October 27, 2008
Anna Christopher, NPR
FEATURES ELEPHANT 6 COLLECTIVE’S CHICAGO PERFORMANCE,
TODAY, OCTOBER 27
CONCERT FROM BOTTOM LOUNGE STREAMED AT www.NPR.org/music
The sold-out show, recorded live on Tuesday, October 21 as part of the band’s Surprise “Holiday” Tour, brought together for the first time in a decade the founding members of The Elephant 6 Collective. Among the bands sharing the stage throughout the night, trading line-ups and playing on one another’s songs, were The Olivia Tremor Control, Circulatory System, Elf Power, Nana Grizol, The Music Tapes and The Gerbils. The alternating combination of this large family of musicians kept audiences in awe – and makes a sound that NPR’s Robin Hilton, host of All Songs Considered, has described as “a Never-Never-Land of pure bliss, musical and otherwise.”
NPR Music frequently live webcasts concerts from venues across the country as part of its expanding “Live in Concert” series, which has featured more than 100 live events to date. Recently, NPR Music webcast complete concerts from Tom Waits, Randy Newman, Radiohead and Of Montreal.
The “Live in Concert” series is one feature of NPR Music, a free, multimedia music discovery Web site at www.NPR.org/music The site offers content from NPR and 12 NPR Member public radio stations, including live performances, studio sessions, interviews, reviews and blogs. Specific sections of the site are dedicated to rock/pop/folk, classical, jazz/blues, world and urban music; its popular Concert section offers hundreds of regional and national web concerts, with more than 15 new performances added each month. NPR Music also has dozens of original music podcasts.