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April 2018

02 April

03 April

Henry Jamison – Rough Trade (Brooklyn, NY)


After supporting Big Thief in 2017, the "visionary" (Ladygunn) Vermont folk singer links up with Caroline Rose. Jamison plays tracks from debut album The Wilds (Akira Records) that juxtapose his intimate Nick Drake-by-way-of-James Blake sound with narrative, metaphor-driven lyrics "written like the Great American novel" (Billboard).

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04 April

The Shacks

The Shacks – Baby’s All Right (Brooklyn, NY)


NPR Slingshot band performs just days after the release of their debut album, Haze (3/30 via Big Crown Records). Steeped in the techniques of timeless R&B records and analog recordings, this band’s live show fuse ‘60s girl groups, ‘70s funk and breezy, kaleidoscopic rock into an unconventionally modern sound that has received praise from Pitchfork, The FADER, NPR Music and Gorilla vs. Bear.

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04 April

Laila Biali – Rockwood Stage 1 (NYC)


One of Canada's foremost pianists and vocalists performs music from a self-titled, self-produced LP (Kobalt) that "masterfully mixes jazz and pop" (AP) and features her oft-requested fan-favorite cover of Coldplay's "Yellow." Biali has toured with Sting, Chris Botti, Suzanne Vega and more, and, for this show, she'll be backed by local jazz musicians.

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04 April

04 April

05 April

06 April

06 April

Andrea Gibson – The Fonda Theatre (LA, CA)


The award-winning spoken-word artist, one of the most celebrated poets in their field, presents their HEY GALAXY Tour, featuring solo readings and musical accompaniment from new album HEY GALAXY (Tender Loving Empire). Of Gibson's writing and live performance, The Rumpus said, "Gibson had charged the air…with electricity" while Curve stated, "Gibson's way with words will make the tough weak in the knees."

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06 April

Dead Horses/ ‘My Mother The Moon’/ Independent


The Wisconsin folk four-piece releases its raw and revelatory new album. Produced by Ken Coomer (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo), the album was inspired by lead singer/songwriter Sarah Vos’ experience of her family being expelled from the rural Wisconsin church where her father served as a longtime pastor; the new music is both a response to this coming-of-age event and a chance at redemption.

Contact: Amy Bailey

06 April

06 April

Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue/ ‘Golden’/ BMG


Minogue’s first studio album in four years, her BMG debut, is another stunning addition to her record-breaking career. The album was recorded mainly in Nashville, and the city’s twangy influence colors these vibrant and dance floor-approved tracks, including the fingerpicking “country-pop banger” (Entertainment Weekly) single “Dancing.”

Contact: Allen Nguyen

06 April

Johnny Cash/ ‘Johnny Cash: Forever Words’/ Legacy Recordings


When Johnny Cash passed away, he left behind a treasure trove of undiscovered material including handwritten letters, poems and documents, penned by Cash across his whole life. This collaborative album, co-produced by Cash’s son, brings these words to life with an all-star cast of musicians – including Rosanne Cash, Elvis Costello, Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, Ruston Kelly & Kacey Musgraves and the late Chris Cornell – setting these words to music.

Contact: Spencer Roth-Rose

06 April

07 April

07 April

10 April

Laila Biali – Rudy’s Jazz Room (Nashville)


One of Canada's foremost pianists and vocalists performs music from a self-titled, self-produced LP (Kobalt) that "masterfully mixes jazz and pop" (AP) and features her oft-requested fan-favorite cover of Coldplay's "Yellow." Biali has toured with Sting, Chris Botti, Suzanne Vega and more, and, for this show, she'll be backed by local jazz musicians.

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11 April

12 April

Dead Horses – Rockwood Stage 2 (NYC)


The Wisconsin folk four-piece performs music from new album My Mother The Moon, out 4/6. Produced by Ken Coomer (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo), the new album expands on the group’s folk sound with a raw, revelatory weight and gospel-like hymns.

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13 April

16 April

Henry Jamison – The Basement (Nashville)


After supporting Big Thief in 2017, the "visionary" (Ladygunn) Vermont folk singer links up with Caroline Rose. Jamison plays tracks from debut album The Wilds (Akira Records) that juxtapose his intimate Nick Drake-by-way-of-James Blake sound with narrative, metaphor-driven lyrics "written like the Great American novel" (Billboard).

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18 April

PJ Morton

PJ Morton – Troubadour (LA, CA)


Fresh off the release of Gumbo Unplugged (Morton Records), a single-take live album featuring a 22-piece supergroup and sweeping orchestral touches, the GRAMMY-nominated multi-faceted musician stirs up the soulful sound of his native New Orleans for an intimate show in LA.

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19 April

19 April

Dead Horses – High Watt (Nashville)


The Wisconsin folk four-piece performs music from new album My Mother The Moon, out 4/6. Produced by Ken Coomer (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo), the new album expands on the group’s folk sound with a raw, revelatory weight and gospel-like hymns.

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20 April

Lindi Ortega – 3rd & Lindsley (Nashville)


Known as “country’s crystalline-voiced goth-rock version of Dolly Parton” (MAGNET), the Calgary-based artist performs songs from her forthcoming LP, a Latin-influenced concept record out this spring. In 2017, the two-time CCMA Roots Artist of the Year opened for Chris Stapleton and Dwight Yokam.

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20 April

20 April

Donovan Woods

Donovan Woods/ ‘Both Ways’/ Meant Well


The new album by the JUNO Award and Polaris Music Prize nominee is an ambitious lyrical and sonic departure for the songwriter, less an LP and more a collection of short stories brought to life with radio-ready acoustic accompaniments and Wood’s unmistakable rasp. Citing the work of poet Bronwyn Wallace, novelists Richard Ford and Alice Munro as major creative inspirations, Woods says, “The writing I have always liked is about things that are indicative of a world but not the entire world. … I’m inspired by writing that leads you into the room and then leaves you to fill in the details.”

Contact: Hannah Schwartz

20 April

Lindi Ortega – Grand Ole Opry (Nashville)


As she wraps her US tour and prepares for a series of European dates with Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, the two-time CCMA Roots Artist of the Year performs her “demon-slaying country” (VICE Noisey) on the Opry stage. Backed by the house band, she’ll sing “Liberty” and “Lovers In Love” from her Ennio Morricone-inspired album Liberty, out now via Shadowbox Music Co.

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21 April

Maggie Rose – Opry City Stage (NYC)


One of CMT + Pandora’s 2018 Artists to Watch performs a sampling of new songs, including current single “Pull You Through.” Rose’s most recent songs have earned acclaim from Rolling Stone Country (“Dusty Springfield-worthy vocals”), American Songwriter (“a quiet force in the country world”), Wide Open Country (10 of the Best Unsigned Artists in Country Music) and more.

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21 April

21 April

The Shacks

The Shacks – Rough Trade (Brooklyn, NY)


Rough Trade named the indie psychedelic quartet’s debut album Haze (Big Crown Records) its Album of the Month for April – now they headline a free Record Store Day bill at the record store’s Brooklyn home. Fans of Haze also include Pitchfork, NPR Music, The FADER, Billboard and i-D, which dubbed the group’s sound to “simultaneously recalls Sesame Street and David Lynch.”

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21 April

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Dom Flemons – The Sheen Center – Loreto Theatre (NYC)


The multi-instrumentalist, historian and co-founder of the GRAMMY-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops brings his new album, Black Cowboys (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings), to life on stage. Flemons takes the listener on an illuminating journey through the Old West via re-worked string-blues music, old-time square-dance music and cowboy poetry, along with original music written specifically for the album, all exploring and celebrating the history of Africa-American cowboy songs.

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23 April

23 April

The Shacks

The Shacks – Esme (Brooklyn, NY)


The Wild Honey Pie presents “A Dinner Party with The Shacks,” a sold-out celebration of spring with a dinner concert featuring a three-course meal, unlimited beer and the “sun-drenched & intoxicating” (Pitchfork) sounds of the indie psychedelic quartet praised by The FADER, NPR, Billboard and more.

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24 April

AJ’s Good Time Bar

Lee Ann Womack, Randy Rogers Band & Jackie Lee - AJ’s Good Time Bar (Nashville)


These three acts are a part of “An Evening of Acoustic Country Benefiting Music People in Need,” an event supporting MusiCares, the Recording Academy foundation that provides critical services and resources to music people in times of need. The event will be hosted by Chuck Wicks of syndicated radio morning show Ty, Kelly and Chuck. All proceeds from ticket sales, plus 10% of bar receipts, will benefit MusiCares, as well.

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24 April

Rosie & The Riveters - The Basement (Nashville)


The soulful Canadian trio dresses contemporary ideas in vintage clothing, playfully defiant lyrics and talkback harmonies. The group honors the timely legacy of the original Rosie the Riveter with its new collection of empowerment anthems, Ms. Behave (4/6), and songs like “I Believe You,” which Billboard calls “powerful [and] daring.”

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25 April

Paul Cauthen – The Basement (Nashville)


The Texas native with a "booming, crooning voice in the same ballpark as Roy Orbison or Johnny Cash" (Austin Monthly) previews new music in this solo show. His debut LP, 'My Gospel' (Lightning Rod Records), earned praise from Rolling Stone Country, Vice Noisey and Stereogum, which named it one of the best country albums of the year. 

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25 April

Brent Cowles – Peppermint Club (LA, CA)


NPR Music named Cowles one of its 2018 Slingshot artists because of “high-energy, thoughtful rock ’n’ roll” that finds its greatest expression live. He’ll feature songs from his raucous yet reflective solo debut, How To Be Okay Alone (6/15 via Dine Alone), highlighted by “Keep Moving,” an “Americana-tinged rock gem” (Baeble Music).

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26 April

Vitamin String Quartet – Hotel Café (LA, CA)


The critically acclaimed string collective known for its “sonic perfection” (Nerdist) returns to LA after selling out the Troubadour. The group will preview new music from an upcoming album to be announced soon, as well as selections from its latest release, VSQ Performs Hits of 2017 – Vol. 2 (CMH Label Group).

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26 April

Lindi Ortega – Mercury Lounge (NYC)


Known as “country’s crystalline-voiced goth-rock version of Dolly Parton” (MAGNET), the Calgary-based artist performs songs from her forthcoming LP, a Latin-influenced concept record out this spring. In 2017, the two-time CCMA Roots Artist of the Year opened for Chris Stapleton and Dwight Yokam.

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26 April

Ariana and the Rose

Ariana and the Rose — House of Yes (Brooklyn, NY)


Having sold out its debut last November, Ariana and the Rose brings “light + space” back to the celebrated Bushwick-based creative space for a three-event residency. Self-described as “Studio 54 in outer space,” the immersive music experience spotlighted by New York Magazine, HuffPost, and Time Out NY consists of interactive theater, a DJ set and a live performance by Ariana.

 

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27 April

Okkervil River/ ‘In The Rainbow Rain’/ ATO


Will Sheff makes a startling left turn from his group’s previous somber and acoustic album with an electric and colorful declaration of hope. Inspired by the Quaker meetings he’s been attending, Sheff channels spirituality and gratitude for something akin to a modern secular gospel record – with synths.

Contact: Jason Heffler

27 April

Okkervil River – Rough Trade (Brooklyn, NY)


Will Sheff and co. play a special album release show on the release day of new album, In The Rainbow Rain (ATO). The new record is an electric and colorful declaration of hope, featuring big blooms of synths and guitars, a chorus of backing vocals and a spirituality and gratitude akin to a modern secular gospel record.

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27 April

Vitamin String Quartet – Hotel Café (LA, CA)


The critically acclaimed string collective adds a second LA show. The group known for its “sonic perfection” (Nerdist) previews new music from an upcoming album to be announced soon, as well as selections from its latest release, VSQ Performs Hits of 2017 – Vol. 2 (CMH Label Group).

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27 April

Dr. Dog

Dr. Dog/ ‘Critical Equation’/ Thirty Tigers


“I feel like I’m in a totally new band right now,” co-fronter Scott McMicken says about the beloved indie group’s most infectious and adventurous collection yet. A recent existential awakening fueled one of the most fertile creative periods in the group's history and forced them to confront the question: What do we really want?

Contact: Greg Jakubik

27 April

NoMBe - Resident (LA, CA)


The Pharrell-endorsed electric soul prodigy headlines the storied venue for the first time. Playing music from debut LP They Might’ve Even Loved Me, the Prince-esque guitarist and vocalist delivers an electrifying live show alongside his powerful three-piece all-female band, creating “an eclectic mix of sexy soul, slick R&B and Afrocentric rock and roll” (I-D).

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30 April

Paul Cauthen – The Roxy Theatre (LA, CA)


The Texas native with a "booming, crooning voice in the same ballpark as Roy Orbison or Johnny Cash" (Austin Monthly) previews new music while opening for Colter Wall. His solo debut, My Gospel (Lightning Rod Records), earned praise from Rolling Stone Country, Vice Noisey and Stereogum, which named it one of the best country albums of the year.

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