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Blanket The Homeless enlisted San Francisco-based musicians to contribute to a new benefit album that will be celebrated with a benefit concert at The Independent one day ahead of its release.
Over the course of the two last years Graham Patzner’s revolving-door band has gone through more incarnations than the Dali Lama. In his search for the perfect cast to portray his edgy, hallucinatory soul songs, the 23-year old singer (brother of Judgement Day string players Anton and Lewis Patzner) has performed with party bands, stripped-down folk quartets, string-only duos and five-piece horn sections. For a while it was questionable whether Graham would ever give up his musical bachelorhood but he finally seems to have settled down with a permanent group of skillful psychedelic rockers. His new band Whiskerman goes into the studio in early April with producer Greg Ashley (Gris Gris) and headlines Bottom of the Hill April 10th.
Backed by his brother Lewis Patzner on cello and trombone, bassist Will Lawrence, singer Madeline Streicek and drummer Nicholas Cobbett, Graham takes to the stage wildly wielding guitar, violin, piano and a voice that’s both powerful and vulnerable. The resultant sound is a Frankenstein fusion of a simple folk backbone, rich classical core, wide-streching art-rock limbs and big jazz feet. Driving the songs are Graham’s lyrics, which dig deep into subjects of love and loss, and wander into the territory of ghosts and beyond to the archetypal landscapes of a vivid hallucination… arriving back safely into a lover’s vulnerability. Be the song spindly or fierce, the energy this Oakland 5-piece puts out is palpable.
Billy Strings wrapped a two-night stand at Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday following Friday’s concert at the New York City venue featuring guitarist Brandon ‘Taz’ Niederauer sitting-in.
Yonder Moutain String Band welcomed Andrew McConathy of The Drunken Hearts for an old staple cover during their set at Ardmore Music Hall in Pennsylvania.
moe. dusted off Pink Floyd covers at the Town Ballroom in Buffalo and treated the hometown crowd to some local flavor as well.
The Disco Biscuits unveiled more new songs during the closer of their two-night tour kickoff at the Roxian Theatre in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania.
ALO will start 2020 with their annual Tour D’Amour and the release of new EP ‘Creatures, Vol. 2: Weave,’ which includes lead single “Baby Blind Spot.”