Preview: Bill Frisell Trio @ Keystone Korner [Baltimore], 4/24-4/25/21

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Bill Frisell Trio (Photo by Monica Jane Frisell)

Not too long before the pandemic struck, 2-star Michelin Chef Robert Wiedmaier and National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Todd Barkan opened Keystone Korner in Baltimore, taking inspiration from the original venue of the same name in San Francisco.

Keystone Korner is getting back into the swing of things by hosting live music, and it has an extraordinary weekend planned with four shows by the Bill Frisell Trio over two days on Saturday, April 24, and Sunday, April 25.

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Song of the Day: “Cake” by Lydia Ainsworth

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Lydia Ainsworth (Photo by Zoe Koke)

“Cake,” the new single from singer, songwriter and producer Lydia Ainsworth’s forthcoming album Sparkles & Debris, is out today with an accompanying video directed by Takeshi Suga and shot in Tokyo before the start of the pandemic.

The album, which follows 2019’s acclaimed Phantom Forest and blends live drums, guitars and bass with Ainsworth’s signature vast electronic landscapes, is due May 21 via Zombie Cat Records.

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Song of the Day: “He Said She Said” by CHVRCHES

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CHVRCHES (Photo by Sebastian Mlynarski and Kevin J Thomson)

CHVRCHES have released their long awaited new single “He Said She Said,” available to stream and download via Glassnote Records. Recorded almost entirely remotely on two different sides of the Atlantic, the song arrives three years on from CHVRCHES’ acclaimed third album Love Is Dead.

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Song of the Day: “Why Only You” by HAERTS

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HAERTS (Photo by B.Asch)

German-born, New York-based duo HAERTS (Nini Fabi and Benny Gebert) open up another chapter from their upcoming third album Dream Nation (out May 21st via Anti-Fragile Records).

One could detect the usual comparisons to Fleetwood Mac or First Aid Kid in the fourth song “Why Only You” while making way for additional influences such as Portishead and Lamb.

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Song of the Day: “Blood in the Sand” by Talk Show Host

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Talk Show Host (Photo by Amanda Fotes)

What’s the internet for if not to watch cat videos? Well, Parklife has the best cat video for your eyes in a while!

You see, Toronto power-pop punk trio Talk Show Host release Mid-Century Modern, their debut full-length, on June via Wiretap Records & Disconnect Disconnect Records. And the lead single, “Blood In The Sand,” is streaming everywhere, along with a new music video, which features Mila the cat.

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Song of the Day: “It’s Every Season (Whole New Mess)” by Angel Olsen

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Angel Olsen (Photo by Kylie Coutts)

Angel Olsen announces Song of the Lark and Other Far Memories, a box set featuring All Mirrors and Whole New Mess, plus a bonus LP titled Far Memory, and a 40-page book collection, out May 7 on Jagjaguwar.

In conjunction with the announcement, she presents “It’s Every Season (Whole New Mess).”

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