Aug. 29, 2013
Back to school means back to the recurrent countdown to the weekend. Time to start planning ahead for parties, concerts, festivals, and even the holidays. We have tickets to all the shows you wanna see, and we’re covering all the bases for tours featuring Wild Belle, Joey Bada$$, and John Vanderslice.
Siblings Elliot and Natalie Bergman recently took their band, Wild Belle, from an underground music-making duo to an indie-rock phenomenon with their debut album release, Isles. Their sound ranges from ’70s afro-punk to tropicália and will have you hooked.
9/5: High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
9/6: Gabe’s – Iowa City, IA
9/21: The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
9/24: Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
9/26: The Independent – San Francisco, CA
9/28: The Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
9/30: Club Congress – Tuscon, AZ
10/7: First Unitarian Church – Philly, PA
10/22: U Street Music Hall – Washington, D.C.
Joey Bada$$ might be young (circa 1995– he’s barely legal), but his sound is similar to old school hip hop from the early ’90s. Hailing out of Brooklyn, this up-and-coming rapper provides concrete proof that lyricism is back with his latest mixtape, Summer Knights.
9/12: The Alibi Room – Calgary, AB
9/12: Republik – Calgary, AB
10/4: Rock The Bells – East Rutherford, NJ
10/5: Rock The Bells – East Rutherford, NJ
11/1: Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom – Denver, CO
11/12: Club Red – Tempe, AZ
11/15: South Side Music Hall – Dallas, TX
11/16: Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
John Vanderslice is not your average singer/songwriter/producer–he’s out there. Vanderslice is authentic, political, and he has a very loyal fanbase. The San Francisco Bay Area particularly loves him for his use of experimental analog recording techniques and his studio in the Mission, Tiny Telephone.
10/23: Hi-Dive – Denver, CO
10/25: Czar Bar – Kansas City, MO
11/4: Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
11/7: DC9 – Washington, D.C.
11/8: Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
11/15: Three Links – Dallas, TX
11/18: Club Congress – Tuscon, AZ
11/19: The Rhythm Room – Phoenix, AZ
11/21: Bootleg Bar – Los Angeles, CA