Hey there X-Ville I'm Ty and I'm back to help you Ty Up Your Weekend with this weeks upcoming concerts and X-events.
This Friday in the Grand Exposition Hall inside of the Silver Legacy at 8pm catch Blue collar comedian Bill Engvall. ...
The Londoner who goes by the name Tom the Lion released his debut EP a couple years back but it's only recently that the reclusive 26-year-old singer/songwriter has felt comfortable letting down his guard with some proper live performances. The release of his artful, totally DIY debut album Sleep in the U.K. last month (now due May 13 in the U.S. via Verve), has brought the shy songwriter and one-man-band onto the stage and in the limelight. Working with engineer Cam Blackwood (London Grammar), Tom the Lion has turned a self-made, self-described "bedroom project" into something grander and intensely cinematic. This is the kind of intelligent, "big idea" music, elegant and masterful, that's become such a modern rarity. Click through below to watch the amazing video for the album's title track and stream "Every Single Moment."
Much has been said about "Skinny Love", the stripped, piano ballad cover of Bon Iver that made Jasmine Van Den Bogaerde -- aka Birdy -- a youtube sensation in the U.K. (56 millions views) and led to a major label signing for the 15-year-old British singer and songwriter. But we think this version of Phoenix's hit "1901" is the real gem on her self-titled 2011 debut, a song that she subtly turns inside out, bringing the melody and addictive "hey hey hey hey" chorus hook into the sweet, velvety plush confines of chamber pop. "When I first started putting it together, I didn’t think this one was going to work," says Birdy. "But it’s turned out to be one of my favourites, because it’s quite different from the rest of the songs." Click through to watch "1901" and "Skinny Love."
Washington's self-described "soul hippie" Allen Stone recently debuted this stripped "live from the studio" version of his new single "Millions" (arriving March 18). It also happens to be the lead track from his forthcoming third album due this summer via new label home Capitol and one of a few new tracks written with Swedish collaborator Magnus Tingsek. “This new record is a brighter, sleeker color of soul music that portrays the last three years of my experience," says Stone. "Where I've been, what I've learned, what I've lost, and where I'm going. It's the measurement of my soul and my sound at this current place in my life." Click through to watch another acoustic performance: "Satisfaction," from the "1MIC, 1TAKE" sessions.
What began a few years ago as the creative outlet for husband and wife roots/folk duo of Jimmy and AshleeHardee Brown, Matrimony became even more of a family affair when Ashlee's brothers Jordan and CJ were brought on board. The union of Jimmy and Ashlee brought a cross-cultural musical marriage as well combining Belfast-born Jimmy's Irish sing-a-long pub/folk energy and Ashlee's traditional southern and Americana roots. "We have this understanding among each other that we don’t always have to communicate with words,” says Hardee Brown. "And that just naturally comes out when we’re all in the same room, making music together." Signed to Columbia, Matrimony have completed their debut album Montibello Memories with producer Jay Joyce (BrandiCarlile, Wallflowers) for a spring release, the follow up to a first-taste EP dropped last summer. Look for "Click through to stream "Giant" and watch the videos for "Golden City" and an acoustic performance of the new "See the Light."