Hand Habits at the Entry – TICKETS
Meg Duffy hasn’t stopped moving, working, or growing since she left her quiet childhood home in upstate New York. You can find her in the back of the van reading a book, quietly warming up backstage with some guitar workouts, or waiting tables at a neighborhood pizzeria. Though Meg didn’t pick up the instrument until she was seventeen years old, her intuitive, naturalistic musicality and commitment to the craft of guitar playing have made an in demand collaborator and guitarist for countless indie acts (Kevin Morby, Mega Bog, Weyes Blood) and kept her between the road and the studio for almost three straight years.
The Wild Reeds at the Turf Club – TICKETS
The Wild Reeds are a band led by women, and that matters. Not a sister band, not a girl group, but a band fronted by three women, all talented singers, songwriters, and multi-instrumentalists in their own right: Kinsey Lee, Mackenzie Howe, and Sharon Silva, with drummer Nick Jones and bass player Nick Phakpiseth providing the Los Angeles-based band’s rhythmic foundation. Like a harmony at its euphoric best, the leads’ powerful — and powerfully distinct — voices merge to form a sound that can only be The Wild Reeds. On their third LP, Cheers, the band comes together to create an ode to the joys and pains of camaraderie.
GB Leighton at the Hook & Ladder – TICKETS
GB Leighton and his band generate a good time whenever they play. The dance floor shakes with people dancing and singing. Come celebrate the release of his new album 2ndChance. His genuine songs are sure to create a deep connection with his legion of loyal fans and find a new host of converts as well.
Sontalk at the Turf Club – TICKETS
By way of familial candor and visceral vulnerability, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Joseph LeMay shares personal trials, tribulations, and triumphs under the moniker SONTALK. The music, a blend of delicate dissonance, distorted slide guitar transmissions, sequenced beats, vinyl samples, and warm electronics, has culminated in the debut EP Act I.
Initially meant as an introduction to the full-length debut, the EP’s lead single “I Am A War Machine” garnered praise right out of the gate as Stereogum claimed, “LeMay sounds vulnerable, but the sunny thumping instrumentation delivers enough momentum to aid in a kind of soul-saving atonement.” As he took the project on the road, the track generated over a million streams within a few months. The follow-up single, “Baby, I’m Gone,” fuses a stark and soulful vocal to sinewy acoustic guitar and a glitchy beat. His haunting voice echoes with powerful passion and plaintive poetry, hinting at the expanse of this sonic world. The conversation has just begun.
Avey Tare at the Amsterdam – TICKETS
Eucalyptus is the new studio album written and produced by Animal Collective’s Avey Tare. Conceived on Hawaiian mornings, written on a sunlit bedroom afternoon in Los Angeles, practiced in the dark early hours of the California twilight, recommended listening for dawn or dusk. Recorded by Animal Collective’s Deakin (Josh Dibb), featuring chamber orchestration arranged by Eyvind Kang, musicians Angel Deradoorian and Jessika Kenney, Eucalyptus is an immersive album length electroacoustic movement through leaves, rocks and dust.