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Jun
20
Thu
Thursdays Live music series
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

You’re invited to Thursdays Live – free live music, cold beer, food from Hawthorne’s NY Pizza and refreshments from 6 until 8pm. It’s happening all summer, the 3rd Thursday of each month. Come hang out with your MoRA neighbors! At the new Embrace sculpture, located at the intersection of Monroe Rd and Conference Dr.  Here’s a short video from last year:  https://youtu.be/n_kkmLDi2zc

Jun
30
Sun
The Spongetones
Jun 30 @ 7:30 pm
The Spongetones

The Spongetones

The Spongetones formed in 1979 as an American power pop band from Charlotte, NC. Heavily influenced by the British Invasion, the Spongetones continued the musical genre through acclaimed original songwriting, jangle pop riffs, and lilting vocals of Beatlesque quality. Notable shows include CBGB’s, P. B. Scott’s Music Hall, WBCY-108 FM show with Nicky Hopkins, and Tokyo 2009. They were also commissioned to write and record a World News Now polka for ABC World News Now, which aired for many years, along with their song, “Skinny”.
KRISTIN HERSH – Electric Trio Show with Fred Abong
Jun 30 @ 8:00 pm
KRISTIN HERSH – Electric Trio Show

KRISTIN HERSH - Electric Trio Show

Influential songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Kristin Hersh, leader of the indie rock band, Throwing Muses and the noise rock power trio, 50 Foot Wave, is on the road with her highly acclaimed Fire Records release, “Possible Dust Clouds.” The touring trio is a hard hitting super group: Fred Abong, bass player from Throwing Muses (who opens solo, promoting his new ep, “Pulsing”) and Rob Ahlers, drummer of 50 Foot Wave. These electric trio shows are loud, tight and intense, featuring material from across Kristin’s thirty year career.

“Kristin Hersh is a musical genius” — Huffington Post

“A fearless rock innovator” — New York Times

“Possible Dust Clouds finds a kind of euphoria in its state of emergency” — Financial Times

“Possible Dust Clouds reinforces that Kristin Hersh is not just persevering in the now but flourishing as she makes some of the finest music of her career” — The Vinyl District

“The work of an artist both singular and shape-shifting, always herself but never predictable” — Uncut

“The portal to Hersh’s carefully documented world of otherness” — Mojo

“A stunning, stealthy, faintly malevolent collection of songs” — Q
“Possible Dust Clouds is her finest body of work to date. Dazzling and always fantastically bewildering.” — Drowned In Sound

Fred Abong

Fred Abong

Fred Abong is a singer/songwriter and one time bass player for the influential art-punk band Throwing Muses and the Grammy nominated alt-rock band Belly.

Prior to that, Fred was active as a drummer and bass player in numerous bands centered on the Newport RI hardcore punk scene. 

In addition to playing music, Fred earned his Ph.D in Humanities in 2016.

Jul
5
Fri
Zander Live! Finding Our Faces Tour
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

“An evening like no other on the planet…” Zander’s enigmatic performance will leave you in wonder. Come enjoy drinks, beautiful performances, sweet music and a moment in your life that will stay with you forever. Lose your voice and all of your worries at the opening night of the 2019 Finding Our Faces tour!

Jul
9
Tue
PARTY NAILS + PRXZM w/Rodes Rollins
Jul 9 @ 8:00 pm
PARTY NAILS

PARTY NAILS

Party Nails is a Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter and producer originally from
Chatham, New York. Following numerous single releases, features withMitiS and
Getter, a fan-adored EP and four successful national tours (Lights, PVRIS, PRXZM, Eve
6, Bad Bad Hats, MitiS) Party Nails released her debut album Past Lives and
Paychecks on October 19, 2018 to praise from media publications such as Billboard,
Ones To Watch, Popdust and Earmilk, as well as indie radio play and ecstatic fans.
Party Nails is touring the US as a headliner this spring and summer and is releasing
singles ahead of a new album, slated for a fall 2019 release.

“An absolute dream.” – Neon Gold

“A fierce bit of pop.” – Noisey

“Part Charli XCX and part Cyndi Lauper.” – Bullett Media

 
PRXZM

PRXZM

Electro synth-pop duo made up of Nick and Emma
 
Rodes Rollins

Rodes Rollins

f a spaghetti western and Nancy Sinatra had a love child, it would be Rodes Rollins. The 23-year-old singer could fool you into thinking she’s from another time, care of her haunting vocals and sprawling psychedelic-tinged Americana rhythms. But it’s 2019 and Rollins proves that her music transcends space and time.

Hailing from Boulder, Colorado, the singer-songwriter – born Talia Taxman – has been making music since she was eight years old. After her sister decided guitar lessons weren’t for her, Rollins picked up the instrument and started songwriting, eventually recording songs in her guitar teacher’s studio at nine years old. From childhood until she was 19, music was a hobby for Rollins. It wasn’t until her time studying at NYU’s Gallatin School that she would consider becoming an artist her full-time gig. With time spent living abroad in Buenos Aires and Mexico City, she was compelled to take more risks and began performing during her travels – something she had never done before. Initially Rollins began making music under her given-name but soon realized she transformed into a different person when she was on stage. It seemed natural for her to become a character; so, Rollins chose a moniker with a meaning. “Rodes” was derived from a “rode” – a thick rope that attaches to an anchor of a ship, while “Rawlins” was the name of a town in Wyoming she once saw on a bumper sticker. It was the perfect fit: the town paid homage to the western ethos of her songs, and it reminded her to stay grounded.

In 2017, the Rodes Rollins project really began. The rising musician released her debut EP Young Adult with the help of producer Alex Goose (Weezer, Kevin Gates): a coming-of-age tale full of vintage rock, ethereal pop and wavy melodies. Tracks like “Young & Thriving” and “Wes Come Back” stood out on the EP, inspired by her first love who had a momentary lapse in judgment and was put in jail and later deported. With a story so heavy and personal, she spent the five-track EP analyzing the lack of humanity there was surrounding his situation. Now Rollins is ready to introduce the world to more of her self-described “cowgirl poetry.”

Throughout 2018, Rollins released a series of singles – “Nasty Woman” and ‘Boom Pow’. With these two songs, Rollins was truly focused on opening up the narrative. For both singles, Rollins collaborated with Goose once again, but recruited Portugal. The Man’s Kane Richotte to play drums. This isn’t the first time she’s worked with big players in the game: Rollins’ recordings have featured accomplished artists like Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint, Matthew Compton of Electric Guest, and Greg Rogove of Devendra Banhart. Major Lazer’s Jillionaire has even championed Rollins over the years, helping facilitate a collaboration between she and producer Branko for his album Atlas.

In Fall 2018, Rollins began a new chapter in her discography with the launch of ‘Velvet’ an A/B Side produced by Noah Georgeson. Velvet shares a new, evermore opiated country side to Rollins’ writing.

Jul
18
Thu
Thursdays Live music series
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

You’re invited to Thursdays Live – free live music, cold beer, food from Hawthorne’s NY Pizza and refreshments from 6 until 8pm. It’s happening all summer, the 3rd Thursday of each month. Come hang out with your MoRA neighbors! At the new Embrace sculpture, located at the intersection of Monroe Rd and Conference Dr.  Here’s a short video from last year:  https://youtu.be/n_kkmLDi2zc

Aug
8
Thu
HEDONISTAS
Aug 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Hedonistas is a five-piece funk/pop/rock band from Atlanta, Georgia. In 2018, they released their debut record, The Way Things Were, highlighted by Vulfpeck’s Cory Wong sitting in on their hit song On the Run. Their energetic performances have propelled them to several sold out shows in Georgia, as well as spots on festivals around the southeast.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Thursday, August 8
  • Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Location: River Jam Stage
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Weather: Events are scheduled to proceed rain or shine.  In the event of severe weather, the USNWC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel live music performances.
Aug
15
Thu
Thursdays Live music series
Aug 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

You’re invited to Thursdays Live – free live music, cold beer, food from Hawthorne’s NY Pizza and refreshments from 6 until 8pm. It’s happening all summer, the 3rd Thursday of each month. Come hang out with your MoRA neighbors! At the new Embrace sculpture, located at the intersection of Monroe Rd and Conference Dr.  Here’s a short video from last year:  https://youtu.be/n_kkmLDi2zc

Sep
18
Wed
Keb’ Mo’ – Solo Acoustic
Sep 18 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Over the years, Keb’ Mo’ has proven that he is a musical force that defies typical genre labels. Album after album, 14 in total, garnered him 4 GRAMMY awards and a producer/engineer/artist GRAMMY Certificate for his track on the 2001 Country Album of the Year, Hank Williams Tribute — Timeless. Over the past two decades, Keb’ has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American roots music through the understated excellence of his live and studio performances.

In 2017, Keb’ Mo’ released TajMo, a collaborative album with the legendary Taj Mahal. The multigenerational duo went on to tour the US and Europe in support of their album; which has since earned a GRAMMY Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album.

‘Life Is Beautiful’ Keb’ Mo’ Meet & Greet Experience

  • One (1) premium reserved seat in the first (5) rows
  • Meet & greet / photo opportunity with Keb’ Mo’
  • One (1) merchandise gift autographed by Keb’ Mo’
  • Dedicated and early venue entry for merchandise shopping
Sep
19
Thu
Thursdays Live music series
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

You’re invited to Thursdays Live – free live music, cold beer, food from Hawthorne’s NY Pizza and refreshments from 6 until 8pm. It’s happening all summer, the 3rd Thursday of each month. Come hang out with your MoRA neighbors! At the new Embrace sculpture, located at the intersection of Monroe Rd and Conference Dr.  Here’s a short video from last year:  https://youtu.be/n_kkmLDi2zc

Oct
5
Sat
The Kingston Trio
Oct 5 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

All three current members, Mike Marvin, Tim Gorelangton and Don Marovich, have intrinsic links to and experience with the original group: Mike is the adopted son of founding member Nick Reynolds, who was also his musical mentor; Tim, a close friend since boyhood, is one of the few musicians outside the Trio who has recorded with Nick Reynolds; and Don Marovich, who has performed with the Trio and who plays the guitar, banjo and mandolin. Many of their personal memories recall the iconic trio’s performances and journey as folk music made its extraordinary ascent to the pinnacle of popular culture – and the top of the music charts.