Mavis Staples throws a party at Apollo Theater
NEW YORK (AP) — Her fans stood and cheered from the moment Mavis Staples appeared on stage and stayed on their feet until she left. They sang "Happy Birthday" and joined in the chorus of "I'll...
Harry Styles, Brian May, Monae to present at Rock Hall
NEW YORK (AP) — Harry Styles, Queen's Brian May and Janelle Monae are among those presenting at the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
Why David Byrne started covering a Janelle Monae song
NEW YORK (AP) — After he burns down the house during his current concert tour, singer David Byrne ends each show on a serious note with a song that calls attention to minority victims of violence.
Deadly plant disease threatens $250M rose business
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The outlook for American-grown roses is becoming a bit less rosy, with the spread of an incurable virus that's causing major damage to the nation's $250-million-a-year rose business.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Paul McCartney, David Byrne and Metallica headline the performance slate for the 17th annual Austin City Limits Music Festival the first weekends of October.
Asleep at the Wheel also will be featured as more than 125 bands perform on eight stages at Zilker Park Oct. 5-7 and Oct. 12-14.
Also featured will be The Revolution, the band that backed Prince's performances.
Let’s start at the end, shall we?
When David Byrne takes the stage at White Oak Music Hall Saturday, he’ll be holding a brain and playing the last song on his latest album. Fittingly, for those who have followed Byrne since his days in Talking Heads, the song is called “Here.”
If you think spring is colorful, just wait for the music coming to Madison stages this season.
From the stirring sounds of the Madison Symphony Orchestra performing with the Madison Symphony Chorus, to the eclectic music of David Byrne, the quirky virtuosity of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, or Black Violin’s high-energy hybrid of classical and hip hop, there’s plenty to choose from. Some of it is even free.
A sampling of highlights to consider between now and Memorial Day:
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — David Byrne has some observations about American life these days, and it worries him. The former Talking Heads frontman and prolific artist sees people divided into camps, not talking to one another, with politicians on both sides representing moneyed interests, rather than the people.
Something's gone wrong, he said. Byrne's new album, "American Utopia," is about the longing people have amid fears and frustrations.
Start Making Sense celebrates the music of Talking Heads at FTC’s StageOne
If you were into music in the 1980s, you know Talking Heads. This was the pop/rock new wave band that gave us such hits as “Burning Down the House” and “Take Me to the River.”
Stop Making Sense, a seven-piece ensemble which celebrates the music of this group, will perform at Fairfield Theatre Company’s StageOne on Friday, March 23. The band is named for the acclaimed concert film, “Stop Making Sense,” which documents Talking Heads at its peak.
David Byrne, "American Utopia" (Todomundo/Nonesuch)
David Byrne has been asking questions and looking for answers since the first Talking Heads album over 40 years ago, and "American Utopia" continues that healthy habit.
His last release billed as a solo album was "Grown Backwards" from 2004 and from then on Byrne's been releasing joint ventures with folks like St. Vincent, Fatboy Slim and Brian Eno.
David Byrne joins list of Rock & Roll Hall of Famers playing Cleveland
CLEVELAND, Ohio – The list of 2018 tours fans wish were coming to Cleveland keeps getting shorter.
Live Nation announced Tuesday that David Byrne will bring his "American Utopia Tour" to Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica on Aug. 7. Tickets for the show go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 9.
Bon Iver, the National, Modest Mouse to headline 2018 Sasquatch! Music Festival
Bon Iver, the National, Modest Mouse, David Byrne and many, many more are set to hit the Gorge Amphitheatre during Memorial Day weekend as part of the 2018 Sasquatch! Music Festival.
David Byrne’s e_SSLqAmerican Utopia’ tour will make May 13 stop at Benedum Center
New wave legend David Byrne has announced an extensive world tour in support of his forthcoming solo record, "American Utopia," including a May 13 performance in Pittsburgh's Benedum Center.
Byrne will perform songs from the new album, which will be out March 9 via Todomundo/Nonesuch Records, as well as classics from his solo career and his days with Talking Heads.
Singer-songwriter Rufus Wainright is making a fall tour stop at the Ridgefield Playhouse
Since he emerged in the 1990s, Wainright has released eight studio albums, and three live albums, including the Grammy-nominated “Rufus Does Judy” which captured the singer’s tribute to Judy Garland’s legendary 1961 Carnegie Hall concert.
The performer has collaborated with an eclectic group of musicians, including Joni Mitchell, David Byrne and Pet Shop Boys.
Selena Gomez borrowed the bassline from Talking Heads' 'Physco Killer' for her new single 'Bad Liar' because she's "obsessed" with the band.
The 24-year-old beauty reached out to the new wave rockers and asked to use Tina Weymouth's classic bass part from their 1977 hit on the track, which she dropped on Thursday (18.05.17), because she's so inspired by their music.
May 14: Movie director-producer George Lucas is 73. Actress Meg Foster ("Cagney and Lacey") is 69. Director Robert Zemeckis is 66. Musician David Byrne (Talking Heads) is 65. Actor Tim Roth is 56. Guitarist C.C. DeVille of Poison is 55. Singer Ian Astbury of The Cult is 55. Musician Fabrice Morvan of Milli Vanilli is 51. Bassist Mike Inez of Alice In Chains is 51. Actress Cate Blanchett is 48. Singer Danny Wood of New Kids On The Block is 48. Director Sofia Coppola ("Lost In Translation") is 46. Actor Gabriel Mann ("Revenge") is 45. Singer Natalie Appleton of All Saints is 44. Singer Shanice is 44. Actress Carla Jimenez ("Growing Up Fisher") is 43. Guitarist Henry Garza of Los Lonely Boys is 39. Singer Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show is 39. Singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys is 38. Bassist Mike Retondo of Plain White T's is 36. Actress Amber Tamblyn ("Two and a Half Men," ''Joan of Arcadia") is 34. Actress Miranda Cosgrove ("iCarly") is 24.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on planned impeachment hearings against Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (all times local):
Lawyers for Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley say he did nothing wrong and argued the unproven ethics accusations against him do not merit impeachment.
Bentley Legal Adviser David Byrne argued Thursday there was important context and explanations for the findings of the Alabama Ethics Commission.
Auditor sues Bentley over Senate appointment
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's state auditor has filed suit against Gov. Robert Bentley over his appointment of Luther Strange to the Senate seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, with Zeigler claiming there was a "corrupt bargain" between the two.
State Auditor Jim Zeigler filed the suit Sunday in Montgomery County, claiming Bentley is wrong to wait until 2018 to hold an election for the position. The suit said state law requires an earlier special election.
Review: ‘Contemporary Color’ is a hypnotic concert film
In 2015, former Talking Heads front man David Byrne staged an unconventional show in which he paired up 10 contemporary musicians and performers with color guard teams — those baton and saber twirling staples of small town parades and high school football games. The musicians, including the likes of St. Vincent, Lucius, Ad-Rock, Zola Jesus and Nelly Furtado, composed original songs that the color guard teams then used to choreograph a corresponding routine. The unique spectacle, which took place at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, is chronicled with experimental verve in the documentary "Contemporary Color ," from filmmaking brothers Bill and Turner Ross.