REVIEWS ★★★★★ “Excellent, essential” UNCUT ★★★★★ “Fantastically cool, fearlessly weird” DAILY TELEGRAPH ★★★★ “Brilliant, absorbing, thoughtful” THE INDEPENDENT ★★★★ “Challenging, tender” OBSERVER MUSIC MONTHLY ★★★★ “The best work of her musical career”NME ★★★★ “Brawny, brainy avante-rock”THE ONION (AV CLUB) ★★★★ “Beautifully desolate, bittersweet” PITCHFORK ★★★★ “Truly vital: unsettling, touching, funny, undeniable” ROLLING STONE ★★★★ “Hell, [...]
YOKO ONO PLASTIC ONO BAND – Live performance in Reykjavík, Iceland, Oct 9, 2010. Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band, revived last year by Yoko and Sean Ono Lennon after a long hiatus, will play an exclusive concert at Háskólabíó, Reykjavík on October 9th. The concert, which will be dedicated to John Lennon, is one of [...]
Saturday – The night was hot! The whole audience gave a standing ovation to Lady Gaga from the minute she appeared on the stage to when her turn was over. And that is saying a lot. That meant people were standing through the long, long songs – THE SUN IS DOWN and IT’S BEEN VERY HARD. It’s a record! At the end of IT’S BEEN VERY HARD, Lady Gaga started to play the piano with her high heel shoes, and I went up on the top of the piano and started jamming lying down. Right away, Lady Gaga climbed up on the piano right next to me, and two of us jammed, in tune, of course. I am sure the audience would never forget this night… You can say that two of us came from one clay…. yoko
From Monday, July 5, “Jardin du Luxembourg”, the debut single from The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, will be released July 5 & 6 around the world. You can purchase it at the Chimera web store (digital, vinyl) and at Other Music NYC (digital, vinyl). To order the 45 by text from Other Music NYC, text “om45ghostjardin” [...]
BAM! Suddenly the audience started to sing Happy Birthday to me right in the middle of the sing along GIVE PEACE A CHANCE! That was such a nice surprise. I was so unprepared for it, I don’t even remember if I had thanked the audience or not. Did I? There was so much love circulating, it didn’t seem necessary to say anything… We were family. The curtain went down after GIVE PEACE A CHANCE. Sean and I looked at each other. Sean’s eyes were twinkling. “You were great.” said Sean. “So were you.” It was a grand moment. We knew we had been witnesses to something that was bigger than both of us.
SPECIAL ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME ‘DRESS REHEARSAL’ PERFORMANCE – FEBRUARY 15TH @ 8PM
JUST ANNOUNCED: Confirmed to play ‘Dress Rehearsal” BAM show so far are: KLAUS VOORMANN & JIM KELTNER from the original Plastic Ono Band, JAKE SHEARS & ANA MATRONIC from Scissor Sisters, THURSTON MOORE & KIM GORDON from Sonic Youth, JUSTIN BOND and HARUOMI HOSONO.
The legendary artist reconvenes Plastic Ono Band for her first local shows in years. By Jay Ruttenberg, Time Out New York
There’s a great old yarn about an avant-garde figure who emerges from a mental institution in the late ’60s and attends an event downtown. John Lennon and Yoko Ono make their entrance. “Who’s the guy with Yoko?” the avant-gardist inquires. The anecdote isn’t inconceivable. Before her path collided with Lennon’s, Ono was, of course, a macher in an art underground that paid no heed to popular culture.
Review by Scott Schultz, L.A. Record. Yoko Ono’s new album, Between My Head and the Sky, is better than any post-Beatles album by McCartney, Harrison or Starr. Yeah, I said it. While the former two were baby boomer marshmallows and the latter was a novelty act, Ono has pushed the boundaries of dance music for [...]
by Hays Davis, Richmond.com There’s a fact about Yoko Ono that has been obscured over the past few decades due largely to her life and work with her late husband. Early in her career, Ono became an acclaimed and influential artist in her own right through her development of fascinating conceptual and performance pieces. Having [...]
Yoko Ono: In Her Life / Shining On After 40 years of being unfairly accused of breaking up the Beatles and harshly mocked for her avant garde art and pop music, Yoko Ono is finally being recognised as a true pioneer. By Sheryl Garratt, Daily Telegraph Soon after I sit down to talk with Yoko [...]
The legendary Yoko Ono won the lifetime achievement award at this year’s Mojo Magazine awards, held at The Brewery in London on June 11, 2009. The award was the final award of the night and saw an emotional speech from Ono in response to a tribute film shown at the awards and a speech by Mojo [...]
ORNETTE COLEMAN’S MELTDOWN 2009 Sunday 14 June sees the first ever UK performance by Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band, with guest artists including Sean Lennon, Antony Hegarty, Mark Ronson, Chimera Music artists Charlotte Muhl, Yuka Honda, Shahzad Ismaily, Pamelia Kurstin and Ohyamada “Cornelius” Keigo, Hirotaka “Shimmy” Shimizu & Yuko Araki from Cornelius. It is also hoped that [...]