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Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band: Between My Head And The Sky

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, [...]

2012-02-24T08:39:26-05:00February 24th, 2012|Discography, Feature|

YOKO ONO PLASTIC ONO BAND to play Iceland Airwaves 2011 Festival: Oct 13th 2011

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 [...]

2011-09-21T17:07:28-05:00September 21st, 2011|Music|

Group Show LIVE: TO JAPAN WITH LOVE Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band Patti Smith Tony Shanahan Cibo Matto. Special guests Lou Reed, Antony, Greg Saunier ***SOLD OUT***

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 [...]

2011-04-10T05:12:26-05:00March 24th, 2011|Events & Exhibitions|

Yoko Ono guest speaker at SXSW March 18th & guest artist at Sean Lennon’s SXSW Chimera Music Night, March 19th The Elysium, Austin TX

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! Háskólabíó, Reykjavík, Iceland, Oct 9, 2010. ***PICTURES***

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 [...]

2010-10-11T17:26:43-05:00October 9th, 2010|Events & Exhibitions, Music|

Yoko Ono & Special Guests WE ARE PLASTIC ONO BAND – 2 nights at The Orpheum – **PHOTOS & VIDEO**

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

2010-10-08T04:24:02-05:00October 6th, 2010|Events & Exhibitions, Music News|

BAM! by Yoko Ono: We Are Plastic Ono Band: Yoko + incredible special guests: Brooklyn Academy of Music, NY 16 Feb

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.

2010-07-31T08:15:16-05:00February 17th, 2010|Feature, Music, Yoko listens|

NEW GUESTS CONFIRMED for Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band LIVE ‘Dress Rehearsal’ show at Brooklyn Academy of Music, NY 15 Feb

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.

2010-02-19T08:37:38-05:00February 12th, 2010|Events & Exhibitions, Music|

Yuka Honda – Heart Chamber Phantoms

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.

2010-02-10T12:47:09-05:00February 10th, 2010|Yoko listens|

BMH&TS is better than any post-Beatles album by McCartney, Harrison or Starr [L.A. Record]

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 [...]

2009-11-17T12:37:22-05:00November 17th, 2009|Interviews & Articles, Music|

The Ballad of Yoko Ono (Richmond.com)

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 [...]

2009-11-12T04:01:50-05:00November 11th, 2009|Interviews & Articles|

Photos: Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band in Japan, Aug 2009

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 [...]

2010-07-31T08:17:24-05:00September 8th, 2009|Music News|

Chimera Music Release No. 0 – NOW AVAILABLE in USA

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 [...]

2011-05-09T02:48:29-05:00March 17th, 2009|Discography, Music News, Yoko recommends|

Yoko Ono: Plastic ONO Band LIVE [Liquid Room, Tokyo, Japan]

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。 [...]

2009-01-23T05:13:46-05:00December 28th, 2008|Events & Exhibitions|

Yoko listens to

air traffic al jarreau amiina amy winehouse antony & the johnsons the apples in stereo aretha franklin automatic bacon brothers barbra streisand basement jaxx the beatles ben folds ben lee billie holiday bimbo jones bjork blondie blow up bob dylan bob marley & the wailers bob weir brother brothers bruce springsteen buffalo springfield buffy sainte-marie [...]

2011-06-18T03:03:00-05:00December 3rd, 2008|Yoko listens|