San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Thursday August 7th, 2014
Doors @7:00 P.M.
Music @ 8:00 P.M.
Tickets $17 in advance/ $20 at the gate
Hayrack rides to and from the barn
Bring your own Coolers.
Vendors selling food and non-alcoholic beverages
The Roadsides Graves return to the barn! Also performing: The Pines, Miles Nielsen and The Rusted Hearts and Union Specific!
THE ROADSIDE GRAVES
"My Son's Home is well-stocked with stirring narratives and sketches that just happen to be almost unremittingly obsessed with the crypt. Yet what's really remarkable about the record is the band's ability to treat death from so many different perspectives and with such a widely divergent range of moods and sympathies.There are moments of haunting, fragile stillness here...Perhaps most admirably of all, the Roadside Graves excel at the brave and difficult paradox of suffusing death with life, injecting vivacity and humor into their reflections on mortality." -Pitchfork
"Like The Band before them, the New Jersey group pull from several different genres – country, folk, Cajun, southern gospel, and big-time rock ‘n’ roll – to produce something that can maybe only be called American Music." -Aquarium Drunkard
"Alt.country rascals Roadside Graves got heavy meta with a jam about “dirt on my lip and blood in my eye” after the singer split his face open with his mic and bled everywhere. I should have taken video because I can’t find anything that comes close to the level of musicianship these tatted-up guys guys now display." -Paste Magazine
"Roadside Graves' seven members stamp up a roadhouse-gospel-soul sound with John Gleason's naturally pinched, uneven voice pitched uneasily but tunefully over it. The result is like a more unsettled version of The Felice Brothers, letting lots of raggedy spontaneity seep into the band's folksy, approachable songs."-The Onion AV Club
"Timeless melodies, riveting harmonies and vivid, memorable songwriting. Yes, the Roadside Graves love America; now it's only a matter of time until America returns the favor." -New Jersey Star Ledger
ABOUT THE PINES
Founded by Iowa natives David Huckfelt and Benson Ramsey, indie-roots band The Pines surprisingly actually met in Arizona, where they both lived in a Mexican barrio and first began playing together. Forming The Pines, they returned to the Midwest, moving to Minneapolis, a city that has launched many folk and rock acts from Bob Dylan to The Replacements to The Jayhawks. Like these Twin Cities legends, The Pines weave together many musical styles to create their own unique sound that is hip and haunting. The son of Greg Brown’s producer and sideman Bo Ramsey, Benson was reared on folk and blues music and those influences continue to shine through, even on louder electric songs. David shares Benson’s deep love for traditional music, and together the two craft songs that evoke the ancient, while incorporating newer rock and pop grooves. Both strong writers, singers and instrumentalists, David and Benson have distinct voices that complement each other, causing audiences and critics alike to tout them as a powerful young force in American roots music.
“simply and eloquently stated sonic poetry…the real deal.” Acoustic Guitar
“richly resonant indie-folk in the vein of Bon Iver, Calexico and Mason Jennings” The Onion A.V. Club
“a hushed mix of acoustic and electric guitars and keyboards creates a kind of haunted landscape…an affecting portrait capturing an American journey” All Music
“a soundtrack of American gothic intensity…a stunner of an album.” Vintage Guitar
MILES NIELSEN and The Rusted Hearts
Since the off chance meeting of singers, guitar players, Gregg Maher, and Tyler Wallace in Sherman TX in 2008, with the later addition of bass player Kim Taruc, and whatever drummer will have them for the evening, Union Specific has played over 200 shows in the past year alone. The now iconic Ford Expedition, christened “The Union Special”, has logged hundreds of thousands of miles, as the band has toured nationally across the greater Midwest, and east coast regions, not to mention the countless drives across the great state of Texas to play shows, and parties, in the big cities, and small towns that speckle the terrain like so many tiny dots on Gregg’s handy GPS. Listen to the lyrics behind the steel guitar heavy, harmony droning, Gram Parsonsy, rock and roll, and one can pick out stories about faraway lands, some of which Union Specific has, in their own way, managed to make not seem like such the dreamlike distant destinations they once were.
When & Where
Codfish Hollow Barnstormers
ALL AGES (6 and under free) bring your kids, bring your grandparents!!!
Bring your lawn chairs. (for outside seating only)
Bring a blanket.