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The mighty Two Gallants surprisingly offer something for everyone at the Social

June 16, 2013
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The mighty Two Gallants surprisingly offer something for everyone at the Social

Vocalist Adam Stephens capably transitions between introverted ballads and dramatic metal flares, communicating his romantic, albeit death-obsessed, themes and painting pictures of girls with “graveyard hips” and kissing a mouth with “decaying teeth.”
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Sing along with two-man band the Front Bottoms at Will’s Pub

June 7, 2013
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Sing along with two-man band the Front Bottoms at Will’s Pub

There’s image-dense and humorous lyricism coupled with relentlessly upbeat folk-rock arrangements that, at first blush, make these guys sound like a community college take on the Mountain Goats or a less-studied version of the Weakerthans, but with a more pronounced debt to jokey ’90s college rock.
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Canadian folk-pop outfit Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk tonight at Backbooth

May 16, 2013
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Canadian folk-pop outfit Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk tonight at Backbooth

Despite a simple setup and a never-ending tour, the Folk create a resounding living space to invite show-goers into.
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New York singer-songwriter Laura Stevenson stops by the Social

April 24, 2013
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New York singer-songwriter Laura Stevenson stops by the Social

The result is a more seasoned, elegant and voluminous rendition of her folk-hearted pop, something that should sound grand with this full-band performance.
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Bluegrass band Old Crow Medicine Show tonight at House of Blues

March 24, 2013
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Bluegrass band Old Crow Medicine Show tonight at House of Blues

Sunday, March 24 – Old Crow Medicine Show with Robert Ellis 7:30 p.m. House of Blues Downtown Disney West Side Lake Buena Vista 407-934-2583 hob.com $27-$30 No, Old Crow Medicine Show ain’t yer daddy’s music. Your granddad’s, maybe. But with all the original American fire that burns in the band’s belly, this would more...
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Expect soft folk music from Shakey Graves at the Peacock Room

February 28, 2013
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Shakey Graves is the music you’d play throughout your whole house on a day spent luxuriating in your own space.
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New York avant-garde folk band Ida play intimate venue in Tampa

February 14, 2013
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New York avant-garde folk band Ida play intimate venue in Tampa

It just sounds so charming: a limited listening party to the soothing arrangements of Ida, live in an unexpected setting.
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Orlando Folk Festival returns to Loch Haven Park

February 8, 2013
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Orlando Folk Festival returns to Loch Haven Park

Bring the kids, the pets – they’re all more than welcome – and a picnic basket, and grab a seat on the grass along the shores of Lake Formosa.
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Paul Baribeau’s folky punk makes us wish we were in a relationship with him

January 27, 2013
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Paul Baribeau’s folky punk makes us wish we were in a relationship with him

There really isn’t a more perfect venue for his music, either, than the eclectic backdrop of the Stardust main room, where surely many burdened minds have met to have the sort of discussions and share the boring secrets that Baribeau’s lyrics present almost as pastiche.
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Alternative country-folk icon Iris DeMent tonight at The Plaza Live

December 8, 2012
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Alternative country-folk icon Iris DeMent tonight at The Plaza Live

Her smart, neo-traditionalist expression is as sweet, vulnerable and honest as ever.
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