Entries tagged with: Anais Mitchell
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Anais Mitchell, who is carrying a child herself (congrats Anais!), recently released an album with Jefferson Hamer called Child Ballads (learn more about that at NPR). Anais and Jefferson have been touring that album, and played songs from it in NYC at Joe's Pub on 4/16 and 4/17. We have some pictures in this post from the first intimate show, which Robert Sarazin Blake opened.
Anais and Jefferson will continue on the road later in May after another NYC show, but this time at Rockwood Music Hall on May 10 with Port St. Willow, and as part of the Downtown Music Festival (which means maybe the show will be more expensive than usual? Not sure totally how it works.).
All tour dates and more pictures from Joe's Pub, below...
Kendrick Lamar at SXSW (more by Tim Griffin)
A whole bunch of other tickets just went on sale too.
Day-by-day schedule for Downtown Music Festival below...
TEEN @ Glasslands. Sept. 2013 (more by Courtney Dudley)
The Downtown Music Festival happens in two weeks (May 10 - 11) at NYC venues on or below Houston St. A few artists have been added to the fest's line-up: Nguzunguzu, Antwon, TEEN, Branchez, Mess Kid, Jade <3 & Blind Benny, Anais Mitchell, Crush Distance and Nire & Nani. Tickets (single day and two-day passes, and VIP passes) are still available.
The festival has also announced the daily line-ups, so we now know things like that Black Hippy and Fat Tony will be playing at Capitale on Friday night (5/10); Earl Sweatshirt, Ryan Hemsworth and Antwon will be at Element on Friday; and Ratking, Black Dave, Vashtie, Mr. Muthafuckin Exquire and Jade <3 & Blind Benny will be at Tammany Hall on Saturday night (5/11), to name a few. Check out the full schedule below.
UK music magazine Uncut put out their list of the top 75 albums of 2012. The top ten leans pretty heavy on long-running '60s/'70s survivors who put out new albums this year, but plenty of the list-topping regulars from newer acts are on there too, along with a few interesting surprises (Sun Araw, M Geddes Gengras & the Congos!). You can check out the full list below.
Bar 4, Brooklyn, NY - 10/30/2012 - photo sent in by Lilli & Billy
Anais Mitchell was just in NYC to open the first two nights on Bon Iver's four-night run at Radio City (review of night 3 is HERE, pics of his post-Radio City show with Frank Ocean are HERE). She's got a few duo shows with Michael Chorney this week into next, and in late November she'll kick off a headlining tour which brings her back to NYC for a show at Bowery Ballroom on December 3 with Cuddle Magic, who also open other dates on the tour. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
Anais Mitchell released her new album, Young Man In America, earlier this year, the followup to 2010's Hadestown, a folk opera which featured a significant amount of guest vocals from Justin Vernon and other singers. The video for "Coming Down" from that album and a list of all dates are below.
Bon Iver in TX in 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
Bon Iver are on a tour now which comes to NYC this week for a previously discussed four-night run at Radio City. The run includes shows at the Manhattan theater on Wednesday (9/19) and Thursday (9/20) with Anais Mitchell, Friday (9/21) with Doug Paisley, and Saturday (9/22) with Polica. Tickets for all four shows are still available (despite the first two being sold out for a while), and we're also giving away another pair of tickets to the Friday (9/21) show. A list of updated dates and contest details are below.
You can also watch the Friday (9/21) show from the comfort of your own home as it streams live on the Bowery Presents YouTube channel. The trailer video for the stream is below.
In related news, Justin Vernon's personal trainer Jeff Rogers, who has a fitness DVD which features Justin, will be bringing his workout program to NYC while Bon Iver is here. He'll present his "Pack the Park" program on September 21 and 22 at Urban Plaza at Trump in Hudson Square (246 Spring St.) from 2-3 PM. Admission is free but registration is required and space is limited (50 people each day). The flier for the event is below.
An updated list of dates, video, and that event flier are below.
Bon Iver in Switzerland, July 19 2012 (via @boniver)
As you know, Bon Iver has four shows coming up at Radio City Music Hall, two sold out ones with Anais Mitchell (9/19 and 9/20), and two that were more recently added without openers. Well, 9/22 still has no opener, but it was announced that Canadian folk-country singer-songwriter Doug Paisley will be opening on 9/21. Tickets are still on sale for 9/21 and 9/22 and we have a pair of tickets you can win to the 9/22 show (the one with no opener announced yet). Contest details and all Doug Paisley tour dates are below.
In other DeYarmond Edison-related news, Megafaun played the Newport Folk Festival over the weekend (check out a pics and streams here), and are about to kick off a European tour with Damien Jurado. Also, Field Report (aka Chris Porterfield) recently made their NYC-debut at Mercury Lounge while on out with the Counting Crows, a tour that continues through August 10. All dates are listed below.
Bon Iver @ Sasquatch 2012 (more by Chris Graham)
09/19/12 New York, NY- Radio City Music Hall ^ - SOLD OUTThe first two shows are with Anais Mitchell, as are the five other new U.S. dates just announced:
09/20/12 New York, NY- Radio City Music Hall ^ - SOLD OUT
09/21/12 New York, NY- Radio City Music Hall
09/22/12 New York, NY- Radio City Music Hall
09/12/12 Providence, RI- Providence Performing Arts Center ^No openers yet for the other two shows which will probably go on sale this week (stay tuned).
09/13/12 Boston, MA- Bank of America Pavilion ^
09/15/12 Columbia, MD- Merriweather Post Pavilion ^
09/16/12 Philadelphia, PA- Mann Center for the Performing Arts ^
09/17/12 Cooperstown, NY- Ommegang Brewery ^
Bon Iver's full list of tour dates is below...
"Two years after singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell released the ambitious and career-defining folk opera Hadestown - a musical retelling of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice set in Depression-era America - she's back with a decidedly different but equally ambitious effort, Young Man in America.Guests on the new album include "guitarist Adam Levy, violinist Jenny Scheinman, and drummers Andrew Borger and Kenny Wollesen. Chris Thile of Punch Brothers appears on mandolin as well as alongside Jefferson Hamer and Rachel Ries in a harmonic chorus." That's definitely an impressive ensemble. It is unclear if any of them will be there tonight (2/28) when Anais Mitchell plays early and late shows at Joe's Pub in NYC. All tour dates are listed below...
Produced by Todd Sickafoose, who also helmed Hadestown, the new album features several New York-based rock and experimental jazz musicians, and has Mitchell inhabiting several musical characters, male and female.
"The record is a reflection on our country as wild place, a not necessarily safe place, where it's each man for himself and you're not sure if anyone's got your back," the 30-year-old Mitchell said by phone from London, where she played a handful of shows before launching her 25-city U.S. tour this week."
Iceage @ Emo's in July (more by Tim Griffin)
today in NYC
* One Ring Zero @ Barbes
* Zozo Afrobeat @ Zebulon
* Bill Carney's Jug Addicts @ Barbes
* APB, Ivan Julian @ Highline Ballroom
* Dramarama, Wyldlife @ Bowery Electric
* The Slackers @ Rocks Off Concert Cruise
* Iceage, You., Frank (Just Frank) @ Cake Shop
* Caitlin Rose, Luke Rathborne @ Mercury Lounge
* Perpetual Groove, Hahn Solo @ Bowery Ballroom
* Totimoshi, Pigs, Bezoar, Fashion Week @ Saint Vitus
* Two Tears, Bad Girlfriend, City Streets @ The Gutter
* Canon Blue, Atlantic/Pacific, Forest Fire @ Glasslands
* The Foxx, The Wrong Words, FaceCrimes @ Bruar Falls
* The Rapture, Total Slacker @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Digitalism, Switch, Designer Drugs, Destructo @ Terminal 5
* Friends, Night Manager, Dive, Life Size Maps @ Shea Stadium
* SH101 Nightmare, Hess Is More, Chico Mann @ Cameo Gallery
* Lyonnais, Pacific Theater, The Present, Joywave @ Littlefield
* The War On Drugs, Porcelain Raft, Arc in Round @ Mercury Lounge
* Little Embers, Old Monk, Oceanographer, The Circuit @ Spike Hill
* Menage A Twang, Woodpecker, The Resurrectionists @ The Bell House
* Workout, DJ Nancy Whang (Juan Maclean/LCD Soundsystem) @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Tig Notaro, Amy Schumer, Dave Hill, Heather Lawless @ Knitting Factory
* Wombat In Combat, The Amputees, Alienz, Wounds, Dog That Bites Everyone @ ABC No Rio
* Tiken Jah Fakoly, Meta and the Cornerstones, Los Rakas, Atropolis @ Central Park Summerstage
* Bicep, James Friedman, Paul Raffaele, Mike Servito @ Cameo (Rapture afterparty)
* Juan Maclean, Blood Orange, Solange, Pictureplane, Grimes, Ford & Lopatin @ PS1
* Dinosaur Feathers, Grand Rapids, Problem Solver, Dive (Silent Barn Benefit) @ 49 Wykcoff Avenue
* King Sunshine, Mala, Masashi Nakazawa, Peven Everett (Resident Advisor: RA X) @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Math The Band, The Toothaches, Eskalators, Uncle Monsterface, Leema Mountain @ Death By Audio
* Revocation (Record Release show), Mutant Supremacy, Demilitia, Embrace Agony @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Danny Brown, Action Bronson, Maffew Ragazino, Delicate Steve, Party Supplies, Count Macula, Ducky, Jon Connor @ The Morgan
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Like they did in 2010, The Rapture played a secret show at Union Pool last week. We only heard after it happened. Tonight they play a sold out show at MHOW which is followed by an afterparty at Cameo. Their next NYC show is at Webster Hall.
Over 30 food trucks are parked at South Street Seaport today for "Parked" Fest. More importantly, there will be free music by Anais Mitchell, Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens, Two Man Gentleman Band, Soul 2 Seoul, and Mikey Palms (can't find set times, but the fest goes till 9pm). Flyer below.
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...
Anais Mitchell @ Bowery Ballroom (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Anais Mitchell released her guest-filled concept album "Hadestown" back in March, and performed related shows at Joe's Pub in April. She has since played non-Hadestown shows, but isn't done with the folk opera yet. In fact, Anais will be joined by album contributor and Low Anthem member Ben Knox Miller along with "Jefferson Hamer, Jesse Elliott (These United States) Aoife O'Donovan (Crooked Still), Ruthy Merenda (Mike & Ruthy), Kristin Andreassen (Uncle Earl), plus arranger Michael Chorney and the Hadestown Orchestra, plus producer Todd Sickafoose and other rad players" for two special shows at Rockwood Music Hall (stage 2) on Monday, January 10th. Tickets are on sale for the early (8pm) and late (10pm) shows. All Anais dates below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Horse Feathers @ Bowery Ballroom
Horse Feathers released a 7" vinyl single via Kill Rock Stars on November 2nd. The A side is a cover of the Nirvana song 'Drain You' "done in Horse Feather's own unique style" (aka it's a folk song). Their third album 'Thistled Spring' came out in April on on the same label, and they're currently on tour with Anais Mitchell supporting both pieces of merchandise. That tour hit Bowery Ballroom on Saturday night, 11/13. NYC band The Loom, though not on the tour, opened as first of three on the bill.
All tour dates, a video of Horse Feathers covering the Nirvana song live, and more pictures from the Bowery show, below...
photos by Chris La Putt
"Neo-folk and it's many reinterpretations predominated the line-up, which included Headless Horseman, Bentley Addison Wood, Strand of Oaks, Matt Bauer, The Loom and more (we left before Death in it's many forms arrived). This is also just to say that the urban-woodsman look--plaid with hair on your head and/or on your chinny-chin chin--is still in, plus instruments that you probably haven't seen played since that brief stint in your middle school band (and a few odd balls): pots and pans, banjo, soprano/baritone ukulele, upright bass, French horn and trumpet. Watching Timothy Showalter of Strand of Oaks shimmy with his guitar, Matt Bauer plucking his banjo singing "Daddy was a spider and Momma was a fly," and The Loom in all their polyphonic glory, I was keenly reminded of how awesome house parties of the non-college-Milwaukee's-Beast breed really can be." [Dirty Art Smock]Though he didn't stay until the end (much like the above reviewer), Chris La Putt stopped by our loft party that took place on Friday, October 22nd. His pictures are in this post. He left after The Loom which means he missed Alcoholic Faith Mission, Dan Mangan, and O'Death.
The Loom left on a tour not long after the party. They're in Philly tonight (11/12) and the tour ends this Saturday night, 11/13, at Bowery Ballroom. They and Anais Mitchell are both opening for Horse Feathers. Tickets are still on sale, and I have a couple pairs you can win. Details at the end of the loft pictures, below...
Speaking of The Low Anthem, The Low Anthem's Ben Knox Miller recently joined Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Greg Brown, Ani DiFranco, and Petra, Rachel, and Tanya Haden to play on the new record by Anais Mitchell, Hadestown, which is due out March 9th on Righteous Babe. The record is a concept album about the Greek myth of Orpheus & Euridice, and each of those singers plays a role...
Hadestown began its existence in 2006 as a live "folk opera" that the Vermont-based singer/songwriter created in collaboration with director Ben t. Matchstick (Bread & Puppet Theater) and arranger/orchestrator Michael Chorney. After loading the sets and the 22-member cast of Vermont performers into a former circus bus and touring New England during "full-on winter," it was time to rework a few songs. Next, Mitchell called upon a few fellow musicians to lend their voices to a recorded version--not a cast album, but a stand-alone, self-contained song cycle. The result is a veritable Who's Who of modern indie folk/rock: Justin Vernon of Bon Iver plays Orpheus; Greg Brown is Hades, Lord of the Underworld ("king of the kingdom of dirt"); and Ani DiFranco plays Hades' strong-willed, subversive wife, Persephone. Also on hand in smaller roles are the Haden Triplets (Petra, Rachel, and Tanya) as the Greek-chorus-like Fates and Ben Knox Miller of The Low Anthem as the messenger Hermes. Mitchell herself sings the part of Eurydice, the character whose (metaphoric) death propels Orpheus into "Hadestown."The album's cover art is above along with two songs from the new album, one of which features Justin. Full tracklist below.
Anais's upcoming shows include an April 23rd show at Joe's Pub billed as "Anais Mitchell & the Hadestown Orchestra". Tickets are on sale. All dates and a video of Anais performing with Justin, below...