HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF | Future Yard | Future Yard


We’re absolutely made up to be welcoming acclaimed Americana artist Hurray For The Riff Raff to Future Yard on Wednesday 14th August, brought by Now Wave.

HFTRR is led by songwriter Alynda Segarra, forged by the punk hangouts of the Bronx and now part of the modern folk movement from the group’s base in New Orleans. Latest LP The Past Is Still Alive was released via Nonesuch in February 2024.

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Born in the Bronx and of Puerto Rican heritage, Alynda Segarra was radicalised before they were a teenager, baptised in the anti-war movement and galvanised in New York’s punk haunts and queer spaces. At 17, Segarra split, becoming the kid in a communal squat before shuttling to California, where they began crisscrossing the country by hopping trains. They eventually found home — spiritual, emotional, physical — in New Orleans, forming a hobo band and realising that music was not only a way to share what they had learned and seen but to learn and see more. Hurray for the Riff Raff steadily rose from house shows to major stages, where Segarra became a pan-everything fixture of the modern folk movement.

But that yoke became a burden, prompting Segarra to make the probing and poignant electronic opus, 2022’s Life on Earth, their Nonesuch debut. On 2024’s The Past Is Still Alive, Segarra finally tells their story themselves, speckling stirring reflections on love, loss, and the end or evolution of the United States with foundational scenes from their own life. It is the record of Segarra’s life so far, not only because it chronicles the past to understand the present but also because it is the most magnetic thing Hurray for the Riff Raff have yet made.

Alynda Segarra’s fantastic new album revives the folky textures of previous records to grapple with American myths and tragedies. It’s part folk-punk memoir, part spiritual invocation. - Pitchfork

Now Wave presents
Hurray For The Riff Raff
+ support TBC
Wednesday 14th August 2024
75 Argyle Street
Tickets £17.50
Doors 7:30pm

Future Yard is a cashless venue – all payments are taken by contactless or chip and pin. Live curfew 11pm. Kitchen open til 9pm.
If you have any specific access requests, please read all of the details about accessibility at Future Yard here.
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. We cannot issue refunds to under 16s who are not accompanied by an adult. This is a standing show. We are able to provide a small number of stools if you contact us in advance.