Weekend's best live bets: Rick Ross, Big Head Todd, Danielle Ate the Sandwich and more
Lemonade started in San Francisco and then moved to New York, but you'd never know it from listening to the band's music. With its synthesis of '80s club music, the trio recalls the sound of bands coming out of Miami -- if those bands were clued into Afro-Cuban rhythms without being too obvious about it. Think hazy melodies that might go well with soft focus and fog-enshrouded waterfront scenes. The dreaded "chillwave" term probably applies to this band, and if that's something that rankles, then avoid it. But if you're open to retro-electro, introspective music set to inventive textural beats, look no further.
While Danielle Ate the Sandwich (aka Danielle Anderson) says a lot of her music is bright, dreamy and whimsical, her latest effort, Like a King (which she'll celebrate the release of tonight), is a bit heavier. But there are still some bright moments and she's still playing ukulele and writing songs about kind of fruity things. She just finished the video for "Faith in a Man," a black-and-white Bonnie-minus-Clyde 1930s heist plot.
While there are plenty of folks who love to hate Canada's Nickelback, the band doesn't have any problem selling albums and packing arenas around the world. With the release of last year's Here and Now, which debuted at number two on the U.S. Billboard 200 and selling 227,000 copies in its first week, the act has seven albums under its belt over the course of seventeen-year history. Touring in support of the disc, Nickelback is bringing along Bush, Seether and My Darkest Days.
Check out our newly revamped concert calendar for a complete listing of all of tonight's shows.
Compiled by Stacy Ward
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