend: at Strings Music Pavilion in Steamboat Springs for the Strings Music Festival tonight and at Lincoln Center in Fort Collins on Sunday.

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    Jessica Lea Mayfield continues her US tour with appearances out West, performing at Hi-Dive in Denver, Colorado, tonight, and at Kilby Court in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Saturday. Following this week's tour launch in St. Louis, KDHX says Mayfield kept the crowd "captivated" throughout.

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    The Pat Metheny Unity Band—featuring Chris Potter on saxophone and bass clarinet, Antonio Sanchez on drums, and Ben Williams on bass—continues its extensive US tour with a weekend of performances along the East Coast, featuring the headlining slot at the Newport Jazz Festival on Saturday. The Boston Globe's includes the band on its "shortlist of must-see acts" at the festival, describing it as "a fine Metheny unit, searching and melodic."

    The Unity Band also plays in Boarding House Park in Lowell, Massachusetts, tonight as part of the Lowell Summer Music Series and at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center in Westhampton Beach, New York, on Sunday.

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    Sara Watkins continues her tour as special guest of Jackson Browne, performing two sets at the Beacon Theatre in New York City tonight and tomorrow, and a set at Monmouth University's MAC Center in West Long Branch, New Jersey, on Sunday. As noted in the Nonesuch Journal, Watkins' set from last weekend's Newport Folk Festival was recorded by NPR Music and can be heard on npr.org.

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on August 3, 2012 - 12:21pm
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The Black Keys continue their North American summer festival run at Lollapalooza in Chicago and Osheaga in Montreal, plus a show with The Shins in Toronto ... Amadou & Mariam play Lollapalooza and Osheaga too, plus NYC's Central Park for SummerStage ... Laurie Anderson is at Antony's Meltdown in London ... Björk, Emmylou Harris play Stockholm Music Fest ... Carolina Chocolate Drops treat New England to two free shows ... Jeremy Denk plays Aspen Music Fest ... Dr. John, Pat Metheny play Newport Jazz Fest ... Lianne La Havas is on Livestream ... k.d. lang, Jessica Lea Mayfield converge in Colorado ... Sara Watkins joins Jackson Browne for two nights at NYC's Beacon Theatre ... and more ...

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The Black Keys, recent nominees for the 2012 MTV Video Music Award for Best Rock Video for their music video of "Lonely Boy" from El Camino, continue their tour headlining North American summer festivals this weekend. After headlining last weekend's inaugural Catalpa Festival in New York City, which, according to Rolling Stone, the band "ruled," they close out Lollapalooza's opening night in Chicago's Grant Park tonight and close out the entire Osheaga Festival in Montreal's Parc Jean Drapeau on Sunday. In between, the band hits the Molson Canadian Amphitheater in Toronto on Saturday with support from The Shins.

Also playing both the Lollapalooza and Osheaga festivals this weekend are Amadou & Mariam, as part of a North American tour featuring music from their new album, Folila, which Newsweek calls "magic." The Malian couple performs at Osheaga tonight and Lollapalooza on Sunday, stopping in New York City on Saturday for a free show Central Park with Theophilus London for the SummerStage concert series. London is one of a number of guest artists on Folila, which also features Santigold, TV on the Radio, and more. The SummerStage set has been named today's Gig Alert by WNYC.

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Laurie Anderson presents her original work Dirtday!, which deals with diverse topics from politics to animals, at Royal Festival Hall in London as part of the 12-day Meltdown Festival. The festival's diverse array of performers reflects the interests and influences of its curator, Antony (of Antony and the Johnsons).

---

Björk headlines the Stockholm Music and Arts Festival, closing out the festival with a performance at Skeppsholmen in Stockholm Sunday night.

---

Carolina Chocolate Drops perform two free shows in New England this weekend: at Prescott Park in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, for the Prescott Park Arts Festival tonight, and the L.L. Bean Discovery Park in Freeport, Maine, on Saturday.

---

Jeremy Denk joins the Aspen Chamber Symphony, led by conductor Robert Spano, for a performance of Schoenberg's Piano Concerto, op. 24 in the Aspen Music Festival's Benedict Music Tent in Aspen, Colorado, tonight. Also on the program, the orchestra performs works by Bach and Beethoven.

---

Dr. John and his band the Lower 911, featuring Jon Cleary, headline the opening night celebration of the Newport Jazz Festival tonight. The event, titled Bourbon Street Comes to Bellevue Avenue: Newport Salutes New Orleans, takes place at the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino. Also performing are fellow Crescent City natives Preservation Hall Jazz Band as well as Catherine Russell and Jonathan Batiste. Dr. John and his crew head next to Johnstown, Pennsylvania, for a set in the Flood City Festival.

---

Emmylou Harris is in Europe for a brief, two-concert Scandinavian run of performances this weekend, starting with a show at Borggården in Trondheim, Norway, tonight for St. Olav's Festival, followed by a set at Skeppsholmen in Stockholm on Saturday for the Stockholm Music and Arts Festival.

Also a part of St. Olav's Festival is Allen Toussaint, who performs at Dokkhuset in Trondheim tonight.

---

Lianne La Havas, in advance of this Tuesday's North American release of her debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough?, performs a special live set on Livestream.com this afternoon at 4 PM ET and will answer fan questions in an online chat.

---

k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang have kicked off the third leg of their North American tour and perform two shows in Colorado this weekend: at Strings Music Pavilion in Steamboat Springs for the Strings Music Festival tonight and at Lincoln Center in Fort Collins on Sunday.

---

Jessica Lea Mayfield continues her US tour with appearances out West, performing at Hi-Dive in Denver, Colorado, tonight, and at Kilby Court in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Saturday. Following this week's tour launch in St. Louis, KDHX says Mayfield kept the crowd "captivated" throughout.

---

The Pat Metheny Unity Band—featuring Chris Potter on saxophone and bass clarinet, Antonio Sanchez on drums, and Ben Williams on bass—continues its extensive US tour with a weekend of performances along the East Coast, featuring the headlining slot at the Newport Jazz Festival on Saturday. The Boston Globe's includes the band on its "shortlist of must-see acts" at the festival, describing it as "a fine Metheny unit, searching and melodic."

The Unity Band also plays in Boarding House Park in Lowell, Massachusetts, tonight as part of the Lowell Summer Music Series and at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center in Westhampton Beach, New York, on Sunday.

---

Sara Watkins continues her tour as special guest of Jackson Browne, performing two sets at the Beacon Theatre in New York City tonight and tomorrow, and a set at Monmouth University's MAC Center in West Long Branch, New Jersey, on Sunday. As noted in the Nonesuch Journal, Watkins' set from last weekend's Newport Folk Festival was recorded by NPR Music and can be heard on npr.org.

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The Black Keys 2012 live by Reid Long bw

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