Micha Barnes 2 p.m., Oct. 16
Maggie Rogers and Mallrat
Maggie Rogers makes guitar-driven music akin to Liz Phair, as if Phair had been born late enough to have never seen a working phone booth. Her recent single “Give a Little” and the similarly toe-tapping “Fallingwater” will appear on her upcoming debut album, recorded with Grammy-winning producer Greg Kurstin and sporting the same sort of hand-buffed polish he brings to acts like Sia and Adele. Having topped the Spotify charts in over 20 countries with her hit single “Alaska,” from her first EP, she’s currently enjoying a media buzz that even found the New Yorker singing her praises, declaring “Maggie Rogers is an artist of her time.”
She just made a surprise guest appearance at the Newport Folk Festival with Mumford & Sons, where she put in a jaw-dropping performance of “Alaska,” already streaming on Youtube (if you check it out, be sure to spin the all-star cover of Dylan’s “The Times They Are A-Changin’” with Rogers alongside Brandi Carlile and San Diego’s Chris Thile). Her October 19 appearance at Observatory North Park will be opened by 19 year-old Australian electro-pop rapper Grace Shaw, aka Mallrat.
- When: Friday, October 19, 2018, 7 p.m.
- Cost: $18 - $28