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June 2018

01 June

Neko Case

Neko Case/ ‘Hell-On’/ Anti-


The latest LP by “one of America’s best and most ambitious songwriters” (Rolling Stone) and the “essentially peerless” (NPR) avant-pop icon is her most challenging album yet, and also her most accessible. “They are my best self,” Case says of her new songs. “They are everything I've worked for since I was a kid, whether I knew it or not.”

Contact: Greg Jakubik

01 June

Natalie Prass

Natalie Prass – Rough Trade (Brooklyn, NY)


Prass plays the release-day show for her celebratory and defiant new album. On The Future and the Past (6/1 via ATO), she taps into new dance grooves that glisten with '80s pop and '90s R&B along with the lushly orchestrated ballad songwriting that’s earned her praise from Rolling Stone, Pitchfork (Best New Music), The New Yorker and more.

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01 June

Natalie Prass

Natalie Prass/ ‘The Future And The Past’/ ATO


This celebratory and defiant new LP signals a significant artistic leap and a stunning snapshot of a musician in a state of personal rediscovery and surging femininity. Working again with Matthew E. White and new collaborators Blue (Solange, Blood Orange, Carly Rae Jepsen) and Michael Brauer (Elle King, James Bay), Prass taps into deep, dancey grooves that glisten with '80s pop and '90s R&B and nestle alongside quivering, lushly orchestrated ballads.

Contact: Spencer Roth-Rose

01 June

01 June

01 June

Dr. Dog

Dr. Dog – The Observatory (Santa Ana, CA)


The beloved indie outfit tours for the first time in two years on behalf of new album Critical Equation (4/27 via Thirty Tigers). The new album is Dr. Dog’s most infectious and adventurous collection yet, an existential awakening that has brought the band into a new creative period.

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01 June

Dave Alvin + Jimmie Dale Gilmore

Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore/ ‘Downey To Lubbock’/ Yep Roc


The first-ever musical collaboration between these folk heroes and lifelong friends is an odyssey across America’s musical history. Alvin, the founder of the seminal punk-roots band The Blasters, and Gilmore, of the pioneering country-folk trio The Flatlanders, team up to cover a diverse range of rock ’n’ roll. The new album also features two new originals, the autobiographical title track and the fantastical “Billy The Kid And Geronimo.”

Contact: Amy Bailey

02 June

Justin Moore

Justin Moore - Conejo Creek South Park (Thousand Oaks, CA)


Moore follows his “Hell On A Highway Tour” – which culminated in a sold-out debut at Nashville’s legendary Ryman Auditorium – with a new series of summer performances across North America. Fans can expect to hear chart-toppers like “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away,” “Small Town USA” and “Outlaws Like Me,” as well as songs from Moore’s third and latest No. 1 Billboard country album, Kinda Don’t Care.

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03 June

05 June

06 June

The Voidz – Elsewhere (Brooklyn, NY)


This reinvigorated group (formerly Julian Casablancas + The Voidz) holds a special June NYC residency celebrating the release of Virtue (3/30 via Cult Records/RCA Records). Early praise for the new LP includes the New York Times, Stereogum and Rolling Stone, which dubbed lead single "Leave It In My Dreams" "infectious...pop with deft forays into the surreal."

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07 June

The Academic

The Academic – The Wiltern (LA, CA)


Ireland’s chart-toppers and two-time Webby Award winners return to the US to open for The Kooks. The four-piece rock group’s debut LP, Tales from the Backseat (Downtown Records), earned raves from Uproxx, V Magazine, Clash and more and landed them an opening slot for The Rolling Stones in Dublin.

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08 June

Matt Simons

Matt Simons – Baby’s All Right (Brooklyn, NY)


The Brooklyn-based pop prodigy plays AWAL's debut Northside Festival party, a night featuring a lineup of emerging talent. Simons' virtuosic piano and guitar playing find a blissful middle ground between Ed Sheeran and George Ezra, but he's also honed the vignette-style lyricism of James Bay, Hozier and Leon Bridges. His first three albums generated No. 1 hits in seven countries, a Triple A Top 5, over 200 million Spotify streams and multiple sold-out tours and top festival appearances including Pinkpop and Frequency.

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08 June

08 June

Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore – City Winery (NYC)


Alvin, the founder of the seminal punk-roots band The Blasters, and Gilmore, of the pioneering country-folk trio The Flatlanders, team up to play music from their first-ever collaboration, Downey To Lubbock (6/1 via Yep Roc). The new album explores the musical history of America’s past 100 years and features covers of classic New Orleans R&B, Texas and West Coast country, traditional folk and early rock ’n’ roll.

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08 June

Angelique Kidjo

Angélique Kidjo/ ‘Remain In Light’/ Kravenworks Records


The Benin-born global pop star, three-time GRAMMY winner and “Africa’s greatest living diva” (NPR) partners with super producer Jeff Bhasker (Rihanna, Kanye West, Harry Styles, Bruno Mars, Drake, Jay-Z) to reclaim rock for Africa and bring the Talking Heads' landmark 1980 album full circle. Kidjo injects this track-by-track re-imagining with her euphoric singing, explosive percussion, horn orchestration and select lyrics performed in languages from her home country.

Contact: Spencer Roth-Rose

08 June

Kesha

Kesha and Macklemore – The Forum (LA, CA)


The two trailblazing artists team up for ‘The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore' co-headlining tour, a summer trek of amphitheaters and arenas across North America. With her trademark swagger and playful snarl, Kesha performs a set of her past global hits, her show-stopping current single "Praying" and other songs from Rainbow (Kemosabe Records/RCA Records) with her band. Rolling Stone called one of her recent live performances in Nashville "one of the most positively uplifting, inclusive concert experiences available in 2017."

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08 June

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12 June

13 June

Henry Jamison

Henry Jamison – Rough Trade (Brooklyn, NY)


Vice Noisey, American Songwriter, World Cafe and more have been vocal fans of Vermont's "millennial transcendentalist" and his debut LP, The Wilds (Akira Records), a record equally inspired by his familial connections to Chaucer and the electro-folk of James Blake. On tour, Jamison is joined by a full band and performs songs from The Wilds and tease unreleased material.

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13 June

The Voidz

The Voidz – Elsewhere (Brooklyn, NY)


This reinvigorated group (formerly Julian Casablancas + The Voidz) holds a special June NYC residency celebrating the release of Virtue (3/30 via Cult Records/RCA Records). Early praise for the new LP includes the New York Times, Stereogum and Rolling Stone, which dubbed lead single "Leave It In My Dreams" "infectious...pop with deft forays into the surreal."

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14 June

Ariana and the Rose

Ariana and the Rose — House of Yes (Brooklyn, NY)


Having sold out its debut last November, Ariana and the Rose brings “light + space” back to the celebrated Bushwick-based creative space for a three-event residency. Self-described as “Studio 54 in outer space,” the immersive music experience spotlighted by New York Magazine, HuffPost, and Time Out NY consists of interactive theater, a DJ set and a live performance by Ariana.

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15 June

Nick Lowe

Nick Lowe/ ‘Tokyo Bay / Crying Inside’/ Yep Roc


Lowe’s new EP, featuring two new originals and Dionne Warwick and Cliff Richard covers, is his first release of new music in half a decade and inspired NPR to say, “The man who dubbed his 1978 debut album Jesus of Cool proves definitively that rock and roll isn’t just a young man’s game.” Los Straitjackets, Lowe’s labelmates and frequent touring partners, back him on all the songs.

Contact: Max Lefkowitz

15 June

Brent Cowles

Brent Cowles/ ‘How To Be Okay Alone’/ Dine Alone Records


Cowles scribbled the phrase ‘How To Be Okay Alone’ in a notebook one day, hoping he’d find the answer. The result from that period of self-examination, and six days recording at Joshua Tree, is his solo debut, a raucous yet reflective 10-song collection that deals with love, loneliness and community. Cowles has already made fans of Paste and NPR, which chose him as a 2018 Slingshot artist and praised his "high-energy, thoughtful rock 'n' roll."

Contact: Ally Norton

15 June

Petal

Petal/ ‘Magic Gone’/ Run For Cover


The New York Times calls Kiley Lotz one of the women making the best rock music today – and her liberating new album confirms this. With both raucous anthems and tender pleas exploring self-worth and mental health, Lotz looks inward at what it means to thrive in, and not just survive, adulthood.

Contact: Allen Nguyen

16 June

Mandolin Orange

Mandolin Orange – BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival (Brooklyn, NY)


One of the most accomplished duos in roots music today opens for The Jayhawks at the Prospect Park Bandshell as part of the free BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival. North Carolinian multi-instrumentalists and singers Emily Frantz and Andrew Marlin blend traditional roots storytelling with sharp social critique, and they have been praised by Rolling Stone Country (“lush”), NPR Music (“sweet, angelic harmonies”) and more.

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17 June

18 June

Meg Myers

Meg Myers – Mercury Lounge (NYC)


Myers previews her relentless and brutally honest new album, Take Me To The Disco (7/20 via 300 Entertainment), in this intimate performance before embarking on a major worldwide tour this fall. Myers’ hypnotizing show and “tremendously powerful voice” (Rolling Stone) has been featured on late-night TV on Conan and Last Call with Carson Daly; on tours with Pixies, Alt-J and Royal Blood; and festival slots at Coachella, Lollapalooza and Governors Ball.

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18 June

Dillon Carmichael

Dillon Carmichael – Rockwood Stage 2 (NYC)


The Kentucky native with “a voice that moves with the heft and certainty of a tractor-trailer” (New York Times) makes his NYC performing debut with a solo show. Rolling Stone Country praises Carmichael’s single “It’s Simple” as “a rare breed.” His debut LP, Hell On An Angel, is out 8/17 via Riser House Records.

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19 June

Dr. Dog

Dr. Dog – Brooklyn Steel (Brooklyn, NY)


The beloved indie outfit tours for the first time in two years on behalf of new album Critical Equation (4/27 via Thirty Tigers). The new album is Dr. Dog’s most infectious and adventurous collection yet, an existential awakening that has brought the band into a new creative period.

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19 June

Paul Cauthen

Paul Cauthen – Berlin (NYC)


Cauthen performs new music during the release week of new album Have Mercy (6/22 via Lightning Rod Records). UPROXX declares “his live show really is unmissable,” and the “muscular voiced outlaw” (LA Times) recently toured with Margo Price, Elle King and Ryan Bingham. Cauthen is opening for Shakey Graves this summer and was named a "Best of SXSW 2018" by Rolling Stone, Garden & Gun, CMT and more.

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19 June

Dessa

Dessa - The Cowan (Nashvlle)


The singer, rapper and writer who has made a career of bucking genres and defying expectations adds a newly found orchestral influence to her theatrical and unapologetically bold live show. The member of the Doomtree hip-hop collective performs “enormously relatable and compelling … badass” (AV Club) tracks from her Chime album with “incredible gravitas, presence … and humanity” (NPR All Songs Considered) and a full band.

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20 June

Dr. Dog

Dr. Dog – Brooklyn Steel (Brooklyn, NY)


The beloved indie outfit tours for the first time in two years on behalf of new album Critical Equation (4/27 via Thirty Tigers). The new album is Dr. Dog’s most infectious and adventurous collection yet, an existential awakening that has brought the band into a new creative period.

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20 June

Andrew Duhon

Andrew Duhon – Hill Country BBQ (NYC)


The New Orleans-based songwriter performs music from new album False River (5/25), a collection of songs inspired by Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay “Self Reliance” and Delta blues. Duhon has performed at Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, Voodoo and more major festivals, and his “haunting and soulful” (Parade) songs come alive on stage solo and with a trio.

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20 June

Paul Cauthen

Paul Cauthen – The Freehold (Brooklyn, NY)


Days before the release of his album Have Mercy (6/22 via Lightning Rod Records), Cauthen returns to New York to play a free hour-fifteen-minute set right after 10pm. Uproxx declares that “his live show really is unmissable,” and the “muscular voiced outlaw” (LA Times) recently toured with Margo Price, Elle King and Ryan Bingham. Rolling Stone, Garden & Gun, CMT and more, named Cauthen a “Best of SXSW 2018” and this summer he opens dates for Shakey Graves.

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20 June

The Voidz

The Voidz – Elsewhere (Brooklyn, NY)


This reinvigorated group (formerly Julian Casablancas + The Voidz) holds a special June NYC residency celebrating the release of Virtue (3/30 via Cult Records/RCA Records). Early praise for the new LP includes the New York Times, Stereogum and Rolling Stone, which dubbed lead single "Leave It In My Dreams" "infectious...pop with deft forays into the surreal."

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21 June

The Dirty Nil

The Dirty Nil – Berlin (NYC)


The JUNO-winning Canadian shredders have opened for The Who, Against Me!, The Menzingers and more. Now the trio returns to the US to preview new music. The band’s fans include Stereogum, Noisey and Pitchfork, which praised their technically informed yet polish-free punk for smashing “the boundaries separating ‘indie,’ ‘pop punk,’ and ‘alt-rock.’”

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21 June

Dr. Dog

Dr. Dog – Brooklyn Steel (Brooklyn, NY)


The beloved indie outfit tours for the first time in two years on behalf of new album Critical Equation (4/27 via Thirty Tigers). The new album is Dr. Dog’s most infectious and adventurous collection yet, an existential awakening that has brought the band into a new creative period.

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21 June

PJ Morton – BAM R&B Festival (Brooklyn, NY)


The GRAMMY-nominated, multi-faceted musician stirs up his “deeply soulful R&B” (NPR), inspired by his native New Orleans, for this free outdoors lunchtime concert. For more than two decades, this concert series has brought new voices and established masters of R&B, funk, gospel, soul, jazz and world music to the heart of downtown Brooklyn.

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21 June

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Barbara Dane – Joe’s Pub (NYC)


One of the unsung champions of American music – cited by Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt and others as inspiration – plays her first NYC show in 15 years. Dane, who will be 91 years old, celebrates the release of Barbara Dane: 60 Years of Hot Jazz, Cool Blues and Hard-Hitting Songs, a two-disc retrospective released by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, and the Tammy Hall trio and Osamu and Pablo Menendez will join her onstage.

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22 June

The Dirty Nil

The Dirty Nil – Berlin (NYC)


The JUNO-winning Canadian shredders have opened for The Who, Against Me!, The Menzingers and more. Now the trio returns to the US to preview new music. The band’s fans include Stereogum, Noisey and Pitchfork, which praised their technically informed yet polish-free punk for smashing “the boundaries separating ‘indie,’ ‘pop punk,’ and ‘alt-rock.’”

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22 June

Priscilla Renea

Priscilla Renea/ ‘Coloured’/ Thirty Tigers


The Florida-born artist has penned hits for Rihanna, Mary J. Blige, Pitbull, Fifth Harmony, Madonna, Demi Lovato, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and others for more than a decade – now the powerhouse vocalist tells her own story with her own music. This 10-song collection brings together top hip-hop producers (Honorable C.N.O.T.E., Curtis “Sauce” Wilson, Theron Feemster) with Nashville’s top songwriters (Ashley Gorley, Kevin Kadish) to help Renea create a bold and lush sound spanning classic R&B, dark-edged country and urban-soul.

Contact: Nina Lee

22 June

Henry Jamison

Henry Jamison – Constellation Room (Santa Ana, CA)


Vice Noisey, American Songwriter, World Cafe and more have been vocal fans of Vermont's "millennial transcendentalist" and his debut LP, The Wilds (Akira Records), a record equally inspired by his familial connections to Chaucer and the electro-folk of James Blake. On tour, Jamison is joined by a full band and performs songs from The Wilds and tease unreleased material.

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22 June

MONA

MONA/ ‘Soldier On’/ Bright Antenna Records


The Nashville band uses its “high-energy garage rock” (Rolling Stone) and Nick Brown’s “beautiful, thrusting snarl” (New York Times) to promote positivity on its empowering new record. The single “Kiss Like A Woman” embodies the album’s anthemic energy and is “the indie-rock anthem we’ve been missing” (PAPER).

Contact: Greg Jakubik

22 June

Paul Cauthen

Paul Cauthen/ ‘Have Mercy’/ Lightning Rod Records


Somewhere between an EP and an album is Cauthen’s vision of what the truth sounds like in a polarized world. These seven songs channel “swaggering, boot-stomping country tear” (Uproxx), Biblical and modern vernacular, chain-gang brotherhood, Jerry-Reed-meets-Elvis-Presley bliss and more to cultivate a secular hymn for Cauthen’s country.

Contact: Jaclyn D. Carter

22 June

Paul Cauthen

Paul Cauthen – Grand Ole Opry (Nashville)


Cauthen releases new album Have Mercy (Lightning Rod Records) the same day he makes his Opry debut. Uproxx declares “his live show really is unmissable,” and the “muscular voiced outlaw” (LA Times) recently toured with Margo Price, Elle King and Ryan Bingham. Cauthen opens dates for Shakey Graves this summer and was named a "Best of SXSW 2018" by Rolling Stone, Garden & Gun, CMT and more.

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22 June

The Record Company

The Record Company/ ‘All Of This Life’/ Concord Records


The LA trio releases its hotly anticipated follow-up to their GRAMMY-nominated debut LP. The new music is still written as a trio with their spontaneous live spirit, but their new ambition connects them now to the greats of rock 'n' roll past and present; the album was recorded in the same studio that hosted Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, The War on Drugs and more.

Contact: Ally Norton

22 June

Ben Rector

Ben Rector/ ‘Magic’/ OK Kid Recordings/ AWAL Recordings


Since his last album, Rector has had a breakout Top 5 radio hit, “Brand New,” and has become a father. These changes drive Rector’s positive and hopeful new album, full of piano-driven pop songs both nostalgic and forward-thinking with stylistic nods to Huey Lewis and the News. The album features GRAMMY-winning songwriter Dan Wilson (co-write on “Sometimes”) and Steve Stevens (guitarist for Billy Idol, Michael Jackson and the theme of 1986’s Top Gun), with production by John Fields (Goo Goo Dolls, All Time Low) and Tony Hoffer (Beck, Air, M83).

Contact: Andrea Evenson

23 June

Henry Jamison

Henry Jamison – Moroccan Lounge (LA, CA)


Vice Noisey, American Songwriter, World Cafe and more have been vocal fans of Vermont's "millennial transcendentalist" and his debut LP, The Wilds (Akira Records), a record equally inspired by his familial connections to Chaucer and the electro-folk of James Blake. On tour, Jamison is joined by a full band and performs songs from The Wilds and tease unreleased material.

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23 June

Paul Cauthen

Paul Cauthen – George Dickel Tennessee Distillery (Nashville)


The “muscular voiced outlaw” (LA Times) plays the George Dickel Tennessee Whisky Porch Sessions the day after the release of new album Have Mercy (6/22 via Lighting Rod Records). UPROXX declared that “his live show really is unmissable.” Cauthen recently toured with Margo Price, Elle King and Ryan Bingham and is opening for Shakey Graves this summer. He was named a "Best of SXSW 2018" by Rolling Stone, Garden & Gun, CMT and more.

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25 June

Meg Myers

Meg Myers – The Echo (LA, CA)


Myers previews her relentless and brutally honest new album, Take Me To The Disco (7/20 via 300 Entertainment), in this intimate performance before embarking on a major worldwide tour this fall. Myers’ hypnotizing show and “tremendously powerful voice” (Rolling Stone) has been featured on late-night TV on Conan and Last Call with Carson Daly; on tours with Pixies, Alt-J and Royal Blood; and festival slots at Coachella, Lollapalooza and Governors Ball.

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25 June

Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper – Hollywood Bowl (LA, CA)


The legendary GRAMMY-, Emmy-, and Tony-winning artist joins Rod Stewart for another trek across North America following the incredible success and rave reviews for their 2017 summer tour. After 30 years, Lauper continues to explore pop, electronic dance music, American standards, the Memphis blues and, with her latest studio album Detour, country classics.

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27 June

The Voidz

The Voidz – Elsewhere (Brooklyn, NY)


This reinvigorated group (formerly Julian Casablancas + The Voidz) holds a special June NYC residency celebrating the release of Virtue (3/30 via Cult Records/RCA Records). Early praise for the new LP includes the New York Times, Stereogum and Rolling Stone, which dubbed lead single "Leave It In My Dreams" "infectious...pop with deft forays into the surreal."

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28 June

The Dirty Nil

The Dirty Nil – Moroccan Lounge (LA, CA)


The JUNO-winning Canadian shredders have opened for The Who, Against Me!, The Menzingers and more. Now the trio returns to the US to preview new music. The band’s fans include Stereogum, Noisey and Pitchfork, which praised their technically informed yet polish-free punk for smashing “the boundaries separating ‘indie,’ ‘pop punk,’ and ‘alt-rock.’”

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29 June

The Dirty Nil

The Dirty Nil – Moroccan Lounge (LA, CA)


The JUNO-winning Canadian shredders have opened for The Who, Against Me!, The Menzingers and more. Now the trio returns to the US to preview new music. The band’s fans include Stereogum, Noisey and Pitchfork, which praised their technically informed yet polish-free punk for smashing “the boundaries separating ‘indie,’ ‘pop punk,’ and ‘alt-rock.’”

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29 June

Dessa

Dessa - Warsaw (NYC)


The singer, rapper and writer who has made a career of bucking genres and defying expectations adds a newly found orchestral influence to her theatrical and unapologetically bold live show. The member of the Doomtree hip-hop collective performs “enormously relatable and compelling … badass” (AV Club) tracks from her Chime album with “incredible gravitas, presence … and humanity” (NPR All Songs Considered) and a full band.

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30 June

30 June

MONA

MONA – Summer NAMM 2018 (Nashville)


This Nashville band’s “high-energy garage rock” (Rolling Stone), featuring Nick Brown’s “beautiful, thrusting snarl” (New York Times), has taken them many places: the UK Top 40; tour dates with Robert Plant, Arcade Fire, Kings Of Leon and Noel Gallagher; festivals around the world; and TV appearances on The Tonight Show, Conan and Jools Holland.  They play NAMM’s Reverb Stage on the Terrace ahead of new album Soldier On (6/22 via Bright Antenna Records).

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30 June

Ludovico Einaudi

Ludovico Einaudi - Radio City Music Hall (NYC)


The most streamed classical artist in the world makes his Radio City debut as part of his ‘Essential Einaudi’ North American tour. The Italian composer and pianist’s music incorporates pop, rock, folk, world music and more, and he brings with him a five-piece ensemble that augments his luminous, emotive melodies with strings, percussion, keyboards and electronics.

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