We’ve Got A File On You: Jeff Tweedy

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Jeff-Tweedy-WilcoWe’ve Got A File On You features interviews in which artists share the stories behind the extracurricular activities that dot their careers: acting gigs, guest appearances, random internet ephemera, etc. More »

Courtney Barnett loses her band in customs, announces slate of solo US tour dates

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Courtney Barnett: she’s a person! By now, you should know that Barnett records and releases music under her own name such as this or this or this. But, did you know that when Courtney Barnett tours, at least TWO other people perform with her, forming a “band” of some sort? What’s the deal there?? How can Courtney Barnett be Courtney Barnett if she performs with other people who are not Courtney Barnett???

Seeking to heal the rupture in our brains caused by that dissonance, Courtney Barnett has announced a run of solo tour dates across these United States. These aren’t any ordinary solo dates though, oh no. These are intimate SOLO dates: just Barnett, a guitar, and a batch of her finest songs embarking on the singer-songwriter’s very first solo tour of the US.

In addition to her intimate solo dates, Barnett will also be appearing at Wilco’s Sky Blue Sky Festival (how many festivals do these guys have?) in Mexico, as well as two opening dates for Brandi Carlisle in Nashville.

Check out all of Courtney Barnett’s upcoming tour dates down below. And if you’re curious as to what a true Courtney Barnett solo performance is like, check out videos of her playing “Sunday Roast” at the Sydney Opera House, and covering Gillian Welch’s “Everything Is Free” backstage at Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, also down below.

Courtney Barnett S O L O tour:

01.18.20 — Riveira Maya, Mexico — Sky Blue Sky Festival
01.20.20 — Nashville, TN — The Ryman (supporting Brandi Carlile)
01.21.20 — Nashville, TN — The Ryman (supporting Brandi Carlile)
01.23.20 — Wilmington, DE — The Queen
01.24.20 — Northampton, MA — Iron Horse
01.25.20 — Woodstock, NY — Levon Helm Studios
01.27.20 — Pittsburgh, PA — The Warhol at Carnegie Lecture Hall
01.28.20 — Cleveland, OH — Garner Auditorium
01.29.20 — Bloomington, IL — Castle Theatre
01.31.20 — Pioneertown, CA — Pappy & Harriet’s
02.01.20 — San Louis Obispo, CA — Fremont Theater
02.02.20 — Sonoma, CA — Redwood Barn

Watch Wilco And Courtney Barnett Perform “Handshake Drugs”

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Wilco hold their Solid Sound Festival every other year at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts. This year’s iteration kicked off on Friday. The first evening ended with a special surprise when Courtney Barnett, who played two sets earlier that day, joined Wilco to perform an excellent rendition of “Handshake Drugs” from 2004’s A Ghost … More »

Courtney Barnett – “Everybody Here Hates You” Video

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Courtney-Barnett-Everybody-Here-Hates-You-videoLast week, the nervously articulate Australian guitar-wrecker Courtney Barnett dropped a new single. “Everybody Here Hates You” follows last year’s Tell Me How You Really Feel album, as well as the one-off single “Small Talk.” Barnett says she wrote it while listening to a lot of Jeff Buckley, and … More »

Courtney Barnett – “Everybody Here Hates You”

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Courtney Barnett stopped by the Australian radio station TripleJ today to premiere her new song, “Everybody Here Hates You.” It follows the Australian rocker’s last album Tell Me How You Really Feel, and a standalone single called “Small Talk,” both of which came out last year. Barnett says she wrote “Everybody … More »

Barack Obama Shares His Favorite Songs Of 2018

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Barack Obama was pretty transparent about his music tastes during his presidency, sharing playlists of what he was listening to throughout it, and last year he engaged in every middle-aged dude’s favorite activity: year-end lists! For 2018, he’s done it again and the former President has just shared aMore »

Watch Courtney Barnett Play Three Songs On CBS This Morning

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Courtney BarnettCourtney Barnett released her new album Tell Me How You Really Feel earlier this year, and since then, the Aussie rocker has been all over the road in support of it. She just played Late Night With Seth Meyers this week, and today, she took her act to CBS This Morning, performing a … More »

Watch Courtney Barnett Kick Ass On Seth Meyers

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Courtney-Barnett-on-Seth-MeyersThere aren’t that many people these days who are good at making fuzzed-up, cathartic rock music about feeling emotionally fucked up and off. It’s something of a lost art. And it’s been a long, long time since we’ve had someone as good at this particular thing as Courtney Barnett is. She is a total master … More »

Courtney Barnett – “Small Talk”

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Courtney-BarnettThe great Australian rocker Courntey Barnett has a laid-back, slapdash way of writing songs, but she doesn’t really make throwaways. Anytime she comes out with something new, it’s worth at least a few listens. Earlier this year, Barnett came out with a very good new album called Tell Me How You Really Feel. More »

Courtney Barnett – “Houses” (Elyse Weinberg Cover)

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Courtney Barnett is proving herself a pretty good cover artist, specifically of the female folk greats. Back in May, fresh off the release of her sophomore album Tell Me How You Really Feel, the Melbourne rocker stepped into Jimmy Fallon’s Cover Room to record a version of Gillian Welch’s “Everything IsMore »