NEWS ARCHIVE FOR MARCH 2009
Leaf Bonanza At fuseleeds09
Published 3 March 2009 by BWL

Efterklang, Colleen, A Hawk And A Hacksaw and Nancy Elizabeth have all been confirmed to appear at fuseleeds09. This festival takes place in various venues around Leeds, UK, bringing the spheres of jazz, world, pop and contemporary classical music together with series of events and new commissions. It's an honour for us to have our artists featured so extensively in our recently adopted home town.

The event kicks off at noon on April 25th with Fusillage, two special commissions of bell peals composed by Colleen (aka Parisienne Cécile Schott) and influential British composer Gavin Bryars, celebrating the very British tradition of bell-ringing. This free event will be held at Leeds Parish Church [please note that while Colleen will be present at the performance, she will not actually be ringing the changes!.

This will be followed later the same day by Danish collective Efterklang performing their acclaimed 2007 album Parades in its entirety with the Britten Sinfonia at the new Leeds Academy. The band have performed Parades with an orchestra only once before, in Copenhagen last September. That show was filmed for posterity, and will be released as a special CD/DVD package later this year.

A Hawk And A Hacksaw and Nancy Elizabeth will bring the festival to a close on May 2nd with a show at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, joined by Bella Union artists The Acorn. The show will be the first UK appearance by A Hawk And A Hacksaw since End Of The Road festival last year and the first in the UK with a new band. Before then AHAAH play support to Andrew Bird and Wilco in North America, and their fourth album will be released in May. Nancy is finishing off her second album for release later in the summer.
http://www.fuseleeds.com

The details:

Saturday 25 April
fuseleeds09, LEEDS (Colleen and Gavin Bryars)
Leeds Parish Church, LS2 7DP
starts 12.30pm
FREE

Saturday 25 April
fuseleeds09, LEEDS (Efterklang)
O2 Academy, LS2 3AW
Doors 6.30pm
Tickets £17.50 (£15.50 concs)

Saturday 2 May
fuseleeds09, LEEDS (A Hawk And A Hacksaw, Nancy Elizabeth and The Acorn)
West Yorkshire Playhouse, LS2 7UP
Doors 7.30pm
Tickets: £15.00 (£13.00 concs)


AHAAH, Efterklang and Wildbirds & Peacedrums at SXSW
Published 11 March 2009 by BWL

Leaf artists A Hawk And A Hacksaw, Efterklang and Wildbirds & Peacedrums will all be performing at this year's SXSW. The Leaf Label will be teaming up with US label Hometapes for a showcase on 19 March at Habana Bar. AHAAH and Efterklang will represent Leaf there, with all details and flyer below.

There will also be a very special one-off performance of Slaraffenklang, the mutant amalgamation of Efterklang and Hometapes' Slaraffenland on 21 March. You can still download the free EP that Slaraffenklang recorded at last year's Sono festival in the two bands' home of Copenhagen, Denmark.
http://www.rumraket.com/music/SLARAFFENKLANG_Danish_Dynamite_Live_at_Sono_Festival_2008.zip


A HAWK AND A HACKSAW

Thursday 19 March
Other Music and DigForFire.tv's SXSW Lawn Party - The French Legation Musuem
Time: 3.30pm

Hometapes/The Leaf Label showcase - Habana Bar
Time: 8.00pm

EFTERKLANG

Thursday 19 March
Other Music and DigForFire.tv's SXSW Lawn Party - The French Legation Musuem
Time: 2.00pm

Hometapes/The Leaf Label showcase - Habana Bar
Time: 11.00pm

Friday 20 March
Danish Dynamite Day Party - Cesar A. Sylva Studio
Time: 3.20pm

Saturday 21 March
The Agency Group showcase - EMOs
Time: 10.00pm

SLARAFFENKLANG

Saturday 21 March
Friend Island
Time: 6.45pm

WILDBIRDS & PEACEDRUMS

Thursday 19 March
End Of The Road Party - Lambert’s BBQ
Time: 1.45pm
Please RSVP before 10th March to: info 'at' endoftheroadfestival.com with "SXSW party" in the subject, and full names of guests and if you need a +1 or not.

Team Clermont Party - Flamingo
Time: 5.00pm

Friday 20th March
Billions Showcase - Antones
Time: 9.00pm

EXMS Party - Red River
Time: 1.00pm

Knitting Factory Party - The Side Bar
Time: 4.30pm

http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/5/l_6ae2303fb27140d3b76898f9119755bd.jpg


A Hawk And A Hacksaw Announce New Album And UK Tour
Published 12 March 2009 by BWL


A Hawk And A Hacksaw will release their fourth album, Délivrance, on May 18. Recorded in Budapest, Devon and Albuquerque during the second half of 2008, the album is their first full length release since the much-loved The Way The Wind Blows in 2006.

A single, ‘Foni Tu Argile’, precedes the album on April 27. As well as the obligatory digital download, there will also be a limited edition of 500 hand-numbered 10” singles, cut at 78rpm, with packaging that replicates the shellac records of old. Hear ‘Foni Tu Argile’ now on AHAAH's myspace:
http://www.myspace.com/ahawkandahacksaw

Jeremy Barnes and Heather Trost's new band will be on tour from mid March, kicking things off with an SXSW appearance on the 19th, followed by North American shows with Andrew Bird and Wilco. Their European tour will begin in Leeds on May 2 as part of the fuseleeds09 festival, and you can find details of all the UK shows below. European shows will be announced very soon.

Sat 2 May fuseleeds09, West Yorkshire Playhouse, LEEDS (with The Acorn, Nancy Elizabeth
Tue 16 June Duke of York's Picturehouse, BRIGHTON
Wed 17 June Fiddlers Club, BRISTOL
Thu 18 June Cecil Sharp House, LONDON
Fri 19 June Baltic, GATESHEAD
Sat 20 June Tollbooth, STIRLING
Sun 21 June The Arches, GLASGOW
Tue 23 June Hare & Hounds, BIRMINGHAM
Wed 24 June Holywell Music Room, OXFORD
Thu 25 June Arts Centre, NORWICH

You can find all the band’s upcoming shows by clicking here.


A Hawk And A Hacksaw Support Andrew Bird & Wilco In North America
Published 19 March 2009 by BWL


A Hawk And A Hacksaw have been confirmed as support to both Andrew Bird and Wilco on their tours this April. Sandwiched in the middle of these shows, the group will play headline concerts in Pittsfields, Massachussetts, and Minneapolis. AHAAH will be performing as a four piece on this tour. Alongside core duo of Jeremy Barnes (accordion, percussion, vocals) and Heather Trost (violin, vocals) will be Mark Weaver (tuba), who played on AHAAH's last two albums, and Chicago-based Samuel Johnson (trumpet).

A Hawk And A Hacksaw also appear at this year's SXSW. AHAAH join the Hometapes/The Leaf Label showcase at Habana Bar, joining labelmates Efterklang. They will also appear at the Other Music/DigForFire.tv's lawn party, at the French Legation. All dates can be seen below.

Over recent months, AHAAH have been busy recording its fourth album, 'Délivrance, due for release later this May. The first single from the album, 'Foni Tu Argile' will be released as a digital single and strictly limited edition 10" single, cut at 78rpm! More info soon!

http://www.ahawkandahacksaw.co.uk
http://www.myspace.com/ahawkandahacksaw

See AHAAH at their recent appearance in Brooklyn for the Lomography Store grand opening:



And with The Hun Hangár Ensemble in 2007:

Thu 19 Mar (1230pm) Found Magazine Party, Red 7, Austin TX, USA
Thu 19 Mar: (3.30pm) Other Music and DigForFire.tv's SXSW Lawn Party, The French Legation Musuem, Austin, TX, USA
Thu 19 Mar: (8.00pm) Hometapes/The Leaf Label, SXSW, Habana Bar, Austin, TX, USA

Thu 2 Apr: Allen Theatre, Cleveland, OH, USA (with Andrew Bird)
Fri 3 Apr: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Toronto, ON, CANADA (with Andrew Bird)
Sat 4 Apr: Le National, Montreal, QC, CANADA (with Andrew Bird)

Sun 5 Apr: The Copperworks, Pittsfield, MA, USA

Tue 7 Apr: Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh, PA, USA (with Andrew Bird)
Wed 8 Apr: Michigan Theatre, Ann Arbor, MI, USA (with Andrew Bird)
Thu 9 Apr: The Hideout, Chicago, IL, USA
Fri 10 Apr: Civic Opera House, Chicago, IL, USA (with Andrew Bird)

Sun 12 Apr: Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis. MN, USA

Tue 14 Apr: Pabst Theater, Milwaukee, WI, USA (with Wilco)
Wed 15 Apr: Pabst Theater, Milwaukee, WI, USA (with Wilco)
Thu 16 Apr: University Auditorium, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA (with Wilco)
Fri 17 Apr: Templeton-Blackburn Auditorium, Ohio University, Athens, OH, USA (with Wilco)
Sat 18 Apr: Tennessee Theatre, Knoxville, TN, USA (with Wilco)
Mon 20 Apr: The Classic Center Grand Hall, Athens, GA, USA (with Wilco)
Tue 21 Apr: Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Asheville, NC, USA (with Wilco)
Wed 22 Apr: Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham, AL, USA (with Wilco)
Thu 23 Apr: The Lyric, Oxford, MS, USA (with Wilco)


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