Entries tagged with: Secret Sisters
Iron & Wine aka Sam Beam recently released Ghost on Ghost, his fifth album which is also his Nonesuch Records debut. Iron & Wine are out supporting that release on a tour with the Secret Sisters that brings them to a sold out Beacon Theater in NYC tonight (5/14) and a not-sold-out-yet Capitol Theater in Port Chester on 5/19. That tour was also just expanded to include more North American cities in September. Check out the full list of dates below, along with videos from the band's recent appearances on Conan and Fallon...
photos by Tim Griffin
James Blake / Kanye West
"Light sprinkles ushered in the first day of the tenth annual Austin City Limits Music (ACL) Festival, but it was a welcome reprieve from the humid heat that has been plaguing the area and the state. Music and festival fans came in droves to see their favorite ACL artists, and rumors swirled throughout the day as to who the main headliner of the evening, Kanye West, would share the stage with..." [Pegasus News]Kanye, who was playing opposite Coldplay on Friday night, didn't share the stage with anyone except his dancers. Those who have seen or read about any of Kanye's recent shows know what his set at ACL looked like, complete with multiple acts, ballerinas and big backdrops.
Austin City Limits continues today, Saturday (9/17). You can stream it online. More pictures from Friday below...
photos by Jim Brueckner
Day two (7/31) of Newport Folk Festival featured performances by The Cave Singers, Wanda Jackson, Justin Townes Earle, Middle Brother, Elvis Costello, M. Ward, Emmylou Harris and others. If you missed the fest, you can listen to archives of the sets at NPR.
Like they've done in the past, Emmylou Harris and Elvis Costello performed together on one of Elvis's songs. She performed guest vocals with him and The Imposters on "Scarlet Tide."
Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs are headlining Rumsey Playfield aka Central Park Summerstage with Brandi Carlile and The Secret Sisters on May 31st. Tickets go on sale at noon. The same lineup plays CMAC in Canandaigua, NY on 6/4 (on sale Saturday).
Big names and regulars aside, there are a few bands I want to highlight on the just-announced Sasquatch lineup: Wolf Parade ("indefinite hiatus" rumors be damned), The Flaming Lips (performing "The Soft Bulletin"), Death From Above 1979 (now three reunion shows total), Guided By Voices (they're not done yet), and... Archers of Loaf (!). The full lineup of the fest that goes down in Gorge, Washington in May (Memorial Day Weekend), is below...
"I was fortunate to catch The Punch Brothers at the Bowery Ballroom on Saturday night. I think I've seen them perform a good six times in the last year and a half? Honestly, I've lost count, because I've probably seen Chris Thile (who is part of the band) just as many. I consider it such a privilege to live in a city that not only breeds and encourages new talent but also offers up many an opportunity to see the music I love. I could (and have) gone on about this band before, but each concert I attend is different and amazing. The Secret Sisters opened and Karen Elson, the supermodel married to Jack White, performed with the bands as well." [Delighted & Charmed]That review refers to the 1/15 Punch Brothers and Secret Sisters show at Bowery Ballroom where special guest Karen Elson joined both bands.
Punch Brothers will return to Bowery Ballroom on April 16th, this time for a revival of p-Bingo Night...
"p-Bingo Night is Punch Brothers' creative process (made slightly more entertaining, hopefully) on display at the Living Room [ on Thursday nights in 2009 and 2010]. In addition to other delights, you can expect to see the Brothers trying out new material, improving existing material, and appropriating material that they wish was theirs, i.e. Radiohead, Bach, D'Angelo, James King, etc., right in front of your very eyes... or ears, rather, though music is generally better seen than heard. Also, there will be Special Guests, the coattails of whom the Brothers will surely ride to fame and fortune! Please note: little to no bingo will be played."Tickets for the April Bowery show are on sale. Check below for the full slate of PB dates which stretch from coast to coast and into June.
Among those dates are also two solo dates for Punch Brothers mandolin master Chris Thile. The first of those dates, Feb 8th, will see him team with Michael Daves for a sold-out date at Rockwood Music Hall. The second is March 2nd at Le Poisson Rouge with Gabriel Kahane and Brad Mehldau. Tickets are still available.
Gabriel Kahane also plays a show at Merkin Concert Hall as part of the Ecstatic Music Festival three days after LPR.
Tour dates videos below.
The WFUV Holiday show happens tonight, 12/6, at the Concert Hall in NYC. Citizen Cope and Amos Lee share a bill with the Secret Sisters and Punch Brothers who will again share a bill on 1/15 at Bowery Ballroom. The Secret Sisters also have upcoming shows scheduled with Willie Nelson and Loretta Lynn.
Broken Bells at Terminal 5 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
101.9 RXP has announced their 2010 "Yule Rock Holiday Concert Series" - four NYC concerts at 2 different Live Nation venues over the course of 2 weeks. Tickets are currently on presale for all shows in various incarnations:
- Broken Bells/Karen Elson at Irving Plaza on 12/1 (presale password = "1019RXP", AMEX presale now & regular sale at 10AM on 11/5 via LiveNation)
- My Chemical Romance/The Gaslight Anthem at Roseland Ballroom on 12/3 (RXP presale sold out, AMEX presale now & regular sale at 10AM on 11/5 via TM)
- Cake ("an evening with") at Irving Plaza on 12/7 (Presale password = "1019RXP", AMEX presale now & regular sale at 10AM on 11/5 via LiveNation)
- Florence + The Machine/Civil Twilight will play Irving Plaza on 12/14 (RXP presale sold out, AMEX presale at 8AM on 11/4 & regular sale at 10AM on 11/5 via LiveNation)
Speaking of holiday radio shindigs, WFUV will host their sixth annual "Holiday Cheer" on 12/6 at the Concert Hall at the New York Society for Ethical Culture. Amos Lee, Punch Brothers, The Secret Sisters, and Citizen Cope are all on board in this go around and tickets will range you $500 - $45 depending on your choice to VIP pre-party or not.
The Secret Sisters perform with Elvis Costello, T Bone Burnett and Jakob Dylan
Jack White. T-Bone Burnett. Carl Broemmel of My Morning Jacket. These three stellar names all had their hand in recent/upcoming releases from The Secret Sisters, a pair of harmonizing not-secret Alabama sisters that dabble in classic-country inspired rock. The duo released their debut 45 on Third Man Records in August featuring a ripping cover of Johnny Cash's "Big River" (Jack White fan's take note, it rules), and are prepping their T-Bone Burnett-produced self-titled debut (featuring slide guitar from Carl Broemmel) for release on 10/12. Stream a few songs at their site, and more at their myspace. In preparation, the duo will play a solo show at Joe's Pub TONIGHT (9/16), tickets are still available.
It's the same place that Carl Broemel will bless on 10/20 on his night off from Terminal Five shows with My Morning Jacket.
Secret Sisters are also on board to play the Academy of Country Music Honors on 9/20 in Nashville, as well as NYC again one month later (10/20) as part of The Speaking Clock Revue, T-Bone Burnett's benefit show at Beacon Theater (with Jim James of MMJ). Tickets go on AMEX presale on Monday (9/20) and go on sale to the general public on 9/27 at noon.
T Bone Burnett will premiere The Speaking Clock Revue - a multi-artist concert extravaganza - on October 16 at the Wang Center in Boston and October 20 at the Beacon Theater in New York City. Both evenings of the Revue will feature performances by Elton John & Leon Russell, John Mellencamp, Elvis Costello, Gregg Allman, Ralph Stanley, Jeff Bridges, Punch Brothers, Karen Elson, and newcomers The Secret Sisters. In addition, Neko Case and Jim James from My Morning Jacket will join the lineup in Boston and New York respectively.Elton John & Leon Russell will release a T Bone-produced collaborative album entitled The Union on October 19th which is the same day they play another show at Beacon Theater (making the Speaking Clock show their second at the NYC venue in two days). All dates below.
The concerts will be presented in a revue format with a house band consisting of the players featured on numerous Burnett-produced recordings. Tickets for The Speaking Clock Revue will go on sale Monday, September 27 at noon, through Ticketmaster.
All net proceeds from these shows will be donated to The Participant Foundation to support music and arts education programming in public schools."
The T Bone benefits were inspired by the new documentary, Waiting for "Superman". More info on that and the shows in general, with the documentary trailer and tour dates, below...