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February Artist Spotlight


Your private tour of the KONGOS

Mixing alt-rock with accordion, slide guitar and the kwaito sound of their native South Africa, Kongos scored huge in 2013. Their single “Come with Me Now” was the fastest-rising song on the Billboard Alternative chart since Lorde’s “Royals.” 2015 finds the four brothers tearing up the road with the off-kilter rhythms and arena-ready foot-stompers of their latest album, Lunatics.

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Artists

Kongos

Genre: Alternative / Rock

From: Johannesburg, South Africa

Sounds Like: Imagine Dragons, Kings of Leon, OneRepublic

Tinashe

Genre: R&B

From: Lexington, KY

Sounds Like: Aaliyah, Ashanti, Rihanna

The Districts

Genre: Indie-Rock

From: Philadelphia, PA

Sounds Like: Jack White, The Lumineers, The Walkmen

The Temperance Movement

Genre: Rock

From: London, England

Sounds Like: Blackberry Smoke, Zac Brown Band, Gary Clark Jr.

Twin Shadow

Genre: Pop

From: Venice, Florida

Sounds Like: Future Islands, How To Dress Well, Jessie Ware

Hayley Kiyoko

Genre: Indie / Pop

From: Los Angeles, CA

Sounds Like: Taylor Swift, Paramore, Sia

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  • 3/7/15

    The Temperance Movement

    Detroit, MI  |  The Fillmore Detroit

  • 3/8/15

    The Temperance Movement

    Toronto, ON  |  The Rivoli

  • 3/9/15

    Kongos

    San Diego, CA  |  House of Blues San Diego

  • 3/10/15

    Kongos

    San Francisco, CA  |  The Fillmore

  • 3/12/15

    Kongos

    Riverside, CA  |  Riverside Municipal Auditorium

  • 3/13/15

    The Temperance Movement

    Indianapolis, IN  |  Egyptian Room at Old National Centre

  • 3/13/15

    Kongos

    Los Angeles, CA  |  The Wiltern

  • 3/14/15

    The Temperance Movement

    Louisville, KY  |  Mercury Ballroom

  • 3/19/15

    The Temperance Movement

    Cleveland, OH  |  House of Blues Cleveland

  • 3/26/15

    The Temperance Movement

    Portland, ME  |  State Theatre

  • 3/27/15

    The Temperance Movement

    Boston, MA  |  House of Blues Boston

  • 3/31/15

    Twin Shadow

    Brooklyn, NY  |  Music Hall of Williamsburg

  • 4/1/15

    Twin Shadow

    Brooklyn, NY  |  Music Hall of Williamsburg

  • 4/3/15

    Twin Shadow

    Boston, MA  |  Paradise Rock Club

  • 4/3/15

    The Temperance Movement

    Nashville, TN  |  Ryman Auditorium

  • 4/8/15

    Twin Shadow

    Detroit, MI  |  Magic Stick

  • 4/8/15

    The Temperance Movement

    Norfolk, VA  |  The Norva

  • 4/9/15

    The Temperance Movement

    Richmond, VA  |  The National

  • 4/9/15

    Twin Shadow

    Columbus, OH  |  A and R Music Bar

  • 4/10/15

    The Temperance Movement

    Silver Spring, MD  |  The Fillmore Silver Spring

  • 4/11/15

    The Temperance Movement

    Columbus, OH  |  LC Pavilion

  • 4/16/15

    The Temperance Movement

    Raleigh, NC  |  The Ritz

  • 4/16/15

    Twin Shadow

    Lawrence, KS  |  Granada

  • 4/17/15

    The Temperance Movement

    Charlotte, NC  |  The Fillmore Charlotte

  • 4/18/15

    The Temperance Movement

    North Myrtle Beach, SC  |  House of Blues Myrtle Beach

  • 4/24/15

    Twin Shadow

    Vancouver, BC  |  Imperial

  • 4/25/15

    The Temperance Movement

    Orlando, FL  |  House of Blues Orlando

  • 4/27/15

    Twin Shadow

    Reno, NV  |  Knitting Factory Concert House

  • 5/1/15

    The Temperance Movement

    New Orleans, LA  |  House of Blues New Orleans

  • 5/2/15

    The Temperance Movement

    New Orleans, LA  |  House of Blues New Orleans

  • 5/7/15

    The Temperance Movement

    Houston, TX  |  House of Blues Houston

  • 5/8/15

    The Temperance Movement

    Dallas, TX  |  House of Blues Dallas

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kongosmusic / Day off and then 3 amazing shows in Colorado. The only one with tickets still available is this Friday in Denver! 
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