Singer-songwriter and guitarist Jesse Malin (above, performing “Meet Me at the End of the World” for Paste Studios) has been a fixture on the downtown music scene—as a bandleader and a solo artist—since the ’80s. The prolific performer’ recent release, an EP, Meet Me at the End of the World (stream it above), came out at the end of June. And on Saturday night at The Bowery Ballroom, he teams up with another singer-songwriter and guitarist with a new album, Juliana Hatfield (below, performing “I Wanna Be Your Disease” also for Paste Studios), whose Pussycat (stream it below) was inspired by last year’s presidential election: “All of these songs just started pouring out of me. And I felt an urgency to record them.” Matthew Ryan opens the show.
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Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Juliana Hatfield has had a long, distinguished career in alternative rock, doing time with the Lemonheads, Blake Babies, Some Girls, Minor Alps and the Juliana Hatfield Three in addition to her much-acclaimed work as a solo performer. And despite thinking her songwriting career was on hiatus, or perhaps even finished, she found herself inspired by last year’s presidential election: “All of these songs just started pouring out of me. And I felt an urgency to record them.” As a result, Hatfield (above, her video for new single “Short Fingered Man”) has a new album, Pussycat, out on Friday, and she celebrates its arrival with a pair of shows this week at Mercury Lounge—the first on Wednesday night, which is already sold out, and then again on Thursday. Singer-songwriter Laura Stevenson opens each performance.
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Singer-songwriters Juliana Hatfield and Matthew Caws have each been successful for more than two decades—Hatfield, as a solo artist and with Blake Babies and Some Girls, in Boston, and Caws, fronting Nada Surf, in New York City. The two remained in touch after meeting at a Nada Surf show close to 20 years ago, and, much later, they “eventually asked each other to sing harmonies on songs on each other’s records,” Caws told Paste. “Over the last few years, we’ve taken turns suggesting we do something together. The timing was right for both of us this year, so away we went.” And where they arrived was the album Get There (stream it below) under the name Minor Alps. NME said Hatfield and Caws “have discovered they’re a perfect pairing” and that they “made a gorgeous debut that sounds as if they’ve recorded it in each other’s pockets, their tones exquisitely matched, the songs intimate.” The LP came out three weeks ago, and even though Minor Alps (above, rehearsing “I Want to Take You Home”) are now winding down their tour, you can still catch them, with Sylvan Esso opening, tomorrow night at The Bowery Ballroom.