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August 2017

03 August

03 August

03 August

Olivia Chaney - Joe’s Pub (NYC)


The English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist performs a one-off solo show in Manhattan. Chaney is currently on tour with The Decemberists as Offa Rex, a new project blending traditional English-Irish-Scottish repertoire with modern psychedelia and folk rock to honor the rich history between British and American music.

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04 August

DJ Shadow - Marathon Music Works (Nashville)


The groundbreaking producer and DJ extends his “The Mountain Will Fall” tour, which celebrates his 2016 Mass Appeal Records release of the same name that became Shadow’s first No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic chart in the US. The show features classic cuts and new songs, along with a state-of-the-art light show designed by Shadow himself.

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05 August

05 August

Nick Lowe

Nick Lowe - Lincoln Center (NYC)


Lowe joins Nashville-based, luchador-masked surf rockers Los Straitjackets for this free show as part of the Lincoln Center Out of Doors series. Recently, Yep Roc reissued six classic yet long unavailable Lowe albums that represent the crucial bridge between his trailblazing ‘70s work and his current “remarkable second wind” (New York Times).

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06 August

McCrary Sisters - Ryman Auditorium (Nashville)


The powerhouse soulful sister vocalists and “gospel sensations” (NBC News), long known in Nashville circles as first-call session aces supporting some of music’s most vibrant artists, perform songs from their forthcoming McCrary Sisters: LIVE album during ‘Sam’s Place: Music for the Spirit,’ hosted by Steven Curtis Chapman.

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11 August

Kesha

Kesha/ ‘Rainbow’/ Kemosabe Records/RCA


Kesha reclaims her place in the music world with her first album in nearly five years. The record marks a new beginning, a triumphant meditation on inner strength and musical exploration that features collaborations from Eagles of Death Metal, Dolly Parton, the Dap-Kings horn section, Kesha’s mother, Pebe Sebert, and more.

Contact: Allen Nguyen

11 August

Zeshan B - Mercury Lounge (NYC)


The Chicago soul singer, a first-generation Indian-American Muslim and a Rolling Stone New Artist You Need To Know performs music from debut album Vetted (Minty Fresh). B’s full band includes a horn section and a harmonium player, as he juxtaposes ‘70s Southern soul with lively Indo-Pakistani rhythms.

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11 August

Nadia Sirota/ ‘Tessellatum’/ Bedroom Community


On this new record, Sirota – the host of Q2 Music's "brilliant" (New Yorker) Peabody-winning Meet The Composer podcast and "a bold new-music interpreter and the violist of choice among downtown ensembles" (NY Times) – performs solo viola work from composer Donnacha Dennehy. An animated film accompanies the album and is directed by Steven Mertens (Dan Auerbach, Nickel Creek, Regina Spektor).

Contact: Greg Jakubik

11 August

Alex Williams

Alex Williams/ ‘Better Than Myself’/ Big Machine


Stout, twangy guitar tones, honky-tonk pianos and swirling pedal steel lay the framework for the Pendleton, IN native’s debut. Produced by Julian Raymond, the GRAMMY-winning producer who worked on Glen Campbell’s final albums, these 12 tracks blend vintage country and Southern rock with Williams’ baritone voice and his based-on-a-true-story songwriting.

Contact: Jaclyn D. Carter

11 August

11 August

Paula Cole/ ‘Ballads’/ 675 Records


The GRAMMY-winning singer behind such hits as “I Don’t Want to Wait” and “Where Have All The Cowboys Gone” pays tribute to her roots as a jazz singer. This self-produced double album soulfully interprets American jazz, folk and country classics from the ‘30s through the ‘60s, including Nina Simone, Bob Dylan, Bobbie Gentry, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald.

Contact: Spencer Foster

12 August

Geographer - The Observatory (Santa Ana, CA)


Mike Deni, the one-man driving force behind Geographer, brings onto the stage electric cellos, guitars, bass and drums to transform his electric pop into what Ladygunn calls a “dynamic, magnetic experience.” The show previews new music from the forthcoming Alone Time EP out this fall.

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13 August

TajMo - Central Park Summer Stage (NYC)


Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ come together as TajMo, a historic partnership between blues giants of different generations. The duo enlists a full band for a free performance in the heart of Central Park, a set that includes music from the duo’s new self-titled, collaborative release (Concord).

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14 August

TajMo - The Cutting Room (NYC)


Backstory Events hosts Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ for an intimate discussion of their career highlights and recent self-titled, collaborative release (Concord). The conversation, live streamed by Guitar World, will be moderated by journalist Laura Whitmore and will include audience Q&A and a special stripped-down performance of songs from their new album.

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15 August

Elise LeGrow - The Standard, East Village (NYC)


The vocalist and her band perform for the Annie O Live Music Series, which showcases rising artists in an intimate setting overlooking Manhattan's beautiful skyline. LeGrow’s forthcoming debut, Playing Chess (9/8 via S-Curve Records), reimagines classics and rarities from the Chess Records catalog and is produced by the team behind Joss Stone’s platinum-selling early releases.

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15 August

17 August

Vitamin String Quartet – Rockwood Stage 2 (NYC)


Classical music meets the Lower East Side. The critically acclaimed string quartet plays arrangements from its latest releases, VSQ Performs The Weeknd, VSQ Performs Kanye West and VSQ Performs Hits of 2017 (all on CMH Label Group), a reimagining of hits by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Lorde and Imagine Dragons.

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18 August

18 August

Grizzly Bear/ ‘Painted Ruins’ / RCA Records


Grizzly Bear’s highly anticipated fifth full-length is their first for RCA Records, written and recorded over the past two years in upstate New York and around Los Angeles. Produced by band member Chris Taylor, the music is already being hailed as “spellbinding” (Rolling Stone), “insistent” (The New York Times) and “a sonically ambitious return” (Pigeons & Planes).

Contact: Spencer Foster

18 August

18 August

Blind Boys of Alabama/ ‘Almost Home’/ BBOA Records/Amazon Original


The first album in three years by these “gospel titans” (Rolling Stone) is a fitting capstone to a seven-decade career. The record consists primarily of original songs that focus on the remarkable journey of the group’s two surviving original members, long-time leader Clarence Fountain and current leader Jimmy Carter. NPR Music calls the tracks “a gorgeous rumination on the body’s labor and soul’s legacy,” and they will be streaming only on Amazon Music.

Contact: Amy Bailey

18 August

19 August

19 August

Cory Henry - Blue Note (NYC)


The Brooklyn native and Hammond organ virtuoso plays “Revival at Midnight: A Night with the Chief Apostle” at this iconic New York jazz club. The pop-up show features a captivating stripped-down performance by Henry and drummer TaRon Lockett as they meld blues, soul, R&B, Afrobeat, gospel and jazz.

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23 August

Grizzly Bear - Public Arts (NYC)


The band’s last US performance before hitting Europe intimately celebrates new album Painted Ruins (RCA Records) at this Manhattan avant-garde multi-media performance space. Paste Quarterly praises the new record as “an album for the times: something wild and alive, bucking assumptions and beaming color, their best yet."

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24 August

25 August

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real/ ‘Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real’/ Fantasy Records


Already an outlaw country veteran at 28, Nelson makes his artistic breakthrough with his band on their first full-length album, produced by John Alagía (Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer) with backing vocals from Lucius and Lady Gaga.  Featuring virtuosic, road-tested musicianship (the group spent two years supporting Neil Young on tour and in the studio), the album's slow-burning soul and half-drunk gospel blues announce the arrival of one of rock ‘n’ roll’s great emerging songwriters.

Contact: Greg Jakubik

25 August

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Alash/ ‘Achai’/ Smithsonian Folkways Recordings


Achai, the Tuvan word for “father,” is the theme of the Tuvan four-piece’s third studio album and first for Smithsonian Folkways. The music honors Kongar-ool Ondar, the late master throat singer, teacher and tireless musical ambassador who served not only as a musical father for the ensemble, but also for an entire generation of Tuvan musicians. In addition to guitar and bayan accordion, these songs feature traditional Tuvan instruments and those associated with the religious practices of Tibetan Buddhists.

Contact: Andrea Evenson

25 August

Domino Kirke/ ‘Beyond Waves’/ Independent


Having previously collaborated with Mark Ronson and toured with Lily Allen, the soulful songstress makes her proper debut with an LP that lavishly expands on the dreamy synth-infused folk rock of her 2015 EP. Billboard calls the title song “a bohemian-tinged folk-pop track [with] dark, resonant guitars.”

Contact: Brooke Yen

25 August

Geographer – Exit/In (Nashville)


Mike Deni, the one-man driving force behind Geographer, brings onto the stage electric cellos, guitars, bass and drums to transform his electric pop into what Ladygunn calls a “dynamic, magnetic experience.” The show previews new music from the forthcoming Alone Time EP out this fall.

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25 August

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Dan Zanes and Friends/ ‘Lead Belly, Baby!’/ Smithsonian Folkways Recordings


The first Smithsonian Folkways release from the GRAMMY-winning family performer presents a fresh vision of Lead Belly’s music for a new generation, with a little help from his friends: Chuck D., Billy Bragg, Aloe Blacc, Valerie June and more. These songs, many of which are folk standards, are performed in a variety of styles, from hip-hop to psychedelic folk, to convey the broad impact of Lead Belly's music.

Contact: Andrea Evenson