Entries tagged with: Olafur Arnalds
Iceland's Ólafur Arnalds (again, not to be confused with Olof Arnalds) was last here in April, playing a trio of NYC shows to celebrate the release of his new album, For Now I Am Winter, which takes a classical composer view of pop. One of those shows was at Le Poisson Rouge with orchestration courtesy the LPR Ensemble. NPR filmed that show and you can watch the whole thing below.
Ólafur Arnalds is coming back to America this summer for a short tour that will bring him to select cities. That includes another NYC show: Glasslands on July 16 with opener Vio/Miré. Tickets to that show are on sale now. All tour dates are listed below.
Ólafur Arnalds (not Olof)
There's a lot of similar/confusing band names out there, but the most confusing may be Ólafur Arnalds and Olof Arnalds, both of whom are from Iceland. Olof is a female folk singer who we've covered a lot (her new album came out in Feburary). Ólafur is a male composer and singer. His new album, For Now I Am Winter, came out last week and blends classical and pop. You can stream the whole thing below via Spotify and check out a video too.
Ólafur Arnalds will be in NYC next week for a show at Le Poisson Rouge on April 18 with orchestration from the LPR Ensemble. Tickets to that show are still available. While in the city, Ólafur has a couple other events planed. He'll appear at the Apple Store Soho on April 16 for their "Meet the Composer" series where he'll talk about the album and play a few songs. 8 PM and free.
Ólafur will do another free performance in-store at J&R Music World on April 19 at noon. These are the only North American dates he has currently, but all international dates are listed below.
Frightened Rabbit @ T5, Nov. 2010 (more by Lionel Bergeron)
SXSW has just announced another round of bands for the 2013 edition of the annual music festival that will happen March 12 - 17. This brings the total current number of acts to around 1300. Someome of the highlights include Vampire Weekend, Frightened Rabbit, The Thermals, Black Lips, Camera Obscura, Merchandise, Bleached, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Eagles of Death Metal, Parenthetical Girls, Indians, Night Beds, IO Echo, KEN Mode, Prince Paul, Pure Bathing Culture, Sepalcure, UK motorik post-punks TOY, Finnish instrumentalists K-X-P, Toronto's Moon King, UK indie rockers Splashh (not Brooklyn Splash with one "h") and loads more. Head to BV Austin for the whole Round 3 list.
Suuns @ Bowery Ballroom in November (more by Amanda Hatfield)
today in NYC
* Johnny Winter @ BB King's
* Sasha Dobson @ Barbes
* Jacob Sacks @ The Stone
* Slavic Soul Party @ Barbes
* Tell Your Friends! @ Lolita Bar
* Daniel Kitson @ St Ann's Warehouse
* Suuns, Takka Takka, Milagres @ The Rock Shop
* The Decemberists, Wye Oak @ Beacon Theatre
* Generationals, Country Mice @ Mercury Lounge
* Olafur Arnalds, Chris Garneau @ Highline Ballroom
* Charles Bradley, Menahan Street Band @ Southpaw
* Drunken Sufis, Joy By Proxy, The Big Ups @ Bruar Falls
* Andrew Bishop, Tim Flood, Gerald Cleaver @ The Stone
* Mirrorgate, Water Temples, Buckshot Facelift @ Death By Audio
* Zanzo (Soft Circle/Lichens), Thank You, Daniel Higgs @ Glasslands
* Lycaon Pictus, My Other Friend, JP & The Gilberts, Quills @ Union Pool
* Fernando Arruda, Amanda Ruzza, Hannis Brown, Melaena Cadiz @ Zebulon
* Gabriel Kahane, Peter Bradley Adams, David Berkeley @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Beach Arabs, Shams, Ancient Ocean, Liz Hogg & Charlie Rauh @ The Showpaper 42nd Street Gallery
Tonight's Yuck show is cancelled.
Iceland's Olafur Arnalds, not to be confused with Iceland's Olof Arnalds, plays Highline Ballroom tonight with Chris Garneau.
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The Decemberists and Wye Oak kicked things off at Beacon Theater last night and do it again tonight.
Acrylics have a new video for "Nightwatch". Check that out below...