Get a free download of Cathedrals’ new remix EP “Blush”
San Francisco electro pop-soul duo Cathedrals, who are playing LPR on Saturday, June 20, are offering a free download of their new Blush EP, which features remixes by Tunji Ige, BØRNS X Tommy English, NICITA, Clock Opera and TastyTreat.
Check out the Tunji Ige and BØRNS and Tommy English tracks…
Watch Kishi Bashi perform “Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It!” on Letterman
Kishi Bashi, who’s playing an LPR Presents string quartet concert at Brooklyn Masonic Temple this Friday 2/20, made his “Late Show” debut Monday, treating David Letterman and his audience to a performance of ”Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It!” from his 2014 album Lighght.
Valentines…Smalentines – a playlist
Look, Valentines Day is NOT for everyone. Let’s take some time to remember those we hate, the heart breakers, the wrong doers…
Take a listen below a playlist curated by the LPR staff featuring some of their favorite songs that are pretty much the opposite of “lovey dovey”
Mohammed Fairouz Interviewed on The Green Room
Composer Mohammed Fairouz was recently a guest on The Green Room with Lara Downes, where he talked about inspiration, the life of a composer, and how his album, Follow, Poet, came about.
Follow, Poet is his latest album, released just a couple weeks ago by Deutsche Grammophon and features his works performed by Ensemble LPR. We will be celebrating the album with a performance by Ensemble LPR at (Le) Poisson Rouge on February 23. The program will feature Fairouz’s Audenesque from the album. Continue reading
Watch the album trailer for Missy Mazzoli’s “Vespers for a New Dark Age”
Celebrated Brooklyn-based composer and pianist Missy Mazzoli will be releasing her new record Vespers for a New Dark Age at the end of March, and she and her group Victoire will be playing an album release show at LPR on Thursday, May 7 with Glasser and Noveller.
Watch the trailer…
Listen to a preview of “Glass & Blood: Concert Works from the Bloodiest Film Scores” on WFMU’s Morricone Island
The January 20th edition of WFMU’s excellent soundtrack music show Morricone Island featured pianist Michael Riesman and violinist Chase Spruill as guests, and together with host Devon E. Levins they spun a pretty amazing preview of Glass & Blood: Concert Works from the Bloodiest Film Scores by Philip Glass, which…
Mixtape Mondays: Chase Spruill on Philip Glass’ “Candyman” Score
“I had a pretty normal upbringing as a young kid in a military family, and my one and only flaw (okay, fine, I had many bratty childhood flaws) was that I’d like to sneak and watch really scary movies. Anywhere. TV. Movie theaters. Turns out I wasn’t nearly as good at sneaking around as…
Listen to the title track from Zs’ new album “Xe”
Brooklyn’s Zs comes to LPR next Wednesday, January 21 for the record release show of the band’s latest, Xe. We’ve been looking forward to this one for a while, and now the premiere of the album’s title track over at NPR has us even more excited.
Have a listen to…
New Video: Hessismore playing “Stupidface” live
Brooklyn-based nonprofit OMW just premiered a new live video of “Stupidface” by Hessismore, who are playing LPR this Thursday, January 15.
Mixtape Mondays: Justin Kantor on the LPR (New)Classical Series
I’ve created a playlist inspired by the upcoming (New)Classical series, which kicks off on Tuesday. I wanted to play off the themes of the series and also the onset of winter… the mix is solitary, pensive, and a little spiritual. It features composers born mid 19th century onward, who lean towards…
Mixtape Mondays: Mikkel of Hessismore
We asked leading man Mikkel Hess (of Hess is More) to compile a playlist for us, featuring music he is “generally excited about” + some Hessismore & Lorna Dune favorites. Continue reading
Listen to this year’s NYC Winter Jazzfest artists on iTunes Radio
The 11th NYC Winter Jazzfest gets underway on Thursday, and this year the festival has its own station on iTunes Radio! Tune and listen to many of the amazing artists who will be performing.
You can also sample and purchase recordings by those artists in the Winter Jazzfest iTunes…
Mixtape Mondays: End of 2014
For this edition of Mixtape Mondays, we asked the LPR staff to pick a favorite track from an artist who graced our stage with their presence in 2014. Take a listen below: Continue reading
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…
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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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…
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…
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:
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.
Stream Daniel Lanois’ new album “Flesh And Machine” and listen to his remix of The Antlers’ “Doppelganger”
NPR’s First Listen is streaming the new solo album from Daniel Lanois, who’s curating and performing a full set for Anti-Thesis at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple on Monday, November 10. Lanois’ record, Flesh And Blood, comes out next Tuesday, and it “defies categorization,” according to NPR’s Bob Boilen. Here’s more…
Stream Lily & Madeleine’s new album “Fumes”
Indiana folk pop duo Lily & Madeline (who play LPR Thursday 11/6) are set to release Fumes on Sufjan Stevens’ Asthmatic Kitty label next week, but you can stream the new album right now via NPR’s First Listen.
Fumes is the followup to the two siblings’ self-titled 2013 debut, and NPR’s…
Nick Zammuto shares track-by-track notes on his band’s new album “Anchor”
Last week Nick Zammuto (formerly of The Books) started sharing a series of in-depth blog posts about his band’s new album Anchor. Covering a song per day, he’s current up to track 8, “IO.” In anticipation of Zammuto’s show at LPR this coming Sunday, October 26, we’ve highlighted some choice excerpts from his…
Listen to “Base Phive Futur Cossacks,” a new song from Secret Chiefs 3
Secret Chiefs 3 bring their diverse and far-out musical explorations back to LPR next Tuesday, October 21. The band, who played LPR back in 2011, also just released a new record, Perichoresis, and you can listen to one of its tracks below.
Before you delve in, though, we should…