The family band Birds of Chicago is pro at mashing soul, rock, and roots influences into a single, irresistible set.

ARTS Pick: Birds of Chicago

Country twang that hops and sways, soul that trembles and soars—these descriptors make up two halves of an imaginative whole. Americana duo Birds of Chicago got their start with a leap of faith, when JT Nero and Allison Russell paused their individual music endeavors to celebrate their 2013 self-titled debut. Home is on the road […]

Josh Tillman, also known by his stage name Father John Misty, will man the Sprint Pavilion stage on Tuesday, September 25.

ARTS Pick: Father John Misty

Any artist that opts to start off a track with the words, “Pour me another drink and punch me in the face” certainly has no shortage of spunk. Josh Tillman, who famously deemed himself Father John Misty, has taken to the road in celebration of his recent LP, God’s Favorite Customer. Misty delivers hypnotizing indie […]

Yarn, a bluegrass quartet, was born in New York and recently relocated to North Carolina, but its members find home on the road.

ARTS Pick: Yarn

For some artists, hitting the road is synonymous with coming home. The Brooklyn-based quartet Yarn, which recently planted its bluegrass roots in North Carolina, has notched more than a thousand shows across the country. It even has a Grammy nomination stapled to its name, and has shared the stage with both Alison Krauss and The […]