Happy Thursday! It’s a jam-packed night of music this evening and WE LOVE IT! Whether you are feeling a more chill show at a bar or an arena show with a boy band, there’s something you’ll like tonight! Check out the lineup!
Dax Riggs @ The EARL
Louisiana’s own dark star and Orpheus of the underground, Dax Riggs – the fool in your tarot deck – trippin’ over his own tombstone, reaching into the atmosphere and pulling spirits from the air. An alchemy of all roots music, doom metal and glam-punk poetry. It sounds like voodoo, feels like redemption and puts off heat like a burning oil rig. In the service of tears and the ghost of all sorrows…say goodnight to the world.
Plastic Visions @ 529
Cage the Elephant guitarist Brad Shultz has joined forces with his cousin Kane Stewart to start a brand new, raw, punk project: Plastic Visions. Check out our interview with Kane of Plastic Visions for more information!
Charlie Mars @ Eddie’s Attic
Those keeping score will mark this as Charlie Mars’ fifth album, but upon first listen, Like A Bird, Like A Plane can best be described as a new debut. Over 11 songs, Mars hits a groove that does not signify any specific genre but instead is hardwired to hearts and hips. Mars has sewn together tightly crafted songs with moods and melodies that pulse with sex, wonderment, and personal destruction – all themes that may clash on paper but in music suggest mysteries that are organic to us all.
Check out our interview with Charlie Mars!
Asia Bryant @ Vinyl
“A breath of fresh air”. That’s the phrase most often used to describe Asia Bryant. Whether referring to her phenomenal vocal range, her worldly songwriting perspective, her humble aura, or just the complex simplicity of her records, Asia has managed to be a refreshing change in an industry that badly needs a makeover. But, to know Asia’s story is to understand how she’s been so able to embrace change and thrive within it.
Yarn @ Smith’s Olde Bar
Brooklyn-based Americana/Alt-Country band Yarn’s sound owes as much to Gram Parsons and Earl Scruggs as to Jerry Garcia and Exile On Main Street-era Rolling Stones. Following in a fine tradition that includes forward thinking roots bands like The Flying Burrito Brothers and New Riders of The Purple Sage, Yarn weaves roots music idioms into a fresh sound that turns on hipsters and fans of country music alike, with technically impressive song-crafting and universal tales from the road of life.
Daphne Willis @ Smith’s Olde Bar
With Chicago roots and Texas ties, Daphne Willis brings both musicality and grit to the songs she writes and plays. Born in San Antonio to a classically trained vocalist and audio engineer, Daphne began singing at an early age and found her way to the guitar in high school. Since then, she’s developed the confidence, melodic mastery and vocal range that have won her admirers from here to Beijing.
New Kids on the Block @ Philips Arena
We can hear the high-pitched screams already! Get your ladies together and sing and dance the night away with one of the most popular boy bands! Tickets are still available!
Kendrick Lamar @ The Tabernacle
Hip hop recording artist, Kendrick Lamar, has SOLD OUT the Tabernacle tonight! Don’t fret, he’ll be back this September for Music Midtown!