Steve Earle and the Dukes with the Mastersons
When: Tuesday, August 25, 8 p.m.
Tickets: $26-$60, buy them here
If dance and rap music aren't your cup of tea, hang on until the end of August for a night of country. Steve Earle & the Dukes' latest album, Townes, is a tribute to Earle's friend and mentor Townes Van Zandt, and consist of 15 songs written by the late country artist. The album consists of songs hand-selected by Earle, showcasing the range of Van Zandt's talent, as well as songs Earle connects to on a personal level. Country band The Mastersons recently released their second album Good Luck Charm, a collaboration between Chris Masterson and his wife, Eleanor Whitmore. They cowrote the songs on the album, which tell stories of the harsh reality life can so often be. Pull on your cowboy or cowgirl boots and head over to the Knitting Factory for a toe-tapping good time.
Saxon with Dead Letter Disciple
When: Wednesday, August 28, 8 p.m.
Tickets: $25-$50, buy them here
U.K. band Saxon has been through a few incarnations, fine tuning their heavy metal sound as they go. They started out playing rock clubs and a few concerts, supporting major bands and performing all of their own material. That material led to the recording of a demo, which led to positive notice from EMI's Peter Hinton. From there, the band's career took off and they've been performing to great success ever since. Dead Letter Disciple was formed in Reno just a few short years ago in 2013 with the sole intention of creating music they loved. Their name comes from their process, which is to create music using an undefined path. This method seems to be working because they've got quite a fan base in Reno and Sparks. They've also recently released their first EP.
When: Saturday, September 5, 8 p.m
Tickets: $14-$25, buy them here
Kick off September with country artist Wade Bowen who sings a brand of country known as Texas Country/Red Dirt. Bowen's been making music since 2003, when he released his first live album, but his biggest success to date was 2008's If We Ever Make It Home. He's also known for co-writing the song "Don't Break My Heart Again" with artist Pat Green. His most recent album is Hold My Beer, Volume 1, which he collaborated on with Randy Rogers, who will be touring with him.