Funky Balkan Brass: Slavic Soul Party! is a 9-piece brass band based in New York City. The critically-acclaimed group has energized audiences across the U.S., Europe and Africa with booty-moving music they describe as "Balkan Soul Gypsy Funk." The band plays Toy Boat Community Art Space on Thursday, Sept. 5. Runaway Circus opens.
Vivid Songs: Martha Scanlan first gained national recognition when she won awards at the prestigious Chris Austin songwriting contest at Merlefest. Since then she has continued to receive accolades in the roots music world, headlining festivals and collaborating with artists such as Alison Krauss, Levon Helm and Emmylou Harris. Scanlan's new release,"Tongue River Stories," was written and recorded at a 100-year-old ranch in Montana. Scanlan plays the Grey Eagle on Friday, Sept. 6.
Classic Honky Tonk: Sometimes the only cure for a case of the Mondays is listening to country records at your favorite dive bar. DJ Lorruh and Dave have a collection of vintage country, honky tonk and rockabilly vinyl guaranteed to speak directly to your achy breaky heart. Listen to these respected local DJs spin songs from the golden age of country at Tiger Mountain Thirst Parlour, Mon., Sept. 9.