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July 2018

01 July

06 July

Petal - Bootleg Theatre (LA, CA)


Kiley Lotz, one of the “women making the best rock music today” (NY Times), fronts a band possessing all the catharsis and vivacity of her forthcoming album, Magic Gone (6/15 via Run for Cover). Lotz’s latest songs take a bitingly honest look at adulthood, accountability, responsibility, mental health and the difficulties that go along with each of them.

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07 July

Natalie Prass – Prospect Park Bandshell (Brooklyn, NY)


Before kicking off a five-month international tour, Prass and her band play BRIC’s free Celebrate Brooklyn Festival along with Rhye and Overcoats. Her new album, The Future And The Past (ATO), is one of 2018’s most acclaimed records with fans including Entertainment Weekly (“One of 2018’s Catchiest Records”), GQ (“Excellent…ecstatic and direct”) and Rolling Stone (“The sound of a musician hitting her stride…sharp and smooth”).

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13 July

Rayland Baxter – Bowery Ballroom (NYC)


The rock ’n’ roll philosopher presents a special record release show for his howlin’ and political new album, Wide Awake (7/13 via ATO), and plays one of the first shows of his headlining “Wide Awake Tour.” Baxter has toured with Kacey Musgraves, Jason Isbell, The Lumineers and more, and he’ll open for Shakey Graves for a few shows in August.

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13 July

Kesha

Kesha and Macklemore – Bridgestone Arena (Nashville)


The two trailblazing artists team up for ‘The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore' co-headlining tour, a summer trek of amphitheaters and arenas across North America. With her trademark swagger and playful snarl, Kesha performs a set of her past global hits, her show-stopping current single "Praying" and other songs from Rainbow (Kemosabe Records/RCA Records) with her band. Rolling Stone called one of her recent live performances in Nashville "one of the most positively uplifting, inclusive concert experiences available in 2017."

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13 July

Jon Cleary/ ‘Dyna-Mite’/ FHQ/Thirty Tigers


The New Orleans pianist and songwriter is regarded as one of the great heirs to the city's music heritage - an outsider from Kent, England who improbably has become a beloved personality in his adopted hometown. Cleary follows his GRAMMY-winning last album with a tribute to his city, a moveable R&B and funk feast that puts you right in the French Quarter.

Contact: Allen Nguyen

13 July

Rayland Baxter/ ‘Wide Awake’/ ATO


In 2016, the hard-touring Baxter realized a longtime dream – he moved into an abandoned rubber-band factory in Kentucky, covered the windows, brought in a guitar and piano, and spent three straight months writing. The result is a howlin’ gamut of songs covering student debt (lead single “Casanova”), American values (“Strange American Dream”), a national fixation with guns (“79 Shiny Revolvers”) and other stories showing the best and worst of humanity.

Contact: Spencer Roth-Rose

13 July

13 July

Mikaela Davis/ ‘Delivery’/ Rounder Records


With her debut LP, the Bon Iver tourmate sets out to challenge listeners’ notions of what the harp can do with synths, AM rock and funk. These songs, produced by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Future Islands, Angel Olsen, Alvvays), explore the idea of self-acceptance while sounding like gospel piano bursting into a wall of sound, illustrated most vividly by the lead single title track.

Contact: Spencer Roth-Rose

14 July

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Dom Flemons – Grand Ole Opry (Nashville)


The historian and co-founder of the GRAMMY-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops returns to the Opry stage. Flemons and the house band take the listener on an illuminating journey through the Old West via re-worked string-blues music, old-time square-dance music and cowboy poetry. Flemons also plays original music written for his latest album, Black Cowboys (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings), which explores and celebrates the history of Africa-American cowboy songs.

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15 July

15 July

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Don Flemons – 3rd & Lindsley (Nashville)


Historian and co-founder of the GRAMMY-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops headlines “Lightning 100 Nashville Sunday Night.” Flemons and his band take the listener on an illuminating journey through the Old West via re-worked string-blues music, old-time square-dance music and cowboy poetry. Flemons also plays original music written for his latest album, Black Cowboys (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings), which explores and celebrates the history of Africa-American cowboy songs.

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18 July

Mandolin Orange – Troubadour (LA, CA)


One of the most accomplished duos in roots music today returns to LA. Emily Frantz and Andrew Marlin blend traditional roots storytelling with sharp social critique, and they have been praised by Rolling Stone (“lush”), NPR Music (“sweet, angelic harmonies”) and more. Their busy 2018 summer also includes a Red Rocks date with the Avett Brothers and a headlining tour with most shows already sold out.

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18 July

Rayland Baxter – The Basement East (Nashville)


The rock ’n’ roll philosopher presents the first leg of his headlining “Wide Awake Tour” behind his howlin’ and political new album, Wide Awake (ATO). Baxter has toured with Kacey Musgraves, Jason Isbell, The Lumineers and more, and he’ll open for Shakey Graves for a few shows in August.

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20 July

Meg Myers/ ‘Take Me To The Disco’/ 300 Entertainment


She grew up a Jehovah’s Witness, wrote music that MTV called the female answer to Nine Inch Nails and garnered millions of streams and views for her debut album. Now Myers takes a brutal look at her own journey full of love, loneliness and trauma, all with her “tremendously powerful voice” (Rolling Stone) and “seething…riffs” (New York Times).

Contact: Ally Norton

20 July

Petal - Bowery Ballroom (NYC)


Kiley Lotz, one of the “women making the best rock music today” (NY Times), fronts a band possessing all the catharsis and vivacity of her forthcoming album, Magic Gone (Run for Cover). Lotz’s latest songs take a bitingly honest look at adulthood, accountability, responsibility, mental health and the difficulties that go along with each of them.

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21 July

OZY FEST – Central Park (NYC)


The third annual festival that the New York Times calls “part music festival, part TED talk, part food fair” and CNBC calls “New York’s answer to SXSW” has been extended to two days at Rumsey Playfield, right in the heart of Central Park. The eclectic lineup includes musical acts Common and Grouplove; performers Sanaa Lathan, Laverne Cox and Taye Diggs; comedians Chelsea Handler, Hasan Minhaj and Michelle Wolf; authors Malcolm Gladwell, Steven Pinker, Roxane Gay and Salman Rushdie; celebrity chefs Marcus Samuelsson and Roy Choi; and other guests including ESPN’s Jemele Hill, HQ’s Scott Rogowsky and Martha Stewart.

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21 July

Louis Armstrong’s Wonderful World – Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (Queens, NY)


Queens native Action Bronson headlines the eclectic musical line-up for the fifth annual one-day celebration of the life and music of Louis Armstrong, held in the park near where Armstrong lived for more than 20 years. The Soul Rebels will also perform, with other musical guests to be announced. This free festival includes some of New York’s most popular food trucks and access to the Louis Armstrong House Museum.

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22 July

OZY FEST – Central Park (NYC)


The third annual festival that the New York Times calls “part music festival, part TED talk, part food fair” and CNBC calls “New York’s answer to SXSW” has been extended to two days at Rumsey Playfield, right in the heart of Central Park. The eclectic lineup includes musical acts Common and Grouplove; performers Sanaa Lathan, Laverne Cox and Taye Diggs; comedians Chelsea Handler, Hasan Minhaj and Michelle Wolf; authors Malcolm Gladwell, Steven Pinker, Roxane Gay and Salman Rushdie; celebrity chefs Marcus Samuelsson and Roy Choi; and other guests including ESPN’s Jemele Hill, HQ’s Scott Rogowsky and Martha Stewart.

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22 July

Brent Cowles – WRLT Nashville Sunday Night (Nashville)


NPR Music’s Slingshot Artist of the Month for June follows a run of dates with Rainbow Kitten Surprise and Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats with a performance supporting The Sheepdogs. NPR Music praises Cowles’ “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 (Dine Alone), highlighted by “Keep Moving,” an “Americana-tinged rock gem” (Baeble Music).

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24 July

Emma Louise – Zebulon (LA, CA)


The Australian songwriter presents her album preview show for her Tobias Jesso Jr.-produced new album, Lilac Everything (9/14 via Liberation Records/AWAL). SPIN dubbed Emma "hypnotic" and praised her "wise-beyond-her-years craftsmanship," and Rolling Stone hailed her "effortless, naturally affecting voice.”

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26 July

Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore – Troubadour (LA, CA)


Alvin, the founder of the seminal punk-roots band The Blasters, and Gilmore, of the pioneering country-folk trio The Flatlanders, team up to play music from their first-ever collaboration, Downey To Lubbock (Yep Roc). The new album explores the musical history of America’s past 100 years and features covers of classic New Orleans R&B, Texas and West Coast country, traditional folk and early rock ’n’ roll.

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26 July

Mikaela Davis – Baby’s All Right (Brooklyn, NY)


Young harpist Davis presents her release show for debut album Delivery (Rounder Records), a sweet and salty collection of originals that Uproxx hails as “a sonic and stunning 10-track, genre-bending record.” The former Bon Iver tourmate follows a run with Lake Street Dive with this full band performance to challenge listeners’ notions of what the harp can do with synths, ‘70s AM rock and funk.

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26 July

Asleep At The Wheel – SummerStage (NYC)


The GRAMMY-winning roots collective plays with Old Crow Medicine Show for this WFUV-sponsored performance in Central Park. The acclaimed group - that over the course of nearly 50 years have released more than 25 studio albums and played with everyone from Bob Dylan to the Dixie Chicks - will release new music later this year.

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26 July

Priscilla Renea

Priscilla Renea – 3rd & Lindsley (Nashville)


The powerhouse vocalist and her guitarist join Sonia Leigh and Daphne Willis for Leigh’s album-release show. Rolling Stone Country named Priscilla an "Artist You Need To Know," describing her as "roots-inspired soul-pop that finds the heavenly middle ground between Music Row and Mariah Carey." NPR Music calls her latest album Coloured (Thirty Tigers) a “striking reinvention.”

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27 July

Boz Scaggs/ ‘Out Of The Blues’/ Concord


The next phase of this versatile singer, songwriter and guitarist’s musical renaissance brings him back to his earliest roots. Scaggs applies his iconic voice and gritty guitar playing to blues classics by Bobby “Blue” Bland, Jimmy Reed and Magic Sam; to a stirring reading of Neil Young’s “On the Beach”; and to new original “Little Miss Night and Day,” written with Jack Walroth.

Contact: Spencer Roth-Rose

27 July

Brent Cowles – Le Poisson Rouge (NYC)


NPR Music’s Slingshot Artist of the Month for June follows a run of dates with Rainbow Kitten Surprise and Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats with a performance supporting The Sheepdogs. NPR Music praises Cowles’ “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 (Dine Alone), highlighted by “Keep Moving,” an “Americana-tinged rock gem” (Baeble Music).

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27 July

The Fantasy Footballers – Music Hall of Williamsburg (Brooklyn, NY)


The world’s most popular fantasy football podcast presents a live taping as part of its five-date “Fantasy For The People Tour 2018,” presented by DRAFT. Hosts Andy Holloway, Mike “The Fantasy Hitman” Wright and Jason Moore have previously welcomed top NFL players onto the show, and their podcast was downloaded over 30 million times in 2017 alone.

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29 July

ODESZA

ODESZA – Panorama (NYC)


The GRAMMY-nominated duo “redefining electronic music” (NPR) returns to New York. Their latest festival appearance follows the recently revealed spring leg of their nationwide A Moment Apart Tour, which sold out Brooklyn's Barclays Center in December and prompted Billboard to say "ODESZA proved its worth as one of the best dance acts touring today…The A Moment Apart Tour seems only to make the full realization of a band that could rightly be regarded as legendary.”

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30 July

Kesha

Kesha and Macklemore – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater (Wantagh, NY)


The two trailblazing artists team up for ‘The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore' co-headlining tour, a summer trek of amphitheaters and arenas across North America. With her trademark swagger and playful snarl, Kesha performs a set of her past global hits, her show-stopping current single "Praying" and other songs from Rainbow (Kemosabe Records/RCA Records) with her band. Rolling Stone called one of her recent live performances in Nashville "one of the most positively uplifting, inclusive concert experiences available in 2017."

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31 July

Matt Simons – Standard Hotel, East Village (NYC)


The Brooklyn-based pop prodigy performs solo at this co-bill with Great Lake Swimmers. Simons' virtuosic piano and guitar playing find a blissful middle ground between Ed Sheeran and George Ezra, but he's also honed the vignette-style lyricism of James Bay, Hozier and Leon Bridges. His first three albums generated No. 1 hits in seven countries, a Triple A Top 5, over 200 million Spotify streams and multiple sold-out tours and top festival appearances including Pinkpop and Frequency.

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31 July

Dillon Carmichael

Dillon Carmichael – Berlin (NYC)


The 24-year-old country newcomer plays this one-off NYC showcase with his full band. Early praise for his upcoming debut LP, Hell On An Angel (10/26 via Riser House Records), includes the New York Times (“a voice that moves with the heft and certainty of a tractor-trailer”), The FADER (“worn-in Southern warmth”) and more. Rolling Stone Country chose Carmichael as “Best New Jamey Johnson” in its “Best of CMA Fest” 2018 recap.

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