By Michael Hixon | [email protected] | The Beach ReporterPUBLISHED: March 1, 2019 at 1:30 pm | UPDATED: March 1, 2019 at 1:57 pm Singer/songwriter Pete Yorn is known for playing most of the instruments on his albums. He play each instrument on his 2001 debut album, “Musicforthemornigafter,” and then did it again when he collaborated with Scarlett Johansson on 2009’s “Break Up.” But since 2014, Yorn has been on the road with stripped-down acoustic shows. On Tuesday, March 12, Yorn will visit Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach to play hits, covers, rarities — and to tell a few stories; he will play the Troubadour, in West Hollywood, the next night. “It’s a great way to connect with everybody in a really pure way,” Yorn said. “It’s just me and my guitar, we just connect, it feels really satisfying. “The main rule is no set list,” he added. “It’s a completely different set every night.” In 2018, Yorn … [Read more...] about This is why singer-songwriter Pete Yorn, set to play in Hermosa, enjoys performing acoustic sets
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Is Thursday the new Saturday? It sure will feel like that on Feb. 21, when both Jersey City and Hoboken host top-rate nights of live music.Sylvana Joyce & The Moment. On the same night at Finnegan's Pub in Hoboken, promoter Mike Kuzan of The Latest Noise presents Smoke & Mirror Routine, the Love Network, Sonic Birds, and the Skullers. Blues Traveler enjoyed chart-topping hits in the '90s and continues to record and tour the world, so Popper's appearance at an intimate local club certainly ranks as news. "I've played a lot of shows with John, I really don't know how many," explained Johnny Markowski, the Jersey City-based singer/guitarist of Jeb Jones, who set up the show. "So every once in a while, when I feel like I want to jam with him, I'll reach out and we'll do a show, usually when he's in the area for something else." Markowski has enjoyed a long career as a professional musician, touring for many years as the singer/guitarist of Stir Fried as well as … [Read more...] about 1 night, 2 locations for top-rate live music in Hudson
Blind Crow (credit Buddy Beaudoin) Blind Crow (credit Buddy Beaudoin) Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 Blind Crow (credit Buddy Beaudoin) Blind Crow (credit Buddy Beaudoin) Bluegrass band Blind Crow aims to boost musical presence 1 / 4 Back to Gallery Albany's Blind Crow is a top-notch bluegrass and folk ensemble. In the three years since forming and settling into its current lineup, the drummer-less quartet has kept busy, releasing the 12-track "Forgo the Balance" and playing shows. The band is looking to make this year its busiest yet. "We are looking forward to a productive 2019," the band collectively stated in an email compiled by guitarist Jeff Wasbes. "We have a lot of irons in the fire. Look for new music videos and new original material that we hope to record at the end of the winter and spring. We hope to jump on board with the traditional/bluegrass festival … [Read more...] about Bluegrass band Blind Crow aims to boost musical presence
News Arts Music Food Movies Calendar Guides Shop About Contests SFR Fun By Luke Henley | 2 hours ago The room went through a strange transition the first time I saw William KO, the most recent musical side project by Will Schreitz of Cult Tourist. Schreitz gripped the microphone, eyes closed, singing to a backing track of recorded music. He was still, focused, and the audience stood in a sort of quiet reverence, afraid to disturb him. The music pulsed, though, played through pop tropes distorted by odd whimsy; the drum track banged. After just two songs, everyone—no matter how shy—started dancing. By the end of the modest set, it was hard to recall how everyone had begun at a standstill, and Schreitz' performance was one of those quiet moments of ecstasy in a sparsely attended warehouse show that remind you why you shake off your after-work fatigue and get out there. Schreitz has undergone numerous transformations as a … [Read more...] about What a Knockout!
Even though the 2018 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass lineup is missing some favorite acts of recent years — “regulars” Conor Oberst, Jackson Browne, Gillian Welch, Robert Earl Keen, Lucinda Williams and John Prine aren’t appearing — the world’s most fantastic free acoustic music extravaganza, as is typical, boasts amazing talent. The massive festival created and funded by Warren Hellman, the beloved venture capitalist and bluegrass fanatic who died in 2011, runs Friday through Sunday, Oct. 5-7, in Golden Gate Park with about 80 acts. Opening day looks especially promising on the Banjo Stage in Hellman Hollow: country-roots-rocking greats Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore with the Guilty Ones appear at 2:45 p.m., followed by R&B and gospel legend Mavis Staples (and Rock and Roll and Blues hall of famer) at 4:15 p.m. Headliner Alison Krauss, the bluegrass-country singer with the angelic voice, plays at 5:45 p.m. Over on the Rooster Stage in Marx … [Read more...] about Mountains of music at 18th Hardly Strictly Bluegrass