Contrary to popular belief, Golem is neither a towering Jewish Frankenstein who defended the Jews of 17th Century Prague, nor a creature from Lord of the Rings.
Golem is a 6 piece Eastern European folk-punk band.
Fronted by Annette Ezekiel – singer, accordionist, and 5-foot powerhouse, with vocalist, tambourine player, crazy-man Aaron Diskin, violin virtuoso Alicia Jo Rabins, trombonist Curtis Hasselbring,
Upright bassist Taylor Bergren-Chrisman, and drummer Tim Monaghan, Golems sound evokes wisps of old-world elegance filtered through the successes and disappointments of new-world dreams.
Spending nights in Lower East Side immigrant-owned bagel shops and summers in Eastern Europe, Annette collects Jewish, Gypsy, and Slavic folk songs, adding, editing, and rearranging them along the way.
These are the songs to which her Eastern European grandparents danced over a century ago, and now Golem has its unwrinkled fans moshing to the same pulsing beats.
Neil Young wrote a note on Neil Young Archives revealing the new Neil Young & Crazy Horse album, ‘Colorado’ is coming in fall along with a film documenting the process. A single “is coming out this month.”
Watch Mumford & Sons and The Milk Carton Kids cover Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Boxer” at Fiddler’s Green in Denver.
Watch Joe Russo’s Almost Dead welcome Fruit Bats’ Eric D. Johnson as well as Stuart Bogie of Antibalas at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.
Watch The Avett Brothers perform “High Steppin'” and “Trouble Letting Go” on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live.’
Full Show Friday presents the late great Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin performing live during her legendary run at the Fillmore West in 1971.