Jul, 26 | PAY WHAT YOU WANT
Benefit for the Launch of Songs For Kids Foundation in Spokane
Featuring 9+ Local Bands
Saturday, Jul 26 | 8pm
The Bartlett is proud to host a fundraiser to help get this incredible program off the ground in Spokane. The night will featured music from all your favorite local bands.
Songs For Kids Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization that brings music year-round to children’s hospitals and special needs camps through live interactive concerts, hospital bedside performances and our SongsFor Kids Records songwriting & recording program. Last year, we launched our Songs For Kids Tour, where we traveled 32,000 miles, hitting over 180 cities and performing at nearly every children’s hospital in the USA. 239 children’s hospitals in 250 days!
Bandit Train, Water…
Cedar & Boyer
Wednesday, Jul 30 | 8pm
Many of the superlatives describing Angel Olsen refer to how seemingly little it takes for her to leave an audience speechless, even spellbound. But Olsen has never been as timid as those descriptors imply, and the noisy, fiery hints in her earlier work find a fuller expression on her newest LP, Burn Your Fire for No Witness. Here, Olsen sings with full-throated exultation, admonition, and bold, expressive melody. Also, with the help of producer John Congleton, her music now crackles with a churning, rumbling low end and a brighter energy.
Friday, Aug 1 | 8pm
Hayes Carll is an odd mix. Wildly literate, utterly slackerly, impossibly romantic, absolutely a slave to the music, the 35-year old Texan is completely committed to the truth and unafraid to skewer pomposity, hypocrisy and small-minded thinking.
In a world of shallow and shallower, where it’s all groove and gloss, that might seem a hopeless proposition. Last year, “Another Like You,” Carll’s stereotype’s attract duet of polar opposites, was American Songwriter’s #1 Song of 2011 – and KMAG YOYO was the Americana Music Association’s #1 Album, as well as making…MORE INFO
Monday, Aug 4 | 8pm
It’s been a long night if that’s what happened,” Valerie June laughs when asked about her seemingly overnight breakout in the UK. By the time she released her debut album, ‘Pushin’ Against A Stone,’ the Tennessee native had already performed on Later… with Jools Holland, sung a stunning duet with Eric Church at the ACM Awards, toured with Jake Bugg, graced spreads in top music and fashion magazines, and earned some of the year’s most glowing reviews. But June traveled a long road to the remarkable moment at which…MORE INFO
Mama Doll Album Release
Saturday, Aug 9 | 8pmMORE INFO
Thursday, Aug 14 | 8pm
Man Man is a fearlessly unique band from Philadelphia. The group’s fifth full length album On Oni Pond features an arresting reconstruction of the group’s visionary sound – stripped to its core and rebuilt as something new and compelling yet still very much Man Man. This marked shift is a direct result of an intensive collaboration between the band’s frontman, Honus Honus, and drummer Pow Pow, who has assumed a new-found prominence in the songwriting process, bringing an exhilarating array of new rhythmic ideas to the mix. “With this…MORE INFO
Black Joe Lewis
Friday, Aug 15 | 8pm
Joe Lewis hails from Austin, TX – the collision center where Southern soul meets mid-western blues and vagabond punk. Unable to keep away from the infectious music scene Austin is infamous for, Joe Lewis soaked it all in and soon found himself purchasing his first guitar while working in a pawnshop. The rest is history.
Once compared to “The Godfather of Soul,” we hear Black Joe Lewis letting his punk-flag fly on the group’s third studio album, Electric Slave. Black Joe Lewis perfected his gritty shouting and raw guitar riffs, honing…MORE INFO
Tuesday, Sep 9 | 8pm
“Mitchell is a skilled storyteller…and her delivery gives an emotional complexity that welcomes and even demands repeated listens.” Pitchfork
“Currently a well-kept secret, Mitchell is writing material that stands comparison with the great singer-songwriters of the past few decades” Daily Telegraph
Anaïs Mitchell is first and foremost a storyteller. As a Vermont-based singer-songwriter, Mitchell recorded for Ani Difranco’s Righteous Babe Records for several years before starting her own Wilderland label in 2012. Among her recorded works are five full-length albums, including 2010′s sensationally-reviewed Hadestown– a folk opera based on the Orpheus myth– and…MORE INFO
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