Music Hall of Williamsburg


Devendra Banhart

Mon, October 29, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Music Hall of Williamsburg

Brooklyn, NY

$32 advance / $35 day of show


This event is 18 and over

This show has been postponed.

Devendra Banhart
Devendra Banhart
Nonesuch Releases Devendra Banhart’s Ape in Pink Marble, September 23

“Mr. Banhart is a gifted fantasist, creating spider webs of acoustic guitar and vocals.” —New York Times

Nonesuch Records releases Devendra Banhart’s new album, Ape in Pink Marble, on September 23, 2016. The album, Banhart’s ninth, was written, produced, arranged, and recorded in Los Angeles by the singer/songwriter/guitarist with his longtime collaborators Noah Georgeson and Josiah Steinbrick, both of whom also worked on Banhart’s most recent album, Mala (2013). Ape in Pink Marble is available to pre-order now at iTunes and, where the album tracks ‘Middle Names’ and ‘Saturday Night’ may be downloaded instantly; pre-orders also include a limited-edition, autographed print of a drawing by Banhart. The complete track list is below. Related tour dates will be announced soon.

Devendra Banhart was born in Houston, Texas, and moved with his mother to her native Caracas, Venezuela, when his parents separated. The family relocated to Los Angeles during his teenage years; it was there that he learned to speak English, skateboard, and play music. Banhart first began to perform in public while attending the San Francisco Art Institute. He has since lived in New York City, Paris, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, where he currently resides.

Banhart first attracted international notice with his 2002 debut album, Oh Me Oh My… The Way the Day Goes By the Sun Is Setting Dogs Are Dreaming Lovesongs of the Christmas Spirit—a collection of recordings he had made for himself. Subsequent albums include Rejoicing in the Hands (2004), Niño Rojo (2004), Cripple Crow (2005), and Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon (2007), and What Will We Be (2009). Mala, his Nonesuch debut, was described by Q as a “career-best” and by the Wall Street Journal as his “most concise, hushed and winsome effort to date.” Banhart has collaborated with fellow musicians including Anohni (formerly known as Antony) and the Johnsons, Beck, Vashti Bunyan, Os Mutantes, and Vetiver. He also has performed with both Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso, and was part of a David Byrne–curated concert at Carnegie Hall.

An accomplished visual artist, Banhart’s distinctive, minutely inked, often enigmatic drawings have appeared in galleries all over the world, including the Art Basel Contemporary Art Fair in Miami; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels; and Los Angeles’ Museum of Contemporary Art. In 2015 Prestel published I Left My Noodle on Ramen Street, a collection of his drawings, paintings, and mixed media pieces. He has created the cover art for most of his records, and in 2010 his artwork and packaging for What Will We Be was nominated for a Grammy.

Ape in Pink Marble

1. Middle Names
2. Good Time Charlie
3. Jon Lends a Hand
4. Mara
5. Fancy Man
6. Fig in Leather
7. Theme for a Taiwanese Woman in Lime Green
8. Souvenirs
9. Mourner’s Dance
10. Saturday Night
11. Linda
12. Lucky
13. Celebration

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Venue Information:
Music Hall of Williamsburg
66 North 6th St
Brooklyn, NY, 11211