Wednesday 17 October 2012 at 7:00pm
918 Granville Street, Vancouver, V6Z 1L2, Canada
Tel: (604) 688-1975
Live Nation presents Joshua Radin and A Fine Frenzy: 2012 Tour with performances in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, and Winnipeg this October. Tickets are on sale Friday, August 3rd at 10am.
From Ohio via New York and California, Joshua Radin is a uniquely word-of-mouth success story. Radin only started playing music after college at Northwestern University when he moved to New York City, bought a guitar and began learning to play his favorite Beatles and Bob Dylan tunes. His alternative route to prominence began when a friend gave a demo featuring his very first composition, “Winter", to a TV producer—who promptly used it to score a scene of the sitcom Scrubs in 2004. Other Hollywood types found his music just as evocative, and now various Radin songs have been heard over 100 times on TV shows (Grey’s Antatomy, Brothers and Sisters, American Idol), as well as many films and commercials.
His debut, We Were Here (Columbia), drew critical acclaim and a four star review from Rolling Stone. 2008’s follow up, Simple Times, which hit number one on the overall iTunes chart upon release, saw Radin collaborating with producer Rob Schnapf (Beck, Elliott Smith). Simple Times went top 10 in ten different countries including the UK where lead single "I'd Rather Be With You" went all the way to number two at radio. In 2011 Radin released The Rock and The Tide (Mom+Pop) produced by Martin Terefe (Cat Stevens, Ron Sexmith). He has appeared on Ellen, the Today Show, Conan O'Brian and many others. Joshua’s latest LP underwater, is scheduled for release tomorrow, July 31, 2012.
A Fine Frenzy
A Fine Frenzy is the enchanting musical world of Alison Sudol. And her sprawlingly ambitious new album PINES, due out in October, reaches for the stars. It is nothing less than the story of our age: an elegy for a planet on the brink of catastrophe. Our planet.
The singer-songwriter and passionate environmental campaigner, whose 2007 debut album ONE CELL IN THE SEA spawned the breakthrough hit 'Almost Lover', began work on PINES after undergoing a crisis of confidence after completing her 2009 collection BOMB IN A BIRDCAGE.
Epic in scope and sound, PINES was recorded with a dizzying cast of musical accomplices collected by Sudol's chosen producer, Keefus Green, whose credits as a musician range from rappers Dr. Dre and Ice Cube to bluegrass superstar Alison Krauss, jazz diva Cassandra Wilson, and punk legend Iggy Pop.
Even though the recording of PINES is completed, this story has only just begun. A book based on the fable is already under way, and Sudol has completed the script for a companion film, too. PINES contains its own universe, but it also marks the beginning of another chapter in the ongoing adventure of A Fine Frenzy.
Alison Sudol serves as an ambassador for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and performed at the 2011 Environmental Media Awards. She is also a member of TakePart, the social action network of Participant Media (motto: "Entertainment that Inspires and Compels Social Change"). She is one of the earliest adopters of Twitter (@AfineFrenzy) and has 1.7 million followers.