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Nonesuch Events for the Weekend of June 1–3

  • Friday, June 1, 2012
    Nonesuch Events for the Weekend of June 1–3

    The Black Keys will perform a special rendition of their hit single “Gold on the Ceiling,” off their latest Nonesuch album, El Camino, at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards on Sunday night in honor of Johnny Depp, who will be honored with the MTV Generation Award, the MTV Movie Awards' highest honor. Hosted by comedian/actor Russell Brand, the awards will air live from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA, at 9 PM ET/PT.

    And speaking of "Gold on the Ceiling" and movies, have you see the new film by Harmony Korine featuring "Gold on the Ceiling" by The Black Keys?

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    John Adams's new oratorio, The Gospel According to the Other Mary, with a libretto by Peter Sellars, received its world premiere in a concert performance by the LA Philharmonic and conductor Gustavo Dudamel at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles last night. The premiere continues through the weekend with performances tonight and Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

    "Adams' take on his subject is a timely, politically engaged one and unabashedly so," says the Los Angeles Times. "However, the politics of Gospel are artfully melded with its broader humanistic and spiritual concerns ... If Adams' work is notable for its willingness to grapple with such thorny subtexts, it's also been lauded for its emotional intensity and accessibility."

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    Laurie Anderson brings her latest performance piece, Dirtday!, to Dvorana Tabor in Mirabor, Slovenia, tonight, marking the close of the current leg of her European tour. Dirtday! is the third and final element of Anderson’s triptych of solo story works, which also includes Happiness and The End of the Moon.

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    Timothy Andres hosts the Shaw Concert, an evening of music by composers George Bernard Shaw championed as "modern composers" while a music critic, at The Players Club in New York City on Saturday. Andres will be joined by mezzo-soprano Rachel Calloway for songs by Wagner and Elgar, and Andres will play solo piano music by Brahms, as well as some of his own pieces.

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    Billy Bragg continues his European tour with a set at Flex in Vienna tonight and plays a set for the Apple Cart Festival this Sunday in London's Victoria Park.

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    Carolina Chocolate Drops continue their tour of the US with a performance at Graves Mountain in Syria, Virginia, tonight, followed by two festival sets: at the Appel Farm Arts & Music Festival in Elmer, New Jersey, on Saturday, and on the West Stage at the Mountain Jam in Hunter, New York, on Sunday. Fans around the world can catch all the Mountain Jam action as the sets stream live online at mountainjam.com; the Drops are slated to go on at 2:45 PM ET.

    The band joined the Dave Matthews Band for a number of tour dates last weekend and do so again next week with two shows at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, Massachusetts. In advance of the show, the Chocolate Drops are the subject of a feature article in the Boston Phoenix, which describes seeing the group perform "a transformative experience." Read the article at thephoenix.com.

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    Jeremy Denk performs at the Symphony Center in Chicago this Sunday. He accompanies several artists for a recital exploring the role of "collaborative pianist," joining tenor Nicholas Phan for Schumann's Dichterliee and violinist Stefan Jackiw for Stravinsky's Duo concertante.

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    As noted earlier today in the Nonesuch Journal, Dr. John launches a two-week tour of the US with two performances this weekend: at The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia, tonight, and the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, New Jersey, on Saturday for Crawfish Fest, a fitting festival for the New Orleans legend.

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    Emmylou Harris has two concerts in Texas this weekend, performing at Gruene Hall in New Braunfels tonight and at the Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth on Saturday. The latter is for AmerEquine, the Festival of the Horse, which also includes sets by Marty Stuart, Jimmie Dale Gilmore & The Wronglers, Jesse Winchester, and others. Harris was recently named the recipient of the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award, a special award from the Academy of Country Music honoring individuals who are pioneers in the country music genre.

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    Lianne La Havas continues her tour of the United Kingdom, stopping to perform at The Sound Castle for the Hay Festival in Hereford this Saturday and in London's Victory Park on Sunday for the Apple Cart Festival, as is Billy Bragg. La Havas recently revealed the video for "Is Your Love Big Enough," the title track to her forthcoming debut album, due out in the US on Nonesuch in August.

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    James Farm—the collaborative band featuring saxophonist Joshua Redman, pianist Aaron Parks, bassist Matt Penman, and drummer Eric Harland—concludes its four-night run at the Blue Note in Tokyo with shows tonight and Saturday. The band's "performances flow like concept albums: indie grooves and cinema moods, ballads that ramble down country roads, touches of gospel, hip-hop and fiery song," says the San Jose Mercury News in a preview of James Farm's recent Bay Area performances. "Often, Redman unspools long, long lines that grow feverish; his fine-lathed tone gets purer all the time."

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    Kronos Quartet continues its European tour with a concert at the Stockholm Concert Hall on Sunday. The program features the Swedish premiere of Steve Reich's WTC 9/11 and the world premiere of a new work Hurdy-Gurdy, featuring the composer as a special guest.

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    k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang continue their busy North American tour at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens with Jane Siberry tonight, Harrah’s Cherokee in Cherokee, North Carolina, on Saturday, and at the Gaillard Auditorium in Charleston, South Carolina, for lang's debut performance at the Spoleto festival.

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    The Low Anthem kicks off its four-date tour supporting Feist in the Midwest at the Minneapolis Zoo Amphitheater on Saturday and the Orpheum Theatre in Madison on Sunday. Following two additional shows in Ann Arbor and Columbus next week, The Low Anthem heads to plans to the UK and Ireland for the start of its European tour.

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    Jessica Lea Mayfield plays a set at the Appalachian Uprising on Eden Valley Farm in Scottown, Ohio, tonight. Festival organizer J.D. Smoot tells the local Daily Register that this year’s festival promises to be the most diverse in its 11-year history, cover the whole spectrum of bluegrass music.

    Case in point, Punch Brothers close out the Appalachian Uprising with the final show of the weekend Saturday night before heading to Cleveland to perform at the Beachland Ballroom on Sunday.

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    Sara Watkins performed the first of several spring dates opening for Dawes at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center in York, Pennsylvania, last night and are at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC, tonight. Watkins next follows label mates Carolina Chocolate Drops to two festivals: the Appel Farm Arts & Music Festival in Elmer, New Jersey, on Saturday, and at Mountain Jam in Hunter, New York, on Sunday. Watch as Mountain Jam streams live online at mountainjam.com; Watkins is slated to go on at 4 PM ET.

    In case you missed it, you can watch some behind-the-scenes footage from the recording session for Watkins' new album, Sun Midnight Sun, set to the album's closing track, "Take Up Your Spade," in the new video posted to the Nonesuch Journal earlier today.

    Journal Articles:On Tour Weekend Events
on June 1, 2012 - 4:46pm
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The Black Keys perform a special rendition of “Gold on the Ceiling” in honor of Johnny Depp at the MTV Movie Awards ... John Adams's new oratorio continues its premiere with LA Phil ... Laurie Anderson brings Dirtday! to Slovenia ... Timothy Andres hosts the Shaw Concert in NYC ... Billy Bragg, Lianne La Havas play London's Apple Cart Festival ... Carolina Chocolate Drops, Sara Watkins play Appel Farm and Mountain Jam fests ... Jeremy Denk duets in Chicago ... Dr. John launches US tour ... Emmylou Harris is in Texas ... James Farm is at Blue Note Tokyo ... Kronos Quartet plays Reich in Stockholm ... k.d. lang makes Spoleto debut ... The Low Anthem opens for Feist ... Jessica Lea Mayfield, Punch Brothers are at Appalachian Uprising ... and more ...

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The Black Keys will perform a special rendition of their hit single “Gold on the Ceiling,” off their latest Nonesuch album, El Camino, at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards on Sunday night in honor of Johnny Depp, who will be honored with the MTV Generation Award, the MTV Movie Awards' highest honor. Hosted by comedian/actor Russell Brand, the awards will air live from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA, at 9 PM ET/PT.

And speaking of "Gold on the Ceiling" and movies, have you see the new film by Harmony Korine featuring "Gold on the Ceiling" by The Black Keys?

---

John Adams's new oratorio, The Gospel According to the Other Mary, with a libretto by Peter Sellars, received its world premiere in a concert performance by the LA Philharmonic and conductor Gustavo Dudamel at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles last night. The premiere continues through the weekend with performances tonight and Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

"Adams' take on his subject is a timely, politically engaged one and unabashedly so," says the Los Angeles Times. "However, the politics of Gospel are artfully melded with its broader humanistic and spiritual concerns ... If Adams' work is notable for its willingness to grapple with such thorny subtexts, it's also been lauded for its emotional intensity and accessibility."

---

Laurie Anderson brings her latest performance piece, Dirtday!, to Dvorana Tabor in Mirabor, Slovenia, tonight, marking the close of the current leg of her European tour. Dirtday! is the third and final element of Anderson’s triptych of solo story works, which also includes Happiness and The End of the Moon.

---

Timothy Andres hosts the Shaw Concert, an evening of music by composers George Bernard Shaw championed as "modern composers" while a music critic, at The Players Club in New York City on Saturday. Andres will be joined by mezzo-soprano Rachel Calloway for songs by Wagner and Elgar, and Andres will play solo piano music by Brahms, as well as some of his own pieces.

---

Billy Bragg continues his European tour with a set at Flex in Vienna tonight and plays a set for the Apple Cart Festival this Sunday in London's Victoria Park.

---

Carolina Chocolate Drops continue their tour of the US with a performance at Graves Mountain in Syria, Virginia, tonight, followed by two festival sets: at the Appel Farm Arts & Music Festival in Elmer, New Jersey, on Saturday, and on the West Stage at the Mountain Jam in Hunter, New York, on Sunday. Fans around the world can catch all the Mountain Jam action as the sets stream live online at mountainjam.com; the Drops are slated to go on at 2:45 PM ET.

The band joined the Dave Matthews Band for a number of tour dates last weekend and do so again next week with two shows at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, Massachusetts. In advance of the show, the Chocolate Drops are the subject of a feature article in the Boston Phoenix, which describes seeing the group perform "a transformative experience." Read the article at thephoenix.com.

---

Jeremy Denk performs at the Symphony Center in Chicago this Sunday. He accompanies several artists for a recital exploring the role of "collaborative pianist," joining tenor Nicholas Phan for Schumann's Dichterliee and violinist Stefan Jackiw for Stravinsky's Duo concertante.

---

As noted earlier today in the Nonesuch Journal, Dr. John launches a two-week tour of the US with two performances this weekend: at The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia, tonight, and the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, New Jersey, on Saturday for Crawfish Fest, a fitting festival for the New Orleans legend.

---

Emmylou Harris has two concerts in Texas this weekend, performing at Gruene Hall in New Braunfels tonight and at the Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth on Saturday. The latter is for AmerEquine, the Festival of the Horse, which also includes sets by Marty Stuart, Jimmie Dale Gilmore & The Wronglers, Jesse Winchester, and others. Harris was recently named the recipient of the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award, a special award from the Academy of Country Music honoring individuals who are pioneers in the country music genre.

---

Lianne La Havas continues her tour of the United Kingdom, stopping to perform at The Sound Castle for the Hay Festival in Hereford this Saturday and in London's Victory Park on Sunday for the Apple Cart Festival, as is Billy Bragg. La Havas recently revealed the video for "Is Your Love Big Enough," the title track to her forthcoming debut album, due out in the US on Nonesuch in August.

---

James Farm—the collaborative band featuring saxophonist Joshua Redman, pianist Aaron Parks, bassist Matt Penman, and drummer Eric Harland—concludes its four-night run at the Blue Note in Tokyo with shows tonight and Saturday. The band's "performances flow like concept albums: indie grooves and cinema moods, ballads that ramble down country roads, touches of gospel, hip-hop and fiery song," says the San Jose Mercury News in a preview of James Farm's recent Bay Area performances. "Often, Redman unspools long, long lines that grow feverish; his fine-lathed tone gets purer all the time."

---

Kronos Quartet continues its European tour with a concert at the Stockholm Concert Hall on Sunday. The program features the Swedish premiere of Steve Reich's WTC 9/11 and the world premiere of a new work Hurdy-Gurdy, featuring the composer as a special guest.

---

k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang continue their busy North American tour at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens with Jane Siberry tonight, Harrah’s Cherokee in Cherokee, North Carolina, on Saturday, and at the Gaillard Auditorium in Charleston, South Carolina, for lang's debut performance at the Spoleto festival.

---

The Low Anthem kicks off its four-date tour supporting Feist in the Midwest at the Minneapolis Zoo Amphitheater on Saturday and the Orpheum Theatre in Madison on Sunday. Following two additional shows in Ann Arbor and Columbus next week, The Low Anthem heads to plans to the UK and Ireland for the start of its European tour.

---

Jessica Lea Mayfield plays a set at the Appalachian Uprising on Eden Valley Farm in Scottown, Ohio, tonight. Festival organizer J.D. Smoot tells the local Daily Register that this year’s festival promises to be the most diverse in its 11-year history, cover the whole spectrum of bluegrass music.

Case in point, Punch Brothers close out the Appalachian Uprising with the final show of the weekend Saturday night before heading to Cleveland to perform at the Beachland Ballroom on Sunday.

---

Sara Watkins performed the first of several spring dates opening for Dawes at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center in York, Pennsylvania, last night and are at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC, tonight. Watkins next follows label mates Carolina Chocolate Drops to two festivals: the Appel Farm Arts & Music Festival in Elmer, New Jersey, on Saturday, and at Mountain Jam in Hunter, New York, on Sunday. Watch as Mountain Jam streams live online at mountainjam.com; Watkins is slated to go on at 4 PM ET.

In case you missed it, you can watch some behind-the-scenes footage from the recording session for Watkins' new album, Sun Midnight Sun, set to the album's closing track, "Take Up Your Spade," in the new video posted to the Nonesuch Journal earlier today.

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