Happiness is the new-ish band (formed in fall of 2013) of Deer Tick members Ian O'Neil, Chris Ryan and Dennis Ryan with Rafay Rashid, singer of fellow Providence band, Ravi Shavi. They recently put out a three song EP which you can stream below.

Happiness will be in NYC for two shows this week, including a headlining gig at Brooklyn's Cameo tonight (6/5) with Virgin Forest (Phosphorescent's backing band) and Heaven's Jail Band, and then opening for Diamond Rugs side project Los Lobos at Highline Ballroom on Saturday (6/7). Tickets for the Cameo show and the Highline show are on sale now.

In related news, folk singer Jonah Tolchin is releasing a new album, Clover Lane, on July 1 via Yep Roc (his first for the label), which features Deer Tick's John McCauley, Los Lobos' Steve Berlin, Chris Scruggs (grandson of Earl), Mickey Raphael (of Willie Nelson's band), and more. He's also got a tour coming up, which hits NYC on June 29 at Rockwood Music Hall with Christopher Paul Stelling (tickets), July 9 at City Winery with Tom Paxton (sold out), and July 11 at The Bell House with Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin (tickets). That Bell House show is one of many dates Jonah is playing with The Alvin Brothers (both of The Blasters), who just put out Common Ground: Dave Alvin + Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy on Yep Roc this week. You can stream that in full (via The New Yorker) and a track from Jonah's upcoming LP, with the full list of tour dates, below.


Happiness - Three Songs

Happiness -- 2014 Tour Dates
6/5 Cameo Brooklyn, NY w/ Virgin Forest, Heaven's Jail Band
6/7 Highline Ballroom New York, NY w/ Los Lobos


Jonah Tolchin - "21st Century Girl"

Common Ground: Dave Alvin + Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy

Jonah Tolchin -- 2014 Tour Dates
Jun 07 The Lompoc Cafe Bar Harbor, ME
Jun 18 Iron Horse Music Hall w/ Vanessa Carlton Northampton, MA
Jun 19 Infinity Hall w/ Vanessa Carlton Norfolk, CT
Jun 20 138 Listening Lounge w/ Christopher Paul Stelling Manchester, NH
Jun 22 Dream Away Lodge w/ Christopher Paul Stelling Becket, MA
Jun 24 The Press Room w/ Christopher Paul Stelling Portsmouth, NH
Jun 25 Club Passim Cambridge, MA
Jun 26 Dirt Floor Studios w/ Christopher Paul Stelling Chester, CT
Jun 27 The Columbus Theatre Providence, RI
Jun 29 Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 New York, NY
Jul 01 Village Green (Watch Hill) Westerly, RI
Jul 06 Small Axe Cafe Charlestown, RI
Jul 09 City Winery (SOLD OUT) w/ Tom Paxton New York, NY
Jul 10 World Cafe Live w/ Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin Philadelphia, PA
Jul 11 The Bell House w/ Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin New York, NY
Jul 12 The Sinclair w/ Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin Cambridge, MA
Jul 16 Rams Head w/ Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin Annapolis, MD
Jul 17 Birchmere w/ Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin Alexandria, VA
Jul 18 Visulite w/ Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin Charlotte, NC
Jul 19 The Earl w/ Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin Atlanta, GA
Jul 22 The 5 Spot w/ 2 Dollar Tuesday Nashville, TN
Jul 30 Upstairs @ The Garage London, United Kingdom
Jul 31 London Brixton Windmill London, United Kingdom
Sep 12 Princeton Friends School Princeton, NJ

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