“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.
The trio, fronted by Tamsin Wilson, celebrates the release of its debut full-length LP I Go Missing In My Sleep (4/28 via Secret City Records) with a hometown show. The hushed and acoustic-driven music, which captures the fleeting, pre-dawn moments of when the city is at its most still, is fleshed out live with an added drummer and heart-racing urgency.
Honoring “America’s Songwriter,” Art Garfunkel, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. of The 5th Dimension, Toby Keith, Johnny Rivers, Dwight Yoakam and more play selections from the GRAMMY-winner’s extensive catalog, including “Wichita Lineman,” “By The Time I Get to Phoenix” and “Up, Up and Away.” Proceeds from the concert will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association and the I'll Be Me Foundation in honor of Jimmy's dear friend, Glen Campbell.
Philly’s Tim Showalter tours behind new album Hard Love (Dead Oceans), a fearlessly honest release that confronts the struggle between overindulgence and accountability while yearning for rock ‘n’ roll transcendence.
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Ellis Ludwig-Leone is a master storyteller, a poet-observer who has made fans of the New York Times, Rolling Stone, NPR and more. The Brooklyn bandleader and his collective end a tour with a hometown show, also one of the first shows at this new NYC venue, to perform new songs from Belong (Downtown/Interscope), which confronts themes of disconnect, displacement and everyday anxiety with assured and gorgeous results.
The Memphis soul survivor and Hi Records hit man plays New York for the first time in decades as he celebrates the release of new LP Don’t Give Up On Love (5/12 via Fat Possum). Bryant, who co-wrote “I Can’t Stand The Rain” and other soul staples, is as versatile a performer as ever, exhibiting sharp vocal acumen that makes him “a formidable soul singer … inspired in every sense of the term” (NPR).
One of the world’s most prominent oud masters, this two-time GRAMMY nominee joins Iranian santour player Sourena Sefati and Palestinian-American percussionist Issa Malluf to perform works from new album Letters from Iraq (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings), which tells the story of contemporary Baghdad based on letters AlHaj received from Iraqi women and children that depict a country in crisis but not without hope.