Folk/Country

Scott Mulvahill hits NPR's Tiny Desk; plays Ryman Auditorium 03.17

Armed with his trusty upright bass, singer-songwriter Scott Mulvahill hit up NPR's Tiny Desk to play a few songs for the Internet. Having performed for years with Ricky Scaggs and rising to become one of Nashville's most accomplished bassists, Mulvahill earned the spotlight as he performed fan favorites like 2016's "Begin Againers". Though he performed that song solo, he brought his band along to perform "Gold Plated Lie", the latest single from his newest album Himalayas. Mulvahill showed his musical versatility when, after playing the rocking tune, he once again went solo with bass and bow for "Himalayas", creating a spacious sound that captivated the audience in the NPR Tiny Desk room and on YouTube viewers' screens everywhere. Mulvahill's on tour now with Lauren Daigle; he'll return to Nashville on March 17th to play the Ryman Auditorium. Catch his Tiny Desk performance below if you haven't already watched it. - Will Sisskind

   

Folk/Country

Time: 
08:00
Band name: 
Scott Sharrad
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
https://www.facebook.com/scottsharrardmusic/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel&eid=ARCHEYlyzz4V7i8d6Eh4_gexwc0aascv2eByLofZ6r036mJ70kFSY0s
Venue name: 
Ardmore Music Hall
Band email: 
   

Folk/Country

Time: 
08:00
Band name: 
Scott Sharrad
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
https://www.facebook.com/scottsharrardmusic/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel&eid=ARCHEYlyzz4V7i8d6Eh4_gexwc0aascv2eByLofZ6r036mJ70kFSY0s
Venue name: 
Brooklyn Bowl
Band email: 
   

Elijah Berlow

Elijah Berlow recently released a few new tracks via Soundcloud. Our favorite is the upbeat folk song “Out To Dry”. This is the first new music we have seen from Below since his 2016’s debut EP, “Under The Weather”.

   

Presidents’ Day Special: Pancho Morris' Strangetown USA Music Video

Pancho Morris combines Waitsian lyrics with Lynchian visuals in the folky-funny new music video for “Strangetown USA.” Though the song itself doesn’t have huge lyrical variation, its music video is so completely packed with symbols and statements (and a huge cast) that one really must watch it several times to see all the sights. The video starts off with its star, a young man in an all-white outfit whispering in Russian into a red telephone perched inside a hanging bird cage. If that’s not an illusion to Trump and his Russian buddies, well. The star then walks through a factory full of depressing laborers, where everyone--including himself--is clothed in orange jumpsuits and manufacturing rubbish of some sort. We’re then in a slaughterhouse, where a laughing, blood-splattered man hacks away at a carcass. Ah, animal cruelty.

 

Speaking of the food industry. The star then marches his way toward a diner--first taking a stroll through some sex-kittens that may or may not be alluding to Trumpy’s sexual escapades in Russia and beyond--and up to the counter, where a disgruntled cook slaps a burger bun on a cell phone. Our star slams a shot and in our next scene he’s in a white suit, carelessly strutting by a protest to which he does not seem to give a fuck. We’ll let you watch the rest for yourselves, and tell us what you think! God bless the USA?

 

This video was shot with an insanely massive and talented crew of folks based in Oakland and was recorded at Zoolabs. Produced by James “Skyway Man” Wallace. Check out Pancho Morris’ work and stay tuned for more. -Michelle Kicherer, Associate Editor