Cool Shows Next Week 10/4 – 10/10/2021


Tuesday 10/5

Nation of Language at the Turf Club – TICKETS

The follow up to their acclaimed 2020 debut, Introduction, Presence, was announced in June with first single, “AcrossThat Fine Line”, followed last month by “Wounds Of Love”. The two singles were used to announce the band’s first ever N.American, UK & EU tours, which are selling fast, including the additions of2nd shows in NYC, LA and Chicago, plus larger venues in Seattle and Manchester(UK), due to overwhelming demand. The two singles, together, made Nation ofLanguage the #1 most played artist at KCRW and Top 5 at KEXP last month, and have garnered acclaim from Consequence, Paste, Under The Radar, amongst others.

The Follow up to their acclaimed 2020 debut, Introduction, Presence, which landed on year-end ‘Best of’ lists from Rough Trade, Stereogum, Paste, Under The Radar & Popmatters, alongwith multiple KCRW DJs, and the NME’s ‘Best Debut Albums’, with glowing reviews from Pitchfork and The Associated Press, A Way Forward looksto catapult Nation of Language to the next level.


Friday 10/8

Backseat Lovers at the Entry – TICKETS

The Backseat Lovers is a rock band from Salt Lake City, UT. The band formed when lead vocalist Joshua Harmon, having heard of local drummer Juice Welch, introduced himself and asked if he wanted to start a band. They immediately started working on arrangements for some of Josh’s songs. Later Josh met lead guitarist and vocalist Jonas Swanson while waiting in line for an open mic at the Velour in Provo city. Neither of them got on the list to play that night, so they sat on a park bench outside the venue and played their songs to each other until they ran out of stuff to play. Josh invited Jonas to come down and play with he and Juice.

It was that night that Out of Tune, a song Josh had been holding onto since he was 16, came to life when they arranged it as a group.
 In spring of 2018 the band began recording together. They released their self-produced EP Elevator Days on June 3, 2018 and played their first show a few short weeks after.
They released their first full-length LP, When We Were Friends on January 27th, 2019 which features the single “Kilby Girl” with over 35 million streams globally. The band released their newest song “Heavy” in July of 2020. The group is currently writing new material that they say is a product of the co-writing chemistry that has grown between Jonas & Joshua since the band started.

Marcia Ball and Tommy Castro at the Medina Entertainment Center – TICKETS

Alligator Records artists Marcia Ball and Tommy Castro & The Painkillers will perform live at the Medina Entertainment Center in Medina on Friday, October 8, 2021. Their tour, entitled “Gulf Coast West Coast R&B Ramble”, brings these two world renowned artists together for dates throughout October. Ball and Castro will each perform a set with their own band before joining forces for a roof-raising jam session. Concert attendees are strongly advised to contact the venue to confirm performance.

Marcia Ball’s romping Texas boogies, swampy New Orleans ballads and groove-laden Gulf Coast blues have made her a one-of-a-kind favorite with music lovers all over the world. Her latest album, Shine Bright, produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, is full of everything music fans love about Marcia—rollicking two-fisted piano, soulful vocals, a top-shelf band of Texas and Louisiana musicians, and Marcia’s magnificent songwriting.

Internationally beloved guitarist, singer and songwriter Tommy Castro is currently celebrating the September 17th release of his trailblazing new album, Tommy Castro Presents A Bluesman Came To Town. Tommy Castro & The Painkillers — bassist Randy McDonald, drummer Bowen Brown and keyboardist Michael Emerson — are touring coast to coast beginning in September 2021 and moving into early 2022.

Sunday 10/10

Wild Rivers at the Fine Line – TICKETS

Indie trio Wild Rivers will bring their wildly popular live show to Fine Line Music Cafe in Minneapolis, MNon October 10 with special guest Taylor James Donskey. Performances are already sold out in Boulder, San Diego, Washington D.C., New York and Boston. Fresh off the release of the catchy and crisp single “Weatherman” from their upcoming full-length album, Wild Rivers is taking their exquisite harmonies,breezy rhythms and sing-along melodies on the road for a full U.S. tour. 

Wild Rivers’ genre fluidity and warm, nostalgic sound has resonated deeply with fans across the world, with the band garnering an impressive streaming presence and routinely selling out shows. Two tracks from the forthcoming record have been released, with full details on the album TBA. The wistful”Amsterdam” is a coming-of-age love story about the restlessness of young adulthood. “Weatherman” exists on the opposite end of the folk-meets-pop spectrum, an upbeat and dreamy song that uses the occupation of a weatherman asa metaphor for the uncertainty of life. Listen and watch the video HERE. Although the tracks occupy different sonic landscapes, there’s a common thematic thread of growing up and finding your place in the world.

The group first caught audiences’ attention with their easily accessible 2016self-titled debut, followed by their acclaimed EPs, 2018’s Eighty-Eight and2020’s Songs To Break Up To, which have earned the band 200 million streams combined. After cultivating a dedicated following by opening forcelebrated acts like The Paper Kites, Donovan Woods and Jake Bugg, they regularly sell out shows by emphasizing their authentic relationship with their fans. Wild Rivers is Khalid Yassein [guitar, vocals, keys], Devan Glover[vocals] and Andrew Oliver [lead guitar, synths]. The band will begin their headlining fall tour on September 10 in Boulder, CO and finish on October 10 in Minneapolis, MN.