We’re looking for people to host Living Room Shows for Shelby Earl. These shows are hosted in private spaces. No stage, no sound system. Each show limited to 35-50 people. Please read details below and get in touch right away if you are in or near one of these cities and can host a show.

Deadline for submissions is February 8.
Tickets go on sale February 22.

April 04 : Portland OR
April 05 : Cottage Grove OR
April 06 : Oakland / Bay Area
April 07 : Cambria CA
April 08 : OFF
April 09 : Los Angeles Area
April 10 : San Diego CA
April 11 : Modesto / Fresno CA
April 12 : San Francisco / Bay Area
April 13 : OFF / Drive
April 14 : Tacoma WA

We’ll make this as easy as possible for the hosts. All you have to do is let us borrow your living room for about three hours and in return you’ll get 5 free tickets for your friends and our eternal gratitude.

1. Please read everything below so you know how it works.

2. email shelby-earl@living-room-shows.com this info:
– a. Your address.
– b. A few photos of your living room.
– c. Please put “Shelby Earl Living Room Show” and the name of your city and country in the subject line.

3. Sit tight and we’ll get back to as soon as possible if we can book the show at your house.

Here’s how it works.

1. You have a big house, loft space, community space, art gallery, yoga studio, recording studio, coffee shop or other space where we can do a private show that can comfortably and safely host 40-75 people. There needs to be street parking, parking garage or public transportation nearby and your neighbors should be cool. It would be a huge bummer if someone called the cops because of all the extra cars and people coming to your place. You probably shouldn’t do this if you live in a tiny apartment with a bunch of uptight neighbors or a cranky landlord. Be realistic on how many people your place can hold. We need to know how many tickets we can sell in advance. Sorry, we can’t do these shows outside.

2. Ticket price will be $20. Everyone must buy tickets in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. There will be no reselling or third-party tickets sales. All tickets sales are direct to fans from Undertow. Limit 4 tickets per person. These shows sell out quickly and we want everyone to have a fair opportunity to buy tickets.

3. We’ll provide the host with a list of everyone coming to the show. The host won’t have to deal with any money and will only need to check people off the list as they arrive. We ask guests to arrive between 7:00-7:45pm. The shows start at 8pm and we ask everyone to be out of your space by 10pm.

4. The host gets 5 additional free tickets for the show. If you have other friends beyond your 5 guests who want to come to the show you should direct them buy tickets on-line.

5. Your home address will not be published on the web and will only be given to people who purchase tickets.

6. The shows will promoted on our websites, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and word-of-mouth.

7. We’ll need your help to spread the word on your Facebook and Twitter too. We’ll create a Facebook event for each show and make you a host of the event so you can easily invite your friends (Thank you!). Remember, please don’t post your address. The address only goes to people after they buy tickets. We need to keep the location private so random people don’t try to show up and pay at the door.

8. You don’t need any sort of sound system. It would be great if you had some kind of ambient lighting like a lamp on coffee table, floor lamp, or overhead lights with a dimmer to help create a cozy mood.

9. You don’t need seating for everyone. If you have a bunch of chairs, great! But most shows are floor seating and we let guests know they should bring a cushion or pillow to sit on during the show.

10. There will be no opening acts on the living room shows.

11. We love dogs and cats… we really do! But an excitable pet running around during the show can be distracting for the guests and performers. If you have curious and friendly 4-legged family members, would you be ok with putting them in another part of the house or sending them to a friend’s house during the show?

That’s it.

FYI: email submissions go to Bob and Jayne at Undertow.

“We All Want The Same Things: An Evening of Music and Conversation With Craig Finn”

Craig Finn will embark on a 11-city house tour to introduce his third solo album We All Want The Same Things, which will be released March 24 on Partisan Records and will be available to pre-order January 10.

These house shows will be an evening of music and conversation with Craig Finn, who is also lead singer of The Hold Steady. Besides playing new songs live for the first time in an intimate setting, Craig will do casual Q&A sessions with the fans in attendance.

Tickets are $30 with an option to include a signed, limited edition Living Room Tour poster in your order. The ticket and poster combo is $40. Your order will also include a digital download of the first single from We All Want The Same Things (Download available on January 10).

We can’t imagine a better way to start the year than with the opportunity to experience the music of Craig Finn in a neighborhood setting.   Order your tickets now!


Wed 1/11 : Kingston NY – TICKETS
Thu 1/12 : Northampton MA – TICKETS
Fri 1/13 : Albany NY – TICKETS
Sat 1/14 : Buffalo NY – TICKETS
Sun 1/15 : Akron OH – TICKETS
Mon 1/16 : Ann Arbor MI – TICKETS
Tue 1/17 : Grand Rapids MI – TICKETS
Wed 1/18 : Cincinnati OH – TICKETS
Thu 1/19 : Columbus OH – TICKETS
Fri 1/20 : Pittsburgh PA – TICKETS
Sat 1/21 : Baltimore MD – TICKETS


We’re very excited to announce a new Clap Your Hands Say Yeah album. ‘The Tourist” will be released world-wide on February 24, 2017. You can pre-order it now and get a download of the first single “Fireproof” immediately. There’s also a specially priced Deluxe Vinyl Bundle available with a limited edition white vinyl, t-shirt and turntable mat.


The band will be embarking on an extensive North American tour in March, April and May. Tickets for all shows are on sale now. Don’t delay… these will sell out quick.

One October night I was sitting on my porch with Dave Bazan and a few close friends drinking wine and cheering up a friend who was in deep despair over his personal life. This didn’t look very fancy. We drank, we made deeply inappropriate jokes, we cooked dinner.

Dave pulled out his phone at one point later in the evening and asked if he could show us something. It was a video, shot by award winning documentarian Brandon Vedder (LA Source, In Pursuit Of Silence), that was going to be used as a promo on Kickstarter for their upcoming documentary about Dave’s career and life.

Dave hasn’t appeared in a video before. But there on the porch, with eight of us gathered around a screen, I watched his daughter run in slow motion as his face looked directly into the screen, and cried as he sang over and to her as she bolted down an empty street.

Either way
You are worthy of love.

It was beautiful. I wept even though it was a phone screen.

I wept because even back in the halcyon days before the results of this election, as a woman (a white, privileged woman) I have been told my value lies in my relationship to men. I am a daughter, a sister, a girlfriend. Never a human. Never allowed to sever the umbilical cord that I was taught to wrap around the wrists of the men who love me. Never pushed out the door and told to run.

Never told that just because I am, that is why I am worthy of love.

And just because I am, means I am worthy of my humanity.

I woke up on Wednesday morning empty and numb. I reached out to friends, especially friends who were LGBTQ, POC, immigrants or children of immigrants, and parents. I reached out and didn’t say much. We just wept. Not because of something beautiful, but because we had just been told by a wide margin that we were not worthy. That because we are, we are less.

Dave woke up that morning, unclear how he would explain to his own daughter and son about what had just happened in our democratic republic, and realized he needed to put that video out out now.

Because art speaks. Art is important. Art is personal, and it is binding. It is for when words fail. It is for when we fall down and need to crawl with our elbows through the mud toward a shrouded destination because we cannot stand.

He called me and told me he didn’t want to sell records from this or raise money for the film. He wanted this to be what it was – art that meant something different a month ago, and suddenly shifted overnight to take on a new purpose. Because that’s what art does when we allow it to speak – it moves and changes and grows.

I watched that video again, as a woman now decisively told that my value is diminished. I watched that video as everything I am – a person, a daughter, a writer, a friend. And I wept. But it had changed. I watched Dave cry, staring down the lens like the barrel of a gun. I watched a white man tear himself open and let his daughter be a person while knowing that the world may be cruel to her because of who she is. I watched him let her run away, and give her love because she is, not because of what she is.

And I walked out the door and started my own long journey into whatever comes next – untying the cords and breaking into a run.

-Kathleen Tarrant


“Trouble With Boys” From the album “Blanco” on Barsuk Records.
Directed, Shot & Edited by Brandon Vedder
Colored by J Michael Neal


To celebrate the release of David Bazan’s new Christmas album”Dark Sacred Night” he’ll embark on his first ever Christmas themed tour.  Tickets for all shows are on sale now!

Nov 29 : Richland WA – Living Room Show – TICKETS
Nov 30 : Boise ID – Living Room Show – TICKETS
Dec 01 : Salt Lake City UT – Living Room Show – TICKETS
Dec 02 : Las Vegas – Living Room Show –  TICKETS
Dec 03 : Tuscon AZ – Living Room Show – TICKETS
Dec 04 : Phoenix AZ – Valley Bar – TICKETS
Dec 06 : San Diego – Living Room Show – TICKETS
Dec 07 : Aliso Viejo CA – Living Room Show – TICKETS
Dec 08 : Los Angeles, CA – Masonic Lodge – TICKETS
Dec 09 : Bakersfield CA – Living Room Show – TICKETS
Dec 10 : Modesto, CA – Living Room Show – TICKETS
Dec 11 : San Jose, CA – Living Room Show – TICKETS
Dec 13 : San Francisco, CA – Swedish American Hall – TICKETS
Dec 14 : Sacramento CA – Living Room Show – TICKETS
Dec 15 : Medford OR – Living Room Show – TICKETS
Dec 16 : Eugene OR – Living Room Show – TICKETS
Dec 17 : Portland OR – Revolution Hall – TICKETS
Dec 18 : Seattle WA – Neumo’s – TICKETS

Will Johnson is headed out to play a bunch of shows in September and October. These are all totally acoustic Living Room Shows except the show in Florence AL will be at a great venue called 116 E. Mobile. That show is with Andrew Bryant from The Water Liars.

Tickets for all shows are on sale now! Don’t delay. The living room shows are limited to 35-50 tickets and always sell out quick.

September 7 : Dallas TX – TICKETS
September 8 : Oklahoma City OK – TICKETS
September 9 : Austin TX  – TICKETS
October 7 : Water Valley MS – TICKETS
October 8 : Florence AL @ 116 E. Mobile / with Andrew Bryant – TICKETS
October 9 : Athens GA – TICKETS
October 10 : Brevard NC – TICKETS
October 11 : Asheville NC – TICKETS
October 12 : Richmond VA – TICKETS
October 13 : University Park MD – TICKETS
October 14 : Baltimore MD – TICKETS
October 15 : Philadelphia PA – TICKETS
October 16 : Weehawken NJ – TICKETS
October 17 : Boston MA – TICKETS
October 18 : Providence RI – TICKETS
October 21 : Cleveland OH – TICKETS
October 22 : Columbus OH – TICKETS
October 23 : Detroit MI – TICKETS
October 24 : Grand Rapids MI – TICKETS
October 27 : Little Rock AR – TICKETS

Bring a friend and tell a neighbor.
Thanks, Y’all.

We’re super excited to be putting together a Living Room Tour this summer. These are Alec solo shows hosted in private spaces. No stage, no sound system. Each show limited to 40-60 people. 

AUG 03 : Portland OR – SOLD OUT
AUG 04 : Eugene OR – SOLD OUT
AUG 05 : Reno NV – SOLD OUT
AUG 06 : Oakland CA – SOLD OUT
AUG 07 : San Francisco CA – SOLD OUT
AUG 08 : Bakersfield CA – SOLD OUT
AUG 09 : Los Angeles CA – SOLD OUT
AUG 10 : Costa Mesa CA – SOLD OUT
AUG 11 : Phoenix AZ – SOLD OUT
AUG 14 : Austin TX – SOLD OUT
AUG 15 : Houston TX – SOLD OUT
AUG 16 : Dallas TX – SOLD OUT
AUG 18 : St Louis MO – BUY TICKETS
AUG 19 : Columbus OH – BUY TICKETS


Sandwich Life House Concerts and Undertow Present…
Bottle Rockets – Living Room Show
Fri, June 24 / Champaign IL
doors open at 7pm / show stars at 8pm
Buy Tickets


June 08 : Spokane WA – The Bartlett – TICKETS *
June 09 : Bellingham WA – The Wild Buffalo – TICKETS *
June 10 : Seattle WA – Neptune Theatre – TICKETS *
June 16 : Boise ID – The Olympic Venue – TICKETS *
June 17 : Salt Lake City UT – Kilby Court – TICKETS *
June 18 : Denver CO – Lost Lake Lounge – TICKETS *
June 20 : Kansas City MO – Record Bar – TICKETS *
June 21 : Omaha NE – Reverb Lounge –  TICKETS *
June 22 : Davenport IA – Daytrotter – TICKETS *
June 23 : Madison WI – High Noon Saloon – TICKETS *
June 24 : St. Paul MN – Turf Club – TICKETS *
June 25 : Milwaukee WI – Colectivo Coffee – TICKETS *
June 27 : Louisville KY – Zanzibar – TICKETS *
June 28 : St. Louis MO – Old Rock House – TICKETS *
June 29 : Indianapolis IN – The HI-FI – TICKETS *
June 30 : Chicago IL – Lincoln Hall – TICKETS *
July 01 : Ferndale MI – The Loving Touch – TICKETS *
July 02 : Toronto ON – The Great Hall – TICKETS *
July 03 : Ottawa ON – Pressed – TICKETS *
July 05 : Cambridge MA – The Sinclair – TICKETS *
July 06 : Hamden CT – The Ballroom at The Outer Space – TICKETS *
July 07 : Brooklyn NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg – TICKETS *
July 08 : Philadelphia PA – Johnny Brenda’s – TICKETS *
July 09 : Black Cat – Washington DC – TICKETS *
July 10 : Charlottesville VA – The Southern – TICKETS *
July 11 : Carrboro NC – Cat’s Cradle Back Room – TICKETS *
July 13 : Asheville NC – Grey Eagle – TICKETS *
July 14 : Atlanta GA – The Earl – TICKETS *
July 16 : Anacortes WA – The Business – TICKETS
August 04 : Jacksonville FL – Jack Rabbits – TICKETS +
August 05 : Orlando FL – The Social – TICKETS +
August 06 : Tampa FL – Crowbar – TICKETS +
August 08 : Birmingham AL – The Syndicate – TICKETS +
August 09 : Nashville TN – Exit/In – TICKETS +
August 10 : Memphis TN – Hi-Tone Cafe – TICKETS +
August 11 : Little Rock AR – Stickyz Rock’n’Roll Chicken Shack – TICKETS +
August 12 : Tulsa OK – The Vanguard – TICKETS +
August 13 : Denton TX – Dan’s Silverleaf – TICKETS +
August 14 : Houston TX – White Oak Music Hall – TICKETS +
August 15 : Austin TX – The Parish – TICKETS +
August 17 : El Paso TX – Bowie Feathers – TICKETS +
August 18 : Albuquerque NM – Low Spirits – TICKETS +
August 19 : Phoenix AZ – The Crescent Ballroom – TICKETS +
August 20 : San Diego CA – Casbah-  TICKETS +
August 21 : Costa Mesa CA – The Wayfayer – TICKETS +
August 22 : Los Angeles CA – Teragram Ballroom – TICKETS +
August 24 : San Francisco CA – The Independent – TICKETS +
August 27 : Portland OR – Mississippi Studios – TICKETS +
August 28 : Vancouver BC – The Biltmore Cabaret – TICKETS +

* with Laura Gibson
+ with Michael Nau


Tickets on sale now for the Midwest Living Room Tour! These shows are hosted in private spaces and each one is limited to 40-60 people. No stage, no sound system… just Will playing songs and telling stories. All tickets must be purchased in advance. The zip code is listed on the ticket page so you know the general location of the show happening in your town. You’ll get the full address to the secret location when your purchase is complete.

5/15 : Tulsa OK
5/16 : Springfield MO
5/17 : Omaha NE
5/18 : Sioux Falls SD
5/19 : Charles City IA
5/20 : Minneapolis MN
5/21 : Madison WI
5/22 : Milwaukee WI @ Club Giranldi’s
5/23 : Chicago IL
5/24 : St Louis MO
5/25 : Champaign IL
5/26 : Bloomington IN
5/27 : Lexington KY
5/28 : Louisville KY

As always, thanks for your continued support for these shows.