Here And There, the touring festival curated by Courtney Barnett, wrapped up with a final show at Denver’s Mission Ballroom on September 3. Whether you were there and want to relive it, or missed out and are hoping to catch a glimpse of the performances now, see below to explore the event, with images of Barnett, Japanese Breakfast, Arooj Aftab and Bedouine, captured by photographer Richard Edens. (And click here to hear more from Barnett herself on the festival and her curated collection of VMP titles.)
Courtney Barnett (above and below) is a former VMP Essentials artist, whose latest record, ‘Things Take Time, Take Time,’ came out last year. To find out more about the album, check out our interview with Barnett here.
Michelle Zauner, aka Japanese Breakfast (below) had a busy year in 2021, releasing two albums — ‘Jubilee,’ included in our best albums of the year list, and the video game soundtrack for ‘Sable,’ still available in the VMP store — and a best-selling first book, ‘Crying in H-Mart.’ To learn more about how the multihyphenate artist ended up creating a soundtrack, read our interview here.
Los Angeles-based folk artist Azniv Korkejian, known as Bedouine (below) broke out with her self-titled debut in 2017. Read our profile of Korkejian from that year to find out more about her timeless approach to genre. (And check out Bedouine’s latest record, available in the VMP store now.
Arooj Aftab (below) is a Brooklyn-based Pakistani vocalist, composer and producer. Her latest record, ‘Vulture Prince,’ was included in VMP’s list of the best albums of 2021.