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April 2017

01 April

Allan Rayman - The Observatory (Santa Ana, CA)


Zane Lowe, VICE Noisey and Pigeons & Planes are vocal fans of this enigma’s slinky, soul-soaked R&B and dark, seductive storytelling. His new album, Roadhouse 01 (Communion Records), chronicles his retreat to an isolated cabin in the woods of Lost Springs, where he wrestles with his demons in the form of a rebellious alter ego, Mr. Roadhouse. 

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02 April

Dams of the West - Troubadour (LA, CA)


Vampire Weekend drummer Chris Tomson takes his solo project on the road for the first time, playing songs from a debut album, Youngish American (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.

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02 April

04 April

05 April

Bombadil - Mercury Lounge (NYC)


The North Carolina indie-folk trio returns to the road on the heels of its new album, Fences (Ramseur Records). Crafting a set list that evenly mixes new and catalog tunes, the group boasts a sound "bursting with irresistible melodies, unexpected lyrical gems, and moments of profound honesty, all anchored by expert songwriting skills" (Time Out New York).

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06 April

06 April

Frankie Ballard - Whisky A Go Go (LA, CA)


The country blues-rocker continues to tour behind his critically acclaimed latest release El Rio (Warner Bros. Records). Entertainment Weekly raves, “grade-A American rock & roll.” His previous album, Sunshine & Whiskey, produced three consecutive No. 1 singles.

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06 April

07 April

07 April

Zeshan B/ ‘Vetted’/ Minty Fresh


The Chicago-native soul singer, a first-generation Indian-American Muslim, combines Southern soul with traditional Indo-Pakistani music while narrating, through the prism of his parents’ immigrant experience, tales of injustice, unrequited love, urban despair and youthful ecstasy. This debut album was recorded at Memphis' legendary Ardent Studios and was produced by Lester Snell (Isaac Hayes, Al Green, Mavis Staples).

Contact: Kyle Kisicki

07 April

07 April

San Fermin/ ‘Belong’/ Downtown/Interscope


Ellis Ludwig-Leone is a master storyteller, a poet observer who has made fans of the New York Times, Rolling Stone, NPR and more. Now the Brooklyn bandleader writes his first songs from a personal perspective, confronting themes of disconnect, displacement and everyday anxiety. The results are assured, gorgeous and, according to TIME, “soaring [with] feathery vocals, grounded with touches of rock-band sensibility.”

Contact: Amy Bailey

13 April

Floating Points - Brooklyn Steel (Brooklyn, NY)


One of London's most sought-after DJs also leads this ensemble fusing the fringes of electronic and house music with spiritual jazz and post-rock that has earned a Pitchfork Best New Music and Resident Advisor's Album of the Year. Their tour includes a light reactive laser show, and new music will be performed on this US run around Coachella weekends.

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14 April

Allan Rayman - Le Poisson Rouge (NYC)


Armed with a seductive blend of R&B, hip-hop and folk, as well as an alter ego, this young enigma hailing from Lost Springs demonstrates why he’s “the most mysterious man in music” (Ones To Watch) with his new concept album Roadhouse 01 (Communion Records).

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14 April

Sam Outlaw

Sam Outlaw - Mercy Lounge (Nashville)


One of LA’s leading modern country artists performs music from his anticipated sophomore LP, Tenderheart (4/14 via Six Shooter Records), which fine-tunes his “SoCal Country” sound: a sun-bleached, Baja-influenced twang that deftly points to country’s neo-traditionalists and LA’s legendary singer-songwriters.

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14 April

Dermot Kennedy/ ‘Doves & Ravens’/ Independent


The Dublin music sensation, already selling out club gigs across the UK, releases his proper debut. Featuring production and co-writes from Stephen Kozmeniuk (Kendrick Lamar, Dua Lipa) and Charlie Hugall (Halsey, Lapsley), the EP channels a sound that’s both ethereal and gritty, weaving together Kennedy’s varied influences from hushed acoustics to spoken word to hip-hop.

Contact: Spencer Foster

14 April

15 April

Matthew Stevens - Nublu (NYC)


The virtuosic, shape-shifting guitarist/composer and Esperanza Spalding collaborator performs music from new album Preverbal (Ropeadope), a kinetic exploration of harmony and rhythm that NPR says ”advances the ideals of modern jazz even when, sonically speaking, it gestures in other directions.”

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17 April

18 April

DJ Shadow - The Fonda Theatre (LA, CA)


The groundbreaking producer and DJ extends his “The Mountain Will Fall” tour, which celebrates his 2016 Mass Appeal Records release of the same name and became Shadow’s first No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic chart in the US. This show is between his two Coachella performances and right after the premiere of his new monthly KCRW radio show, “Find, Share, Rewind.”

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18 April

Mura Masa

Mura Masa - El Rey Theatre (LA, CA)


The 21-year-old multi-instrumentalist and producer makes a rare US appearance to preview a full-length debut album due this summer. According to Pitchfork, first single “1 Night" (ft. Charli XCX) “justifies his swift ascent with a well-executed tropical bop.”

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20 April

Hurray for the Riff Raff - Bowery Ballroom (NYC)


Guiding light Alynda Segarra returns to her hometown to perform songs off the group's latest album, The Navigator (ATO), a thrilling call to arms that finds itself at both a musical and cultural crossroads, delving deep into the worlds of Latin rhythms, searing rock and incisive ballads.

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20 April

20 April

Overcoats - Rough Trade (Brooklyn, NY)


The duo’s homecoming show comes on the eve of the release of debut LP YOUNG (Arts & Crafts). The album was co-produced by Autre Ne Veut and Nicolas Vernhes (The War on Drugs, Dirty Projectors), and NPR’s All Songs Considered says the music “unfolds with disarming intricacy” and praises the “splendor of its deliberate harmony.”

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20 April

Sam Outlaw

Sam Outlaw - Mercury Lounge (NYC)


One of LA’s leading modern country artists performs music from his anticipated sophomore LP, Tenderheart (4/14 via Six Shooter Records), which fine-tunes his “SoCal Country” sound: a sun-bleached, Baja-influenced twang that deftly points to country’s neo-traditionalists and LA’s legendary singer-songwriters.

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21 April

Floating Points - El Rey Theatre (LA, CA)


One of London's most sought-after DJs also leads this ensemble fusing the fringes of electronic and house music with spiritual jazz and post-rock that has earned a Pitchfork Best New Music and Resident Advisor's Album of the Year. Their tour includes a light reactive laser show, and new music will be performed on this US run around Coachella weekends.

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21 April

Ray Davies/ ‘Americana’/ Legacy Recordings


The Kinks founder and songwriting legend enlists the Jayhawks as backing band for his first solo album in nearly a decade. Using his 2013 memoir of the same name as both source material and creative catalyst, Davies digs through his rich five-decade long American Experience.

Contact: Amy Bailey

21 April

Overcoats/ ‘YOUNG’/ Arts & Crafts


The New York-based duo consisting of former college roommates Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell releases a lush debut album produced by Nicolas Vernhes (The War on Drugs, Dirty Projectors) and Autre Ne Veut. NPR’s All Songs Considered says the music “unfolds with disarming intricacy” and praises the “splendor of its deliberate harmony.”

Contact: Spencer Foster

21 April

The Black Angels/ ‘Death Song’/ Partisan Records


Austin’s psych-rock masters wrote and recorded most of their new record during the recent election cycle, so the music serves as part protest and part emotional catharsis in a climate dominated by division, anxiety and unease while presenting the group's signature menacing fuzz guitar and slow-building psychedelic earworms.

Contact: Amy Bailey

21 April

Overcoats - Mercury Lounge (NYC)


After selling out Rough Trade, Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell add a second hometown show on the release day of their lush and dreamy debut album, YOUNG (Arts & Crafts). These shows kick off a nationwide tour that showcases music beloved by the New York Times, Pigeons & Planes and NPR’s Bob Boilen, who writes, “It's thrilling to know that one of the best albums of 2017 is made by two of the best friends you'll ever witness on a stage.”

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24 April

Brandi Carlile - Ryman Auditorium (Nashville)


The acclaimed songwriter and her longtime bandmates and collaborators The Twins commemorate the release of Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebrates 10 Years of The Story – An Album to Benefit War Child (5/5 via Legacy) with “An Acoustic Evening with Brandi Carlile Performing The Story in Its Entirety and More.” This is the first of a two-night stand.

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25 April

Peppina - Mercury Lounge (NYC)


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.

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25 April

Leif Vollebekk - The Echo (LA, CA)


The Montreal singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist performs songs off his lush and devastating new record, Twin Solitude (Secret City Records), which was inspired by Nick Drake’s Pink Moon and endless nights on the road.

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25 April

Brandi Carlile - Ryman Auditorium (Nashville)


Night two of “An Acoustic Evening with Brandi Carlile Performing The Story in Its Entirety and More” commemorates the new cover album of Carlile’s T Bone Burnett-produced 2007 breakthrough LP. All proceeds of the record go toward War Child UK, which aims to help children affected in war-torn regions.

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26 April

The Black Angels - The Basement East (Nashville)


“The Death March Tour” shows off the Austin psych-rock masters’ signature menacing fuzz guitar and slow-building psychedelic earworms. The four-piece band created new album Death Song (Partisan) during the recent election cycle, reflecting an emotional climate dominated by division, anxiety and unease.

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26 April

San Fermin - The Roxy (LA, CA)


Ellis Ludwig-Leone is a master storyteller, a poet-observer who has made fans of the New York Times, Rolling Stone, NPR and more. Now the Brooklyn bandleader and his collective tour to perform new songs from Belong (Downtown/Interscope), which confronts themes of disconnect, displacement and everyday anxiety with assured and gorgeous results.

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28 April

Randy Rogers Band - Stagecoach (LA, CA)


The band behind "one of the year's most essential country songs" (Billboard on last year's "Tequila Eyes") makes its Stagecoach debut on the heels of three No. 1 singles from the Billboard Top Five album Nothing Shines Like Neon. This group of seasoned performers delivers roughly two hours of authentic, fiddle-fueled country more than 130 nights a year.

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28 April

BNQT/ ‘Volume 1’/ Dualtone


Eric Pulido and other members of Midlake team with Ben Bridwell (Band of Horses), Alex Kapranos (Franz Ferdinand), Jason Lytle (Grandaddy) and Fran Healy (Travis) to form this indie supergroup, or as Pulido puts it, "a poor man's version of the Traveling Wilburys!"

Contact: Spencer Foster

28 April

Bombadil - The Basement (Nashville)


The North Carolina indie-folk trio returns to the road on the heels of new album Fences (Ramseur Records). Crafting a set list that evenly mixes new and catalog tunes, the group boasts a sound "bursting with irresistible melodies, unexpected lyrical gems, and moments of profound honesty, all anchored by expert songwriting skills" (Time Out New York).

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28 April

Wilsen/ ‘I Go Missing In My Sleep’/ Secret City Records/Dalliance


Tamsin Wilson’s debut album with bassist Drew Arndt and guitarist Johnny Simon captures an almost impossible sense of delicate quietness, at once hushed yet heart-racing. NPR praises this intimate folk as a “major revelation,” calling the muscular yet restrained sonic experimentation “softly intoxicating…a spare but sparkling arrangement.”

Contact: Max Lefkowitz