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Big Star’s Jody Stephens and Smog’s Bill Callahan were guests at night five of this year’s annual 8 Nights Of Hanukkah With Yo La Tengo run at The Bowery Ballroom.
About Bill Callahan
After almost 20 years of using the alias Smog for his music, Bill Callahan switched to his given name for his releases after 2005’s A River Ain’t Too Much to Love. The 2007 EP Diamond Dancer and full-length Woke on a Whaleheart both mixed the intimate, reflective, largely acoustic sound of later Smog albums like Supper and A River with gospel, soul, and pop elements, and boasted arrangements by former Royal Trux mastermind Neil Hagerty. For 2009’s Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle, Callahan returned to the more intimate acoustic-based sound of latter-era Smog albums, featuring string and brass arrangements by Brian Beattie. The live album Rough Travel for a Rare Thing arrived in March 2010, and in July Callahan issued his 79-page “epistolary novelette” Letters to Emma Bowlcut, comprised of 62 letters from a nameless protagonist to a woman he saw at a party. Callahan kicked off 2011 with Apocalypse, a more uptempo collection of seven country and blues-inspired rock tunes that recalled some of his edgier work with Smog.
Dead & Company, The Killers and Jay-Z will headline the Woodstock 50 festival at Watkins Glen International racetrack in Watkins Glen, New York.
The second-annual Wave Spell Live promises nine sets from STS9, plus sets from The New Deal, Mark Farina and others.
Tame Impala, Janelle Monáe, Lil Wayne, Tenacious D, Calpurnia and others are part of the 2019 Lollapalooza lineup.
The Barr Brothers will perform their self-titled debut, ‘Sleeping Operator’ and ‘Queens of the Breakers’ across the three-night run.
Umphrey’s McGee announced 2019 Summer Tour dates and ticket information.