A Tribe Called Red are a three-man DJ crew from Ottawa who blend elements of their traditional tribes’ (Nipissing Anishnabe and Upper/Lower Cayuga First Nations, to be specific) music with dance-floor-ready electronic, dubstep, rap, and even moombahton rhythms into what they call “powwow step.” Though these end results dangerously tread the whompy line of quality/cheesy modern-EDM stuff, it’s still as distinctive as music of this genre can be. Their last couple Barboza shows were reportedly hyp... more » $15.
For nine years, Brooklyn psych-folk outfit Woods has operated more like a small community than a band, since founder Jeremy Earl also runs a label and oversees an annual festival. Not until their eighth album, With Light and with Love, however, has his group garnered the attention they deserve ("Moving to the Left" is among KEXP's most played songs of 2014). Adventurous New York guitarist Steve Gunn is also sure to expand his fan base before summer's end. In addition to a deep catalog, his new... more » $15/$18.
It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything from Aussie psych-rock revivalists Wolfmother as cogent as their eponymous LP, which was nine years ago. Maybe it’s because they’re not even the same band anymore, two-thirds of the trio having bounced due to "irreconcilable personal and musical differences" after that debut album. Or maybe it’s because neo-psychedelia just feels tired nearly a decade after Wolfmother released. It’s not that there’s anything wrong with what vocalist/guitarist Andrew... more » $25.
On September 30, the great American songwriter Lucinda Williams will release her 11th album, Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone, and it is highly likely that fans at tonight's Woodland Park Zoo show will be treated to a few highlights of this forthcoming release. It's also highly likely that Williams will ravish the crowd with the songs with which she's been ravishing crowds for the past 25 years. The Lucinda Williams Songbook is loaded with many of the best songs ever, including but not limi... more » $28.