Watch the trailer for José James upcoming Blue Note album “Yesterday I Had The Blues: The Music Of Billie Holiday”
The immensely talented jazz vocalist José James will be at LPR on Thursday, January 8 for Blue Note Now!, a NYC Winter Jazzfest showcase.
James also has a new Blue Note album on the way this spring. Yesterday I Had The Blues: The Music Of Billie Holiday will be his third…
LPR Holiday Gift Guide 2014
Here at LPR, we often have to make things happen on the fly…such is the case when buying gifts for loved ones during this holiday season. Below, our staff has picked a few items that we think would make great gifts for the person in your life who is simply “impossible” to buy for. From membership gift packages, to box-sets, we’ve got you covered! Continue reading
New “Classical as Fuck” T-Shirts Now For Sale!
Due to the overwhelming popularity of our “sex, drugs, and classical music” t-shirts we went ahead and made our other button “classical as fuck” into shirts as well! A truly badass design that speaks for itself, we can’t wait to raise some eyebrows wearing it at our next recital. As we’ve said before, if…
Our Favorite Fliers: Todd Sickafoose’s Tiny Resistors perform Bear Proof
Todd Sickafoose’s Tiny Resistors return to LPR this Sunday 12/14 for the NYC premiere of his genre-less, sweeping compositional tribute to California, Bear Proof. We can’t wait to see it live, but in the meantime here’s the fantastic poster for the show designed by Grady McFerrin.
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Listen to a playlist of music by the members of Blue Note supergroup Our Point of View
Blue Note Records continues its 75th anniversary celebrations with a very special concert this Friday at LPR. Together with leading jazz station WBGO, the label is presenting the only East Coast appearance by Our Point of View, a supergroup featuring six of the most exciting and innovative artists currently on the Blue…
#LiveAtLPR Instagram round-up: October & November
We’re headed into cold and rainy territory, but before we do, let’s take a look back at our favorite Instagram shots from the Fall. Continue reading
Kendrick Scott & Marcus Strickland on Our Point of View
In anticipation of their show here on December 12 Kendrick Scott and Marcus Strickland stopped by WBGO to discuss the supergroup Our Point of View with Simon Retner.
Take a listen to the interview over here and make sure you get your tickets while you can.
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Todd Sickafoose on his new composition “Bear Proof”
“I recently wrote a wordless, somewhat genreless, meditational epic entitled “Bear Proof” for an octet version of my band Tiny Resistors. Those who’ve heard it say “the experience is like watching a play” — it’s the most ambitious thing I’ve attempted to write.” The creation of “Bear Proof” was funded by a Chamber…
Check out these photos from A Centennial Tribute to Andrzej Panufnik featuring the ACME ensemble. Photos taken by Mark Shelby Perry. Continue reading
Mixtape Monday: Angie Pontani’s Holiday Playlist
We asked the fabulous Angie Pontani of Burlesque-A-Pades to put together a holiday playlist in anticipation of her troupe’s return to the LPR stage on December 5th! Enjoy!
Welcome to my holiday playlist! I’ve picked some classics from the crooners I love, some tracks that put me in the mood…
LPR Holiday Membership Package
Get the music lover in your life a holiday gift they’ll brag about for the next year. LPR’s Holiday Membership Package gets the recipient into over 100 concerts in the next year, with over ten shows per month at LPR designated as “free for members.” Members also gets points at the bar to be…
Listen to Ben Watt’s “Pearson Park – Deep Folk Mixtape, Vol. 4″
Ben Watt, who plays LPR on Tuesday, December 9, recently released “Pearson Park,” the fourth installment in his Deep Folk Mixtape series. Give it a spin below. Here’s some setup from Wondering Sound, who premiered the mix last Wednesday:
“Ben Watt is perhaps still best known for his work…
Angie Pontani talks with WNYC about Burlesque-A-Pades’ “A Christmas Shimmy”
On Friday, December 5 Burlesque-A-Pades kicks off its holiday tour with A Christmas Shimmy at LPR, and Angie Pontani of the World Famous Pontani Sisters spoke with WNYC about the show. She sums it up nicely:
“Burlesque is all about having fun, having a good time, enjoying yourself with family…
Photos from Nils Frahm @ Glasslands
Check out these photos from Nils Frahm @ Glasslands last night [taken by Lina Shteyn] Continue reading
Q2 Music visits Meredith Monk’s Tribeca loft for its “Q2 Spaces” video series
We’re huge fans of Q2 Music’s video series Q2 Spaces (see our posts on their visits to Jherek Bischoff’s unique Seattle digs and Timo Andres’ Bed-Stuy apartment), so we were excited to see that the latest episode takes you inside the Tribeca loft of composer Meredith…
LPR is seeking marketing interns for the Winter/Spring
Are you looking to gain experience, broaden your horizon exponentially, see awesome music (fo’ free!), meet new people, etc etc? Well do we have the opportunity for you! (le) poisson rouge is currently seeking marketing interns for the 2014/15 Winter & Spring semesters. Continue reading
Watch Daniel Lanois remix Tinariwen’s “Adounia Ti Chidjret” in the back of a ’72 Cadillac
Daniel Lanois and Tinariwen are playing Brooklyn Masonic Temple tonight (along with The Antlers and special guest Lonnie Holley), and we can’t think of a better way to prep for the show than watching this video of Lanois remixing Tinariwen’s “Adounia Ti Chidjret” while riding in the back of a ’72 Caddy.…
Listen to Lily & Madeleine’s interview and in-studio performance on WNYC
Indiana folk duo Lily & Madeleine, who play LPR this Thursday 11/6, dropped by the WNYC studio today. Listen to their interview and performance for Soundcheck below. The two sisters’ released their new album Fumes last week, and it’s a good one. Soundcheck explains why:
Win Agnes Obel’s “Aventine” / “Philharmonics” Double LP
Agnes Obel comes through LPR on Sunday, November 9 in celebration of her fantastic followup to Philharmonics, Aventine. Both albums are available as a double LP and we’re excited to announce that we’re giving away this bundle to one lucky ticket buyer! If you’ve bought tickets already you’ve been automatically entered…
Our Favorite Fliers: Terry Riley’s “In C”
Here’s Zan Emerson‘s minimalist poster for Terry Riley’s minimalist masterpiece “In C” which is being performed at LPR on November 4th in celebration of its 50th birthday. No matter what kind of music you generally find yourself listening to, seeing this piece performed live is essential for any and all music…
Meet the Church of St. Paul & St. Andrew
If you’ve been following us at all over the past few months you probably know that we’re presenting what should be a mind-blowing show with Nils Frahm and Dawn of Midi on November 21st. Having outgrown our stage here at LPR we’re bringing Mr. Frahm to an amazing church on the Upper…
Thoughts on Terry Riley’s “In C”
Darmstadt Essential Repertoire and LPR will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Terry Riley’s “In C” next Tuesday! We’ve asked some of the musicians performing next week to share their thoughts this important work. Continue reading
Stream the deluxe edition of Agnes Obel’s “Aventine” and listen to her mix of “Chamber Pop Influences”
Acclaimed Danish singer-songwriter Agnes Obel, who’s coming to LPR on Sunday, November 9, recently released the deluxe edition of her most recent album, Aventine, and you can stream the whole thing on her website.
Contest: Celebrating Terry Riley’s “In C”
In honor of the anniversary of “In C”, we are giving away an annual School of Fish membership to LPR! We want to hear what your favorite performances of this seminal piece have been over the years. Continue reading