Tuareg guitarist and singer Omara "Bombino" Moctar made his Nonesuch Records debut with the release of Nomad in April 2013. The album was recorded with 2013 Grammy Award-winning Producer of the Year Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys at his Nashville studio, Easy Eye Sound. Nomad debuted at #1 on the Billboard World Music album chart and iTunes World chart and has earned rave reviews from top media outlets around the world including BBC World Service, which calls it "utterly, utterly fantastic" and Rolling Stone, which calls Nomad "a perfect match of sound and soul [that] introduces a new guitar hero." His dazzling live performance and virtuosity on the guitar have led notable music critics to compare him to Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Neil Young, and Jerry Garcia.
London-based singer/songwriter Charli XCX is quickly proving an unqualified phenomenon with her edgy, yet addictive approach. Since her first critically-acclaimed track, "Nuclear Seasons" in 2011, Charlotte Aitchinson has released a plethora of singles, mixtapes, and psychedelic pop culture collage videos.
The stage is set up like a college dorm, complete with Bob Marley and Pulp Fiction posters - a snowboard in the corner. ICE ROD (Michael Gaughan), acting as just another bored kid in the dorms, surfs Chatroulette making individual freestyles for other lonely, thrill-seeking, sexually obsessive chatters around the world.
James Michael Bay is a British singer-songwriter and guitarist. He has released a number of EPs and an album, Chaos and the Calm. The album went to number one in the UK and number 15 in the United States.
Global superstar and GRAMMY® Award winner Kelly Clarkson will bring her 2015 PIECE BY PIECE TOUR to Xcel Energy Center on Tuesday, August 4. Joining Kelly on the tour will be recent GRAMMY® winners Pentatonix and singer-songwriter Eric Hutchinson. Kelly will be touring in support of her sixth studio album, Piece By Piece, which is available now in stores and digitally.
SOAK has won widespread praise, and comparisons ranging from Laura Marling to Cat Power, for her textured tales of adolescence, family and friendship. Still just 18 years old, Bridie Monds-Watson has been performing in her home of Derry since the age of 14, where she'd split her time between studying, the local skate-park, and her burgeoning songwriting (touring in the school holidays, and launching Derry's City of Culture hours before a GCSE exam). Then, in 2014 she became the first signing to CHVRCHES' singles label, releasing the beautiful 'Blud' and touring with the likes of George Ezra and Tegan & Sara.
St. Paul Saints vs. Lincoln Saltdogs
The Lincoln Saltdogs are a professional baseball team based in Lincoln, Nebraska, in the United States. The Saltdogs are a member of the Central Division of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball, which is not affiliated with Major League Baseball. Since the 2001 season, the Saltdogs have played their home games at Haymarket Park.
Does art imitate life? Or does life imitate art? From Pulitzer finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Dead Man's Cell Phone, In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play)) is this wickedly clever and charming tale about what happens when lovers share a stage kiss - or when actors share a real one. When two actors with a history are thrown together as romantic leads in a forgotten 1930s melodrama, they quickly lose touch with reality as the story onstage follows them offstage. The New York Times hailed Ruhl's new play a "daffy comedy about the emotional pitfalls of the acting life." The New York Post said it "aims for big laughs and hits its target." Vulture raved "Stage Kiss itself is a gift and a rarity: a superb new romantic comedy that does justice to both sides of the genre equation. It's moving, smart, and flat-out hilarious." Make a date night for one of the hottest new plays to hit the stage.
The Music Man
Summer isn't complete without seeing a spectacular musical at the Guthrie. You know the story about the fast-talking salesman and his money-making scheme to form a boys band in small-town Iowa. (We love when he falls head over heels for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into an honest man.) But you've never seen it here and there's no better time than the present to experience this all-American gem.
The Pirates of Penzance
A band of swashbuckling pirates set hearts aflutter with their high seas hijinks. This cheeky farce by Gilbert & Sullivan explodes across the stage with damsels in distress, a sexy pirate king, a delightfully dotty Major-General and a score you'll hum all the way home.