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  • Thursday, May 21, 2020

    While we can't go out to take in great live music, here are some events taking place online to enjoy while staying home this weekend—a long Memorial Day weekend in the US: Joshua Redman and Tigran Hamasyan perform in the free online Tokyo Jazz Festival Saturday and Sunday; Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi lead a live home concert to benefit Gather New Haven Friday; Lake Street Dive's 2018 concert at The Anthem in DC premieres on Nugs Friday; Lianne La Havas is on BBC Two's Later... With Jools Holland from home Friday night.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Web Weekend Events
  • Friday, May 15, 2020

    While we can't go out to take in great live music, here are some events taking place online to enjoy while staying home this weekend: The Black Keys are screening their 2008 concert film Live at the Crystal Ballroom all weekend; Sam Amidon is playing on Instagram live Saturday morning; Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi's there is no Other concert at The Met Museum's Temple of Dendur in NYC gets its digital premiere on Saturday; and Punch Brothers perform on an all-new episode of Live From Here on Saturday.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio Web Weekend Events
  • Thursday, May 7, 2020

    Stephin Merritt, whose new album with The Magnetic Fields, Quickies, is out this month, spoke with Jarvis Cocker, of Pulp fame, for the Talkhouse Podcast in Brooklyn back in February. You can now hear their conversation here. "Two of my favorites," says host Elia Einhorn. "These are two of the greatest living songwriters. With witty, literate lyrics, often dissecting the multiplicity of sex, they have reimagined what songwriting can look like and accomplish."

    Journal Topics: Artist News Web
  • Friday, May 1, 2020

    Having trouble keeping track of the days lately? Us too. For starters, the calendar says today is May 1. For an assist on getting through the rest of the month, we're kicking off our own 30-Day Song Challenge. We've adjusted the categories a bit and added one more day to complete the month, so if you'd like to play along with us, head to our Instagram or Twitter to grab the square game board now. Then check in each day on Twitter and Instagram Story to hear our picks, reply or tag @NonesuchRecords so we can hear yours, and add the hashtag #30DaySongChallenge for good measure so everyone else can play along too. Enjoy!

    Journal Topics: Artist News Web
  • Monday, March 16, 2020

    Live from Here, the public radio show hosted by Chris Thile, has launched #LiveFromHome, a digital space for people to continue to make and experience art while social distancing due to COVID-19 keeps us apart physically. To kick things off, Chris Thile covered Wilco's "Radio Cure" from his brother and sister-in-law's closet, and invited artist friends to record and share their own. Rachael Price, of Lake Street Dive and Rachael & Vilray, did just that, performing Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time" from home with her husband Taylor Ashton. You can watch both here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Video Web
  • Friday, October 18, 2019

    Devendra Banhart is on Jenny Eliscu's LSQ podcast. His new album, Ma, is "awesome," says Eliscu, "his best album in a minute, kind of a return to form and a reminder of all of the heart and soul in his music." Of their conversation, she says: "It was great to get to talk with my dear old friend about stuff we've never gotten to before. You don't always get to ask your friends such nerdy questions as I do in this convo ... I was so curious to know about how this incredibly interesting and unique artist ended up sounding the way he does." Hear what he had to say here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Web
  • Monday, June 3, 2019

    Happy Pride Month! We're honoring the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall uprising and celebrating Pride with an eclectic playlist of new and classic Nonesuch recordings by LGBTQ+ composers, performers, and allies, including The Magnetic Fields, k.d. lang, Rostam, Nico Muhly, Jeremy Denk, Fred Hersch, and others. Listen here via Spotify and Apple Music.

    Journal Topics: Web
  • Thursday, May 9, 2019

    Brad Mehldau's new album, Finding Gabriel, out next Friday, May 17, is streaming in full till then as an NPR First Listen. It's "a swing-for-the-fences opus," says NPR's Nate Chinen. "When you spend some time with Finding Gabriel, you begin to understand how much faith Mehldau has placed here in human vocalization, as a call to communion in troubled times." The album "feels both impeccably crafted and wildly out on a limb," says Chinen, "rooted in both breath and spirit, and a force that moves in mysterious ways."

    Journal Topics: Artist News Web
  • Thursday, April 25, 2019

    Rhiannon Giddens's new album, there is no Other, recorded with the multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi, out next Friday, May 3, is streaming in full till then as an NPR First Listen. NPR's Ann Powers says: "There is no Other continues its explorations of heartfelt exchange and private longing in ways similar to, yet distinct from, her other recent work. Since releasing her solo debut album Tomorrow Is My Turn in 2015, she's been building a new vision of the songlines connecting people and historical events, revisiting slave narratives and civil rights anthems and writing her own songs about what has been forgotten or ignored. .... [On the new album], Giddens brings her powerhouse voice and musical chops into closer quarters."

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News Web
  • Thursday, February 14, 2019

    Yola's debut solo album, Walk Through Fire, out next Friday, February 22, on Easy Eye Sound, is streaming in full all week as an NPR First Listen. Yola's "sonic palette, which spans country, folk, classic soul and '70s-era Britpop; her emotive songwriting, which oscillates between vulnerability and chest-pounding empowerment; and her truly powerful voice," says NPR Music's Brittney McKenna, "abounds on Walk Through Fire, ... [which] showcases Yola's otherworldly vocals and compelling songwriting." McKenna concludes: "It's the work of an artist sure to stun audiences for years to come."

    Journal Topics: Artist News Web
  • Wednesday, February 13, 2019

    Mountain Man stopped by NPR to perform a Tiny Desk Concert of songs from its Nonesuch debut album, Magic Ship. You can watch it here. "Mountain Man is the perfect band for a Tiny Desk concert," says host Bob Boilen. "These three women make the most intimate music; and behind the desk, [their] voices were the stars." He goes on to say that "there's a true kinship that happens in this trio ... There's no other band like them." Mountain Man resumes its US tour in March and has just announced several new dates in May and June.

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour Video Web
  • Thursday, January 31, 2019

    Pianist Jeremy Denk's new album, c. 1300–c. 2000, out next Friday, February 8, is streaming in full till then as an NPR First Listen. The new album presents a centuries-long story of musical expression, an evolution drawn in a single arc by the music of twenty-four different composers, from Guillaume de Machaut to György Ligeti. "Life, of course, runs in cycles," NPR's Tom Huizenga concludes in his First Listen review, "and Denk's c.1300–c.2000 lets us know that music—with its special powers of creation, expiration and restoration—does, too."

    Journal Topics: Artist News Web

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