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  • Thursday, April 26, 2018

    Rostam has released a video in which he deconstructs the title track to his debut album, Half-Light. He breaks the song down part by part, instrument by instrument, vocal track by vocal track, including his own and those of featured vocalist Kelly Zutrau. See what he had to say and how the song came together in the video, directed by Alex Chaloff, here. Rostam resumes his Half-Light tour in late May.

    Journal Topics: Video
  • Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    Washington Performing Arts has announced its 2018–19 concert season, and among the performers the organization will present at various venues in the Washington, DC, area next season are Jeremy Denk (Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, January 29; Strathmore with Joshua Bell and Steven Isserlis, May 1), Kronos Quartet (Sixth & I, March 2), and Rhiannon Giddens (Sixth & I with Lara Downes, February 23).

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour
  • Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    The International Rescue Committee has named Mandy Patinkin an IRC Ambassador in recognition of his continued efforts to advocate for the welcoming of refugees around the world. He traveled with the IRC to Uganda to meet some of the more than one million South Sudanese refugees welcomed there. "Meeting with refugees from all around the world has made one thing very clear to me: all they want is a better tomorrow for their loved ones, their family, their children," says Patinkin. "This is why I am so proud of my partnership with the IRC—an organization tirelessly working to support the world's most vulnerable and give them a chance to survive and thrive despite the worst of circumstances."

    Journal Topics: Artist News
  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    Congratulations to Pat Metheny, who will receive the PRS for Music Gold Award at the Jazz FM Awards in London next Monday. He was named a 2018 NEA Jazz Master last week. Metheny begins a European tour in late June and tours North America in August and September.

    Journal Topics: Artist News
  • Monday, April 23, 2018

    Rhiannon Giddens was on NPR's All Things Considered on Sunday. She spoke with host Michel Martin about her MacArthur Fellowship, the role of the banjo in her work, and her latest album, Freedom Highway, from which she performed two songs: "At the Purchaser's Option" and "Julie." You can hear the conversation and performance here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio
  • Monday, April 23, 2018

    Shye Ben-Tzur, Jonny Greenwood, and the Rajasthan Express, currently touring Latin America as special guests of Radiohead, performing songs from their album Junun, will join Radiohead on its North American tour this summer. The tour starts with two sold-out nights at Chicago's United Center, followed by four sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden in New York City; two nights each in Montreal and Toronto; shows in Detroit, Columbus, Cincinnati, and Pittsburgh; and two nights each in Boston and Philadelphia. The Times of London called Junun "essential listening."

     

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour
  • Friday, April 20, 2018

    The soundtrack to Paul Thomas Anderson's latest film, Phantom Thread, featuring Jonny Greenwood's Academy Award–nominated score, is now available on vinyl, following its CD and digital release earlier this year. The special vinyl edition includes the album on two 140-gram LPs and a 24-page booklet of Greenwood's score. IndieWire calls the score "a masterpiece," naming it the year's best, and one of the century's best as well. Look inside the vinyl package here.

    Journal Topics: Album Release
  • Friday, April 20, 2018

    Lake Street Dive has shared a behind-the-scenes look at their video for the track "I Can Change," from their forthcoming album, Free Yourself Up. "It's about a person who's looking at various things that are going on in the world and feeling a lot of frustration and a lot of anger over it," says singer Rachael Price. "And instead of giving in to those feelings, they're choosing to look inside themselves and say, 'Well, I have the ability to change myself.'" Watch the making-of and the official "I Can Change" videos here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Video
  • Friday, April 20, 2018

    Fleet Foxes release a new, limited-edition black vinyl 7" single at independent record stores for Record Store Day on Saturday: a special recording of the title track to their 2017 album, Crack-Up, performed with Icelandic women’s choir Graduale Nobili, in Reykjavik (watch a video here), b/w an intimate version of "In the Morning" recorded live at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. Fleet Foxes' perform at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley tonight and return to Coachella on Saturday.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News
  • Friday, April 20, 2018

    Brad Mehldau Trio tours US Northeast … Laurie Anderson is in LA … David Byrne, Fleet Foxes play Coachella … Olivia Chaney is in Amsterdam … Jeremy Denk performs Ives in NYC … Richard Goode gives recital in Berkeley … Shye Ben-Tzur, Jonny Greenwood, Rajasthan Express bring Junun to Brazil … Kronos Quartet plays New Mexico … Audra McDonald is on Long Island … Joshua Redman joins Antwerp Jazz Orchestra … Chris Thile hosts Live From Here from NYC … and more ...

    Journal Topics: On Tour Weekend Events
  • Thursday, April 19, 2018

    Lake Street Dive stopped by the Paste Studio at The Manhattan Center in NYC yesterday to perform three songs from their forthcoming album, Free Yourself Up: "Good Kisser," "I Can Change," and "Shame, Shame, Shame." Watch the performance here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Video
  • Wednesday, April 18, 2018

    Laurie Anderson joined author Neil Gaiman in conversation at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. They discuss their family histories, writing processes, sock puppetry, virtual reality, and more. Watch it here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Video

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