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 comes The Herbert Bail Orchestra. Singer-songwriter Anthony Frattolillo leads a ten piece ensemble incorporating elements of folk-rock-Americana-blues and country music.

"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 Morena Duwe of The Huffington Post.

The Herbert Bail Orchestra's first full length album The Future's in the Past was released on vinyl record in early 2013. Kevin Bronson of BuzzbandsLA called it a "collection of gypsy folk that carves out myths of its own." Traversing from the cryptic shadows of Holy Smokes to the Western infused ballads portrayed in songs like The Nature of Things .

"Almost sounds like Tom Waits and Neil Diamond had a voice baby. Herbert Bail leaves you amazed!" said MySpoonful.

In 2015 the band conceived and produced The Nature of Things, which was exclusively released on Nowness, received a Vimeo Staff Pick, was named one of ‘Six of the Best Creative Music Videos' by 1.4 and won Best Music Video at the Ciclope Short Film Festival.

In January The Herbert Bail Orchestra released a new single and music video "Chains" which premiered in The Deli. The band recently released another new single “Hometown Honey” streaming only on Mother Church Pew. The group's sophomore album History's Made at Night will be available online everywhere Friday 5/4, and for sale on vinyl record starting Friday 5/11 when the orchestra returns to The Satellite with very special guests.



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