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Minus the Bear


Minus the Bear is an indie rock group formed in Seattle in 2001. Their fifth full-length studio album, 'Infinity Overhead' was released in August 2012. Their sixth, "Voids," was released in the spring of 2017.


• Fri 12/14/18 at - 8:00 PM
• Sat 12/15/18 at - 8:00 PM
• Sun 12/16/18 at - 8:00 PM

Other Upcoming Events

Lykke Li


Lykke Li (Li Lykke Timotej Zachrisson) from Sweden has said she doesn't like dance music. However, at a Bowery Ballroom gig, she covered Ray Charles, Vampire Weekend, and A Tribe Called Quest. Yet now, the pouty indie-pop singer, whose undeniably danceable music is mainstream-pop in her native Sweden, has risers for her to climb onstage and show off her latest moves.


• Sat 10/20/18 at - 7:00 PM

Mayday Parade


Mayday Parade is an alternative rock band from Tallahassee, Florida, formed from members of Kid Named Chicago and Defining Moment.


• Sun 10/21/18 at - 7:00 PM

The Blaze


The Blaze is a dance music duo from France.


• Mon 10/22/18 at - 8:30 PM

Billie Eilish


With an appetite for the gliding, glassy indie-pop of artists like Aurora and Lana Del Rey and the Distorted Menace of Tyler the Creator and Earl Sweatshirt, Billie Eilish listens to music the way that most watch movies, entirely undefined by genre. This bleeds through into her own unique style of music, calling out lyrics with a mix of heartbreak and damaged indifference.


• Wed 10/24/18 at - 7:30 PM

Gorgon City


Gorgon City are North London producers Matt & Ky.


• Thu 10/25/18 at - 8:30 PM



Poppy, AKA That Poppy, is a Los Angeles-based ambient/electropop artist and YouTube personality.


• Fri 10/26/18 at - 8:30 PM


Rap/Hip Hop

The hip-hop duo is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.


• Sat 10/27/18 at - 8:00 PM

Public Image Ltd.


John Lydon returns with Public Image Ltd., his post-Sex Pistols project which reunited in December 2009 for a string of U.K. dates. Along with an April appearance at Coachella, this tour will be the band’s first stateside appearance in nearly 18 years. PiL took a far more experimental take on the snotty, aggressive rock of Lydon's earlier days, releasing eight studio album and a number of EP's and live recordings. The group also features Lu Edmonds, Bruce Smith and Scott Firth.


• Mon 10/29/18 at - 9:00 PM

Years & Years


Years & Years is a soulful electropop trio from London.


• Tue 10/30/18 at - 9:00 PM



Passenger is the solo act of Mike Rosenberg, former frontman of the group Passenger. He achieved international success on the strength of the hit song "Let Her Go," which was also used in a popular ad that ran during the 2014 Super Bowl.


• Wed 10/31/18 at - 9:00 PM

The Milk Carton Kids


Known for releasing their albums for free, Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan make up the folk duo The Milk Carton Kids. NPR summarized their sound this way: "Gillian Welch & David Rawlings-meets-Simon & Garfunkel with a splash of The Everly Brothers."


• Thu 11/1/18 at - 8:00 PM

Greensky Bluegrass

Bluegrass,Acoustic,Folk,Live Music in Bar/Club

Winners of the 2006 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition, Greensky Bluegrass is taking Michigan’s blend of acoustic roots music on the road. This five piece band plays traditional bluegrass instruments and uses them to create original songs and soundscapes that are unique and new, yet somehow feel comfortable and familiar.


• Fri 11/2/18 at - 7:00 PM
• Sat 11/3/18 at - 7:00 PM

Reign Wolf


Jordan Cook, a.k.a. ReignWolf, instantly captivates the crowd with his howling vocals, ferocious riffs, and raw energy.


• Mon 11/5/18 at - 8:30 PM

The Black Lips


Formed in Atlanta back in 2000, The Black Lips have veered into different genres over the years, from soft pop-punk, to Southern rock to garage rock. Their onstage antics are legendary, and in live performance they give all they've got. The band does get around, touring all over Europe from May into the beginning of June 2016.


• Tue 11/6/18 at - 7:30 PM

Lily Allen


British singer/songwriter Lily Allen exploded onto the UK pop scene back in 2005 with hit singles like 'LDN,' 'Smile' and 'Alfie.' Embracing such influences as Blondie, The Specials, Lee Dorsey, The Slits, Happy Mondays, Kate Bush and T-Rex, Allen's wise beyond her years songwriting crosses many musical boundaries. She returns in support of her fourth album, "No Shame."


• Thu 11/8/18 at - 8:30 PM

The Sound of Tomorrow presented by Soulection

Experimental (incl. All Music Forms)

Bringing together all forms of progressive music, Soulection is an independent music platform, radio show, and artist collective that was founded in Los Angeles in 2011. By consistently bringing visibility to meaningful music and curating memorable experiences, Soulection has broadcast it’s vision and created a culture that brings together hundreds of thousands of supporters worldwide.


• Sat 11/10/18 at - 8:00 PM



Lucero is an alt-country/punk rock band from Memphis. Formed in 1998, the six-piece has built its reputation on writing sing-along songs about small town life and love, putting a modern edge on classic Americana subjects. The band has released seven full-length albums and two DVDs.


• Sun 11/11/18 at - 8:00 PM

Young Fathers

Rap/Hip Hop,Alternative

Young Fathers are three fellas from Edinburgh who’ve been working together since they were 14, who have an elastic mind meld that mimics their fused sensibility of sound, who one day locked themselves in a dingy Scottish basement and came out with something that’d never been done — a fearless combination of beat, rap and song that smells not only of its dark and dank birthplace, but of discovery and of communion.


• Fri 11/16/18 at - 9:00 PM

Cat Power


Matador recording artist Cat Power, a.k.a. Chan Marshall, has won acclaim for her unsettling, emotional songwriting. The Georgia native released her debut, 'What Would the Community Think?,' in 1996 with "Moon Pix" following in 1998. Her 2012 release "Sun," a pop album of electronic music, featured Marshall writing, playing, recording and producing the album all by herself.


• Sat 11/17/18 at - 8:00 PM

Egor Kreed

Rap/Hip Hop


• Sun 11/18/18 at - 8:00 PM



Behemoth is an influential Polish blackened death metal band.


• Tue 11/20/18 at - 8:30 PM

Thievery Corporation


The politically driven Washington, DC based DJ duo Rob Garza and Eric Hilton are Thievery Corporation. Many elements of dub, acid jazz, reggae, Middle Eastern and Brazilian bossa nova are all mixed together for their unique sound. Throughout the group's career they have included song lyrics in English, Spanish, French, Persian, Portuguese, Romanian and Hindi, which reflects the group's world music influences.


• Fri 12/28/18 at - 8:30 PM



Nao is a singer-songwriter from East London whose “wonky funk”, presented in two critically acclaimed EPs, has earned her fans on both sides of the Atlantic.


• Sun 1/13/19 at - 8:00 PM