Toro y Moi
Jan
24
8:00 PM20:00

Toro y Moi

TORO Y MOI AT GRANADA THEATER 

with Wet

Born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, Chaz Bear (formerly Bundick) has been actively involved in music going back to his early teenage years playing in punk and indie rock bands. Bear unveiled his Toro y Moi guise in 2001, in which he began incorporating electronics and channeling a wider swath of stylistic influences -- from indie rock and '60s baroque pop to '80s R&B, French house, and underground hip-hop -- into his own solo music. By the time he graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2009 with a BA in graphic design, Bear had refined Toro y Moi into a truly unique, captivating project, with numerous music magazines and blogs touting his hazy recordings as the sound of summer. His Carpark-released debut album, Causers of This, would follow in early 2010 and garnered high praise in many publications including NME and Pitchfork.

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Parker Gispert
Jan
24
8:00 PM20:00

Parker Gispert

Parker Gispert (of The Whigs) at Shoeshine Charley's (The Continental Club Houston)

Parker Gispert was still in college when he helped form the Whigs in the early 2000s. But after five critically-acclaimed albums, hundreds of tour dates all over the world with the likes of Kings of Leon, Drive-By Truckers, the Black Keys and many others, and television appearances everywhere from the Late Show with David Letterman to Jimmy Kimmel Live! , the Athens, Georgia-bred rockers decided to pull back on activity in 2017. 

Which left Gispert, who had spent the majority of his adult life either in the studio or on the road with the band, at a crossroads. 

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Magic Giant 
Jan
25
8:00 PM20:00

Magic Giant 

Magic Giant | Club Dada
with 
Castlecomer

Coming off of a blazing set at Coachella, with Billboard singling them out as one of "10 Awesome Bands" playing this year's massive fest, and LA Weekly calling them "Cool as Folk," LA-based MAGIC GIANT has been thrilling growing crowds at every stop along its 70-city North American and European tour, celebrating the release of its debut album In The Wind (Concord Records) and its acoustic album counterpart.

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Laura Gibson
Jan
25
8:00 PM20:00

Laura Gibson

Laura Gibson | Double Wide
with Dana Falconberry 

Laura Gibson is an internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, born and raised in the small Oregon logging town of Coquille. Her last album, Empire Builder, was praised by Pitchfork as "a cathartic tale of loss and redemption", and was called “a triumph” by Uncut Magazine. Both literary and raw, with a love of traditional folk music and a bent toward experimentation, she has toured four continents, and had the distinct honor of performing the very first NPR Tiny Desk Concert. She recently completed an MFA in fiction writing from Hunter College, and her sharpened language and story telling abilities are on full display on her new record Goners, on Barsuk and City Slang Records.

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Lincoln Durham 
Jan
26
8:00 PM20:00

Lincoln Durham 

Lincoln Durham | Three Links
with John Earle Mainord

Armed with old bastardized mid-century guitars, hand-me-down fiddles and banjos, home-made contraptions with just enough tension on a string to be considered an instrument and any random percussive item he can get his hands or feet on, Lincoln Durham is a Southern-Gothic Psycho-Blues Revival-Punk One-Man-Band with a heavy amped edge, preaching the gospel of some new kind of depraved music. With driving guttural beats backboning various growling stringed instruments Lincoln gives birth to a sound that transcends genres with his dark, poetic and raw writing style telling tales that E.A. Poe would have been proud of.

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Parker Gispert
Jan
26
8:00 PM20:00

Parker Gispert

Parker Gispert (of The Whigs) at Double Wide

Parker Gispert was still in college when he helped form the Whigs in the early 2000s. But after five critically-acclaimed albums, hundreds of tour dates all over the world with the likes of Kings of Leon, Drive-By Truckers, the Black Keys and many others, and television appearances everywhere from the Late Show with David Letterman to Jimmy Kimmel Live! , the Athens, Georgia-bred rockers decided to pull back on activity in 2017. 

Which left Gispert, who had spent the majority of his adult life either in the studio or on the road with the band, at a crossroads. 

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RKCB & Shoffy
Jan
29
8:00 PM20:00

RKCB & Shoffy

RKCB & Shoffy: See For Yourself Tour at Deep Ellum Art Co

About RKCB - Legendary author Alan Watts believed we as humans need to go completely out of our minds to come fully into our emotions, as he so famously discussed in his book, Out of Your Mind. Self-proclaimed sexistential alt-pop duo RKCB draw upon this concept for their forthcoming music (check Alone with You, Pt. 2 ), which throbs with enlightenment about the life and death nature of love, our relationship with consciousness and even global warming.

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RKCB & Shoffy
Jan
30
8:00 PM20:00

RKCB & Shoffy

RKCB & Shoffy: See For Yourself Tour | Barracuda Austin

About RKCB - Legendary author Alan Watts believed we as humans need to go completely out of our minds to come fully into our emotions, as he so famously discussed in his book, Out of Your Mind. Self-proclaimed sexistential alt-pop duo RKCB draw upon this concept for their forthcoming music (check Alone with You, Pt. 2 ), which throbs with enlightenment about the life and death nature of love, our relationship with consciousness and even global warming.

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Fruition 
Feb
2
7:30 PM19:30

Fruition 

Fruition | Club Dada
w/ Daniel Rodriguez (of Elephant Revival)

On their fifth full-length,  Watching It All Fall Apart, Fruition transform pain and heartache into something truly glorious. With their songwriting sharper and more nuanced than ever before—and their sonic palette more daringly expansive—the Portland, Oregon-based band’s full-hearted intensity ultimately gives the album a transcendent power.

“The songs are mostly breakup songs,” says Asebroek. “There was love and now it’s gone—we fucked it up, or some outside circumstance brought it to an end. It’s about dealing with all that but still having hope in your heart, even if you’re feeling a little lost and jaded.”

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William Fitzsimmons 
Feb
3
7:00 PM19:00

William Fitzsimmons 

William Fitzsimmons | The Continental Club

Singer-songwriter and music producer William Fitzsimmons’ latest record, Mission Bell is a chronicling of the tumultuous last year of his life, particularly of the separation from his second wife. An initial version of the album was originally recorded in Fitzsimmons’ home studio in the summer of 2017 but was subsequently abandoned during the course of, and as a result of, the separation.

In 2018 William traveled to Nashville, TN to start recording the album over from square one. Working with producer Adam Landry (Deer Tick, Los Lobos, k.d. Lang, Vanessa Carlton), Fitzsimmons spent a month’s time rebuilding the lost record, with contributions from friends, including Abby Gundersen and Rosie Thomas. The resulting 11-song album tells the story of a decade-long marriage destroyed and eventually rebuilt from the ground up.

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William Fitzsimmons 
Feb
4
7:00 PM19:00

William Fitzsimmons 

William Fitzsimmons at Sons of Hermann Hall

*THIS SHOW IS SEATED* 

Singer-songwriter and music producer William Fitzsimmons’ latest record, Mission Bell is a chronicling of the tumultuous last year of his life, particularly of the separation from his second wife. An initial version of the album was originally recorded in Fitzsimmons’ home studio in the summer of 2017 but was subsequently abandoned during the course of, and as a result of, the separation.

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Lucy Dacus
Feb
7
8:00 PM20:00

Lucy Dacus

Lucy Dacus | RUINS
w/ illuminati hotties 

Lucy Dacus is done thinking small. Two years after her 2016 debut, No Burden, won her unanimous acclaim as one of rock's most promising new voices, Dacus returns on March 2 with Historian, a remarkably assured 10-track statement of intent. It finds her unafraid to take on the big questions — the life-or-death reckonings, and the ones that just feel that way. It's a record full of bracing realizations, tearful declarations and moments of hard-won peace, expressed in lyrics that feel destined for countless yearbook quotes and first tattoos. 

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Daniel Romano
Feb
7
8:00 PM20:00

Daniel Romano

Daniel Romano at Double Wide
with Buxton

Prolific singer/songwriter and Rock ‘n' Roll chameleon Daniel Romano has released a self-directed music video for "The Pride Of Queens" from his new album Modern Pressure; which is out now via New West Records and available for purchase on vinyl, CD, and digital download HERE. A tribute to legendary punk band The Ramones, the video for "The Pride Of Queens" premiered at Brooklyn Vegan yesterday and can be viewed/shared now HERE. Modern Pressure released to critical acclaim last month with Nerdist including the album in their “The Best Underground Albums Of May 2017” roundup, and Vinyl Me, Please praising, “...Modern Pressure is cool. Like, old-school cool,” in an extensive feature on the album. Additionally, the album single “When I Learned Your Name,” 

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Daniel Romano
Feb
8
8:00 PM20:00

Daniel Romano

Daniel Romano | Barracuda Austin
with Buxton

Prolific singer/songwriter and Rock ‘n' Roll chameleon Daniel Romano has released a self-directed music video for "The Pride Of Queens" from his new album Modern Pressure; which is out now via New West Records and available for purchase on vinyl, CD, and digital download HERE. A tribute to legendary punk band The Ramones, the video for "The Pride Of Queens" premiered at Brooklyn Vegan yesterday and can be viewed/shared now HERE. Modern Pressure released to critical acclaim last month with Nerdist including the album in their “The Best Underground Albums Of May 2017” roundup, and Vinyl Me, Please praising, “...Modern Pressure is cool. Like, old-school cool,” in an extensive feature on the album. Additionally, the album single “When I Learned Your Name,” 

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Dreamgirl & Acid Tongue
Feb
8
8:00 PM20:00

Dreamgirl & Acid Tongue

Dreamgirl & Acid Tongue | Three Links

DREAMGIRL is a ‘dream-pop’ music group formed in St. Joseph, Missouri in 2013. Now based out of Kansas City, Missouri, and building off of the success of their breakout EP “Illuminati” (2015), Dreamgirl has released a full-length, self-titled LP and is currently working on a new EP. They have gained an impressive following both stellarly and interstellarly. Up until the summer of 2018, they operated and managed themselves completely internally. Now they have partnered with Rogue Booking Agency. Dreamgirl has benefited massively from internet platforms like Spotify and Youtube. Current members include Austin Marks, Ian Dobyns, Lacey Hopkins & Skylar Smith. A family of friends lost in a dream.

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Tracyanne & Danny
Feb
9
8:00 PM20:00

Tracyanne & Danny

Tracyanne & Danny at Club Dada

Tracyanne & Danny is a new collaborative project between singer-songwriters Tracyanne Campbell (Camera Obscura) and Danny Coughlan (Crybaby).

Tracyanne hails from Glasgow, Scotland. London-born Danny is based in Bristol, England. Their paths first crossed in 2013 when introduced by mutual music industry pals. Tracyanne dug Danny’s Crybaby album (released on Helium Records) and invited him to open some Camera Obscura shows in the UK.

Mutual artistic respect led to the swapping of song ideas, but tentative plans to work together were set aside while Camera Obscura wrote, recorded, released, and promoted their fifth album Desire Lines.

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Ben Kweller
Feb
11
7:00 PM19:00

Ben Kweller

Ben Kweller at Club Dada
w/ Modern Love Child

Indie-rock icon, Ben Kweller, has captured the hearts of fans and critics for 15 years. Through his schizophrenic approach to music making, constant touring, and a punk-rock refusal to be pigeonholed, Kweller, has built the kind of career that rolls on regardless of fads and trends. His genre-jumping catalog of five albums, four EPs and multiple singles, has sold over half a million copies worldwide. 

Kweller hit the world stage in the mid 90’s as the leader of the self-proclaimed ‘Sugar Metal’ band, Radish. A top 40 hit in the UK gave the band a cult following and landed Kweller on the cover of Kerrang! Magazine. All of this, plus a world tour opening for Faith No More, forced the 15-year-old Kweller to drop out of high school and never look back. 

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Juice 
Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

Juice 

Juice at The Rustic Dallas

With seven distinct personalities, Juice distills rock, r&b and hip-hop into a signature sound with a distinct kick of electric violin, rich harmonies, honest lyrics, and festival-worthy choruses. The Boston septet—Ben Stevens [lead vocals], Michael Ricciardulli [guitar], Rami El-Abidin [bass], Christian Rose [violin, vocals], Kamau Burton [acoustic guitar, vocals], Daniel Moss [guitar], and Miles Clyatt [drums]—perfects this mix on its 2018 independent project.

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Howie Day
Feb
15
8:00 PM20:00

Howie Day

Howie DaySons of Hermann Hall
with Brian Jarvis

~ This show is seated ~

Howie Day’s emotionally resonant lyrics and inventive melodies have earned him both critical praise and a legion of devoted fans. He is known for his energetic, heartfelt shows, where he connects with audiences through the strength of his songwriting and his quirky sense of humor. Day’s warm tenor voice “soars into fluttering, high registers, but also grates with real, pleading grit,” as one critic put it. After sales of over a million records and two Top 10 hits, Day is back on the road in support of his new studio album, Lanterns.

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Elizabeth Cook w/ Kendell Marvel
Feb
18
7:00 PM19:00

Elizabeth Cook w/ Kendell Marvel

Elizabeth Cook w/ Kendell Marvel at Sons of Hermann Hall

Elizabeth Cook is a Nashville-based Singer Songwriter from Wildwood, Florida. As a critically acclaimed live act and recording artist, the New York Times lauds her “a sharp and surprising country singer”. A veteran SiriusXM Outlaw Country Radio DJ, hosting her own show, Apron Strings, nationwide for the last 10 years, she is also a favorite of David Letterman, a regular performer on the Grand Ole Opry, and a frequent guest star on Adult Swim’s long-running hit cartoon series “Squidbillies” on Cartoon Network.

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Juice 
Feb
19
8:00 PM20:00

Juice 

Juice | The Continental Club

With seven distinct personalities, Juice distills rock, r&b and hip-hop into a signature sound with a distinct kick of electric violin, rich harmonies, honest lyrics, and festival-worthy choruses. The Boston septet—Ben Stevens [lead vocals], Michael Ricciardulli [guitar], Rami El-Abidin [bass], Christian Rose [violin, vocals], Kamau Burton [acoustic guitar, vocals], Daniel Moss [guitar], and Miles Clyatt [drums]—perfects this mix on its 2018 independent project.

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GGOOLLDD
Feb
22
8:00 PM20:00

GGOOLLDD

GGOOLLDD at RUINS

GGOOLLDD isn’t like other bands. They formed on whim, decided to play their first show mostly as an excuse to host a killer party, and they eschew the traditional gotta-get-a-record-deal game in favor of playing a lot of shows and releasing their own material. That sense of whimsy blended with resolute autonomy is all part of the signature GGOOLLDD aesthetic. And it feeds into their sound, especially lately.  “Secrets,” their new single, is a soaring banger that conjures wind-in-your-hair glittery romanticism.

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The Flesh Eaters
Feb
24
7:00 PM19:00

The Flesh Eaters

The Flesh Eaters at Club Dada

They were started in the fall of 1977 by punk poet Chris Desjardins, a singer known for morbid lyrical themes. Their first gig was December 21, 1977 at The Masque in Los Angeles. Musicians in various Flesh Eaters line-ups included Stan Ridgway (Wall of Voodoo), John Doe (X), DJ Bonebrake (X), Dave Alvin (The Blasters), Bill Bateman (The Blasters) and Steve Berlin (The Blasters, Los Lobos). Considered by many to be a precursur of Death Rock, their music was a pastiche of rockabilly, road-house blues, punk rock and jazz.

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Sean Rowe 
Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

Sean Rowe 

Sean Rowe at Main at South Side

“We are the elders of our minds,” sings Sean Rowe on “Gas Station Rose,” the track that ushers in his fourth album, New Lore, with plaintive plucks of guitar and steady drips of piano that fall in like rain. It’s a sparse and beautiful moment, anchored by Rowe’s unparalleled voice – so full of gravely soul, aged and edged by years on the road, as a father and husband, as a creative force always looking for the next rhyme. And, so integral to the man that he is, one that is constantly absorbing nature. It wasn’t the easiest journey to get to the ten vulnerable songs that comprise New Lore (out April 7th care of Anti-) – it took a label change, a trip to Memphis and some support from unexpected places – but what resulted is a roadmap for a gentle heart in modern times, in a world where the best oracle isn’t within a computer, but within ourselves.

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The Lil Smokies
Feb
27
8:00 PM20:00

The Lil Smokies

The Lil Smokies at Three Links

When people see The Lil Smokies setting up their acoustic instruments, they’re often unprepared for the electric energy they generate. The band captures that same dynamic presence on their new album, Changing Shades, delivering their exceptional songwriting and bluegrass roots with the punch of a rock band.“We wanted to duplicate the energy of our live shows. It’s a perfect mixture of improvisation and composition.

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The Fritz 
Feb
27
8:00 PM20:00

The Fritz 

The Fritz at Deep Ellum Art Co.

The Fritz is a soul-driven dance rock band hailing from Asheville, NC.

The group’s aggressive approach to funk, soul, and rock creates a sound that is uniquely their own. Their high-energy, danceable songs provide a platform for each member to shine. With powerful vocals, climactic solos, and tight grooves, The Fritz has built a devoted following and is captivating audiences everywhere.

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Ripe
Feb
28
7:30 PM19:30

Ripe

RipeClub Dada
 with Brook and the Bluff

On a primal level, we react to music through movement.

A head-nod, a foot-tap, or a handclap certainly shows appreciation, but dancing seals the eternal bond between audience and musician. Siphoning the spirits of rock, funk, R&B, jazz, and pop through a kaleidoscope of unpredictable and virtuosic improvisation, Boston-based seven-piece Ripe consistently bring people to their feet. Most importantly, they prove that “dance music” in its purest form doesn’t have to come from computers and synthesizers. It can be an unstoppable groove or an extended moment of ecstatic release.

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Damien Jurado
Mar
1
7:00 PM19:00

Damien Jurado

DAMIEN JURADOThe Wild Detectives

Let me tell you a story about a boy with raven hair and a crooked smile.

This boy grew up moving from state to state, watching the hills grow flat from a backseat window and the brush become evergreens in the headlights of their rented truck.

All those goodbyes can break a boy’s heart, at least that’s what I’m told, but they can also shake loose parts you don’t expect, like eyes that see things others have trouble putting their fingers on. And when you can see like he does, I think it’s only natural you’ve got to find a way to tell someone.

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Damien Jurado
Mar
2
7:00 PM19:00

Damien Jurado

DAMIEN JURADOThe Wild Detectives

Let me tell you a story about a boy with raven hair and a crooked smile.

This boy grew up moving from state to state, watching the hills grow flat from a backseat window and the brush become evergreens in the headlights of their rented truck.

All those goodbyes can break a boy’s heart, at least that’s what I’m told, but they can also shake loose parts you don’t expect, like eyes that see things others have trouble putting their fingers on. And when you can see like he does, I think it’s only natural you’ve got to find a way to tell someone.

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Adia Victoria
Mar
2
8:00 PM20:00

Adia Victoria

Adia Victoria at Three Links

At a recent performance, the host made the mistake of introducing Adia Victoria as an Americana artist. Victoria leaned into the microphone with a correction, “Adia Victoria does not sing Americana, Adia Victoria sings the blues.” From there, the artist let her guitar and powerful lyrics speak for her. After a self-released single that drew the attention of Rolling Stone and others, Victoria continued to dazzle and confound with her first studio album, Beyond the Bloodhounds. The album takes its title from a line in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs. Just as Jacobs sought to get beyond the reach of her master’s bloodhounds, Victoria is always reaching beyond the facile notions of what a Black woman artist should look like and sound like.

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Lowland Hum
Mar
5
7:00 PM19:00

Lowland Hum

Lowland Hum | The Wild Detectives

It’s 5:15 in the morning in an historic apartment building in downtown Charlottesville called The Pink Warehouse. Lauren and Daniel Goans, who you will know as the married, world-traveling, singer/songwriting folk duo Lowland Hum, are making their fourth full-length record, Glyphonic , in their studio apartment on the top floor. On top of a bookshelf above the window, there’s a plastic bin collecting black water that drips through a crack in the roof. The reason the Goanses are awake so early is to track guitars for their new album before the rest of Charlottesville rises.

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Lowland Hum
Mar
6
8:00 PM20:00

Lowland Hum

Lowland Hum | Mohawk (Inside)

It’s 5:15 in the morning in an historic apartment building in downtown Charlottesville called The Pink Warehouse. Lauren and Daniel Goans, who you will know as the married, world-traveling, singer/songwriting folk duo Lowland Hum, are making their fourth full-length record, Glyphonic , in their studio apartment on the top floor. On top of a bookshelf above the window, there’s a plastic bin collecting black water that drips through a crack in the roof. The reason the Goanses are awake so early is to track guitars for their new album before the rest of Charlottesville rises.

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Novo Amor
Mar
8
8:00 PM20:00

Novo Amor

Novo Amor at Deep Ellum Art Co

There is a stretch of road that runs through the Adirondack national park, just a few miles of houses and barns and truck stops and trees, that makes up Woodgate, New York. But just off from this road is a rough track that leads down to a lake, and a beach, and a cluster of old buildings. “And that’s where I spent my summer,” says Ali Lacey, better known as Novo Amor. “On a really deep lake with a dock surrounded by tall evergreens.”

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Novo Amor
Mar
9
7:00 PM19:00

Novo Amor

Novo Amor at White Oak Music Hall

There is a stretch of road that runs through the Adirondack national park, just a few miles of houses and barns and truck stops and trees, that makes up Woodgate, New York. But just off from this road is a rough track that leads down to a lake, and a beach, and a cluster of old buildings. “And that’s where I spent my summer,” says Ali Lacey, better known as Novo Amor. “On a really deep lake with a dock surrounded by tall evergreens.

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Lily & Madeleine 
Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

Lily & Madeleine 

Lily & Madeleine at Main at South Side

Lily and Madeleine Jurkiewicz create candid music with deep emotional and personal resonance. The sisters, who record under the moniker Lily & Madeleine, boldly explore what it means to be women in the 21st century, and aren’t afraid to use their music to call out injustices or double standards. This fearless approach has permeated their three albums, which are full of insightful lyrics and thoughtful indie-pop.

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The Beths + Bad Bad Hats 
Mar
17
7:00 PM19:00

The Beths + Bad Bad Hats 

The Beths + Bad Bad Hats at Satellite Bar 

New Zealand four-piece The Beths channel their longtime friendship into high-energy guitar pop with a smart lyrical bite. Guitarist, lead vocalist, and primary songwriter Elizabeth Stokes and guitarist Jonathan Pearce attended high school together before meeting up with longtime mates bassist Benjamin Sinclair and drummer Ivan Luketina-Johnston at the University of Auckland, where all four studied jazz. After gigging together in a variety of configurations, the quartet came together for a project exploring the pop and rock sounds of their youth. Everything clicked, and The Beths were born.

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Durand Jones & The Indications 
Mar
19
8:00 PM20:00

Durand Jones & The Indications 

Durand Jones & The Indications | Club Dada
with Ginger Root 

Durand Jones & the Indications aren't looking backwards. Helmed by foil vocalists in Durand Jones and drummer Aaron Frazer, the Indications conjure the dynamism of Jackie Wilson, Curtis Mayfield, AND the Impressions. This young band of twenty-somethings are students of soul, including guitarist Blake Rhein, who moonlights doing research for The Numero Group. Even with that background, and an aesthetic steeped in the golden, strings-infused dreaminess of early '70s soul, the Indications are planted firmly in the present, with the urgency of this moment in time.

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AGAINST THE CURRENT
Mar
26
8:00 PM20:00

AGAINST THE CURRENT

AGAINST THE CURRENT | Club Dada 
Past Lives World Tour 2019 

After unveiling their debut album, In Our Bones, in 2016, Against The Current was inspired to change things up. The alt-pop group, who formed in Poughkeepsie in 2011, knew that it was time to evolve the way they wrote songs and allow for the music to surprise them in the studio. They looked to “Wasteland,” a track on In Our Bones, as inspiration for how using new instrumentation and sounds could create something both familiar and unexpected. The band’s second album, Past Lives, kicks everything up a notch.

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Bronze Radio Return
Apr
3
8:00 PM20:00

Bronze Radio Return

Bronze Radio Return | Club Dada

For nearly a decade, Hartford, Connecticut’s Bronze Radio Return has traveled the world, urging their listeners to dance and sing along. Their rousing, anthemic sound creates an undeniable upbeat atmosphere that’s one part dance party and another part roots-rock. If their name doesn’t ring a bell, odds are you know one of their acclaimed singles, leaving them affectionately dubbed “the band you’ve probably heard, but haven’t heard of.” Racking up more than 60 million streams on Spotify, and with songs such as “Light Me Up,” “Further On,” and “Shake, Shake, Shake,” they have impressively notched nearly 100 high-profile placements ranging from the 2014 film St. Vincent, to commercials for Nissan and Starbucks, to numerous television shows.

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Rubblebucket 
Apr
4
7:00 PM19:00

Rubblebucket 

Rubblebucket | Mikaela Davis at Deep Ellum Art Co.

In summer 2015, after finishing a year of intense touring, Rubblebucket’s Kalmia Traver and Alex Toth began the process of bringing their next record to life. As an experiment, Kalmia asked Alex (her longtime romantic partner) to move out while they worked on the album, then accepted the marriage proposal he made during a recording session just a month later. Although Alex soon moved back in, their 11-year relationship ended when the two chose to ‘consciously uncouple’ the following spring—a decision they honored by ceremoniously giving each other matching triangular daisy tattoos (a nod to the title track from Rubblebucket’s 2010 EP). But despite all the sadness brought on by their breakup, Kalmia and Alex kept on writing and recording together, ultimately creating Rubblebucket’s most transcendent album to date.

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Parcels
Apr
9
7:00 PM19:00

Parcels

Parcels at Trees

Parcels Debut Album had to be self produced and it had to be the truest representation of us, as people, as musicians and as a group that we had ever offered before. Parcels started for us as a new experimentation in sound and image but after the five of us moved across the world together, its initial ideas and boundaries quickly lost importance. We had always played in bands together but clearly this was our first real band in that it was inseparable from the experience we were living together. This was now our identity, we’re a band in the older sense of the word. This suddenly gave direction to the initial recordings for our album and gave the thread we needed to push forward. The album is titled Parcels, because we believe we succeeded in tracking the truest possible representation of us right now, as people, as musicians and as a group.

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Stephen Kellogg 
Apr
9
8:00 PM20:00

Stephen Kellogg 

Stephen Kellogg | Sons Of Hermann Hall
THIS SHOW IS SEATED

Over the last decade, Connecticut native Stephen Kellogg has performed more than 1500 concerts around the world, raised thousands of dollars for causes close to his heart, been named Armed Forces Entertainer of the Year, and penned singles for artists like "American Idol" winner Nick Fradiani and the platinum selling rock band O.A.R. Stephen’s most recent writing work with legendary guitarist Robert Randolph, has led to a 2017 Grammy nomination for "Best Contemporary Blues Record." He's also had his songs covered by international major label acts and released eight albums of his own that have yielded hundreds of thousands of ticket and album sales.

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The Dip 
Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

The Dip 

The Dip at The Rustic Dallas

Hailing from Seattle, The Dip is an electrifying seven-piece ensemble that melds vintage rhythm and blues and modern pop with 60s soul, tapped by KEXP as “one of the most exciting and joyous acts to emerge in recent years”. The group quickly gained notoriety throughout the Pacific Northwest for their eminently danceable live shows that feature vocals from frontman Tom Eddy (Beat Connection), an effortlessly deep pocket, and the melodies of the “The Honeynut Horns”. Hard-hitting but sensitive, The Dip harkens back to the deep soul roots of decades past while sounding undeniably relevant. The band's 2015 self-titled debut, recorded to tape at Avast! Studios, propelled them to notable appearances at Sasquatch! Music Festival, High Sierra Music Fest, Summer Meltdown, and Capitol Hill Block Party and built anticipation for their 2016 release, Won’t Be Coming Back (EP). Now, the band prepares to arrive on the national stage with their second LP, The Dip Delivers. There’s a certain alchemy to The Dip that unites music fans of all ages and backgrounds and leaves everyone smiling ear to ear.

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DBUK (Slim Cessna’s Auto Club) | Norman Westberg (Swans) 
Apr
11
8:00 PM20:00

DBUK (Slim Cessna’s Auto Club) | Norman Westberg (Swans) 

DBUK (Slim Cessna’s Auto Club) | Norman Westberg (Swans) Three Links

DBUK consists of the 4 core members of Slim Cessna's Auto Club. SCAC have spent the last 2 decades honing a lethal mix of country blues, gospel shouting, rock and folk.

Norman Westberg is best known for his work with the seminal outfit, Swans. What Norman has achieved with his solo work is an echoing universe of deep textures and harmonic intensity.

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Michael Brun 
Apr
13
8:00 PM20:00

Michael Brun 

Michael Brun Presents Bayo 2019 Tour at Club Dada

Michael Brun is a Haitian DJ, record producer and medical student, known for blending EDM genres such as progressive house with native Haitian styles such as kompa and rara. He released one of his first singles on Hardwell's Revealed Recordingsin 2011. He later went on to work with Dirty South, and Brun released his debut Gravity EP in 2013. The EP reached No. 2 on the Beatportcharts, directly underneath Avicii.[1] In 2015, he released See You Soonwhich received over 1.3 million streams on Spotify in its first seven weeks, as well as a collaboration with Roy English entitled Tongue Tied July. Michael is also an ambassador for Paul Haggis’ Artist for Peace and Justice, a nonprofit that supports programs in education, healthcare and dignity through the arts. He frequently travels to Haiti where he mentors children in their school, The Audio Institute.


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Telekinesis 
Apr
22
7:00 PM19:00

Telekinesis 

Telekinesis | RUINS
w/ SONTALK 

No one ever talks about the fourth record. We’ve all heard plenty about the astonishing debut and the “difficult” sophomore release. But let’s pause for a moment to consider the role of album four in rock and roll history. A few key examples: Radiohead – Kid A, R.E.M. – Lifes Rich Pageant, Talking Heads – Remain in Light, Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, David Bowie – Hunky Dory … you see where we’re going with this. Album four is an opportunity for artists to reinvent, and frequently revitalize, themselves. The willingness to abandon familiar work habits and signature sounds can be risky, but it’s often the difference between a safe, predictable career and a bold transformation that signals the beginning (to quote another pretty amazing fourth LP) of a new age for artist and audience alike.

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Steve Gunn 
Apr
23
8:00 PM20:00

Steve Gunn 

Steve Gunn at Double Wide with Gun Outfit

For over a decade, Steve Gunn has been one of American music’s most pivotal figures -- conjuring immersive and psychedelic sonic landscapes both live and on record, releasing revered solo albums ranking high on in-the-know end of year lists, alongside exploratory collaborations with artists as diverse as Mike Cooper, Kurt Vile, and Michael Chapman (whose most recent studio album he produced). Gunn is known for telling other people's stories, but on his breakthrough fourth album, The Unseen In Between, he explores his own emotional landscapes with his most complex, fully realized songs to date.

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Blac Rabbit Interstella Tour
May
1
8:00 PM20:00

Blac Rabbit Interstella Tour

Blac Rabbit Interstella Tour - Three Links

Born and raised in ed Stuy, Brooklyn, identical twin brothers Amiri and Rahiem Taylor do not make the type of music that their borough of origin is usually associated with.  Growing up in the mecca of hip hop culture, the Taylor brothers had more exposure in their house to pop, funk and soul music from the 60's, 70's and 80's. In high school they taught themselves how to play guitar and write songs based off of the Beatles.  After high school they formed Blac Rabbit, bringing in former metal and church drummer Patrick Jones, followed by resident shredder Josh Lugo on bass (and sometimes guitar) to play their original psychedelic rock tunes. Tired of working boring grocery store jobs, Amiri and Rah started performing Beatles covers on the NYC subway, earning some pocket change, slowly building a reputation around the city while also performing their original material in New York's best venues for up and coming acts.  

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Sean McConnell
May
2
7:00 PM19:00

Sean McConnell

Sean McConnell | The Rustic Houston

As instant gratification becomes the norm and certainty is worn as armor, Sean McConnell is choosing patience and ambiguity -- especially when it comes to himself. "I think embracing the blurry lines is a sign of getting older and just having more life experience," he says. "It can be healthy to break your own boxes."

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Carbon Leaf 
Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Carbon Leaf 

Carbon Leaf | Deep Ellum Art Co.

Carbon Leaf is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2018 behind a new album and extensive U.S. and European touring.

Blending rock, folk, Celtic, bluegrass and Americana traditions into a high-energy style the group calls ether-electrified porch music, the Virginia quintet’s poetic songs are brought to life with acoustic & electric guitars, mandolin, fiddle, bass, drums, cello, banjo, penny whistle, pedal steel, accordion and rich vocal harmony. 

Carbon Leaf writes, records and produces it’s music independently from their studio in Richmond, VA, and has performed over 2,400 lives shows across 17 albums in their long career. The group’s independent music and spirit continue to resonate with its fans.

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The Districts
Jan
14
8:00 PM20:00

The Districts

THE DISTRICTS | CLUB DADA
with Deeper

It's not uncommon for musicians to grow and evolve between releases -- but even by those standards, the Districts' Popular Manipulations is stunning. The Pennsylvania-borne band's third full-length represents an exponential leap in sound and cohesion, an impressive and impassioned burn with a wide scope that threatens to swallow everything else surrounding it. Perhaps it's a cliché to say so, but while listening, you might find yourself wondering why people don't make indie rock like this anymore…

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Greg Laswell
Jan
5
8:00 PM20:00

Greg Laswell

GREG LASWELL at SONS OF HERMANN HALL

with Cameron Matthew Ray

Originally from Long Beach, California, Greg Laswell is one of the most uncompromising songwriters of these modern times. You may recognize a bit of Leonard Cohen in his tormented baritone. You might think of Tom Waits when you sense how deep in the gut these songs come from. But if there is a quality that still and ever marks out Laswell’s writing, it is an ability to use words like unrepentant paper cuts. Should you be at the receiving end, perhaps you might not at first feel the sting; but it will burn like hell later.

In 2009, Laswell’s songs started appearing in various films (Friends With Benefits, My Sister’s Keeper, Final Destination) and television series (Grey’s Anatomy, Parenthood, Friday Night Lights) with the release of “Three Flights From Alto Nido.” A covers EP (entitled “Covers,” no less) soon followed with versions of Kate Bush’s “This Women’s Work,” Morphine’s “In Spite of Me” and Echo and the Bunnymen’s “The Killing Moon.” [read more]

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