The New Pornographers Announce Pemberton Music Festival Performance!

The New Pornographers will be playing Pemberton Music Festival on July 18 – 20th in the mountains in Pemberton, BC w/ Outkast, Nine Inch Nails, Modest Mouse, TV On The Radio, and many more!

Lineup and Tickets here.

Neko performs “Ragtime” with Calexico on Conan 2/3/14

Neko performed “Ragtime” on Conan last night, with a little help from Calexico. Visit the Team Coco website to see the clip.

‘Shut Down the Streets’ nominated for a Juno!

A.C. Newman’s 2013 release ‘Shut Down the Streets’ was nominated for a Juno! See the full nomination list here: http://bit.ly/LNu1Ag

Juno Awards 2014

AC Newman joins Neko Case in New York and Philadelphia

AC Newman will support Neko Case at her shows in New York and Philadelphia this Fall. Tickets are on sale now! Details below:

9/25 – Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA – TICKETS
9/26 – Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY – TICKETS

Help Kickstart ‘A Matter Of Time’ – An ALS Documentary about Kathryn Calder

Montreal’s Yellow Bird Project charity organization needs your help funding a documentary feature about Kathryn Calder and her journey after learning that her mother had been diagnosed with ALS.

ALS (commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease in the US and Motor Neurone disease in the UK) is a fatal disease, which attacks the neurons in the brain and spinal cord, progressively impairing one’s ability to walk, talk or feed themselves. The cause of the disease is unknown and there is no cure.

Visit their Kickstarter page HERE to watch a trailer for the upcoming documentary as well as learn how you can pledge to help them reach their funding goal.

Pledge rewards include everything from an HQ download of them film and a credit in the film, to signed CD’s, vinyl, concert tickets, a meet & greet with Kathryn and/or with the all of the New Pornographers and much more.

This project will only be funded if at least $50,000 is pledged by Monday Jul 22, 9:36am EDT. Help spread the word!

 

Augst 17 – Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto

The New Pornographers will play the main stage at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto on Saturday, August 17. Free with entry to the Canadian National Exhibition.

 

 

 

826NYC Benefit

AC Newman is participating in Scrabble for Cheaters on April 6th at 826NYC. He and his partner – David Rees (Get Your War On, Artisanal pencil-sharpener) – need to raise money ahead of time to buy cheats in the Scrabble tournament. Together, they are called The Upstate Upsetters and you can help them reach their goal of $1,000 raised (which will ultimately benefit 826NYC) by visiting: http://www.826nyc.org/scrabble13/support/#upstate
More information on 826NYC, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students with their writing skills, is HERE.

AC Newman Live

“There are some bands that are on stage and some that own it. A.C. Newman falls into the latter category, hands down with a quiet but commanding stage presence.”

- City Pages Minneapolis

AC Newman live:

Nov 08
The Biltmore Cabaret
Vancouver, Canada

Nov 09
The Crocodile
Seattle, WA

Nov 10
Doug Fir Lounge
Portland, OR

Nov 12
The Independent
San Francisco, CA

Nov 13
The Echoplex
Los Angeles, CA

Nov 14
The Casbah
San Diego, CA

The New York Times Reviews Shut Down The Streets

In case you missed it, check out The New York Times‘ review of A.C. Newman’s Shut Down the Streets:

As the main songwriter in the New Pornographers, along with his solo albums and past bands dating back to the 1990s, A. C. Newman has been so prolific that he risks being taken for granted: He’s the guy who can always spin out hummable pop melodies that would be right at home in the ’60s or ’70s, whether or not he matches them to lyrics that add up. But Shut Down the Streets (Matador/Last Gang) takes an extra step toward the heartfelt: “Is it too much to lose, or too little left to live for?” he sings in “Wasted English.” The melodies are still there, from gently scalloped waltzes to hearty power-pop choruses, and there’s a new layer of polish on the arrangements: intros that establish atmosphere along with hooks, richer and more elegant instrumental blends, the self-effacing vocal harmonies of Neko Case from the New Pornographers. And especially in “They Should Have Shut Down the Streets,” which mourns the death of his mother, Mr. Newman comes through as less facile or defensive, more open. It’s a tipping point.

- The New York Times

The album is available on iTunes HERE