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An impressed Joseph Gordon-Levitt invited the Helsinki teenager to fly to LA to perform on his hitRECord TV special – and the Finnish multi-instrumentalist hasn’t looked back since. The songwriter and her five-piece band offer a captivating performance brimming with honest lyrics, indie-pop optimism and Regina Spektor-like cinematic arrangements.
Called the “cowboy poet” by Bob Weir, one of Americana’s brightest talents will perform at the 11th annual Nolafunk Mardi Gras Ball with Voodoo Dead. Previously, Greene has toured with the likes of Phil Lesh, The Black Crowes, B.B. King, Susan Tedeschi, Buddy Guy and more.
The 21-year-old Australian phenomenon – a self-taught multi-instrumentalist, a beat-boxing vocalist and a guitar-tapping loopologist who already has toured the world and played to millions of people – is on her first US tour. “Jungle,” the lead single from her latest EP Notion, reached No. 1 on Australian radio, and last year she won the Triple J Unearthed “Artist of the Year” Award.
Charlie Puth, NBC’s Today Show and the New York Times all agree – this 17-year-old master of the guitar-and-loop pedal performance should be on your radar. She’ll perform her sharply intelligent yet playful songs that observe Gen-Z life off her debut EP, last year’s A Little Awkward (S-Curve).
The LA dancing queen celebrates new EP Good Look For You (2/17 via Madame Gold Records) with a record-release show that, for one night, will turn this New York club into Studio 54. VICE Noisey calls her sound “disco-groovy, bass-funked pop.” SPIN says she “possesses the silky, arms-outstretched harmonizing of an in-her-prime Donna Summer.”
The 21-year-old Australian phenomenon and recent Mom + Pop signee is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist, beat-boxing vocalist and guitar-tapping loopologist who already has toured the world and sold out her first US tour six weeks in advance. “Jungle,” the lead single from her latest EP Notion, reached No.1 on Australian radio, and last year she won the Triple J Unearthed “Artist of the Year” Award.
Called the “cowboy poet” by Bob Weir, one of Americana’s brightest talents performs music from his latest release, Back to Birth, as well as songs from his decade-long career. Greene has toured previously with the likes of Phil Lesh, The Black Crowes, B.B. King, Susan Tedeschi and Buddy Guy.
Vampire Weekend drummer Chris Tomson takes his solo project on the road for the first time, playing songs from a debut album, Youngish American (2/24 via Columbia/30th Century Records), produced by the Black Keys' Pat Carney. Stereogum calls Tomson, who wrote and recorded all the instruments, “a clever and insightful songwriter overflowing with ideas,” ideas that tackle early-30s ennui, domesticity and pretending to be Elvis.