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    Nonesuch Events for the Weekend of August 11–13

    k.d. lang launches the month-long Canadian leg of her Ingénue Redux Tour with two shows at the Royal Theatre in Victoria, British Columbia, on Saturday and Sunday. The concerts continue across the singer’s home country, stopping in all ten provinces from coast to coast, culminating at FirstOntario Concert Hall in Hamilton on September 19. (There’s also an ongoing special exhibition at the National Music Centre in Calgary honoring lang's career called Big, Big Love: k.d. lang on Stage.)

    The tour follows the release of the Ingénue: 25th Anniversary Edition two-CD set on Nonesuch last month, in celebration of the Grammy and Juno Award–winning album's silver anniversary. The vinyl edition is due next week. "Ingénue still dazzles, 25 years later,” exclaims Uncut. “A modern classic … Perfectly pitched, in pretty much every way.”

    The Sydney Morning Herald, reviewing the first night of the tour’s Australian leg last month, calls it “a truly cracking concert,” noting: “After 25 years, lang's breakthrough album Ingénue stands the test of time.”

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    Composer John Adams’ 1996 concerto, Gnarly Buttons, is performed by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Roberston, and featuring clarinetist Frank Celata and flutist Mark Sparks, at Carriageworks in Sydney on Sunday. Nonesuch released the first recording of the piece, with Adams conducting the London Sinfonietta, in 1998.

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    Devendra Banhart plays a DJ set at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston tonight. Banhart, with music from his new album, Ape in Pink Marble, heads to South America for a 10-city tour next month. The Washington Post says the new album "feels as mysterious and inviting as a strange dream. The tempo dips to a reggae lull midway through while guitar solos delicately fill in spaces with carefully chosen notes."

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    Fleet Foxes continue their North American Crack-Up tour with a set at the Outside Lands festival in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco tonight, followed by a concert at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas on Sunday.

    Crack-Up was released on Nonesuch in June to great critical acclaim. "Rewarding, involving, and meticulous," says the AP, "Crack-Up has been well worth the wait." "Likely to be the most remarkable album you will hear this year," exclaims the Times of London. "The return of one of the most original bands of this century."

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    Rhiannon Giddens, currently touring North America in support of her new album, Freedom Highway, plays two festival sets this weekend: at Gallagher Park in Edmonton tonight, as part of Edmonton Folk Festival, and Grand Targhee Resort at Alta, Wyoming, on Sunday, as part of Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival. The Guardian calls Freedom Highway a “powerful and timely set,” while Pitchfork exclaims: "Rhiannon Giddens emerges as a peerless and powerful voice in roots music.”

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    Kronos Quartet plays a sold-out show at Presidio Officers’ Club in their hometown of San Francisco on Saturday. On the program are works by Laurie Anderson, George Gershwin, Rhiannon Giddens, Geeshie Wiley, and more, including pieces composed for the quartet’s Fifty for the Future commissioning project.

    “Kronos Quartet has spent some four decades on the cutting edge of new music, forging a vast international network of collaborators,” says the San Francisco Chronicle. “But the San Francisco string quartet’s global vision has rarely seemed as timely and urgent.”

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    Lake Street Dive continues its extensive US summer tour in the Midwest this weekend, playing a sold-out show at Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids tonight, followed by a concert at The Castle Theatre in Bloomington, Illinois, on Saturday.

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    Guitarist Pat Metheny plays two solo shows at Rams Head on Stage in Annapolis, Maryland, tonight, followed by a set at Maymont in Richmond, Virginia, on Saturday afternoon, as part of Richmond Jazz Festival.

    “Metheny is a believer in the jazz tradition and a non-stop innovator as well,” says the Capital Gazette in a preview of tonight’s shows. “He's committed to musical communication. His tone is clean and pure. He can make warm chord solos or kinetic single-line dashes. He can sound folky or atmospheric, or his guitar can sound like a trumpet. When inclined, he can improvise something that sounds like Renaissance music configured for guitar.”

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    Conor Oberst, with The Felice Brothers as his backing band, continues his European Salutations tour with two festival sets this weekend: at Refshaleøen in Copenhagen this afternoon, as part of Haven Festival, and Slottsskogen in Gothenburg on Saturday, as part of Way Out West Festival. The Independent gives Salutations a perfect five stars, calling it "the best work of the singer’s career."

    Oberst visited WNYC’s The Green Space in Manhattan last week for an intimate performance and interview, which you can watch in its entirety here.

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    Offa Rex, the new project from Olivia Chaney and The Decemberists, performs at Travelers' Rest, The Decemberists' sold-out festival in Missoula, Montana, on Saturday. Chaney also plays a solo set at the festival on Sunday.

    The Queen of Hearts, the debut album from Offa Rex, was released last month on Nonesuch to widespread critical acclaim. "It's a match made in folk-rock heaven," exclaims NPR Music. “The Queen of Hearts hums with the resonance of bygone eras and ancient ways, of doomed love and arduous hardship—all of it embroidered into the patchwork tapestry of life itself."

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    Punch Brothers, currently on the American Acoustic tour with I’m With Her (Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O'Donovan) and special guest guitarist Juliane Lage, take the show to the Atlanta Botanical Garden tonight, Taft Theatre in Cincinnati on Saturday, and Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids on Sunday. The tour concludes early next week with performances in Chicago and Park City.

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    Saxophonist Joshua Redman concludes his European tour with his Still Dreaming quartet— trumpeter Ron Miles, bassist Scott Colley, and drummer Brian Blade—with two festival sets this weekend: at Suvilahti in Helsinki tonight, as part of Flow Festival, and Nasjonal Jazzscene Victoria in Oslo on Saturday, as part of Oslo Jazz Festival.

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k.d. lang launches Canadian leg of Ingénue Redux Tour … Devendra Banhart DJs in Boston … Fleet Foxes play Outside Lands … Rhiannon Giddens is in Alberta and Wyoming … Kronos Quartet performs in San Francisco … Lake Street Dive tours Midwest … Pat Metheny plays solo in Annapolis, Richmond … Conor Oberst brings Salutations to Scandinavia … Offa Rex, Olivia Chaney play Travelers' Rest … Punch Brothers continue American Acoustic tour in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Grand Rapids … Joshua Redman concludes Still Dreaming tour … and more …

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k.d. lang launches the month-long Canadian leg of her Ingénue Redux Tour with two shows at the Royal Theatre in Victoria, British Columbia, on Saturday and Sunday. The concerts continue across the singer’s home country, stopping in all ten provinces from coast to coast, culminating at FirstOntario Concert Hall in Hamilton on September 19. (There’s also an ongoing special exhibition at the National Music Centre in Calgary honoring lang's career called Big, Big Love: k.d. lang on Stage.)

The tour follows the release of the Ingénue: 25th Anniversary Edition two-CD set on Nonesuch last month, in celebration of the Grammy and Juno Award–winning album's silver anniversary. The vinyl edition is due next week. "Ingénue still dazzles, 25 years later,” exclaims Uncut. “A modern classic … Perfectly pitched, in pretty much every way.”

The Sydney Morning Herald, reviewing the first night of the tour’s Australian leg last month, calls it “a truly cracking concert,” noting: “After 25 years, lang's breakthrough album Ingénue stands the test of time.”

---

Composer John Adams’ 1996 concerto, Gnarly Buttons, is performed by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Roberston, and featuring clarinetist Frank Celata and flutist Mark Sparks, at Carriageworks in Sydney on Sunday. Nonesuch released the first recording of the piece, with Adams conducting the London Sinfonietta, in 1998.

---

Devendra Banhart plays a DJ set at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston tonight. Banhart, with music from his new album, Ape in Pink Marble, heads to South America for a 10-city tour next month. The Washington Post says the new album "feels as mysterious and inviting as a strange dream. The tempo dips to a reggae lull midway through while guitar solos delicately fill in spaces with carefully chosen notes."

---

Fleet Foxes continue their North American Crack-Up tour with a set at the Outside Lands festival in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco tonight, followed by a concert at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas on Sunday.

Crack-Up was released on Nonesuch in June to great critical acclaim. "Rewarding, involving, and meticulous," says the AP, "Crack-Up has been well worth the wait." "Likely to be the most remarkable album you will hear this year," exclaims the Times of London. "The return of one of the most original bands of this century."

---

Rhiannon Giddens, currently touring North America in support of her new album, Freedom Highway, plays two festival sets this weekend: at Gallagher Park in Edmonton tonight, as part of Edmonton Folk Festival, and Grand Targhee Resort at Alta, Wyoming, on Sunday, as part of Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival. The Guardian calls Freedom Highway a “powerful and timely set,” while Pitchfork exclaims: "Rhiannon Giddens emerges as a peerless and powerful voice in roots music.”

---

Kronos Quartet plays a sold-out show at Presidio Officers’ Club in their hometown of San Francisco on Saturday. On the program are works by Laurie Anderson, George Gershwin, Rhiannon Giddens, Geeshie Wiley, and more, including pieces composed for the quartet’s Fifty for the Future commissioning project.

“Kronos Quartet has spent some four decades on the cutting edge of new music, forging a vast international network of collaborators,” says the San Francisco Chronicle. “But the San Francisco string quartet’s global vision has rarely seemed as timely and urgent.”

---

Lake Street Dive continues its extensive US summer tour in the Midwest this weekend, playing a sold-out show at Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids tonight, followed by a concert at The Castle Theatre in Bloomington, Illinois, on Saturday.

---

Guitarist Pat Metheny plays two solo shows at Rams Head on Stage in Annapolis, Maryland, tonight, followed by a set at Maymont in Richmond, Virginia, on Saturday afternoon, as part of Richmond Jazz Festival.

“Metheny is a believer in the jazz tradition and a non-stop innovator as well,” says the Capital Gazette in a preview of tonight’s shows. “He's committed to musical communication. His tone is clean and pure. He can make warm chord solos or kinetic single-line dashes. He can sound folky or atmospheric, or his guitar can sound like a trumpet. When inclined, he can improvise something that sounds like Renaissance music configured for guitar.”

---

Conor Oberst, with The Felice Brothers as his backing band, continues his European Salutations tour with two festival sets this weekend: at Refshaleøen in Copenhagen this afternoon, as part of Haven Festival, and Slottsskogen in Gothenburg on Saturday, as part of Way Out West Festival. The Independent gives Salutations a perfect five stars, calling it "the best work of the singer’s career."

Oberst visited WNYC’s The Green Space in Manhattan last week for an intimate performance and interview, which you can watch in its entirety here.

---

Offa Rex, the new project from Olivia Chaney and The Decemberists, performs at Travelers' Rest, The Decemberists' sold-out festival in Missoula, Montana, on Saturday. Chaney also plays a solo set at the festival on Sunday.

The Queen of Hearts, the debut album from Offa Rex, was released last month on Nonesuch to widespread critical acclaim. "It's a match made in folk-rock heaven," exclaims NPR Music. “The Queen of Hearts hums with the resonance of bygone eras and ancient ways, of doomed love and arduous hardship—all of it embroidered into the patchwork tapestry of life itself."

---

Punch Brothers, currently on the American Acoustic tour with I’m With Her (Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O'Donovan) and special guest guitarist Juliane Lage, take the show to the Atlanta Botanical Garden tonight, Taft Theatre in Cincinnati on Saturday, and Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids on Sunday. The tour concludes early next week with performances in Chicago and Park City.

---

Saxophonist Joshua Redman concludes his European tour with his Still Dreaming quartet— trumpeter Ron Miles, bassist Scott Colley, and drummer Brian Blade—with two festival sets this weekend: at Suvilahti in Helsinki tonight, as part of Flow Festival, and Nasjonal Jazzscene Victoria in Oslo on Saturday, as part of Oslo Jazz Festival.

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