TVD’s 9:30 Club July Concert Preview

It’s July, which means if you’re like me, you’re still coming off of a 4th of July weekend-long hangover. I’ve got the cure for your “independence daze” with the sweet sound of you attending the best shows at 9:30 Club all month long. With that being said, here is your July preview and an extra chance to win tickets to the show of your choice from the list below.

Belle & Sebastian, Fri 7/12 at Merriweather Post Pavilion

Although it’s been three years since Belle and Sebastian gave us an album that spoke to our folky jangle-pop soul, the band has managed to give more material to keep the masses happy.

In February, Pitchfork released an oral history of Belle and Sebastian’s seminal record If You’re Feeling Sinister. After touring festivals all summer, the band intend to get straight back into the studio and hope to produce new songs by 2014.

Americanarama Festival of Music featuring Bob Dylan and His Band, Wilco, My Morning Jacket, and Ryan Bingham, Tues 7/23 at Merriweather Post Pavilion

There really isn’t much that can be said about the lineup for the Americanarama Festival other than how awesome it is. After nearly 50 years of making music, Bob Dylan and His Band are still at it, only this time with Chicago rockers Wilco and My Morning Jacket.

When My Morning Jacket’s Jim James was asked what his dream tour would be, James responded, “George Harrison, Marvin Gaye… I’d love to play with Dylan… We’ll open up for him this summer, so hopefully we can play a song together.” We can only hope Wilco joins in for that jam sesh, too.

Loretta Lynn, Fri 7/26

“I ain’t a star—a star is something up in the night sky,” says Loretta Lynn. “People say to me, ‘You’re a legend.’ I’m not a legend. I’m just a woman.” No disrespect to Loretta Lynn, but the woman is a living legend, and she’s finally back on the road! After collaborating with Jack White back in 2004 and keeping close ties, a brand new generation of Loretta lovers has been born.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Loretta’s arrival on the music scene with her 1963 debut studio album, Loretta Lynn Sings, so why not come out to the 9:30 Club to celebrate with the “Coal Miner’s Daughter” herself?

New Order, Sun 7/28 at Merriweather Post Pavilion

Following the band’s triumphant 2013 return to the United States at the Coachella music festival, New Order decided to embark on a national tour hitting up some cities the band hasn’t seen in decades.

In January, the band released their ninth studio album Lost Sirens in the UK. The tracks featured on the album were recorded during the production of their previous album Waiting for the Sirens’ Call. Catch all their new songs at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Sunday, July 28th.

Paul Weller, Tues 7/30

Paul Weller is returning to the US for a brief tour of the east coast this summer with three shows in the New York City area, along with shows in Boston, DC, and Philadelphia. Weller’s latest album, Sonik Kicks, debuted in March 2012 at #1 on the UK charts and has received rave reviews overseas since its inception.

Weller’s East Coast tour follows several performances overseas including The Isle Of Wight and Hard Rock Calling in London, England. You can expect a wide range of his greatest songs spanning over his very successful career.

Be sure to check back in throughout the month for more info about how to win a pair of tickets to each of the shows above. For an extra entry, tell us below, your favorite music documentary and the show(s) of your choice.

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  • TheAccountant

    Favorite doc was Some Kind of Monster, because it was the first I saw about a band I really cared about.  The New Order show is going to be absolutely incredible.

  • mi6234

    The Last Waltz.  Americanarama Festival

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