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  • Sunday, April 23, 2017

    Wilco made its Nonesuch Records debut with the release of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot fifteen years ago today, on April 23, 2002. On the album, Wilco delivers a thrillingly experimental work that scored a perfect 10 on Pitchfork, which hailed the album "simply a masterpiece." The New York Times said that "songs about love, America, apocalypse, and self-invention unfold in richly enigmatic arrangements" on the album. Rolling Stone named Yankee Hotel Foxtrot the No. 3 Album of the 2000s.

    Journal Topics: Artist News
  • Friday, April 21, 2017

    Bach Trios, an album of Bach works recorded by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, mandolinist Chris Thile, and bassist Edgar Meyer, is now available in a two-LP vinyl edition, following its recent release on CD and digitally. The Times (UK) calls it "irresistible." The Observer says the musicians are "in perfect harmony." Herald Scotland exclaims: "A new classic ...Truly, virtuosity is its own reward." The trio begins a nine-city US tour at Boston's Symphony Hall tonight.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News
  • Friday, April 21, 2017

    Record Store Day, the annual celebration of independent record stores, takes place this Saturday, April 22, 2017, and included among the releases on that day are The Allen Toussaint Collection, a compilation of tracks from his first four albums in its first-ever vinyl release; Emmylou Harris's Queen of the Silver Dollar: The Studio Albums, 1975–79, her first five studio albums on vinyl and a bonus 45 RPM; and Randy Newman's Lonely at the Top: Studio Albums, 1968–77, his first five studio albums on vinyl and a bonus 45 RPM.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News
  • Friday, April 21, 2017

    Caetano Veloso, Teresa Cristina launch tour at London's Barbican Hall … Devendra Banhart plays Coachella … David Byrne, Fatboy Slim's Here Lies Love is in Seattle … Jeremy Denk brings Medieval to Modern to Birmingham … Tigran Hamasyan performs in France … Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer launch Bach Trios tour … The Magnetic Fields bring 50 Song Memoir to Minneapolis ... Record Store Day is Saturday ... and more …

    Journal Topics: On Tour Weekend Events
  • Friday, April 21, 2017

    Sam Amidon, whose new album, The Following Mountain, is due May 26, has announced several European tour dates in the autumn. The concerts begin with his first-ever headline show at Union Chapel in London on October 26 and include performances in Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Berlin, Brussels, and Amsterdam. Amidon will perform in Minnesota and at the Eaux Claires festival in Wisconsin this spring.

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    Conor Oberst was in Sydney, Australia, in February to give an intimate solo performance at the Sydney Opera House, which The Music described as "simply mesmerising." He opened the set with his song "Tachycardia," from his new albums, Ruminations and Salutations. Oberst also performed the song for the Sydney Opera House's Nooks & Crannies video series, which showcases unseen spaces inside the iconic venue. For the video, which you can watch here, Oberst is at the piano, joined by Miwi La Lupa on bass, to perform "Tachycardia" in the Opera House scenery dock.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Video
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    Tigran Hamasyan has unveiled the music video for "Markos and Markos," a song from his new album, An Ancient Observer. The screenplay, direction, and animation for the video are by Naira Muradyan, inspired by Zahrad's poem "Marc and Marc." You can watch it here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Video
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    The Celebrity Series of Boston has announced its 2017–2018 concert season, and among the artists performing through the acclaimed series at venues in and around Boston next season are four Nonesuch artists: Chris Thile, Jeremy Denk, Audra McDonald, and Joshua Redman. Three-concert subscriptions are on sale now.

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour
  • Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    Mandy Patinkin, after having completed filming the latest season of the Showtime series Homeland, traveled to Europe with his wife Kathryn to continue his work with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), visiting refugee camps and helping to shed light on the humanitarian crisis. He was also reunited with a Syrian family he had first met in a refugee camp in their new home in Germany. You can watch the IRC film of the reunion here as well as his appearances discussing the humanitarian crisis on Charlie Rose, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and MTP Daily with Chuck Todd.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Television Video
  • Friday, April 14, 2017

    This Easter weekend, the Magnetic Fields’ 50 Song Memoir concert tour continues in Boston … John Adams's Scheherazade.2 receives Japanese premiere … Devendra Banhart plays Coachella … David Byrne, Fatboy Slim's Here Lies Love is in Seattle … Rhiannon Giddens concludes Australian run … Kronos Quartet closes out San Francisco International Film Festival … Audra McDonald concludes London dates … Pat Metheny headlines Wichita Jazz Festival ... 

    Journal Topics: On Tour Weekend Events
  • Thursday, April 13, 2017

    Looking for music from new and upcoming Nonesuch releases? We've got just the thing for you: the Nonesuch New Releases playlist, kicking off with Fleet Foxes, Conor Oberst, Magnetic Fields, Sam Amidon, Kronos Quartet, Chris Thile, Brad Mehldau, Rhiannon Giddens, Devendra Banhart, Tigran Hamasyan, The Staves, Nico Muhly & Teitur, Randy Newman, and Allen Toussaint.

    Journal Topics: Artist News
  • Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, mandolinist Chris Thile, and bassist Edgar Meyer released Bach Trios, an album of Bach works originally written for keyboard instruments, on CD and digitally last Friday, with the vinyl due April 21. Here, the artists speak with writer Michael Hill about the project and how it came to be.

    Journal Topics: Artist News

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