Jens Lekman has announced his new album, Life Will See You Now, will be released on February 17th via Secretly Canadian. He’s shared a video of the leadoff single, “What’s That Perfume You Wear?” and is touring in support of the recording, both in the United States and Europe (dates below).
Jens Lekman Tour Dates Thu. Feb 23 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (Downstairs) Fri. Feb 24 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk Sat. Feb 25 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada Mon. Feb 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom Tue. Feb 28 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent Fri. Mar. 3 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall Sun. Mar. 5 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos Wed. Mar. 8 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe Thu. Mar. 9 – Chicago, IL @ Metro Fri. Mar. 10 – Columbus, OH @ Wexner Center for the Arts Sat. Mar. 11 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick Mon. Mar. 13 @ Toronto, ON @ The Great Hall Wed. Mar. 15 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall Thu. Mar. 16 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall Fri. Mar. 17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer Sat. Mar. 18 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom Sun. Mar. 19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg Tue. Mar. 28 – Dublin, IE @ Whelans Wed. Mar. 29 – London, UK @ Oval Space Thu. Mar. 30 – Leeds, UK @ The Brudenell Social Club Fri. Mar. 31 – Manchester, UK @ Band on the Wall Sat. Apr. 1 – Glasgow, UK @ St. Luke’s Church Mon. Apr. 3 – Stockholm, SE @ Vasateatern Tue. Apr. 4 – Uppsala, SE @ Uppsala Konsert & Kongress Wed. Apr. 5 – Malmo, SE @ KB Thu. Apr 6 – Copenhagen, DK @ Studie 2
Fri. Apr. 7 – Orebro, SE @ Orebro Concert Hall Sat. Apr. 8 – Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik Sun. Apr. 9 – Oslo, NO @ John Dee
Our pal Marvin Rosen says: “I am all packed and ready to leave home for WPRB. In a little over an hour, the 2016 VIVA 21ST CENTURY PLUS – “INTERNATIONAL EDITION” – 25-HOUR LIVE WPRB RADIO BROADCAST – goes on the air.
Hope that you can join me for at least for parts of program and please keep me awake at least over night. You can contact me on Facebook, Twitter @MarvinRosen or just call: 609.258.1033
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My piece, Quintet 2, will be featured around 3 PM. Hope you’ll tune in!
Steve Reich turns 80 today. I can’t think of a better way to fete the composer on record than DG’s recent reissue of the 1974 recording of Drumming. Performed by Reich and “Musicians,” it presents one of the seminal works in his catalog. Drumming rounded out the first “phase” of his career (sorry, couldn’t resist), and it was followed by pieces that explore intricate pitch relationships and, from the 1980s onward, an increased interest in historical context and dramatic narrative. The triple LP set also contains the vital works Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices, and Organ and Six Pianos.
A new piece by Reich will be unveiled at Carnegie Hall on November 1st. Thus, he remains an imposing presence in the field of contemporary classical music. Happy birthday Mr. Reich, and many more.