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Logan Lynn LIVE in Austin Next Weekend! Catch Him at Stargayzer Festival Sunday 9/14

Logan Lynn Live

Hello Texas! My wild band boys and I will be in Austin all next week to headline Stargayzer Festival, happening September 12th-14th at Pine Street Station. Our festival showcase is on Sunday the 14th at 8:00pm. Click HERE for the full schedule.

We are so excited to see you! Check out this lineup:

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Get tickets HERE now. Oh, and here’s a pretty little video about the event:

Come play with us next weekend, babies!!! Gonna be a BANGERRRRR.

Heaven Adores You, Elliott Smith: An Interview with Filmmakers Nickolas Dylan Rossi and Kevin Moyer

Elliott Smith

A stunning new documentary, “Heaven Adores You“, about the life and music of Elliott Smith, has just started making the festival rounds. I had the pleasure of privately screening the film this past week in advance of upcoming public showings in Detroit and Portland, and I suggest you go see it the first opportunity you get.

The film is an intimate tribute to Elliott Smith’s greatness and light, told by his closest friends and collaborators, and woven through original music and stories from his time in Portland, New York City and Los Angeles. “Heaven Adores You” is a beautiful experience, start-to-finish — just as Elliott’s life was.

Watch the “Heaven Adores You” trailer, then read our conversation below.

Logan Lynn: I just finished the film, which I watched through a mix of tears and laughter – very appropriate for the man it is about, I’d say. The music is such a big piece of the story, and you used it expertly. How did you decide which songs to use?

Kevin Moyer: It was such an honor to be able to use Elliott’s own music, and of course it was also crucial for us because we have said all along we wanted the focus to be on his creative output rather than more sensational aspects of his life and death. But have to also show his life if you are intending to show Elliott progressing as an artist, so we did that again using the music as the anchor — as the tent poles for the journey. We take you through his life by using the music he created and the albums he released as the kind of life chapters or sections of the film, starting with music he made as a young kid in Texas all the way up to the album he was working on when he died. We you where he was at when creating each one and we used those physical and tangible artistic achievements as the musical check points to tell the story. We wanted to use stuff that would be new and interesting to the existing fans who can be very hardcore and already knowledgeable of almost everything he ever did, balanced with stuff that was already familiar to the casual fan who only slightly knew his music, and also include stuff that was accessible and representative for the people who had never heard his music at all. And we wanted to also show his progression as a song writer.

Moyer: You can feel his sound forming and his evolution as an artist as you move through the film. I got to look into the vaults of both labels (Universal and KRS) and spent a good amount of time with friend and Elliott archivist Larry Crane, too. Basically, I dug through lots and lots of music and then narrowed it down to just the stuff that that I thought would be interesting and most relevant for us to use — probably about 150 tracks or so — and then that’s what I brought to the team; stuff from both labels, as well as stuff from friends, his high school days, his childhood in Texas, tapes from rehearsals, live performances, alternate versions of studio recordings, etc. I slowly began sending them to Nickolas (Rossi) who was huddled up in New York editing the footage together to tell the story. Every morning for about two weeks I would send him a batch of tracks — usually stuff he had never heard before, two or three songs at a time — because I wanted to give them each space to breathe so they could each be considered on their own accord. With each one, I’d tell him how I felt it might fit with different things we were discussing, what energy or vibe it might bring, what the lyrics might help to showcase, and so on. On his end, Nickolas compiled all of what I was sending him and then he did the same and put them through his own creative filter…

Nickolas Dylan Rossi: The short answer of course, is that some of these tracks were chosen for personal reasons, some for utilitarian reasons, but more often than not, they were the melody and the words that paired best with the visuals for the feeling that I had experienced while listening to Elliott that I wanted to share with an audience. The music is one of the main characters in the film, as are the locations. Throughout the process making the film, Read the rest of this entry »

Exclusive Logan Lynn Interview on Australian Pop Culture Blog Tabloid Junk! Read It Here.

Logan Lynn on Tabloid Junk June 2014

I was interviewed by Australian pop culture blog Tabloid Junk this past week. We talked about love ending, new songs beginning, and a whole bunch of other stuff. Read the original (and watch my new video) HERE, or read the transcript from our chat below.

From Tabloid Junk: (6/20/2014)

Interview with Logan Lynn: His Music, His Career, And THAT Miley Cover!

“Former Logo Network “NewNowNext Music” host, and musician Logan Lynn stopped by to chat with TabloidJunk about his career, his new music video, and that Miley Cyrus cover that earned him a million views on YouTube, and coverage in New York Magazine.

TabloidJunk: Congrats on the new video man, how would you describe it?

Logan: Thank you! I think Runn Shayo, the filmmaker who made it, did a really great job capturing the spirit of our live shows and what it was like to be on the road last summer with my band. Stylistically, the video is a trip.

TabloidJunk: Was the footage of things like planes, traffic, and people random, or was it to convey life going on as normal around you tho he’s “Radio silent”?

Logan: Not random, no. Is anything ever random in the world though, really? All of those scenes you are mentioning were a mixture of clips from tour and regular life. It’s meant to be a snapshot of a specific moment in time — just like my songs are.

TabloidJunk: I like the contrast in Read the rest of this entry »

Logan Lynn’s New Video Featured on End Hits Blog Weekly Music Video Wrap-Up

Logan Lynn Radio Silent Music Video by Runn Shayo (2014)

Thanks to Ned Lannamann and the kids at The Portland Mercury’s End Hits music blog for including my new video “Radio Silent” in this week’s Video Vriday music video wrap-up. It’s only been out for 3 days and already 7,000 of you have watched it!

Check out the video online at End Hits HERE or read what they had to say just below.

From End Hits: (6/13/14)
“Just in time for Pride weekend, here’s Logan Lynn’s latest video, for his tune “Radio Silent” from Tramp Stamps and Birthmarks. Lynn (who, full disclosure, is also a Mercury contributor) shot this with filmmaker Runn Shayo over the course of a summer tour last year with fellow queer artists Big Dipper, Conquistador, and others, and the video features clips from shows across the country and snapshots from life on the road.”



 

 

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COMMENTS


  • Logan: Thanks Anthony! I promise to come to your neck of the woods when my record comes out next year, dear. xx
  • Anthony Bowen: Hey Logan! I love everything you do! Keep it up! P.s. Come to Phoenix??
  • Ritchie: Last year was mind blowing. This year’s lineup looks just as good if not better. Just got our tickets.
  • Jaime Keller: Congratulations on the mainstream discovering you. Bout time!
  • Jackie: Best cover ever.
  • kira: beautiful
  • George V.: Hooray you are playing NYC!
  • Logan: Thanks Flava Flav. ha ha ha
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  • Danielle: This kicks ass.