This week, we are all in need of a little bit of joy and inspiration. Thankfully, lovably quirky and insightful songwriter Ingrid Michaelson is in town to supply some much-needed musical therapy. You can catch her tonight, Nov. 10 at The Ryman Auditorium for a headlining in support of her seventh studio album Doesn’t Have to Make Sense. Energetic indie pop outfit AJR will act as support, so what are you waiting around for? Give your Twitter feed a break, and snag tickets your right here before they sell out, then find out more about the lineup below!
If you were living anywhere but under a rock in 2007, you probably heard Ingrid Michaelson‘s single “The Way I Am” playing in every coffee shop and television commercial. Her sudden rise to fame came after she independently released her second album, Girls and Boys, and streamed it on MySpace (RIP). Her music caught the ear of a Grey’s Anatomy producer, which sparked a wave of interest from fans and record labels alike. She quickly followed up the release with a new album, Be OK, and a lead single of the same name. The quirky, light-hearted but honest feel of her previous single was found throughout the record, and helped cement her as talent with staying power.
She’s kept a steady output of music over the years, and found another hit with 2014’s infectious single “Girls Chase Boys.” In August, she released her seventh studio album, It Doesn’t Have to Make Sense, a purely indie-pop record that shows an evolution from plucky ukulele ballads to soulful, anthemic jams. Her current single, “Hell No,” is a delightful diss to a lying ex. Check out the Snapchat-filled video below and snag your tickets to her Ryman appearance before they sell out.
New York City-based indie pop outfit AJR evolved from a simple cover band to one of the most impressive DIY groups around. Comprised of brothers Adam, Jack, and Ryan Met, the trio cites everyone from Vampire Weekend to Kanye West as inspirations. In 2013, they made waves with their debut single “I’m Ready,” which featured a strangely hypnotizing sample from SpongeBob SquarePants. The track was a viral hit in multiple countries and catapulted them up the charts. Since their impressive breakthrough, they’ve released two EPs (2013 I’m Ready EP and 2014’s Infinity EP) and a full-length LP, Living Room, in 2015. Now, the trio is back with the brand new What Everybody’s Thinking EP, and their anti-fame anthem “I’m Not Famous.” Check out the tune below and get to the show early to check them out for yourself.
Ingrid Michaelson and AJR will perform tonight, Nov. 10, at The Ryman Auditorium. The show is 18+, begins at 7:30 p.m. (doors at 6:30 p.m.), and tickets are available to purchase for $30-40.