Lincoln Center’s American Songbook hosts a six-concert mini-series in The Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse beginning this week. Chairlift/Dirty Projectors collaborator Olga Bell plays Friday. Meanwhile, check out this video Lincoln Center recorded of Olga playing "Offstage".
The 2017 American Songbook series was already announced, and it's now been expanded to include six shows in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse in March, "a mini-festival of six intimate concerts which will strike an innovative, new note for the series."
Producer and polymath Dave Harrington is once again throwing his Holiday Spectacular in NYC this year, joined by many prominent indie musicians. The third annual show goes down at Brooklyn Bowl on December 18, and the guest list includes Alex Frankel (Holy Ghost), Anand Wilder (Yeasayer), Chris Tomson (Vampire Weekend), Jen Goma (A Sunny Day in Glasgow), Steve Mario (Delicate Steve), Jarvis Taveni
Like they do every year, Pitchfork uses the mid-year period to put out their list of Overlooked Albums of the year. The 2016 list includes Pinegrove, YG, KING, Steve Gunn, Stereolab offshoot Cavern of Anti-Matter, Kaytranada, Lil Uzi Vert and more.
The 15th annual River to River Festival returns in 2016, presenting a bunch of free events across lower Manhattan and Governor's Island from June 16-26. The events this year encompass music, dance, theater and visual art.
Hypnocraft's April edition of 'The Hum' continues this Sunday (4/17) at Manhattan Inn, and it was announced that it'd be headlined by Kimbra with special guests. Those guests turned out to be pretty exciting. Former Dirty Projectors member / current solo artist Olga Bell and frequent Kendrick Lamar collaborator / solo artist Anna Wise are especially of note, plus there's M.I.A. drummer Kiran Gandhi...
Brooklyn venue Union Pool is hosting two benefit concerts in one day for the school P.S. 34 on March 20, and both lineups are pretty stacked. Between the two shows, there are two members of Liturgy, Sannhet, Olga Bell, The Range, Noveller, EZTV, a reading by Meredith Graves, and more.