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Michael Hurley + Myriam Gendron

Friday, April 24th, La Vitrola

Michael Hurley is an American folk singer who was essential to the Greenwich folk music scene of the 1960s and 1970s. He is able to play a wide variety of instruments. Michael Hurley is also a cartoonist and a painter. http://www.snockonews.net/discography.htm

Myriam Gendron lives in Montreal. She makes her living as a copy-editor and book dealer, leading to her discovery of an anthology […]

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Posted on February 10, 2015 in Folk/ Country, News, Off-Season
Posted on February 10, 2015 in Folk/ Country, News, Off-Season
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The Fresh & Onlys + Shilohs

Saturday, July 19, 2014 La Vitrola 12$/15$ 20h00 BUY NOW The Fresh & Onlys

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Posted on May 13, 2014 in 2014, Archives, Folk/ Country, Rock

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Posted on May 13, 2014 in 2014, Archives, Folk/ Country, Rock
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Amen Dunes + Alex Calder + Syngja

Saturday, June 21, 2014 Casa Del Popolo 10$/13$ 22h00

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Amen Dunes

Damon McMahon’s Amen Dunes recordings have largely been an improvisational first-take affair, brilliant nuggets of weird folkrock/ experimental weird americana, often recorded solo. However his most recent, 2014’s Love, was performed by a variety of musicians, including his longtime collaborators Jordi Wheeler on guitar and piano, and Parker Kindred on drums. Spoiler by Amen Dunes Spoiler by Amen Dunes

Alex Calder Syngja

Syngja […]

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Posted on May 5, 2014 in 2014, Archives, Experimental, Folk/ Country, Pop, Psychedelic

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Posted on May 5, 2014 in 2014, Archives, Experimental, Folk/ Country, Pop, Psychedelic
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Trembling Bells + Howie Reeve + Ari Swan

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 Casa Del Popolo 8$/10$ 20h30 BUY NOW Trembling Bells

Glasgow-based collective Trembling Bells takes the spirit and showmanship of ’60’s English folk outfits into the 21st century with their earnest and captivating music. Formed by drummer Alex Neilson and featuring the soaring vocal acrobatics of Lavinia Blackwall, Trembling Bells have released four albums on UK label Honest Jon’s Records and collaborated with Mike Heron (Incredible String Band), Bonnie “Prince” […]

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Posted on April 8, 2014 in 2014, Archives, Folk/ Country, Psychedelic, Rock

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Posted on April 8, 2014 in 2014, Archives, Folk/ Country, Psychedelic, Rock
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Circuit des Yeux + Le fruit vert + Ancient Ocean

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Casa Del Popolo 10$/12$ 20h30 BUY NOW Circuit des yeux

Circuit des Yeux is the project of Haley Fohr, somber grunge ballads with soaring and operatic vocals. The introspective lo-fi experience is an amalgamation of conventional songwriting and nihilistic grunge dirge with a soupçon of 20th century noise flourishes, carefully assembled DIY songs.

Le fruit vert

Le fruit vert consists of Andrea-Jane Cornell and Marie-Douce St-Jacques. The duo creates dense pieces that […]

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Posted on February 24, 2014 in 2014, Archives, Electronic, Folk/ Country, Pop

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Posted on February 24, 2014 in 2014, Archives, Electronic, Folk/ Country, Pop
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Sunfields (Lancement de Habitat) + Pang Attack + Brad Barr

Thursday, June 5, 2014 Casa Del Popolo 8$/10$ 20h30 BUY NOW Sunfields

Sunfields Jason Kent’s Sunfields project is an unapologetic pastiche of bearded hippie harmonies, twangy acoustic guitars and shimmering stadium rock flourishes. With vocals ranging from nasal rock snoot to emotional indie rock confessional, Kent captures the essence of Canadiana rock and roll and celebrates the power of the pop song with his nuanced and intricate tunes. Suoni […]

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Posted on March 21, 2014 in 2014, Archives, Folk/ Country, Pop, Rock

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Posted on March 21, 2014 in 2014, Archives, Folk/ Country, Pop, Rock
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Richard Buckner + James Irwin

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 Casa Del Popolo 10$/12$ 20h30 BUY NOW Richard Buckner

Twenty-fourteen marks the 20th anniversary of his first release, 1994’s Bloomed. Buckner has since released dramatic and emotional troubadour tunes perched at the crossroads of country, gospel, folk and blues, as well as avant-country experiments and collaborations with Marc Ribot and members of Giant Sand. He returns to lyrical Americana songs on his most recent albums for Merge, 2011’s Our Blood […]

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Posted on March 4, 2014 in 2014, Archives, Folk/ Country, Pop

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Posted on March 4, 2014 in 2014, Archives, Folk/ Country, Pop
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One Man Band Festival : Bloodshot Bill + Marissa Anderson + Shake it Like a man

Thursday, May 15th, 9pm

TICKETS

BLOODSHOT BILL + MARISA ANDERSON + SHAKE IT LIKE A CAVE MAN

A presentation of  One Man Band Festival & Suoni per il Popolo

ALL ACCESS PASSES: onemanbandfest.com/passes

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Posted on May 5, 2014 in 2014, Archives, Folk/ Country

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Posted on May 5, 2014 in 2014, Archives, Folk/ Country
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The Black Twig Pickers + The All Day Breakfast Stringband + Daniel Bachman

Saturday,  April 19th,  2014

Casa del Popolo

8-10$

BUY ONLINE The Black Twig Pickers

The Black Twig Pickers are a group defined by their forward thinking approach to a type of music most often associated with times gone by. Over the course of eight full-length records, including collaborative releases with Jack Rose and Charlie Parr, a split LP with Glenn Jones, and numerous EPs and singles, the group has established itself as […]

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Posted on February 17, 2014 in 2014, Archives, Folk/ Country

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Posted on February 17, 2014 in 2014, Archives, Folk/ Country
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Molly Sweeney + Daniel Isaiah Schacter + Winter Family

Friday, April 11, 2014 Casa Del Popolo 20h30 8-10$ BUY ONLINE

Molly Sweeney

Molly Sweeney was born in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, the youngest of five children. She grew up in Northern Michigan, returning to Canada to attend university. Graduating with a degree in Cultural Studies, she found herself eminently well-qualified to bartend. Working at a music venue in the heart of Montreal’s indie scene and playing the coffeehouse circuit, […]

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Posted on February 17, 2014 in 2014, Archives, Folk/ Country, Psychedelic, Rock

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Posted on February 17, 2014 in 2014, Archives, Folk/ Country, Psychedelic, Rock
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Swearin’ + Laureate + No Bones

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Casa Del Popolo 8$/10$ BUY NOW Swearin’

Allison Crutchfield grew up in the punk-rock world of booking your own tours, sleeping on floors, and releasing your own records. As a teenager in Birmingham, Alabama, she played in bands like P.S. Eliot and the Ackleys, inspired by the DIY ethos of local, all-ages show space Cave 9. And with her newest band, Swearin’, she’s released one of the best […]

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Posted on January 24, 2014 in 2014, Archives, Folk/ Country, Punk, Rock

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Posted on January 24, 2014 in 2014, Archives, Folk/ Country, Punk, Rock
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Marissa Nadler + Corinna Rose

Saturday, March 8th

12$

Marissa Nadler

Singing in a mezzo-soprano, the foundation of her songs are her acoustic guitar, often accompanied by a variety of instruments and an ambient reverb-laden production. She has been known to play in open tunings on several songs. Her influences include John Fahey, Robbie Basho, Patti Smith, Fleetwood Mac, Joni Mitchell, Kate Bush, and Leonard Cohen. Other influences include Dirty Three, Sammi Smith, […]

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Posted on January 23, 2014 in 2014, Archives, Folk/ Country

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Posted on January 23, 2014 in 2014, Archives, Folk/ Country
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Maica Mia creates cohesion from abstraction

The cover artwork for Maica Mia’s second album, Des Era, is a thick black line split in half. The piece of art in question, called Aperture, was created by Ludmila Armata, the mother of the Montreal duo’s singer and guitarist, Maica Armata.

Fittingly, the group’s murky, deliberately paced music can at times sound equally fissured.

“I see a lot of similarities between her artwork and the way I express myself musically,” the younger Armata observed. “Her work is rather abstract, and with abstract work you’re […]

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Posted on January 20, 2014 in 2014, Archives, Folk/ Country, Rock

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Posted on January 20, 2014 in 2014, Archives, Folk/ Country, Rock
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Maica Mia + Essaie Pas + Ought + DJ Babi Audi

Friday, January 24th

8pm

8-10$

Maica Mia

Maica Mia is an experimental rock duo from Montreal. Recently joined on bass by Mauro Pezzente (Godspeed You! Black Emperor),they blend together an arresting mix of terrestrial samples, minimalist guitar, explosive drumming and raw vocals, conjuring up girding space-balladry supreme. Their new record is coming out January 28, 2014 and promises goosebumps.

Essaie Pas

Essaie pas est la rumeur des fronts en fièvre. Essaie pas […]

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Posted on January 20, 2014 in 2014, Archives, Electronic, Folk/ Country, Pop, Rock

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Posted on January 20, 2014 in 2014, Archives, Electronic, Folk/ Country, Pop, Rock
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Peter Walker + Hellenica

Tuesday February 4th, 2014

8-10$

8:30pm

Peter Walker

Peter Walker is an American original, as eclectic and enigmatic as the songs he writes. The legendary seventy-five year old raga/psychedelic/folk acoustic guitarist, who was schooled by masters such as Ravi Shankar, and Ali Akbar Khan, has been described by Larry Coryell as, “One of the most original practitioners of contemporary music” and proclaimed by the Beatles’ press agent Derek Taylor as […]

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Posted on January 19, 2014 in 2014, Archives, Experimental, Folk/ Country, Psychedelic

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Posted on January 19, 2014 in 2014, Archives, Experimental, Folk/ Country, Psychedelic
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Glenn Jones – The Wanting

As leader of Boston experimental rockers Cul De Sac, Glenn Jones has come up with a lot of interesting sounds on his guitar over the past 20 years. But on this solo album, his third, Jones returns to his primary love: the intricate, open-tuned acoustic techniques pioneered by the late John Fahey, one of Jones’s primary influences. Much like Fahey’s albums, the 11 instrumentals that comprise The Wanting are […]

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Posted on December 17, 2013 in 2013, Folk/ Country
Posted on December 17, 2013 in 2013, Folk/ Country
Glenn Jones

Glenn Jones + Myriam Gendron + F Hood

Thursday January 9th, 2013

Casa del Popolo

10-12$

­ Glenn Jones

Glenn Jones is a unique voice working in the decades -long tradition of American Primitivism. What sets him apart from the many devotees to this style is the combination of expressive playing and technical skill, most significantly his inventive use of alternate tunings and partial capos. As anyone knows who has seen him perform, Glenn is a remarkable storyteller, […]

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Posted on November 7, 2013 in 2013, Archives, Experimental, Folk/ Country

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Posted on November 7, 2013 in 2013, Archives, Experimental, Folk/ Country
Other Life

Sean Nicholas Savage + Antoine93 + Jordan Ghetler

Saturday December 7th Casa del Popolo 8-10 $

Sean Nicholas Savage

Sean Nicholas Savage is a Montreal based recording artist. In 2011 he released the albums, Flamingo, Won-Ton Jaz and Trippple Midnight Karma with Arbutus Records, each a new flavor in the palate of pop, always smooth and practical but with the darkness and depth of real life. A contemporary incarnation of singers like Elvis or Madonna, he marries the universal themes of […]

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Posted on October 25, 2013 in 2013, Folk/ Country, Pop
Posted on October 25, 2013 in 2013, Folk/ Country, Pop
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Richard Young cd review on pitchfork

Richard Youngs, Summer on my mind review on Pitchfork

 

 

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Posted on September 10, 2013 in 2013, Folk/ Country
Posted on September 10, 2013 in 2013, Folk/ Country
Richard Buckner

Richard Buckner + Al Tuck

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 Casa del Popolo 10-12$

Richard Buckner

Richard Buckner is husky-voiced country-folk singer/songwriter is very much in the mold of the Lubbock, Texas, school of mavericks, including Butch Hancock, Terry Allen, and Jimmie Dale Gilmore. Richard Buckner is actually based in San Francisco, but the Lubbock connection is no accident. His debut album, Bloomed, was recorded in Lubbock, for one thing, with producer Lloyd Maines, who has also […]

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Posted on August 28, 2013 in 2013, Experimental, Folk/ Country
Posted on August 28, 2013 in 2013, Experimental, Folk/ Country
Gate

Gate (The Dead C’s Michael Morley) + Tom Carter + Cian Nugent

Friday, September 20th, 2013 Casa del Popolo 10-12$

Gate

New Zealand’s Michael Morley is known most widely for his participation in defining low-fi group The Dead C. He’s also been active since the 1980s, first in Wreck Small Speakers On Expensive Stereos and most expansively with his solo project Gate, with releases on labels like Majora, Table of the Elements, and BaDaBing. Morley’s influence has spread far and wide, […]

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Posted on August 23, 2013 in 2013, Archives, Experimental, Folk/ Country

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Posted on August 23, 2013 in 2013, Archives, Experimental, Folk/ Country
Scout-Niblett

Scout Niblett + Dope Body + Big Brave

Monday, September  16th, 2013 Casa del Popolo 13-15$

Scout Niblett

Scout Niblett is Nottingham, England’s answer to all the brash, intelligent, and honest female songwriters who emerged from America during the early 21st century. Continually compared to Cat Power and fellow countrywoman PJ Harvey, Niblett (real name: Emma Louise) proved her own merit with a strong, stark voice and a penchant for spartan songs containing only drums and vocals. She also […]

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Posted on July 25, 2013 in 2013, Experimental, Folk/ Country
Posted on July 25, 2013 in 2013, Experimental, Folk/ Country
Richard Youngs

Richard Youngs

Friday, September  13th, 2013 Casa del Popolo 12-14$

Richard Youngs

Richard Youngs is a British musician with a prolific and diverse output, including many collaborations. Based in Glasgow since the early 1990s, his extensive back catalogue of solo and collaborative work formally begins with Advent, first issued in 1990. He plays many instruments, most commonly choosing the guitar, but he has been known to use a wide variety of other […]

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Posted on July 24, 2013 in 2013, Experimental, Folk/ Country
Posted on July 24, 2013 in 2013, Experimental, Folk/ Country
Daniel Bachman

Daniel Bachman + Arborea

Friday, September  13th, 2013 Casa del Popolo 8-10$

Daniel Bachman

Daniel Bachman is a 22 year old musician born and raised in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He has been playing what he describes as “psychedelic appalachia” since he was a teenager, releasing small run editions of tapes, CDs and LPs for the past three years, with a sound that evolved from drones and banjos to a now guitar centered focus. Touring off and […]

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Posted on July 10, 2013 in 2013, Archives, Folk/ Country
Posted on July 10, 2013 in 2013, Archives, Folk/ Country
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Alasdair Roberts & Friends + Li’l Andy

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 Casa del Popolo 10-12$

Alasdair Roberts & Friends

Alasdair Roberts has been based in Glasgow for the past ten years. His first releases consisted of home-made four-track recordings of his songs under the name Appendix Out. Many of these early recordings also featured Alasdair’s boyhood friend David Elcock. Appendix Out went on to release three albums on the Drag City label: “The Rye Bears a Poison” (1997), Daylight Saving […]

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Posted on July 9, 2013 in 2013, Archives, Folk/ Country

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Posted on July 9, 2013 in 2013, Archives, Folk/ Country
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The Acoustic Adventures of Pelt

Originating in Virginia, Pelt have been mainstays of the scene commonly called “New Weird America” for almost twenty years. Their sound is built around acoustic improvised drones, and it is a special treat to be able to hear them at an intimate venue like Casa del Popolo, where they will play on June 14 along with Oryx Lamia. They released their first album in five years this past October, […]

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Posted on June 14, 2013 in 2013, Folk/ Country

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Posted on June 14, 2013 in 2013, Folk/ Country
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Saltland Debut Album Out Now!

Local cellist Rebecca Foon’s Saltland project released their first album I Thought It Was Us But It Was All of Us this past month via Constellation. Saltland consists of Foon and Jamie Thompson on percussion and programming, with a slew of guests including Colin Stetson and Laurel Sprengelmeyer. Constellation’s presentation of the album is as top-notch as usual: they are providing the album in CD, vinyl and digital formats, […]

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Posted on June 14, 2013 in 2013, Experimental, Folk/ Country

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Posted on June 14, 2013 in 2013, Experimental, Folk/ Country
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Pelt Performs their First Show of the Year at Suoni, one of only 3 in 2013!

The Pelt performance Friday, June 14h is their first show of 2013 and one of only three shows all year! Pelt have distinguished themselves as forerunners of the brave new sound in a decade-plus drone-drenched career. Their latest album, 2012’s double LP Effigy was limited to 500 copies and dedicated “ecstatically” to the “eternal spirit of Jack Rose.” Local experimental band Oryx Lamia will start the evening with their […]

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Posted on June 14, 2013 in 2013, Folk/ Country

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Posted on June 14, 2013 in 2013, Folk/ Country
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Spectre Folk @ l’Oblique Saturday, June 8 15h00

Spectre Folk est un projet avec les membres de Sonic Youth, Magik Markers et Pavement!!

Steve Shelley Peter Nolan et Mark Ibolt

Le groupe donnera une prestation gratuite à L’Oblique dans le cadre du Suoni Per Il Popolo 2013!

Spectre Folk, projet de folk rock psychédélique, met en vedette Pete Nolan (Magik Markers), Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth), Mark Ibold (Pavement, Sonic Youth).

Spectre Folk @ l’Oblique samedi 8 juin 15h00 [facebook.com]

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Posted on June 8, 2013 in 2013, Folk/ Country

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Posted on June 8, 2013 in 2013, Folk/ Country
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From the Desk of Suoni: Glenn Jones

Boston instrumental six-string finger-picker Glenn Jones (ex Cul de Sac) – a personal favorite and friend of the Suoni per il Popolo – launches his best and most highly personal album to date, My Garden State June 5th at the Casa del Popolo in a special one-off performance. His new Thrill Jockey release was born during a troubled time for the acclaimed musician, while he was caring for his ailing mother […]

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Posted on May 30, 2013 in 2013, Experimental, Folk/ Country

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Posted on May 30, 2013 in 2013, Experimental, Folk/ Country
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A Closer Look at MV & EE’s “Lost Weekend”

MV & EE’s abstract americana project has been a guest of the festival many times. This summer they curate The Lost Weekend, two nights of psychedelic/avant folk.

Friday

Spectre Folk is a collection of trippy folk rock songs by Pete Nolan (Magik Markers), Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth, Disappears), Mark Ibold (Pavement, Sonic Youth) and NY Times food critic Peter Meehan. Steve Gunn is a New York-based guitarist with a decontructed Blues sound Opening […]

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Posted on May 29, 2013 in 2013, Experimental, Folk/ Country, Rock

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Posted on May 29, 2013 in 2013, Experimental, Folk/ Country, Rock
The Black Twig Pickers

The Black Twig Pickers + The Ever Lovin’ Jug Band + The Bogghoppers

Thursday, June 13th, 2013 Casa Del Popolo 10-12$

Black Twig Pickers

The Black Twig Pickers got their start in a dark alley between the campers at the 1999 Galax Old Fiddlers Convention, choosing their name from an archaic apple variety grown in founding fiddler Ralph Berrier Jr.’s family orchard. Since then, the Black Twigs’ fiddle/banjo/guitar/washboard/whatsis racket has sounded from Amsterdam to Atlanta but remains rooted in the musically fertile ridges and valleys […]

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Posted on April 13, 2013 in 2013, Archives, Folk/ Country

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Posted on April 13, 2013 in 2013, Archives, Folk/ Country
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MV & EE’s Lost Weekend with MV & EE + P.G. Six + Herbcraft

Saturday, June 8th, 2013 Casa Del Popolo 10-12$

MV & EE

MV&EE, Matt & Erika’s Child Of Microtones imprint was one of the first labels to fully explode the private press CD-R format back in 1999, combining deluxe packaging with exploratory psychedelia and extended rural glam. MV was the brains and the conceptual clout behind Brattleboro’s legendary Free Folk Fest in 2003, an event that was pretty much ground zero for the […]

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Posted on April 8, 2013 in 2013, Archives, Folk/ Country, Psychedelic, Rock, Weird Sounds

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Posted on April 8, 2013 in 2013, Archives, Folk/ Country, Psychedelic, Rock, Weird Sounds
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MV & EE’s Lost Weekend with Spectre Folk + Steve Gunn + Doc Dunn

Friday, June 7th, 2013 Casa Del Popolo 10-12$

Spectre Folk

Spectre Folk, the 16-year-old project of Magik Markers drummer Pete Nolan.

In 1995, I got a 4-track and started to make recordings at home in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. I was doing blown-out songs with a microphone and a distortion pedal overdriven into the tape recorder– stuff with shortwave radios and ambient sounds, sticking a mic out the window, picking up morning […]

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Posted on April 7, 2013 in 2013, Archives, Folk/ Country, Psychedelic, Rock, Weird Sounds

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Posted on April 7, 2013 in 2013, Archives, Folk/ Country, Psychedelic, Rock, Weird Sounds
Glenn Jones

Glenn Jones: Lancement de My Garden State + M. Mucci

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 Casa del Popolo 11-13$

Glenn Jones

Glenn Jones is a unique voice working in the decades -long tradition of American Primitivism. What sets him apart from the many devotees to this style is the combination of expressive playing and technical skill, most significantly his inventive use of alternate tunings and partial capos. As anyone knows who has seen him perform, Glenn is a remarkable storyteller, and his […]

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Posted on April 5, 2013 in 2013, Archives, Folk/ Country

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Posted on April 5, 2013 in 2013, Archives, Folk/ Country

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