Lake Street Dive: Bad Self-Portraits

Lake Street Dive, the blossoming quartet from Brooklyn, is about to release a new album, Bad Self Portraits. If you are unfamiliar with the group you owe it to yourself to check them out. Their sound is both timeless and modern. Spot on, funky, jazzy instrumentals and crystal clear, powerful vocals shoot them to the top of my current touring bands to see.


The Evergreen Grass Band and Pay The Devil, Live

This Saturday night on Brady Street in Milwaukee Wisconsin there will be live bluegrass music. The Up and Under Pub will play host to two Wisconsin acts, The Evergreen Grass Band (Eau Clair, Wisconsin) and Pay The Devil (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) will take the stage starting at 9pm and play into the wee hours of the morning. Music samples after the jump.


The Wisconsin Bluegrass Fest

Beard weather and bluegrass music are upon us. Saturday January 11th a slew of phenomenal bluegrass acts will descend on the Majestic Madison Theater. The Dead Horses, The Evergreen Grass Band, Chicken WIre Empire, and The Smokin’ Bandits Duo (plus a special guest to be named later) will surely test the towns whiskey supply.


David Bronson Album Release Show Tomorrow

Earlier this year, we had several posts connected to the album Story by David Bronson (most prominently an interview he did in association with the 3rd NYC podcast). You may recall that the album was only half of a two-album work that documented a particularly difficult time in David's life. The second, The Long Lost, came out this week. David will be playing a release show tomorrow at Brooklyn Bowl. You should come!


NYC Show Picks This Week September 11 Edition

You may have noticed a lack of posts on my behalf lately. Sorry about that. Been taking a little break to figure some stuff out. I might be rethinking my approach to the blog, but I will still be sharing music and writing one way or another. Anyways, here are some shows to check out this week.


Jacob Miller and the Bridge City Crooners with Zeb Dewar Tonight at the LaurelThirst Public House

Happy Friday Portland. Tonight at the LaurelThirst Public House there will be some excellent live music happening which I would like to recommend so we can all meet up, dig the tunes, and enjoy a cold one together. If you are unfamiliar with this venue Ben Waterhouse from the WWeek bar guide has called them, "The leaders of the city's bluegrass, folk, old-time, gypsy jazz and Americana scenes, plus various combinations thereof…"

The show begins at 9:00 and features the understated alt-country expertise of Zeb Dewar and TWD's favorite old time revival band Jacob Miller and the Bridge City Crooners. So shine your shoes, grab your best gal, and let's get down. Additionally, there is a Facebook invite for tonight's performance so don't hesitate to RSVP and spread the love.

Don't forget to read on to hear music from our two artists as well as read my complete thoughts.


Gregory Alan Isakov Live at the Doug Fir Lounge – Tonight!

Good morning Portland. Are you looking to dust the doldrums off your work week? Than come on out tonight and check out night two of a special two night showing of Gregory Alan Isakov at the Doug Fir Lounge. The doors open at 8:00, the show begins at 9:00, and the bill will be shared by The Seven Hats

Gregory Alan Isakov was born in South Africa, raised in Philadelphia, currently resides in Colorado, and his travels are an important component of his song writing process. His song's are earnest portraits of landscapes both physical and emotional, and the sincerity of his voice coupled with his strong musical instincts make Gregory Alan Isakov a galvanizing force in the indie folk movement of this century. He is currently on tour in promotion of his newest album, The Weatherman, and Saint Valentine, which is featured at the top of this article is from this release.

Read on for my complete thoughts as well as music from The Seven Hats. You dig?