Secretly Canadian is honored to partner with Chimera Music on releasing Yoko Ono’s musical output from 1968 to 1985. Comprised of eleven studio albums, the reissue project’s focus is to painstakingly reconstruct the original vinyl packaging, to thoroughly excavate and appropriately curate the treasure-laden archives of never-before-seen photos and ephemera, and to re-master the audio, all for [...]
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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 [...]
Yoko Ono loves the Beatles, but in choosing her late husband's best songs, she focused on the records Lennon made after the band's breakup. "He felt more free," says Ono. "He was getting down to what he was feeling. He was really speaking the truth." "Oh My Love" 1971 In most love songs, you're making [...]
By William Goodman , SPIN Since the early '60s, Yoko Ono has been a renegade in the avant-garde art world with her conceptual approach to music, film, art, and politics. Then there's John Lennon. In the late Beatle, whom she met in 1966 and married in '69, she found her artistic soul mate -- two people, one [...]
Dear Friends In this very special year, which would have seen my husband and lifetime partner John Lennon reach the age of 70, I was surprised that so many musicians from all over the world sent me their ideas of how they were making a tribute to John this year. But I was surprised the most by a call from EMI presenting me with a very ambitious project to get John Lennon's voice - his singing, his music and his lyrics - out to the world this year...
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
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.
9. YOKO ONO She has borne herself with more integrity and dignity than all her critics combined. She has generated an incredible body of work -- articulate, experimental, feminist, inspirational -- as 1992's massive Ono Box Set proves. She positively influenced John Lennon -- possibly the most important popular music icon of late 20th century -- encouraging him to lose his misogyny and become politically active. (She was also directly responsible for Lennon's finest work, the primal scream therapy of Plastic Ono Band.) She has influenced generations of left-field musicians, from PiL to Sonic Youth to Huggy Bear. Ono is America's most underrated artist.
Dear Friends Thankyou all so much for the overwhelming response to the THE SUN IS DOWN! remix competition! We were surprised that they were all of a very high standard, which we have not counted on. We've now realized that we need more time in order to give a good listening to all of your [...]
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 [...]
The performance artist, with her revived Plastic Ono Band and a new album, is bent on exploding the barriers among music styles. Oh, and if it does well on the charts, all the better. By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times London's annual Meltdown Festival is one of the U.K.'s hippest events. A specially selected curator [...]
By John Payne, LA Weekly Yoko Ono has a new album coming out tomorrow, September 22. In tribute to the free form, eclectic spirit of her all-star band of the '70s with husband John Lennon, she has credited her album to Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band. It's called Between My Head and the Sky (Chimera [...]
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 [...]
by Linda Laban, Spinner, 16 Sept 2009 The release of 'Between My Head and the Sky' marks the first time that music has been issued under the iconic Plastic Ono Band name since the early '70s. There's only one original member on board, though, and that is namesake Yoko Ono, who chatted with Spinner as [...]
Yoko Ono / Plastic Ono Band LIVE at Ornette Coleman’s Meltdown [Royal Festival Hall, London UK]: 14 June 2009
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 [...]
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: [email protected] 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。 [...]
After a touring retrospective and the reissue of eleven albums, it's time to take Yoko Ono seriously While Yoko Ono is still regarded by many as the Beatles’ persona non grata, a quiet re-evaluation of her art and music has been underway for some time. A sort of subcultural logic has dictated that anyone [...]