Folk/Country

01.17: The Dales drop new EP "Easy Times" at The Troubadour

The Dales will take the stage at The Troubadour on Friday, January 17th to mark the release of their new EP Easy Times, a follow-up to their 2018 debut album Marie. Having introduced themselves as a folk rock tour-de-force near the end of last decade, The Dales enter the 2020s with a decided sense of optimism and a relaxed nature despite the constant goings-on so far this year. At just five tracks long, the positive vibe of Easy Times provides an uplifting thrist-quencher for anyone who finds themselves gasping for some serotonin these days. Easy Times drops on all streaming services on January 10th; you can stream the first single, the title track, below. - Will Sisskind

   

Shutups, Andy Bender, Stress Dreams and Babewatch play Eli’s January 10

This Friday Throwin’ Bo’s has a showcase of Bay Area bands that are sure to keep you energized and moving. Oakland’s Babewatch is surfy garage rock with just the right amount of punk. Stress Dreams isn’t as stressful as it sounds but they do describe themselves as “rat” music. Well said, we guess. Local dream catch Shutups are playing the bill, along with the quietest of the bunch, Andy Bender. Need some folk rock with more melodies and twists than you bargained for? Listen to Andy Bender! And come on down to Eli's Mile High Club. -Michelle Kicherer, Associate Editor

   

Folk/Country

Time: 
20:00
Band name: 
Subi
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
https://www.facebook.com/Subi-132236327473035/?__tn__=K-R&eid=ARAc8vRUuPqOoKjiP6O9Appx214yd9Fa_bLyNtfKNMnO3YZmE5l9BoW8NuqOsflQ5V
Venue name: 
The Federal NoHo
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Will Orchard starts the year right with new record "Old Friends On The Mountain"

One can imagine Rhode Island’s Will Orchard thoroughly immersed in the writing and recording of his folktronica 2020 record Old Friends On The Mountain: the richly-layered instrumentation, the most-sincere emotion in the vocals, and the tranquility of it all are tell-tale signs of a sweet escape for the artist. As a listener, one is both witness and partaker of an experience carefully orchestrated for attentive ears. For both the sonic epicurean and casual listener, there is plenty to dab in, such as the serene acoustic strings of the opener “Until It’s Found,” which join an irresistible rhythm where Orchard’s voice reverberates. Tracks like “My Belly Is Full Of Hydrangea” are much more upbeat, and topped off with buttery smooth trumpet solos. There is an emotional tinge to the record, not a forceful one or so evident, just right for the man-nature connection it establishes. Listen to the heavy-exceptional bass in “Turning Back Again” from the new record below. - Rene Cobar

   

Folk/Country

Time: 
20:00
Band name: 
Ricky Stein
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
www.facebook.com/rickysteinmusic
Venue name: 
Pete's Candy Store
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