The very smart AND contemporary R&B/popcorn powerhouse Nick Waterhouse plays real strict late '50s/early '60s R&B, horns and everything, and does NOT concede to anything contemporary. He and his group pull it off with class and, kinda consistently, sound like the handful of London groups playing the Flamingo circa 1964, just minus the bespoke suits and amphetamines. Anyway, he's touring to support his new LP, This Is a Game. I've only heard the single tracks from his new album; the title track... more » $15.
Generally I would not suggest that you see the Ataris in 2014, because the band hasn’t done anything notable for several years, save for an onstage meltdown in 2012. But this is different. Tonight the second- (third-?) wave emo band will be playing their 2003 album, So Long, Astoria, in its entirety. Don’t get me wrong, Blue Skies, Broken Hearts… Next 12 Exits is the best Ataris album, despite the fact that just about every song blames women for every problem, but So Long is also solid. It’s ju... more »
After dominating pop radio in the second half of the ’00s with a series of shiny Auto-Tune hits celebrating parties, partying, and falling in love with strippers, T-Pain achieved elder-statesman status with literally dozens of "featured performer" spots, where his digitally clipped croon is as distinctive as a Stevie Wonder harmonica solo. In advance of the release of his new album, Stoicville: The Phoenix, the ringtone superstar lands at Neumos, for a night of shiny Auto-Tune hits celebrating... more » $30.