Sara Watkins is currently wrapping up a tour with her band Watkins Family Hour (featuring Fiona Apple), which already hit NYC four times, and after that she'll be busy another of her collaborative projects. Sara (who's also in Nicke...
Photo by Benjamin Lozovsky There is a certain masochism to being a diehard Fiona Apple fan. It means learning to love at a different tempo than the fans of other musicians; it requires a three-to-seven-year commitment to a promise she never actually made. Show More Summary
A tender love ballad is always nice, but it’s sometimes those weird love songs that make you laugh or even creep you out a little (I’m looking at you Sara Watkins and Fiona Apple!) that are most memorable. What are some of your favorite...Show More Summary
The Watkins siblings (Sara and Sean) brought their hometown staple of the Watkins Family Hour for 3 sold out nights to the City Winery in NYC. The band consisted of Sean, Sara, Fiona Apple, Benmont Tench on piano, Don Heffington on drums and Sebastian Steinberg on bass. Show More Summary
Paul Thomas Anderson has found his new muse: Fiona Apple's doppelgänger! You might've heard Joanna Newsom's sweet voice all over Inherent Vice (she narrated the film), and you may recall that her husband Andy Samberg served as Joanna's arm candy at this year's Oscars (though, technically, he was the nominee... More »
Blake Mills is an accomplished studio guitarist who’s worked with a wide variety of impressive names including Lucinda Williams, Conor Oberst, Fiona Apple, Lana Del Ray, Norah Jones, Billy Gibbons, Band of Horses, and others. But Mills’s previous credits were eclipsed by the 2010 release of Break Mirrors, a solo album that earned high praise.
Last week, jazz quintet Postmodern Jukebox released a sultry, vintage-style cover of Fiona Apple’s breakout hit “Criminal”—and it seems appropriate that around the same time, Apple herself was covering a 1930s jazz standard. Apple has...Show More Summary
Siblings Sean and Sara Watkins are in Nickel Creek, but they also host a monthly residency called the Watkins Family Hour. This summer, they released a self-titled album featuring Fiona Apple. Apple and the band played a show in Newport on Thursday to kick off the Newport Folk Festival, and as Stereogum points out, video from that set has surfaced. Show More Summary
The Watkins Family Hour played a show at Newport’s Jane Pickens Theatre last Thursday, kicking off the Newport Folk Festival the night before it officially began. They brought out a bunch of friends to handle the vocals for their vaudevillian bluegrass covers set, including the Lone Bellow, Joe Pug, and Hiss Golden Messenger. As Boston […]
After more than a decade's worth of monthly variety shows in Los Angeles, the Watkins Family Hour have turned themselves into a traveling band, embarking on a tour that kicked off at the Newport Folk Festival last Thursday. Stealing the show that night was the band's version of "When I Get Low I...
“Criminal,” Fiona Apple’s woozy 1997 hit, is pretty close to perfect, as songs go, so attempting to cover it is a risky and mostly doomed proposition. But as usual, the folks of Postmodern Jukebox find a way: Their cover transmutes the...Show More Summary
Although Fiona Apple's hit song "Criminal" was released 19 years ago this week, the song still holds up today But would the song still sound like a hit if Apple released it in the 1920s? The answer is yes Check out Postmodern Jukebox's...Show More Summary
Chelsea Wolfe is about a step away from becoming the biggest singer/songwriter of our generation. Her music embodies some warp between Leonard Cohen and Fiona Apple. In her new single for "After The Fall," we see both the delicate and world burning sides of Wolfe. Show More Summary
Rap legend Q-Tip hasn’t released an official solo album since 2009 — although he has been keeping himself busy — but it looks like the long-awaited Last Zulu is almost here. In a new interview with Billboard, he says that the album is almost done and mentions a few exciting collaborators: Yeah man, I’m putting […]
Q-Tip has said he's recruited Beck for his upcoming solo album, The Last Zulu, which was first announced back in 2012. In a new interview with Billboard, he also said he's "talking to Fiona Apple and some other singers" for the album. Show More Summary
Swedish director Roy Andersson takes up the theme of “being a human being” with this meticulously crafted, dreamlike black comedy. Sam and Jonathan, a pair of hapless novelty salesman,...
Watkins Family Hour is the Americana collective featuring Sean & Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek, plus Fiona Apple, Don Heffington, Sebastian Steinberg, Benmont Tench, Greg Leisz and other guests. We already knew they'd be performing Bob Dylan's Highway 61...
Sounds like: Fiona Apple, Erykah Badu Song: Brianna Cash - Beautiful Energy (Ft. Ill Fated Natives) What's so good? "Beautiful Energy" is a song for anyone who has been loved, and loved truly, according to singer-songwriter Brianna Cash. I can get behind that. Show More Summary
photo: Blake Mills w/ Fiona Apple at LPR in 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield) Among the recently-announced Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2015 schedule is a very cool show that has Fiona Apple, members of Nickel Creek and more performing....
The annual Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival returns in 2015 from July 22-August 9 with free outdoor concerts at various Lincoln Center venues. Some highlights: On August 5 at Damrosch Park Badnshell, electric guitar quartet Dither joined by...