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  • Monday, Jan. 16, 2017

    Ladysmith Black Mambazo

    Ladysmith Black Mambazo, led by founder and leader Joseph Shabalala, celebrates over fifty years of joyous and uplifting music that marries the intricate rhythms and harmonies of the ensemble’s native South African musical traditions to the sounds and sentiments of gospel music. In those years, the a cappella choral group has created a musical and spiritual alchemy that has touched a worldwide audience representing every corner of the religious, cultural, and ethnic landscape. The singers’ musical efforts over the past five decades have garnered praise and accolades within the recording industry, but also solidified their identity as a cultural force to be reckoned with.

    They became world-famous when the American singer-songwriter Paul Simon collaborated with them to make his groundbreaking album Graceland. A year later, Simon produced Black Mambazo’s first U.S. release, Shaka Zulu, which won a GRAMMY Award in 1988. Since then, the group has been awarded multiple GRAMMY Awards and has been nominated more than fifteen times.

  • Preston Phillips @ Old Town Tavern Jan. 16
  • Monday, Jan. 16, 2017

    Cadillac Angels

    The Cadillac Angels come from Sparland, Illinois and have a great reputation for possessing an incredible work ethic, playing a ton of shows and releasing more than 15 discs in their career. 21+ show

  • Monday, Jan. 16, 2017

    Get Up! A Night of Neo Soul Funk & Good Times with Aunt B, The Color 8, Hi-Dreams Hot Wax

    Aunt B features Megan Baskerville on vocals, Chad Martin on drums, Shane Baskerville on guitar, Benjamin Cortez on keys, and Michelle Worley and Erin Sperduti on backing vocals and dance queens.

    with The Color 8 , Hi-Dreams Hot Wax

  • Monday, Jan. 16, 2017

    Liebknecht

    Liebknecht is Techno, Dancefloor Elements mixed with Dark Textures,Cryptic Messages, Eclectic Experimental Sounds and Straight Forward Beats, always on the Edge between Oldschool Electro and Club Culture.

    With Cervello Elettronico, Bombardier, Hex Marrow. This show is 21+. Tickets at STINKWEEDS.

  • Jason and the Brownstones @ Lost Leaf Gallery Jan. 16
  • Joseph Mercado @ Side Bar Jan. 16
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  • Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017

    Angel Olsen

    4 ticket limit!

  • Saturday, Mar. 04, 2017

    Red Hot Chili Peppers

    w/ Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. 8 ticket limit!

  • Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017

    8123 Fest: The Maine [sold out]

    This show is sold out. All Day Event ft: THE MAINE, THE SUMMER SET, THE TECHNICOLORS, BEACH WEATHER, THIS CENTURY, GORGEOUS WAR, BRIGHTEN

  • Friday, Mar. 17, 2017

    Pot of Gold: G-Eazy

    On March 17 - East Stage: G-Eazy Kevin Gates Action Bronson Desiigner Madeintyo | West Stage: Sublime With Rome 311 Matisyahu Katchafire Mystic Roots Band

  • Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017

    Pot of Gold: Flogging Molly

    Day 2: Flogging Molly NOFX Less Than Jake Bouncing Souls We The Kings | West Stage Death Cab For Cutie Fitz & The Tantrums X Ambassadors Wolf Parade Grizfolk

  • Monday, Jan. 23, 2017

    Cody Jinks (Date Change)

    Sold Out! All Jan 26 tickets will be honored!

  • Tuesday, Apr. 11, 2017

    Bastille

    On sale now!

  • Wednesday, Mar. 01, 2017

    Green Day

    w/ Against Me!

  • Monday, May. 22, 2017

    Brian Wilson

    On sale now!

  • Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017

    Circa Survive

    On Letting Go 10 Year Tour with special guests mewithoutyou, Turnover

  • Wednesday, Jun. 14, 2017

    Roger Waters

    US + Them tour!

  • Friday, Jan. 27, 2017

    Frank Turner

    w/ Sleeping Souls, Arkells, Will Varley.

  • Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017

    Mike Doughty

    By his ninth solo album, The Heart Watches While the Brain Burns, you’d figure he would have slipped into a comfortable pattern, but Mike Doughty is not that kind of artist. The former frontman of Soul Coughing is obsessively, constantly driven to sound new. The elegant, charming album swerves between lonesome country influences, and trap beats. The album was recorded during a transitional phase in Doughty’s life, in which he left New York, his home base since the late ‘80s, for the “fascinating, mysterious town” of Memphis, Tennessee. The low cost of living has given Doughty freedom to make experimental music in bars around the city, while completing the album with Queens, NY hip-hop producer Good Goose over the Internet.

    w/ Wheatus

    Tickets available at STINKWEEDS and Crescent Ballroom!

  • Tuesday, May. 02, 2017

    The Weeknd

    On sale 11/4!

  • Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017

    Great Good Fine Ok

    In the past three years, New York synthpop duo Great Good Fine OK, have performed shows supporting acts ranging from Tove Lo to X Ambassadors to Penguin Prison and have embarked on four major US tours with Betty Who, Joywave, Magic Man, Vacationer, and Panama Wedding. With four songs reaching #1 on Hype Machine and their single “Take It or Leave It” surpassing ten million plays on Spotify, GGFO has amassed a large contingent of loyal fans who have come to expect over-the-top live performances involving silk kimonos, triggered lights, and histrionic keytar solos, with Jon and Luke backed by drummer Danny Wolf and guitarist Carey Clayton. 2016 has already seen the release of three singles and an EP of GGFO songs remixed by like-minded artists, with more new works ever looming on the horizon. Music blog Indie Shuffle says, “I dare you to find another group in the past two years who has been so prolific and consistent with their releases while at the same time delivering some of the most heavenly signature falsetto vocals known to man.”

    w/ FLOR

    Tickets available at STINKWEEDS and Crescent Ballroom!

  • Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017

    Run the Jewels

    w/ Gaslamp Killer, Spark Master Tape.

  • Friday, Mar. 03, 2017

    MCDOWELL MOUNTAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL (Day 1 - The Shins, Grouplove, Bob Moses, The Record Company & More)

    Tickets for McDowell Mountain Music Festival 2017 are on sale now! The festival will span over three days (March 3-5) and feature a variety of acts including The Shins, Flume, Gov't Mule, Chromeo, Grouplove and more. View the full lineup here.

    McDowell Mountain Music Festival is a 100% Non-Profit Music Festival located in downtown Phoenix AZ. MMMFexists to integrate and support the community, the arts and families throughout the state.

    The festival took off in April of 2004 as an endeavor to bring real music back to Arizona while getting the community together for a great cause: our children. The festival brings together bands from a wide variety of genres from all over the world to Phoenix, Arizona.

  • Sunday, Mar. 05, 2017

    MCDOWELL MOUNTAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL (Day 3 - Gov't Mule, Lettuce, Railroad Earth, Whiskey Myers & More)

    Tickets for McDowell Mountain Music Festival 2017 are on sale now! The festival will span over three days (March 3-5) and feature a variety of acts including The Shins, Flume, Gov't Mule, Chromeo, Grouplove and more. View the full lineup here.

    McDowell Mountain Music Festival is a 100% Non-Profit Music Festival located in downtown Phoenix AZ. MMMFexists to integrate and support the community, the arts and families throughout the state.

    The festival took off in April of 2004 as an endeavor to bring real music back to Arizona while getting the community together for a great cause: our children. The festival brings together bands from a wide variety of genres from all over the world to Phoenix, Arizona.

  • Saturday, Mar. 04, 2017

    MCDOWELL MOUNTAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL (Day 2 - Flume, Chromeo, Emancipator Ensemble, DJ Mustard & More)

    Tickets for McDowell Mountain Music Festival 2017 are on sale now! The festival will span over three days (March 3-5) and feature a variety of acts including The Shins, Flume, Gov't Mule, Chromeo, Grouplove and more. View the full lineup here.

    McDowell Mountain Music Festival is a 100% Non-Profit Music Festival located in downtown Phoenix AZ. MMMFexists to integrate and support the community, the arts and families throughout the state.

    The festival took off in April of 2004 as an endeavor to bring real music back to Arizona while getting the community together for a great cause: our children. The festival brings together bands from a wide variety of genres from all over the world to Phoenix, Arizona.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 07, 2017

    Austra

    Led by Katie Stelmanis, Toronto's Austra fuse operatic vocals with darkly beautiful electronic pop.

    The Range, an american electronic producer combining found vocal samples, sentimental melodies, and simmering beats referencing jungle and footwork.

  • Friday, Feb. 10, 2017

    The Lemon Twigs

    The Lemon Twigs are a Long Island indie rock band formed by the D'Addario brothers that channels the baroque rock sounds of the '60s. Fusing tightly constructed pop, sophisticated orchestration, and British invasion melodies into a ten-song masterpiece, the D'Addario brothers—Brian (19) and Michael (17)—are whipping fans and critics alike into an utter frenzy. NPR hailed them as "fabulously weird," Brooklyn Vegan raved that "they need to be seen to be believed," and The Line Of Best Fit dubbed their music "near perfect…the best lo-fi rock & roll anthem you'll hear this decade." The Guardian, meanwhile, crowned the album "a triumph of detailed richness and sumptuous melody."

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017

    Slim Cessna's Auto Club

    Slim Cessna's Auto Club play country gospel with a fervor that seems to emanate from a punk pulpit. The group's leader, Slim Cessna, a tall, lanky gentleman with a gold tooth and large white hat, sings in a high-lonesome voice and yodel, and "preaches" with conviction.

  • Monday, Feb. 20, 2017

    Noname (Venue Change)

    Moved to CRESCENT!!! Chicago rapper and poet Noname (formerly Noname Gypsy) brings an observant eye and quiet patience to a soulful R&B-meets-hip-hop style influenced by Lauryn Hill, Andre 3000, and Buddy Guy.

    w/ Ravyn Lenae.

  • Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017

    The Seratones

    Get Gone, the potent debut album by the Shreveport, Louisiana natives in The Seratones, makes a strong case that this little-known corner of the state is fertile ground, musically speaking. A.J. Haynes (vocals), Connor Davis (guitar), Adam Davis (bass) and Jesse Gabriel (drums) serve up a combination of Southern musicality, garage rock ferocity, and general badassery.

  • Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017

    American Wrestlers

    Now based in Missouri, the Scotsman behind American Wrestlers has been on one hell of a journey. Born and raised in Glasgow, he then found his way to Manchester, where he recorded some demos under a different name and posted the songs online. It was then that his now-wife first got in touch, and after becoming enraptured with one another, he moved across the Atlantic to get married. "I like to write real songs that survive all on their own," he explains of the sound. "One human and one instrument. Just the human even." Melodic and hazy, its ramshackle surface hides an attention to detail that leaves the 'lo-fi' tag dead in the water.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017

    The Growlers

    w/ Tacocat! SOLD OUT!

  • Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017

    Dan Layus (Augustana)

    Dan Layus spent 12 years as the creative force behind American roots-rock band Augustana. After years of grueling touring which took them from basements to amphitheaters, the band as unit had run its course and disbanded. Layus decided to keep the name and subsequently released another album and toured twice more as Augustana. In 2013 he moved to Nashville and found an immediate home in the songwriter community, penning songs for Platinum country artists and pop artists alike. In this new endeavor he also found something even more valuable -- the new sound he had been searching for and scratching at since the inception of Augustana. With influences from Hank Williams to Tom Waits, from Dwight Yoakam to Woody Guthrie, Layus released his debut solo album, Dangerous Things, on October 21, 2016.

    Tickets available at STINKWEEDS and Crescent Ballroom!

  • Monday, Apr. 10, 2017

    Aaron Neville Duo (Sold Out)

    Aaron Neville’s incredible career has seen him move seamlessly back and forth between solo work and his role in the Neville Brothers, known as the “First Family of New Orleans Music.” His first hit single was the landmark “Tell It Like It Is,” which held the number one spot on the R&B charts for five weeks in 1967. He went on to win GRAMMY Awards for his triple-platinum 1989 collaboration with Linda Ronstadt, Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind, and reached the country charts with the title track of “The Grand Tour” in 1993.

  • Saturday, Feb. 04, 2017

    Kenny Wayne Shepard

    Sold Out!

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