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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/wilco-travels-to-tanglewood-launches-ride-share-program

    Wilco, by Chris Strong

    August 11, 2008|0 comments

    After performing at the Virgin Mobile Fest in Baltimore this weekend, Wilco gears up for its performance at Tanglewood in Western Massachusetts tomorrow night. The Daily Gazette out of Schnectady, New York, more than an hour away, says "Wilco is worth the trip." Next to a sold-out show at Brooklyn's McCarren Park Pool. With all the travel, Wilco is also making an effort to reduce its environmental impact with a new ride-sharing initiative. Also, label mate David Byrne has his own ideas for reducing congestion, promoting bike use.

  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/the-black-keys-bring-pulverizing-purifying-sound-to-weekend-festivals

    The Black Keys

    August 11, 2008|0 comments

    The Black Keys spent the weekend at two of the summer's biggest festivals: the inaugural New American Music Union festival in Pittsburgh on Friday and the Virgin Mobile Fest in Baltimore on Sunday, with a stop at The NorVa in Norfolk, Virginia, in between. The Western Pennsylvania press coverage of Friday's event calls attention to the "pulverizing, purifying guitar blast blues riff from the Black Keys." Brooklyn Vegan also has dozens of great pics from the preceding night's show at Brooklyn's McCarren Park Pool.

    Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Reviews
  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/washington-post-youssou-ndour-gives-most-riveting-performance-of-africa-rising-festival

    Youssou N'Dour

    August 11, 2008|0 comments

    Earlier this month, Youssou N'Dour performed at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, as part of the Africa Rising festival, along with John Legend and Jay-Z. Rolling Stone called his "a stirring performance," and the Washington Post says he "turned in the festival's most riveting performance, a 25-minute set filled with deeply soulful vocals sung in multiple languages over insistent, syncopated African rhythmic patterns and the night's funkiest drum breaks."

    Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Reviews
  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/randy-newman-discusses-and-performs-songs-from-harps-and-angels-on-nonesuchcom
    August 08, 2008|0 comments

    Nonesuch.com has launched the remaining segments of the video interview and performance of Randy discussing and playing songs from his latest release, Harps and Angels. On today's videos, Randy talks about writing the title track, how Jackson Brown's name makes its way onto "A Piece of the Pie," and making the record with producers Lenny Waronker and Mitchell Froom; he also performs the newly updated version of "Laugh and Be Happy" that appears on the new record. You can watch all of the videos now at nonesuch.com/media.

    Read more|Journal Topics:Video Radio
  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/the-black-keys-play-brooklyns-mccarren-park-pool-tonight

    The Black Keys

    August 07, 2008|0 comments

    The Black Keys are in New York tonight to play McCarren Park Pool, the unique, former and soon-to-be-again public pool in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Tomorrow, they'll be at the New American Music Union festival in Pittsburgh, sharing a bill with the likes of Bob Dylan, The Raconteurs, and Gnarls Barkley. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette previews that set with a profile of the band that has, with Attack and Release, released its "best record to date" and "garnered the kind of critical praise that rarely comes this positive."

    Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour
  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/randy-newman-to-perform-on-the-leonard-lopate-show-today
    August 07, 2008|0 comments

    Randy Newman brings the music of his latest Nonesuch release, Harps and Angels, to the WNYC studios to perform live on The Leonard Lopate Show today. He discusses the pros and cons of political commentary on NPR's All Things Considered and on the latest videos at nonesuch.com/media. The New Statesman suggests that Randy's unique brand of storytelling has never been better realized than on Harps and Angels; Bloomberg says it "contains some of the most literate lyrics likely to be penned in 2008" and "some of Newman's most heartfelt ballads"; the San Diego Union-Tribune calls the album "a masterful collection of songs" with "exquisite lyrics set to the most sophisticated music he has yet written" outside a film score.

  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/randy-newman-to-perform-on-late-night-with-david-letterman-tonight
    August 06, 2008|0 comments

    Tune in to the Late Show with David Letterman tonight on CBS to watch Randy Newman perform the song "Easy Street" off his latest Nonesuch release, Harps and Angels. You can also catch Randy discussing "Easy Street" on the latest video to be added to nonesuch.com/media, part of the weeklong series of interviews and performances being added to the site. On NPR's Fresh Air, reviewer Ken Tucker is driven to goosebumps by the record, The Village Voice calls the music of this "master of sardonic humor" immortal, and Paste asserts: "You don't get Newman like this very often."

    Read more|Journal Topics:Reviews Television
  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/pitchfork-interviews-orchestra-baobab-guitarist-barth-lemy-attisso
    August 06, 2008|2 comments

    Orchestra Boabab is on the road in Europe, playing a number of the Continent's biggest summer festivals. Pitchfork's Joe Tangari spoke with Barthélemy Attisso, one of the Baobab's founding members, whose distinctive guitar work helped create its unique sound during its heyday as, writes Tangari, "one of the world's greatest bands." Now with new recordings from the group, including this year's Made in Dakar and 2002's Specialist in All Styles, Tangari says, the world has caught on.

  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/video-randy-newman-discusses-and-performs-losing-you-from-harps-and-angels

    Randy Newman b&w vertical

    August 05, 2008|2 comments

    All this week, to celebrate the release of Randy Newman's Harps and Angels, Nonesuch.com is presenting new videos with interviews and performances by Randy featuring songs from the new record. Today at nonesuch.com/media, Randy discusses the unforgettable, inspirational story behind "Losing You," which BBC calls "two minutes and 16 seconds of wonder: a perfect gem shining in the darkness," followed by a solo performance at the piano.

    Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Video
  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/ap-randy-newmans-new-album-among-his-best-best-of-2008-featured-on-npr-today
    August 05, 2008|0 comments

    Today marks the long-awaited release of Randy Newman's Harps and Angels, and the reviews continue to come in, with the Associate Press saying that Randy "has produced a record to rival his best work, and it may be the best album of 2008." At noon ET, NPR will broadcast a recent concert Randy gave in which he and his band performed the new record in its entirety. Also from NPR, All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen invited Randy to guest DJ this week's show. "I really liked his older stuff," says Boilen of Randy. "I like him better when he's older."

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