From now until the end of time, we'll be asking you to Get Off Your Ass with monthly concert picks. We're taking a look at the top shows we want to see in L.A., Nashville, and New York.
Goodnight, Texas & Whiskey Shivers // January 5 // Bootleg Theater // Tickets
The pairing of Goodnight, Texas’s rich, dark molasses sound with the shinier plucking and crooning of Whiskey Shivers provides an incredibly interesting mix for a night out.
Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band // January 19 // The Fonda // Tickets
Ritter and the gang are full steam ahead promoting the new album, Sermon on the Rocks, that’s full of dance-worthy and sing-along pop/rock tunes.
The Wood Brothers // January 21 // El Rey Theater // Tickets
Paradise is indeed that, another paradise for fans of the feel-good harmonies and scratchy, full voices of the Wood Brothers.
Dawes // January 23 // The Theater at Ace Hotel // Tickets
Dawes is heading to L.A. for the last U.S. date of their tour and this homecoming is definitely going to be an awesome party, celebrating the quality romanticized roots that the group has defined for themselves.
The Devil Makes Three // January 29 // The Wiltern // Tickets
TDMT hones in on the old-time sound they’ve perfected, but with a heavy lean into smooth country twang on their latest release, I’m a Stranger Here.
New Year’s Day Extravaganza with Langhorne Slim and Friends // January 1 // City Winery // Tickets
There’s a fireball trail of sass and growling vocals wherever Mr. Slim and his friends go — making him the perfect performer to jumpstart your 2016.
Smooth Hound Smith // January 15 // Exit/In // Tickets
Equally capable of rocking guitar-picking lullabies as they are sliding blues songs, come join the band for the release of their anticipated sophomore album.
Chris Young, Ashley Monroe, and Michael Ray // January 15 // Opry at the Ryman // Tickets
Take in an evening at the historic Ryman featuring Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Ashley Monroe and velvety country crooner Chris Young (and many more!).
Jordan Hull // January 17 // Bluebird Café // Tickets
Somewhat of a self-proclaimed music archaeologist with a vast interest in the country/folk poets of former generations, Hull’s indie tunes showcase a wise storytelling that sound well beyond his years.
Sonia Leigh with Daphne Willis // January 21 // 3rd and Lindsley // Tickets
The gritty and powerfully voiced country anthems of Sonia Leigh team up with the alt-pop quirkiness of Daphne Willis.
Mandolin Orange with Nora Jane Struthers & the Party Line // Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 2) // January 15 // Tickets
Folk-roots duo Mandolin Orange teams up with folk-country singer Struthers (think an electric Patty Griffin meets Dixie Chicks) for a cozy performance on the main stage of Rockwood.
St. Paul and the Broken Bones // Bowery Ballroom // January 16 // Tickets
Get up and get your soul on with electric and heartfelt vibes that transcend any audience with the pleasure of watching the magic of St. Paul and the Broken Bones.
Hootenanny (various artists) // Jalopy Theater // January 16 // Tickets
If you haven’t had the opportunity to take in a performance at the Jalopy, the Hootenanny is an excellent starting point providing an evening filled with community, lots of musical friends, and collaborations.
Bumper Jacksons // Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 3) // January 18 // Tickets
The Bumper Jacksons are your must-see for the month, if you’re craving a ragtime country group that has their priorities damn straight with songs about whiskey and their adoration for bacon.