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Andy Hull, Jesse Lacey, and Kevin Devine – Jesus Christ

What happens when Andy Hull (of Manchester Orchestra), Jesse Lacey (of Brand New), and Kevin Devine get three acoustic guitars, sit down in a bar in Long Island, NY in front of under a hundred people, and play music with no real direction in mind? The answer is a lot of craziness, forgetting lyrics, making fun of each other, and, of course, artistry. Artistry exemplified by an impromptu folk cover of Brand New’s popular song “Jesus Christ.” Check out some footage of that song below. Read More…

Torch and Twang 6/18/13

Torch & Twang is live tonight with local indie-folk musician Nathan Alan, whose new record, Looking For Tomorrow, Today drops this Friday! We also have a ton of great new music, including new records from Pokey LaFarge, Guy Clark, John Fogerty and more! And so many giveaways, your head might explode!

Playlist:

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Ivan & Alyosha- Be Your Man- All The Times We Had

Ivan & Alyosha- Fathers Be Kind- All The Times We Had Read More…

Grouper – Vital

Grouper is Liz Harris, Portland, Oregon-based multi-instrumentalist and experimental folk artist with a penchant for echoes and ambience. The big, roomy, nearly atmospheric brand of folk is reminiscent of newer Bon Iver and Deerhunter. With eight albums in as many years, Liz Harris is one of the most consistent artists out right now. Plus, with widely recognized support from acts such as Animal Collective and Xiu Xiu, it’s going to be hard not to garner some attention. Be sure to check out the Grouper song “Vital” off her 2013 album The Man Who Died In His Boat below. Read More…

Pepper Rabbit – Lake House

Los Angeles’ Pepper Rabbit was a band that unfortunately never garnered much fame. This struggle culminated with the break-up of the two-piece in early 2012. Despite the break-up, their music has been getting increasingly popular and still deserves attention. The laid-back, psych-folk the band puts forth is enough to make any hippie weak at the knees. With a slow, yet driving and melancholy, yet hopeful sound, Pepper Rabbit is great whether your feeling depressed or optimistic. Check out the track “Lake House” off their album Red Velvet Snowball below. Read More…

Torch and Twang 5/21/13

Tonight on Torch and Twang we bring you the best from americana as always, plus we’ll be featuring alt. country rock duo Brown Bird, and new music from Della Mae, City and Colour and local favorites Red Tail Ring!

Playlist:

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Stephen Kellogg- Lost and Found- Blunderstone Rookery

Justin Jones- I Can Feel It- Fading Light

The Coal Porters- You Only Miss Her When She’s Gone- Find The One Read More…

Torch and Twang 5/14/13

Tonight, Torch and Twang brings you the best of americana, awesome giveaways for Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer and Shinyribs, plus great new music at 10 o’clock!

Playlist:

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Ruth Moody- Trees for Skies- These Wilder Things

Emmylou Harris- Six White Cadillacs- Hard Bargain

Hoots & Hellmouth- Apple Like A Wrecking Ball- Salt Read More…

Sean Hayes – When We Fall In

New York City native Sean Hayes has developed quite the knack for perfectly blending elements of rock, soul, and contemporary pop. Like Alex Clare without the money-grabbing dubstep parts, Hayes has been releasing groovy, folk-based acoustic rock since 1999. Hayes’ music is a mix between William Elliott Whitmore and Jason Mraz, where pop stylings and catchy hooks can be used in accordance with soulful vocals and gritty guitar lines. Check out the song “When We Fall In” off his 2010 album Run Wolves Run below. Read More…

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