September always brings a slew of good new records and this year has been no different as Joe Fletcher, Justin Townes Earle, Ryan Adams, and Delta Spirit all released Americana goods in the last few […]
On September 9th, Delta Spirit will release Into the Wide (Amazon), an album the band wrote in a “flood-ruined, cave-like, rat-colonized room in Brooklyn,” press materials note. The band, originally from Southern California but now living in […]
September really is a great month, ain’t it? We get to celebrate whiskey (bourbon, to be precise), welcome the fall, and blow out 100 candles on Woody Guthrie’s birthday cake. Speaking of which — don’t […]
New Yorkers – there are so many shows for conversation this week that it’s tough to highlight just one or two. But we’ll try.
One I’m most excited about is Andrew Bird’s Friday afternoon set with Soundcheck Live at The Greene Space. His latest album, ‘Break It Yourself,’ has so far topped my list of 2012 faves, and from past shows I’ve seen of his, I’ve learned one thing: expect a lot, and he’ll deliver. This show sold out a day after it was announced, but I suggest checking StubHub for last minute tickets day of. If you’re still out of luck, definitely watch the live stream on the GS site. The show’s at 2 pm, so plug in your headphones, and don’t tell your boss. Or better yet, become your own boss.
Also, a band who was recently announced as among the ranks of Newport Folk Fest-ers taking to the stage this July is First Aid Kit – and Wednesday is your chance to check out the folk country duo at Webster Hall. Below is their video for ‘Emmylou,’ one of my personal favorites.
Not to go without mention is Delta Spirit, who’s touring to promote their new album. It’s quite a departure from the last, and I’m still on the fence; they’ll play Webster Hall with WATERS on Thursday for a sold out show. And also if, like me, you missed out on last Friday’s Bowerbirds show and therefore missed out on one of their awesome opening bands, Mandolin Orange, you’ve been granted a second chance. You can catch ’em tonight at 10 pm at Rockwood Music Hall.
Honestly, all the acts playing this week deserve their own write-up, so I recommend giving them a listen online and catching what you can. The calendar follows:
One of the most memorable moments of SXSW 2010 (not like I was there, but I read a little bit about it) was when John McCauley III of Deer Tick, Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes and Delta […]