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Mark your calendar: Amy Ray

Amy Ray, who's been one-half of the harmonizing Indigo Girls since the 1980s, has a new solo album out. It's called Lung of Love, on Daemon Records, the successful indie label Ray runs up in Decatur, where she resides.

Ray and her band are on tour, and they'll play Live Wire Music Hall Saturday, May 5.

"I think the Indigo Girls' career and my solo career sort of inform each other at this point," Ray says in the promo video announcing Lung of Love. "It used to be hard for me to figure out how to make it all work, in a way. But now they borrow from each other, and so many musicians are in common ...

"I don't know if I can always juggle it. I just try to look at it very Zen, and say ‘I'm trying to fill the gaps in, and also leave some gaps so that I can see, and be sane. I know now that I couldn't do one without the other."

Ticket information has not been announced.

Tuskers on the road

The mighty Black Tusk is currently on tour in the Nether Regions of the United States, places like Utah, Idaho and Missouri - with East of the Wall.

April will find Savannah's titans of swamp metal in Europe, playing on a bill with Red Fang. Check out the itinerary:
4/5: Segrate, Italy (MI) @ Magnolia; 4/6: Roma, Italy @ Traffic; 4/7: Montecchio Maggiore, Italy (VI) @ E20 Underground; 4/8: Bulle, Switzerland @ Ebullition; 4/9: Lyon, France @ TBA; 4/10: Nantes, France @ Le Ferrailleur; 4/11: Paris, France @ Les Combustibles; 4/12: Tilburg, Holland @ Roadburn Festival; 4/13: Torhout, Belgium @ Club de B; 4/14: Marbehan , Belgium @ Bois Des Isles; 4/15: Southampton, UK @ Joiners; 4/16: Manchester, UK @ Star and Garter; 4/17:Wrexham, UK @ Central Station; 4/18: London, UK @ Underworld; 4/19: Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Doornroosje; 4/20: Leeuwarden, Netherlands @ Asteriks; 4/21: Berlin, Germany @ Desertfest; 4/24: Helsinki, Finland @ Tavastial; 4/26: Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang; 4/27: Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlachthof; 4/28: Winterthur, Schweiz @ Gaswerk; 4/29: Salzburg, Austria @ Rockhouse Bar; 4/30: Bozen, Italy @ Halle 28; 5/1: Wien, Austria @ Arena; 5/2: MÜnchen, Germany @ Feierwerk; 5/3: Wroclaw, Poland @ Asymetry Festival; 5/4: Kiel, Germany @ Schaubude; 5/5: Essen, Germany @ Cafe Nova.

How cool is that?

Some dates 4 U

• Neon Trees. Trustees Theater. April 13.

• Josh Turner. Johnny Mercer Theatre. April 15.

• Savannah Urban Arts Festival: April 15-22.

• Charlie Daniels Band/Little Big Town. Forsyth Park. April 20.

• Savannah Philharmonic: A Night of Great Opera. Lucas Theatre. April 21.

• Brian Regan. Johnny Mercer Theatre. May 3.

• Trace Adkins. Johnny Mercer Theatre. May 4.

• Tall Ships Challenge (riverfront). May 3-7.

• Straight No Chaser. Johnny Mercer Theatre. May 5.

@ Amy Ray. Live Wire Music Hall. May 5.

• Kevin Hart. Johnny Mercer Theatre. May 12.

@ Dar Williams. Live Wire Music Hall. May 15.

@ Savannah Philharmonic Season Finale. Lucas Theatre. May 19.

@ Shirley Ceasar Father's Day Gospel Explosion. MLK Arena. June 17.