Acoustic Sounds

Features: Concerts

September 3rd marked the 20th anniversary of the physical passing of Johnny Cash due to complications from diabetes. Several events and products acknowledge his ongoing legacy. A new live experience starring Johnny Cash launched in October. Johnny Cash — The Official Concert Experience brings songs and stories from the Man in Black to the stage in a new way, using video performances, words, and stories from his ABC series The Johnny Cash Show, backed by a live band... Read More

In December 2020, a little over two years before he passed away this March at age 71 due to rectal cancer, Ryuichi Sakamoto played his Yamaha piano in a room with 48 cameras for Todd Eckert’s mixed reality production studio Tin Drum. “There is, in reality, a virtual me. This virtual me will not age, and will continue to play the piano for years, decades, centuries,” Sakamoto said in the press release. The result is KAGAMI, a “new kind of concert” premiering at The Shed at Hudson Yards, NYC until July 2nd before starting this week at the Manchester International Festival and next year traveling to the Sydney Opera House and Tennessee’s Big Ears Festival next year.

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In 1970 Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman thought that the many wonderful, obscure singles by post-Beatles American rock bands should be preserved. He assigned staffer Lenny Kaye to assemble a lineup that was released in December 1972 as "Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, 1965-1968". It didn’t sell well enough to make the charts. In 1998 Rhino’s four-CD box set—compiled with Kaye’s input—got the attention it deserved and sold... Read More