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  • Monday, April 19, 2021

    Lake Street Dive, whose new album, Obviously, recently topped the Non-Commercial / Public Radio charts, could be heard on two such stations last week. For The Current, 89.3FM out of Minneapolis/St. Paul, the band performed three songs from the new album—"Making Do," "Hypotheticals," and "Being a Woman"—and Rachael Price and Akie Bermiss spoke with host Bill DeVille about the album and some tour bus memories. For WYCE in Grand Rapids the band performed "Hypotheticals" and "Same Old News," and Mike Calabrese and Mike "McDuck" Olson spoke with WYCE music director Shane German. You can watch both sessions here.

  • Monday, April 19, 2021

    Sam Amidon was the subject of a profile on PBS NewsHour Weekend. "Amidon has developed a shining reputation for taking something very old and making it sound brand new," says host Hari Sreenivasan. Amidon talks with special correspondent Tom Casciato about his career in music, from his earliest days immersed in the music of his performer parents to his 2020 self-titled album. You can watch their conversation and a new performance of the album track "Maggie" here.

  • Friday, April 16, 2021

    The Black Keys have released a video for "Crawling Kingsnake," the opening track and first single from their just-announced upcoming album, Delta Kream. The video was directed by Tim Hardiman and filmed at Jimmy Duck Holmes’ Blue Front Café, the oldest active juke joint in America. You can watch it here. "We were honored to play alongside Kenny Brown and Eric Deaton, who are a direct link to R.L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough," says Dan Auerbach. "This is the Mississippi hill country sound that Pat and I first bonded over.”

Artist Spotlight

  • Lake Street Dive's album Obviously was produced by Grammy Award winner Mike Elizondo, a songwriting collaborator for Dr. Dre, Eminem, and 50 Cent and record producer for Fiona Apple and Mary J. Blige, among others. "You need to make this band part of your life," exclaims the AP. "Lake Street Dive have never sounded better, full and clear with every instrument given a chance to shine in every song."

  • Rhiannon Giddens' album They’re Calling Me Home was recorded with Italian multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi during the COVID-19 lockdown in Ireland. The two expats found themselves drawn to and comforted by the music of their native and adoptive countries of America, Italy, and Ireland, which they recorded at a spare studio on a working farm outside of Dublin. The result is a twelve-song album that speaks to the longing for the comfort of home as well as the metaphorical call...

  • The Black Keys' tenth studio album, Delta Kream, due May 14, celebrates the band’s roots, featuring eleven Mississippi hill country blues standards that they have loved since they were teenagers, before they were a band, including songs by R. L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough, among others. Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney recorded Delta Kream at Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound studio in Nashville; they were joined by musicians Kenny Brown and Eric Deaton, long-time members of the...

  • Laurie Anderson’s 1982 debut album, Big Science, returns to vinyl for the first time in thirty years with a new red vinyl edition. "It's worth considering how readily Big Science stands alone, untethered from time and place," says Uncut. "And how, over the course of its near-40-year existence, it has been a record that has come to acquire new resonance with each generation, now standing as one of the most influential albums of the past four decades."

Tour

Sat, Apr 24
8:00 PM
New York, NYUnited States
Carnegie Hall's Voices of Hope online festival
Sat, Apr 24
New York,NYUnited States
Sun, Apr 25
2:00 PM
Brooklyn, NYUnited States
online master class: Music Is Life Is Music, VIII. Making Solo Music
Sun, Apr 25
Brooklyn,NYUnited States
Mon, Apr 26
(All day)
Miramar Beach, FLUnited States
Moon Crush
Mon, Apr 26
Miramar Beach,FLUnited States
Mon, Apr 26
6:00 PM
New York, NYUnited States
Get Lit with All Of It with Alison Stewart, Kazuo Ishiguro
Mon, Apr 26
New York,NYUnited States
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