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Rachael Sage

Cheers, mates!

Happy belated Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year), and welcome to the latest edition of The Sage Page. We have lots of exciting news for y'all, including *drumroll*...details on the UK/Ireland release of "Delancey Street", some amazing reviews from Rachael Sage & The Sequins' August stint at Edinburgh Fringe, and a healthy smattering of upcoming U.S. shows.

Details below, and don't forget: if you wear sequins to any Sage-gig, you get a special prize, so don't be shy & let your glitter-flags fly!

xoxoxo, apples & honey,
Team MPress

  1. "DELANCEY STREET" IN UK & IRISH STORES AND EUROPEAN iTUNES NOW!
  2. EDINBURGH FRINGE: PRESS RECAP FOR "STOP ME IF I'M KVETCHING..."
  3. UK & IRISH MEDIA ALL-ABUZZ ABOUT "DELANCEY STREET"!
  4. "BIG STAR" VIDEO NATIONAL AIRPLAY: FOOT LOCKER, PULSE TV, FYE, DMX & MORE!
  5. MPRESSFEST CMJ SET FOR OCT. 21, & "NEW ARRIVALS: VOL. 4" LINEUP!
  6. RACHAEL COLLABORATES W/ DAVE EGGAR IN NYC AT "POETICA", SEPT. 22
  7. MPRESS NEW MEDIA GAL JILL SHARPE BIDS FOND FAREWELL TO JOIN CIRCUS (YEP)!
  8. "DELANCEY STREET TOUR" CONTINUES: NY, PA, TN, GA, UK, TX, NM & AZ!

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1. RACHAEL'S LATEST RELEASE NOW AVAILABLE IN THE UK & IRELAND!

Delancey Street UKWoohoo, Rachael's new album "Delancey Street" is now available in UK & Irish stores & via most European retail sites as well, courtesy of our shwanky new distributor, ADA Global. In addition to iTunes, you fabulous folks across the pond should be able to find it at retailers like Amazon.co.uk, HMV.com, and Play.com. (For a more complete list of UK/Irish stores where the album can be purchased, visit Rachael's official store*).

*Remember, if you're at a music store and they don't have it in stock, please request that they order it! That helps show that there's demand for Rachael's music, and ensures that her music finds its way into retailers' ever-more precious shelf/rack-space.
 

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2. "STOP ME IF I'M KVETCHING" GARNERS RAVE REVIEWS AT EDINBURGH FRINGE!

Fringe PosterLast month, Rachael Sage & The Sequins performed sixteen consecutive shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, widely acknowledged to be the biggest arts festival in the world. Each evening, Quinn (drums/juggling), Stephen Katz (cello/drag), Seth Glier (glockenspiel/accordion) and Rachael (piano/vocals/kibitzing) convened for an eclectic hour of semi-improvised art-pop, Yiddishkeit, and poetic mishugas. Here are some of the highlights of what the press had to say about "Stop Me If I'm Kvetching":
 
 
 

* Stay tuned to Rachael's Facebook page for an album of photos from the show, coming soon!

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3. RACHAEL'S NEW ALBUM "DELANCEY STREET" EMBRACED BY UK & IRISH PRESS

  • "crystalline vocal and untamed craftsmanship." - Maverick (UK)
  • "If you want to see an artist with a personality and remarkable talent you should look up Rachael Sage." - Entertainment Focus
  • "sweet melodies...enjoyable songs." - Record Collector (UK)
  • "'Delancey Street' is a gem." - MOBO
  • "Favorite Things" feature in the Ireland Herald
  • "distinctive urban charm...Sage constructs a deft soundtrack that echoes a supper club." - The Dubliner
  • "There are, on 'Delancey Street,' surprising, singular touches that come across as effortless and as instinctive as most of Sage's songwriting."- Irish Times


4. "BIG STAR" VIDEO NEWS: FOOT LOCKER, PULSE TV, FYE, DMX & MORE...

Edinburgh Festival FringeRachael's new video for "Big Star" has been added to the In Store Sports Networks Foot Locker video reel! Starting in October, the video will be in rotation in 1500 Foot Locker locations throughout the U.S. In addition, it's been added into rotation at Pulse TV, FYE, DMX & more! If you see the video somewhere else, please let us know!

About the video: Inspired by the recent success of Lady Gaga's favorite glam-punk frontman, Semi Precious Weapons singer Justin Tranter, Rachael's "Big Star" video was directed by award-winning filmmaker Tom Moore and shot in various locations all over NYC including The Bowery, The Lower East Side, Soho, Times Square and Williamsburg. Haven't see the "Big Star" clip yet? Check it out now on Rachael's YouTube channel! Here's what Justin Tranter had to say to Music Week (UK) about it, woohoo:

"Sage sounds exactly like she looks: glamourous, sincere, sparkly and intelligent. She's a keyboard goddess with a gorgeous voice and impeccable sense of style. I adore the video for 'Big Star,' which showcases her as a fierce, witty New York glam-pop ├ętoile."

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5. MPRESSFEST CMJ 2010 & "NEW ARRIVALS: VOL. 4" LINEUP!

New ArrivalsAs some of you know, "New Arrivals" is MPress Records' Charity Compilation Series; our forthcoming installment, Volume 4, will benefit National Network For Youth (a homeless teen advocacy organization). After receiving and listening to hundreds of submissions by independent artists from all over the world, Rachael & the MPress staff have whittled the final track selection, which will be officially announced at our annual MPressFest CMJ in NYC!

This year's MPressFest CMJ will take place at The Gallery Bar on Oct. 21st, and will feature performances by Rachael Sage & The Sequins, MPress Records' very own Seth Glier, Walter Parks, Lindsay Mac, Michelle Citrin and Melissa Ferrick! Stay tuned to the MPress Records web site for more details...

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6. DAVE EGGAR & RACHAEL SAGE COLLABORATE ON "POETICA", SEPT. 22 IN NYC

PoeticaLater this month, Rachael will join her longtime collaborator and friend Dave Eggar at the legendary Nuyorican Poets Cafe for an inspired evening of songs, poetry and improvisation, in honor of the Howl! Festival.

Celebrating his newest release "Kingston Morning", Dave Eggar and his band Deoro will take the stage at 7:00 PM. The New York Times raves: "Eggar's work is breathtaking...a deliverance from the sedate formality of the typical cello recital."

Rachael Sage will perform a second set in collaboration with Eggar and his band, featuring material from her critically acclaimed current release "Delancey Street", as well as selections from her first poetry book "Karma's Trapeze" and her forthcoming volume of poems, "Since You Asked". Purchase Tix!


7. BITTERSWEET 'BYE TO OUR OUR NEW MEDIA/STREET TEAM DIVA, JILL SHARPE

If you're feeling varklempt and don't know why...it may be because one of our very favorite friends, creative people and all-around fabulous MPress team-mates has decided to move on. With a tear in our collective chamsa, we are sad to announce that Jill Sharpe has decided to leave MPress to pursue a life-long dream to work with horses at none other than The Big Apple Circus! We will miss her profoundly, and of course, we'll be following her new endeavors at one of Manhattan's most beloved cultural institutions.

For those of you who may not be familiar with Jill's work at MPress, please go check out the many tour vlogs she edited for Rachael on her YouTube page, or the shpiel for Rachael's Street Team, which she's lovingly been overseeing for several years.

Jill - we wish you the best of luck, and Mazel Tov from all of us on following your always impressive, unusual muse! xoxo

8. NEW "DELANCEY STREET" SHOWS ANNOUNCED: NY, PA, TN, GA, UK, TX, NM & AZ!

Wed, Sep 22
Poetica: An Evening w/ Rachael Sage & Dave Eggar
Nuyorican Poets Cafe - 7:00 pm
236 East 3rd St.
New York, NY

Sun, Sep 26
Philadelphia Film & Music Festival
Manayunk Outdoor Stage - 11:00 am
Main St. & Cotton St.
Philadelphia, PA

Fri, Oct 8
Mad Donnas - 9:30 pm
1313 Woodland St., 615-226-1617
Nashville, TN

Sat, Oct 9
The Sentient Bean - 8:00 pm
13 E Park Ave., 912-232-4447
Savannah, GA

Sun, Oct 10
Eddie's Attic - 8:00 pm
515-B N. McDonough St., 404-377-4976
Decatur, GA

Thu, Oct 21
MPressFest CMJ 2010
Gallery Bar - 7:00 pm
120 Orchard St.
New York, NY

Wed, Oct 27
Cobden Club - 9:45 pm
(BMI Sponsored Showcase!)
170 Kensal Road, W10 5BN, 020 8960 4222
London, UK

Thu, Oct 28
Nearly Blues @ The Troy Bar - 9:00 pm
10 Hoxton Street, N1 6NG, 020 7739 6695
London, UK

Fri, Oct 29
High Barn - Unplugged - 8:00 pm
28 The Bardfield Centre, CM7 4SL, 013 7181 1291
Great Bardfield, Essex, UK

Thu, Nov 4
The Stables - Stage 2 - 8:30 pm
Stockwell Lane, MK17 8LU, 019 0828 0800
Wavendon, Milton Keynes, UK

Fri, Nov 5
The Winchester - 8:30 pm
39 Poole Hill, BH2 5PW
Bournemouth, UK

Fri, Nov 12
The Usual Pub - 9:30 pm
5519 Allen St., 281-501-1478
Houston, TX

Sat, Nov 13
Poor David's Pub - 7:00 pm
1313 S. Lamar, 214-565-1295
Dallas, TX

Sun, Nov 14
Bonedoc House Concert - 4:00 pm
(RSVP for address/more details)
Richardson, TX

Tue, Nov 16
Lomas Tramway Library - 6:00 pm
1000 Griegos NW
Albuquerque, NM

Wed, Nov 17
Main Library - 12:00 pm
501 Copper NW
Albuquerque, NM

Fri, Nov 19
Screaming Banshee Pizza - 7:00 pm
200 Tombstone Canyon Rd.
Bisbee, AZ

Sat, Nov 20
Conrad Wilde Gallery - 7:00 pm
210 N. 4th Avenue, 520-622-8997
Tucson, AZ

Tue, Nov 23
Rhythm Room - 8:00 pm
**opening for The Weepies!!**
1019 East Indian School Road, 602-265-4842
Phoenix, AZ

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