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David Byrne Stories

David Byrne Reveals New Album Out Next Year, Collaborations With Brian Eno And Oneohtrix Point Never, Tour Plans

David Byrne recently participated in a Reddit AMA, or Ask Me Anything, and his answers to fans questions revealed the Talking Heads singers upcoming plans.Bynre told fans that his next album would be out early next year, and that Brian [Eno] helped me a LOT on the record.Im making tour plans (and a...

Watch David Byrne And Angélique Kidjo Perform "Once In A Lifetime"

Photo: @bighasslekenBeninese singer Anglique Kidjo performed Talking Heads 1980 record Remain In Light in full at New York Citys Carnegie Hall last night, and was joined by a special guest.David Byrne joined the singer on stage to contribute vocals to Once In A Lifetime, and video has surfaced of the performance.After a false...

David Byrne: As Thoughtful As You'd Think About Manilow's Dead Musician Duets

David Byrne is a man who knows how to use words in a creative and thought-provoking way, a point made obvious by both his lyrics and his imaginative, reflective journal posts.It should come as no surprise, then, that Byrnes review of the new Barry Manilow record for The Talkhouse reads nothing like your typical...

David Byrne Performs Biz Markie's "Just A Friend", Makes A Point

David Byrne and other like-minded artists performed at a benefit for the Content Creators Coalition at New York City's Le Poisson Rouge last night and the nature of the event called for something just a bit different than a typical Byrne performance. He is calling attention to the fact that in the US, unlike many...

The Rock Fan's 2013 Guide To Ravinia Festival

Ravinia Festival may not be a festival in the way the most readers think of it -- in fact, its cornerstone has always been a fine program of classical music, a genre that has yet to infiltrate any other festivals that I've been to (except the Clifford Ball).However, if you're looking for a more...

Review, Stream, Download, Setlist & Video: David Byrne & St. Vincent @ Chicago Theater 9/18/12

It's rare that I'd have to start a concert review with Spoiler Alert and even rarer that I'd fall so hard for a show that was as well-planned and seemingly scripted as this event, but despite these caveats David Byrne and St. Vincent at Chicago Theater was Grade A entertainment and among my favorite shows...

Whitney Houston Tribute: David Byrne Performs "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" @ Union Chapel

This is about all I can offer in tribute to Whitney, but in my eyes is worth about 1000 All Star Grammys memorials.Whitney Houston (August 9, 1963 February 11, 2012)

The Barn Interview: Strange Arrangement's Joe Hettinga

These days, my music obsession exposes me to hundreds of new bands a year. There has always been a wealth of talent, but nowadays barriers to entry have been brought so low, I can now actively seek out, and enjoy, an extremely wide variety of high quality music with a few mouse clicks or finger...

Friday Linkafication: Google Doodle Phish Edition

Last week, I called Paul Simon a "class act", after reading this, I may have to reevaluate. Disclosure, in no way does it reduce the awesomeness of the video below.A bevy of Prince covers in honor of his birthday earlier this week.The blogs at The Trib offer an interview with funkiest of the...

Spotlight Show: This Must Be The Band @ Brixie's 5/6/11

We're always happy to give a shout to a band that brings the funk as long and as hard as these guys. This Must Be the Band returns to Brixie's in Brookfield for another Barn Spotlight show this Friday, May 6th.To celebrate, let's revisit the five posts that made up our popular Talking Heads...