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  • Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016

    Dr Dog

    On sale now!

  • Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016

    Ani Difranco

    On sale now!

  • Tuesday, Mar. 01, 2016

    MuteMath

    Sold out!

  • Monday, Mar. 21, 2016

    Coheed and Cambria

    w/ Glassjaw. On sale now!

  • Thursday, Mar. 03, 2016

    Basia Bulat

    BASIA BULAT will be at THE REBEL LOUNGE on March 3rd with THE WEATHER STATION!

    Tall Tall Shadow, the third album by Toronto singer-songwriter Basia Bulat, is the bravest album she has made. Raw and spectral, heartbroken yet jubilant, these ten songs tell the story of a very hard year in the artist's life and all the love that helped her through it.

    Brought to you by Stateside Presents.

  • Saturday, Apr. 16, 2016

    Ellie Goulding

    w/ Years and Years.

  • Monday, Feb. 08, 2016

    MARTY FRIEDMAN

    MARTY FRIEDMAN performs at THE REBEL LOUNGE on February 8th with HOLY GRAIL & TAKE OVER AND DESTROY!

    At the end of the 20th Century, few guitar virtuosi were as respected and revered as MARTY FRIEDMAN. After first rising to prominence alongside fellow six-string whiz Jason Becker in the influential band Cacophony and via his well-received solo debut "Dragon's Kiss," FRIEDMAN joined Megadeth, with whom he soon wrote and recorded the thrash landmark "Rust In Peace." His 10-year tenure with the iconic group -- during which they sold more than 10 million albums worldwide and earned multiple Grammy nominations -- saw the band's dream lineup reach its greatest heights, and FRIEDMAN's unique sonic contributions became heavy metal DNA that to this day continues to inspire new generations of metal fans.

    Brought to you by Psyko Steve Presents.

  • Saturday, Feb. 06, 2016

    Godspeed You! Black Emperor

    This show is sold out!

    Godspeed You! Black Emperor began with Efrim, Mauro and Moya in the early 90s, playing a handful of shows and recording a self-released cassette as a trio before deciding to transform the group into a large band. Recruiting numerous Montreal musicians through 1995-1996, GYBE mounted sense-rattling wall-of-sound performances, featuring as many as 14 musicians and several 16mm film projectors, before recording their debut vinyl-only Constellation album in 1997. The band took a hiatus and reunited in 2010. We haven't seen them in the valley in way too long!.

    With XYLOUIS WHITE, a collaboration between legendary Cretan lute player George Xylouris and Jim White (Dirty Three drummer), icon of underground music.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016

    Ty Segall & the Muggers

    On sale now

  • Lake Street Dive [SOLD OUT] @ Crescent Ballroom Feb. 22
  • Tuesday, Mar. 22, 2016

    Poliça

    W/ Clara-Nova.

  • Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016

    Griffin House

    On sale now!

  • Sunday, Mar. 13, 2016

    McDowell Mountain Music Festival

    Sunday- The Avett Brothers, Bird Dog, Gary Clark Jr., Kaleo.

  • Saturday, Mar. 12, 2016

    McDowell Mountain Music Festival

    Saturday- Goldfish, GRiZ, The Main Squeeze, M!nt, Porter Robinson Live, St. Lucia.

  • Friday, Mar. 11, 2016

    McDowell Mountain Music Festival

    Friday- Animal Collective, Beck, Big Wild.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016

    Anti-Flag

    w/ War on Women, The Homeless Gospel Chior

  • Tuesday, Mar. 22, 2016

    HEY MARSEILLES

    HEY MARSEILLES will be at THE REBEL LOUNGE on March 22nd with HIBOU!

    As a musical breeding ground, Seattle is mistrustful of eager strivers. Still suffering from a grunge hangover, the city would rather embrace its underachievers than hitch its wagon to the obviously ambitious. So for the past eight years, Hey Marseilles has played by the rules, earned their indie cred the usual way: by touring relentlessly across the US and releasing a pair of albums beloved by fans around the world. But even as they succeeded at their modest goals, the members of Hey Marseilles—singer Matt Bishop, guitarist Nick Ward, keyboardist Philip Kobernik, cellist Sam Anderson, violist Jacob Anderson—felt restless.

    With their third album, Hey Marseilles shakes off the past and takes a big, bold step. In all its panoramicgrandeur, Hey Marseilles leans into a new, bright future. In its polished production, its narrative arc, its departure from the band's previous MO, the album is a leap forward. And it finds the humble quintet ready for the risk.

    Brought to you by Stateside Presents.

  • Sunday, Mar. 06, 2016

    RON POPE & THE NIGHTHAWKS

    RON POPE & THE NIGHTHAWKS perform at CRESCENT BALLROOM on March 6th with JONATHAN TYLER & TRUETT!

    Nashville-based, independent artist, Ron Pope, has stood at a crossroads where so many musicians find themselves — at the intersection of record label and independence. In an ever-evolving industry filled with rejection and compromise, he has plotted a new course for his music to reach loyal listeners, taking the industry-road-less-traveled in exchange for the ultimate payback, a league of devoted fans the world over.

    Brought to you by Psyko Steve Presents.

  • Monday, Feb. 29, 2016

    ROB CROW'S GLOOMY PLACE

    ROB CROW'S GLOOMY PLACE performs at THE REBEL LOUNGE on February 29th with CELEBRATION GUNS & UNDERGROUND CITIES!

    You're Doomed. Be Nice. is Rob Crow's first album since his heavily-publicized withdrawal from music – specifically the toxic byproducts of the lifestyle of a touring professional musician attempting to survive in an industry of diminishing returns. Rather than perform, record, and mix every note himself – a trademark of his previous solo endeavors – Crow formed Gloomy Place, a band made up of close friends that includes another member of the beloved Heavy Vegetable. Recorded and mixed by Ben Moore (Hot Snakes), You're Doomed presents a fascinating dichotomy: dynamic, eclectic prog-pop backing alarmingly confessional, often acerbic lyrical themes. This juxtaposition makes for an album of confrontational yet accessible songs filled with wry wit and emotional depth.

    Whereas Crow's previous solo endeavors acted primarily as low-key stop-gaps between Pinback albums, the stakes are markedly higher here – and it shows in both the depth of songwriting and impressively labyrinthian performances. Gone are the 60-second blink-and-you-missed-them acoustic sketches that became a staple of Crow's solo albums; You're Doomed is filled with the kind of thoughtful attention to detail and craft that was a hallmark of Pinback's legendary catalog.

    You're Doomed. Be Nice. is the diamond carved out of a particularly rough chunk of Rob Crow's life – one that's either the first gem of an inspired second act, or the culmination of an undeniably influential career. In either case, the quality of its cut will last a lifetime.

    Brought to you by Psyko Steve Presents.

  • Tuesday, Apr. 12, 2016

    The Used

    15 Year Anniversary Tour - Night 1: Self-Titled

  • Wednesday, Apr. 13, 2016

    The Used

    15 Year Anniversary Tour - Night 2: In Love and Death

  • Wednesday, Apr. 27, 2016

    THAO & THE GET DOWN STAY DOWN

    On sale now!

  • Thursday, Mar. 03, 2016

    Robyn Hitchcock

    Eclectic, willful, brilliant, iconoclastic—all these and more have been used to describe this British singer-songwriter who has witnessed, traversed, ignored, and influenced musical trends for decades. Opening Act: Emma Swift

  • Saturday, May. 07, 2016

    Dick Dale

    The King of the Surf Guitar who pioneered the surf music style.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016

    Rickie Lee Jones

    Since bursting onto the pop scene in 1979, Rickie Lee Jones has made “some of the most poignant and adventurous music the radio’s ever played”—NPR

  • Saturday, Mar. 26, 2016

    Napalm Death/Melvins

    w/ Melt Banana.

  • Thursday, Mar. 17, 2016

    Pot of Gold - Future

    W/ FUTURE, SLIGHTLY STOOPID, ATMOSPHERE, DIRTY HEADS, Ty Dolla Signs, FISHBONE.

  • Saturday, Mar. 19, 2016

    Pot of Gold - Big Sean

    w/ 311, REBELUTION, JAY ROCK, EARL SWEATSHIRT, PROTOJE, KATASTRO, & MORE

  • Friday, Apr. 08, 2016

    Elvis Costello

    On sale now!

  • Thursday, Mar. 10, 2016

    Peter Frampton

    Peter Frampton comes alive at Orpheum!

  • Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016

    Melanie Martinez

    SOLD OUT!!!

  • Saturday, Mar. 26, 2016

    David Crosby

    On sale now

  • Tuesday, Feb. 09, 2016

    Alessia Cara

    w/ KEVIN GARRETT, CRAIG STICKLAND. SOLD OUT!

  • Saturday, Sep. 10, 2016

    GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT

    GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT performs at CRESCENT BALLROOM on September 10th! Tickets on sale now!

    On March 20th 2015 "God Is An Astronaut" announced details of their 8th album to coincide with the Solar Eclipse across Europe. "Helios | Erebus" will be the bands heaviest release yet, capturing fully the bands intensity live while retaining the dark ambient passages the band are known for.

    The album concept is Light vs. Dark and there are many palettes of both to be found on this 8 track album. The album was released on June 21st the longest day of the year to continue the theme of Light vs. Dark.

    Visit PSYKOSTEVE.COM for more info and tickets!

  • Thursday, Mar. 03, 2016

    Agent Orange, In the Whale, The Rebel Set, Skull Drug and Reason Unknown

    Do yourself a favor if you claim to be even a casual fan of punk rock; go see Agent Orange tonight at Yucca Tap Room! It is incredible that original vocalist and guitarist Mike Palm is STILL at it 37 years later from when the band first had its beginnings in Orange County, California. Agent Orange has been a power punk trio from Day One with an original line-up of Palm, Steve Soto (who left to form The Adolescents, another legendary O.C. band) on bass and Scott Miller on drums. There were a lot of great bands at this time; Agent Orange set itself apart from the get-go by meshing together punk rock with a definite pop edge and more important, adding a stellar surf-informed sound in both their original songs and carefully selected cover tunes. The band released its still-signature tune "Bloodstains" in 1980 on a three-song demo. The song later appeared on the first Rodney on the Roq compilation that same year. This is when the band's popularity started to soar. Soto played on the Rodney on the ROQ version of "Bloodstains". James Levesque joined the band once Soto left and the new line-up went into the studio to create their first full-length album, Living in Darkness which was released November 1981. This monster of an album contained a new version of "Bloodstains" along with other Agent Orange classics such as "Too Young to Die" and "Everything Turns Grey". The album was released on Posh Boy Records as was the 1982 follow-up Bitchin' Summer EP which featured a brilliant cover of the surf classic "Pipeline" and one of the band's most frenetic songs "Breakdown". Next, Agent Orange moved to Enigma Records and released another 12" EP entitled When You Least Expect It. The disc featured another intense cover, this time "Somebody to Love" from Jefferson Airplane which Agent Orange made all its own. The EP also contained more instrumental songs which from the beginning was a staple of the Agent Orange catalog, including the brilliant "Bite the Hand That Feeds pt. 2". Everything the band had been building on since Day One culminated with the 1986 release of This is the Voice. As good as Agent Orange's first album and two EPs were, this album took all that material next level, proving that punk rock could possess a myriad of pop hooks and still absolutely shred. The album remains a power pop/punk classic 30 years after its release and features some explosive tracks such as "Voices (In the Night)", "I Kill Spies" and "It's in Your Head". Even "Bite the Hand That Feeds pt. 1", a much slower version of the same track from the When You Least Expect It EP, complete this time with vocals, possesses a stirring sense of power underneath the much slower tempo. By 1991 both James Levesque and Scott Miller had departed and the band would go on with Mike Palm still at the forefront and a revolving cast of musicians on bass and drums. 1991 saw the release of a live album by the name of Real Live Sound and five years later Agent Orange would release what to this day has been their last studio release, Virtually Indestructible. That album features one of the band's best tracks "Wouldn't Last a Day", proving that they were still capable of creating killer music 16 years after the release of "Bloodstains". Since 2003 Perry Giordano has been on the bass and vocals and Dave Klein has played the drums and also sang vocals. Agent Orange continues to be an awesome force live and can always be counted on to deliver melodic surf informed punk rock when taking the stage.

    In the Whale from Denver, Colorado and The Rebel Set, Skull Drug and Reason Unknown from Phoenix open this All Ages Show.

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