Don’t Miss Nikki Lane Playing The Bowery Ballroom TonightNovember 2nd, 2015
Originally from South Carolina but now doing work out of Nashville, singer-songwriter Nikki Lane has been reimagining 1960s country music with a modern sound for five years, “mixing Southern twang with lush orchestral arrangements and the occasional pop/rock hook,” according to AllMusic. Her debut album, Walk of Shame (stream it below), out in 2011, “is full of songs about love and lust, heartbreak, longing for the right man and the occasional one-night stand. Her honesty is what allows her to fit right into a classic country setting,” per Paste magazine. Lane (above, performing “Right Time” for WFUV FM) released her second full-length, All or Nothin’ (stream it below), produced by Dan Auerbach, last year, impressing PopMatters in the process: “This is a smoldering album of invention, and successfully marries both the rock and country sides of the equation, with just a little bit of pop sheen as an added touch. Anyone who simply loves good music—regardless of genre—will find much to be rewarded by here, and Lane is definitely a towering performer that should be watched closely.” In fact, you can watch her tonight at The Bowery Ballroom. Clear Plastic Masks and Frankie Lee open the show.