Cool Shows Next Week 11/23 – 11/28


Tuesday 11/23

Riddy Arman at the Entry – TICKETS

Riddy Arman is a La Honda Records recording artist. Fans have long anticipated her debut release since her viral performance video, shot by Western AF in a Montana Rail Link boxcar, where the world was introduced to her distinct, sultry lope. Against the bucolic and industrial backdrop of the video, Arman is clearly in her element, clad with ranch-worn clothing. It is obvious she lives a lifestyle many romanticize, but few truly understand. The chapters of her life so far make for a story much richer than a common western archetype.

Unafraid to take new paths, Arman has traveled across the country — from the farmlands of the Midwest to the bustling streets of New York City, and now Montana— writing songs, working as a ranch hand, and practicing an Agrarian lifestyle. Arman herself has chosen to take a different path, embracing isolation and interpreting her life through the rural landscape that adorns her lyrics. With fierce honesty and a voice that immediately commands attention, on her self-titled debut record, Riddy Arman has proven herself as much more than just a cowboy, singing her lonely songs.

Wednesday 11/24


Joseph’s 2021 solo release, Vegas Motel, is his third full length album and is a highly personal record rooted in the emotion of the year it was written (2020), yet reaching far beyond the confines of the times. Vegas Motel delicately emotes Joseph’s real-life experiences and relationships dating back to when he was a young man. Co-producer and drummer, JT Bates (Big Red Machine, Hiss Golden Messenger), and Engineer Alex Proctor (Grace Potter, Dead Man Winter), perfectly compliment the records musical tapestry further solidifying Joseph’s talent as a singer/songwriter and collaborator. Vegas Motel features 8 original tracks including the standout instrumental, Early Riser, featuring Ryan Young of Trampled by Turtles.

A true musical journeyman.  Joseph is Exploring his capacity to ignite the stage while gaining momentum and expanding his musical impact.  Mark has cataloged an impressive list of fruitful collaborations with members of Little Feat, Thievery Corporation, Moe, Big Red Machine, Trampled by Turtles, and numerous others. Through all of this, Mark Joseph and his music remain prolifically nimble, with a unique ability to flow across genres from Americana, Blues, Psychedelic, and even Outlaw Country.

Mark Joseph has established himself as a prolific singer/songwriter & band leader with projects including Mark Joseph and the American Soul, Momentary Lapse of Floyd, Down Lo, and the Built to Last All Stars. The year 2021 finds Joseph in the midst of releasing a solo record, Vegas Motel, in collaboration with drummer/producer, JT Bates (Big Red Machine, Taylor Swift, Hiss Golden Messenger). This while channeling his uniquely creative energy into the lead guitar role in the seminal Minnesota Jam Band, the Big Wu. 

Friday 11/26

Jordy-  at Noon Mall Of America  – INFO

Born in the suburbs of Chicago, JORDY is an up and coming singer-songwriter now based in Los Angeles. Drawing influences from Lauv and Troye Sivan with catchy melodies and unforgettable hooks, JORDY has been releasing a steady supply of pop hits and features. He has been taking over media, first as one of Radio Disney’s featured artists with the release of his song “Tomorrow feat. OSTON,” and most recently on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon where he participated in and won the Songwriter’s Challenge.

With a heart-on-sleeve approach to modern pop music, JORDY’s music explores themes of rejection and loneliness through the lens of hope and empowerment, such as in Is It Love?’ which asks the question “Is it love if it’s not f*cked up?”

After his debut single ‘Just Friends’ gained rave reviews from Billboard and OUT Magazine, he released his EP ‘Welcome to the Friend Zone,’ a collection of songs themed around the popular phrase.

To support his second EP, JORDY completed his first headlining tour, playing sold out shows across the country, including an at-capacity crowd at his home crowd in Chicago at Schubas Tavern. His second EP, PSYCHO, was written about in TIME Magazine as one of the Top Things to Hear This Week, alongside notable acts like Billie Eillish, Sam Smith and Monsta X.

With major support from streaming services like SoundCloud (Artist to Watch) Apple Music , TIDAL, and Spotify (garnering 600K+ monthly listeners) the independent artist has developed a global fan-base that has fallen in love with his vulnerable, relatable, and catchy lyricism.


Saturday 11/27

Alexander 23 at the Entry – TICKETS

Chicago-native Alexander Glantz is the sole creative force behind Alexander 23: he writes, records, and produces all of his music in a self-built studio in Los Angeles. In March 2019, he made his debut with “Dirty AF1s,” which climbed to #31 on Apple’s Pop chart. Later in the fall, he shared his debut, critically-acclaimed EP, I’m Sorry I Love You, and spent the rest of 2019 on tour with Alec Benjamin, Omar Apollo, and mxmtoon while making his Lollapalooza debut.

He kicked off 2020 by selling out two headline shows at The Moroccan Lounge, and joined Chelsea Cutler on her US tour. Additionally, Alexander continued to release new music, including teaming up with Selena Gomez to remix her hit song, “Rare,” and sharing his latest hit track “IDK You Yet,” which made its way to Spotify’s Today’s Top Hits and #14 on Apple Pop Chart. “IDK You Yet” has been streamed over 190 million times on Spotify alone. Alexander 23 continues to work on his debut album and plans to tour the world in 2021.