Tag Archives: Joni Mitchell

Lee Ranaldo discusses his 13 favorite albums

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Lee’s favorite albums include Glenn Branca, Sibylle Baier, Grateful Dead, The Beatles, and more.

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NPR’s 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The list is being celebrated with a free NYC show tonight, headlined by Rickie Lee Jones, who will perform Pirates in full (#49 on the list).

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Arc Iris to reimagine Joni Mitchell’s “Blue” at Boot and Saddle this July

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Arc Iris to reimagine Joni Mitchell’s “Blue” at Boot and Saddle this July

Arc Iris Reimagines Joni Mitchell’s “Blue”

Are you a Joni Mitchell fan? Do you also have a love or appreciation for modern, hypnotic electro music that takes you to another place? Then, boy, Indie pop trio, Arc Iris, has a gift for you. The Providence-based, Jocie Adams’ fronted band is going on six-stop tour dedicated solely to re-imagining Joni Mitchell’s album, Blue, and huzzah, one of those coveted stops is at Boot and Saddle on July 8th.

While maintaining Mitchell’s raw emotion, Arc Iris’ renditions switch up acoustic ballads for big arrangements of atmospheric vibes, bold beats, and ethereal vocals.

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This Day in Music History: Lennon & McCartney perform together for the first time, Rod Stewart joins Faces

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This Day in Music History: Lennon & McCartney perform together for the first time, Rod Stewart joins Faces

1922 – The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the first national broadcasting corporation, is founded on this day in London.

1957 – Paul McCartney and John Lennon perform together for the first time after McCartney joins Lennon’s band the Quarrymen. The show takes place at New Clubmoor Hall in their hometown of Liverpool, and Paul plays guitar.

1964 – Taking a day off from their British tour, The Beatles go into the studio and complete recording six album tracks and the A-side of their next single, “I Feel Fine.” They also finish “Eight Days a Week,” “Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey,” ...

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Pitchfork list their 200 best songs of the 1970s

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Back in 2004, Pitchfork published their Top 100 Albums of the 1970s list, and today they’ve returned with the 200 Best Songs of the 1970s. Some of the artists who didn’t make the cut on the albums list are now here, like Black Sabbath, Grateful Dead, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith…

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A Poignant, Lyrically Potent, Darkly Lush Art-Rock Masterpiece from Joanna Wallfisch

Source: New York Music Daily

What if you could re-record seven of your songs with a fantastic string quartet? Wouldn’t you spend every waking moment feverishly writing new charts? That might well be what multi-instrumentalist art-rock songwriter Joanna Wallfisch did for her brilliant new album, Gardens in My Mind, streaming at Bandcamp. In addition to those seven cuts off her previous album, The Origin of Adjustable Things, she’s included an equal number of new songs, totaling a very generous fourteen tracks filled with vivid and often haunting imagery, double entendres, clever wordplay and a poignantly melancholy sensibility. She’ll be airing them out at the album ...

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A Poignant, Lyrically Potent, Darkly Lush Art-Rock Masterpiece from Joanna Wallfisch

Source: New York Music Daily

What if you could re-record seven of your songs with a fantastic string quartet? Wouldn’t you spend every waking moment feverishly writing new charts? That might well be what multi-instrumentalist art-rock songwriter Joanna Wallfisch did for her brilliant new album, Gardens in My Mind, streaming at Bandcamp. In addition to those seven cuts off her previous album, The Origin of Adjustable Things, she’s included an equal number of new songs, totaling a very generous fourteen tracks filled with vivid and often haunting imagery, double entendres, clever wordplay and a poignantly melancholy sensibility. She’ll be airing them out at the album ...

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This Day in Music History: Blind Faith perform their only show, Prince changes his name to “the Love Symbol”

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This Day in Music History: Blind Faith perform their only show, Prince changes his name to “the Love Symbol”

1963 – The Rolling Stones make their British TV debut on Thank Your Lucky Stars the same day they release their first single, “Come On.” Recorded the previous month, the track was originally written and released by Chuck Berry in 1961. The B-side was also a cover; of Willie Dixon’s “I Want to Be Loved.”

1964 – During their first ever US tour, The Rolling Stones are booed off stage at a gig in San Antonio, TX. Some performing monkeys who had been the opening act are brought back on stage for another performance.

1969 – Bob Dylan and Joni ...

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Conspiracy of Venus Bring Their Artful Polyphonic Fun to Three NYC Shows

Source: New York Music Daily

The thirty women of Conspiracy of Venus comprise one of the world’s most original and captivating choral groups. They’re sister to mighty all-male Leonard Cohen chorale A Conspiracy of Beards, specializing in ethereal, labyrinthine-voiced versions of rock and Americana songs. Their richly imaginative, innovative debut album – streaming at Bandcamp – is wryly titled Muse Ecology (say it fast if you don’t get it the first time around). They’re the centerpiece of the one of the year’s best triplebills, on May 21 at around 10 at the Jalopy. Two of the most unpredictably fun singers in newschool oldtime Americana, ...

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NY Guitar Fest 2016 lineup & schedule (Valerie June, Nels Cline, William Tyler, Ryley Walker, more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

We just mentioned that there’s a guitar marathon with Ryley Walker, Noveller, Gyan Riley, Vernon Reid, William Tyler and more happening during the 2016 New York Guitar Festival, and here’s more info on that fest…

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April 7 in Music History: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards meet, Prince releases his debut album

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April 7 in Music History: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards meet, Prince releases his debut album

1956 – The CBS Radio Network premiers the first regularly scheduled national broadcast rock & roll show, Alan Freed’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Party.

1959 – As the snow melts in Mason City, Iowa, Buddy Holly’s glasses are found from the plane crash that killed him two months earlier. They are turned in to police, where they stay until 1980 when a sheriff finds them and returns them to Holly’s widow.

1962 – Mick Jagger and Keith Richards first meet Brian Jones at Ealing Jazz Club in West London. Jones is calling himself Elmo Lewis and playing guitar with ...

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XPN MusicNotes: Judy Collins updates on Joni Mitchell’s health & Watch trailers for “Blur documentary” & “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Source: The Key (WXPN)

jonimitchell.comFolk singer Judy Collins has given an update on the health of her longtime friend- legendary singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell. Collins says that Joni Mitchell is: “Making good progress and is walking, talking, painting some and doing rehab every day.” Judy … Continued

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Monday Playlist: Happy Father’s Day!

Source: Rock On Philly

Happy Father’s Day! The actual day may have passed, but the music doesn’t have to. This week we have a playlist full of great music inspired by dear old dad. With a little bit of rap and R&B, a little bit folk, and a little bit country we have it all!

A little school yard nostalgia…

And for all those times you drag the poor old man around…

Laura Marling with the female perspective.

Maybe one of the saddest songs from a son to a father ever written, grad a tissue…

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Joshua Thomas will perform Joni Mitchell tribute on 8/1

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Joshua ThomasLocal musician Joshua Thomas will share his love of Joni Mitchell’s music at a tribute show on August 1st. Joined by special guests throughout the evening, Thomas will perform 1971′s Blue and 1976′s Hejira in their entirety. As Thomas points out, the two records mark … Continued

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MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show: Joni Mitchell hospitalized, Checkout video for Led Zeppelin’s “Trampled Under Foot,” & Watch Alt-J perform new song.

Source: The Key (WXPN)

joni_mitchell.jpg.size.xxlarge.promoLegendary singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell has been hospitalized in intensive care after being found unconscious at her home. A posting on Joni Mitchell’s website says that the 71 year old was rushed to a LA hospital yesterday after she was found … Continued

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Listen to a 1967 recording of Joni Mitchell at the Second Fret

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Joni MitchellIf you heard Gene Shay’s archived interview with Joni Mitchell last Sunday on the Folk Show, this will be a great companion listen (if you didn’t catch the show, listen back to it here). To accompany the on-air interview with … Continued

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Listen to Allison Polans, Chelsea Mitchell, Brad Hinton and more cover Joni Mitchell

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93-atlgThis Saturday night, a roster of Philly folk scene regulars will converge on the World Cafe Live upstairs stage to pay tribute to Joni Mitchell. Spearheaded by singer-songwriters Alison Polans and Imani Roach, the show will feature performances by Emily … Continued

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Hear archival interviews with Joni Mitchell and Tom Rush on last night’s Folk Show with Gene Shay

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Joni MitchellLast night on WXPN, long time Folk Show host Gene Shay began his final run behind the mic with a dip into his archives as well as a showcase of the present-day folk world. The show included a live session … Continued

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All-male choir Chanticleer closes Georgetown Concert Series on unsatisfying note

Source: The Washington Post » Music

Louis Botto founded the all-male choir Chanticleer in 1978 to perform music of the Middle Ages and early Renaissance. On Sunday, the current formation of the group closed out this year’s Georgetown Concert Series, which has presented two complete seasons at St. John’s Episcopal Church on O Street NW.

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