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  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019

    David Byrne and the cast of American Utopia on Broadway performed the classic Talking Heads tune "Road to Nowhere" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night. The song is featured in the critically acclaimed production and on the original cast album. Before the performance, Byrne sat down to speak with Fallon about the Broadway show and to teach him a bit of his Annie-B Parson–choreographed dance moves from the show. You can watch it here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Television Video
  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019

    The Black Keys were on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on ABC last night. They performed "Lo/Hi" and "Go" from their new album, "Let's Rock." You can watch both here. The band closes out its 2019 North American "Let's Rock" tour on the West Coast this week.

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour Television Video
  • Monday, November 18, 2019

    Mandy Patinkin was on CBC's Q while on tour in Toronto. He spoke with host Tom Power about life and music, including his new album, Children and Art. "I love these songs. They are songs that talk to me right now, at this moment," Patinkin says. "Whether it's funny, sad, meaningful, connective, they're all like little remembrances or prayers to me, or recollections ... But I guess more than anything, they're about finding the light for me." You can watch the conversation here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio Video
  • Thursday, November 14, 2019

    Devendra Banhart stopped by KUTX, 98.9 FM, in Austin for an intimate in-studio session following his performance at Levitation Festival late last week. He performed three songs from his new album, Ma—"Is This Nice," "Carolina," and "Taking a Page"—which you can watch here. 

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio Video
  • Monday, November 11, 2019

    Chris Thile gave a thirty-minute solo set at the Fine Line in Minneapolis in August as part of the MicroShow series from MPR's The Current that can now be seen here. The set includes solo takes on music by Punch Brothers, Radiohead, and Bach, a Song of the Week from his public radio show Live From Here, and the traditional tune "Rabbit in the Log."

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour Radio Video
  • Thursday, November 7, 2019

    Caroline Shaw performs her song "And So" with Attacca Quartet in a new video for Lincoln Center, which you can watch here. The artists perform an all-Shaw program, including works from their album Orange, in a free concert for Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival on November 14. "It's Shaw the singer and composer who shines in this video," says NPR Music's Tom Huizenga. "Shaw's voice, at turns ferocious and tender, emits a purity of purpose." He had named Orange to NPR's list of the Best New Albums of April: "An arresting tribute to the enduring art of the string quartet."

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour Video
  • Tuesday, November 5, 2019

    Alarm Will Sound has released a new video for "Keening," from its recording of Donnacha Dennehy's The Hunger. Dennehy's piece explores the emotional, political, and socioeconomic devastation of Ireland’s Great Famine. The video was made by visual designer Deborah Johnson, who was inspired by the piece to connect her own explorations of inherited trauma with the libretto's documentation of the Great Famine. You can watch it here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Video
  • Wednesday, October 30, 2019

    Kronos Quartet has shared a video for "One Earth, One People, One Love," from Sun Rings, the group's 2002 collaboration with composer Terry Riley of which Nonesuch released the first full recording earlier this year. (This week also marks the 30th anniversary of Kronos Quartet's first full-length Riley album for Nonesuch, Salome Dances for Peace.) Directed by Willie Williams, the new video was made by Treatment Studios for the Sun Rings multimedia live show, which Kronos has performed nearly fifty times in eleven countries and will do so again this concert season.

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour Video
  • Tuesday, October 29, 2019

    "My music is my healing source," Vagabon tells Qobuz. "I'm a stickler for tones. I just have an exact idea of what I want. I do everything I can to chase down that feeling, so that leads to a lot of nerding out on tone and trying a lot of different things." You can watch the interview here. Vagabon begins a twenty-eight-concert North American tour as special guest of Angel Olsen in Asbury Park on Wednesday.

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour Video
  • Monday, October 28, 2019

    Chris Thile hosted his public radio show Live From Here from The Town Hall in NYC on Saturday with musical guests Rachael & Vilray, Rachael Price, and Gabriel Kahane, plus fellow guests Mavis Staples and Janeane Garofalo. You can watch Rachael & Vilray perform three songs, Price sing the musicians birthdays medley and cover Atoms for Peace, and Kahane play one of his own here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio Video
  • Wednesday, October 23, 2019

    David Byrne was on Jimmy Kimmel Live! from the Brooklyn Academy of Music, joined by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus and drummer Mauro Refosco to perform "One Fine Day," a song featured on David Byrne's American Utopia on Broadway, now at the Hudson Theatre, and its original cast recording, out now on Nonesuch. You can watch the performance here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Television Video
  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019

    Rhiannon Giddens was on Amanpour & Co. on PBS. "The award-winning musical polymath," says host Christiane Amanpour is "on a mission to re-frame the history of African Americans and their contributions to the musical landscape." Historian Walter Isaacson talks with Giddens about that history and how it influenced her "amazing" new album, there is no Other. You can watch it here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Television Video


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