This six-piece indie folk band pumps out Americana tunes like nobody’s business, so see them while you can still afford it. Continue reading
“It was a good show, but she gave us sh-t about the Bruins.” Continue reading
Judging by such uncivilized standards as the awesomeness of the songs and the impeccability of the performances, one might say that Great Lake Swimmers put on a merely comfortably above average show on Thursday night. Continue reading
The only effective means of telling the members of the Seattle-based sad-song quintet the Fleet Foxes apart is from their varying lengths of facial hair … leading us to the most likely conclusion that that a softly-spoken lumberjack stumbled upon a time-portal within the rings of mighty pine he had felled and used it to travel backwards to pal around with his past selves and start a folk band. Which, as far as secret origins we totally just made up go, is pretty bitchin’. Catch them over the Orpheum, and resist that urge to try and make ‘em kiss. Pime Taradox!
[Tue 5.17.11. 1 Hamilton Pl., Boston. 617.482.0106. 7:30pm/$34+. livenation.com]
How those zany flannel-swathed fun-berjacks who make up Providence’s The Tower and the Fool have any time to make music between all of their youthful, beard-based indiscretions is really anybody’s guess. Then again, when you consider that Narragansett’s major ingredient is their tap water, all bets are kinda off. Ensemble folk nuttiness from the Ocean State comes to the Middle East Upstairs, with vocals courtesy of Therefore I Am’s Alex Correia and drums by Hot Rod Circut’s Mike Poorman. Wait, a folk group composed of former members of hardcore and emo bands? Consider it a white music Frankenstein. [472 Mass. Ave., Central Sq., Cambridge. 617.864.3278. 8:30pm/18+/$10. mideastclub.com]