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.
Alabama Shakes (#902H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG
The Alabama Shakes delivered a crushingly electric set at the Loveless Barn, located directly behind Nashville's famous Loveless Cafe. The crowd of 500 cheered each song as the band delivered a thrillingly uninhibited show. The band dashed through blistering rockabilly boogies, eruptive country-soul ballads, and more from their 2012 debut album, Boys & Girls, and the collection of new material earmarked for a much anticipated follow-up. Front woman Brittany Howard testified to the deeply felt truths of the songs with ferocity, and her bandmates were with her all the way-gutsy, dynamic, and altogether riveting.
Damien Rice (#904H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TV14
Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice first achieved international success with the release of his debut album O in 2002. The album spent 10 weeks on the Billboard 200 charts and 80 weeks in the UK Top 75 album chart, and sold over 2 million copies worldwide. In 2004, Rice was nominated for both a BRIT Award and an NME Award, while in the United States, he became the first UK-signed artist ever to be awarded the prestigious Shortlist Music Prize. His sophomore record, 9, was equally critically acclaimed. In 2007, Damien was nominated for Best International Male at the BRIT Awards and also played a sold-out arena tour. His first collection of new material in eight years, My Favourite Faded Fantasy, will be released globally on November 10, 2014. Rice has also made notable contributions to civil rights campaigns worldwide, including the Freedom Campaign and Campaign for Burma.
Cage The Elephant (#903H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG
Cage the Elephant brought their funky, soulfully psychedelic sound to the stage at the Santa Barbara Art Foundry Wednesday evening. The set, drawn mostly from last year's Melophobia album, was filmed at the gallery for an upcoming episode of Live from the Artists Den. Thriving off the energy of the crowd of 400 invited guests, frontman Matt Shultz delivered an epic performance in an intimate setting, hurling himself around the small space like a man possessed, while the rest of the band equaled his intensity. The evening ended with a shirtless Shultz held aloft by the cheering crowd, a triumphant exclamation point to an unforgettable night.