5.6 Brothers Koren at 8:30p
May
6
8:30 PM20:30

5.6 Brothers Koren at 8:30p

As The Kin, The Brothers Koren were signed to Interscope/Universal Records. Their music has been featured in major movies, they've appeared on Conan, and traveled the world as headliners and alongside the likes of Coldplay, Pink, an Rod Steward. After fifteen years they chose to retire The Kin, and began to express themselves on their terms and help other aspiring and someday artists do the same.

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5.5 Bartika Eam Rai at 7p ET
May
5
7:00 PM19:00

5.5 Bartika Eam Rai at 7p ET

Bartika Eam Rai is a multilingual singer-songwriter and musician of Nepali descent currently based out of New York, U.S. She began her musical career in Kathmandu’s underground music scene before becoming a solo artist and releasing her debut EP titled Bimbaakash in 2016. She is considered the pioneer in her generation to revive the way music is written and sung in Nepali, a language that is minority in the world map. Rai is one of frontrunners to introduce Nepali to New York's multicultural music scene. Her songs have appeared on all major radio stations and televisions in Nepal and she is increasingly performing in Nepali to both Nepali-speaking and non-Nepali speaking audiences. Rai is currently on her US pre-release tour for her second album ‘Taral’ scheduled to release on June 9th 2018. She is currently self-represented and self-managed.

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4.29 Magna Carda at 9p ET
Apr
29
9:00 PM21:00

4.29 Magna Carda at 9p ET

From their humble beginnings on a college campus four years ago, Magna Carda has steadily risen to the top of the Austin music scene as the premiere hip hop act of 2016. Described by Mashable as “Austin’s answer to The Roots,” Magna Carda is led by the city’s most dynamic MC-producer duo — Megz Kelli and Dougie Do — whose work pairs like a fine wine with the meat-and-potatoes backbone of the group’s signature live instrumentation. With their genre-defying blend of rap-meets-jazz-meets-R&B-meets-electronic, the band has quickly captured the imagination of listeners and the attention of critics alike in Austin and beyond.

After forming as a rapper/producer duo on the campus of Austin’s St. Edward’s University in 2012, Megz Kelli and Dougie Do set their sights on developing a new sound that would make use of both live musicianship and studio production. In 2014, the duo began working with drummer Michael Gonzales alongside longtime guitarist and collaborator Eric “The Greek” Nikolaides. Since then, the band has been at the forefront of Austin’s burgeoning hip hop scene, and has shared the stage with hip hop’s biggest names from The Pharcyde and Joey Bada$$ to Chali 2na and Oddisee. Magna Carda’s unique sound has attracted the attention of NPR among other regional and national press.

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4.27 House of Waters at 11p ET
Apr
27
to Apr 28

4.27 House of Waters at 11p ET

“In today's world, there are no musical boundaries,” says Max ZT of ‘House of Waters,’ a trio that makes those words come alive as they incorporate elements of West-African, jazz, psychedelic, indie rock, classical and world music into their astonishingly unique sound. 
 
Five years after their groundbreaking Revolution, House of Waters now returns with its eponymous follow-up. The album features Max on hammered dulcimer, Moto Fukushima on six-string bass and percussionist Luke Notary - Though now the band tours with Argentinian-born Ignacio Rivas-Bixio! The album also features virtuosic cellist Dave Eggar, flautist Sam Sadigursky and the singer Priya Darshini. 
 
“Our music is a constant melting pot, which is so relevant to now,” says Max. “It’s like that last D’Angelo record or Kendrick’s Butterfly...you know, that wasn’t just rap, or hip-hop, or jazz, or soul, but it had all of that. It’s an amorphous thing. It’s how the future is going to be.”  Moto agrees: “We always just say what we do is ‘good music.’  If I need to say something to someone who's never heard of us, I just say, ‘Please come to our show!"
 

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4.27 Elizabeth & The Catapult at 9:30p ET
Apr
27
9:30 PM21:30

4.27 Elizabeth & The Catapult at 9:30p ET

Elizabeth Ziman, who performs as Elizabeth and the Catapult, is a critically acclaimed singer/songwriter from New York, living and working in Brooklyn. She's toure with the likes of Sara Bareille and Kishi Bashi; collaborated with Esperanza Spalding, Gillian Welch, Blake Mill and en Folds; scored, with Paul Brill, a variety of international award-winning documentaries including Trapped, a Peabody winner; and won the 2015 Independent Music Award for Songwriting, Folk category. Her songs have been featured in national television campaigns for Google, Amazon, Sky TV, and "o You Think You Can Dance". 

Always writing, Elizabeth has narrowed her vast collection of previously unrecorded material down to her fourth full-length studio album KEEPSAKE, produced by Dan Molad (Lucius) and featuring collaborations with Richard Swift (The Shins). KEEPSAKE is her most personal and cohesive recordyet, comprised of both upbeat and sentimental songs, many of which came to her in dreams. The album was produced by Dan Molad and Peter Lalish (Lucius), featuring performances from Rob Moose (Bon Iver, Antony and the Johnsons, Joan as Policewoman) and Richard Swift (The Shins).

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4.27 John Fullbright at 8p ET
Apr
27
8:00 PM20:00

4.27 John Fullbright at 8p ET

“What’s so bad about happy?” John Fullbright sings on the opening track of his new album, ‘Songs.’ It’s a play on the writer’s curse, the notion that new material can only come through heartbreak or depression, that great art is only born from suffering.

“A normal person, if they find themselves in a position of turmoil or grief, they’ll say, ‘I need to get out of this as fast as I can,’” says Fullbright. “A writer will say, ‘How long can I stay in this until I get something good?’ And that’s a bullshit way to look at life,” he laughs.

That plainspoken approach is part of what’s fueled the young Oklahoman’s remarkable rise. It was just two years ago that Fullbright released his debut studio album, ‘From The Ground Up’ to a swarm of critical acclaim. The LA Times called the record “preternaturally self-assured,” while NPR hailed him as one of the 10 Artists You Should Have Known in 2012, saying “it’s not every day a new artist…earns comparisons to great songwriters like Townes Van Zandt and Randy Newman, but Fullbright’s music makes sense in such lofty company.” The Wall Street Journal crowned him as giving one of the year’s 10 best live performances, and the album also earned him the ASCAP Foundation’s Harold Adamson Lyric Award. If there was any doubt that his debut announced the arrival of a songwriting force to be reckoned with, it was put to rest when ‘From The Ground Up’ was nominated for Best Americana Album at the GRAMMY Awards, which placed Fullbright alongside some of the genre’s most iconic figures, including Bonnie Raitt.

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4.21 Funky Dawgz at 11p ET
Apr
21
to Apr 22

4.21 Funky Dawgz at 11p ET

The Funky Dawgz Brass Band are one of the premier touring acts on the live music scene today. Emerging from Connecticut, these young men have engulfed the spirit and traditions of New Orleans as well as earned the respect from local musicians who grew up and reside in the city. It is impossible not to enjoy yourself during a show as they play a contagious upbeat mix of traditional New Orleans R&B, original music, hip hop, funk, and today’s top hits with a brass twist.

They have toured nationally from coast to coast, as well as internationally and have been featured in all corners of the live music scene. From playing sold out shows at Madison Square Garden as the horn section for Dispatch, to Camp Bisco, to closing out The Peach Music Festival, their performances flow seamlessly from EDM festivals to jam band festivals to traditional New Orleans second line parades. They were also recently featured multiple times on national televised programming on ESPN (house band for March Madness Tournament Challenge, opening segment of First Take).

There is a reason they were featured as one of Live For Live Music's Brass Bands You Need To Know. The Funky Dawgz are dropping jaws. These high energy horns have been featured on bills with Dispatch, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, We The Kings, Snarky Puppy, The Soul Rebels, Lettuce, The Motet, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Rebirth Brass Band, Twiddle, Turkuaz, Kung Fu, Bernard Purdie, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, and the list continues.

Come see what all the hype is about.

Ain’t no party like a Funky Dawgz party, ‘cus a Funky Dawgz party don’t stop!

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4.21 Sirintip at 8:15p ET
Apr
21
8:15 PM20:15

4.21 Sirintip at 8:15p ET

Stretching across three continents and cultures (Thailand, Sweden and America), Sirintip’s
remarkable debut album Tribus — produced by three-time Grammy winner Michael League of Snarky Puppy — is a gathering of different moments from the last four years of the
singer/composer life. It’s an exciting, eclectic work that touches on pop, R&B, electronic and jazz, while creating a sound uniquely its own.

Tribus means “three” in Latin, a number that serves as the overriding theme on the album—three continents, three languages and the three relationships we all share (to the world, to other people and to ourselves).

Born in Thailand, Sirintip moved with her mother to Sweden at the age of 11. A student of
classical piano, violin and double bass, her study of jazz would eventually take her from the Royal College of Music to (years later) the prestigious Manhattan School of Music.
This musical appreciation and study would pay off years later, when Michael League discovered the singer working at a jazz club in Stockholm. Recognizing an adventurous and like-minded musical spirit, the Snarky Puppy bandleader told Sirintip to send some music and “give him a call” if she ever moved to New York.

Sirintip did end up helping Snarky Puppy’s Bill Laurance on his album Swift. She also moved to New York to pursue her Master’s Degree. While going to school, performing and competing in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, she also began work on Tribus, with League in the producer’s chair.

"Sirintip uses everything she has to her advantage — clout in both the pop and jazz worlds, tri-lingual vocal ability, and the soaring ethereal elegance of her Scandinavian upbringing and the percussive sharpness of her Thai roots,” says League. “Her desire to explore, though, shines through it all.”

Tribus is an album of empowerment and hope. It also embraces the singer’s jazz heritage while sounding decidedly modern — you could easily put these songs on a playlist between Thundercat, Kimbra and Little Dragon. “The idea behind the album is to bridge the gap between pop and jazz by combining singable melodies with grooves, jazz harmonies and electronics,” says Sirintip. “The music might sound simple when you listen to it at first, but if you dig deeper, you´ll find the hidden depth and complexity.”

Outside of her album, Sirintip’s talent and musical background have led to some fascinating collaborations: She opened up for Wayne Shorter at the Polar Music Prize, in conjunction with his talk at Polar Talks in Stockholm. She also worked with Benny Andersson from ABBA during a fundraiser held at the Guggenheim. As well, she’s also been selected twice to perform and compose a musical interpretations of Nobel Prize nominations at the Nobel Museum in Sweden.

If you do catch her live, Sirintip will be working with a quintet, while also using a guitar pedal board to create different vocal effects. It presents another unique arrangement to her music. “I incorporate electronics so I can be one of the instruments,” she says. “People are programmed to listen to the human voice first, so it can sometimes be hard to lead the ear to other instruments. By manipulating my sound with my electronics, I can create a sound landscape behind a solo … without creating unnecessary attention.” As well, you’ll witness more of her jazz influence — Tribus purposely had no solos, but the live arrangements have room to breathe.

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4.18 Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio at 10:30p ET
Apr
18
10:30 PM22:30

4.18 Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio at 10:30p ET

After years of playing in bands that inevitably fell apart, as bands so often do, keyboard  player Delvon Lamarr landed in a different kind of group: one founded by his wife and manager, Amy Novo. She created the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio so her husband could fully focus on the thing she does best: writing and playing music.

With a deep soul backbone augmented by jazz, rhythm & blues and rock ’n’ roll , the Seatt le trio — Lamarr on B-3 organ, Jimmy James on guitar and David McGraw on drums — evokes a classic instrumental sound with a fresh, virtuosic sensibility all its own on debut LP Close But NoCigar. The band put out the album independently in 2016, and Colemine Records gives it a wide release in March.

All three musicians knew each other from the local soul scene. When Novo founded the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio in 2015, Lamarr asked McGraw if he was interested in joining the band. After playing for a year with another guitarist in the group, Lamarr invited James to sit in as a substitute one night at the trio’s regular Tuesday gig, and he never left. That’s when the band truly found its sound. “We had chemistry right out of the gate, and that doesn’t always happen,” Lamarr says.

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4.17 Common Deer at 9p ET
Apr
17
9:00 PM21:00

4.17 Common Deer at 9p ET

Some artists want to shine a light in the darkness. Common Deer come with an arsenal of floodlights.

Music is a balm in anxious, isolated times. In the hands of this powerful Toronto quintet, it’s a vessel of uplift, a call for camaraderie, an act of resistance against jaded nihilism. Though not explicitly political, the lyrics of vocalists  Graham McLaughlin (guitar, violin) and Sheila Hart (keyboards) reflect the zeitgeist: addressing the anxiety of the modern age, crying out for a sense of connection, driven by a sense of carpe diem that stems from personal tragedy. “Trying to create light in the darkness; it’s a mentality we share,” says Graham. They’re not blind optimists peddling escapism, though their live shows are joyous, celebratory affairs, rich with rousing, orchestral pop sound built for festival stages.

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4.14 Roots Of A Rebellion at 11:15p ET
Apr
14
to Apr 15

4.14 Roots Of A Rebellion at 11:15p ET

Roots of A Rebellion are a jam band from Nashville, TN playing heavy Reggae-Rock-Dub music for the soul. The band is known for their dynamic live shows showing their progressive sound and energy. Having shared the stage with The Wailers, Rebelution, 311, Slightly Stoopid, moe., North Mississippi Allstars, SOJA, Nahko and Medicine for the People, and more, Roots of A Rebellion represents another side to Music City.

In 2016, Roots of A Rebellion released their second full length album, A Brother’s Instinct, which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Reggae Charts. This release marked their first time being included in Billboard and was the follow up to their 2014 debut album, Heartifact. Their current release is the Summer Sampler Vol. II, a collection of dub remixes and alternate takes of fan favorites, featuring the single, No Crime (feat. Foundation).

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4.10 Walker at 9:15p ET
Apr
10
9:15 PM21:15

4.10 Walker at 9:15p ET

"These guys can make music and elevate a scene."
- Music City Roots

Waker was founded by childhood friends  and songwriting duo Chase Bader (Vocals, Acoustic) and Conor Kelly (Electric Guitar). The group hails from Nashville, mashing soul, rock & roll , & funk into an eclectic, danceable sound, focusing on songs that aim for the heart, head... and feet.

Originally known as Koa, Waker christened in late summer 2016 following the addition of Dave Czuba (Drums) and David Crutcher (Keyboards) to the already talented lineup of Ryan Ladd (Bass), Alex Mathews (Saxophones), and Ryan McClanahan (Percussion).

With a name that stems from the line, “Getting close to bedtime, time to wake,” in their song, “Fever,” The intention has always been clear, to “wake people” with their music. In a short amount of time, the band has already conquered festival stages at Bonnaroo, ACL, Hangout, SXSW, Firefly, and Wakarusa. They’ve toured with Blues Traveler, JJ Grey & Mofro, Moon Taxi, Galactic, the Wailers, recorded a session for Audiotree Live, and headlined shows across the country.

Since the release of their 2015 EP, the band has continued their nonstop regiment of touring & writing. Before the summer of 2017, Waker released two singles, "Wake Me Up" & "Pike", both of which will be featured on their debut album due sometime in 2018.
Waker is an experience meant to be shared with others.

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4.9 Halo Circus at 9p ET - CANCELLED
Apr
9
9:00 PM21:00

4.9 Halo Circus at 9p ET - CANCELLED

Halo Circus are a highly acclaimed Los Angeles based electronic duo featuring star singer Allison Iraheta and producer Matthew Hager. Formerly a four piece rock band, Halo Circus have returned as a compelling synth-pop duo, with a sparkling new album Robots and Wranglers, mixed by Grammy Award winner Craig Bauer (Rihanna, Kanye West). The record is a concept album that sees the duo at the top of their game, seemingly right at home making a stylistic electronic record that feels like it was always there, right in the duo’s creative wheelhouse. Gone are the rock stylings of Bunny, replaced this time around with finely crafted synth-pop gems, clad with sometimes minimal, occasionally lush electronic arrangements. What remains in the fold is Iraheta’s recognizably dark vocals and introspective lyrical approach—hallmarks of the band and the kind of superstar traits that have won over fans nationwide. The album is already being hailed as“ a cinematic, electronic work of fiction set in 2018.”

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4.6 Nat Osborn Band at 10:15p
Apr
6
10:15 PM22:15

4.6 Nat Osborn Band at 10:15p

Nat Osborn, “the mastermind behind the suitably named Nat Osborn Band, writes smart, punchy tunes that blend old-school Gershwin-era songcraft with decidedly modern sensibilities.” (Popdose)

The Brooklyn based seven-piece band, flanked by a powerful three piece horn section, takes the best elements of soul, funk, indie-rock, and jazz and weaves them around Osborn’s truly infectious and clever songs.  The band has recently returned from a three month stint in Europe supporting their April 2015 self-titled EP release on Rope-A-Dope Records.

Formed at the end of 2011, the band quickly made a name for itself on the New York scene and the Northeast. After teaming up with producer Alex Bilowitz (Gavin Degraw, Jamie Lidell) and mixing/mastering team Scott Jacoby (John Legend, Vampire Weekend) and Emily Lazar (Foo Fighters, David Bowie), the band released its debut album The King and The Clown on March 28, 2013, at the famed NYC venue, Le Poisson Rouge. The King and The Clown earned glowing reviews and a place on some independent music critics’ lists of Best Albums of 2013.

Following the release, the band toured tirelessly; playing 200+ live shows between the United States and Europe.  They have appeared at, and often headlined, festivals on both sides of the Atlantic and been on television in seven countries, all while operating as a hard working independent act.

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4.1 Vicci Martinez w/ Emily Tarver at 8:15p ET
Apr
1
8:15 PM20:15

4.1 Vicci Martinez w/ Emily Tarver at 8:15p ET

VICCI MARTINEZ
Vicci writes, sings and plays guitar with the touch of a veteran performer. Her live performances have received critical acclaim throughout the Northwest. Vicci is now living in New York and working on TOP SECRET projects that will drop this June, 2018.

Vicci was a finalist and crowd favorite on the first season NBC hit TV show, The Voice, which stars Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Carson Daly.

Vicci is as comfortable playing an intimate solo gig, as she is headlining festivals where she has either opened for, or shared the bill with artists ranging from Sting, Annie Lennox, Jonny Lang, Brandi Carlile, soul man, Syl Johnson to blues legend BB King.

As a 13 year old girl she balked at joining her school youth choir but thrived as a featured soloist that included a successful appearance on "Star Search" plus an "American Idol" audition that got her a ticket to Hollywood, which she declined because she was not ready personally and professionally for that kind of attention at 16.

Following the road less traveled, Vicci has chosen to stay true to her music and her fans. Over the past ten years, she has released 5 independent solo projects plus a live DVD.

Vicci loves you.

EMILY TARVER
Emily Tarver is an actress/comedian/singer-songwriter/screenwriter/producer/woman striving and thriving in NYC. Emily has been a cast member on Netflix's Orange is The New Black as CO McCullough(the girl guard) for the past 3 seasons and starred on the hit show Donny! on USA Network. You might also recognize her from the movie SISTERS, starring Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.

Emily hails from Texas...just ask the giant Texas tattoo on her back that says, “TEXAS”. Emily moved to NYC to study comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade in 2004 and dipped her toe back into music while performing with her folk-comedy band, Summer and Eve.

Emily met Vicci Martinez on a TOP SECRET project one month ago and they have written a million songs and can’t wait to change the world.

Emily loves you. 

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3.29 Monotronic at 11p ET
Mar
29
to Mar 30

3.29 Monotronic at 11p ET

Monotronic is a collection of musicians based in New York City that blend a wide array of genres and styles to produce a unique sound of their own. The band was founded in 2016 by acclaimed guitarist Ramsey Elkholy, who is also the band's leader and primary song writer. Other personnel include Adam Ahuja on keyboard and vocals, Devin Collins on drums and live electronics, and Alex Hayes on bass guitar and vocals. Their sound can best be described as a mix of electronic music with strong world music influences. Monotronic has been featured in several music publications, and has performed at many prestigious venues and festivals.

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3.24 Marty O'Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra at 9:15p ET
Mar
24
9:15 PM21:15

3.24 Marty O'Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra at 9:15p ET

Just when you think American roots music should be relegated to the dusty confines of a purist’s museum it will surprise you with a paradigm shift. Take Marty O’Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra— passing through tradition, the quartet stumbled upon innovation, proving that old souls can be creatively fresh.

The Santa Cruz, California-based quartet’s latest, Stereoscope, out February 9, 2018, marks an evolutionary leap in a journey of artistic identity, songwriting maturity, band friendship and fiery group synergy. Here, Marty O’Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra homed in on their signature cosmic roots aesthetic, brimming with cinematic songcraft, impressionistic lyrics, clever arrangements, telepathic ensemble interplay, and soulfully world-weary vocals. Imagine the delta blues reprised by psychedelic indie rockers.

“My whole career has been based on better understanding what’s real and important in artistry, and what is bull#$%,” says Marty. “When you weed out all the excess, the little thing that is left is you.”

Marty O’Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra features Marty on electrified resonator guitar and vocals, Chris Lynch on violin and keys, Ben Berry on upright bass, and Matt Goff on drums and percussion. The group specializes in roots music with evocative lyrics that are conceptually cryptic, relying on imagery and symbols to convey emotion. Artistic touchstones for the group include John Lee Hooker, Howlin’ Wolf, the darkly cathartic oeuvre of Tom Waits, and the experimental arrangements of Radiohead.

The album represents the maturation of artists shedding hero worship and embracing the creativity within. These new frontiers are characterized by a heartfelt purity in Marty’s vocals, the tracks’ unique and richly expressive chord structures and progressions, a shift in narrative perspectives to a more observational bend, and emotionally dynamic arrangements that are beautifully arresting, often beginning with sparse simplicity and then reaching lush and fully orchestrated climaxes with sensitive group interplay.

The 11-song album opens with “Firmament,” which eases in with delicately eerie ambience and sparse musical accompaniment, revealing all the soulful nuances and inflections in Marty’s voice. The song soars forward with an impactful arrangement as the full band joins in with rich and varied musicality, including a dazzling drum and percussive break and a violin solo as brilliantly fractured as a cubist painting. The album’s third track, the haunting “Ghost,” is a swampy ambient blues that uses the phenomena of sleep paralysis as an intriguing metaphor for vulnerability. The standout album single “Off and On Again” offers sweet yearning for a détente after a lover’s quarrel. Other album highlights include a rendition of Skip James’ blues classic “Hard Time Killing Floor” with chillingly beautiful new music to accompany the haunting traditional lyrics, and the three stirring, but challenging, instrumentally-driven songs that conclude the album and recall fringe jazz guitarist’s Bill Frisell’s evocations of dustbowl Americana with futuristic ambience.

Stereoscope is no doubt a milestone entry for Marty O’Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra, offering forth the band’s most assured and mature release to date. “We put our heart and soul into this album,” shares Marty. “It’s the album I’ve always wanted to make—one that ten years later I can still be proud of. Making it has made me feel whole, and brought me a lot of joy.”

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3.22 LaBaq at 7p ET
Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

3.22 LaBaq at 7p ET

One of the most mentioned names when happens to talk about the new indie music scene in Brazil, LaBaq has strength and kindness in her voice and electric guitar. Releasing her debut álbum in 2016, • v o a •, has more than 155.000 listeners/month on Spotify, being a target when the subject is a singer, composer, guitar player and producer from the new generation.

On tour through the independent music circuit in Europe and Latin America, the artist comes from a 2017 counting more than 80 concerts at festivals, theaters and other venues in Poland, Russia, Chile, Argentina, Spain, Sweden and the list goes on. Having her solo concert well received by audience and critics, LaBaq was the opening act for Morcheeba (UK), Baiana System (BR) and Maria Gadu (BR).  In 2018 performs at SXSW (Austin/Texas/USA) as one of the artists representing her country.

In Brazil, LaBaq is signed with the label Rosa Flamingo (2013), in Portugal, belongs to the label Omnichord Records (2012).

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3.21 Ley Line at 10:30p ET
Mar
21
10:30 PM22:30

3.21 Ley Line at 10:30p ET

Rooted in rhythm, Ley Line transcends genres and languages. Dynamic harmonies run like a current through textures of stand up bass, guitar, ukulele and world percussion. Raised on the North American traditions of blues, folk, and soul and inspired by their world travels, Ley Line creates a global soundscape; blending influences from Brazil, Latin America and West Africa

In summer of 2017, the women of Ley Line traveled 3,000 miles across Brazil playing over thirty venues and gathering footage and inspiration for their upcoming album. The visual album to be released in fall of 2018 will incorporate original music and imagery inspired by the natural beauty, folklore and rich musical traditions of Brazil. 

Ley Line is the musical merging of two duos. Austinites Kate Robberson and Emilie Basez met twin sisters Madeleine and Lydia Froncek at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in 2013. Since reuniting in Austin in 2015, Ley Line has been weaving together their individual journeys into a collective vision to unite audiences around the world.

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3.19 Keith Harkin at 7p ET
Mar
19
7:00 PM19:00

3.19 Keith Harkin at 7p ET

Keith Harkin is an Irish singer songwriter and guitar playing minstrel who has been singing his way into the hearts of music lovers since the wee age of four. HIs musical talents have brought him across the world from the UK to Canada to Australia to America and back, over and over again in his past eight years touring.

During his time touring the States, he gained recognition from Grammy Award-winning Producer, David Foster, who then went on to sign Keith as one of his first artists to Verve Records. Keith released his first solo debut album with Foster and Verve Records, where they watched it soar to the number 1 spot on the Billboard charts. Over the last two years since his first release, Keith has been writing all of his own material for his highly anticipated, second album set to be release mid 2015. This album is funded by Keith alone and takes a different, deeper more personal direction into Keith's musical styling.

Long time friends and talented Producers, Andy Wright and Gavin Goldberg, took this album under their wings as if it were there own and helped Keith to bring his own style, sound and vibes to life in Sphere Studios, London. Keith's love for the classics (Don Henley, Glen Campbell, Tom Waits, Neil Young & Van Morrison show - to name a few) are reflected in his collection of folk-infused, acoustic pop sounds. Combined with his honey-thick voice and a full live band, Keith takes you on journey that creeps into his heart strings.

While working on his solo career, Keith also has continued to perform as a lead soloist in Celtic Thunder. His role in Celtic Thunder has brought him to write and record a number of his own songs for the show, as well as, perform for a vast audience Worldwide, including President Obama and the first Lady and recording numerous PBS specials.

When Keith isn't touring or recording, you can catch him at the beach surfing or continuing the gypsy travel life from adventure to adventure. But always with a guitar nearby.

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3.18 Jeremy Bosch at 8:15p ET
Mar
18
8:15 PM20:15

3.18 Jeremy Bosch at 8:15p ET

It didn't take long for his musical talent to manifest: at the young age of 17, the prodigy received a full scholarship to a summer performance program at Berklee's College of Music, an honor he was awarded again and again into his late teens.

It was during these formative years that Bosch had his first professional experience as an artist, playing alongside Puerto Rican percussionist legend Giovanni Hidalgo and his All Star Band. Suddenly, Bosch knew he was destined for a career in music.

It's been a long and transformative road since Bosch's summers at Berklee. He has performed across the globe at concerts and festivals in Europe, South America, North America and the Caribbean. Most recently, Bosch had the honor of performing as a bandleader at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.

As an artist, Bosch has grown to find inspiration not just in fellow musicians, but also in luminaries from a wide range of artistic paths and disciplines. From actors and actresses to writers and athletes, Bosch maintains that a powerful work ethic and dedication to one's passion is the true source of his artistic influence.

After all, the title Bosch holds goes far beyond that of 'musician.' A classically trained composer and forward-thinking visionary, he strives to produce music that can be experienced by all the senses.

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3.18 Sky-Pony at 7p ET
Mar
18
7:00 PM19:00

3.18 Sky-Pony at 7p ET

Sky-Pony serves up lush, lyrical, often cheeky indie-pop with a healthy dose of theatrics. They incorporate costumes, choreography and projections into their high-energy live shows. The Brooklyn-based band is a collaboration between singer/actress Lauren Worsham (Drama Desk Award winner and Tony Award nominee) and her musician/writer husband Kyle Jarrow (Obie Award winner). It also features the talents of guitarist Kevin Wunderlich, drummer Perry Silver, bassist Eric Day, cellist David Blasher, and backup singers Katie Lee Hill and Kristin Piacentile. They've been called "Indie-pop aces" by The New York Times and "A beautiful mash-up of music, choreography, costumes, projections an

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3.16 The Gold Magnolias at 10:15p
Mar
16
10:15 PM22:15

3.16 The Gold Magnolias at 10:15p

Based in Brooklyn, Daniel Foose and Hudson Mueller (Austin, TX) with Evan Felts (New Orleans) bring a Southern pace of life to New York’s live music scene, adding vibrant sound to bluesy riffs. Enter jazz saxophonist Ryan Anselmi (Kansas City) and Jeff Barton (Raleigh, NC) to finish the funky jam-band sound. Reminiscent of the Alabama Shakes and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, The Gold Magnolias’ sound gives respect to their musical heroes like Taj Mahal, Willie Nelson, The Allman Brothers, George Clinton, Little Feat, and Stevie Wonder.

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3.16 Kennan Moving Company at 9:15p ET
Mar
16
9:15 PM21:15

3.16 Kennan Moving Company at 9:15p ET

Kennan Moving Company is a New York City based indie-soul band founded in 2014 by guitarist/singer-songwriter Oliver Kennan. Kennan is backed by a rotating lineup of renowned New York based session musicians. The group has become a remarkably tight 7-piece contemporary soul band. Influences range from Otis Redding to Arcade Fire, Betty Davis to Radiohead, and Wilson Pickett to Amy Winehouse. Kennan Moving Company is a retro soul machine with one foot planted firmly in the 21st century, a celebration of the past and present. KMC released their debut No Fun - EP in February of 2015 via Easy Coast Music and their follow-up New Colors - EP in March 2016. They first full-length album is set for release in the fall of 2017.

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3.16 Thunderpussy at 3:45p CT
Mar
16
4:45 PM16:45

3.16 Thunderpussy at 3:45p CT

If Thor’s Hammer of the Gods from “Immigrant Song” landed in the hands of four wise, willful, and wild women? Well, it would sound something like Thunderpussy. The quartet—Molly Sides [vocals], Whitney Petty [guitar], Leah Julius [bass], and Ruby Dunphy [drums]—do the most rock ‘n’ roll thing possible and quite literally fuck up every rock ‘n’ roll stereotype you know to be true, piercing the halls of Valhalla in the process.

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3.14 C2 & The Brothers Reed at 10p ET
Mar
14
10:00 PM22:00

3.14 C2 & The Brothers Reed at 10p ET

Hailing from the Bluegrass State with a sound as unique and smooth as the regions' beloved bourbon, C2 & The Brothers Reed's authenticity shines in their studio debut Weigh Station Tour. 
 
After the independent release of their first EP "Hot Mess", along with an extensive tour schedule (250+ shows in 2015-16) traveling the country, they took to the studio less than a year later to cut their new record Weigh Station Tour.  Split into sides, 'Exit A' and 'Exit B', Weigh Station Tour explores gritty rock and roll while referencing 60's and 70's era soul music, embracing a style that is nearly lost but deeply needed in the surge of modern sound and technology.  
 
The band - singer/bassist Cameron Clark, guitarist Kelly Reed, drummer Kody Reed, and keyboardist James Weishar - hide behind nothing on their records, with a 'realness' that has been constantly attributed to their live performance. '

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3.13 Sherman Ewing at 8p ET
Mar
13
8:00 PM20:00

3.13 Sherman Ewing at 8p ET

Brooklyn-based Sherman Ewing has crafted a dual success story that celebrates tenacity, hard work and faith. A Columbia graduate, he’s an Ivy Leaguer who ended up balancing two distinct and unlikely careers: one as an indie rocker, and another as a dog-walking entrepreneur.

While Ewing’s elite college colleagues were heading off to graduate school, getting married and buying homes, he was reeling from the tragic death of his mother -- a devout, religious woman who did not believe in standard medicine, even in the face of cancer. Ewing struggled to find his footing following her passing, but he does recall her telling him to follow his dreams...and he found them in his love of music and dogs.

As an independent singer/songwriter, he has been compared to Bob Dylan and Keith Richards and covered in USA Today multiple times, with writer Elysa Gardner noting Ewing’s songs “have a wry lyricism that suggests a hard-won emotional integrity.”

Parallel to his music career, Ewing has made a name for himself as a hometown entrepreneur, building his New York-based Club Pet NYC dog walking business from a rag-tag one-man operation to a respected local firm, with dozens of employees and a client list that includes some of the most prominent families in the Big Apple. Club Pet NYC was picked by

New York Magazine as the city’s #1 Dog Walking service, and has also been covered by NPR.

Ewing’s New York roots are intertwined with his dual careers. A resident of Red Hook, Ewing found unlikely inspiration in the devastation he experienced in Hurricane Sandy’s wake. His most recent album “Cross My Broken Heart’ mined the harrowing experience (sadly shared by many at the time,) as his home was virtually destroyed, and he began the process of putting things back together.

Ewing’s New York story also includes attending Columbia University, working with underprivileged kids at Covenant House, walking dogs while working overnights at Fountain House (a residence for people with mental illness,) and embracing a spiritual path within his community and among his friends, that continues to guide him forward to this day.

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3.13 Towne at 7p ET
Mar
13
7:00 PM19:00

3.13 Towne at 7p ET

"Diverse backgrounds in life and music could have taken Towne’s Steevie Steeves and Jon Decious in two very different directions. Instead, their love of songwriting allowed for their paths to cross. Their stylistic collision has resulted in Towne’s unconventional sound - demonstrated in the duo’s upcoming release, “Let Me Let You Go.” Sonically, Towne offers what can only be described as a harmonious blend of alternative, folk and pop. Steeves’ powerfully raw lead vocals are balanced by Decious’ smooth and steady harmonies. “His punk country mixed with my pop soulness is a very interesting dynamic, and it is what it is. It’s new. It’s different. It’s Towne .”

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