News featuring Nick Drake

The following news stories mention Nick Drake. Stories are compiled from a hand-picked selection of popular music news sites based in Great Britain, Europe and the United States. Updated less than 5 hours ago.

’15 May 18 Mon

Monday 18th May

  • Tomás Pagán Motta: Tomás Pagán Motta

    It’s inevitable that Tomás Pagán Motta should be tagged with Drake dictates, given the sad yet beautiful atmospheric set-ups that express his sentiments in such a stunning manner.

    Nick Drake has become an all too familiar touchstone for budding shoegazing singer/songwriters in the 40 or so years since his untimely passing. That’s not surprising; Drake practically invented the low-cast, emotionally wrought style that breathes so much vulnerability and sensitivity into every song he ever recorded. In that sense, it’s more than nostalgia that makes his music resonate so fully; indeed, he helped create as important a genre as any that’s emerged in modern…

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’15 Apr 25 Sat

Saturday 25th April

  • Dax Riggs adds shows, covering Nick Drake on tour (watch)

    photo: Dax Riggs in Austin in 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)

    Dax Riggs (of '90s sludge band Acid Bath and several other projects) will be playing some shows this spring. He's yet to announce a full tour, but a handful of dates have been revealed including NYC on June 13 at Mercury Lounge. That's a late show, starting at 10:30 PM, and tickets are on sale now. All currently known dates are listed below.

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’15 Apr 19 Sun

Sunday 19th April

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Sunday 12th April

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Wednesday 8th April

  • How can you make an opera about 9/11?

    Opera has always thrived on grandiose spectacle, but are the events at the World Trade Center a tragedy too far? The team behind ENO’s new work Between Worlds talk about dramatising a day on which more than 2,700 people lost their lives

    An opera set in the World Trade Center on 9/11? How is that possible? How can opera attempt to dramatise the thousand-fold tragedies of the twin towers? I’ll be honest. My first reaction to hearing about Tansy Davies’s Between Worlds was one of incredulity. Isn’t the whole notion of an opera set high on the north tower, above the impact zone of the first plane, recreating the last minutes of lives that ended in some of the most terrifying circumstances it’s possible to imagine, an operatic risk too far, which could trivialise the tragedy and fail to honour its world-changing impact?

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Tuesday 7th April

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Thursday 12th February

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Monday 19th January

  • Ryan Hobler - 'The Elusive Yes' (album stream) (Premiere)

    The newest outing by the New Jersey singer/songwriter Ryan Hobler is a welcoming potpourri of folk stylings.

    Folk music is one big tent in terms of stylistic diversity, a fact encapsulated nicely by the latest LP by the singer/songwriter Ryan Hobler. Produced by Andy Baldwin (Bjork, Saint Lucia, Wakey! Wakey!), The Elusive Yes runs the gamut of folk styles in 12 tracks. Hobler himself lists Paul Simon, Elliott Smith, and Nick Drake as formative influences on his music, but even more can be heard throughout this album, which you can stream exclusively…

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Saturday 10th January

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Sunday 23rd November

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