Tour Dates Announced for Goldroom, James McCartney, Kate Nash, & WatchTheDuck


It's good to take in a live concert once in awhile, whether it's just to experience some new artists or to lend your monetary support to them directly. In the coming months a number of established and up and coming acts are making their way across this fair country and should they be coming to a city near you we encourage you to catch them. Four such artists are Goldroom, James McCartney, Kate Nash, and WatchTheDuck. Each of them has a distinctly different sound, so no matter what you're in to, at least one of these artists will likely appeal to you. To help you find that out, we've included clips of their music along with the tour dates to help you figure that out.


First up is Goldroom, also known as Josh Legg, an electronic artist out of LA who has put together some brilliantly layered musical compositions of his own while remixing others. If you've any interest in electronic music at all Goldroom puts on an excellent show (I've been to two myself) and it's always amazing. If you're going to SXSW you can catch him there. I've spent the last hour with his upcoming single "Only You Can Show Me" playing on repeat and it only reaffirms my desire to catch his upcoming NY show.

Here's a taste of some of Goldroom...

His tour dates are as follows...

Feb 28: Costa Mesa @ Detroit Bar (LIVE)
Mar 12-17: Austin, TX @ SXSW (LIVE & DJ shows TBA)
Mar 23: Denver, CO @ Beauty Bar (DJ)
Apr 4: New York @ Santos Party House (LIVE)
Apr 5: Montreal @ Le Belmont (LIVE)
Apr 6: Toronto @ Wrongbar (LIVE)
Apr 9: Philadelphia, PA @ The Blockley (LIVE)
Apr 10: Richmond, VA @ Canal Club (DJ)
Apr 11: Washington DC @ U Street Music Hall (LIVE)
Apr 13: Brooklyn @ Brooklyn Bowl (LIVE)
Apr 18: Chicago @ Beauty Bar (DJ)
Apr 19: Seattle @ Baltic Room (DJ)
Apr 25: San Francisco @ Rickshaw Stop for POPSCENE (LIVE)
Apr 26: Vancouver @ FiveSixty (DJ)
Apr 27: Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios (DJ)


Climbing out from under the shadow of your musical legend of a father probably isn't an easy task, but James McCartney has done just that over the years, establishing himself as a soulful songwriter and musician in his own right. His series of digital EPs gained a lot of traction and in the last five years he's surfaced as a talent to be reckoned with.

Here's a taste of his stuff...

Head over to James McCartney's site for the full tour schedule, as it's a bit too massive to list here considering it consists of 47 separate shows.


Sometimes playful, sometimes bittersweet, but always melodically beautiful to listen to, Kate Nash's music bounces sporadically between pop, crooning, and ol' fashioned acoustical goodness in a way that makes each single a discovery. You never know quite what to expect from her next song, but it's always fun to listen to. It of course doesn't hurt she's got a great voice and creative lyrics driving that forward. Pretty redheads that play great music (ie Jenny Lewis, Neko Case, etc.) seem to be increasingly common. No one's complaining.

While Kate Nash already had a few US shows announced, she's recently set the dates for the shows to follow that first US leg. However, since all the US shows aren't sold out yet, here's all of the shows...

03/12 - Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA - SOLD OUT
03/13 - Cabaret Mile End - Montreal, QC - TICKETS
03/15 - Horseshoe Tavern - Toronto, ON - TICKETS
03/16 - Magic Bag - Detroit, MI - TICKETS
03/17 - Pyramid Scheme - Grand Rapids, MI - TICKETS
03/18 - Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL - SOLD OUT
03/20 - Basement - Columbus, OH - TICKETS
03/21 - Mr. Smalls - Pittsburgh, PA - TICKETS
03/23 - Black Cat - Washington, DC - TICKETS
03/24 - Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia, PA - SOLD OUT
03/26 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY - SOLD OUT
03/28 - Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY - TICKETS

05/09 – The Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
05/10 – Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA – SOLD OUT
05/11 – The Chapel – San Francisco, CA
05/13 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR – TICKETS
05/14 – Electric Owl – Vancouver, BC – TICKETS
05/15 – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA – TICKETS
05/17 – Club Sound – Salt Lake City, UT – TICKETS
05/18 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO – TICKETS
05/21 - the Echo - Los Angeles, CA



Finally, we come to the funnest and oddest group of the tour announcements: WatchTheDuck. A blend of hiphop, blues and dubstep, WatchTheDuck hail from Atlanta and they have a blend of music you won't hear anywhere else. This is just fun, and you deserve to have fun.

You can catch WatchTheDuck at the following shows

March 1st – Baltimore @ Rams Head w/ Mos Def
March 2nd – Washington DC @ 9:30 Club w/ Mos Def
March 4th -- New York @ BET's 106 & Park
March 7th -- New York @ Santos Party House (downstairs)
March 8th – Boston @ Brighton Music Hall


Lex Walker • Editor

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