'Live From The Artists Den' 10th Season Premieres On PBS In April
March 24, 2016 at 12:43 PM (PT)
The 10th season of "Live From The Artists Den" premieres nationwide on PBS in APRIL. The new season features high-definition episodes from GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter HOZIER at the historic THEATER AT ACE HOTEL in LOS ANGELES, electro-pop performer MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS, chart-topping alternative rock band ALT-J, and GRAMMY-winning rock, soul and blues musician GARY CLARK, JR.
The new season premieres on THIRTEEN in NEW YORK starting SATURDAY, APRIL 9th at 11p (ET); SUNDAY, April 10th at 8p (PT) on KCAL in LOS ANGELES, and on public television stations nationwide throughout APRIL (check local listings at artistsden.com).
Season 10 continues the tradition of showcasing groundbreaking artists in places they wouldn't typically find themselves. For HOZIER, the opportunity to play at the THEATRE AT ACE HOTEL gave him a unique palette to reimagine his live set in a more intimate, spiritual setting away from the festival stages he is used to. "Theaters kind of tend to take with them a lot of what's gone on in them in the last hundred years, and you can kind of feel a little bit of that here," he says.
MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS was thrilled to play at the NEW YORK HALL OF SCIENCE, which is the last remaining building from the 1964 WORLD'S FAIR. The venue's eccentricity was a perfect match for her vibrant set and stage outfits. "It's epic," she says, "definitely the best venue I've ever performed in."
For ALT-J, playing in a room like the HOLLYWOOD AMERICAN LEGION, which was more glamorous than they expected, turned out to be an exciting performance in a more intimate setting. "There's a different kind of rapport with the crowd. You can feel that it's more personal," says keyboardist GUS UNGER-HAMILTON.
The final episode closes with guitar phenomenon GARY CLARK JR. returning to his hometown of AUSTIN, TX to perform a show at ANTONE'S, the very venue where he was discovered as a young teenager. In contrast to his celebrated GRAMMY appearance and sold-out tour of large venues, Gary treated a captivated crowd of 300 fans to an intimate performance in the place where it all began. "It goes back to CLIFF giving me a chance," he says of CLIFFORD ANTONE, the man who discovered him. "I don't know if it would have worked out the way that it did if it weren't for him. So, if I can do anything, it's like, people always say 'Don't forget where you come from.' So it's basically as simple as that."