Ted Leo & The Pharmacists Performing Hearts Of Oak at Empty Bottle

To celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the release of the critically acclaimed album, Hearts of Oak, TED LEO AND THE PHARMACISTS are embarking on a limited run of shows nationwide. They’ll warm up with some recent songs, then perform the Hearts of Oak album in its entirety. TED LEO is one of the finest songwriters of our generation, even if it’s not entirely clear what generation that is. Starting … Continue reading Ted Leo & The Pharmacists Performing Hearts Of Oak at Empty Bottle

Arc Iris at The Hideout

Arc Iris broke musical ground with the release of their acclaimed self-titled debut in 2014. The Providence, Rhode Island-based band quickly won over audiences in the US and Europe, supporting artists such as St. Vincent, Jeff Tweedy, and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. The group performed at the London Palladium and festivals including Bonnaroo, End of the Road and the Rolling Stone Weekender. Released on … Continue reading Arc Iris at The Hideout

Matthew Logan Vasquez at Schubas

Best-known as the co-founder and frontman for shape-shifting heartland indie rockers Delta Spirit, Matthew Logan Vasquez’s fiery delivery and thought-provoking lyrics draw from a huge and versatile well of influences, including Gram Parsons, Kurt Cobain, Neil Young, and Iggy Pop. After releasing Delta Spirit’s critically acclaimed fourth studio album, Into the Wide, in 2014, Vasquez moved with his wife and newborn son to Austin, Texas and … Continue reading Matthew Logan Vasquez at Schubas

The Mountain Goats at Old Town School Of Folk Music

Three shows! 5/27-29 with support from Erin Rae John called me about playing with the Mountain Goats in 2001. Not for the first time, mind you. I’d signed on for a couple European tours in 1996, playing bass; the first had gone swimmingly and led to a second, which didn’t. Still, a foundation had been laid: John and I, already close friends, had developed over … Continue reading The Mountain Goats at Old Town School Of Folk Music

ESG at The Promontory

Renee Scroggins (vocals, guitar), Nicole Nicholas (bass, backing vocals), Nicholas Nicholas (congas, hand percussion), Anthony Alieso (drums). Haling from the Bronx, ESG were formed at the start of Hip-Hop. They became the most sampled of groups ever among their contemporaries such as Public Enemy, LL Cool J, Marley Marl and Grandmaster Flash. Shortly after they were adopted by the underground dance scene. ESG are indeed … Continue reading ESG at The Promontory