Live from the Artists Den
This innovative music series featuring extraordinary artists performing in extraordinary settings. Each episode features an intimate, invitation-only concert by cutting-edge, contemporary musicians, along with artist interviews and insights about the unusual venues chosen.
Live from the Artists Den Previous Broadcasts
The National (Episode #605H)
KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 29, 2013 -- 11:00 PM
The soaring, majestic Drill Hall in New York's historic Park Avenue Armory provided an awe-inspiring setting for the National's taping for "Live from the Artists Den." The massive space, designed to resemble a classic European train station, hosted a special performance by the Brooklyn-based band, augmented by horns and a string sections. The blistering set featured the debut of numerous songs from the Brooklyn-based band's new album, "Trouble Will Find Me, " along with electrifying versions of such favorites as "Fake Empire, " "Bloodbuzz Ohio," and "Terrible Love."
- KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 30, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
Ed Sheeran (Episode #604H)
KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 22, 2013 -- 11:00 PM
At the historic meeting house of the New York Society for Ethical Culture on Manhattan's Upper West Side, Ed Sheeran needed little more than his voice and a guitar to whip a crowd of 700 fervent fans into a frenzy or hush them into enraptured silence. The rising British star bounded effortlessly from the hip-hop infused pop of "Lego House, " the latest single from his acclaimed debut album +, to sweetly crooned ballads. The surprises continued throughout Sheeran's energetic set, as he unveiled the rarely-performed, previously unrecorded fan favorite "We Are" before sending an ecstatic audience home with his Grammy-nominated hit single, "The A Team."
- KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 23, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
The Killers (Episode #603H)
KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 1, 2013 -- 11:00 PM
The Killers played an unforgettable show in New York City at the magnificent Chinatown landmark Capitale, designed in the 19th Century by influential architect Stanford White as the home of the Bowery Savings Bank. The Las Vegas-based band drew on material from across their multi-platinum catalogue, including such smash hits as "Mr. Brightside" and "Human."
- KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 2, 2013 -- 5:00 AM