Category Archives: In-Studio

WATCH — The Midnight Hour’s Tiny Desk Performance

July 18th, 2018

“It might come as a surprise for a 1990s-era hip-hop artist and composer to deliver a sultry set of jazz fusion — one that seems better suited for midnight hours in a smoky club than late afternoon in a newsroom office — but keep in mind, the Tiny Desk itself was a surprise at its inception.

After years of produced releases and jam sessions, A Tribe Called Quest’s Ali Shaheed Muhammad and composer Adrian Younge formed The Midnight Hour in 2018 and released a 20-track album of the same name that bathes fans in an elixir of hip-hop, R&B and jazz.

For the new band’s Tiny Desk, the talented pair of impresarios — Younge stationed behind the keys with an undone satin bow tie and vaguely opaque glasses, Muhammad with a blue pinstriped suit and deep violet Fender guitar — turned their concert into a family affair, leading a six-piece band with interchanging vocalists through a stirring four-song set.”

– via NPR Music

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WATCH — Wye Oak perform “It Was Not Natural” + Tour Dates

July 3rd, 2018

Just prior to the release of their fantastic new record The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs, Wye Oak stopped by Moog Music factory in Asheville, North Carolina, to perform a unique version of “It Was Not Natural.” The duo of Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack kept the song’s signature woozy synth lead intact while introducing drum machines and an army of arpeggiating melodies to the mix, and the result is truly special.

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Tour Dates:

​Jul 11 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
Jul 13 Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
Jul 14 Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret
Jul 15 Seattle, WA – Neumos
Jul 17 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
Jul 18 Oakland, CA – Starline Social Club
Jul 19 Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room
Jul 20 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
Jul 21 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
Jul 23 Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
Jul 24 El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace
Jul 27 Birmingham, AL – Saturn
Aug 05 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl^
Aug 15 Dover, UK – The Booking Hall
Aug 16 Bristol, UK – The Louisiana
Aug 17 Brecon Beacons, UK – Green Man Festival
Aug 18 Exeter, UK – Exeter Phoenix
Aug 19 Birmingham, UK – Hare and Hounds
Aug 21 Edinburgh, UK – Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Aug 22 Leeds, UK – Headrow House
Sep 20 Burnaby, BC – Deer Lake Park*
Sep 21 Seattle, WA – The Paramount Theatre*
Sep 22 Troutdale, OR – Edgefield Amphitheater*
Sep 24 Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s
Sep 25 Santa Barbara, CA – SOHO Music Club
Sep 26 San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air*
Sep 27 Los Angeles, CA – Shrine Auditorium*
Sep 28 Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre*

WATCH — IDLES Live at Breakthru Radio Studio

April 27th, 2018

IDLES is a lightning bolt shooting straight out of Bristol, England, and tearing through the mess of a world we’re all currently suffering through, guiding the masses with a grin and a fist while dancing and shouting and leading a charge for what’s honest and true. If that sounds a bit heavy-handed or perhaps too optimistic, maybe it is, but IDLES isn’t afraid to give the effort 1000%. This quintet makes a huge, permanent impression on any audience, suspecting or otherwise, instantly converting even the most skeptical out there into totally devout supporters with their cathartic post-punk and conviction. The band let it rip in the live room at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn before making their way to Austin for SXSW.

— via Breakthru Radio

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WATCH — Hollie Cook Live At KCRW

April 4th, 2018

Music is in Hollie Cook’s DNA, as the daughter of Sex Pistols’ drummer Paul Cook. She got her start as a member of punk rock outfit The Slits and now makes solo music best described as tropical pop. It’s seductive, alluring and we look forward to hearing it live.

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Click HERE for the full session via KCRW.

Watch — Nicole Atkins at CPR Performance Studio

January 17th, 2018

Nicole Atkins‘ fourth album follows her move from New Jersey to Nashville. The singer-songwriter adds some country and soul flavor to her music on “Goodnight Rhonda Lee,” with lyrics inspired by her newfound sobriety. She recruited members of the Dap-Kings to play on the new LP, which she told Rolling Stone took three years to write but just five days to record.

Atkins stopped into the CPR Performance Studio to play four songs from “Goodnight Rhonda Lee.” She also spoke with Scott Carney about how moving affected her songwriting, finding musical inspiration from her dreams and writing two songs with Chris Isaak.

To listen to the full interview and session click HERE.

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WATCH — Cigarettes After Sex On NPR’s Tiny Desk

December 14th, 2017

“It’s easy to get lost in the myriad of live sessions that magazines, radio stations and other media offer to artists. They’re a great way to see a band you love in a new light. NPR and their Tiny Desk Concert is one of the best of these formats and when Cigarettes After Sex came along to play the TDC there was an expectant hush.”

— via Farout Magazine

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WATCH — Cigarettes After Sex In-Studio at KEXP

November 24th, 2017

Cigarettes After Sex stopped by KEXP back in September. Here for the first time is the video of their performance from that day. You definitely want to watch this.

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