Entries tagged with: Aoife Odonovan

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photo: San Fermin @ 2015 Sweetlife Fest (more by Mimi Hong)
San Fermin @ Sweetlife Fest

Chamber pop ensemble San Fermin are currently on the road with Alt-J but have just added a string of dates at the end of the year with Sam Amidon. The tour wraps up with three shows at NYC's Bowery Ballroom on December 17-19. Only the first of those NYC shows (12/17) is with Sam Amidon, unfortunately. Tickets for all three go on AmEx presale today (9/16) at noon, with the general on-sale startng Friday (9/18) at noon.

Sam Amidon has tour dates in addition to the ones with San Fermin, including a few shows in Ireland and some North American shows with Nels Cline. He's also playing the St. Ann's Warehouse Opening Celebration on October 18 with Aoife O'Donovan and Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman). Tickets are on sale.

Aoife O'Donovan (of Crooked Still and Sometymes Why) is also playing shows as part of her trio with Sara Watkins and Sarah Jarosz, and she's opening much of Glen Hansard's tour (not the NYC dates though).

All Sam Amidon and San Fermin dates are listed below....

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construction progress of Tobacco Warehouse (in 2013)
Tobacco Warehouse St. Ann's

Brooklyn's long-running live performance group St. Ann's Warehouse, which "has commissioned, produced, and presented a unique and eclectic body of innovative theater and concert presentations that meet at the intersection of theater and rock and roll" for over three decades, has had various homes over the years, but it will now permanently be at the old Tobacco Warehouse in DUMBO. Brooklyn Paper describes the new location like this:

The new home of Saint Ann's Warehouse is under construction in the roof-less shell of the Tobacco Warehouse on Water Street in Dumbo and we got a sneak peek at the work that is underway. The $30-million construction job will place a shiny, steel-and-glass box within the confines of the old brick walls, leaving about an inch of space to preserve them. Honchos of the neighboring Brooklyn Bridge Park give the design rave reviews.

"It's a great design," said David Lowin, vice president of real estate for the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation, which controls the property. "It enhances the street-scape, but remains respectful to the historic building."

The structure, which from above will look like a rectangular box lodged in a trapezoid cubby, will house a theater and a community space and leaves a triangular sliver of open space within the old walls that will contain a public garden.

The new building's roof will extend about seven feet above the worn facade, enclosing the theater and a community space, with the top portion of the wall made of glass bricks to allow in light.

From the inside, the new playhouse at the corner of New Dock Street will still look something like a place to store dry goods, the architect said.

The new St. Ann's Warehouse will officially open on October 6 with a ribbon cutting at 10 AM. There are other opening celebrations planed for after that, including Brooklyn Youth Chorus & Kronos Quartet on 10/17 (noon-6 PM, free); Aoife O'Donovan, Sam Amidon and Thomas Bartlett on 10/18 (5 PM start, tickets); and more. The new season kicks off fully in November with a run of Shakespeare's Henry IV and continues into 2016. Check out the full upcoming schedule for more.

Recent shows at St. Ann's include the Karen O opera and Jherek Bischoff's guest-filled shows with David Byrne, Zola Jesus and more.

I'm With Her

Sara Watkins is currently wrapping up a tour with her band Watkins Family Hour (featuring Fiona Apple), which already hit NYC four times, and after that she'll be busy another of her collaborative projects. Sara (who's also in Nickel Creek and has toured as a member of The Decemberists) is one third of the trio I'm With Her, which also includes singer/songwriter Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O'Donovan (Crooked Still, Sometymes Why). Their debut release came out earlier this year. It's a 7" single featuring covers of John Hiatt's "Crossing Muddy Waters" and Nina Simone's Andrew Stroud-penned "Be My Husband." You can check out the videos for both below.

The trio will be touring, including NYC shows on December 10 at Bowery Ballroom and December 11 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday (8/21) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (8/19) at noon.

All currently known dates (possibly more TBA) are listed below...

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Deer Tick at Cannon's Blackthorn in June (more by Kurt Christensen)
Deer Tick

Lincoln Center announced the line-up and schedule for the 2014 American Songbook series that presents "American singers, songwriters, and composers in intimate concerts at The Allen Room. Broadway, jazz, folk, and more - these are the melodies that shape the American music songbook." The series begins January 22 (opening artist TBA) and runs through April 5. This year's artists include Jason Isbell, Beth Orton, Deer Tick, and more. In addition to shows in the Allen Room (one of the most spectacular settings in Manhattan), the series concludes with a few shows in The Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, including Mark Mulcahy, Hurray for the Riff Raff and more.

Tickets are currently on presale for Friends of Lincoln Center and will go on sale to the general public on November 11.

Schedule below...

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Weird Al and Bonarroo phone bank (including Mike Birbiglia and Eugene Mirman...

With help from Eugene Mirman, Chris Gethard, Mike Birbiglia, Portugal. The Man and more, Weird Al just began announcing the 2013 Bonnaroo line-up on the Bonnaroo YouTube page which happens June 13 - 16 in Manchester, TN. Weird Al just announced Pretty Lights, Wilco, A$AP Rocky, and The xx, and over the next hour, more artists will be announced. We'll update this post as more announcements come.

Other artists playing include Passion Pit, Kendrick Lamar, David Byrne and St. Vincent, Jim James, Big K.R.I.T., Billy Idol, Grizzly Bear, Japandroids, Foals, Wild Nothing, Deap Vally, Killer Mike, Lord Huron, Divine Fits, Nas, Beach House, The Gaslight Anthem, Local Natives, Dirty Projectors, Baroness, The National, The Vaccines, Holy Ghost, Death Grips, R. Kelly, Alt-J, Purity Ring, Cat Power, Wu-Tang Clan, Bjork, Tame Impala, Animal Collective, The Tallest Man on Earth, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Paul McCartney, Earl Sweatshirt, Four Tet, Father John Misty, Swans, A-Trak, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Cults, AraabMuzik, DIIV, Charli XCX, Matthew E. White, Frank Turner, JEFF the Brotherhood, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Calexico, Two Gallants, and more.

Tickets for the festival go on sale Saturday (2/23) at noon EST.

There's also now a video of Daniel Tosh announcing the initial lineup, which you can watch, along with the current list of announced names, below...

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Composer and songwriter Gabriel Kahane is playing Carnegie Hall tonight (10/25) with help from with Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond) and string quartet Brooklyn Rider. The performance includes the debut of The Fiction Issue, which was commissioned by Carnegie Hall, as well as songs by Ryan Adams, Benjamin Britten, Cee Lo Green, Yotam Haber, Charles Ives, Jerome Kern, Andrew Norman, Robert Schumann, and Chris Thile. Tickets are still available, including $10 student rush tickets.

Kahane will be at Carnegie Hall again on November 5 as part of a program called "Uncommon Threads" where he and Julian Lage, Aoife O'Donovan, and the American Contemporary Music Ensemble will be " exploring the ties between distinctive musical styles." Reservations for that performance can be made here.

Kahane has other dates around the country coming up as well and those are listed below, along with a stream of the Original Cast Recording of his musical, February House which was released this month.

While on the subject of Carnegie Hall, don't forget Fiction will be there on Saturday (10/27) with Deer Tick AND Diamond Rugs. plus help from Jason Isbell, Mark Sultan (BBQ), and Langhorne Slim. A few tickets are still available.

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