Live in the library 18: Anais Mitchell – Tailor

Time to revive the “live in the library” series! Let’s start with folk singer Anais Mitchell. She did a gig at the Westminster reference Library on February, 15th. There are several recordings of this concert at Youtube. Here’s a song called “Tailor”:

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Live in the library 17: Oberpichler – Erika

The next song in the famous and amazingly popular series “live in the library” was performed last june at the Bezirksbibliothek Rheinhausen. The artists Oberpichler seem to be bookish people. They also played in three book stores this year.

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Get it loud in the libraries

The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) presents a toolkit for libraries that want to organize concerts in their rooms.

This March sees the national roll-out of Get It Loud In Libraries. The award
winning programme of live music in public libraries, which has witnessed incendiary
performances from critically acclaimed artists as Adele, Bat For Lashes and Florence
+ The Machine, reverberate amongst the traditionally quiet bookshelves. Kicking off
the month of music will be the talented 16 year old pop starlet, Daisy Dares You,
who is seen as the perfect act to launch the UK franchise.

Get It Loud In Libraries originates from libraries in Lancashire, where the tiny
stage has showcased the talents of The Blackout, British Sea Power and Juliette
Lewis. The project was conceived by Stewart Parsons of Lancashire Libraries to
allow more relevant cultural access to libraries for young people who love music
but don’t necessarily use libraries, and is proving a popular original format for
delivering the traditional library brief to entertain, inform and educate.

Get it Loud in Libraries encourages everyone to get involved, so if you or your
library would like to take part, the Get it Loud in Libraries toolkit offers a
step-by-step guide to staging live music events in public libraries.

In the Get it Loud guide there’s plenty of information about booking and all the other things a live venue should know about.

[Thanks to Peter Alsbjer!]

Live in the library 16: Dennis Plutalov

Most of the clips of live music in libraries have been pop and rock music so far. Now, here’s something different. It’s piano player Dennis Plutalov, who performs at the Orlando Public Library.

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Live in the library 15: Dave McIntyre

Only semi-live, but:

Enjoy the soft rock stylings of Dave McIntyre as the singer/songwriter performs live at the Orlando Public Library in Orlando, Florida. For more information, videos, and events, visit http://www.ocls.info and visit Dave McIntyre on the web at http://myspace.com/davemcintyremusic

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Live in the library 14: Audacious Bibliosophs aka QC and the Sunshine Band

The 14th library gig I found is a special one. It’s not only in a library. The band members happen to be librarians. Of course: librarians who are cool enough to play “Wipe out” in their library are bloggers, too. At least two of them. My recommendation: Read those two postings (1, 2) and listen to the Audacious Bibliosophs aka QC and the Sunshine Band:

The Audacious Bibliosophs- LIVE IN CONCERT from Daniel Messer on Vimeo.

Their self-description:

There happens to be a large amount of musicians on staff at the Queen Creek Branch Library. A while back we decided to get together, form a band, and then play for a programme during our summer reading time! Holly leads things off by telling the kiddos that learning a musical instrument takes time and then we get into the thick of things with filked renditions of Tequila (Queen Creek Library Rocks), Wipe Out, Hang On Sloopy (Hang On Library), Margaritaville (Summer Reading Time), and What a Wonderful World.

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Live in the library 13: 2L8 – Excuse Me, but I Just Have to Explode

Most of the library gigs I found so far took place in the USA. Here we’ve got one from Greece. 2L8 performed part I & II of a song with the excellent title “Excuse Me, but I Just Have to Explode” in the Serres Public Central Library. I didn’t find evidences that the building was destroyed by 2L8’s explosion.

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Live (talking) in the library 10: Velvet Underground

Jan Helge and Peter pointed me at an event that took place on 8th of december at the New York Public Library. Three former members of Velvet Underground were interviewed by Rolling Stone journalist David Fricke.

Sadly they didn’t perform their music. More info on the NYPL’s website.

Live in the library 7: The Greens of Mind – Escaping From Alcatraz

The Greens of Mind live on June 8, 2009 at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla, CA playing “Escaping From Alcatraz” as part of “Acoustic Evenings at The Athenaeum with Jefferson Jay” series.

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