Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Music Morsels - Conor Oberst, The War on Drugs, The Shins

Conor Oberst is making the rounds these days along with current tourmates Dawes. Conor and Dawes recently stopped by NPR for a Tiny Desk Concert. Check it out below.

The War on Drugs has one of my favorite albums of this year with "Lost in the Dream" and they performed one of my favorite songs off of said favorite album at the Primavera Sound Festival in Spain. Watch the video below (via Pitchfork):

I've gone on and on about LA based band NO, who performed at this year's SXSW. The good folks at SXSW have kindly posted a couple of videos of NO's performances, which you can watch below:


"What's Your Name"

Santa Monica- based public radio station KCRW (whom you can thank for Morning Becomes Eclectic) broke ground this week for a new studio, and Ben Harper stopped by to perform at the ceremony, because, why the hell not?  Check out this video of Ben performing oldie-goodie "My Own Two Hands":

Zach Braff knows a thing or two about introducing the masses to music, as evidenced by his successful soundtrack to Garden State, and his follow up movie ("Wish I Was Here") seems to want to follow in the same footsteps. Garden State veterans The Shins will be included on the new soundtrack and have released the track for your listening enjoyment. Check it out:

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Conor Oberst, Dawes, and Jim James Walk Into a Bar....

Dawes had one of my favorite albums of last year with Stories Don't End and while they've been quiet on the new music front this year, they've still been busy. They are currently on tour with Conor Oberst (wrapping up July 29th in Central Park), who recently stopped by NPR's World Cafe. I love a good cover, but I also love a good combination, and these two are proving to be in a well-matched groove.

On World Cafe, Oberst was silently backed by Dawes during the session, where he talks about his most recent album, Upside Down Mountain. But why stop at World Cafe? You can also check out their collabo powers on a recent session on Minneapolis' The Current (89.3 for you Minneapolis locals).

You can listen to their session on The Current here.

Check out Conor Oberst with Dawes on World Cafe here

What's better than a good collaboration? Adding one more. Here's video of Oberst  and Dawes performing with guest Jim James at their tour stop in Lexington, KY. (via Pitchfork)

More on Conor Oberst on his website, Dawes on their website, and Jim James on his website.

Check out their albums below.

Tour Dates:

07/02/14Kansas City, KSCrossroadsKCBUY TICKETS
With Special Guest Dawes.
07/03/14Lawrence, KSBottleneckBUY TICKETS
With Special Guest Dawes.
07/04/14Des Moines, IA80/35 FestivalBUY TICKETS
07/08/14Manchester, UKCathedralSOLD OUT
With Special Guest Dawes.
07/09/14London, UKKokoSOLD OUT
With Special Guest Dawes.
07/11/14Bilbao, ESPBBK LiveBUY TICKETS
With Special Guest Dawes.
07/12/14Aix-les-Bains, FRMusilac FestivalBUY TICKETS
07/13/14Bruges, BECactus FestivalBUY TICKETS
07/14/14Nijmegen, NetherlandsValkhof FestivalBUY TICKETS
07/15/14Amsterdam, NLParadisoBUY TICKETS
With Special Guest Dawes.
07/17/14Berne, SwitzerlandGurten FestivalBUY TICKETS
07/18/14London, UKKokoBUY TICKETS
With Special Guest Dawes..
07/19/14Suffolk, UKLatitude FestivalBUY TICKETS
07/20/14Dublin, IrelandLongitude FestivalBUY TICKETS
07/21/14Glasgow, UKABCBUY TICKETS
With Special Guest Dawes.
07/27/14Newport, RINewport Folk Festival
07/29/14New York, NYCentral Park SummerstageBUY TICKETS
With Special Guest Dawes.
07/31/14Grand Rapids, MIMeijer Gardens & Sculpture ParkBUY TICKETS
With Special Guest Dawes..
08/01/14Cooperstown, NYBrewery OmmegangBUY TICKETS
With special guest Dawes & the Baseball Project. More information
08/05/14AarhusTrainBUY TICKETS
With Special Guest Dawes.
08/06/14Copenhagen, DenmarkAmager BioBUY TICKETS
With Special Guest Dawes.
08/07/14Oslo, NorwayOya FestivalBUY TICKETS
08/08/14Gothenburg, SwedenWay Out WestBUY TICKETS
08/09/14Haldern, GermanyHaldern Pop FestivalBUY TICKETS
08/11/14HamburgFabrikBUY TICKETS
With Special Guest Dawes.
08/12/14Berlin, GermanyPostbahnhofBUY TICKETS
With Special Guest Dawes.
08/13/14St PoltenFrequency FestivalBUY TICKETS
08/14/14ViennaArenaBUY TICKETS
With Special Guest Dawes. ***NOTE DATE CHANGE***
08/16/14Munich, GermanyFreiheizBUY TICKETS
With Special Guest Dawes. ***NOTE DATE CHANGE***
08/17/14Cologne, GermanyGloriaBUY TICKETS
With Special Guest Dawes. ***NOTE DATE CHANGE***
08/18/14Zurich, SwitzerlandKaufleutenBUY TICKETS
With Special Guest Dawes.
08/19/14Sestri LevanteMojotic FestivalBUY TICKETS
08/20/14BarcelonaSala ApoloBUY TICKETS
With Special Guest Dawes
08/22/14Paredes de CouraPraia do TabuĆ£oBUY TICKETS
09/14/14Salt Lake City, UTRed Butte GardenBUY TICKETS
09/16/14Boulder, COBoulder TheaterBUY TICKETS
09/18/14Tulsa, OKCain’s BallroomBUY TICKETS
09/19/14Houston, TXHouse Of BluesBUY TICKETS
09/20/14Austin, TXStubb’s Waller Creek AmphitheaterBUY TICKETS
09/21/14Dallas, TXATT Performing Arts Center – Annette Strauss Artist SquareBUY TICKETS
09/23/14Albuquerque, NMSunshine TheatreBUY TICKETS
09/24/14Aspen, COBelly Up TavernBUY TICKETS
09/25/14Bellvue, COMishawaka AmphitheatreBUY TICKETS
09/27/14Boise, IDKnitting FactoryBUY TICKETS
09/28/14Spokane, WAKnitting Factory Concert HouseBUY TICKETS
09/30/14Seattle, WAShowbox at The MarketBUY TICKETS
10/01/14Portland, ORCrystal BallroomBUY TICKETS
10/05/14Los Angeles, CAGreek TheatreBUY TICKETS
With John Prine Presale: Friday, May 16th 10a – 10p Password: GREEKLA2014 Public Onsale: Saturday, May 17th at 10 a.m.
10/11/14Mexico City, MexicoCorona CapitalBUY TICKET