November 15, 2007
Contact:
Anna Christopher, NPR

   

NEKO CASE, IN CONCERT FROM WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL,
AVAILABLE LIVE ON NPR MUSIC MULTIMEDIA WEB SITE
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, AT 11 PM (ET)

CONCERT STREAMED LIVE AND AVAILABLE FOR PODCAST DOWNLOAD AT: WWW.NPR.ORG/MUSIC



November 14, 2007; Washington, D.C. – NPR Music will offer a live, online concert with singer/songwriter Neko Case from Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, CA, on Friday, November 16, at 11:00 PM (ET). The performance will be streamed live, archived and available as a free downloadable podcast at NPR Music: www.NPR.org/music NPR’s Alex Cohen will host the online concert, which will feature a pre-show interview with Case.

Case’s debut performance at Disney Concert Hall will include selections from her fifth, critically-acclaimed solo album, Fox Confessor Brings the Flood, which NPR critic Ken Tucker called “a mystery novel cast in music.” Case, who also sings with the celebrated power-pop group The New Pornographers, performed with the band in a recent NPR Music live, online concert: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=15333436

This show is one of the first live, online concerts on the new NPR Music Web site, which launched on Monday, November 5 as a free, comprehensive music discovery destination. Featuring on-air and online content aggregated from NPR and 12 NPR Member public radio stations, as well as original-to-NPR Music materials such as live performances, studio sessions, interviews, reviews and blogs, www.NPR.org/music permits users to explore, experience and enjoy all the music genres that are found on public radio. Specific sections of the site are dedicated to rock/pop/folk, classical, jazz/blues, world and urban music. In the extensive “Concerts” section, users can listen to hundreds of new and archived live performances from artists in all genres recorded at venues across the country.

This is the first time NPR Music has produced a live webcast from Disney Concert Hall. Earlier this year, NPR Music presented “Discoveries at Disney Concert Hall,” a series of ten concert specials featuring performances by Audra MacDonald, Lyle Lovett and Joshua Bell: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6711527 NPR plans to continue this series in the spring of 2008; a projected line-up includes last season’s shows with Los Lobos, Rosanne Cash, Burt Bacharach and John Adams.

NPR Music’s hit audio webcasts launched in January 2005 and have featured more than 80 live events to date. Recent concerts include The New Pornographers, Iron and Wine and The Animal Collective. The series has also carried performances by such eclectic acts as Björk, The Decemberists, The Arcade Fire, Nellie McKay, The White Stripes, Ray Lamontagne, James Brown, Iggy Pop and the Stooges and Lucinda Williams, among many others. Upcoming shows in the series include Broken Social Scene on Sunday, November 18, and The Hold Steady on Tuesday, November 20, both from Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club. To listen to archived concerts, visit www.NPR.org/music