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May 2018

02 May

Justin Moore

Justin Moore – Ryman Auditorium (Nashville)


The multiplatinum-selling country artist headlines the historic Ryman for the first time. Fans can expect to hear chart-toppers like “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away," “Small Town USA” and “Outlaws Like Me,” as well as songs from Moore’s third and latest No. 1 Billboard Country Album, Kinda Don’t Care.

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02 May

Brent Cowles - Rockwood Music Hall (NYC)


NPR Music named Cowles one of its 2018 Slingshot artist because of “high-energy, thoughtful rock ’n’ roll” that finds its greatest expression lived. 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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03 May

Mt. Joy

Mt. Joy – Rough Trade (Brooklyn, NY)


After making their TV debut on Conan, touring with Neko Case and becoming NPR Music’s Slingshot Artist for February, the band embarks on a spring tour. In a little more than a year together, the LA-via-Philadelphia band has racked up over 15 million Spotify streams, and Rolling Stone declared them “your new folk-rock heroes.” Their self-titled debut LP is out now on Dualtone Records.

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04 May

Donovan Woods

Donovan Woods – Hotel Café (LA, CA)


The JUNO Award and Polaris Music Prize nominee performs music from new album Both Ways (4/20 via Meant Well). A Nashville songwriter by way of Ontario, Donovan has made a career bucking expectations – he cites the Southern Ontario Gothic of Alice Munro and the work of feminist poet Bronwen Wallace as major inspirations for his new LP, which also channels the sounds of classic Motown and rustic, Nashville-inspired acoustic.

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05 May

Angelique Kidjo

Angélique Kidjo – The Theatre at Ace Hotel (LA, CA)


When the Benin-born global pop star, three-time GRAMMY winner and “Africa’s greatest living diva” (NPR) performed Remain In Light in full with David Byrne at Carnegie Hall last year, the New York Times declared, “Ms. Kidjo isn’t toppling an icon; she is dancing on its heights.” Now Kidjo brings that 1980 album back to the stage ahead of her recorded reimagining of the landmark work, out 6/8 via Kravenworks Records.

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06 May

Michl – The Basement East (Nashville)


He has had over 110 million streams in the last two years – and he has a new single out produced by Mura Masa. The enigmatic R&B crooner “revved up to lead a revolution” (The Fader) will reveal even more on stage, giving a taste of his forthcoming summer debut album and a headlining tour this fall.

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06 May

PJ Morton

PJ Morton – Exit/In (Nashville)


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 his “deeply soulful R&B” (NPR), inspired by his native New Orleans, for an intimate show.

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07 May

Mt. Joy

Mt. Joy – Mercy Lounge (Nashville)


After making their TV debut on Conan, touring with Neko Case and becoming NPR Music’s Slingshot Artist for February, the band embarks on a spring tour. In a little more than a year together, the LA-via-Philadelphia band has racked up over 15 million Spotify streams, and Rolling Stone declared them “your new folk-rock heroes.” Their self-titled debut LP is out now on Dualtone Records.

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08 May

Dillon Carmichael

Dillon Carmichael – The Cowan (Nashville)


The Kentucky native with “a voice that moves with the heft and certainty of a tractor-trailer” (New York Times) makes his Nashville full-band debut at the WME Speakeasy. On stage, Carmichael fleshes out his Jennings- and Haggard-inspired songwriting and heightens his rich baritone voice, best encapsulated by the Dave Cobb-produced single "It's Simple," which Rolling Stone Country praises as "a rare breed."

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08 May

Donovan Woods

Donovan Woods – Knitting Factory (NYC)


The JUNO Award and Polaris Music Prize nominee performs music from new album Both Ways (4/20 via Meant Well). A Nashville songwriter by way of Ontario, Donovan has made a career bucking expectations – he cites the Southern Ontario Gothic of Alice Munro and the work of feminist poet Bronwen Wallace as major inspirations for his new LP, which also channels the sounds of classic Motown and rustic, Nashville-inspired acoustic.

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09 May

Liza Anne – Mercury Lounge (NYC)


After touring with the likes of Margaret Glaspy, Joseph, Bear’s Den and the Oh Hellos, Liza performs her gritty anxious pop from new album Fine Buy Dying (Arts & Crafts) on the final show of a national headlining tour.

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09 May

Dessa

Dessa - El Rey (LA, CA)


The singer, rapper and writer who has made a career of bucking genres and defying expectations adds a newly found orchestral influence to her theatrical and unapologetically bold live show. The member of the Doomtree hip-hop collective performs “enormously relatable and compelling … badass” (AV Club) tracks from her Chime album with “incredible gravitas, presence … and humanity” (NPR All Songs Considered) and a full band.

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10 May

10 May

Mikaela Davis – Brooklyn Steel (Brooklyn, NY)


Davis, who has been the special guest on tours with Bon Iver, The Staves, Punch Brothers, Watkins Family Hour and more, joins Lake Street Dive for a nearly sold-out tour. With her soon-to-be-released debut Delivery (7/13 via Rounder Records), Davis sets out to challenge listeners’ notions of what the harp can do with synths, AM rock and funk.

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11 May

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Dom Flemons – Grand Ole Opry (Nashville)


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 of which explore and celebrate the history of African-American cowboy songs.

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11 May

Priscilla Renea

Priscilla Renea – The Basement (Nashville)


The Florida-born artist has churned out hits for the likes of Rihanna, Mary J. Blige, Pitbull, Fifth Harmony and more for over a decade – now the powerhouse vocalist debuts her own music live. On stage with just her and a guitarist, Renea tells her own story with the poetic prowess and unstoppable knack for melody that has brought so many others’ hits to life.

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11 May

Ashley Campbell – Grand Ole Opry (Nashville)


The triple-threat songwriter, singer and banjo virtuoso performs on the Opry the same day she releases her debut LP, The Lonely One (Whistle Stop Records). Campbell, the daughter of Glen Campbell and also a former member of his touring band, co-wrote every song on a bold, reflective and brazenly funny album that chronicles the journey of a young woman grappling with grown-up choices.

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11 May

Art Students League of New York

Art Students League of New York – Reception & Auction (NYC)


At this kick-off event, guests will gather in the studios designed to evoke the grandeur of the Vanderbilt Gallery, where works by the League's renowned artists will be on display throughout the weekend. Guests will be able to bid and buy artworks by League instructors, students, alumni and young artists. This strolling reception will include sumptuous hors d'oeuvres, themed cocktails and live entertainment.

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11 May

Ashley Campbell/ ‘The Lonely One’/ Whistle Stop Records


The triple-threat songwriter, singer and banjo virtuoso releases her debut album on her own label. Campbell, the daughter of Glen Campbell and also a former member of his touring band, co-wrote every song on a bold, reflective and brazenly funny album that chronicles the journey of a young woman grappling with grown-up choices.

Contact: Jaclyn D. Carter

11 May

Michl – Brooklyn Steel (Brooklyn, NY)


He has had over 110 million streams in the last two years – and he has a new single out produced by Mura Masa. The enigmatic R&B crooner “revved up to lead a revolution” (The Fader) will reveal even more on stage, giving a taste of his forthcoming summer debut album and a headlining tour this fall.

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12 May

ODESZA

ODESZA – Ascend Amphitheater (Nashville)


On the heels of two GRAMMY nominations and a national TV debut that Billboard Magazine called “the most arresting songs we’ve seen performed on late-night TV all year,” the electronic duo extends its “A Moment Apart Tour” into 2018. The 2017 leg of the tour, the largest showcase of ODESZA’s “transcendent” (Nylon) music yet, sold out arenas across North America.

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12 May

12 May

12 May

Mt. Joy

Mt. Joy – StubHub Center (LA, CA)


“Your new folk-rock heroes” (Rolling Stone) join the lineup for the 26th annual KROQ Weenie Roast. The five-piece band will play their Top 10 AAA radio hit “Silver Lining” and other tracks from their “amiable & soaring” (NPR Music) self-titled LP, out now via Dualtone.

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14 May

Intelligence Squared U.S.

Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates “Automation Will Crash Democracy” – Kaye Playhouse (NYC)


Around the world, technology is disrupting the workforce, with automation poised to displace humans in the fields of medicine, agriculture and beyond. Will the rise of robots fuel a new wave of “us versus them” populism capable of undermining democracy? Four experts debate the Future of Work in this month’s edition of the “fantastic” (New Yorker) live debate series.

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15 May

PJ Morton

PJ Morton – Brooklyn Bowl (Brooklyn, NY)


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 his “deeply soulful R&B” (NPR), inspired by his native New Orleans, for an intimate show.

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16 May

NoMBe – Troubadour (LA, CA)


The Pharrell-endorsed electric soul prodigy previews new music from his debut album with a hometown showcase. The German-born artist has been releasing his songs – all inspired by women whom have shaped his life, from high school crushes to godmother Chaka Khan to summer flings to his current girlfriend – track by track, "until he runs out of love songs."

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16 May

Priscilla Renea

Priscilla Renea – The Basement (Nashville)


The Florida-born artist has churned out hits for the likes of Rihanna, Mary J. Blige, Pitbull, Fifth Harmony and more for over a decade – now the powerhouse vocalist debuts her own music live. On stage with just her and a guitarist, Renea tells her own story with the poetic prowess and unstoppable knack for melody that has brought so many others’ hits to life.

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17 May

Dead Horses - Bootleg Theater (LA, CA)


The Wisconsin group returns to LA following a series of sold-out shows touring behind new album My Mother The Moon, which earned nods from Rolling Stone, Billboard, NPR Music and more. The new music was produced by Ken Coomer (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo), and the group's folk sound now carries a raw, revelatory and gospel-like weight that moves between sweeping orchestration, sparse fingerpicking and bluegrass romps.

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18 May

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen/ ‘Bruce Springsteen: The Album Collection Vol. 2, 1987-1996’/ Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings


This limited-edition, numbered boxed set collects the Tunnel Of Love, Human Touch, Lucky Town, and The Ghost Of Tom Joad studio albums; the 1993 MTV Plugged live set; and the Chimes Of Freedom and Blood Brothers EPs, remastered for the first time on vinyl. The set contains 10 discs in recreations of the original packaging and a 60-page book featuring photos, memorabilia and press clippings.

Contact: Max Lefkowitz

18 May

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20 May

22 May

Meiko – Opry City Stage (NYC)


Meiko celebrates the release of her upcoming covers album, Playing Favorites, out 5/25 via Chesky Records. On her new LP, Meiko reimagines a canon of ‘90s classics – from alt-rock to funk to hip-hop – as more intimate affairs guided by her stripped-down, haunting minimalist performance and gentle pop sensibility.

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22 May

The Academic – Terminal 5 (NYC)


Ireland’s chart-toppers and two-time Webby Award winners return to the US to open for The Kooks. The four-piece rock group’s debut LP, Tales from the Backseat (Downtown Records), earned raves from Uproxx, V Magazine, Clash and more and landed them an opening slot for The Rolling Stones in Dublin.

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22 May

Neko Case – Running Late with Scott Rogowsky (NYC)


Case appears on HQ Trivia Host Scott Rogowsky's live comedy talk show, alongside Paul Rudd and David Cross, at the Gramercy Theatre. Her interview and performance previews her self-produced new album Hell-On (6/1 via ANTI-), which Billboard calls her “biggest, brightest sounding album ever.”

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22 May

Oneohtrix Point Never – Park Avenue Armory (NYC)


For Red Bull Music Festival, the musician, composer and producer premieres MYRIAD, a theatrical, medium-spanning installation and four-part epochal song cycle. These site-specific performances features OPN's first live touring ensemble plus special guests and collaborators, and it will embed the audience within the architecture of the Armory's Wade Thompson Drill Hall.

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23 May

23 May

Priscilla Renea

Priscilla Renea – Rockwood Stage 2 (NYC)


The Florida-born artist has churned out hits for the likes of Rihanna, Mary J. Blige, Pitbull, Fifth Harmony and more for over a decade – now the powerhouse vocalist debuts her own music live. On stage with just her and a guitarist, Renea tells her own story with the poetic prowess and unstoppable knack for melody that has brought so many others’ hits to life.

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23 May

Mikaela Davis – Ford Theatre (Hollywood, CA)


Davis, who has been the special guest on tours with Bon Iver, The Staves, Punch Brothers, Watkins Family Hour and more, joins Lake Street Dive for a nearly sold-out tour. With her soon-to-be-released debut Delivery (7/13 via Rounder Records), Davis sets out to challenge listeners’ notions of what the harp can do with synths, AM rock and funk.

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23 May

Neko Case – NPR Music First Listen Live (Brooklyn, NY)


In collaboration with NPR Music and WFUV at Brooklyn’s Littlefield, Case and her band perform songs from new album Hell-On (6/1 via ANTI-) as well as some of her best-known material in this intimate performance. Billboard calls Case’s self-produced new album her “biggest, brightest sounding album ever.”

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23 May

The Academic – Brooklyn Steel (Brooklyn, NY)


Ireland’s chart-toppers and two-time Webby Award winners return to the US to open for The Kooks. The four-piece rock group’s debut LP, Tales from the Backseat (Downtown Records), earned raves from Uproxx, V Magazine, Clash and more and landed them an opening slot for The Rolling Stones in Dublin.

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24 May

Rosie & the Riveters - Hotel Cafe (LA, CA)


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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24 May

Oneohtrix Point Never – Park Avenue Armory (NYC)


For Red Bull Music Festival, the musician, composer and producer premieres MYRIAD, a theatrical, medium-spanning installation and four-part epochal song cycle. These site-specific performances features OPN's first live touring ensemble plus special guests and collaborators, and it will embed the audience within the architecture of the Armory's Wade Thompson Drill Hall.

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24 May

Mikaela Davis – House of Blues (Anaheim, CA)


Davis, who has been the special guest on tours with Bon Iver, The Staves, Punch Brothers, Watkins Family Hour and more, joins Lake Street Dive for a nearly sold-out tour. With her soon-to-be-released debut Delivery (7/13 via Rounder Records), Davis sets out to challenge listeners’ notions of what the harp can do with synths, AM rock and funk.

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24 May

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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25 May

Meiko/ ‘Playing Favorites’/ Chesky Records


Meiko reimagines a canon of '90s classics – from alt-rock to funk to hip-hop – as more intimate affairs. Jennifer Paige’s “Crush” becomes a soft acoustic ballad, The Cranberries’ “Zombie” is stripped down to a haunting minimalist feel, and other hits are transformed by Meiko’s gentle pop sensibility.

Contact: Nina Lee

25 May

Andrew Duhon/ ‘False River’/ Independent


“These are the last letters I may ever write her” – that’s how the New Orleans-based songwriter and teller of stories describes his brave new album, coming five years after the GRAMMY-nominated The Moorings. Recorded in Nashville with Eric Masse (Rayland Baxter, Andrew Combs, Miranda Lambert), these 11 solo-penned songs reveal hard-earned personal truths and bring a complex vision of love into focus.

Contact: Jaclyn D. Carter

26 May

Natalie Prass – Centennial Park (Nashville)


Following a tour with Fleet Foxes and performances on CONAN and NPR Music, Prass brings her celebratory and defiant new album, The Future and the Past (6/1 via ATO), to the stage on her headlining “The Future and The Past Tour.” Prass’ new album already has received praise from Pitchfork, Vulture, The Fader and more, and Rolling Stone has deemed her one of the best acts at this year’s SXSW, saying her show was “the sound of a musician hitting her stride.”

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30 May

Jon Cleary – Brooklyn Bowl (Brooklyn, NY)


The New Orleans pianist brings his trio – Cornell Williams on bass and A.J. Hall on drums – to the East Coast to preview Dyna-Mite (7/13 via Thirty Tigers), the follow-up to his GRAMMY-winning last LP. Rolling Stone says Cleary's music is "full of hooks and syncopation descended from James Booker and Professor Longhair," and his career includes writing and performing with Dr. John, B.B. King, John Scofield and Taj Mahal, as well as playing in Bonnie Raitt's band for 10 years.

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31 May

31 May

Okkervil River – Teragram Ballroom (LA, CA)


Will Sheff and co. tour behind their electric and colorful new album In The Rainbow Rain (4/27 via ATO). The record is an exuberant 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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