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New Politics


New Politics is three-piece group from Denmark. In 2017 they made a splash on the alt-rock charts with their catchy, feel-good single "One of Us."


• Sat 3/24/18 at - 7:30 PM



Bleachers is the latest musical project from Grammy-winning performer and songwriter Jack Antonoff.


• Fri 3/30/18 at - 8:00 PM

Sylvan Esso


Sylvan Esso is a collaboration between vocalist Amelia Meath and electronic musician Nick Sanborn.


• Mon 4/2/18 at - 8:00 PM

SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque Tour


This burlesque act is made up of six women featured on who perform a punk inspired take on the traditional pasties and feathers act.


• Sun 4/8/18 at - 8:00 PM

The Telling Room Presents Show & Tell: A Literary Spectacular

Cabaret,Poetry Reading/Spoken Word


• Tue 4/10/18 at - 7:30 PM



Detroit singer and songwriter Sixto Rodgriguez started in the late '60s, playing offbeat, soulful folk-rock that earned him comparisons to Bob Dylan and Love's Arthur Lee. But his career stalled when his record label ran into financial problems. Years later, Rodriguez became something of a cult hero in Australia and South Africa. Recently, two of his albums from the early '70s were reissued.


• Wed 4/11/18 at - 8:00 PM

Tommy Emmanuel


Tommy Emmanuel is an Australian "guitar hero" known for his unique style of strumming using all ten fingers. He has twice been nominated for a Grammy Award, the first for 'The Day the Finger Pickers Took Over the World,' recorded with Chet Atkins.


• Thu 4/12/18 at - 8:00 PM

Papa Roach


Papa Roach is an American rock band from Vacaville, California. Their first major-label release was the triple-platinum album Infest (2000). The group's success continued with their gold album Lovehatetragedy (2002), their platinum album Getting Away with Murder (2004), The Paramour Sessions (2006), and Metamorphosis (2009). The band's seventh album, Time for Annihilation, was released on August 31, 2010. Papa Roach has sold more than 10 million album copies worldwide, and are known for their hits 'Last Resort', 'She Loves Me Not', 'Scars', 'Forever', and 'Lifeline', among others.


• Fri 4/13/18 at - 7:00 PM

Steve Earle


A protegé of legendary songwriters Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, Steve Earle became a master storyteller in his own right as his songs were recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Travis Tritt, The Pretenders, Joan Baez and countless others. 1986 saw the release of his debut album, "Guitar Town,' which shot to number one on the country charts and immediately established the term “New Country.” After a downward spiral of heroin addiction and the loss of his recording deal, Earle re-emerged in 1996 with "Train a Comin," which earned a Gremmy nomination for best contrmporary folk album. He delved into bluegrass in 2000, when he recorded "The Mountain" with The Del McCoury Band; into acting when he played HIV-addicted drug addict and counselor Walon in parts of three seasons on "The Wire" (his version of Tom Waits' "Way Down in the Hole" was the theme to Season 5); into overt political songs (left-wing) with the 2002 album "Jerusalem"; and has ventured far and wide musically ever since. In 2015, he released his 16th studio album, "Terraplane," and in 2016 he recorded a duet album with Shawn Colvin, simply entitled "Colvin & Earle." Later in 2016, he and the Dukes went on tour to commemorate the 30th anniversary of "Guitar Town."


• Sat 4/14/18 at - 8:00 PM

They Might Be Giants


John Flansburgh and John Linnell are the songwriting duo behind New York-based They Might Be Giants. Quirky pop songs and constant touring have made this group one of the most popular college rock bands of the past two decades.


• Sat 4/21/18 at - 9:00 PM


Electronic,Dance/House,Rap/Hip Hop

Gramatik is now known in electronic and hip-hop circles around the globe, touring with the likes of Pretty Lights, The Glitch Mob, Mimosa, Two Fresh and many others.


• Sun 4/22/18 at - 8:00 PM

Matt & Kim


Matt and Kim is an indie duo based out of Brooklyn, New York. Their keyboard-driven rock 'n' roll earned them a spot supporting Blink-182 and My Chemical Romance on select dates of the 2011 Honda Civic Tour and their songs are familiar from having been used in commercials (Bacardi and Mars Bar) and TV shows ('Chuck' and 'Entourage'). They are currently touring to support their latest work, 'Lightning,' which was released in October 2012.


• Tue 4/24/18 at - 8:00 PM

Anthony Jeselnik

Stand Up Comedy

Anthony Jeselnik is a stand-up comedian in high demand, most famous for "The Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump" and "The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen," as well as "The Jeselnik Offensive," which he starred in and created. Jeselnik is known for his dark – verging on perverse – humor, which sometimes brings audiences face to face with raw truths not often mentioned in the stand-up world.


• Fri 4/27/18 at - 8:00 PM

Michael Wolff: Fire & Fury: Inside the Trump Whitehouse


A “funny, knowing, clear-eyed, candid and altogether exhilarating” (The New Yorker) chronicler of the confluence of media, technology, and business for the last quarter century, Michael Wolff is the author of Burn Rate, Television Is the New Television, and The Man Who Owns the News, a deep dive into the secretive life of Rupert Murdoch. A longtime contributor to Vanity Fair, the Guardian, Adweek, The Hollywood Reporter, and a host of other periodicals, Wolff was a weekly columnist at New York magazine for six years. Fire and Fury is based on more than 200 interviews with Trump and senior members of his team and tells the inside story of the daily chaos, backstabbing, and discord of the volatile Trump administration.


• Sat 4/28/18 at - 8:00 PM



MisterWives is a six-piece band from New York City.


• Wed 5/16/18 at - 8:00 PM

Trixie Mattel - Now With Moving Parts Tour

Musical Comedy,Variety Show

An evening of music, comedy and drag.


• Fri 5/18/18 at - 8:00 PM



Since 1996 and the release of their debut album, "Apocalyptica Plays Metallica by Four Cellos," Apocalyptica -- graduates of the prestigious Sibelius Academy in Finland -- have been developing a style that is tough to put a name to... 'Heavy Cello Mayhem'? 'Rock'n' Resin'?! ... The possibilities are vast, but whatever the latest tag, the fact remains that never before had a group of classically-trained cellists, metal fans to a man, attempted to fuse together the seemingly disparate worlds of classical music & hard rock ...of Prokofiev & Pantera ... Shostakovich & Slayer ... to seek out the middle ground between the mosh pit & the orchestra pit, the dinner jacket & the denim jacket, whilst being 100 percent respectful to both camps.


• Fri 5/25/18 at - 8:00 PM

Tash Sultana


Tash Sultana is a young, dynamic Melbourne artist, creating waves and generating massive street buzz by playing sold out shows all over the world. Tash has made a name for herself busking on the streets of Melbourne and having homemade videos go viral getting millions of views online. Since having her hands wrapped around a guitar at the age of three, the self taught artist quickly developed her own unique style that has people lining up to see her perform live. Her vocal shines with a magical quality, she has a natural gift for melody and her virtuosic guitar playing is from another planet. Tash’ s carefully crafted, edgy, multi-instrumental pieces featuring beat boxing, unique guitar work and percussion styled finger tapping, has left sold out audiences in awe. The young, one-woman powerhouse is having a huge year - Tash has already sold out her entire World tour and being added to dozens of high profile festivals including Laneway 2017. Both singles ‘ Jungle’ and ’ Notion’ were quick to receive high rotation on national broadcaster triple j plus garner an impressive response from various online media outlets around the world. With her six-track “Notion EP” due for release Sep 23 via her very own independent label “Lonely Lands Records”, the sky is the limit for one of Australia’ s hottest young acts.


• Wed 5/30/18 at - 8:00 PM

Belle & Sebastian


Led by guitarist/vocalist Stuart Murdoch, Belle and Sebastian's delicate, folk-pop songs have gained them a devoted following around the world.


• Tue 6/5/18 at - 8:00 PM

The Decemberists


Based in Portland, Oregon, The Decemberists have done some amazing work in the world of indie/folk and fusion rock over the years--blending hyper-literate lyrics about Irish folklore, life on the sea, Japanese legends and more with beautifully nuanced instrumentation. The quintet features Colin Meloy, Chris Funk, Jenny Conlee, Nate Query and John Moen.


• Sun 6/10/18 at - 8:00 PM