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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 2020

10 January

10 January

Maya Beiser

Maya Beiser – Winter Garden at Brookfield Place (NYC)


The “cello goddess” (New York Times) debuts her immersive performance of Aura Blackstar: Bowie Cello Symphonic Visualized. The event is a live presentation of Beiser’s forthcoming Bowie Cello Symphonic: Blackstar (Islandia Music Records), a dramatic track-by-track reimagining of David Bowie’s final album. This free performance takes place on the fourth anniversary of Bowie’s passing.

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11 January

Mandolin Orange

Mandolin Orange - ACE Theater (LA, CA)


Fresh off playing NPR’s Tiny Desk, “one of North Carolina’s most significant bands” (NPR) adds more fall and winter dates to what is already their biggest tour yet. Earlier this summer, the duo, who “redefine roots music for a younger generation” (Washington Post), made their Grand Ole Opry debut and performed for Governor Roy Cooper as part of Come Hear NC.

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13 January

Ranky Tanky

Ranky Tanky – Sony Hall (NYC)


The Billboard chart-topping champions of South Carolina’s Gullah music, and now GRAMMY nominees (Best Regional Roots Album), extend their Good Time tour into 2020. The band’s “soulful honey to the ears” (NPR) channels the spirit of their tight-knit, West African-rooted local community in the Sea Islands, also drawing inspiration from regional heroes like Bessie Jones and the field recordings of Alan Lomax. According to Garden & Gun, “If it doesn’t get you moving, you might want to check your heartbeat.”

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15 January

William Prince

William Prince – Joe’s Pub (NYC)


The Juno Award-winning singer-songwriter, fresh from touring with Neil Young, presents this special one-night performance. Prince will play old material and preview his upcoming Glassnote debut, Reliever, out February 7th. Steeped in the music of Johnny Cash and Notorious B.I.G., Prince turned heads at Stagecoach last year, delivering “one of the most captivating performances of the weekend” (LA Times).

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16 January

17 January

17 January

18 January

Maya Beiser

Maya Beiser – Tennessee Performing Arts Center (Nashville)


The “cello goddess” (New York Times) and “the reigning queen of avant-garde cello” (Boston Globe) presents her landmark work, THE DAY, with dancer Wendy Whelan and legendary choreographer Lucinda Childs. She is a featured performer on the world’s most prestigious stages and has collaborated with Philip Glass, Brian Eno, Steve Reich, and more. In early 2020, Beiser will release her concerto reinterpretation of David Bowie’s Blackstar.

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23 January

Homeward Bound

Homeward Bound – The Wiltern (LA, CA)


The first “Homeward Bound” concert aims to raise awareness and funds for California’s homeless community. This one-night-only affair features special acoustic performances by Jason Mraz, Fitz and The Tantrums, Ingrid Michaelson, Scarypoolparty, The Doors’ Robby Krieger and John Densmore, and more. All proceeds will benefit the LA-based non-profit PATH (People Assisting The Homeless).

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23 January

24 January

24 January

25 January

Ranky Tanky

Ranky Tanky – Soka Performing Arts Center (Aliso Viejo, CA)


The Billboard chart-topping champions of South Carolina’s Gullah music, and now GRAMMY nominees (Best Regional Roots Album), extend their Good Time tour into 2020. The band’s “soulful honey to the ears” (NPR) channels the spirit of their tight-knit, West African-rooted local community in the Sea Islands, also drawing inspiration from regional heroes like Bessie Jones and the field recordings of Alan Lomax. According to Garden & Gun, “If it doesn’t get you moving, you might want to check your heartbeat.”

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25 January

25 January

Steep Canyon Rangers

Steep Canyon Rangers – Haugh Performing Arts Center (Glendora, CA)


Steep Canyon Rangers are Asheville, North Carolina’s multi-GRAMMY winners, perennial Billboard chart-toppers, and frequent associates of the renowned banjoist (and occasional comedian) Steve Martin. Their international 2020 tour coincides with their new collaboration album with the Asheville Symphony, Be Still Moses (March 6th via Yep Roc Records), which features a special guest appearance from Boyz II Men.

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28 January

28 January

Illiterate Light

Illiterate Light – Rough Trade (Brooklyn, NY)


While touring with Rainbow Kitten Surprise and The Head And The Heart, Jake Cochran (stand-up drum kit) and Jeff Gorman (guitar, loops, synth tones) have been winning over crowds with their “hypnotic” (Billboard) performances and “electrifying” (Uproxx) stage presence. Despite being one of the festival’s earliest acts, they even received a standing ovation at Newport Folk Fest. They now headline this 2020 tour following the release of their self-titled debut on Atlantic.

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31 January

Alex Ebert

Alex Ebert/ ‘I vs I’/ Community Music & AWAL


On I vs. I, Alex crafts a story about “personal futurism” via the creation of an anti-hero moving through an increasingly unfamiliar world. Tackling these heady topics with a range of sounds just as immense, from the fun-punk sound that fans of Ima Robot are familiar with to more doleful indietronic folk reflections in the vein of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, this indie folk mainstay’s second solo record following 2011’s ‘Alexander’ solidifies his place among the pantheon of alternative music’s finest. 

Contact: Alena Joyiens

31 January

Krewella

Krewella/ ‘zer0’/ Mixed Kids Records


Krewella - the trailblazing electronic duo of sisters Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf - has announced their first new album in three years, zer0, on their own label, Mixed Kids Records. zer0 is an ode to the blank slate and showcases Krewella’s refined take on dance-pop that encompasses diverse styles, cross-pollinates genres and takes cues from their multi-cultural upbringing.

Contact: Grace Fleisher

31 January

Kesha

Kesha/ ‘High Road’/ Kemosabe/RCA Records


Following the monumental success of her GRAMMY-nominated album Rainbow, the release of High Road finds an artist on a joyful musical journey of self-discovery. For High Road, Kesha enlisted an eclectic roster of collaborators/songwriters/producers including John Hill, Dan Reynolds, Stuart Crichton, Jeff Bhasker, Drew Pearson, Brian Wilson, Sturgill Simpson, Nate Ruess, Justin Tranter, Stint, Wrabel, and Pebe Sebert among others.

Contact: Alena Joyiens