About: After their last album Flesh & Blood four years ago John Butler Trio, the Australian band are set to release their next album, Home just before heading on tour across America. Formed in 1998, the band has come a long way since John Butler, award-winning musician, lead guitarist, and vocalist started his career as a busker. The title track off their upcoming album was released earlier this year. John Butler Trio’s sound fuses folk, reggae, and acoustic and they cite a wide range of influences from Bob Marley, Tracy Chapman, and Blue King Brown, to De LA Soul, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and Black Sabbath.
When: Sunday, December 2 at 8:00 pm.
Cost: From $30.
About: Celtic Thunder, the all-male singing group from Ireland, perform both solo and ensemble numbers and have certainly garnered many fans since their debut in 2007. They now bring their talents to the US on their X tour. Celtic Thunder was conceived by Sharon Browne and written, arranged by Phil Coulter and designed as a contemporary exploration of Celtic music, which means it falls to the pop-dance side of the spectrum more than it does to the traditional side. Accompanied by the Celtic Concert Orchestra under the direction of David Munro, the musical director of the group, Celtic Thunder has become a household name all around the world with live shows known for dramatic lighting and choreography as well as realistic Irish stage sets with authentic Irish instruments.
When: Friday, December 7 at 8:00 pm.
Cost: From $45.