Common Holly touring with The Hotelier, then Fazerdaze; LP out this week
Common Holly is the musical moniker of Montreal’s Brigitte Naggar. She self-released her debut album Playing House last year, but since pulled the album after signing to Solitaire Recordings, who will re-release it this Friday (10/27). You can stream the whole thing at CBC Music until it’s out, and four of the nine songs are also streaming below. Brigitte makes personal, delicate songs, mostly based around a clean electric guitar or an acoustic guitar, except for “Lullaby,” which features the Polaris Prize-nominated Jean-Michel Blais on piano. Her songs fall somewhere between folk and jazz-pop, and Brigitte’s truly wonderful voice is what really separates her from the pack of singer/songwriters doing a similar type of thing.
The run with The Hotelier includes the NYC show on November 2 at Brooklyn Bazaar, which also has Oso Oso and Alex Napping on the bill (tickets). She also opens Fazerdaze’s NYC show, which happens on November 8 at Mercury Lounge (tickets).
Right before the Brooklyn show with The Hotelier, Common Holly will be in NYC to record two sessions: one on Halloween with Stereogum (who just named her one of the 40 best new bands of 2017) and one on November 1 with Popdust.
Both Common Holly and Jean-Michel Blais also play M for Montreal this year. All Common Holly dates are listed below.
Common Holly — 2017 Tour Dates
Nov 02 Brooklyn Bazaar Brooklyn, NY*
Nov 03 Songbyrd Music House Washington, DC*
Nov 07 The Garrison Toronto, Canada^
Nov 08 Mercury Lounge New York, NY^
Nov 09 Schubas Tavern Chicago, IL^
Nov 12 The Echo Los Angeles, CA^
Nov 15-18 M for Montreal Montreal, QC
* – w/ The Hotelier, Oso Oso, Alex Happing
^ – w/ Fazerdaze