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Jenny Owen Youngs
Warming up the show was Jenny Owen Youngs, since I'm dyslexic when it comes to pretty girls, we'll just call her Young Jenny. I was quite impressed with her…
I've been checking out random shows on Stageit. Most of these artists I've never heard of, except when I saw young Jenny Owen Youngs!
October 25 at 5:00 PM PDT - 30 min. show
Price: 50 Notes
It's about $1 for 10 Notes, so she's charging $5 per ticket. What's funny is, I noticed it changing from 40 Notes to 50 Notes. I don't know what it is, but have you ever pick up an item in a retail store and noticed a different price over an old price? If the older price is higher, you'll buy it and think it's a deal. If the older price is lower, then you think you're being ripped off!
That's okay, I can't really attend because I'm heading out early. Plus, I don't want to take any seat from her fans; I believe her show will virtually "sell out." Besides, I'm saving my 'notes' to see other random shows. I kind of wish Stageit had free shows, but I believe there is a minimum of 1 Note (10 cents) per show. Also, if you buy a ticket to a show and forget to show up on that date, you don't get a refund. So be warned about internet failures or not being home or plain forgetfulness.
I also wish they'd offer a download of the show in case you want to re-watch or if you get disconnected, but Stageit is live only. Maybe charge a premium for the video download or offer it free with your ticket?
I've already seen Youngs in person at a show a few years ago, and was quite impressed with her. Her third studio album, An Unwavering Band of Light is out now.
We've been covering Thao & the Get Down Stay Down for the last five years, so we love her.
Their latest song, "Holy Roller," just premiered on their website and youtube. The song is from forthcoming record We the Common, out February 5th on Ribbon Music. The album features twelve new songs, including a duet with Joanna Newsom.
Frontwoman Thao Nguyen had this to say about the song, "It was the first song I wrote for this new record…it marked a shift in how I operate. I was steadily, in an overdue way, becoming grateful for everything and everyone I had. I tried to capture a sense of revival and a determination to be better."
Expect the band to head out on tour in 2013 in support of the new album.
The Time called Tift Merritt's voice as "achingly beautiful country-tinged tunes hark back to the musical work of Joni Mitchell, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Leonard Cohen." I think they nailed it.
I just got word that she's heading out on tour in support of her Yep Roc Record's debut Traveling Alone, which is out now.
I don't think she'll be 'traveling alone', maybe you'll see her with her husband and longtime collaborator Zeke Hutchins?
TIFT MERRITT TOUR DATES
* with Justin Townes Earle
† with Andrew Bird
11/01 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre*
11/02 Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre*
11/03 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls*
11/04 West Long Branch, NJ Pollack Theatre*
11/05 Burlington, VT Higher Ground*
11/07 Portland, ME Port City Music Hall*
11/08 Portsmouth, NH Portsmouth Music Hall*
11/09 Norfolk, CT Infinity Hall*
11/10 Port Chester, NY Capitol Theatre*
11/11 NY, Westhampton Performing Arts Ctr.*
11/13 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live*
11/14 Blacksburg, VA Lyric Theatre*
11/15 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle*
11/16 Charlotte, NC McGlohon Theatre*
11/17 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay Theatre*
11/19 Copenhagen, Denmark Amager Bio†
11/20 Göteborg, Sweden Pustervik†
11/22 London, U.K. Assembly Hall Islington
11/23 Oxford, U.K. Bullingdon Arms
11/25 Manchester, U.K. Manchester Ruby Lounge
11/26 Edinburgh, U.K. Pleasance Courtyard
11/28 Newcastle, U.K. Cluny
12/02 Oslo, Norway John Dee
12/03 Stockholm, Sweden Nalen
12/04 Göteborg, Sweden Pustervik
12/06 Berlin, Germany Quasimodo
02/01 Albany, NY Linda Theater
02/05 Cleveland, OH Beachland Tavern
02/07 Evanston, IL SPACE
02/08 Milwaukee, WI Shank Hall
02/09 St. Louis, MO Off Broadway
02/10 Louisville, KY Uncle Slayton’s
02/13 Dallas, TX The Kessler
02/14 Austin, TX The Parish
02/15 Houston, TX McGonigel’s Mucky Duck
02/20 Knoville, TN The Square Room
02/21 Asheville, NC The Grey Eagle
02/22 Atlanta, GA Terminal West
02/23 Nashville, TN 3rd & Lindsley
Don't really know much about Beca, but her biography insists "a female Serge Gainsbourg produced by the RZA." Don't they mean Charlotte Gainsbourg, or is his daughter too sweet? Charlotte was in a dark, dark movie called "Anti-Christ," which is far from sweet or innocent.
To me, I've always thought Serge was really talented singer and songwriter, but a bit of a chain smoker and womanizer. Maybe Beca's a manizer? I don't know if there's actually a word for what I'm looking for.
Anyway, her biography:
Landing in London recently with a brand new project under the Beca pseudonym, “Let’s Run Wild” is the New Yorker's debut EP on This Is Music, revealing a fresh, darker, moodier sound that fits Beca like a glove. Imagine a female Serge Gainsbourg produced by the RZA.
There will be a Born to Fly EP release party on November 13th in Pianos in New York. Something in Spanish and Lady DM (DJ set) are also on the bill.