Olivia Barton

AGE RESTRICTION: Only Ages 21+ can purchase tickets for this show. NO REFUNDS/EXCHANGES for anyone underage who purchases or attempts to use these tickets. Doors: 7:00 PMShow: 8:00 PM Olivia BartonOlivia Barton writes songs that sound like stream-of-consciousness journal entries—because they are. Olivia asks and answers questions in real time, taking you through a “diary of the healing process” (Sound of Boston). The 90s-inspired folk-pop songs live in a raw but playful space Olivia (sort of) jokingly describes as “somewhere between Elliott Smith and Hilary Duff.” After releasing her sophomore album This is a Good Sign at the end of 2022, she is gearing up for her biggest year yet supporting Lizzy McAlpine’s full US tour in spring of 2023. This is a Good Sign has been written about in publications such as Stereogum and Brooklyn Vegan, charted at #3 on college radio, featured on Spotify editorial playlists, and gained the attention of dream collaborators, including Madi Diaz, Carol Ades, and Evan Stephens Hall of the band Pinegrove. The album’s opening track, “I Don’t Sing My Songs” is reflective of Olivia’s infectious ability to hold darkness and light in the same hand, starting by directly facing reality: “I stay inside / I call my dad / I wait to feel” and ending with an inner knowing: “Good feelings are so possible within me.” She leaves you feeling cracked open, seen, and vibrating with hope in the connectedness of things.

quickly, quickly ~ The Santo Casúr

AGE RESTRICTION: Only Ages 21+ can purchase tickets for this show. NO REFUNDS/EXCHANGES for anyone underage who purchases or attempts to use these tickets. Doors: 7:00 PMShow: 7:30 PM quickly, quicklyThe new quickly, quickly EP finds Portland, Oregon’s Graham Jonson back in his home studio, engrossed in ‘60s psychedelic soul music, imagining some bygone era where it was all about the drum sounds and tape decay. He calls it Easy Listening; the songs are short and inviting, modest yet loaded with ideas. Each started with the drum part, a loose grid for Jonson to paint his idiosyncratic psych-pop across, again playing nearly every instrument. The set follows his 2021 LP, The Long And The Short of It, the 22-year-old musician’s debut on Ghostly International, a coming-of-age jump from the chill beats-oriented corners of the internet to a full-fledged songwriting project with hi-fi sophistication. The moment culminated with Pitchfork’s Rising profile, “quickly, quickly’s Technicolor Pop Bursts Beyond the Algorithm,” and kickstarted the formation of his 6-piece live band for a run of exploratory shows along the west coast. But as the tangible demands for his music pulled him outward and some growing pains in his personal life ensued, Jonson focused his energy back inside; to the comforts of home recording, filling his space with more gear and sessions with friends. Maybe a bit of a droll title for a hard time, Easy Listening briefly pauses for air, offering five of his breeziest basement jams for public enjoyment. https://quicklyquickly.bandcamp.com/ The Santo Casúr https://thesantocasur.bandcamp.com/  

Dana and Alden

THIS SHOW IS ALL AGES, 21+ WITH ID TO DRINK. UNDER 21 MUST PURCHASE AA TICKET OPTION. Their debut album, Quiet Music for Young People, is an amalgamation of their childhood, melding memories of summer days spent working at an apple orchard, and rainy winter nights where they jammed at cozy jazz clubs. These retrospective moments are channeled through the lens of their wide- ranging influences, from Ahmad Jahmal to Big Thief to Bad Bunny. Alden, the younger of the two, is a drummer and recent graduate of Berklee College of Music, while Dana, the elder statesmen, is a saxophonist and organic farm inspector in Durham, NC. https://dana-alden.com/  

Norma Jean ~ TEETH

AGE RESTRICTION: Only Ages 21+ can purchase tickets for this show. NO REFUNDS/EXCHANGES for anyone underage who purchases or attempts to use these tickets. Doors: 7:00 PM Show: 8:00 PM

Oso Oso

AGE RESTRICTION: Only Ages 21+ can purchase tickets for this show. NO REFUNDS/EXCHANGES for anyone underage who purchases or attempts to use these tickets. Doors: 7:00 PMShow: 8:00 PM Oso Osohttps://www.osoosoband.com/  

Kids That Fly ~ Noshows

AGE RESTRICTION: Only Ages 21+ can purchase tickets for this show. NO REFUNDS/EXCHANGES for anyone underage who purchases or attempts to use these tickets. Doors: 7:00 PMShow: 7:30 PM Kids That FlyComposed of college comrades, alternative/pop rock band Kids That Fly formed in the fall of 2018, while attending the University of Connecticut. It wasn’t long before they fell into a rhythm playing shows in and around CT while simultaneously commuting in and out of NYC for recording both in Manhattan and Brooklyn; and they have been on a trajectory ever since. From the band’s inception, they have always put a focus on their fans, prioritizing the importance of live music. The four-piece act never fails to draw in a crowd whether playing a hometown show, or a distinguished Manhattan venue with their catchy alt/pop melodies and electrifying up close performances. Kids That Fly have proved their vast potential and are truly an act to follow. NoshowsNYC’s Max Satow, professionally known as NOSHOWS, is finding a fascinating niche as a singer-songwriter and frontman by fusing explorations of the inner workings of the mind with a wildly eclectic blend of alt-rock, hip-hop, and funk. Noshows has gained a loyal fan base from its electrifying shows at NYC’s Mercury Lounge, Milkboy, Sofar Sounds, & Bowery Electric. Satow’s lifelong fascination with the chaos and psyche of the human mind, and his advocacy of such issues, has its roots in his family’s founding of The Jed Foundation, a non-profit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for teens and young adults, giving them the skills and support they need to thrive. It was inspired by and named after the singer’s uncle, who took his own life. Satow has created a mental health hub of his own with Magnify the Mind, a community whose mission is to educate and advocate for those who need emotional support. Noshows is set to release two EPs leading up to a full length debut, co-produced/co-written with two-time Grammy winner Marc Swersky (Joe Cocker, Little Stranger) and mixed by Seth Von Paulus (Smashing Pumpkins, Linda Perry).

Sinkane

AGE RESTRICTION: Only Ages 21+ can purchase tickets for this show. NO REFUNDS/EXCHANGES for anyone underage who purchases or attempts to use these tickets. Doors: 7:00 PMShow: 7:30 Sinkane We Belong, is the eighth studio album from Sinkane, a band led by multi-instrumentalist Ahmed Gallab. And like much of Sinkane’s previous releases, it resists genre. It’s pop. It’s funk. It’s electronic. It blends the gritty punk newness of a 70s and 80s New York with the steady, foundational soul of the rhythms of his native Sudan. Though We Belong comes deep into the catalog of a long career, it also resists stagnation. It moves and travels—through words and eras, through emotion and healing. Gallab calls this album his “love letter to Black music,” and each track pulses with the energy of different eras and forms: the gospel-soaked “Everything Is Everything,” the dreamy, Quiet Storm-influenced Afro-beats of “Rise Above,” the 70s-funk of “We Belong” and its Sly Stone influence, the Stevie Wonder-edged “Another Day”—they tell a story about Black music and Black people. The album itself also reveals Gallab’s desire to create a work that not only reflected a community, but was made by one, too. We Belong assembles this community, makes it visible, to anyone willing to see, to hear, to feel. Gallab and Amanda Khiri, co-lyricist on most of the songs, passed notes across the digital divide. Audre Lorde, Toni Morrison, Ismael Reed, scraps of poetry. The pair turned these late-night ideas into fully realized compositions. Casey Benjamin, a multi-instrumentalist who has worked with jazz pianist Robert Glasper, left his touch on several tracks. Jazz trumpeter Kenyatta Beasley soared across three songs. Soul singer Bilal lent his voice. Rising artists like vocalists Ifedayo Gatling, of the Harlem Gospel Travelers, Tru Osbourne, Hollie Cook, and STOUT, joined this community as well. What had long been a solo endeavor by Gallab, suddenly became a collaborative experience. “Having all these people at my disposal [meant] I could actually be a producer,” he says. “I could zoom out a little bit and see what serves the song best? How can I make this better? Having a community around me really just allowed this to turn into something bigger than I could have ever imagined.”  The result is an album that showcases freedom, in all its forms. Freedom to create, to move, to love, to live. The we of the title is all of us. All of us who have lost and found community. All of us who have reached into the past to find our future. And ultimately, it is the sound of an artist finding his way back to himself by stretching beyond himself. “In making this album, I realized very quickly that I got a lot of freedom in not making it about myself,” Gallab says. “I realized I’m more than just me, there’s all of us, all of us together. It’s much more about community and much more about connecting with other people. But maybe, that’s how I’ve kind of come to find myself.”

Best Bear ~ Super Cassette ~ Glass Prince ~ Monstera

AGE RESTRICTION: Only Ages 21+ can purchase tickets for this show. NO REFUNDS/EXCHANGES for anyone underage who purchases or attempts to use these tickets. Doors: 6:00 PMShow: 6:30 PM Best Bearhttps://bestbear.bandcamp.com/album/when Super CassetteSomewhere between a solo bedroom-pop act and an indie rock quartet, Super Cassette has specialized in producing driving, insidiously catchy power pop since 2016.https://supercassetteband.bandcamp.com/album/continuehttps://bestbear.bandcamp.com/album/when Glass Princehttps://glassprince.bandcamp.com/album/theres-no-such-thing-as-bad-weather-only-bad-clothes-demo Monsterahttps://monstera-phl.bandcamp.com/  

Dale Hollow

Hack of the Year   “Stupid is as stupid does / does that make me the dumbest one of all time?” — Dale Hollow,  “Hack of the Year”   A bit Andy Kaufman, a little Orville Peck, a hint of Father John Misty, Dale Hollow possesses “a fascinating combination of performance and purveyed authenticity,” as the lifestyle magazine  Mundane once posited, while also noting that “no other country music artist has ever claimed to  be the best, except for Dale Hollow.”   Legend has it that Dale actually tried to trademark the phrase “The Country Music Superstar,”  so every time someone like Luke Bryan, Loretta Lynn, Jessica Simpson or Darius Rucker  attached that phrase to their names, Dale gets some cash.   And while Hollow can be purposely self-elevating, that seemingly tall tale is true. “I sent $150 to  the copyright office…and I got denied instantly,” he says. “That’s why I use that parenthetical  justification (trademark pending).”   A mysterious figure in the country music world, here’s what we do know: Hollow, who hails from  Nashville and is named after the Kentucky reservoir, had an inauspicious start to his music  career. The future country legend was just trying to pay off $35,000 in back taxes. “I was trying  to get cash fast,” he admits. “One day, sitting in an internet cafe, I read this article that detailed  how Luke Bryan was the most profitable artist in streaming. So I just thought, ‘I’ll do what he  does.’”   Thankfully, that odd inspiration has led to some not-so-seriously good music. Dale’s new record,  Hack of the Year, is a hoot, full of crooning, shuffling beats, yelps and plenty of self-effacing singalongs. “Don’t Wanna Do Anything” is a legit slacker anthem, while “I’m a Lover” serves as  a rollickin’ love song with a hint of Roadhouse menace. Several moments here, including the  title track and “Dead End Job,” possess a real sense of melancholy.  

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