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Philip Glass, Joanna Newsom, Woodsist & More Raise Money for the Henry Miller Library

Philip Glass will be performing with Joanna Newsom at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco on  Monday, June 25th as part of a series of fundraising events for the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur

 The Henry Miller Library is a non-for-profit organization that operates strictly on donations and they need to raise $140,000 to build new bathrooms that meet regulation. The Henry Miller Library itself acts as central gathering point for all local artists, writers, musicians and poets.

If you like sex and also think America is an Air-Conditioned Nightmare than you probably mess with Henry Miller. And if you read the Air-Conditioned Nightmare than you know Miller pretty much was disgusted with America.   Henry Miller himself attributes Big Sur to being  “the first place (he) felt like home in America”. So perserving his Library is obviously important.

Other events include performances by Jenny Lewis, Lucinda Williams as well as the Woodsist Festival. A full list of Fundraising events after the jump

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Adriana Mundy’s Favorite Albums of 2010

It is indeed that time of year. Well, yes, it is late December aka Christmas/New Years time. However, when most people are trimming trees, dusting off their John Denver and the Muppets Christmas albums and throwing back some egg nog, music addicts/geeks alike are perusing every “Best of 2010″ list they can find on the world wide web. That being said…

Two-thousand and ten was quite a whirlwind year for me. I became part of this brilliant music blog, had a crash course in promoting shows and met some pretty special people along the way. It’s safe to say the music released this year all served as an applicable soundtrack as it felt like new albums came out faster than I could digest them.

If you’ve read most of my posts, it’s apparent that I enjoy reporting on international acts that I feel deserve American attention (and also since the rest of the Donewaiting staff do such a stellar job of keeping up on everything).

On top of national and international releases, Columbus’s scene has also kept quite busy this year. Without further ado, here’s my 2010 list:


1. Efterklang, Magic Chairs
Watch: Modern Drift

Reasons why Denmark rules: 1. Efterklang 2.Christiania 3. Legoland


2. Finders Keepers CompilationPomegranates
MP3:Zia: “Helelyos”

Who can resist some 60’s Persian Pop/Funk/Psych?


3. Cate Le Bon, Me Oh My
Watch: Shoeing the Bones

Honestly didn’t know much about Cate before interviewing her earlier this year, now I can’t stop listening to her. (Oh, and this video is really wonderfully weird.) Continue reading

Photos: Joanna Newsom, Robin Pecknold in Columbus

Joanna Newsom with Robin Peckhold
Southern Theater | Columbus, OH
March 29, 2010

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Monday in Columbus: Joanna Newsom at the Southern Theatre

When I consider the music of Joanna Newsom in the context of how it makes a listener feel, I’d describe something visceral, cerebral, and, maybe more importantly, imaginative. On one side of the page, I wish I knew nothing of her musical background and only had a mental image of the hours she may have spent icing her little fingers after long sessions spent glued to her harp.

It’s obvious that one so dedicated to an instrument such as the harp would do their damnedest to master such an undertaking. However, it’s refreshing to hear just how meticulously she has worked (and with whom she’s worked) to get where she is when so many musicians these days seem to be picking up an instrument one day, recording a Youtube video the next week and touring the country before you know it.

The Milk-Eyed Mender and Ys collectively have provided a key point on my musical spectrum of taste by creating impressive, lovely songs that showcase Newsom’s strengths as both a harpist and vocalist. I’ve purposely not listened to the entirety of the new record Have One on Me because I’m anticipating the show on Monday in the same way I would be anticipating a new acquaintance. There are those moments that you need to introduce yourself to new music like you would introduce yourself to another, and live, in-person is always the most conducive to developing a healthy relationship.

Come see Joanna play a Wexner Center show on Monday night with Robin Pecknold (of Fleet Foxes) at the Southern Theatre and appreciate.

Robin Pecknold (Fleet Foxes) Covers Neutral Milk Hotel, Opening Joanna Newsom Tour

Robin Pecknold

MP3: Two Headed Boy

Fleet Foxes’ singer Robin Pecknold is opening the short but sweet Joanna Newsom tour, which includes a stop in Columbus.

On tour:

03-28 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
03-29 Columbus, OH – Southern Theatre
03-30 Cincinnati, OH – MusicNow Festival
03-31 Bloomington, IN – Buskirk-Chumley Theatre
04-02 Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
04-03 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre

Above is a live cover of Robin covering Neutral Milk Hotel for your downloading pleasure. More details about where the cover comes from here.

(Photo by Sound on the Sound)

Cincinnati’s MusicNOW Festival to feature Joanna Newsom, St. Vincent, Justin Vernon

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2010 is the fifth anniversary of this festival founded by The National’s Bryce Dessner, who still serves as the artistic director. Pretty solid lineup this year. Here’s the details from the website:

The festival opens Tuesday, March 30th with arresting harpist and songwriter Joanna Newsom. Wednesday, March 31st, St. Vincent, led by composer, singer and guitar virtuoso Annie Clark, will present works from their widely acclaimed latest release, Actor, as well as new works venturing deeper into chamber arranging and composition. The same evening yMusic, will premiere the festival commission written by Clark. Inventive vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Justin Vernon, best known for his work with Bon Iver, presents a rare solo concert to close the festival April 1st. All concerts will be held at the beautiful and historic Memorial Hall. Tickets are on-sale now, via the web and by phone 1-800-838-3600. Single concert tickets are $20; a festival pass for all three concerts is $50.