Sue McLean & Associates and The Current present Sparkyard Sound Series at Bauhaus Brew Labs
Tuesday, June 13: GRACE POTTER
Friday, July 28: SHAKEY GRAVES & LUCIUS
Thursday, Aug. 17: ST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES
Tickets go on sale Friday, April 28 at 10 a.m.
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A presale is scheduled for Thursday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (the public on-sale opens Friday at 10 a.m.). Subscribe to Cross Currents — The Current’s weekly newsletter — by midnight Wednesday, April 26, to receive details about this week’s presale for this concert series.
Grace Potter | June 13
Described by Spin as “one of the greatest living voices in rock today” Grace Potter has shared the stage with legendary artists like The Rolling Stones, Robert Plant, Willie Nelson, and Neil Young. While Potter’s accolades include Grammy nominations and headlining slots at festivals from Coachella to Bonnaroo, it’s her always electric live performances that have solidified her as one of today’s most prolific female musical voices.
Shakey Graves | July 28
Shakey Graves is the brainchild of Alejandro Rose-Garcia, who released Roll The Bones on Bandcamp in 2011 without any promotion and little information about Shakey Graves. That year, Bandcamp made it a featured album for a month and from there it has stayed among the website’s top-selling records. Over the past decade the record has gone on to sell well over 100,000 units—despite being offered to fans on Bandcamp for “name your price”—and as a result Shakey Graves has garnered a massive cult following.Accompanying the anniversary pressing are 15 additional tracks comprising an Odds + Ends LP, which stands as an essential document of Shakey Graves’ early era.Shakey Graves has sold over 400,000 records to date, while garnering over 325 million streams worldwide. In 2014, following the release of And The War Came, Shakey Graves won an Americana Music Award for “Emerging Artist of the Year” and the album’s hit single “Dearly Departed” sold over 500,000 units in North America alone. The 2018 full band follow-up Can’t Wake Up was released to critical acclaim and Shakey Graves continued to tour relentlessly, including prestigious festival appearances both stateside and abroad. Not even the pandemic could pause Rose-Garcia’s penchant to create. In 2020 he released the Look Alive EP to coincide with an ongoing documentary/music video project, “Hello Gorgeous,” inspired by the name of his studio. Earlier this week, the “Hello Gorgeous” video project won “Best Online Series” as part of Austin Chronicle’s Austin Music Awards. Originally a solo music project, Shakey Graves now features a rotating cast of band members with varying setups and iterations.
Lucius | July 28
Acclaimed indie-pop band Lucius has been turning heads since the start, thanks to their irrepressibly catchy songs and bold aesthetic. Formed by Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, the Los Angeles group got rolling with their 2013 debut album Wildewoman, which Rolling Stonehailed for "an updated ’60s girl-group sound at once fresh and thrilling". Lucius shifted the focus on 2016’s Good Griefwith moodier songs, before taking a break from the studio to join Roger Waters on his Us + Them Tour in 2017-18. Lucius returned in 2022 with the dance-ready collection Second Nature, which features singles “Next to Normal”, one of NPR Music’s top songs of the year and “Dance Around It” the pulsing song with Sheryl Crow and Brandi Carlile. In addition to their own work, the GRAMMY-nominated Wolfe and Laessig are singers in demand: their voices have graced songs by a host of other artists, including Carlile, The War on Drugs, John Legend, Harry Styles, Jeff Tweedy and Ozzy Osbourne.
Saint Paul and the Broken Bones | August 17
This eight-piece ensemble burst onto the scene with their debut release in 2014, establishing a high-energy sound that immediately became their calling card. The band has since branched out well beyond their old-school soul into sleek summertime funk, classic disco, and experimental R&B. The band’s brand-new album,Angels in Science Fiction (released 04-21-23) is a stunning collection of musical letters penned by lead singer Paul Janeway to his then unborn daughter.