Entries tagged with: Bryan Ferry

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Dawn Landes at Le Poisson Rouge in 2013 (more by Robert Altman)
Dawn Landes

Dawn Landes has a lot going on these days. She put out a full-length, Bluebird, back in February via Western Vinyl, and now she's raising money on PledgeMusic for a tour and a covers EP. If you pledge, you can get the usual merch goodies that come with these things, but also stuff like a set of polaroids taken by Dawn herself, the chance to introduce her onstage, or a phone conversation. For the big spenders, there are also options like hosting a house concert, getting to keep Dawn's guitar, or getting a song produced by her in the studio. As of this post, she's already 87% of the way to her goal with 22 days to go.

On top of that TBA tour, she'll be playing NYC at Rough Trade on August 16 with Bobby Long, and opening for Brian Ferry on three of the dates of his East Coast tour, including his NYC show at the Beacon Theatre on October 1. Tickets for the Rough Trade show are on sale now and a few resale tickets (same link) for the Bryan Ferry show are available.

All dates are listed, with a stream of her new album, below...

Continue reading "Dawn Landes released a new LP, crowdfunding tour/covers EP, playing Rough Trade, opening for Bryan Ferry (dates, stream)"

by Bill Pearis

Bryan Ferry @ Coachella 2014 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
Bryan Ferry

Onetime Roxy Music frontman and general suave dude Bryan Ferry just wrapped up appearances at Coachella 2014 and other spots in California. Named for a song from 1978's solo LP, The Bride Stripped Bare, the "Can't Let Go Tour" is heavy on Roxy material and cherry-picks favorites from his solo career as well. The West Coast dates have been well-received:

His band, as always, is loaded with younger aces who can fairly well replicate recorded versions, though they tend to rush tempos and aren't as dynamic at expanding frameworks the way the real Roxy could. But at 68, and allowing his gray to be seen more, Ferry is mostly intact. It's only noticeable how he avoids his upper range, particularly on wilder material like opening salvo "Re-Make/Re-Model" and roaring takes on "Virginia Plain" and "Editions of You" toward the end. Even on the disco thriller "Love Is the Drug," he leaves the high holler to his backing singers, forming a vocal meld as plush as it is distinctive.

"Hope you like the selections we have tonight from the various albums over the years," he said after "Ladytron," another Roxy debut-album favorite. And though plenty of fans have been griping about the hot temps in the balcony, who would complain about the set list? - [The OC Register]

You can check out the setlist from Ferry's 4/14 show at Oakland's Fox Theater below.

The "Can't Let Go Tour" will be making its way east this fall, including a stop in NYC at The Beacon Theatre on October 1 which is pretty much the perfect place to see a class act like Ferry. Tickets for the Beacon show go on sale Friday (4/25) at 10 AM, with AmEx, Chase and artist presales starting Wednesday at 10 AM. The artist presale password is "CountryLife". Maybe by that time he'll have worked up a rendition of his Todd Terje collaboration, "Jonny and Mary." If you haven't heard that you can stream it below.

All tour dates are listed, along with the Oakland setlist and a full Roxy Music concert from 1980, below...

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photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

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At 68, Bryan Ferry is one of the oldest performers at this weekend's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, and one of the most debonair. But the former Roxy Music singer and veteran solo artist was one of at least two artists who wore a tuxedo for their performance at the annual festival in Indio Friday night.

The other, a bit surprisingly considering his raucous musical legacy, was Paul Westerberg, 54, the perpetually tousled leader of The Replacments, who reunited last year after a 22-year hiatus to perform three shows (Coachella was the fourth). Yet, while Westerberg was quick to doff his tuxedo jacket, Ferry kept his on, although he undid his tie. Their sartorial style notwithstanding, Ferry and Westerberg have little in common, but both delivered winning performances that represented two very different -- and influential -- chapters in rock history. [UTSanDiego]

We already posted Outkast and Dum Dum Girls. Here are the rest of the pictures from the first dusty day of the first weekend of Coachella 2014 (which is also streaming online). The photos continue, Replacements and Bryan Ferry included, below...

Continue reading "Coachella 2014 Day 1 pics (Replacements, Haim, A$AP Ferg, Afghan Whigs, †††, Waxahatchee, Kate Nash The Knife, more) "

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England's Glastonbury Festival is pretty much the forefather to all crazy worldwide "20,000 people standing in a field" festivals we have today. The 2014 edition goes down June 27 - 29 in Pilton, UK and the lineup was just announced. It includes Arcade Fire, Jack White, Dolly Parton (!), Elbow, Disclosure, Bryan Ferry, Massive Attack, Pixies, M.I.A., Dexys Midnight Runners, Kasabian, Lily Allen and loads more. The festival's already sold-out. A few more acts -- including one more headliner -- is still to be announced but lineup as it stands is below...

Continue reading "Glastonbury 2014 line-up announced: Arcade Fire, Disclosure, Bryan Ferry, Jack White, Dolly Parton, Elbow, Dexys & more"

by Bill Pearis

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Although he's released a steady stream of singles, Norway's Todd Terje has yet to release a full-length. That changes on April 8, the day Terje says It's Album Time. That's the groovy cover art above, which was done by illustrator Bendik Kaltenborn who's worked with Terje on his last few single sleeves. The record features a cover of Robert Palmer's "Johnny and Mary" with lead vocals from Bryan Ferry, plus previously released tracks "Inspector Norse" and "Strandbar." You can stream a new song -- "Delorean Dynamite" complete with a Phil Collins/Miami Vice-style drum fill -- and check out the album tracklist below.

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NPR Music posted their 50 Favorite Albums of 2013, and as usual it included a lot of classical, jazz, world music, but also many of the indie/pop/rap/metal that shows up on these lists like Bill Callahan, Blood Orange, Chance the Rapper, Deafheaven, Flaming Lips, Haim, James Blake, Kanye West, Laura Marling, Run the Jewels, Sky Ferreira, Waxahatchee and more. Their list is in alphabetical order, and you can browse the full thing below.

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The xx @ Coachella 2013 (more by Wei Shi)
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As you may be aware, Baz Lurhmann's glitzy, big-budget adaptatation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel, The Great Gatzby, is out May 10 and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Toby Maguire, and Carey Mulligan. That same week will see the release of its soundtrack which was curated by Jay-Z and features Jack White, The Bryan Ferry Orchestra, Gotye, Lana Del Rey, Beyonce with Andre 3000, and Jay-Z himself.

It's also got a new track by The xx, titled "Together," which was specifically written for the film. You can stream it, and check out the soundtrack art, full tracklist and a trailer for the film, below....

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Ever wish you could hear Roxy Music songs as Prohibition-era jazz instrumentals? Jazz Age, the new album from The Bryan Ferry Orchestra, does just that, making Roxy classics like "Do the Strand" and "Love is the Drug" sound like they were recorded on '78s. Colin Good, a film composer who also fronts a '30s-ish jazz band Vile Bodies, worked with Ferry to get that appropriately tinny sound. You can stream a few tracks below and listen to the whole record at NPR.

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50 Cent wants you to stop masturbating, and he's taken to Twitter to tell you how to do it:

Step 1. To avoid the urge to masturbate stop going to porn sites.
Step 2. Make a conscious decision not to turn your head after people walk by you.
Step 3. Do not go to strip clubs
Step 4. Do not look at lust filled magazines
And there you have it. In related news, 50 may share the stage with his rival Fat Joe for for a Chris Lighty Tribute at the BET Hip-Hop Awards.

Snoop Dogg on Teen Son's Pot Use: 'He's Learning From The Master'. Catch Snoop Lion at Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ tonight. He goes on at 10 (or when he feels like it). Tickets seem to still be available.

We premiered a new Strife song today.

Head to the BrooklynVegan Facebook for a chance to win tickets to that Questlove/Talib Kweli/Q-Tip DJ gig at the Capitol Theater where Fiona Apple also has a show coming up.

Speaking of Fiona, she told the crowd at her recent New Orleans show that she is sorry about the whole drug arrest mess.

More importantly, we're pretty sure your cat wants this for his or her birthday:

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Conor Oberst played a 19 song solo show in Austin, with help from Daniel Johnston and Ben Kweller.

Ben and Conor will again team up at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate park this October.

Obama and marriage equality supporters The National are currently in the studio (hopefully crafting the follow-up to 2010's High Violet), and have posted a six-second clip, titled "Jazz Brunch," to their new Soundcloud account. You can have yourself a "Jazz Brunch" HERE.

Steve Earle is playing an Obama fundraiser at Brooklyn Bowl.

When in doubt, do like Andre Williams says, and "Blame it on Obama."

26 years ago today, heavy metal lost one its greatest bassists and heroes to a tragic bus accident. His recordings are among some of the greatest albums ever produced in metal. Cliff Burton, you are missed.

Metallica's Kirk Hammett will be signing his new horror memorabilia book on 10/11 in New York, NY @ Barnes & Noble, 10/13 in New York, NY @ Comic Con, 10/25 in Los Angeles, CA @ Barnes & Noble, 10/26 in Burbank, CA @ Monsterpalooza, 10/27 in New York, NY @ Chiller Theater, and on 11/20 in San Francisco, CA @ Books Inc.

Kirk is also one of the many guests appearing on that new Joey Ramone DVD we mentioned. We posted the new video that goes with that release, in "What's Going On" today.

Speaking of the Ramones, a young Morrissey did not like them, at least the first time around.

Tumbull, CT tried to throw a Michael Bolton concert, lost lots of money in the process.

More stuff below...

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photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Bryan Ferry
Bryan Ferry

Bryan Ferry is in the midst of a rare US tour that hits NYC on Thursday, but first brought him to Montclair, NJ's Wellmont Theater last night (10/4). Before Jersey was DC:

"This was Ferry's first D.C. area visit since his latest release, 2010's "Olympia," but he barely acknowledged that album. Instead, the singer presented two sets of greatest cult hits, featuring such Roxy Music standards as "Avalon" but heavy on other people's tunes he's claimed as his own. Ferry wore a black suit and tie -- white shirt for the first hour, black for the second -- and performed R & B stompers (Wilbert Harrison's "Let's Stick Together") and craggy rockers (Neil Young's "Like a Hurricane") as if they were cut from the same Savile Row cloth as his urbane originals." [Washington Post]
You can see Ferry's 2-set NJ setlist with more pictures from the show, which included an opening set by The Phenomenal Handclap Band, below...

Continue reading "Bryan Ferry played NJ's Wellmont Theater (pics & setlist), hits Beacon Theatre Thursday"

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If you missed the presale, tickets go on sale today (6/17) at 10am for the Bryan Ferry show at Beacon Theater.

Tickets go on sale at noon for the show at Wellmont Theater.
More tour dates listed HERE.

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Bryan Ferry

The velvety voice of Roxy Music and solo artist Bryan Ferry CBE (I think dude deserves a "Sir") recently released his thirteenth solo album Olympia. Featuring Kate Moss on the cover, the LP spans twelve tracks including "You Can Dance" which was given a video treatment and was performed on Letterman earlier this year (videos are below).

Ferry will tour the world to celebrate. His upcoming live dates include Israel, Russia, Europe, and the United States for the first time since 2002! Some might remember when Ferry played Beacon Theatre back in 2002. Some might remember his shows at the NYC venue in 1994. Bryan will return to NYC's Beacon Theatre on October 6th as part of a TBA fall tour that also includes Wellmont Theater in NJ on October 4th.

Tickets for the NJ show go on sale Friday. Tickets for the NYC show go on sale at 10AM on Thursday (6/16) with a presale code of "HEAVALON".

All currently announced tour dates (more TBA?) and videos below...

Continue reading "Bryan Ferry released 'Olympia', announcing tour dates (Beacon Theater presale being soon)"