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This is a calendar for Shore Fire's key releases and events in the NY/LA/Nashville regions. For our calendar of significant events in the worlds of music, entertainment, sports, literature and culture click here.

January 2018

08 January

Van William

Van William – Moroccan Lounge (LA, CA)


The musician and lifelong fisherman plays a three-week hometown residency revolving around his debut LP, 'Countries' (1/19 via Fantasy Records), with special guests to be announced day-of-show each week. William has received praise from NPR, The Wild Honey Pie, Buzzbands.LA and more, and the new album features contributions from First Aid Kit, Dawes’ Griffin Goldsmith and co-producer Brian Phillips.

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12 January

The Academic

The Academic/ ‘Tales From The Backseat’/ Downtown Records


Less than two years ago, this young four-piece had never played outside their native Ireland. Now after opening for The Strokes, Pixies and Noel Gallagher, this fast-rising act breaks stateside with their debut LP, a wise-beyond-their-years album influenced by early Arctic Monkeys, American Football, sleek early Motown production and more.

Contact: Amy Bailey

12 January

Casey Abrams – Hotel Café (LA, CA)


The acclaimed bassist and vocalist leads his nine-piece Funk Orchestra through FunkHaus jams happening every Friday this month. Abrams will release an album of originals and covers on Chesky Records early this year. The set will showcase the frenetic energy of Abrams’ band and his unique creativity as a songwriter and performer.

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12 January

Andrea Gibson

Andrea Gibson/ ‘HEY GALAXY’/ Tender Loving Empire


One of the most celebrated poets in their field and winner of the first-ever Woman of the World Poetry Slam takes on multiple forms of adversity on their new LP. Gibson’s LP is a vivid spoken word meditation on social justice, love, heartbreak, queerness, trauma, mental illness and healing and tells a story of modern times both beautiful and painfully visceral.

Contact: Allen Nguyen

14 January

Laila Biali

Laila Biali – Rockwood Stage 3 (NYC)


One of Canada’s foremost jazz pianist/vocalists, she and her band play from her new self-titled, self-produced LP out January 26th. Biali has toured with Sting, Chris Botti, Suzanne Vega and more, and her new album will feature her oft-requested fan-favorite cover of Coldplay’s “Yellow."

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14 January

15 January

Van William

Van William – Moroccan Lounge, Night Two (LA, CA)


The musician and lifelong fisherman plays a three-week hometown residency revolving around his debut LP, 'Countries' (1/19 via Fantasy Records), with special guests to be announced day-of-show each week. William has received praise from NPR, The Wild Honey Pie, Buzzbands.LA and more, and the new album features contributions from First Aid Kit, Dawes’ Griffin Goldsmith and co-producer Brian Phillips.

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16 January

16 January

16 January

Mt. Joy

Mt. Joy – Berlin (NYC)


“Mt. Joy could be your new folk-rock heroes,” declares Rolling Stone. The LA-via-Philadelphia five-piece plays an intimate showcase in-between dates on their national tour with Neko Case, previewing music from their self-titled debut out 3/2 on Dualtone Records.

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17 January

17 January

Hailey Knox

Hailey Knox – Bootleg Theatre (LA, CA)


The New York Times found this Gen-Z master of the guitar-and-loop pedal “poised to become the live-streaming world’s first crossover music star.” Her debut EP, A Little Awkward (S-Curve), earned her praised from NBC’s Today Show, Billboard and People Magazine, who called her “the next music sensation.” Knox performs new music before joining Ruth B on tour later this year.

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18 January

The Shacks

The Shacks – Pianos (NYC)


NPR Slingshot act gets ready for its first European tour with a hometown show. Like their forthcoming debut album, Haze (3/30 via Big Crown Records), the duo’s shows fuse '60s girl groups, '70s funk, and breezy, kaleidoscopic rock into an unconventionally modern sound.

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19 January

Casey Abrams

Casey Abrams – Hotel Café (LA, CA)


The acclaimed bassist and vocalist leads his nine-piece Funk Orchestra through FunkHaus jams happening every Friday this month. Abrams will release an album of originals and covers on Chesky Records early this year. The set will showcase the frenetic energy of Abrams’ band and his unique creativity as a songwriter and performer.

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19 January

Van William

Van William/ ‘Countries’/ Fantasy Records


When his father retired from salmon fishing on Kodiak Island, AK, the musician and lifelong fisherman reached a crossroads. William’s debut LP is the sound of his renewed sense of purpose, a new musical direction that sounds like “American Heartache”: music that stirs forgotten memories and feels eternal and fresh, pulling the past into the present as a way of navigating loss. The new album features contributions from First Aid Kit, Dawes’ Griffin Goldsmith, co-producer Brian Phillips and more.

Contact: Spencer Foster

19 January

Belle Adair

Belle Adair/ ‘Tuscumbia’/ Single Lock Records


This ain’t your dad’s Muscle Shoals music. The local four-piece has teamed up with longtime Wilco collaborator Tom Schick to create a sound inspired by their hometown’s musical legacy but unlike anything that’s come from the area before. Recorded at the hallowed FAME Studios and mixed at The Loft in Chicago, the new Muscle Shoals sound is chiming guitars, meditative lyrics and a breezy, blissed-out feel.

Contact: Max Lefkowitz

21 January

Belle Adair

Belle Adair – Basement East (Nashville)


The Muscle Shoals four-piece plays the electric stage at a two-day showcase for their Single Lock Records (co-run between the band members and John Paul White) days after the release of their new album Tuscumbia, out 1/19. Tuscumbia was recorded at FAME Studios and produced by Tom Schick (Wilco, Parquet Courts), as the band leans into their hometown’s musical legacy to create a sound unlike anything from The Shoals region before: chiming guitars, meditative lyrics and a breezy, blissed-out feel.

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22 January

Van William

Van William – Moroccan Lounge, Night Three (LA, CA)


The musician and lifelong fisherman plays a three-week hometown residency revolving around his debut LP, 'Countries' (1/19 via Fantasy Records), with special guests to be announced day-of-show each week. William has received praise from NPR, The Wild Honey Pie, Buzzbands.LA and more, and the new album features contributions from First Aid Kit, Dawes’ Griffin Goldsmith and co-producer Brian Phillips.

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22 January

Andrea Gibson

Andrea Gibson – Gramercy Theatre (NYC)


The award-winning spoken-word artist, one of the most celebrated poets in their field, presents their HEY GALAXY Tour, featuring solo readings and musical accompaniment from new album HEY GALAXY (1/12 via Tender Loving Empire). Of Gibson's writing and live performance, The Rumpus said, "Gibson had charged the air…with electricity" while Curve stated, "Gibson's way with words will make the tough weak in the knees."

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23 January

Take Me To The River

Take Me To The River – John L. Tishman Auditorium (NYC)


Four generations of musicians come together for a one-night-only special event during GRAMMY Week 2018. Students and faculty from The New School’s College of Performing Arts and Renaissance Youth Center perform with legendary artists and GRAMMY winners William Bell and Bobby Rush. Bell and Rush are currently a part of the Take Me To The River tour, a live performance tribute to the award-winning documentary following the intergenerational, cross-cultural and gender inclusive musical influence of Memphis.

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25 January

Belle Adair

Belle Adair – Mercury Lounge (NYC)


The Muscle Shoals four-piece, inspired more by Big Star and Teenage Fanclub than The Swampers or Wilson Pickett, play music from new album Tuscumbia (1/19 via Single Lock Records). Tuscumbia was recorded at FAME Studios and produced by Tom Schick (Wilco, Parquet Courts), as the band leans into their hometown’s musical legacy to create a sound unlike anything from The Shoals region before: chiming guitars, meditative lyrics and a breezy, blissed-out feel.

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25 January

25 January

25 January

St. Vincent

St. Vincent – Hollywood Palladium (LA, CA)


Annie Clark has extended her international Fear The Future Tour into 2018, returning to LA after premiering new album MASSEDUCTION (10/13 via Loma Vista Recordings) at the Red Bull Music Academy Festival. The GRAMMY-winning artist’s latest release has received high praise from Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Pitchfork, Nylon, and BuzzFeed, which called it “the best thing she's ever done and there are no bad St. Vincent records.”

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26 January

Strange Angels: In Flight With Elmore James

Various Artists / ‘Strange Angels: In Flight With Elmore James’/ Sylvan Songs Records


This tribute album honors the undisputed “King of the Slide Guitar,” timed to what would have been his 100th birthday. The 13-track collection puts James’ legendary body of work in the hands of master interpreters from blues, country, pop and more, including Tom Jones, Bettye LaVette, Keb’ Mo’ and Warren Haynes. All profits will go to MusicCares and Edible Schoolyard NYC.

Contact: Amy Bailey

26 January

Casey Abrams

Casey Abrams – Hotel Café (LA, CA)


The acclaimed bassist and vocalist leads his nine-piece Funk Orchestra through FunkHaus jams happening every Friday this month. Abrams will release an album of originals and covers on Chesky Records early this year. The set will showcase the frenetic energy of Abrams’ band and his unique creativity as a songwriter and performer.

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26 January

Laila Biali

Laila Biali/ ‘Laila Biali’/ Kobalt


One of Canada’s foremost jazz pianist/vocalists reflects on the challenges of being an artist and mother, as well as the uprooted sense of place that comes with being a dual citizen. This diverse song cycle features originals and covers, including her oft-requested fan-favorite version of Coldplay’s “Yellow.”

Contact: Spencer Foster

26 January

Justin Moore

Justin Moore – Microsoft Theatre (LA, CA)


The country radio hitmaker behind seven No. 1s including “Somebody Else Will” and “You Look Like I Need A Drink,” and current radio single “Kinda Don’t Care,” highlights music from his latest LP, Kinda Don’t Care (Valory Music Co.), on his Hell on a Highway Tour. Kinda Don’t Care is Moore’s third consecutive No. 1 debut on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.

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30 January

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Anna & Elizabeth – Rockwood Stage 3 (NYC)


The pioneering avant-garde folk duo performs new music from their upcoming Smithsonian Folkways debut, The Invisible Comes to Us, out 3/30. The new record is influenced by Laurie Anderson, the poetry readings of Patti Smith, chopped storytelling inspired by NPR's Radiolab, Irish folk heroes Paul Brady and Andy Irvine, Dublin group Lankum and the conceptual work of Meredith Monk and Fluxus movement composers.

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31 January

Starset

Starset – Highline Ballroom (NYC) – 1/31


The visionary sci-fi, multi-media rock band from Columbus, OH hits the road for their biggest North American headlining tour yet. The band’s cinematic and crazy live show (there are astronauts on stage) draws inspiration from front man Dustin Bates' background in electrical engineering and his desire to promote science through music. The band’s latest release, Vessels, debuted at #11 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart and #3 on the Rock Chart, and they recently surpassed one billion views on YouTube.

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