Twenty-five year old roots-rock and blues singer-songwriter-guitarist Marshall Ruffin grew up in typical Americana. After finding a guitar in his attic at age thirteen, Marshall taught himself to play. Just several short years later, he majored in jazz performance at the Berklee College of Music. It was while in Boston, Ruffin recognized and tapped into his songwriting skills and vocal gifts. Ruffin will be playing solo and with his trio.
Tickets are $12. Table seats are $10 in advance and must be purchased in multiples of 4. Doors open at 6:30pm. Online and phone sales close at 5pm.
Obits w/ The Liverhearts @ The EARL
Obits is a four-piece band who currently live in Brooklyn, NY, and whose music is most probably considered an occupant of the rock music genre, with more specific reconnaissance in the areas of garage, punk, surf, surf-punk, and garage-punk (though, not surf-garage). Their newest album, Bed & Bugs, is the band’s third full-length album and takes on more than a passing similarity to such bands as Hot Snakes, Edsel, Drive Like Jehu, Girls Against Boys, Pitchfork, possibly Television or the Wipers. This is un-coincidental! With the exception of those last two, Obits share members with all of those bands.
Tickets are $10. Doors open at 8:30pm. Online and phone sales close at 6pm.
Shlohmo w/ Jim-E Stack + D33J @ The Basement at Graveyard Tavern
Shlohmo is the creation of 22-year-old Henry Laufer, LA-native and visual artist turned self-taught musician. As a founding member of the Wedidit collective (Jonwayne, Groundislava, RL Grime, D33J), Henry’s early work placed him at the forefront of a new wave of rising talent amongst west coast producers. With an effortless grasp on sound design, Laufer combines deceptively simple and emotive melodies, subtle bass drops and swinging slow motion drums.
Tickets are $18. Doors open at 8:30pm. Online and phone sales end at 4pm.