The Dustbowl Revival, The Wild Reeds, The Buffalo Skinners (UK), The Herbert Bail Orchestra

The Dustbowl Revival

"A nine-piece band that would have sounded utterly at home within the hallowed confines of Preservation Hall in New Orleans' French Quarter. The seven men, most with suspenders attached to well-worn trousers, broad ties and vests and some sporting 1930s-vintage newsboy caps, and two women in flapper-inspired dresses, are members of a ragtag outfit called the Dustbowl Revival, strumming, sawing and puffing enthusiastically as smiling listeners on the dance floor swung their partners infectiously."

The Wild Reeds

The Wild Reeds are a quintet from Los Angeles CA, made up of three front women, and two gents on drums and bass. Their harmony-driven indie folk has a sound of its own, but has been compared to Fleet Foxes, Jenny Lewis, and classics such as Fleetwood Mac. Their live performances will transport you to somewhere timeless, all the while painting a picture of the perils of this generation.

With their full band debut album, “Blind and Brave” coming out early next year, you can expect a national tour. Catch The Wild Reeds December residency at the Satellite in Los Angeles, every Monday.

The Buffalo Skinners (UK)

"Robbie Thompson plays the bass like a man kayaking for his life above the gaping maw of drowned oblivion. He lays down steady riffs like oar beats as the song pulls him towards the fiddle licks which race up the alley like brushfire and dive down steep corners like twisted bodies pulled from exciting wreckage. James Nicholls’ bow is arson, he is an arsonist. He charms the salt from his hundred-year-old violin and throws it into the frozen streets so people can dance on the melting ice. Pete Seccombe is a washboard smashing, boot-stomping, cigarette-rolling, shape-shifting coyote who stops traffic with his shouting. He is a wild man with humongous gestures and hearty slaps on the back. Lawrence Menard perches amongst half-full Guinness glasses, the bellows of his accordion hanging low like noise of a bar fight in winter air, and asks of tonight’s bachelor party “I ain’t gonna marry? I ain’t gonna settle down, Lord!” Robin Fisher turns everything into drums. Everything. Their music is a triumph over technology, a reinvention of old rock 'n' roll, blues, and folk standards. Zydefolk & Roll, they call it. It is a tornado. They are cacophonous and can be heard from miles. They are street level. They are the dirt-under the nails one finds in digging to the roots of live-music. They are The Buffalo Skinners."

Words by Nick Kipley

With one album under their belt (August 2011) and another currently in progress, The Buffalo Skinners return to Los Angeles to bring their unique Zyde-folk & roll style to The Satellite.

The Herbert Bail Orchestra

From the depths of the modern American folk movement hails the vast musical journey known as the Herbert Bail Orchestra. LA Weekly declares Herbert Bail one of the Best Shows to See in LA. "A fusion of past and present, frontier and adventure, psyche and soul. Full sounds and powerful live performances pull listeners into their timeless dimension." says M. Duwe of The Huffington Post.

Herbert Bail's first album was released in early 2013,The Future's in the Past "a collection of gypsy folk that carves out myths of its own," says Kevin Bronson of BuzzbandsLA. The album traverses from the cryptic shadows of Holy Smokes to the Western infused ballads portrayed in songs like The Nature of Things .

Last year the band collaborated with award winning director Björn Rühmann to create a music video trilogy inspired by three songs from their last album. Part I: The Nature of Things,explores the story of a man, his dog and their last road. Exclusive Release on Nowness, Vimeo Staff Pick, ‘Six of the Best Creative Music Videos' says 1.4

Recently Herbert Bail released a new single You Are Beautiful which received mention in the HUFF POST, OC Weekly, Buzzbands and more. Herbert Bail is currently performing locally in and around Los Angeles and working on a collection of new songs for release sometime next year.



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