City and Colour (aka Dallas Green) delivered another folk-rock gem full of soft lilting vocals and delicate guitar playing with his 2013 release The Hurry and the Harm. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Canadian Albums Chart and featured the heartbreaking single “Thirst” as well as the remorseful “The Lonely Life.” The Hurry and the Harm is the follow-up to 2011’s Little Hell, another No. 1 debut on the Canadian Albums Chart. His other releases include Sometimes (2005) and Bring Me Your Love (2008). Green has racked up a number of accolades over the years, including three Juno Awards: Alternative Album of the Year for Sometimes and Songwriter of the Year in both 2009 and 2012. Fans who only know Green’s work as City and Colour may be shocked to learn he was once a member of the aggressive post-hardcore outfit Alexisonfire. Green served as vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter for the band before deciding to leave in 2010. The fact that Green was able to go from hard-hitting rock to introspective folk speaks to his tremendous talents as a musician, songwriter, and performer. On tour, ticket buyers have been praising Green’s voice and the diverse live sets which range from quieter acoustic songs to high-energy, rock-out moments with his backing band.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Former singer of Heroes del Silencio, Enrique Bunbury helped turn Spanish rock into a worldwide craze back in the 90s. No stranger to blowout tours, his band lit up stages all over the U.S. and Europe. He’s since evolved into a talented solo musician with a sound that runs the gamut from electro to Latin rock to industrial music. Enrique Bunbury concerts are always a hit, drawing in longtime fans and creating new ones. He has a remarkable ability to fill each tour with radically different material as his musical influences and sound are constantly in flux. Now he takes the stage again to promote his 2013 album Palosanto with a 2014 tour that will cover Latin America, Spain and the U.S., giving ticket holders a chance to see Bunbury's famous pyrotechnic shows and outrageous costume changes.
Hollywood, CA 90028
This indie hip-hop outfit from Minneapolis consists of rapper Slug (Sean Daley) and producer Ant (Anthony Davis), and their sound and style--based on poetic, complex lyrics and the positive principles established by the pioneers of rap music--came to define Midwest hip-hop. Their 1998 debut album, Overcast!, instantly became an underground classic, with the song "Scapegoat" receiving substantial college radio airplay. To keep their fans (both at home and abroad) satisfied, the group have toured constantly, with Slug usually joined by Mr. Dibbs of 1200 Hobos on turntables. By 2002, their following had become so widespread that their sixth album, God Loves Ugly, sold over 130,000 copies. Staying true to their D.I.Y. principles, Atmosphere chose to release their following album, 2003's Seven's Travels (which subsequently sold over 150,000 copies) through the legendary indie label, Epitaph, despite having been courted by several major labels. 2005 saw the release of You Can't Imagine How Much Fun We're Having, an album which combines gospel and R&B influences with Slug's signature introspective lyrics to create yet another underground masterpiece.