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Watch: Punch Brothers Perform on MPR's The Current; Band Featured in The New Yorker's Talk of the Town

  • Monday, March 5, 2012
    Watch: Punch Brothers Perform on MPR's The Current; Band Featured in The New Yorker's Talk of the Town

    Punch Brothers are currently on tour in North America, performing music from their recently released Nonesuch album, Who's Feeling Young Now? The band is in the Pacific Northwest for shows at the Neptune Theatre in Seattle and Wonder Ballroom in Portland this week before heading to California for shows at The Fillmore in San Francisco and the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles later this week. For additional details and ticket links, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour.

    Prior to heading out on tour, the band spent some time with The New Yorker’s Alec Wilkinson for a "Talk of the Town" piece published in this week’s magazine. Wilkinson visited the band in the Brooklyn rehearsal space where they got ready for the tour and where they signed the coasters illustrated by The New Yorker’s Matthew Diffee included with pre-orders of the new album. (The coasters are still available with pre-orders of the vinyl edition of the album, due out March 20, in the Nonesuch Store.) New Yorker subscribers can read the "Talk of the Town" piece online at newyorker.com.

    This week's tour out West follows this past weekend's shows in the Midwest, including Friday night's at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis. While in town, the band stopped by the studios of Minnesota Public Radio's The Current, to talk with Bill DeVille, host of The United States of Americana, and perform three songs off the new album: "Movement and Location," "Patchwork Girlfriend," and "Flippen."

    "Bluegrass quintet the Punch Brothers have been playing together for six years," says DeVille, "but their intensely collaborative instrumental interplay and seasoned songwriting suggest a far longer period of growth."

    Listen to the show here:


    And watch their performance of "Movement and Location" in The Current studios below:

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    Punch Brothers' "hit streak continues on the new Who’s Feeling Young Now?, the group’s third album and strongest collection to date," raves PopMatters' Steve Leftridge. He concludes that "if you are interested in modern acoustic music at its most dynamic, passionate, progressive, and deftly played, Who’s Feeling Young Now? is an essential document and a mesmerizing step forward." Read the review at popmatters.com.

on March 5, 2012 - 1:40pm
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Punch Brothers are currently on tour in North America, performing in the Pacific Northwest this week. Prior to heading out on tour, the band spent some time with The New Yorker’s Alec Wilkinson for a "Talk of the Town" piece published in this week’s magazine. Punch Brothers was recently in Minneapolis and stopped by MPR's The Current to perform a few songs and discuss their new album, which PopMatters calls "an essential document and a mesmerizing step forward." Listen to the show and watch their performance of "Movement and Location" in The Current studios here.

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Punch Brothers are currently on tour in North America, performing music from their recently released Nonesuch album, Who's Feeling Young Now? The band is in the Pacific Northwest for shows at the Neptune Theatre in Seattle and Wonder Ballroom in Portland this week before heading to California for shows at The Fillmore in San Francisco and the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles later this week. For additional details and ticket links, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour.

Prior to heading out on tour, the band spent some time with The New Yorker’s Alec Wilkinson for a "Talk of the Town" piece published in this week’s magazine. Wilkinson visited the band in the Brooklyn rehearsal space where they got ready for the tour and where they signed the coasters illustrated by The New Yorker’s Matthew Diffee included with pre-orders of the new album. (The coasters are still available with pre-orders of the vinyl edition of the album, due out March 20, in the Nonesuch Store.) New Yorker subscribers can read the "Talk of the Town" piece online at newyorker.com.

This week's tour out West follows this past weekend's shows in the Midwest, including Friday night's at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis. While in town, the band stopped by the studios of Minnesota Public Radio's The Current, to talk with Bill DeVille, host of The United States of Americana, and perform three songs off the new album: "Movement and Location," "Patchwork Girlfriend," and "Flippen."

"Bluegrass quintet the Punch Brothers have been playing together for six years," says DeVille, "but their intensely collaborative instrumental interplay and seasoned songwriting suggest a far longer period of growth."

Listen to the show here:


And watch their performance of "Movement and Location" in The Current studios below:

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Punch Brothers' "hit streak continues on the new Who’s Feeling Young Now?, the group’s third album and strongest collection to date," raves PopMatters' Steve Leftridge. He concludes that "if you are interested in modern acoustic music at its most dynamic, passionate, progressive, and deftly played, Who’s Feeling Young Now? is an essential document and a mesmerizing step forward." Read the review at popmatters.com.

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Punch Brothers: "Movement and Location," MPR's The Current, March 2012

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