Born and raised in northern California, Newsom was classically trained on the harp in her youth, and began her musical career as a keyboardist in the San Francisco-based indie band The Pleased.After recording and self-releasing two EPs in 2002, Newsom was signed to the independent label Drag City.
Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold is currently opening for Joanna Newsom on her European and American tour.Pecknold previously mentioned that he wanted to test out new solo material on the tour, and on Sunday in the Netherlands it looks like he delivered. The pair are playing in The Olympia Theatre in Dublin tomorrow. She has also appeared as an actress, with roles in the television series Portlandia, and Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice (2014).As a child, Newsom was not allowed to watch television or listen to the radio.This is all that Fleet Foxes – Seattle's greatest musical export since you-know-who – will see of the city, but they're probably too exhausted to care, having already completed a dozen or so dates on their sold-out UK tour.
Backstage in a dressing-room, marvelling at the hundreds of penis drawings on the walls, lead singer and songwriter Robin Pecknold sighs long and hard.
It was never going to be easy to follow up a debut album that featured Devendra Banhart and Joanna Newsom, and, sure enough, Andy Cabic's fourth Vetiver album finds the San Francisco-based musician treading water.
The Junction in Cambridge is a nondescript venue: a white box, plonked in the middle of a retail park surrounded by gaudy chain restaurants, overlooked by a terrifying giant snowman.
Freddie tells him he is tired of looking after him and leaves Cook and JJ to go to a local stripclub/prostitute agency, where JJ refuses to go further than kissing and Cook overhears Johnny White in the next room.
Unknown to Pandora, Katie has used some special ingredients in the chocolate brownies, which take the party to another level.
She describes her parents as "kind of idealists when it came to hoping they could protect us from bad influences, like violent movies, or stupid stuff".