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Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins

Jenny Lewis & the Watson Twins are currently on tour celebrating the tenth anniversary of their collaborative album Rabbit Fur Coat, and last night (2/3) was the first of two NYC shows at Beacon Theatre. The setlist was the same as it has been all tour, with the album played start to finish, followed by an intermission, and then a second set of other Jenny Lewis/Rilo Kiley songs, a new song, and Jenny Lewis & the Watson Twins' version of The Shirelles' "I Met Him on a Sunday." For "The Voyager," Jenny stood on a rainbow-painted box and dedicated the song to David Bowie.

M Ward, who guests on the album, opened the show and also joined Jenny and the Watson Twins for a bunch of songs. The tour hits the Beacon again tonight (2/4), and tickets are still available. More pictures and the setlist from last night, below...

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Jenny Lewis Watson

Jenny Lewis & the Watson Twins recently announced that they're celebrating the 10th anniversary of Rabbit Fur Coat on a short 2016 tour with M. Ward. The tour already included a NYC show on February 3 at Beacon Theatre, which is still on sale, but it now also includes a second show the day later (2/4) at the same venue. Tickets for night 2 go on sale Friday (10/2) at 11 AM with AmEx/Chase/fan/Bowery/local presales starting Wednesday (9/30) at 11 AM.

Rabbit Fur Coat also gets a reissue on January 29 (pre-order). Updated dates below.

Over the weekend, Jenny played the Trans-Pecos Music Festival in Marfa, TX, and she was joined by special guest Annie Clark aka St. Vincent during her set. Together they played Jenny's "Girl on Girl" and "Just One of the Guys," St. Vincent's "Cheerleader," and covered Deee-Lite's "Groove is in the Heart." Watch below.

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Jenny Lewis

This January it will be ten years since Jenny Lewis & the Watson Twins released Rabbit Fur Coat. They'll celebrate that anniversary on a short tour with album guest M. Ward, that hits LA, NYC and Nashville.

The NYC show happens February 3 at Beacon Theatre. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (9/25) at 11 AM with AmEx/Chase/fan/Bowery/local presales starting Wednesday (9/23) at 11 AM. An artist presale for all dates begins Wednesday at 10 AM.

All dates are listed, with the video for "Rise Up (With Fists!!)" from Rabbit Fur Coat, below...

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Conor Oberst / Jenny Lewis @ Fox Theater 10/3/2012
Conor Oberst
Jenny Lewis

Last week, the prolific 32-year-old who primarily does business as Bright Eyes appeared at UCLA's Royce Hall, one of two seated, acoustic performances (the other was at Carnegie Hall) that cherry-picked his songbook and served up reworked gems occasionally abetted by friends like Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins.

I heard that was riveting, and foolishly arrived without earplugs thinking the same thing (albeit with different selections) was due to happen Wednesday night at the Fox Theater, where Oberst drew a wildly devoted, near-capacity crowd. Yet this again was something different: a full-blown, full-band show, with long-haired Oberst in wide-brimmed-hat mode, folky like the new-millennium Dylan he's always been but rocking out with the feel (and sometimes the intensity) of late-'60s Neil Young. [Orange County Register]

Conor Oberst and Jenny Lewis & the Watson Twins played the Fox Theater in Pomona, CA on Wednesday (10/3) and there are pictures from that show in this post. Both Conor and Jenny are performing again today (10/5) at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park which is happening as we speak and free and open to the public if you're out that way. Also playing the fest, on the Conor Oberst-curated stage today is Ben Kweller, with whom Conor recently played in Austin.

The Arrow stage (not the one Conor and Jenny are playing) at is being streamed live on the HSBF website. Dashboard Confessional's Chris Carrabba is on as of the posting. Schedule is here.

More pics from the Fox Theatre show are below...

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DOWNLOAD: Sean Bones - Rhumba Beat (new MP3)

Sean Bones

Sean Bones (new MP3 from a new digital single above) and The Watson Twins (two separate acts) (Sean hasn't taken over for Jenny Lewis or anything) share a bill at Mercury Lounge in NYC (where Sean lives) on April 7th (the Watsons are from LA). Tickets are still on sale.

For The Watson Twins, the NYC show is to help promote their new album, Talking to You, Talking to Me. They'll also appear on CBS's Early Show's "Second Cup Cafe" while they're here. Sean Bones's appearance is a one-off before he leaves on tour (a week later) with Dr. Dog. Sean is the opener on that tour until Deer Tick takes over. Deer Tick is the opener May 15th at Terminal 5 which is a very large show... unlike the intimate (but short) one Dr. Dog are playing in NYC TONIGHT (4/6) at the SOHO Apple Store...

Live at the Apple Store: Dr. Dog
Check out Dr. Dog at this special live performance and hear tracks from the new album, "Shame, Shame". April 6, 7:00 p.m.
By the way, David Cross appears in the same store on Wednesday (4/7). He definitely needs to come up with some iPad material. Dr. Dog's new album is out today too. All tour dates for all these bands below...

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Big Star Tribute

Just as everyone at the SXSW Music Festival was finding their groove Wednesday, news of the death of Alex Chilton hit. "Austin's in shock about Alex," read one of the countless social media memes. On Saturday, heartsick Big Star fans got to hear Chilton songs performed by a cast of guest musicians sitting in on the regularly scheduled Big Star showcase, held down by the remaining members of the band's current incarnation, Jon Auer, Ken Stringfellow and Jody Stephens...

But first a letter from Chilton's widow, Laura, who the 59-year-old musician had only recently married, was read by publicist Heather West [video below]...

...Curt Kirkwood of the Meat Puppets lumbered through "In the Street," otherwise known as the theme song for That 70's Show. M. Ward of She & Him croaked an elegant "Big Black Car." Mike Mills of R.E.M. found his religion with "Jesus Christ." John Doe of X dispatched a crystal clear "I'm in Love with a Girl." And in what was the night's biggest surprise, Sondre Lerche provided an intense, harmonic "The Ballad of El Goodo."

And that's how it went for the entire hour and a half, with guest musicians including Chris Stamey, Chuck Prophet, Evan Dando, Amy Speace, the Watson Twins, Susan Cowsill, and original Big Star member Andy Hummel (who came in from Lithuania for the show) all getting a chance to pay tribute to Chilton. A rendition of the classic "Thirteen" was one of the final songs of the night, the lyrics of which encapsulated not only the special moment that was taking place in the storied Antone's blues club, but the entire SXSW Music Festival: "Rock & roll is here to stay/ Come inside where it's okay." [Rolling Stone]

The full setlist with more pictures and a video from the show, below...

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Hanne Hukkelberg

If you can imagine it, Norwegian singer Hanne Hukkelberg used to carry vocals for doom metal band Funeral before settling into her own atmospheric folk. She's in NYC this weekend - her first show is at the Bell House on Friday, February 12th with The Watson Twins (who are at the Living Room tonight, 2/11 - for WFUV members only) and La Strada. Tickets are still on sale.

She headlines Saturday, February 13th at Mercury Lounge with Ravens & Chimes Tickets are on sale.

Hanne Hukkelberg is one of the many Nordic artists participating in By:larm, a regional showcase/festival in Oslo, Norway on February 18th-20th (a fest we'll be attending... more on that later). The full list of artists participating in that is below.

Her album Blood From a Stone came out last year on Nettwerk. Videos from that and all tour dates are below...

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Ben Kweller

Ben Kweller is touring with The Watson Twins, who in addition to opening for him then later join him on stage (as you can see in the pic above). Last night (2/25) they hit Town Hall in NYC. A few days earlier they were in Toronto...

While it wasn't a packed house at The Mod Club in Toronto last night, those who did make it out to see Ben Kweller were treated to an exceptional show.

The mop-headed Texan played a combination of old favorites and new cuts from his new country album Changing Horses. The inclusion of a pedal steel guitar on pretty much every song, non-country ones included, ensured a seamless flow of the material, even turning "Sundress" into a country shuffle.

Kweller was also full of stories. Relating tales about Oasis and talking about his absent guitar tech, and bantering with fan "Luke" who had attending his in-store earlier in the day, Kweller kept the audience in stiches for a good portion of the night. [Snob's Music]

More pictures from the NYC show below...

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Watson Twins

The Watson Twins' Top 9 albums of 2008

1. Elbow, The Seldom Seen Kid (Geffen Records)
2. Everest, Ghost Notes (Vapor Records)
3. Chica Libre, Sonido Amazonico (Barbes)
4. My Morning Jacket, Evil Urges (Ato Records / Red)
5. Cat Power, Jukebox (Matador Records)
6. Radiohead, In Rainbows (ATO)
7. David Byrne/Brian Eno, Everything That Happens Will Happen Today (Todo Mundo)
8. Jenny Lewis, Acid Tongue (Warner Bros.)
9. Bob Dylan, Bootleg Series Vol. 8 (Sony)
That list via Filter. The Watson Twins are opening for Ben Kweller at some shows in 2009. That includes Town Hall in NYC on February 25th. Tickets go on Am Ex presale at noon. Tickets go on regular sale Friday at noon. All known tour dates below...

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Tim Fite and the Watson Twins

Leigh and Chandra Watson, better known to purveyors of fine music as The Watson Twins, will be touring through North America this summer with co headliner Tim Fite. The tour begins on July 9 at the Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington DC, includes a stop in Milwaukee opening for M.Ward and wraps up in the Kentucky natives adopted home of Los Angeles on July 29 at the Echo.....Their new record Fire Songs, praised by V Magazine, Perez Hilton, Billboard and Spin, comes out on Vanguard Records June 24.
July 10th Music Hall. July 11th @ Mercury Lounge. All dates below....

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Cinammon Girl"Standing room" tickets have been released for all six NYC Neil Young shows. They cost $75, but they come with a "free" copy of Chrome Dreams II - Harp Magazine's 9th favorite album of the year.

"Cinnamon Girl" is an all-women Neil Young tribute CD that's coming out in February for charity. Tracklist below....

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DOWNLOAD: Magnolia Electric Co. - Lonesome Valley (MP3)

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NOT Magnolia Electric Co.

On August 7th, Secretly Canadian will release The Sojourner Boxset by Magnolia Electric Co. It is the accumulated work of thirteen musicians, five locations, four recording engineers, three filmmakers, two designers and one songwriter, including enough new material for three full lengths, one EP and one DVD.
Magnolia Electric Co. have a ton of shows coming up - many of them with The Watson Twins (sans Jenny Lewis). The NYC date is September 29th and tickets are on sale. More tour dates, info on the box set, and a video from the DVD, below.....

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DOWNLOAD: Feist - Inside & Out (Mocky Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Mocky - In The Meantime (featuring Jamie Lidell) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Jenny Lewis w/ the Watson Twins - Melt Your Heart (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Jenny Lewis w/ the Watson Twins - Born Secular (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Jenny Lewis w/ the Watson Twins - Happy (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Jenny Lewis w/ the Watson Twins - Happy (reprise) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Jenny Lewis w/ the Watson Twins - Rabbit Fur Coat (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Jenny Lewis w/ the Watson Twins - Run Devil Run (MP3)

Bright Eyes is bringing out a special guest at each of his seven shows at Town Hall in NYC this week. Many were dismayed by the appearance of Lou Reed at night one. Ben Kweller came out during night two, and I'm losing track, but Jenny Lewis was the guest at either night three or four, or both or something like that. I don't have a picture, but there is the recent video of Jenny on stage with Ben Gibbard & John Vanderslice, and here are some photos from October of Jenny on stage with Feist (actually the other way around).....

Jenny Lewis & Feist

Jenny Lewis & Feist

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Mocky feat. Feist - Fightin' Away The Tears

More pics of Jenny, Feist & The Watson Twins below......

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