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Folk Rock

EXCLUSIVE Song Premiere: iamNateAllen Featured Solo Artist

Melissa Webster | Posted 12.30.2014 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

Reminiscent of Violent Femmes and Social Distortion, with a little Johnny Cash thrown in for good measure, Take Out The Trash is an eargasm of blues, folk and punk, with soul-wrenching lyrics that remind us of the days when the meaning behind the music actually mattered.

Thee Hobo Gobbelins: A Perfect Halloween Album

Melissa Webster | Posted 12.13.2014 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

Thee Hobo Gobbelins' Oddities and Entities may well be the perfect Halloween album. Every song tells a weird scary story to a folk rock, spooky-night-at-a-barn-dance, hand-clapping, foot-stomping good time that leaves one a little bit creeped out.

Hungary for Music: Folk and Electro-Folk From Hungary

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 11.15.2014 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

It's no coincidence that most of the best-known Hungarian composers loved folk music; the country has unusually rich and deep folk traditions, and many modern Hungarians are fully aware of the treasures of their heritage.

Electrifying the Folk

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 11.08.2014 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

I've always loved European-style folk-rock, also known as electric folk: the application of electric instruments and rock techniques to traditional songs. It's a style you can find here in North America, as well as in Britain and Europe.

Farewell, Fair Ladies: American Roots by Women

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 11.02.2014 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

Lots of discs have appeared in my box lately on which great women musicians take on tunes and songs stemming from the old-time tree. I thought I'd share my thoughts on some of those here.

Czech Folk-Rock: Catching Up With Čechomor

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

Čechomor marked their 25th year as a band in 2013, and they celebrated with another live concert and recording project, their most ambitious in a career of ambitious projects: a massive outdoor concert in the stunning medieval town of Český Krumlov.

Ryan Star Captivates, Blows Minds at Sold-Out Rockwood Shows

Max Lugavere | Posted 08.23.2014 | New York
Max Lugavere

Friday night Dix Hills-born Ryan Star, the Paper Magazine-dubbed "alt-rock Frank Ocean," brought the house down at one of his summer residency shows at Rockwood Music Hall on the lower east side.

Video Premiere and 20 Questions: Get Real Close to House of Hats

Michael Bialas | Posted 08.09.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Officially open for business, House of Hats is a worthwhile investment opportunity. The folk-rock quartet based in Brighton, England, starts with brothers Alex and Rob Gigante, both of whom happen to have a thing for fashionable headwear.

Enchanted Evening: Great Big Sea Comes to Tarrytown

Jaime Lubin | Posted 01.27.2014 | Entertainment
Jaime Lubin

It's worth noting that, enthusiastic as the proceedings were, they also carried a peculiar gravity. Perhaps this had to do with nostalgia's more serious side, the wish to honor what's gone before and the realization that all things cannot stay the same forever.

When I Paint My Masterpiece...

Dusty Wright | Posted 11.17.2013 | Arts
Dusty Wright

There is hope for new music, even with heritage acts like Mr. Zimmerman. Looking backwards, one can borrow to move forward. Clearly all three of these releases look backwards.

Mumford and Sons at The Greek Theater

Melissa Webster | Posted 08.27.2013 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

In every song, this band displayed a joy in the music, as if they're still just four men playing for kicks in the pub back home and not a band on the rise packing out venues.

An Open Letter to Art Garfunkel From His Ex-Girlfriend, Cecilia

Mark C. Miller | Posted 04.13.2013 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

I always called you Arthur. Remember? We dated for 11 wonderful months (at least I thought they were wonderful) starting in June of 1968. I had red hair and you called me "Tater" because I was about half your size and loved Tater Tots even though you referred to them as "frozen poison."

Matt Ferner

Tin Horn Prayer Talk 'Grapple The Rails'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.21.2012 | Denver

Earlier this month, Denver rootsy, folksy, Tom Waits-inspired punk rockers Tin Horn Prayer released their latest album "Grapple The Rails." Recorded a...

How I Found Myself In The First Folk Rock Group

Terry Kirkman | Posted 09.30.2012 | Fifty
Terry Kirkman

Bam! ... down the stairs from Weston's office, strolling on to the stage, came no less than Bob F'n Dylan himself, full of questions about our new rock influences.

Folkin' Around with Benjamin Taylor, His Dad James, Dar Williams and That Guy Mark Erelli

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Buzzer" is the album's most complex and surreal recording. It is an edgy piece crafted around her character's life choices and their results.