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  • Watch: Grateful Dead pianist Bruce Hornsby performs with Bon Iver during Richmond concert

    Watch: Grateful Dead pianist Bruce Hornsby performs with Bon Iver during Richmond concert

    Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon was at The National in Richmond, Va. on Sunday night to perform a mostly solo show as part of his current 2017-18 North American winter tour. As part of the performance, which didn’t feature Vernon’s usual backing band, the indie-folk artist was joined on stage by his former...
  • Americana band Calexico announce The Thread That Keeps Us 2018 tour dates

    Americana band Calexico announce The Thread That Keeps Us 2018 tour dates

    The alternative-country outfit known as Calexico have announced a 2018 North American tour scheduled for this spring in support of their upcoming ninth studio album, The Thread That Keeps Us. Revealed on Tuesday afternoon, the 15-show tour will see members Joey Burns, John Convertino and the rest of...
  • Darlingside announce new album, winter 2018 North American tour

    Darlingside announce new album, winter 2018 North American tour

    In news that will delight indie folk fans, Darlingside announced via Twitter that they will be touring the United States and releasing a brand-new album in early 2018. The new record will be called Extralife and will be released on Feb. 23. As part of the tour, the band will be playing shows in Los...
  • Interview: Nick Mulvey on activist themes in 'Wake Up Now,' the poetry of Bjork and doing covers

    Interview: Nick Mulvey on activist themes in 'Wake Up Now,' the poetry of Bjork and doing covers

    British singer/songwriter Nick Mulvey is back with his sophomore Wake Up Now, an activist-themed album brimming with an infectious positivity that builds from his Mercury Prize-nominated 2014 debut First Mind. Mulvey first came to prominence as fusion jazz band Portico Quartet's hang drummer. The...
  • Andrew Bird‏ announces 2018 Northeast tour dates

    Andrew Bird‏ announces 2018 Northeast tour dates

    Singer-songwriter and violinist extraordinaire Andrew Bird will head out on a short tour across the northeast U.S. this winter, with 11 dates scheduled to start on Feb. 22 in Roanoke, Va. Announced earlier this week, the tour, in support of Bird’s latest organic recording project Echolocations...
  • Watch: Julien Baker shares video for new single, ‘Turn Out The Lights’

    Watch: Julien Baker shares video for new single, ‘Turn Out The Lights’

    “Why is it easy for everyone else?” It’s difficult to find lyrics more brutally honest than those, and if there were a line to perfectly summarize Julien Baker’s wonderfully melancholy young catalog, it's that one. Two years into her professional career following the release of her debut Sprained...
  • Interview: Laurie Shook of Shook Twins talks about the band's upcoming records and their interesting instruments

    Interview: Laurie Shook of Shook Twins talks about the band's upcoming records and their interesting instruments

    As an indie artist in this day and age it’s imperative to stand out. Of course the best way to do that is to create unique, engaging music that endears you to would-be fans. This, however, is easier said than done. There’s no formula, in fact, formulas should be avoided. For most creative types the...
  • Vance Joy announces 'Lay It On Me' Tour dates

    Vance Joy announces 'Lay It On Me' Tour dates

    Australian indie-folk artist Vance Joy has announced a run of mostly North American tour dates for this fall. Titled the “Lay It On Me” Tour, the upcoming run of shows is named after Joy’s latest single, which was released back on July 12. The fall tour will start out on Sept. 28 in Vancouver, and...
  • Angel Olsen announces fall world tour

    Angel Olsen announces fall world tour

    Later this summer, singer-songwriter Angel Olsen will be hitting the road for an expansive world tour. After playing a series of European music festivals in August, Olson will return to the United States to play shows at venues in Milwaukee, Minneapolis, St. Louis, San Diego, Las Vegas and New York...
  • Review: Matt Koelsch's impresses with 'Thinking of You'

    Review: Matt Koelsch's impresses with 'Thinking of You'

    On July 14, singer-songwriter Matt Koelsch released his latest EP, Thinking of You and its one of the season’s most pleasant new releases. The record is a five song meditation on long-distance relationships, nostalgia for times past and the unique blend of anger and humiliation that only come with...
  • Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros returns home to the Troubadour

    Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros returns home to the Troubadour

    The groundbreaking indie folk band, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, played an intimate show at the Troubadour in Hollywood on Thursday night. The lucky crowd got up close and personal as the band played tracks just released off of their soulful fourth album entitled, PersonA. The ever-evolving...
  • The top 10 best Regina Spektor songs

    The top 10 best Regina Spektor songs

    Regina Spektor has been an active figure on the indie-folk scene since making her debut in 2001. Since then, the singer has released six studio albums and thirteen singles. Here is our updated list of the top ten songs in her discography. 10. “The Call” "The Call" was written for the soundtrack to...
  • The top 10 best Bon Iver songs

    The top 10 best Bon Iver songs

    Justin Vernon, otherwise known as Bon Iver, is a multi-instrumental artist, singer, songwriter, and producer. The indie folk artist Is also a contributing member of Volcano Choir, The Shouting Matches, and Gayngs. He is best known for his album For Emma, Forever Ago, and his Grammy Award winning...
  • Indie folk duo the Shook Twins will be embarking on an international tour

    Indie folk duo the Shook Twins will be embarking on an international tour

    Shook Twins are an American indie folk duo from Sandpoint, Idaho. They are best known to indie music fans for their quirky style of folk rock. The Shook Twins have released three studio albums, their latest is 2014's What We Do. Currently the band is preparing to embark on an international tour...
  • Nick Shattuck  plays The Hotel Cafe

    Nick Shattuck plays The Hotel Cafe

    Nick Shattuck will perform at The Hotel Café in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Jan. 26. Shattuck will take to the stage at 7 p.m. at this 21 and older concert. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. For readers who are unfamiliar with the performer, here is some additional information on the artist in question...
  • Emmy the Great announces a new album and US tour

    Emmy the Great announces a new album and US tour

    Emmy-Lee Moss known in the music world as Emmy the Great released her debut single Secret Circus in April of 2006 and now nearly 10 years later Emmy the Great has announced the release of her new album Second Love along with a US Tour. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Emmy the Great, her...
  • Passenger: 5 most underrated songs

    Passenger: 5 most underrated songs

    Michael David Rosenberg, known professionally as Passenger, is an indie-folk singer from Brighton and Hove, England. Known primarily for his multi-platinum hit, “Let Her Go," the singer has released several songs that have not received nearly as much recognition. Here are five of the most underrated...
  • Leif Vollebekk brings intimate indie-folk to Baur's Listening Lounge this Sunday

    Leif Vollebekk brings intimate indie-folk to Baur's Listening Lounge this Sunday

    The Music Appreciation Society brings indie-folk singer-songwriter Leif Vollebekk to Denver this Sunday, July 5 to Baur’s Listening Lounge. Vollebekk hails from Montreal, Quebec and has been touring with bluegrass and folk duo Mandolin Orange. His Sunday show will be a solo performance on Baur’s...
  • 5 reasons we love Sylvan Esso

    5 reasons we love Sylvan Esso

    Sylvan Esso sounds like the name of a singer-songwriter from some romanticized country like Italy or Spain. While that person may very well exist, the one we love is the duo of Amelia Meath and Nick Sanburn. One of the newest groups on the indie music scene, these two have been on the scene...
  • Fleet Foxes are on an unofficial hiatus

    Fleet Foxes's 10 best songs

    Fleet Foxes is an indie folk band from Seattle. Members include Skyler Skjelset, Casey Wescott, Christian Wargo, and Morgan Henderson. The band was first created by Robin Pecknold and his Junior High buddy Skyler Skjelset. Fleet Foxes has released an EP and two full-length albums to date. The EP...
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