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Nonesuch Events for the Weekend of August 15–17

  • Friday, August 15, 2014
    Nonesuch Events for the Weekend of August 15–17

    The Vermont-born musician Sam Amidon is in Ireland this weekend to take part in the ten-day Kilkenny Arts Festival, performing two “Marble City Sessions” in Kilkenny with innovative jazz guitarist/composer Bill Frisell this weekend: a sold-out show at the Set Theatre tonight and St Canice’s Cathedral on Sunday.

    On tonight’s program, Amidon joins his longtime hero Bill Frisell for a night of Americana, jazz, and traditional music; the second half of the concert features special guests Marin Hayes and Dennis Cahill and surprise performers. On Sunday, Amidon and Frisell join The Gloaming, Billy Collins, and others to close out the entire festival with a unique Festival Finale set, featuring first-time collaborations that span many cultures and genres.

    Frisell can also be heard on Lily-O, Amidon’s forthcoming album of reimagined folk songs due September 30 on Nonesuch Records. Pre-orders are available now in the Nonesuch Store with an instant download of the album track “Walkin’ Boss.” Amidon performs in the US throughout September, including a multi-artist event at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) for Nonesuch Records at BAM, a celebration of the label’s 50th anniversary.

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    Louis Andriessen’s 1988 piece De Materie receives its German premiere at Kraftzentrale in Duisburg this weekend, with performances tonight, Saturday, and Sunday afternoon as part of the Ruhrtriennale Festival. Directed and produced by Festival Artistic Director Heiner Goebbels, the staged production is performed by the Ensemble Modern Orchestra and features singers Evgeniya Sotnikova and Robin Tritschler. Andriessen and Goebbels participate in a pre-concert talk on Sunday afternoon at the Museum Folkwang in Essen, and the piece—recorded for Nonesuch Records in 1994—receives additional performances in Duisburg next weekend.

    Andriessen’s La Commedia, which the Guardian calls “a rich, important achievement,” was released this summer on Nonesuch Records, as a set with two CDs and a DVD of the film opera .

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    The Black Keys’ performance on Late Show with David Letterman in May receives an encore broadcast on CBS tonight. The original appearance coincided with the release of their new album, Turn Blue. Band mates Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney launch an extensive tour of North America on September 9 with special guests Cage The Elephant, Jake Bugg, and St. Vincent.

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    Bombino continues the Italian leg of his European tour with three festival sets this weekend: at the Mamma Blues Festival in Nureci tonight, Ariano Folk Festival in Ariano Irpino on Saturday, and Festa di Radio Onda D'Urto in Brescia on Sunday. The European tour, which features selections from his Dan Auerbach-produced debut album, Nomad, concludes with performances in two more Italian cities in the week ahead.

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    Carolina Chocolate Drops travel across the Atlantic to kick off a five-city tour of the United Kingdom and the Netherlands with two festival sets this weekend: the sold-out Beautiful Days Festival in Escot Park in Devon, UK, tonight and the Lowlands Festival at Walibi Holland in Biddinghuizen, the Netherlands, on Sunday afternoon. The Drops heads back to the UK to wrap up the brief tour in Oxford, Suffolk, and Bristol in the week ahead.

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    Emmylou Harris performs at the Cannery Ballroom in Nashville on Saturday in a concert presented by Nashville Veterinary Specialists to benefit Crossroads Campus, which gives disadvantaged youth and adults the opportunity to care for homeless cats and dogs.

    “Ms. Harris still has one of the sterling voices in and around country music,” writes the New York Times of her concert with Rodney Crowell at Lincoln Center Out of Doors last week.

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    Iron and Wine performs the music of its Nonesuch debut album, Ghost on Ghost, and more in an all-ages set at Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas, Texas, tonight, on the Main Stage of KXT's Summer Cut Fest.

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    Randy Newman performs at Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons, Colorado, on Sunday, closing out the entire Rocky Mountain Folks Festival.

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    Nickel Creek—Chris Thile, Sara Watkins, Sean Watkins—continues the second leg of its US summer tour at nTelos Wireless Pavilion in Portsmouth, Virginia, tonight, on a double bill with Josh Ritter, and in Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, Maryland, on Saturday, headlining the all-ages Hot August Music Festival. The trio released its new album, A Dotted Line, on Nonesuch Records this past spring.

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    Conor Oberst, with special guest Dawes, returns to Germany for performances in two more cities: at Freiheiz in Munich on Saturday and Gloria in Cologne on Sunday. The European tour, which features music from Oberst’s Nonesuch debut album, Upside Down Mountain, and more, continues in Switzerland, Italy, Spain, and Portugal in the week ahead.

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    Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters travel to Japan for headline sets at the Summer Sonic Festival in two cities: on the Marine Stage at the Marine Stadium in Tokyo on Saturday and the Ocean Stage at the Maishima Arena in Osaka on Sunday.

    Plant and the band make their way to the North America in September to celebrate the release of the new album lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar, out September 9 on Nonesuch/Warner Bros. Records, with a fall tour. Tickets are on sale now for stops in Port Chester, New York, Toronto, Chicago, Denver, and Los Angeles, as well as two nights in Brooklyn for Nonesuch Records at BAM.

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on August 15, 2014 - 10:00am
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Sam Amidon and Bill Frisell close out the Kilkenny Arts Festival in Ireland ... Louis Andriessen’s De Materie gets German premiere ... The Black Keys’ performance on Late Show with David Letterman re-airs ... Bombino tours Italy ... Carolina Chocolate Drops play UK, Netherlands festivals ... Emmylou Harris gives benefit concert in Nashville... Iron and Wine is in Dallas ... Randy Newman plays Rocky Mountain Folks Fest ... Nickel Creek tour mid-Atlantic ... Conor Oberst is in Germany ... Robert Plant plays Summer Sonic Festival in Japan ... and more ...

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The Vermont-born musician Sam Amidon is in Ireland this weekend to take part in the ten-day Kilkenny Arts Festival, performing two “Marble City Sessions” in Kilkenny with innovative jazz guitarist/composer Bill Frisell this weekend: a sold-out show at the Set Theatre tonight and St Canice’s Cathedral on Sunday.

On tonight’s program, Amidon joins his longtime hero Bill Frisell for a night of Americana, jazz, and traditional music; the second half of the concert features special guests Marin Hayes and Dennis Cahill and surprise performers. On Sunday, Amidon and Frisell join The Gloaming, Billy Collins, and others to close out the entire festival with a unique Festival Finale set, featuring first-time collaborations that span many cultures and genres.

Frisell can also be heard on Lily-O, Amidon’s forthcoming album of reimagined folk songs due September 30 on Nonesuch Records. Pre-orders are available now in the Nonesuch Store with an instant download of the album track “Walkin’ Boss.” Amidon performs in the US throughout September, including a multi-artist event at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) for Nonesuch Records at BAM, a celebration of the label’s 50th anniversary.

---

Louis Andriessen’s 1988 piece De Materie receives its German premiere at Kraftzentrale in Duisburg this weekend, with performances tonight, Saturday, and Sunday afternoon as part of the Ruhrtriennale Festival. Directed and produced by Festival Artistic Director Heiner Goebbels, the staged production is performed by the Ensemble Modern Orchestra and features singers Evgeniya Sotnikova and Robin Tritschler. Andriessen and Goebbels participate in a pre-concert talk on Sunday afternoon at the Museum Folkwang in Essen, and the piece—recorded for Nonesuch Records in 1994—receives additional performances in Duisburg next weekend.

Andriessen’s La Commedia, which the Guardian calls “a rich, important achievement,” was released this summer on Nonesuch Records, as a set with two CDs and a DVD of the film opera .

---

The Black Keys’ performance on Late Show with David Letterman in May receives an encore broadcast on CBS tonight. The original appearance coincided with the release of their new album, Turn Blue. Band mates Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney launch an extensive tour of North America on September 9 with special guests Cage The Elephant, Jake Bugg, and St. Vincent.

---

Bombino continues the Italian leg of his European tour with three festival sets this weekend: at the Mamma Blues Festival in Nureci tonight, Ariano Folk Festival in Ariano Irpino on Saturday, and Festa di Radio Onda D'Urto in Brescia on Sunday. The European tour, which features selections from his Dan Auerbach-produced debut album, Nomad, concludes with performances in two more Italian cities in the week ahead.

---

Carolina Chocolate Drops travel across the Atlantic to kick off a five-city tour of the United Kingdom and the Netherlands with two festival sets this weekend: the sold-out Beautiful Days Festival in Escot Park in Devon, UK, tonight and the Lowlands Festival at Walibi Holland in Biddinghuizen, the Netherlands, on Sunday afternoon. The Drops heads back to the UK to wrap up the brief tour in Oxford, Suffolk, and Bristol in the week ahead.

---

Emmylou Harris performs at the Cannery Ballroom in Nashville on Saturday in a concert presented by Nashville Veterinary Specialists to benefit Crossroads Campus, which gives disadvantaged youth and adults the opportunity to care for homeless cats and dogs.

“Ms. Harris still has one of the sterling voices in and around country music,” writes the New York Times of her concert with Rodney Crowell at Lincoln Center Out of Doors last week.

---

Iron and Wine performs the music of its Nonesuch debut album, Ghost on Ghost, and more in an all-ages set at Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas, Texas, tonight, on the Main Stage of KXT's Summer Cut Fest.

---

Randy Newman performs at Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons, Colorado, on Sunday, closing out the entire Rocky Mountain Folks Festival.

---

Nickel Creek—Chris Thile, Sara Watkins, Sean Watkins—continues the second leg of its US summer tour at nTelos Wireless Pavilion in Portsmouth, Virginia, tonight, on a double bill with Josh Ritter, and in Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, Maryland, on Saturday, headlining the all-ages Hot August Music Festival. The trio released its new album, A Dotted Line, on Nonesuch Records this past spring.

---

Conor Oberst, with special guest Dawes, returns to Germany for performances in two more cities: at Freiheiz in Munich on Saturday and Gloria in Cologne on Sunday. The European tour, which features music from Oberst’s Nonesuch debut album, Upside Down Mountain, and more, continues in Switzerland, Italy, Spain, and Portugal in the week ahead.

---

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters travel to Japan for headline sets at the Summer Sonic Festival in two cities: on the Marine Stage at the Marine Stadium in Tokyo on Saturday and the Ocean Stage at the Maishima Arena in Osaka on Sunday.

Plant and the band make their way to the North America in September to celebrate the release of the new album lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar, out September 9 on Nonesuch/Warner Bros. Records, with a fall tour. Tickets are on sale now for stops in Port Chester, New York, Toronto, Chicago, Denver, and Los Angeles, as well as two nights in Brooklyn for Nonesuch Records at BAM.

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