In October, Australian guitar hero Courtney Barnett taped an MTV Unplugged special in Melbourne for the Aussie version of MTV. Today, she’s released the live version of that EP, which is just called MTV Unplugged. On the EP, Barnett duets with peers like Paul Kelly, Marlon Williams, and Evelyn Ida Morris, and she covers songs … More »
When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file — it’s ephemera, on every streaming service and available to hear in myriad ways. For better and worse, the song (and the single) have become the norm for the general public’s music consumption. More »
A decade is an arbitrary measurement. They seem confined, these neat little symmetrical 10-year runs, but it’s only in hindsight that we define them, that their signifiers and trends and shorthand become codified. In reality, there are bleeds, the timbre and events of one chunk of time sliding over the border into another. If you’re … More »
In addition to consistently kicking out top-shelf indie rock, Courtney Barnett runs Milk! Records, a record label focused on promoting musicians from her native Australia and nearby New Zealand. Milk is releasing a compilation next month featuring various artists on the label covering each other’s songs. Naturally, this comp is called Milk On Milk. Artists … More »
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
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 »
Last 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 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 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 a … More »