Dave Davies of The Kinks

As a member of The Kinks, he’s written some of them most iconic guitar riffs in rock and roll history.

Wonder what he sounds like solo?

The ‘he’ we’re talking about is Dave Davies, and he will be playing the New Tupelo Music Hall on April 20.

Here’s the blurb:

Lead guitarist and co-founder of the legendary group the Kinks, Rock N Roll Hall of Famer Dave Davies returns to the USA for a 2017 tour, highlighting his contribution to the Kinks legacy with his revolutionary guitar sound that changed rock `n` roll and his unique writing style.

Dave will be celebrating the release of his new album “Open Road” recorded with his son Russ Davies, as well as the upcoming film “Dave Davies: Strangers” and a new solo album due for release later in the year. He will perform a set of solo hits and Kinks classics, accompanied by his accomplished band.

 

 

Dave Davies of The Kinks plays the New Tupelo Music Hall on Thursday, April 20. Showtime is 8 PM. Tickets are $50-$70.

What's in a Name: Hurray For The Riff Raff

Usually for this column, we try to find the band with the strangest sounding name and try to find out if their music is good enough to make you forgot what they’re called.

This week is different. Sure, we found a great name -- Hurray For The Riff Raff – but the decision as to whether or not they were worth going to see at The Sinclair this weekend was settled with one listen to their music. See what we mean by clicking here and listening to Hungry Ghost,

Now go get your tickets. Hurray For The Riff Raff plays The Sinclair Tuesday, April 18 and Wednesday, April 19.  We suggest seeing both shows.

 

 

Jackson Brown (Pretty Much) Acoustic

Jackson Browne has written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music and has defined a genre of songwriting charged with honesty, emotion and personal politics. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Songwriter's Hall of Fame in 2007.

 

Jackson's career began in the mid-60s in Los Angeles and Orange County folk clubs. Except for a brief period in NYC in the late 1960s, he has always lived in Southern California. His debut album came out on David Geffen's Asylum Records in 1972. Since then, he has released fourteen studio albums and four collections of live performances. His most recent studio album, Standing In The Breach, is a collection of ten songs, at turns deeply personal and political, exploring love, hope and defiance in the face of the advancing uncertainties of modern life.

 

Jackson Browne and Sara & Sean Watkins (Pretty Much Acoustic) will be at the Hanover theatre on Thursday, April 13. Showtime is 7:30 PM. Tickets are $49.50, $59.50, $69.50 and $99.50. Contact the box office at 877.571.SHOW (7469) for more information.

Betty Who at Royale

Feel like working up a sweat dancing this weekend?

Read this blurb from the Royale website: With an eye-catching signature blonde pixie cut, delightful nineties superstar fixation, and singing and songwriting prowess befitting of her stadium ambition, Betty Who commands the dance floor.

“I’ve spent the past two years on the road, and I walked away with this intense feeling of wanting to make dance music,” she exclaims. “All of that touring and living developed my sense of self. It’s a really fast learning curve out there. You have to learn how to get better immediately. Because of that, I’m in a place where I feel more aware of who I am and able to be vulnerable in a sincere and blunt way. My band and I have the best time ever. It’s about creating songs that feel huge in front of a crowd of 20 or 20,000. I know that I want to get people moving.”

Betty Who performs at Royale on Sat, April 15. Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:30 pm. Tickets $20 advance / $22 day of show

John Mayer at The Garden

GRAMMY Award®-winning singer/songwriter John Mayer launches his Search for Everything World Tour, which stops at TD Garden on April 9. This tour marks the first solo trek for Mayer since 2014 and will be sweeping through arenas across North America and Europe in the spring before concluding on Friday, May 12 at The O2 in London, England. Each concert on the tour will be comprised of full band, solo acoustic and John Mayer Trio sets of music.

The first wave of music from The Search for Everything was released Friday, January 20, and went straight to #1 on iTunes. It consists of the recently released track, “Love on the Weekend,” as well as three brand new songs, “Moving On and Getting Over,” “Changing,” and “You’re Gonna Live Forever in Me.” The Search for Everything, which Mayer began recording in 2014 at the famed Capitol Studios in the Capitol Records building in Hollywood, will be released in its entirety this spring.

 

John Mayer plays The TD Garden on April 9. Showtime is 7:30. Tckets are $39.50, $59.50, $79.50, $99.50. For more info. click HERE.