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  • Sleater-Kinney return to The Late Show

    January 16, 2015

    Sleater-Kinney returned to David Letterman’s Late Show last night for their first public performance since reuniting, and hoo boy was it good. Every member’s skill set got a showcase, from Tucker’s fiery vocal harmonies to Janet Weiss’ sharp drum fills to Brownstein’s high kicks. Watch here: http://youtu.be/QLwD1to3dZU

  • St. Vincent nominated for a 2015 Brit Award

    January 16, 2015

    St. Vincent has been nominated for a Brit Award in the International Female Solo Artist category alongside Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Sia and Lana Del Ray. http://www.brits.co.uk/

  • NPR First Listen: Sleater-Kinney, ‘No Cities To Love’

    January 12, 2015

    http://www.npr.org/2015/01/11/376085344/first-listen-sleater-kinney-no-cities-to-love   “Reunion mythology is a powerful force in the music industry. It can artificially preserve overripe bands past their sell-by date, or rob stellar releases of thoughtful criticism in favor of tireless gossip. Former bandmates pursuing other projects have to shout louder than their own histories to be heard in a new context. The […]

  • Todd Simon – Producer, Arranger and Performer on Grammy Nominated Recordings

    December 15, 2014

    Lever and Beam congratulates Todd Simon for his contributions on two Grammy nominated albums this year: Todd produced, arranged horns and recorded trumpet on the Mindi Abair album “Wild Heart” – nominated for best Contemporary Instrumental Album. Todd also arranged  horns and recorded trumpet on Ziggy Marley’s album “Fly Rasta” – nominated for Best Reggae Album.

  • Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings Receives First Grammy Award Nomination

    December 6, 2014

    Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings Soul Music Icon Receives First Grammy Award Nomination Headlines The Daptone Super Soul Revue Tonight & Tomorrow At The Legendary Apollo Theater Singing the National Anthem & Performing at Halftime This Sunday At The Knicks vs Trailblazers Game — 7:30 EST  Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings kicked of 2014 with […]

  • ST. VINCENT EARNS BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM GRAMMY NOMINATION FOR ‘ST. VINCENT’ (LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS / REPUBLIC)

    December 6, 2014

    Congratulations to St. Vincent, aka Annie Clark, who just earned her first GRAMMY nomination, for her self-titled album, (Loma Vista) in the Best Alternative Music Album category. This caps a break-out year for Clark.  ‘St Vincent’ (Loma Vista) was named the #1 Album of the Year by Entertainment Weekly and NME, and placed in the […]

  • Sleater-Kinney 2.0: The Band Talks About Its First Album In 10 Years

    November 20, 2014

    Sleater-Kinney on NPR’s All Things Considered Following an eight-year hiatus after touring its last album, The Woods, Sleater-Kinney is back together. Earlier this year, the band put out a box set which included remastered versions of all seven of its albums, as well as a hardcover book featuring previously unseen photos. Included was an unlabeled […]

  • Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Cole Haan Team Up!

    November 18, 2014

    Cole Haan presents: Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings – “White Christmas”

  • SNL’s Vanessa Bayer Gives St. Vincent Some Questionable Advice

    November 18, 2014

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  • CBS Saturday Sessions: The Budos Band play “Burnt Offering”

    October 25, 2014

    The Budos Band made their national TV debut today on CBS This Morning Saturday. Check out their performance here: http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/saturday-sessions-the-budos-band-play-burnt-offering/

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