Live & Dangerous: Holidays 2016

The holidays are upon us! And what better way to end the year than with family, friends, and some great live music. Here are our recommendations for three end-of-year shows, featuring some exciting emerging acts that are sure to be the talk of 2017.

WHO: Maren Morris
WHEN: February 2nd, The Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
WHY: You might not have heard of Maren Morris yet, but the rising young country singer/songwriter is on track to become a household name next year. The surprise Grammy nominee for this year's Best New Artist has been a well-known figure in Nashville writing circles for years, having penned hits for country superstars like Kelly Clarkson and Tim McGraw. And now she's writing music for herself, making her major label debut in June (which peaked at #5 on the Billboard 200), followed by a high profile tour with Keith Urban. Morris most recently brought her pop-friendly brand of country to the SNL stage, making her the only country artist to play the show this season. Don't miss this up and coming artist's sure to be sold out show in NY this February.

WHO: Cherry Glazerr
WHEN: December 30th, Irenic - San Francisco, CA
WHY: Cherry Glazerr have had a whirlwind year after being signed to the well-known independent label Secretly Canadian. The 'fuzz' pop-rock trio (named after famed NPR reporter Cherry Glaser) have gone from a solo bedroom-recording project to a full-fledged indie rock sensation within the past 2 years - and none of the band members have even entered their 20s yet. Cherry Glazerr are currently mid-way through their longest cross-country tour yet (with international tour dates set for next year as well), while preparing for the January 20th release of their highly anticipated sophomore album, Apocalipstick. If you have plans to be in San Diego this December, check them out at their sure to be rocking New Year's Eve weekend show at Irenic.

WHO: Nick Waterhouse
WHEN: December 19th, Regent Theater - Los Angeles, CA
WHY: American singer, songwriter and producer Nick Waterhouse grew up playing music in the same Orange County underground music scene that yielded successful alt acts like the Growlers and Cold War Kids. But Nick's music evolved in a bit of a different way than his grungier sounding cohorts- developing into a rare sound that capture the old-feel of R&B, jazz and soul, while adding his own modern twist. Nick is hot off the tails of his most recent, critically acclaimed album Never Twice, so don't miss this raucous modern soul man on his last US tour stop in Los Angeles next week.