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, formed by John Lennon and Yoko Ono before the dissolution of the Beatles, joins Polaris Music Prize Winner Owen Pallett, synth siren Glasser and Bristol’s Zun Zun Egui on this year’s Iceland Airwaves line-up. The festival, which runs from 12-16 of October in Reykjavík, also sees more Icelandic additions, including [...]
Dear Friends A big THANKYOU to all who came to and participated in TO JAPAN WITH LOVE last night. We raised $71,103.35 for Japan relief! Le Poisson Rouge will be issuing a check for this amount tomorrow to be paid to Japan Society’s Earthquake Relief Fund. This donation will be noted that it is from [...]
Yoko Ono – guest speaker at SXSW 2011 – March 18th South By Southwest (SXSW) is thrilled to announce Yoko Ono as a very special featured speaker for the 25th Music Conference and Festival. Ms. Ono will sit down with Jody Denberg for a SXSW Interview on Friday March 18th. Yoko Ono & Jody Denberg [...]
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.
For her third solo album for Tzadik Records’ Oracles series, releases that “celebrate the diversity and creativity of women in experimental music making”, Yuka Honda delivers another fascinating, mostly instrumental set, this time using her programming and production skills to create what the label describes as “a hypnotic groove for young moderns”.
Featuring two co-writes with Sean Lennon, with whom she currently performs in Yoko Ono’s regenerated Plastic Ono Band, and three with horns arranger Michael Leonhart (who also guests on percussion, keyboards and vibraphone), Heart Chamber Phantoms looks sets to be her most ambitious solo outing to date. Regular collaborators Dougie Brown (drums) and Courtney Kaiser (vocals) are among the other guests.
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 [...]
Smap Smap TV Show, Tokyo, Japan: 27 August 2009 Sean Lennon, Keigo “Cornelius” Oyamada, Yoko Ono, Yuko “mi-gu” Araki, Hirotaka “Shimmy” Shimizu, Haruomi Hosono, Yuka Honda Sean Lennon Sean Lennon, Keigo “Cornelius” Oyamada, Yoko Ono, Yuko “mi-gu” Araki, Hirotaka “Shimmy” Shimizu, Haruomi Hosono, Yuka Honda Bokura No Ongaku TV Show, Tokyo, Japan: 30 August 2009 [...]
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 [...]
Now available for digital download in the USA: Download: http://www.fina-music.com/catalog/index.html?id=103925 CD: http://www.othermusic.com/ Also available via Amazon Japan CHIMERA kī-ˈmir-ə, kə- [ki-meer-uh, kahy- meer-uh] noun 1: fire-breathing she-monster in Greek mythology having a lion’s head, a goat’s body, and a serpent’s tail 2: an imaginary monster compounded of incongruous parts 3: an illusion or fabrication of the mind [...]
Chimera Music presents: The Ghost Of A Saber Toothed Tiger: Sean Lennon & Charlotte Muhl If By Yes: Yuka Honda, Petra Haden, Yuko Araki & Hirotaka “Shimmy” Shimizu Kemp & Eden: Charlotte Muhl & Eden Rice Sean Lennon Yoko Ono Plastic ONO Band 21 January 2009 Liquid Room 3-16-6 Higashi, Tokyo, 13 160-0021 Japan Tel: +81 3 5464 0800 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.liquidroom.net Tickets: http://ent.pia.jp/pia/event.do?eventCd=0857831 2009年1月21日に、世界に先駆けて日本での開催が決定した、新レーベル起ち上げ！イベントライヴ！！ キメラミュージックは、映像と音楽の融合、そこから生まれる新しい経験をあらゆるユーザーに伝えて行きたい。 [...]
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BIRTHDAY PARTY 2008 by Yoko Ono 75 and I’m alive! Still dancing, in love with life. Thankyou Sean for giving me such a great party, love yoko Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon Sean Lennon, Yoko Ono Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon Thomas Bartlett (piano), Yuka Honda (keyboards), Yoko Ono (vocal), Petra Haden (vocal) Trevor Dunn (upright bass), [...]