Soldier Songs at Prototype

David T. Little’s opera Dog Days got a lot of buzz for its 2012 production in Montclair, NJ. Little’s 2006 opera Soldier Songs will be presented tonight through 1/18 as part of the Prototype showcase of recent operas.

Brooklyn Vegan has an interview with Little here. Also check out the embedded video trailer below.


PROTOTYPE Festival 2013 – David T. Little’s Soldier Songs from PROTOTYPE Festival on Vimeo.

Swans: “The Apostate” (live video)

Swans is celebrating their thirtieth anniversary in style. This year has seen the release of a 2xCD, The Seer, and a world tour, currently in progress. Even though Swans’s leader Michael Gira has reached sexagenarian status, the band still plays in a ferociously physical and thunderously intense fashion. Witness a sampling in the live video embedded below, an edited version of “The Apostate.”

the apostate (edit) from Marco Porsia on Vimeo.

Sandro Perri (Video; MP3; Tour Dates)

Toronto musician Sandro Perri is touring later this month and next in support of his 2011 Constellation release Impossible Shapes. Tour dates are below. For your enjoyment, we’ve also included the video to album track “Love and Light” and an MP3 of “Futureactive Kid, Part 1.”

Sandro Perri Tour

MP3: Futureactive Kid, Part 1

27.08.12 Vancouver, BC
Rickshaw Theatre
28.08.12 Seattle, WA Sunset Tavern
29.08.12 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
01.09.12 Los Angeles, CA FYF Fest
02.09.12 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Shop
15.09.12 Ottawa, ON Arboretum Festival
17.09.12 Montreal, QC Cabaret Mile End
18.09.12 Burlington, VT BCA Center
19.09.12 Kittery, ME Buoy Gallery
20.09.12 New York, NY Mercury Lounge