It’s a “jam”-packed (see what we did there?!) week this week, with some all-time faves making their way to our little city by the sea. Canada’s country-turned-folk-rocking Kathleen Edwards returns to City Winery on Wednesday, […]
Colorado, one the primary centers for the progressive bluegrass movement, is not short on revival as of late. Last week, I wrote about Elephant Revival’s appearance on the bill at this summer’s Telluride Bluegrass Festival. […]
Tuesday marked the release of the long-awaited self-titled album from grass clippings favorite The Lone Bellow (Amazon MP3 & Spotify). The Park Slope, Brooklyn-based band of southern transplants have received phenomenal exposure in the last […]
In just one week, I’ll be shipping out for a ten-week adventure around the world: Seattle (Feb 3 – 8), Sydney (Feb 9 – April 2), Auckland (April 2 – 7), Shanghai (April 8 – […]
The wet, hot American summer that you dream of all winter is only 150 days away, but the festival season kicks off sooner. Here’s a rundown of the latest news from some of our favorite […]
Iris Dement, the Arkansas-born and bred gospel singer who released her first album in sixteen years late last year, takes the stage for a sold out show at City Winery this Sunday. Dement, whose profile […]
It’s official. As if the mass Christmas-tree murder taking place all over the five boroughs wasn’t enough, I think we all know the sad truth that none of us wants to admit to each other: the holidays are over; the festivity-induced funk is now ending; reality is setting in; it’s an uphill climb to spring, lovelies.
But THAT’S OKAY, because this week there’s a lot to be excited for, including the show I’ve been buzzing about in my head for some time now: Black Prairie at Union Hall on Wednesday. These Portland-ers give tradition a run for its money in an awesome way. They’ll be playing with John Wesley Harding. ‘Nuff said. (But if ’nuff not said, there’s video proof of their cool-factor below.)
Plus, honorable mentions go to Puss N Boots – the Norah Jones-fronted chick country band that continues their Thursday residency-of-sorts at The Bell House this week – and Leftover Cuties, who play Rockwood Stage 2 Tuesday night.
More must-sees follow. See you on the dance floor.
Tuesday, January 18
9:00 p.m. — Leftover Cuties at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
Thursday, January 17
7:30 p.m. — The Staves at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
8:30 p.m. — Puss N Boots (With Guests The Parkington Sisters)
9:00 p.m. — Here We Go Magic / Love As Laughter at Le Poisson Rouge
Sunday, January 20
9:00 p.m. — M Shanghai String Band at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
11:00 p.m. — Morgan O’Kane at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
Monday, January 21
8:00 p.m. — Adam Moss / Laura Cortese / Bailey Cooke / The Birdhive Boys (Plus, all night it’s EMILEE WARNER’s Birthday Extravaganza) at Pete’s Candy Store
Boise, Idaho-based Jonathan Warren and The Billy Goats is a self-described “progressive psychobilly folk grass” band. Warren and the Goats describe the genre as “foot stomping music that makes you want to drink a beer […]
In November, Minneapolis-based alt-Americana artist Haley Bonar (that last name rhymes with “honor,” smartass) released a two-song 7”/digital single featuring “Bad Reputation” on the A-side and “Down Sunny Roads” on the B-side (Amazon MP3 & […]