Tag Archives: folk

Racking Up Plays: “Ohio” by Patty Griffin feat. Robert Plant

Robert Plant’s arrangement lends the song an earthy, mystical quality that makes the song seem as timeless as the titular river. Continue reading

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Racking Up Plays: “Hearts and Minds” by Son Volt

This is like crack for Americana fans, and its been too long since Farrar has given us the good stuff in such pure form. Continue reading

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Report From the Show: Mark Growden and The Mockingbirds @ Subterranean Arthouse in Bekeley, Calif., 10.19.12

Growden has been living in New Orleans for the last couple years, but he’ll be back in the Bay Area for an extended period, which means more opportunities to see him live—starting with a second show tonight at Subterranean Arthouse. Continue reading

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Five awesome (yes, I said awesome–what of it?) discoveries at Friday’s Oakland Art Murmur

Honestly, some of the most creative artwork I saw all night was drawn in crayon on the back of paper placemats and taped to the wall at the pizzeria. Continue reading

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Report From the Show (with photos): The Avett Brothers with Jessica Lea Mayfield at the Fox Theater in Oakland, 07.19.11

Last night’s show at the Fox Theater was, I believe, the third time I have seen The Avett Brothers earnest mash-up of folk, pop and punk (courtesy of The Bay Bridged’s weekly Ticket Giveaway Wednesday contest). The first time was … Continue reading

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Fun With Charts: The true cause of America’s fiscal problems REVEALED, and it involves the ’60s folk revival, obviously

As you can see, America’s debt didn’t start skyrocketing until those no-account Bay Area troublemakers in the Kingston Trio charted with “Greenback Dollar” in 1962. Continue reading

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Racking Up Plays: “Thanks for Nothing” by Middle Brother

From its simple harmonies to its tried-and-true subject, nothing about the song is particularly revolutionary, but its emotional turns and twists are perfectly executed. Continue reading

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Why’d You Name Your Band That?: Hercules folk/R&B band 19diamonds

All The City Lights is proud to introduce a new feature, Why’d You Name Your Band That? As you can perhaps predict, this feature involves conversations with Bay Area bands about the origins of their names. The band 19diamonds graciously … Continue reading

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How’d They Miss THAT?: Lou and Peter Berryman put the joke in folk with Saturday show at Freight & Salvage

It’s perfectly understandable. There’s so much music happening in the Bay Area in any given week that there’s bound to be at least one concert that deserves a shout-out but failed to get any press. This humble blog feature is … Continue reading

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