Entries tagged with: Alela Diane
The 2012 music lineup was announced today for Bumbershoot: Seattle's Music & Arts Festival, which is produced by non-profit arts organization One Reel and takes place over Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-3, at Seattle Center. The 42-year-old urban festival stands on top nationally in its variety as it showcases both familiar and up-and-coming regional and national talent in many musical genres, as well as in comedy, theater, literary and visual arts, dance, film and children's programming.The complete Bumbershoot 2012 lineup below...
Bumbershoot's Mainstage in KeyArena will feature two multi-act performances each day. Artists scheduled to perform there include groundbreaking alternative rock band Jane's Addiction, jazz legend Tony Bennett, electronic phenom Skrillex, a hip hop double bill with Mac Miller and Big Sean, M83, and AWOLNATION among others. Additional Mainstage acts will be announced in coming weeks.
Tickets are all-inclusive. All festival offerings, including Mainstage admission on a first-come, first-served basis (no separate pass required), and late-night electronic music curated by Decibel Festival for Bumbershoot After Dark, are included in the price of a single-day or 3-day ticket
Portland folk singer Alela Diane and her band Wild Divine are currently on tour with The Parson Red Heads, which comes to an end in early July. The tour, in support of Alela'a new Rough Trade-released record, hits NYC tonight (6/17) at City Winery and June 18 at Knitting Factory as part of the Northside Festival. Dry The River are also on the Brooklyn bill.
Alela has also been revealed as the opener on the previously announced Fleet Foxes tour this July. Fleet Foxes cannot wait. The tour doesn't include any NYC dates, but tickets are still available for Fleet Foxes' September 24 Williamsburg Waterfront show with The Walkmen.
Here is the initial lineup for Willamette Week's MusicfestNW, scheduled for Sept. 7-11, 2011 in Portland, Oregon, and it's pretty great. The multi-venue fest includes big outdoor performances by Band of Horses (Sunday, Sept. 11), Explosions in the Sky (Saturday, Sept. 10), and Iron & Wine (Friday, Sept. 9), in addition to shows with everyone from Archers of Loaf to Big Freedia to Butthole Surfers to Neurosis. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 3rd. Check out the full list below...
Theophilus London will headline the "Official Northside Festival Opening Party" at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Thursday, June 16th. Tickets go on AmEx presale Wednesday at noon, and then general sale Friday at noon. You can also try to get in with a Northside Festival badge.
The hip hop artist is one of 65+ new artists being officially added to the lineup of this year's Northside Festival (June 16-19 in various venues across Williamsburg and Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY). Here's the full list:
Vampire Weekend's last release was an Apple iTunes session (recorded this past September at New York's Avatar Studios... "It includes a completely reworked rocksteady version of their hit "Holiday", plus "A-Punk", "Cousins" and "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa". The session also includes two covers: Bruce Springsteen's "I'm Going Down" and The Honeycombs' "Have I The Right". Three horn players joined the band for the sessions".).
At Drom Saturday: BAIO (aka Chris Baio of Vampire weekend) DJs with Alex English.
Monday, March 07, 2011 at 7:00 PM: "Alela Diane & Wild Divine in a live charity performance for Housing Works. Special preview show of her new album and band Alela Diane & Wild Divine (produced by Scott Litt) out on Rough Trade 4/5."
That's a picture of Alela Diane's new album above. More about it below....
photos by Fresh Bread
Orba Squara @ LPR
Despite suffering a car crash followed by a breakup, Marissa Nadler made it to NYC this past weekend to play two shows with Alela Diane (who also played an in-store at Sound Fix while she was here). The first of those two shows was Friday night at Le Poisson Rouge with Orba Squara opening (11/13). That's where the pictures in this post are from.
Alela Diane [is] a West coast folksinger whose To Be Still is probably the best folk record released this year (next to Cate Le Bon's Me Oh My). Diane's natural stage presence and relaxed manner produced a warm and intimate show that featured standouts "White As Diamonds" and the crowd-requested "The Rifle." Diane also covered Louisiana songwriter Dylan LeBlanc's "If the Good Lord's Willing and the Creek Don't Rise" prompting me to make a mental note to check out the young artist as soon as possible...Orba Squara plays another NYC show this Saturday night (11/21) at Knitting Factory with Jad Fair. More pictures (none of Alela, sorry) from the NYC show at Le Poisson Rouge, and a beautiful video of Marissa shot on the same tour in Fort Worth, TX, below...
...Visibly nervous onstage, Nadler confessed to crippling stage fright and frequently apologized for imagined shortcomings. No apology was necessary though, as Nadler's otherworldly vocals put the audience under a deep spell. One couldn't help but wonder what she might be capable of free from the constraints of anxiety. Great things, I think, since even in her nervous state Nadler was nothing short of incredible.
As previously posted Alela Diane and Marissa Nadler play a pair of shows in NYC this weekend. The first, tonight (11/13) at Le Poisson Rouge will include an opening set by Orba Squara who is probably best known for an Apple commercial song. Orba's new album The Trouble With Flying is out now. Two MP3s above. A video below.
DOWNLOAD: Marissa Nadler - River of Dirt (MP3)
Since releasing Little Hells in March of this year, Marissa Nadler has been somewhat busy. She played Highline Ballroom with Handsome Family in April before an extensive European tour. Shortly after that she played a June show at Mercury Lounge with James Blackshaw (then traveled to Europe again). Most recently she appeared at the Joe's Pub "Tribute to Connie Converse" on Labor Day weekend. David Garland says the latter "was a wonderful experience".
In case you missed all her shows this year, Nadler now performs with a full band. The members are Carter Tanton (Tulsa) on electric guitar/harmony vocals, Ben McConnell on drums (Kip Malone, Espers) and Jonas Haskins on bass (formerly of Earth). And she's on tour again this October and November. Joining her will be Alela Diane (who has a new 10" EP, Alela And Alina, coming out with Alina Hardin on Rough Trade October 6th).
Their tour comes to NYC on November 13th for a show at (Le) Poisson Rouge and November 14th at Union Hall. Tickets aren't up yet.
Videos from Marissa's spring & summer tours are posted below (also, the track above is from her new album)...
!!! is playing ACL 2009 (more by Chris Graham)
"The 2009 Austin City Limits Music Festival will showcase a diverse blend of acts both fresh and familiar at the eighth edition of the event in Zilker Park October 2-4. Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, and Beastie Boys are performing for the first time at the Festival, with Kings of Leon, Ben Harper and Relentless7, and Thievery Corporation returning to Zilker Park once again. John Legend, The Dead Weather, and The Levon Helm Band will also make their ACL Festival debut, while Austin's own Ghostland Observatory will no doubt deliver another memorable set for festival goers.The entire 2009 lineup is below...
With over 130 artists on this year's bill, the list of acts awes at each note with the likes of Sonic Youth, Mos Def, Toadies, Flogging Molly, The B-52s, Lily Allen, Citizen Cope, Arctic Monkeys, The Decemberists, Coheed and Cambria, Andrew Bird, Girl Talk, and many more.
In the tradition of the TV show from which it was born, the Festival has always aimed to offer musical discovery for the fans. The 2009 lineup is rich with pop, country, folk, bluegrass, blues, reggae, indie rock, hip-hop, and gospel, to name a few, spanning cultures and countries from New Orleans to Venezuela to France."
DOWNLOAD: David Thomas Broughton - Weight of My Love (MP3)
Talented UK experimental-folk artist and friend of Doveman/Sam Amidon, David Thomas Broughton will make a rare and brief stop in NYC before heading to SXSW next week. All in all he'll play only two shows in the US, both of which are for The Local. "The Local is an evening of fine live music hosted by Howard Monk. It's an unpretentious affair, and friendly too." More specifically, The Local is a UK EVENING of fine live music, and on March 17th they will be "in New York for a second time"...
Hosted by Howard Monk ('Later with Jools Holland meets Phoenix Nights. Result!' Time Out), The Local hosts two events in the U.S, in NYC and Austin, Texas (SXSW) and will feature live performances from the inimitable David Thomas Broughton (SXSW & NYC), last seen layering and sampling his melancholy tales with a banana in his mouth; the much celebrated Liz Green (NYC & SXSW), winner of Glastonbury Festival's Emerging Talent competition last year, and with a new album on its way, the 'flickering and hummable' stories of Shearwater (SXSW) and the much vaunted Alela Diane (SXSW).Full lineups for both shows below...
DOWNLOAD: Passion Pit - Sleepyhead (Wallpaper remix) (MP3)
Passion Pit @ Glasslands (more by Bao Nguyen)
today in NYC
* Illinois @ Fontana's
* Marah @ Mercury Lounge
* Beirut and Inlets @ MHOW
* Judy Gold @ Sleepwalk With Me
* Heartless Bastards @ Maxwell's
* Dysrhythmia & Tombs @ Union Pool
* Doveman doing "Footloose" @ Joe's Pub
* Musée Mécanique & Dave Deporis @ Cake Shop
* Sondre Lerche (and the Fray) @ Webster Hall
* Passion Pit, Paper Rouge & Cale Parks @ Bowery Ballroom
"A recording of the "Dark Knight" star's four-minute F-word-laced tirade on the set of his upcoming film "Terminator Salvation" surfaced on the Internet Tuesday. For many the tape was proof that the oft-described intense actor, who was arrested in July for allegedly assaulting his mother and sister, has an anger problem." [ABC News]
Fashion Week moving to Lincoln Center.
Oscar Wilde Bookshop, RIP
Joe Ades (the guy who sold peelers), RIP
Marah also plays Maxwell's tomorrow.
Check out Black Bubblegum's interview with Tombs.
A recent video interview with Passion Pit below...
Alela Diane's video for White As Diamonds below...
Blitzen Trapper @ Terminal 5 (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Blitzen Trapper are going on a tour with folk-singer-songwriter Alela Diane in 2009. That includes two NYC shows that also have Canada's Plants and Animals on the bill. Tickets go on American Express presale on Wednesday at noon for the February 27th show at Bowery Ballroom, and for the one happening the next day at Music Hall of Williamsburg. All dates below...