WorldArts, an interactive network that provides musicians a platform to engage with fans, peers, and industry professionals, is finding a firestorm of momentum and enthusiasm with “Nic Harcourt’s Transmissions,” a new performance and interview series driven by famed personality and music journalist Nic Harcourt. The bi-monthly web series has thus far featured country music icon Lucinda Williams, alt-rockers Chicano Batman, Silversun Pickups and more. The episodes are directed by LA artist and producer Kita Klane who brings a unique performer’s perspective to the production.
Crave is proud to exclusively premiere Fantastic Negrito’s “In The Pines” performance, a spine-tingling taste from the next “Transmissions” installment ahead of its official 4/12 release. It’s a new way to skin the beloved old folk staple from the 1870s, made famous by blues legend Leadbelly, who recorded several versions in the 1940s. Kurt Cobain took that ball and ran like hell with it during Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged performance in 1993.
Watch below as the tremendously skilled Oakland native slips a knife into a beautiful classic and twists it perfectly to his own flavor. This one requires attention and full volume.
Watch more “Transmissions” right here, and catch Fantastic Negrito’s full segment on April 12th.
“For ‘Transmissions’ we wanted to create something that felt intimate – that brought viewers up close to artists and gave the feeling that they were actually there witnessing the performance live,” said Harcourt in a statement. “With its global platform, understanding of music and depth of offerings, WorldArts made for the perfect partner.”
Additionally, WorldArts is looking for an unsigned band to be featured in the final episode of Season 1, performing three songs and being interviewed by the tastemaker himself, Nic Harcourt.
Winning band entry to receive all-expenses-paid trip to Los Angeles to perform on the World Arts Stage.
- Open to all unsigned artists and bands.
- Original music only; no covers will be accepted
- Submission should be an original track in video (.mov or mp4) and/or audio (mp3) format, maximum size 50MB.
- Entries must be in by May 15, 2016.
- Enter online for free at WorldArts.com.
NOTE: The winning band will be selected by May 30th and perform at the end of June, 2016. The episode will then premiere July 19th, 2016.
- Be the featured artist/band on season finale of NIC HARCOURT’S TRANSMISSIONS.
- Perform 3 songs live in a multi-camera shoot at WA Los Angeles
- “21 Questions” Interview with Nic Harcourt (a Proust-like questionnaire)
More on WorldArts and Transmissions:
Filmed at the WorldArts headquarters in Los Angeles, CA and hosted on the WorldArts website and YouTube channel, TRANSMISSIONS was created and produced by Nude & Ginger Production Co., a production duo comprised of Nic Harcourt and Kita Klane. Harcourt is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential music tastemakers of the last 20 years. Through his radio and television shows he has helped launch the careers of such artists as Adele, Coldplay, Norah Jones, Interpol, and Florence & the Machine. Klane is a Los Angeles based producer and artist who has her finger firmly on the digital pulse.