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      Dan Auerbach
    • Saturday, March 24, 2018 Sold Out
    • One half of the Akron, Ohio, band The Black Keys, singer/songwriter and guitarist Dan Auerbach has settled in Nashville, where he runs his own recording company, Easy Eye Sound. John Prince, Mark Knopfler and Duane Eddy play on his most recent album, "Waiting on a Song," released in 2017.
      Glen Hansard
    • Sunday, March 25, 2018 Sold Out
    • Glen Hansard is the Academy Award-winning principal songwriter and vocalist/guitarist for Irish group The Frames and one half of folk rock duo, The Swell Season. He is also known for his acting, having appeared in the BAFTA winning film 'The Commitments.' He then wrote and starred in the film 'Once,' which was also turned into a Tony-Award-winning musical on Broadway.
    • Monday, March 26, 2018
    • Wolfgang Voigt, born in 1961 in Cologne, Germany, is an artist, music producer, label owner and one of the co-founders of the Cologne-based electronica and techno label Kompakt.
    • Friday, March 30, 2018
    • Darlingside is a string-rock quintet from Northampton, Massachusetts. Winners of the Folk Alliance Artist of the Year Award, they feature four distinct voices clustered around a single microphone; Darlingside's tightly arranged tunes draw from folk, bluegrass, classical and even barbershop. They are accompanied by an arsenal of classical strings, guitars, mandolin and percussion. About their 2015 album, Rolling Stone wrote "Singing entirely in unison ... they evoke both the likes of Guster and Crosby, Stills & Nash with a diehard earnestness, mixed with the symphonic chug of a string band. But it's their use of both electric bass and tinny banjo that keeps it modern."
      Drive-By Truckers
    • Saturday, March 31, 2018
    • One of the most acclaimed bands of the last two decades, Drive-By Truckers have given a whole meaning to the term "Southern rock." Formed in Alabama by Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley in 1996, the band, which now calls Athens, Georgia, home, explores the depths of Southern life and mythology, using elements of rock, alt-country and Muscle Shoals R&B to get their stories across.
      Wild Child
    • Monday, April 2, 2018
    • Wild Child is an American indie pop band from Austin. Kelsey Wilson and Alexander Beggins share singing and songwriting duties. They appeared on "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" and "CBS Saturday Morning."
      Cigarettes After Sex
    • Tuesday, April 3, 2018
    • Cigarettes After Sex is an ambient pop collective led by songwriter Greg Gonzalez & is currently based out of Brooklyn. They released an EP, "I.," in 2012, and a single, "Affection," in 2015.
    • Wednesday, April 4, 2018
    • The bio of Superchunk reads: "Perhaps no band was more emblematic of the true spirit of American indie rock during the 1990s than Superchunk, the pride of Chapel Hill, N.C." They played by their own rules, defied major label overtures and stuck to their trademark sound of buzzing guitars and "high, impassioned vocals."
    • Friday, April 6, 2018 Sold Out
    • Jonathon Ng, AKA EDEN, is an electronic music producer/singer-songwriter from Ireland.
      Yo La Tengo
    • Saturday, April 7, 2018 Sold Out
    • Formed in 1984, this Hoboken, NJ, band not only has won critical praise but the adoration of fans everywhere with its quiet, melodic, mood-filled music.
      The Black Angels
    • Sunday, April 8, 2018
    • The Black Angels uphold the fine Texan tradition of rousing psychedelic rock. The Austin-based quintet has released several albums, including their fourth full-length release in 2013, "Indigo Meadow."
      Jukebox the Ghost
    • Tuesday, April 10, 2018
    • Originally from D.C., now based in Philadelphia, Jukebox the Ghost is an indie pop/rock piano trio. With its fusion of classical and jazz piano chops, punk-fueled drumwork and jam-rock guitar lines, the band defies the confinements of the boundaries of popular genres.
    • Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    • Thirdstory combines the talents of three promising singer/songwriter/instrumentalists. Individually, Richard Saunders, Ben Lusher, and Elliott Skinner have performed as featured soloists at the Monterey and North Sea Jazz Festivals, the Kennedy Center, and official GRAMMY Awards events. Together, they create a soulful sound. Influenced by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young as much as Amy Winehouse.
    • Friday, April 13, 2018
    • Lotus is an instrumental electronic jam band based in Philadelphia and Denver.
      Russian Circles
    • Sunday, April 15, 2018
    • At the end of 2014, Chicago trio Russian Circles celebrated the10th anniversary of their first show. A decade is a long time for any band to persevere, let alone a band that mines the relatively unmarketable niche of protracted instrumental dirges. But whereas many bands on the louder end of the rock-based instrumental world are content to work within the confines of the crescendos and washed-out timbres laid out by their predecessors, Russian Circles persistently expand their creative boundaries by working with a wider swath of sounds and structures. In many ways, their previous album, "Memorial," was a fitting cap to that first decade; it was an elegy to the past, a token of remembrance to the aural explorations of the band's formative years. It encompassed the many facets of the band's catalog: harrowing gloom, cinematic majesty, primitive bludgeonings, bittersweet dexterity, and morose minimalism. They still persevere; they released their latest album, "Guidance," in the summer of 2016.
    • Monday, April 16, 2018
    • Waxahatchee is an alt-pop folk project led by singer-songwriter Katie Crutchfield.
      Guided by Voices
    • Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    • The legendary indie rock band, which got its start in 1983, emerged in the 1980s with a series of lo-fi records and made a splash in the big leagues with its albums on TVT and Matador, including "Isolation Drills" and 'Half Smiles of the Decomposed." In 2014, after the release of "Cool Planet," the group disbanded, but in 2016, Pollard put together a new/old lineup; he brought in Bobby Bare Jr. on guitar, joined by previously ex-GBV guitarist (1997-2004) Doug Gillard, as well as drummer Kevin March (on his third go-round with the band) and new bassist Mark Shue. This lineup went on to record the album "Please Be Honest" later that year.
    • Wednesday, April 18, 2018
    • Dumbfoundead is the stage name of Los Angeles native Jonathan Park.
      Sofi Tukker
    • Thursday, April 19, 2018
    • Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern together make up the EDM duo Sofi Tukker. The title of their 2016 debut EP, "Soft Animals," is a nod to poet Mary Oliver. Their second track, "Matadora," premiered the first week of 2016 on Apple's world-spanning Beats 1 radio and New York's, and topped the Hype Machine Popular chart before the track was even 3 days old.
    • Friday, April 20, 2018
    • Stars' music has been described as "beautiful, eloquent indie pop, characterized by lush instrumentation, nimble production and mixing, narrative lyrics, and soft but nuanced vocals." The Montreal-based quintet's style has evolved from an electronic-pop sound as heard on 'Nightsongs' to more rock-based instrumentation on their last two full-length albums.
      The Weepies
    • Saturday, April 21, 2018
    • The Weepies is the duo of singer-songwriters Steve Tannen and Deb Talan. The couple met around 2006, teamed up professionally, married, had three children and sold a million records.
      Jeff Rosenstock
    • Sunday, April 22, 2018
    • Jeff Rosenstock is a musician from Brooklyn via Long Island who has sung and written songs for Bomb the Music Industry!, Kudrow and The Arrogant Sons of B**ches.
      Peter Hook & the Light
    • Thursday, April 26, 2018
    • Peter Hook, the former bass player for New Order and Joy Division, formed Peter Hook & the Light in 2010. What began as a tribute to Joy Division singer Ian Curtis at the Factory in Manchester -- a show on May 18, the 30th anniversary of his death -- became a second night, then many more. And Hook and company continue to perform both the Joy Division and New Order catalogues.
      Unknown Mortal Orchestra
    • Saturday, April 28, 2018
    • Unknown Mortal Orchestra is the "psychedelic punked-out project" of guitarist Ruban Nielson, formerly of New Zealand band The Mint Chicks.
      Carpenter Brut
    • Friday, May 4, 2018
    • Carpenter Brut is a phenomenon that draws its influences from '80s TV shows and B-movies loaded with synthesizers. The mysterious and discreet man behind the pentagon - or the Brutagram, as his fans call it - evokes an encounter between Justice's beats and the universe of John Carpenter.
      Tom Misch
    • Saturday, May 5, 2018
    • Producer Tom Misch dropped 'Beat Tape 2' in August 2015, a collection of songs and beat sketches he put together in the first half of that year, and he now has major tastemakers like Annie Mac, Zane Lowe and Beats 1's Julie Adenuga queuing up to proclaim him as one of the most exciting new emerging musical talents.
      Panda Bear
    • Sunday, May 6, 2018
    • Panda Bear is the alias used by experimental musician Noah Lennox of Animal Collective, Jane and Together. He plays drums during Animal Collective's live shows.
      Sheer Mag
    • Monday, May 7, 2018
    • Sheer Mag is a five-piece punk band based out of Philadelphia.
      Marian Hill
    • Tuesday, May 8, 2018
    • Marian Hill is the Philadelphia-based electropop duo of Jeremy Lloyd and Samantha Gongol. In 2015 John Caramanica of The New York Times called their music "methodical, crisp and spare electro-R&B."
      Trampled by Turtles
    • Wednesday, May 9, 2018
    • Trampled by Turtles is an original, non-traditional bluegrass band from Duluth, MN. Their energetic live performances and well-received albums, including 'Songs From a Ghost Town' and 'Blue Sky and the Devil,' have gained them a large and loyal fan base throughout the Midwest and beyond. They are currently in the midst of their winter tour to support their most recent album, 'Stars and Satellites,' and at each show they'll be auctioning off a special gift package that includes tickets, signed memorabilia and more. Proceeds from the auction will benefit WhyHunger.
    • Thursday, May 10, 2018
    • tUnE-yArDs is the music project of Merrill Garbus, a songwriter, vocalist, percussionist, and ukulele player who has fused elements of acoustic folk, R&B, funk, Afro-pop, and rock into a bold, uncompromising hybrid all her own. Garbus is blessed with an extraordinary voice, and she wields it with great confidence, always coming off in total control of her phrasing while seeming totally uninhibited in her expression.
      Shakey Graves
    • Friday, May 11, 2018 Sold Out
    • Shakey Graves is the stage name of Austin-based musician Alejandro Rose-Garcia. He fingerpicks while keeping time with a double-pedal kick drum, hitting a snare fitted into his suitcase drum and a tambourine fashioned to its side. And when he sings, Rose-Garcia unleashes an unearthly howl. His first full-length album, "Roll the Bones," was self-released in 2011 and landed him a spot as the official busker of the Railroad Revival Tour with Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Mumford & Sons and Old Crow Medicine Show. His second and latest album is 2014's "And the War Came."
      Frankie Cosmos
    • Sunday, May 13, 2018
    • Greta Kline began writing under many pseudonyms, and in 2011 began using Frankie Cosmos when she collaborated with Aaron Maine of Porches.
      Wye Oak
    • Monday, May 14, 2018
    • Wye Oak is an indie folk rock duo from Baltimore.
      The Kills
    • Tuesday, May 15, 2018
    • The Kills are the British guitar player Jamie Hince and American singer Alison Mosshart. These two have been making music since 2002. They are releasing a new album, "Ash & Ice," in 2016, three years after Hince injured his hand so badly he required a tendon transplant and lost the use of his middle finger. He has had to relearn the guitar.
      Courtney Barnett
    • Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Sold Out
    • Melbourne-based singer and guitarist Courtney Barnett released her debut EP 'I've Got A Friend Called Emily Ferris' to glowing reviews around Australia. That quickly snowballed into International critical acclaim in 2013 with her second EP 'How To Carve A Carrot Into A Rose.' In 2015 she released 'Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit,' fans continuing to flock to her.
      Low Cut Connie
    • Thursday, May 17, 2018
    • Lead singer and pianist Adam Weiner leads this four-piece Philadelphia band, which released a well-received debut album, "Get Out the Lotion," in 2010. Their music is at base barroom boogie but folds in the sound of other genres, from Brit pop to Southern R&B.
      Bishop Briggs
    • Friday, May 18, 2018
    • Briggs, an Englishwoman who grew up in Hong Kong sneaking into karaoke bars, blends elements of folk, pop and electronic music. She lives and works with producers in L.A. Her debut single, "Wild Horses," reached the top of Spotify's charts and made it onto a TV commercial for Accura.
      Hop Along
    • Saturday, May 19, 2018
    • Hop Along is an up-and-coming Philadelphia-based trio who released their debut album in 2011.
      Andrew W.K.
    • Monday, May 21, 2018
    • It was only a matter of time before the bold sound of party rock would make a triumphant return. First, there was Van Halen and Kiss and then Poison and Twisted Sister. Now meet Andrew W.K. (aka Wilkes-Krier), the great new hope for the third millennium. He might be yanking our legs, but the gag is so deadpan it barely registers as parody.
      Maggie Rogers
    • Thursday, May 24, 2018
    • Singer/songwriter Maggie Rogers, a Maryland native, unexpectedly found herself in the spotlight in 2016 after a video of Pharrell Williams listening to her song "Alaska" went viral. Within a short time she'd gained 100K Facebook followers and her two previous albums were racking up serious plays on Bandcamp. A mastered version of "Alaska" went on to receive over a million plays on Spotify.