- Thursday,March 16,2023Watch: Natalie Merchant Shares Video for "Come On, Aphrodite," From Upcoming Album, 'Keep Your Courage'; Announces European Tour
Natalie Merchant has released the video for “Come On, Aphrodite,” the new single, featuring singer Abena Koomson-Davis of Resistance Revival Chorus, from Merchant's upcoming album, Keep Your Courage, due April 14. You can watch the video, directed by Matthew Shattuck in Brooklyn, here. Merchant will tour the US this spring and autumn and has just announced a November tour of Europe, with shows in London, Glasgow, Manchester, Dublin, Bath, Amsterdam, and Brussels.Wednesday,March 15,2023
Rachael & Vilray have released a live performance video of "Even in the Evenin'," a song from their new album, I Love a Love Song!. You can watch it here.Tuesday,March 14,2023
Hurray for the Riff Raff—aka Alynda Segarra—is featured singing harmonies on fellow New Orleans–based musician Esther Rose’s just-released song, “Safe to Run,” the title track to Rose’s forthcoming album, due April 21 on New West Records. You can watch the video for the track, directed by Rett Rogers, here.Monday,March 13,2023
David Byrne performed “This Is a Life,” the Oscar-nominated song from the Oscar-winning film Everything Everywhere All at Once, at the 95th Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles last night with Stephanie Hsu, who herself was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in the film, and the band Son Lux, which was up for an Oscar for Original Score. You can watch their performance of “This Is a Life,” for which Byrne, Mitski, and Son Lux’s Ryan Lott were nominated for the Oscar for Original Song, here.Journal Topics: Artist NewsTelevisionVideoMonday,March 13,2023
Tigran Hamasyan, who is currently touring Europe with music from StandArt, his new album of American standards, has shared a full concert performance of songs from the album. Hamasyan and the trio featured on StandArt—bassist Matt Brewer and drummer Justin Brown—filmed the performance at Pôle PIXEL in Villeurbanne, France. You can watch it here.Thursday,March 9,2023
Cécile McLorin Salvant performed in concert at Cabaret Sauvage in Paris broadcast live for the ARTE series Les Concerts Volants. She was joined by pianist Aaron Diehl for the show to perform songs from her new album, Mélusine, due March 24, and more. You can watch the set here.Monday,March 6,2023
David Byrne was the subject of a feature profile on the latest episode of CBS's 60 Minutes. He spoke with Anderson Cooper about his life and career, including his work with Talking Heads; his solo music; his hit Broadway show American Utopia’; his collaboration with Fatboy Slim Here Lies Love, which debuts on Broadway this summer; his online magazine Reasons to Be Cheerful; and the ongoing immersive experience he created in Denver with Mala Gaonkar, Theater of the Mind.Journal Topics: Artist NewsTelevisionVideoThursday,March 2,2023
Cécile McLorin Salvant has released the title track to Mélusine, her new album, due March 24, along with a video she created for it. You can watch it here. The album features a mix of originals and interpretations of songs dating as far back as the twelfth century, mostly sung in French along with Occitan, English, and Haitian Kreyòl. The title track was written by Salvant.Wednesday,March 1,2023
Rhiannon Giddens addressed an audience at The Juilliard School’s Glorya Kaufman Dance Studio on January 23 for the tenth annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Speaker Series at Juilliard, where she is a Creative Associate. Giddens, who opens her speech with a performance of the traditional tune “Pretty Saro,” centers the talk around artists' responsibility to themselves, their creative process, and their community. You can watch it here.Tuesday,February 28,2023
Actor Sanjeev Bhaskar, OBE, of the film Paddington 2 and the dramatic series Unforgotten, gives an unforgettable recitation of the lyrics to Rachael & Vilray’s song “Hate Is the Basis (of Love),” from their new album, I Love a Love Song!, out now on Nonesuch Records. You can watch it here.Monday,February 27,2023
Brad Mehldau sat down with Qobuz’s Marc Zisman to discuss his new live solo album, Your Mother Should Know: Brad Mehldau Plays The Beatles, and the challenges of translating the Beatles into solo piano music, as well as his childhood listening habits, moving to Los Angeles in his twenties, what makes a song universal, chasing inspiration, his influences and mentors, and more. You can watch the video here.Tuesday,February 21,2023
Chicago-based percussionist, composer and producer Makaya McCraven stopped by Amoeba Music in San Francisco for a shopping trip and a chat for Amoeba’s What’s in My Bag? series, in which he picks up music by Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Billy Cobham, Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela, Yusef Lateef & Archie Shepp, NNAMDÏ, Charles Stepney, Thelonius Monk & John Coltrane, Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers featuring Wynton Marsalis, Harvey Mason, Augustus Pablo & King Tubby, Bobby Broom, Joshua Abrams' Cloud Script, and Miles Davis. You can take a look inside here.
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