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WATCH // Ryley Walker Shares La Blogothéque Sessions, European Tour Starts Next Week

Ryley Walker recently taped a house show with La Blogothéque, performing riveting solo versions of “Primrose Green,” “Summer Dress,” and Van Morrison‘s “Fair Play” with characteristic aplomb and skillful improvisation. See the videos on YouTube here.

WATCH // Julianna Barwick Trick-or-Treats With La Blogothéque, Performs At Pitchfork Festival Paris Tonight

We are excited to release Julianna Barwick‘s second of two La Blogotheque Takeaway sessions. For this second session, we see Julianna in downtown Reykjavik with her loop machine on Ash Day, an almost equivalent to Halloween in the United States. She offers not only candy but the microphone to children trick-or-treating, their voices falling in with Julianna’s adding to the gorgeous echoes in her performance improvised on the street. Watch the video above or here on Youtube.

Click read more to see the director, Derrick Belcham, speak on the session plus links to headlining tour dates in the US starting in November.
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WATCH // Julianna Barwick Releases First Of Two Takeaway Sessions For La Blogotheque, On Tour Now With Sigur Ros

We are excited to now release Julianna Barwick‘s first of two La Blogotheque Takeaway sessions. For this first session recorded at Þingvellir National Park in Iceland and filmed by Derrick Belcham, Julianna performs “The Harbinger” off her new album, Nepenthe. Watch the serene visual that accompanies Julianna’s already effortlessly beautiful performance HERE on La Blogotheque‘s site or ABOVE.

Read more to read Julianna speak on the video, links to buy her new album Nepenthe, and links to tour dates with Sigur Ros.
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Phosphorescent- New Takeaway Show for One Day Without Shoes

Earlier this year, TOM’s Shoes and La Blogotheque caught up with Phosphorescent’s Matthew Houck for an improptu performance for their Barefoot Sessions for One Day Without Shoes. One Day Without Shoes is an “annual culmination of TOM’s efforts to raise awareness of the impact a pair of shoes can have on a child’s life.” They ask folks to go a day without wearing shoes, and last year more than 250,000 people went without shoes and over 1,600 events took place. You can find out more about the One Day Without Shoes project HERE. Above you can catch Phosphorescent’s performance of “My Dove, My Lamb” and go HERE to see another performance by Phosphorescent and other artists including Alex Winston, Gilbere Forte, and Ian Axel.

Phosphorescent is currently touring in the South and East this next week, and they’ll be performing at Bonnaroo in June. You can check out full tour dates HERE.

Akron/Family Announce Tour Dates, “Sun Will Shine” Vincent Moon Video

Akron/Family are gearing up for a North American tour that features a handful of summer festivals plus headlining club and theater dates. Just back from Japan, Akron/Family will be joined by Wooden Wand for an east coast run and in September by very special guests Jeffery Lewis & The Junkyard and Slaraffenland. The Slaraffenland horns will join the band on stage each night (a la The Dodos or Megafaun before them) to form the Akron/Family big band.

For a reminder of the Akron Family live experience, see this breathtaking redition of “Sun Will Shine,” brilliantly captured by Vincent Moon and showcasing the band at their finest. Interacting with the crowd, joined by guest musicians, and letting the music lead them off the stage and into Union Pool’s courtyard, this performance is the way to close an Akron/Family show. This video was shot during Akron/Family’s New York residency in March 2009, as part of multi-night stands the band did in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto, Montreal and New York, leading up to the release of Set ‘Em Wild, Set ‘Em Free.

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Fiume Night 09 _ Akron Family _ williamsburgh, march 2009 from vincent moon / temporary areas on Vimeo.

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