Malian band Songhoy Blues are currently on tour in support of their very good second album, Résistance. The best way to experience their music, however, is at one of their joyous live shows, like at NYC's Bowery Ballroom where they played last Friday (9/29). Indie rock guitar-slinger Steve Gunn opened the night with a solo set. Pictures from that show, including one of Songhoy Blues' setlist, is in the gallery above.

Songhoy Blues' tour hits Madison, WI tonight (10/6) and continues through most of October. They'll then head to Europe in November. All dates are listed, along with a stream of Résistance, below.

Songhoy Blues - 2017 Tour Dates
6.10 - The Sett, Union South, University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI, US
7.10 - Cedar Cultural Center - Minneapolis, MN, US
10.10 - The Basement East - East Nashville, TN, US
11.10 - City Winery Atlanta - Atlanta, GA, US
12.10 - Proud Larry's - Oxford, MS, US
13.10 - Tipitina's Uptown - New Orleans, LA, US
13.10 - Austin City Limits Music Festival 2017 - Austin, TX, US
14.10 - Antone's - Austin, TX, US
18.10 - Belly Up Tavern - Solana Beach, CA, US
19.10 - Teragram Ballroom - Los Angeles, CA, US
20.10 - Bimbo's 365 Club - San Francisco, CA, US
24.10 - WOW Hall - Eugene, OR, US
25.10 - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR, US
26.10 - The Crocodile - Seattle, WA, US
27.10 - Biltmore Cabaret - Vancouver, BC, Canada
9.11 - Doornroosje - Nijmegen, Netherlands
10.11 - De Oosterpoort - Groningen, Netherlands
11.11 - BIRD - Rotterdam, Netherlands
12.11 - Paradiso - Amsterdam, Netherlands
16.11 - TivoliVredenburg - Utrecht, Netherlands
17.11 - De Zwerver - Leffinge, Belgium
18.11 - Le Sax - Achères, France
19.11 - Moods - Zürich, Switzerland
22.11 - Bikini - Barcelona, Spain
23.11 - COOL Stage - Madrid, Spain
25.11 - Button Factory - Dublin, Ireland
27.11 - The Old Market - Hove, UK
28.11 - The Church - Leeds, UK
29.11 - Manchester Academy 2 - Manchester, UK
1.12 - Anson Rooms, Bristol SU - Bristol, UK
3.12 - Òran Mór - Glasgow, UK
9.12 - Salle Jeanne D'arc - Verdun, France
25.1 - O2 Forum Kentish Town - London, UK

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photos by P Squared