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  • Friday, August 23, 2019

    Donnacha Dennehy's The Hunger, which explores Ireland's Great Famine, is out now on Nonesuch Records. Performed by Alarm Will Sound led by Alan Pierson, soprano Katherine Manley, and sean nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird, the libretto draws from first-hand accounts by American humanitarian Asenath Nicholson. The Hunger "bears hearing and rehearing," said the Washington Post. "It is powerful, and it makes a statement." 

  • Friday, August 23, 2019

    Lianne La Havas celebrates her birthday at Baltimore Soundstage, Brooklyn’s Afropunk Festival … Sam Amidon is at Shambala festival in England … Rhiannon Giddens, Francesco Turrisi play Fayetteville Roots Festival in Arkansas … Lake Street Dive tours California with The Avett Brothers … Joshua Redman brings Still Dreaming to Germany … Caroline Shaw performs with Roomful of Teeth at MASS MoCA …

  • Wednesday, August 21, 2019

    Randy Newman has announced an international An Evening with Randy Newman tour for 2020, beginning with Australia and New Zealand in January and February—his first tour of Australia since 2011, and his first ever tour of New Zealand. Further dates, in Europe in spring 2020, will be announced shortly.

Artist Spotlight

  • Rhiannon Giddens’s album there is no Other, recorded with the multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi, was produced by Joe Henry and tracked over five days in Dublin. The album is at once a condemnation of “othering” and a celebration of the spread of ideas, connectivity, and shared experience.

  • Devendra Banhart's album Ma bursts with tender, autobiographical vignettes, displaying a shift from the sonic experimentation of his previous albums to an intricate, captivating story-telling and emotional intimacy. The album was co-produced with his longtime musical compadre Noah Georgeson and includes a background vocal from Cate Le Bon and a duet with Banhart's mentor, muse, and dear friend Vashti Bunyan.

  • The Black Keys' ninth studio album, "Let's Rock" is a return to the straightforward rock of the singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney's early days as a band. "When we're together we are The Black Keys, that's where that real magic is," says Auerbach, "and always has been since we were sixteen." "The record is like an homage to electric guitar," says Carney. "We took a simple approach and trimmed all the fat like we used to."

  • For more than 40 years, Kronos Quartet has pursued a singular artistic vision, combining a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to expanding the range and context of the string quartet. In the process, Kronos has become one of the most celebrated and influential groups of our time, performing thousands of concerts, releasing more than 50 recordings, commissioning more than 800 new works and arrangements, and collaborating with renowned artists from around the globe.

Tour

Sat, Aug 24
(All day)
Fayetteville, ARUnited States
Fayetteville Roots Festival w/Francesco Turrisi
Sat, Aug 24
Fayetteville,ARUnited States
Sat, Aug 24
6:30 PM
Santa Barbara Bowl
Santa Barbara, CAUnited States
w/The Avett Brothers
Sat, Aug 24
Santa Barbara Bowl
Santa Barbara,CAUnited States
Sun, Aug 25
(All day)
Commodore Barry Park
Brooklyn, NYUnited States
Afropunk Festival
Sun, Aug 25
Commodore Barry Park
Brooklyn,NYUnited States
Sun, Aug 25
8:30 PM
Congress Saalfelden
Saalfelden, Germany
Jazzfestival Saalfelden;Still Dreaming with Ron Miles, Scott Colley & Dave King
Sun, Aug 25
Congress Saalfelden
Saalfelden,Germany
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