Saturday, August 30, 2014
Brooklyn resident Norah Jones didn't have to travel far from home to film her episode of "Live from the Artists Den." In front of 200 invited guests, she performed a stunning career-spanning set at the historic Green Building in Brooklyn's Carroll Gardens neighborhood. The rough-hewn beauty of the former brass foundry was a spectacular backdrop the 20-song retrospective, ranging from her breakthrough hit, "Don't Know Why," to her latest single, "Happy Pills," before concluding with an encore that saw her and her band gathered around an old-time microphone, offering sweet harmonies to send a delighted audience into the night.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Fitz & The Tantrums
It was a sensation both familiar and brand new when Fitz & The Tantrums filmed a recent performance for public television's concert series Live from the Artists Den. The show marked a return to their home base for the beloved Los Angeles band, in a truly incredibly venue - the breathtaking Spanish Gothic-style Theatre at Ace Hotel, formerly the United Artists movie palace, built in downtown LA in the 1920s under the hands-on direction of Mary Pickford. Fitz & The Tantrums played its signature dance grooves - blending classic soul and '80s pop on such songs as the band's new single, "The Walker" - and, as always, refused to let the invited audience of 900 even think about sitting down.