Folk/Country

Rae Isla searches for a new home on "American Paradise"

Despite hailing from Brooklyn, Rae Isla sounds completely stratified in the atmosphere above our country on “American Paradise.” Hovering between painful longing and bitter condemnation, this airy pop star stretches the gossamer of her sounds to a tense and passionate apex. Mournful guitars wane in and out of view while distinctly boom-bap drums ground the track to reality described as full of opposing ideas that make this world simultaneously inhospitable yet a necessary home to inhabit. Rae Isla sidesteps the clichés with earnest declarations of longing for a home she recognizes as flawed, and these honest moments are carried to a painful, celestial finish that finds peace when soaring above the land. -Tucker Pennington

   

Folk/Jazz

Time: 
6 pm
Band name: 
The Wine Bar Duo
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
https://www.facebook.com/TheWineBarDuo/
Venue name: 
The Well
Band email: 
   

Ewe Dew's dynamic nature reigns on "Suspine Butterfly"

A rawness permeates the entirety of Supsine Butterfly, the debut full length by Brooklyn trio Ewe Dew. It’s a product of the band’s instrumentation, which veers from traditional folk punk into mathy, off-kilter acoustic segues on a dime, as well as the raw lyricism of frontman Christian Brion. Standout track “Wild Oats” is a pertinent example of Ewe Dew’s strengths, beginning with an antique metaphor of youth before transition to an impassioned, stream of consciousness narrative, highlighted by track’s shifting time signature and modulation between electric and acoustic textures. These dynamic changes make for engaging listening on Suspine Butterfly, and promises even more experimentation on Ewe Dew’s forthcoming second LP Birds Alight, dropping later this spring. Until then, stream them below. -Connor Beckett McInerney (@b_ck_tt)

   

King Calaway releases music video for "World For Two"

While King Calaway have clout in the mainstream music scene -- with solo careers, American Idol appearances, and international performances under each of the members' belts -- their debut self-titled album established them as one of Nashville's newest bands on the rise. The band's first single "World For Two" has a sound that layers the soul of Ed Sheeran with the harmony and richness of Little Big Town, a sound that permeates every word and note that comes out of the band's music. The six-member King Calaway has members from both sides of the Atlantic, so while on a surface listen their songs might sound like pure Americana, there is a universal appeal to them that will delight fans of all good music around the globe. Take a look at the music video for "World For Two" below. - Will Sisskind

   

Folk/Country

Time: 
20:00
Band name: 
Amilia K Spicer
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
https://www.facebook.com/amiliakspicermusic/
Venue name: 
McCabe’s Guitar Shop