Wednesday, July 2, 2008

pretty good show tomorrow at Kilby Court

It's a Saddle Creek extravaganza at Kilby Court tomorrow.

Here's the lineup:
Son Ambulance
Maria Taylor
Nik Freitas (who, if I'm not mistaken, was just signed to Connor Oberst's Team Love record label)
Johnathan Rice (who isn't signed to Saddle Creek, but good nonetheless)

If it were just Maria Taylor and Nik Freitas I'd want to go, but throw on Son Ambulance and Johnathan Rice and this show just became really really awesome.

You're hearing this from another venues blog so you know it has to be good, but if you don't believe me, watch these:

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Let's make this short and sweet.

By now it should be painfully obvious that I'm a sucker for some good indie folk. Hopefully you do too, or else most of the things I talk about are of no use to you.

I stumbled upon this Colorado artist on accident, and I'm really happy that I did. Gregory Alan Isakov reminds me of Rufus Wainwright but with a guitar, or Jeff Tweedy with more banjo, or linkin park but with more rapping... (that's comedy). Awesome folk melodies. Good singing. How can you say "no" to a banjo? I'll be listening to this guy for a while I think. I'll have to go in to his albums, and touring, and all that jazz on another post, because he deserves it.

As always, here is his myspace, however, sadly there is no video yet.