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  The Bowery Ballroom
Address: 6 Delancey Street
City: New York
State: NY
Date Time Event Description
Jan-18-20 08:00 PM Ron Pope with Caroline Spence
Nashville-based, independent artist, Ron Pope, has stood at a crossroads where so many musicians find themselves at the intersection of record label and independence. In an ever-evolving industry filled with rejection and compromise, he has plotted a new course for his music to reach loyal listeners, taking the industry-road-less-traveled in exchange for the ultimate payback, a league of devoted fans the world over.Pope has made a name for himself in the music industry over the years as one of the top grossing independent acts on the scene today. On the sales front, he has sold over 2 million singles to date, averages 15 million spins a month on Pandora, and his songs have been streamed over 120 million times. His songs have been featured on NBCs The Voice, CWs Vampire Diaries and 90210 and multiple seasons of FOXs So You Think You Can Dance, which sent two of his albums into the top 100 on iTunes simultaneously. He was recently honored by premier digital music distributor TuneCore for being one of the top-selling independent artists using their service.
Jan-22-20 08:00 PM J Roddy Walston with Parker Gispert
For nearly two decades hes been the J Roddy Walston of the and the Business.Now hes just him, and a whole rack of songs. and a moving truck full of synths, pianos, tape machines and sequencers. After quitting the music industry in december of 2019 hes back and some would say backer than ever. Ready to play all your favorite songs in completely unfamiliar ways, and all his new songs in the only way he knows how, J Roddy Walston is out to meet himself again, and do it in front of other people. Join him as he shares a single dose of strangeness.
Jan-23-20 07:00 PM Moon Hooch with Sungazer
In just a few short years, the explosive horn-and-percussion trio Moon HoochMike Wilbur (horns), Wenzl McGowen (horns), and James Muschler (drums)has taken their exhilarating blend of virtuosic jazz, groovy funk, and pulse-pounding electronic dance music from the New York City subway system to stages around the world, touring with the likes of Beats Antique, Lotus, Galactic, and Dopapod among others, as well as earning status as festival favorites and selling out headline shows in major venues. The trio initially turned heads in the music industry with their self-titled 2013 debut, which introduced their charismatic, unconventional sound to the world, but by then they were already well-known to straphangers in New York, who would react with such joy and fervor to their impromptu subway platform sets that the NYPD had to ban them from locations that couldn't handle the crowds. Onstage, the band now plays through a "Reverse DJ" setup, in which the live sound from their horns runs through laptops to process recorded effects. In addition, they utilize Moog synthesizers, as well as an EWI (an electronic wind instrument that responds to breath in addition to touch) and other more traditional instruments like clarinets. Wilbur added vocals to his repertoire, and Muschler, meanwhile, immersed himself in tabla studies in India in order to expand his percussion skills. Tahoe Onstage boasts, Moon Hooch uniquely delivers a creative, energetic, and unyielding assault on your auditory senses."The band members all speak reverently of meditation and consciousness and the role it plays in their music, but equally close to their hearts are the environmental causes they champion. Moon Hooch tries to live up to their green ideals while traveling as much as possible, playing benefit shows, supporting local farmers and co-ops, participating in river cleanups, filming informative videos for their fans, and more. The band even runs a food blog, Cooking In The Cave, in which they highlight the healthy, sustainable, organic recipes they utilize with their mobile kitchen setup on tour. For the members of Moon Hooch, commitments to consciousness and environmentalism and veganism and philosophy and peace aren't separate from their commitment to music, but actually integral parts of it. It's all tied into that same core approach that led to their discovery on the subway platform: try, even if it's just a little bit every day, to make the world less like it is and more like you wish it could be.
Jan-24-20 08:00 PM Goose
The atmosphere Goose radiates could be likened to a keg party in the woods on a summer night with all of your closest friends. While behind this bonfire-lit gathering, further into the forest, there is a deeper mystery awaiting those looking for it.The quartet, based in Norwalk, CT, is comprised of Rick Mitarotonda (vocals, guitar), Peter Anspach (vocals, keyboards/guitar), Trevor Bass (bass), and Ben Atkind (drums). Goose's music is the culmination of a rich history between friends of differing ages and experiences from the same small town in Connecticut, drawn together through a deep love of music and storytelling.The band returned to the studio in 2019 for the first time since the 2016 debut LP, moon cabin, releasing two singles, "all i need" and "time to flee." Mastered by Grammy Award winner, Emily Lazar, the singles exhibit a developed live band showcasing their studio voice. Following breakout performances at resonance music & arts festival, domefest, summer camp music festival and the peach music festival; the Goose is loose.
Jan-25-20 08:00 PM LAUNDRY DAY
LAUNDRY DAY is a five-piece band from New York City made up of Etai Abramovich, Henry Pearl (hp), Henry Weingartner, Jude Ciulla, and Sawyer Nunes. Since forming in their freshman year of high school in 2017, the boys have written and produced 3 full-length albums and 2 EPs, including their latest release, LIGHT UP SHOES 2. Drawing inspiration from a wide range of genresincluding pop, jazz, and alternative rockthe boys have created their own inventive style and captivated their fans with their energy onstage. In 2019, LAUNDRY DAY traveled two headlining tours across North America, played Austin City Limits and Camp Flog Gnaw, and supported The 1975 in the US and Clairo in Europe.
Jan-27-20 07:00 PM Lauren Alaina with Filmore
Georgia native Lauren Alaina captured Americas hearts when she competed on Season 10 of American Idol. In 2017, Lauren followed up her No. 1 debuting first album, Wildflower, with the release of the critically-acclaimed Road Less Traveled. The album landed on multiple end-of-year Best Of lists including Billboard, Rolling Stone and Amazon, and it became the top-streamed female country album release of the year. Praised as full of life lessons and uplift (PEOPLE), the collection of 12 songs all written by the young star includes Laurens first No. 1 hit, title track Road Less Traveled." The sassy Southerner with killer pipes (PARADE) has shared the stage with superstars including Alan Jackson, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan and Martina McBride. Lauren recently joined Cole Swindell on the Reason to Drink Tour and is currently on tour with Jason Aldean for this summers High Noon Neon Tour. Lauren is this years ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year and performed on the Apr. 15 broadcast live from Las Vegas. She was also nominated for ACM Vocal Event of the Year for What Ifs, the double-platinum-selling No. 1 collaboration with her childhood friend, Kane Brown. Lauren is one of CMTs Next Women of Country and she received her first CMT Music Award for Breakthrough Video of the Year with her No. 1 smash Road Less Traveled, This year she received her second CMT Music Award for Collaborative Video of the Year, with Kane Brown. In addition to performing on the 51st Annual CMA Awards, 2017 saw Lauren earning nominations for CMA New Artist of the Year, several Teen Choice Awards and Radio Disney Music Awards.
Jan-28-20 07:00 PM Phora
Phora (real name Marco Archer) has lived through more than most 25-year olds. Despite being the victim of a stabbing and a shooting, he maintains a lust for live and positive attitude well beyond his years.Born and raised in Anaheim, California, Phora started rapping in his bedroom, while working as a tattoo artist. He later turned his art into the wildly successful clothing brand, Yours Truly, which now has a brick and mortar store on Fairfax in Los Angeles as well as a substantial online presence.His eighth album (and first independent release after leaving Warner Bros. Records) Bury Me With Dead Roses, was released on July 26 and several songs made an impact on all DSPs (New Music Friday, Mellow Bars and The Newness). Featuring production from critically acclaimed producer Scott Storch (Blame On Me), appearances from Universal Latin recording artists Ecko and Mariah (Te Necesito) and production from the Yours Truly Records stalwarts Anthro Beats and Native, the album hit the top 25 on the overall charts and top 10 on the rap charts. From start to finish, the album touches on love, loss, life, grief and sorrow, with Phora urging his listener to Not take your life for granted and appreciate people while theyre still here. Phora recently returned from an intimate exclusive run of shows in September, which sold out in 30 minutes. Phoras devoted passionate fans (whose numbers grow by the hour) have more touring as well as new releases to look forward to in 2020.
Jan-28-20 07:00 PM Phora Tickets (18+ Event)
Jan-29-20 07:00 PM Ali Gatie
Ali Gatie knows the way to your heart is through your ears. Over the course of 2018, the 22 year old singer-songwriter from the Toronto suburb of Mississauga self-released a string of projects that took him from square one of his career to a global fan base, racking up millions of streams of unexpected hits like the acoustic-tinged ballad Moonlight. In the process he revealed himself to have not only the single-minded focus and work ethic of a 21st century hustler but the heart of a classic songsmith. The numbers are impressive (over half a billion cumulative streams across platforms globally), especially when you consider that he did it all himself, without any professional support or industry connections. You can credit some of that success to Alis social media hustlehe once responded to over 2000 fan messages on Snapchat in a single day. But numbers only tell part of the story. Its nothing special to rack up millions of viewer impressions with social media stunts, but Alis looking beyond that kind of shallow, fleeting fame. Hes building something deeper with his fans, based on timeless ideas and just released his debut EP YOU to affirm this connection. Ali doesnt shy away from writing about the big subjects that have always consumed great artists, concepts like love and devotion that many young artists these days shy away from. His sound mines the fertile area where R&B and contemporary pop overlapalthough from a brighter side of the spectrum than you might associate with crooners from the 6but its delivered with openness and honesty, mixing the timeless songwriting of contemporary icons like Ed Sheeran with the next-generation sounds of Post Malone, Juice Wrld, and Charlie Puth. Some of Alis ability to find common ground with any listener he comes across must have something to do with how much of the world hes seen, starting from a young age. Ali was born to Iraqi parents, then spent part of his childhood in Dubai before his family moved to the culturally and economically diverse city of Mississauga. And certainly a lot of it comes from the way he was brought uphe credits a lot of his music-making philosophy to the traditional Arab values of hospitality and generosity that his parents raised him with. But Alis also just a natural-born relationship builder. Musically, hes the kind of performer who makes everyone who hears him feel like theyre the only person hes singing to. Hes the type of creator who understands the power of an intimate gesture like a musician singing along to his own song in the car (a clip that helped drive Moonlight to its breakthrough), or the way viewers cant help but get caught up in the first-person love story of his Cant Lie video. At a time where the pop landscape seems more splintered than ever, Ali Gatie is dreaming big and making music the whole world can love.
Feb-02-20 08:00 PM Nada Surf with Bwahaha (Ryan Miller of Guster and Arc Iris)
With their ninth studio album, Nada SurfMatthew Caws, Daniel Lorca, Ira Elliot, and their longtime friend and collaborator Louie Linocontinue pursuing their humanistic vision of the world through hooky, catchy rock songs with sharply drawn, yet tenderly felt lyrics. Never Not Together, out on TK DATE, is a wide-ranging collection of songs that revel in the group's ability to evoke and reflect grand and intricately wrought emotions, whether through sweeping guitar solos or hushed-whisper vocals. "Empathy is good, lack of empathy is bad, holy math says we're never not together," Caws declares at the end of "Something I Should Do," a crashing powerpop track with an insistent melody that adds urgency to his thoughts about 21st-century life. The concept of "holy math" which informs that lineand the album's titlewas inspired by a Justin Vernon appearance on the Song Exploder podcast, where the Bon Iver leader talked about the interconnectedness of humans. "We're all together, and that's just the way it is, and the way it always will be," says Caws. "That's the sacred truth of it." That idea of being linked and searching for connection is a common theme of the album's lyrics, which depict people hunting down answers by peering within and reaching outward. "Looking For You," which opens with a spectral choir and blossoms into a rock spectacle with crashing strings and two guitar solosone played by Caws, the other by frequent Nada Surf collaborator Doug Gillardseeks solace in doctor's visits and grand metaphors. "So Much Love," which Caws wrote as part of Hits president Karen Glauber's annual SXSW session, is a driving, yet kind-hearted reminder that love and connection are in the aireven if, in the immediate, it's lurking in the mists of one's sent-messages mailbox. "Mathilda," meanwhile, shifts time signatures as it switches perspectives on a childhood spent apart from the crowd, mulling over what "masculinity" meant even at a young age. Youth is also a topic on "Just Wait," a shimmering midtempo song tethered to earth by a fluid bassline. "I wrote 'Just Wait' on a writing trip to Nashville," recalls Caws. During a session with songwriter Gavin Slate, the two got to talking about the current state of youth culture. "I remember how being an adolescent was so scaryjust as it would be for everybody," he says. "You're starting to feel like an adult, but you kind of don't want to be; you're kind of not ready, but you kind of can't wait. It's that kind of fright-delight, like September at school." The end result is empathic and warm, its chiming guitars and background "ooh-oohs" offering a refuge from the pressure to keep up appearances in "love and work and where you live," as Caws sings on the song's bridge. In 2017, Nada Surf celebrated the 15th anniversary of their 2002 breakthrough Let Go, an experience that energized the early planning of Never Not Together. "I made pretty elaborate demos for the songssomething I've never done before," says Caws. "I think [the Let Go tour] really boosted my work ethic and made me feel like I really had to go for it." Never Not Together was recorded at Rockfield Studios in Wales, where artists like Echo & the Bunnymen, the Flamin' Groovies, Iggy Pop and Oasis recorded albums. "I've been seeing the name on albums for so long," says Caws. "It's a working farm, and the founder/owner, Kingsley Ward, would come in and tell us stories when he wasn't farming. I'd walk into town every morning and listen to the sheep talking as I walked by them." That openness to listeningto their fans, to each other, to the worldhas helped inform Nada Surf's legacy as down-to-earth rock starsmusicians who can command festival stages around the world while connecting to audience members on a personal level, conscious of the shared humanity every step of the way.