Tune-Yards

Tune-Yards was formed by Merrill Garbus in 2006, and that band name has ever since been synonymous with forward movement—whether because of the group's explosive performance style, the always-surprising way in which their songs unfold, or the lines Merrill draws between music and social activism. First gaining notice with the debut BiRd-BrAiNs, which The New York Times called “a confident do-it-yourselfer's opening salvo: a staticky, low-fi, abrasive attention-getter,” Garbus forged a reputation as a formidable live presence through relentless touring.

Garbus became a producer in her own right working with bassist Nate Brenner and engineer Eli Crews on 2011's w h o k i l l, a startling and sonically adventurous statement that led to a whirlwind period where the band accrued accolades from critics (including the #1 spot on the Village Voice's 2011 Pazz and Jop poll.) In 2014, Tune-Yards released Nikki Nack, and through touring and licensing music from that album, they raised money to begin The Water Fountain, a fund for water-related causes which has donated over $75,000 to various nonprofits since its inception.

Tune-Yards has collaborated with Yoko Ono, Laurie Anderson, David Byrne, Mavis Staples, and others. They are currently working on their fourth album, for release in 2018.

Past Shows


Mar
2
nd
2018
Mainroom
Mar
2
nd
2018
Mainroom

Tune-Yards

with Sudan Archives
Jan
16
th
2018
Turf Club
Jan
16
th
2018
Turf Club
Jul
17
th
2014
Mainroom
Jul
17
th
2014
Mainroom

Tune-Yards

with Dosh
Nov
12
th
2011
Mainroom
Nov
12
th
2011
Mainroom

Tune-Yards

with Howler and Pat JORDACHE
Apr
2
nd
2010
7th St Entry
Apr
2
nd
2010
7th St Entry

Xiu Xiu

with Tune-Yards and TALK NORMAL

More Shows

Feb
11
th
First Avenue

STRFKR

with The Undercover Dream Lovers
Nov
14
th
7th St Entry
canceled

Vagabon

with Angelica Garcia
Mar
27
th
Fine Line

The Dip

with Wyatt Waddell
Jul
2
nd
Target Center

Rage Against the Machine

with Run The Jewels