Lady Lamb is the the midst of a wide ranging tour in support of her new EP, Tender Warriors Club. At seven tracks, running 34 minutes, less prolific artists might call this a full length album and be done with it. As for Lady Lamb, the artist also known as Aly Spaltro seems content to give us all that she’s creating and thinking, however long or heavy it might be. Technically an EP, Tender Warriors Club feels more than anything like a snapshot of the individual, vulnerable and uncertain, at this moment in time. Intensely personal rather than overtly political, it is nonetheless a “manifesto,” as the artist writes on her website:
find the courage to be sensitive
be emotionally vulnerable
be comfortable with & embrace solitude
never compromise their integrity
practice self-acceptance & self-love
give an honest effort
Lady Lamb’s current tour is hitting some smaller venues as well as living rooms across the country. See all of the tour dates with ticket links here. The EP is available now via Mom + Pop Records. Order vinyl here.
Having suffered a temporary setback last month with what you might call a ‘wrecked voice’ (medical term for vocal cord damage and tonsillitis), Michael Kiwanuka has announced new dates for his previously cancelled tour of North America. The new tour comes on the heels of two BRIT Award nominations for Kiwanuka’s acclaimed second album Love & Hate. Poetic and sonically expressive, the LP extracts the warm vibe of late ’70s soul music while remaining focused and concerned with the issues of the present. Love & Hate was produced by Dangermouse and Inflo. Check out the title track below the tour dates.
May 18, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
May 19, 2017 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
May 21, 2017 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
May 22, 2017 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
May 23, 2017 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
May 26, 2017 – Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center
May 27, 2017 – Chicago, IL – Park West
May 29, 2017 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
May 30, 2017 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
May 31, 2017 – Boston, MA – Royale NightClub
June 2, 2017 – New York, NY – Governors Ball Music Festival
June 4, 2017 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
June 7, 2017 – Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe at Old National Centre
June 9, 2017 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
June 10, 2017 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music Festival
June 11, 2017 – Nashville, TN – 3rd & Lindsley
We love it when good pop music comes together. Colliding on tour right now are two of our longtime favorites, Bronze Radio Return and Air Traffic Controller. Avid OurStagers might recall Bronze Radio Return from their inclusion in our new music web series The Panel, or perhaps from the many other times they won competitions and appeared on our charts. Similarly, Air Traffic Controller earned a spotlight feature on MTV.com and have racked up more than a dozen Top 10 chart placements. Both bands have been blowing up over the past couple of years, garnering well-deserved national attention as they cross the country. If you’re in the northeast United States, you can and SHOULD catch them together right now:
(Bronze Radio Return ONLY, no ATC)
World Cafe Live
We recently brought you the latest single from Yonas, “Roll One Up” (featuring Roscoe Dash and Sammy Adams) as well as behind-the-scened footage and interviews from the filming of the video for the song. Well, we didn’t want to leave anyone hanging, so at your convenience please find enclosed the aforementioned video. ALSO, tour dates! The man is embarking on his first headlining tour. Check it below the video, or click here for links for each date.
Another feel-good groove from Yonas, this time featuring Roscoe Dash and Sammy Adams. The track is called “Roll One Up” and it hinges on a mellow guitar riff, the kind you might expect from, say, Ben Harper, another dude who’s maybe rolled a few up. The guest spots are tight, and you can catch a little Roscoe Dash perspective in the behind-the-scenes video below.
Yonas is also hitting the road, see below the video for dates.
One of our all-time favorite singer-songwriters on OurStage, Jesse Terry has been busy since last we checked in. First and foremost, he’s on tour right now in the UK and will hit some major markets before wrapping up in Scotland on July 17th. Then he’s back in the US, touring mostly northeast-midwest. But he’ll be back overseas again in the fall, this time including Ireland. And then, best we can tell, he will simply continue touring forever. Wow, click through below and look at all those dates. Obviously, we strongly recommend catching him when you can.
Meanwhile, Terry’s been taking advantage of the Noisetrade platform, where you can get new releases just by providing your email address. His newest release is Joyful Noise, an EP with recent touring partner Abbie Gardner of Red Molly. Listen to them singing the Roy Orbison classic “Blue Bayou” together below.