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August 2018

01 August

Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper – Bridgestone Arena (Nashville)


The legendary GRAMMY-, Emmy-, and Tony-winning artist joins Rod Stewart for another trek across North America following the incredible success and rave reviews for their 2017 summer tour. After 30 years, Lauper continues to explore pop, electronic dance music, American standards, the Memphis blues and, with her latest studio album Detour, country classics.

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03 August

Dawn Landes – Moroccan Lounge (LA, CA)


A week before the release of her new album, Meet Me At The River (8/10 via Yep Roc), Landes brings her new songs to life for this intimate preview of her latest LP. Landes has collaborated with Sufjan Stevens, Norah Jones, Andrea Bird and more, and her latest release channels a classic Nashville sound with help from legendary producer Fred Foster (Roy Orbison, Dolly Parton, Kris Kristofferson).

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07 August

Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper – Madison Square Garden (NYC)


The legendary GRAMMY-, Emmy-, and Tony-winning artist joins Rod Stewart for another trek across North America following the incredible success and rave reviews for their 2017 summer tour. After 30 years, Lauper continues to explore pop, electronic dance music, American standards, the Memphis blues and, with her latest studio album Detour, country classics.

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08 August

Dawn Landes – Joe’s Pub (NYC)


Just days before the release of her new album, Meet Me At The River (8/10 via Yep Roc), Landes brings her new songs to life for this intimate LP preview show. Landes has collaborated with Sufjan Stevens, Norah Jones, Andrea Bird and more, and her latest release channels a classic Nashville sound with help from legendary producer Fred Foster (Roy Orbison, Dolly Parton, Kris Kristofferson).

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09 August

Mt. Joy

Mt. Joy – Public Square Park (Nashville)


2018 breakouts and “your new folk-rock heroes” (Rolling Stone) play the first night of Lightning 100’s free Live On The Green music festival. The five-piece brings their Triple A #1-charting single “Silver Lining” and the rest of their self-titled debut to the festival stage ahead of future appearances at Austin City Limits, Life Is Beautiful, Bumbershoot, Voodoo and more.

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10 August

Dawn Landes/ ‘Meet Me At The River’/ Yep Roc Records


Landes’ decade-plus career includes sound engineering for Philip Glass, recording a French yé-yé album and collaborating with Sufjan Stevens, Norah Jones and Andrew Bird. Her latest album, however, is her boldest turn yet – a spontaneous yet fruitful collaboration with the formerly retired Nashville legend Fred Foster (Roy Orbison, Dolly Parton, Kris Kristofferson). Moving to Nashville last year, Landes uses her adopted home’s rich history of music and tradition to fuel her songs of heartbreak (“Why They Name Whiskey After Men”), wanderlust (“Traveling”) and her poignant take on Jimmy Driftwood’s political “What Is The Color Of The Soul of Man.”

Contact: Amy Bailey

10 August

Amy Stroup/ ‘Helen of Memphis’/ Milkglass Creative


The Nashville singer, songwriter and artist teams up with SUPERCOOKIES (Kendrick Lamar, DRAM) to create her most pop-leaning record yet. The record is named after the Memphis female-run women’s vintage store and influenced by the passing of her grandmother, a devoted patron of the store. Stroup channels the cool swagger of her late grandmother in these bright and feminine-empowering grooves.

Contact: Andrea Evenson

10 August

Dawn Landes – The Basement (Nashville)


Landes plays a hometown show behind her new album, Meet Me At The River (8/10 via Yep Rock), which was inspired by the classic sound of the Kentucky native’s newly adopted home and her collaboration with legendary producer Fred Foster (Roy Orbison, Dolly Parton, Kris Kristofferson).

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10 August

Paul Cauthen – Moroccan Lounge (LA, CA)


Uproxx declares that “his live show is unmissable,” and Vice Noisey calls latest release Have Mercy (Lightning Rod Records) “a New Sermon to Save Your Soul.” Cauthen brings that music to life onstage for this headlining show with his band. The “muscular voiced outlaw” (LA Times) recently toured with Margo Price, Elle King and Ryan Bingham, and Rolling Stone, Garden & Gun, CMT and more named Cauthen a “Best of SXSW 2018.”

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10 August

Vitamin String Quartet/ ‘Vitamin String Quartet Performs The Hits of 2018’/ CMH Label Group


The critically acclaimed string collective continues its tradition of "sonic perfection" (Nerdist) by putting a virtuosic spin on the most popular tracks from the first half of 2018. Featured renditions include the Black Panther smash "All The Stars" by Kendrick Lamar & SZA, Justin Timberlake & Chris Stapleton's crossover hit "Say Something" and Bazzi's electric "Mine.” From appearances on HBO’s Westworld to TV hits like Modern Family and Shameless, VSQ’s “atmospheric” (Thrillist) hits have made “classical versions of pop music cool, [by] infusing the drama of mainstream composition into the classical community” (New York Observer).

Contact: Andrea Evenson

11 August

Maxwell – Forest Hills Stadium (Queens, NY)


The soul star’s inaugural “Black Summer Night For Social Justice” aims to spur action on a range of local and national civil rights issues. The night will feature performances by Maxwell, Fantasia, DVSN, Jazmine Sullivan and more. A portion of the proceeds will go to Me Too, Southern Poverty Law Center and additional to-be-announced organizations.

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12 August

Adam Hood

Adam Hood – 3rd & Lindsley (Nashville)


Songwriter for Dave Cobb’s Low Country Sound brings his band to perform music from new album Somewhere In Between (10/12) during this Lightning 100 Sunday Night show. Hood is behind Brent Cobb's "King of Alabama," Anderson East's "Surrender" and songs cut by Lee Ann Womack, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town and others.

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13 August

Jon Cleary – Bar Lunatico (Brooklyn, NY)


The New Orleans pianist brings bassist Cornell Williams and drummer A.J. Hall to play music off Dyna-Mite (Thirty Tigers), the funky and heartfelt follow-up to Cleary’s GRAMMY-winning last LP. The virtuoso talent has performed around the world with Dr. John, B.B. King, John Scofield and Taj Mahal, as well as playing in Bonnie Raitt’s band for a decade.

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13 August

Vitamin String Quartet – City Winery (NYC)


The critically acclaimed string collective – two violins, viola and cello – puts on a headlining show days after the release of Vitamin String Quartet Performs The Hits Of 2018 (8/10 via CMH Label Group). From appearances on HBO’s Westworld to TV hits like Modern Family and Shameless, VSQ’s “atmospheric” (Thrillist) hits have made “classical versions of pop music cool, [by] infusing the drama of mainstream composition into the classical community” (New York Observer). This show follows back-to-back sold-out nights at LA’s Hotel Cafe and NYC’s Rockwood Music Hall earlier this year.

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14 August

MC5

Wayne Kramer - Strand Book Store (NYC)


The leader of Detroit’s proto-punk/hard rock band MC5 celebrates his new memoir, The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, the MC5, and My Life of Impossibilities (Da Capo Press), on release day with a conversation with the New Yorker’s Adam Davidson followed by book signings. A story of second chances, the book charts Kramer's evolution from rock star to inmate to feature film composer to prison-reform advocate.

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14 August

MC5

Wayne Kramer/ ‘The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, the MC5, and My Life of Impossibilities’/ Da Capo Press


In his memoir, Kramer chronicles his abusive childhood, his discovery of rock ‘n’ roll through artists like Chuck Berry and the Yardbirds and the beginnings of the MC5, which he founded as a teenager. The heart of the book is an intimate portrait of Kramer's post-MC5 life, which included a federal prison term, addiction struggles that lasted decades, reconnection with his long-absent father, finding the path to sobriety at 50 and, incredibly, first-time fatherhood at 65. A story of second chances, this book charts Kramer's evolution from rock star to inmate to feature film composer to prison-reform advocate.

Contact: Greg Jakubik

16 August

MC5

Wayne Kramer – Book Soup (LA, CA)


The leader of Detroit’s proto-punk/hard rock band MC5 celebrates his just-released memoir, The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, the MC5, and My Life of Impossibilities (8/14 via Da Capo Press), with conversation followed by book signings. A story of second chances, the book charts Kramer's evolution from rock star to inmate to feature film composer to prison-reform advocate.

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17 August

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles/ ‘Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles’/ Smithsonian Folkways Recordings


Armed with violins, guitar, guitarrón, vihuela, trumpets and joyful harmonies, the GRAMMY-nominated all-female mariachi ensemble takes their rightful place as role models in a male-dominated musical tradition. Mariachi Reyna embodies the tradition and offers an engaging experience for Spanish and non-Spanish speakers; though they play the most iconic genre of Mexican folk music, Reyna adds freshness, life and romance to the tradition.

Contact: Andrea Evenson

18 August

Mt. Joy

Mt. Joy – Troubadour (LA, CA)


The five-piece band sold out nearly every headlining show on its national spring tour and earned praise from Billboard, NPR Music, HuffPost and more for their debut LP. They keep the momentum going for a massive summer trek. The band has millions of Spotify streams, and lead single "Silver Lining" has surged to Top 5 at Triple A Radio Charts and the Top 25 on Alternative Radio, a staggering build for a young band that Rolling Stone calls "your new folk-rock heroes."

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19 August

Mura Masa

Mura Masa – SummerStage (NYC)


With a landmark 2017 under his belt that included a critically acclaimed debut LP, two GRAMMY nominations, a Coachella debut and sold-out dates worldwide, the London producer returns to the US to play some of his biggest shows yet. With a live set called "euphoric genre-hopping" by the Los Angeles Times, Alex Crossan's live performance brings the best of his "masterful mix of styles and sounds" (NPR Music) to life.

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20 August

Alejandro Escovedo – City Winery (NYC)


The Mexican-American punk veteran brings his international tour to the US to preview his upcoming LP The Crossing (9/14 via Yep Roc), a concept album about the American immigrant experience mirroring Escovedo’s own journey. Escovedo performs with Don Antonio, the all-instrumental Italian group that also played on the record alongside MC5’s Wayne Kramer, The Stooges’ James Williamson, Joe Ely, The Only Ones and more.

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20 August

Chris Stills – The Loft at City Winery (NYC)


Stills plays this intimate, one-off show in his hometown Manhattan. Stills’ most recent album, the heartfelt Don’t Be Afraid, includes co-writes with Ryan Adams, Natasha Bedingfield and David Saw. Stills has toured the world, performing and recording with artists including Don Was, Ryan Adams, Government Mule, Smashing Pumpkins and Richard Ashcroft.

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21 August

24 August

Mura Masa

Mura Masa – The Observatory (Santa Ana, CA)


London producer Alex Crossan has built up a global audience with tens of millions of streams and sold-out shows across England, the United States, Asia and more. With his first new song of 2018 out (“Move Me” ft. Octavian), Crossan returns to the road this summer with his largest headlining LA dates yet. The LA Times calls the GRAMMY-nominated musician’s live set “euphoric genre-hopping.”

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24 August

Emily Kinney

Emily Kinney/ ‘Oh, Jonathan’/ Independent


Kinney saw a pop-punk guitarist on MTV, and her next album was born. The songwriter, actor and “double-threat musician you need to know” (Esquire) uses this one-sided account of failed love as a launching pad into musings on nostalgia, stability and adulthood over minimalist pop. Kinney wrote many of these songs alongside friend, producer and collaborator Ben Greenspan.

Contact: Nina Lee

25 August

Mura Masa

Mura Masa – The Novo (LA, CA)


London producer Alex Crossan has built up a global audience with tens of millions of streams and sold-out shows across England, the United States, Asia and more. With his first new song of 2018 out (“Move Me” ft. Octavian), Crossan returns to the road this summer with his largest headlining LA dates yet. The LA Times calls the GRAMMY-nominated musician’s live set “euphoric genre-hopping.”

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29 August

Masego

Masego – Ascend Amphitheater (Nashville)


The rapping/singing/scatting producer and saxophonist opens for Leon Bridges and previews music from his forthcoming debut album. On stage, Masego brings to life a world of looping beats and pomp fusing rap with R&B, house and jazz - in other words, "the future of hip hop” (LA Weekly).

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30 August

Prateek Kuhad – Hotel Cafe (LA, CA)


The New Delhi lush-folk artist and “one of the country’s leading singer-songwriters” (Rolling Stone India) follows his surprise cold/mess EP (Saavn Artist Originals) with a headlining full-band US tour. Kuhad has toured with Alt-J and Mike Posner in addition to selling out his own amphitheater dates in India, and NPR selected him as an “Artist to Watch” during his first SXSW.

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31 August

Amos Lee

Amos Lee/ ‘My New Moon’/ Dualtone Records


Lee’s first album for Dualtone is his most personal collection of songs to date. These ten new songs are the product of a period of intense connection and loss, given life with the help of producer Tony Berg (Phoebe Bridgers, Andrew Bird), multi-instrumentalists Ethan Gruska and Blake Mills, keyboardists Benmont Tench and Patrick Warren, pedal-steel player Greg Leisz, violinist/violist Rob Moose and many others.

Contact: Max Lefkowitz

31 August

Tash Sultana/ ‘Flow State’/ Mom + Pop Music


Tash wrote, performed, produced and arranged every song on her first LP, which continues the global rise that began on her NYT-approved debut EP. The Australian one-person tour-de-force plays every one of the 15 instruments and sounds that are featured throughout, including saxophone, pan flute, grand piano and guitar.

Contact: Ally Norton

31 August

Matt Holubowski/ ‘Solitudes (Epilogue)’/ Audiogram


Holubowski’s unmistakable voice and understated poetry – "think Elliott Smith, Bon Iver," says The Toronto Star – has earned him a steadfast following in Canada, with his second album debuting at #3 on the Billboard Canadian Albums Chart. Now that album will finally be released in the US. Ahead of the release, Ones to Watch praises Holubowski’s dreamy acoustic playing and his “rare talent to blur the lines between poetry and music…it takes a true genius to make the two mediums indistinguishable.”

Contact: Greg Jakubik

31 August

Various Artists/ ‘King of the Road: A Tribute to Roger Miller’/ BMG


Ringo Starr, Dolly Parton, Kacey Musgraves, Brad Paisley, Eric Church, Loretta Lynn, John Goodman and more than two dozen other artists present new renditions of songs by the late Roger Miller, one of American music’s premier entertainers and songwriters. This two-disc collection, produced by Miller’s son, Dean Miller, and Colby Barnum Wright, offers a fresh look at the creative giant whose music continues to shape contemporary music; the album even features Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Merle Haggard on one track.

Contact: Greg Jakubik

31 August

Roger Miller Tribute – Grand Ole Opry (Nashville)


Dean Miller, the son of the late Roger Miller, plays with the house band, followed by an in-store appearance at the Opry Shop where he’ll sign copies of the forthcoming King of the Road: A Tribute to Roger Miller. Dean and Cole Barnum Wright co-produced the tribute album that offers a fresh look at a creative giant whose music continues to shape contemporary music; Ringo Starr, Dolly Parton, Kacey Musgraves and more contribute to the album.

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31 August

BAYLi

BAYLi/ ‘SUMMER’/ Independent


This debut mixtape is a journey into the colorful and wild world of the Brooklyn artist PAPER says “perfectly embodies New York City’s summer spirit.” The eight-song collection of complex indie R&B includes previously released tracks “MYOB: Or Whatever,” “Right Now” and “Underneath” and five new songs exploring sentiments on love, parties, break-ups and insecurities.

Contact: Nina Lee