LIVE FROM THE ARTISTS DEN: Vampire Weekend
Airs Friday, April 4, 2014 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV
Celebrating its fifth year on public television, the innovative concert series LIVE FROM THE ARTISTS DEN rolls out six brand-new episodes featuring Billboard-topping, Grammy-winning artists performing in intimate venues ranging from a historic theater in Los Angeles to a high-school gymnasium in Austin, Texas.
"Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa"
This season, nine-time Grammy winner Sheryl Crow delivers a powerhouse performance in the ornate Grand Ballroom of The Plaza hotel in New York City. Crow tears through 18 songs, leading her six-piece band in a career-spanning set that includes her breakthrough hit, "All I Wanna Do," right up to her new single, "Callin' Me When I'm Lonely." Other acts include French superstars Phoenix ("Lisztomania"), singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles ("Gravity") and indie rockers Vampire Weekend ("A-Punk").
"Vampire Weekend" - Vampire Weekend hit the ground running, opening their performance at New York's General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen with "Diane Young," the first single from the Grammy-nominated album “Modern Vampires of the City.”
The set featured such hits as "Cousins," "A-Punk," and (especially fitting on a snowy winter's eve) "Holiday." With an audience of just 400 guests, this triumphant return to the city where the band was formed was the most intimate show Vampire Weekend has played in years.