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Timber Timbre


Timber Timbre is a trio from Toronto.


• Wed 8/15/18 at - 8:00 PM

Foxtails Brigade

Rock,Experimental (Incl. All Music Forms),Folk

Foxtails Brigade is the duo of singer-guitarist Laura Weinbach and violinist Sivan Sadeh. Their haunting vocal sound and violin harmonies, fairy-tale lyrics, and classical technique deem them artists.


• Thu 8/16/18 at - 8:00 PM

Mt. Joy


Mt. Joy is a Philadelphia-based alt-rock/postpunk duo.


• Fri 8/17/18 at - 9:00 PM

Katie Herzig


Katie Herzig has been the lead singer of Newcomers Home, a Boulder, CO-based band, since she was a sophomore in college. Now based in Nashville, TN Katie is fully pursuing a solo career after the band played its last show and recently released her new solo cd, 'Weightless.'


• Sat 8/18/18 at - 9:00 PM


Rock,Experimental (Incl. All Music Forms)

The Japanese sludge/doom rock trio Boris take their name from a song on grunge godfathers the Melvins' 'Bullhead' album. They have a lot in common with the Melvins musically, including a fondness for heavily downtuned guitar/bass tones and exceedingly slow tempos. But they also incorporate elements variously drawn from other sources, including psychedelic rock, punk, noise, minimalism, pure sludge-drone music and more. Although its groundbreaking album, 'Pink,' was not released until 2006, the trio–drummer Atsuo, lead guitar player Wata and bassist Takeshi–have been grazing their unique sonic turf since the early 1990s.


• Sun 8/19/18 at - 8:00 PM

Ra Ra Riot


Ra Ra Riot is an indie rock band from Syracuse, NY. Formed in the winter of 2006, the band went from playing Syracuse University parties to the CMJ Music Festival in six months, on the strength of their demo, and SXSW the following spring, and once again in 2008. and signed with V2 Records and Barsuk Records. They followed their critically acclaimed debut album, "The Rhumb Line" (2008), with "The Orchard" (2010), "Beta Love" (2013) and "Need Your Light" (2016). The unusual instrumentation features vocalist Wes Miles, bassist Mathieu Santos, guitarist Milo Bonacci, cellist Alexandra Lawn, and violinist Rebecca Zeller. and drummer Kenny Bernard.


• Thu 8/23/18 at - 8:00 PM


Rock,Rap/Hip Hop

Scarface quickly became the South's most admired rapper and remained so throughout the '90s after breaking away from the Geto Boys to launch his solo career in 1991. Even if he never scored any national hits or stormed up the Billboard charts with any of his numerous albums throughout the '90s, no one could question his clout throughout the South. He essentially defined what it meant to be a Southern thug rapper years before anyone even coined the term Dirty South.


• Sat 8/25/18 at - 9:00 PM

Joey Dosik


Dosik is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer from Los Angeles.


• Sun 8/26/18 at - 8:00 PM

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever


Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever is a five-piece band from Melbourne, Australia.


• Tue 8/28/18 at - 8:00 PM

10,000 Maniacs


In 2016, 10,000 Maniacs marked their 35th anniversary; keyboardist Dennis Drew and bassist Steven Gustafson remain from the 1981 lineup, when they formed in Jamestown, NY, as Still Life. They're still best known for their hit albums of the late '80s and early '90s, "In My Tribe" and "Blind Man's Zoo," when Natalie Merchant (who left in 1993) was singing lead. The current lineup also includes singer Mary Ramsey, drummer Jerry Augustyniak and guitarist Jeff Erickson; they released their latest studio album, "Twice Told Tales," in 2015, and a live recording, "Playing Favorites," in 2016.


• Thu 8/30/18 at - 8:00 PM

Sheer Mag


Sheer Mag is a five-piece punk band based out of Philadelphia.


• Fri 8/31/18 at - 9:00 PM

Cafe Tacvba


With its sizzling mix of ska, rock, hip hop and traditional Latin music, Cafe Tacvba is one of Mexico's hottest alternative-rock bands.


• Wed 9/5/18 at - 8:00 PM
• Thu 9/6/18 at - 8:00 PM
• Fri 9/7/18 at - 9:00 PM
• Sat 9/8/18 at - 9:00 PM
• Sun 9/9/18 at - 8:00 PM

Juana Molina


Juana Molina is a singer, songwriter, and actress from Buenos Aires, Argentina, who sings with a gentle sweet voice that hypnotizes her audience. While her music features elements of ambient and electronica, her voice is often compared to Björk, Beth Orton, and Lisa Germano. Molina usually writes, mixes tracks and performs solo, intricately layering sound and rhythms performed on the spot.


• Wed 9/12/18 at - 8:00 PM



GØGGS is a grunge rock trio formed in 2015 byTy Segall, his Fuzz colleague Charles Moothart and Chris Shaw of the Memphis punk band Ex-Cult.


• Fri 9/14/18 at - 9:00 PM



STRFKR is a four-piece dance-pop band based in Portland, Oregon.It was founded in 2007 as a solo project for which Josh Hodges sang and played keyboards, guitar and drums. The band is named after the notoriously raunchy Rolling Stones song, which their record producer renamed "Star Star." One of Strfkr's songs was used in a 2009 television ad for Target.


• Sat 9/15/18 at - 9:00 PM
• Sun 9/16/18 at - 8:00 PM

Wye Oak


Wye Oak is an indie folk rock duo from Baltimore.


• Mon 9/17/18 at - 8:00 PM

Donny McCaslin


Since arriving in New York, saxophonist Donny McCaslin's organic playing style has won him high-profile gigs with a dizzying array of players, including Steps Ahead, Danilo Perez, Maria Schneider and drummer Brian Blade (the very short list). He's also staked out some new sonic territory with Lan Xang, the cutting-edge ensemble he co-founded in 1995.


• Thu 9/20/18 at - 8:00 PM

Jonathan Wilson


Jonathan Wilson is a psychedelic folk musician from Laurel Canyon, California.


• Fri 9/21/18 at - 9:00 PM
• Sat 9/22/18 at - 9:00 PM




• Wed 9/26/18 at - 8:00 PM


Rap/Hip Hop

OrelSan is a hip-hop artist, producer and actor from France.


• Fri 9/28/18 at - 9:00 PM

Aparna Nancherla

Stand Up Comedy

Aparna's comedic goggles are dry and observational, and her act is sprinkled with absurdist wit and a whimsical point-of-view.


• Sat 9/29/18 at - 8:00 PM

Jedi Mind Tricks

Rap/Hip Hop,Metal

Jedi Mind Tricks features Vinnie Paz, Stoupe and Jus Allah.


• Sun 9/30/18 at - 8:00 PM

Trevor Powers

Experimental (Incl. All Music Forms),Pop

Idaho musician Trevor Powers ended his Youth Lagoon project in 2016 and is currently releasing music and touring under his own name.


• Mon 10/1/18 at - 8:00 PM



It's no surprise that up-and-coming vocalist NoMBe (Noah McBeth) has already been able to generate quite a buzz in the music scene. Fusing Indie and soul into danceable beats, the native of Heidelberg, Germany, made serious waves with "California Girls," off the EP "Mood Indigo." The classical pianist-turned-producer wears the many hats of a composer, singer/songwriter and engineer effortlessly. Ranging from a strong bluesy tone to a sweet and chilly falsetto, NoMBe continues to make use of a wide range of obscure samples, leaving his own musical fingerprint on each track he touches.


• Sat 10/6/18 at - 9:00 PM


Live Music in Bar/Club


• Mon 10/8/18 at - 8:00 PM




• Wed 10/17/18 at - 8:00 PM

The Midnight


The Midnight is a synthwave duo comprised of New York's Tyler Lyle and Los Angeles-based Tim McEwan.


• Fri 10/19/18 at - 9:00 PM
• Sat 10/20/18 at - 9:00 PM

The Joy Formidable


Having sold out multiple UK tours throughout 2009 and taken to the road in this country in support of the likes of Editors, this self contained band, recording studio, label and design company in one has also made their mark across the globe, touring Europe with The Temper Trap and visiting the US with Passion Pit.


• Tue 10/23/18 at - 8:00 PM

Wild Nothing


Virgina's Wild Nothing is an indie rock/dreampop band fronted by Jack Tatum.


• Sat 10/27/18 at - 9:00 PM

City of the Sun


City of the Sun is a three-piece group from NYC.


• Fri 11/9/18 at - 9:00 PM

Young Fathers

Rap/Hip Hop,Alternative

Young Fathers are three fellas from Edinburgh who’ve been working together since they were 14, who have an elastic mind meld that mimics their fused sensibility of sound, who one day locked themselves in a dingy Scottish basement and came out with something that’d never been done — a fearless combination of beat, rap and song that smells not only of its dark and dank birthplace, but of discovery and of communion.


• Sat 11/10/18 at - 9:00 PM
• Sun 11/11/18 at - 8:00 PM