The Dead Horses with Myles Coyne & the Rusty Nickel Band

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There is going to be a great (FREE!) show Friday January 31st at the Riverwest Filling Station in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Two bands, The Dead Horses, and Myles Coyne & The Rusty Nickel Band will take this intimate venue by storm. Here is my take on it.

The Dead Horses

Dead Horses is a 4 piece folkgrass band from Oshkosh, Wi. Sarah Vos is featured with lead female vocals backed up by three more vocalists with instrumentation of mandolin, guitar, fiddle, and string bass. In 2013 Dead Horses were nominated for a WAMI award in the category Americana/Bluegrass.

This 4-piece, comprised of 2 guitars, mandolin, fiddle, and upright bass, combine fine introspective songwriting with some of the best pickers and singers in the Midwest. A versatile live act, the Dead Horses have felt comfortable playing everything from a church picnic to a nudist festival. — Their Facebook Page

I bet that nudist festival was a good time. I have personally only seen them once, but they sounded sooo good I’m excited to get another chance. Check out their video for Eureka Bridge below. These guys are the real deal.


Myles Coyne & the Rusty Nickel BandMyles Coyne & The Rusty Nickel Band

Myles Coyne & The Rusty Nickel Band was formed in late 2008. After recording the initial skeletons of a record, Myles invited few friends to perform on the recordings. After a number of sessions, the project had quickly grow with nine performers contributing.
The Rusty Nickel Band formed soon after. The group performs with a consistently alternating line up. Myles Coyne still performs solo on occasion, though is regularly is joined by friends, The Rusty Nickel Band. The group has been touring around the Midwest for two years.

“A graduate of the Isaac Brock/Conor Oberst school of vocal instability, singer-songwriter Myles Coyne has gigged relentlessly around Riverwest over the last couple years, since finding a choice outlet for his nervous energy with in his backing Rusty Nickel Band. It’s fitting, then, that the group’s inaugural full-length, the Shane Hochstetler-tracked Take Things As They Come, is paced like a live show, ping-ponging from lovely, finger-picked poetry to shambolic folk-rock combustions. It’s a raw, giddy record, relentlessly eager to please, and a testament to Coyne’s irrepressible showmanship.” -Evan Rytlewski // Shepherd Express

That quote really sums them up nicely. These guys are a great time to see live. Their LP Take Things As They Come is a great record (I actually have two copies on my shelf right now, for some reason). They have been kind enough to stream it on their bandcamp page, so I’m going to embed it here for you all to enjoy.
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The Riverwest Filling Station

For anyone that has not been to The Riverwest Filling station, you should change that on January 31st (or sooner I guess.) Their claim to fame is being a growler bar, with a mind-blowingly large amount of great beers on tap. I was most surprised with how great their food is when I first visited. There isn’t much of a stage, but the soundsystem works well with the room. I’d recommend getting their early. Great seats will go FAST, I can promise you that. Check out their website for more details. The Riverwest Filling Station
Here is a link to the official Facebook Event Page.