Hinterland Music Festival announces Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile, Kacey Musgraves & More

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My favorite destination festival of 2018 was easily the Hinterland Music Festival, just outside of Des Moines, Iowa. You should check my photo recap here!

The “not too large”, single stage footprint is set up as a camping festival and consistently features top alt-country, americana, and indie artists. Last year’s festival featured incredible sets from Sturgill Simpson, CHVRCHES, Tyler Childers, and more.

This year, the fest has expanded to three days, and will take place Friday, August 2 through Sunday, August 4, 2019, at Avenue of the Saints Amphitheater in St. Charles, Iowa. Below is how it is going to shake out. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 15.

Friday, August 2
Hozier
Kacey Musgraves
Hippo Campus
Jade Bird
Keuning

Saturday, August 3
Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit
St. Paul and The Broken Bones
The Wood Brothers
Colter Wall
The Dead South
Ron Gallo
John Moreland
The Maytags
Adam Bruce

Sunday, August 4
Brandi Carlile
Maggie Rogers
Dawes
Brent Cobb
The War and Treaty
Ruston Kelly
The Nude Party
Elizabeth Moen

Fresh LaundroMatinee Session: Sleeping Bag at LUNA music

Every year Indianapolis throws down for Record Store Day and every year our LaundroMatinee crew assemble to capture the sights and the sounds. Our next release from that day at LUNA music is from Sleeping Bag, indie-stalwarts based out of Bloomington, IN. They’ve put on some of the most consistently great Record Store Day performances we’ve ever been lucky enough to witness over the years, so we were thrilled to get to record them here.

 

Photo Recap: Ryley Walker and Mute Duo at The White Rabbit Cabaret

Ryley Walker stopped by the White Rabbit Cabaret after the release of his newest work, The Lillywhite Sessions, a collection of covers made popular in the early aughts by Dave Matthews Band. The psychedelic-folk of his earlier work remains the backbone of Walker’s catalog, but he’s certainly enjoyed a bit more name recognition with his unique take on the widely-know Dave Matthews record. No matter the performance, though, Walker’s lyrical and musical talent remain the highlight. His sets have the capability to each become something of their own, meandering in and out of the space while remaining true to his original sound.

Opening the evening were Mute Duo, a Chicago-based pair who’s experimental ambient sounds paired well with the rest of the evening. Their performance careened between the subtle and the cacophonous, at first welcoming the just-walking-in crowd into the venue before pushing their instruments to a furious wall of droning rhythm. It was inviting in the best of ways.

 

Ryley Walker

 

Mute Duo

 

Photos by Doug Fellegy

Charley Crockett : Lil G.L.’s Blue Bonanza

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Charley Crockett just released Charley Crockett presents Lil G.L.’s Blue Bonanza last week through Thirty Tigers, which is his second album release this year. This album pays tribute to Crockett’s busking days, and is “stocked with his own interpretations of old-school country songs and half-forgotten blues gems” – songs originally performed by George Jones, Ernest Tubb, T-Bone Walker, Jimmy Reed, Charles Brown, Lavelle White, Ray Charles, and more.

“I love timeless songs,” says Crockett. “I’ve always believed that the more timeless songs you learn how to play, the more timeless songs you can write.”


Stream Lil G.L.’s Blue Bonanza on YouTube

On the heels of his critically acclaimed Lonesome As A Shadow album release, Crockett swung through Indianapolis earlier this year, opening for Shooter Jennings, and pretty much stole the show. For those unfamilar, Crockett brings a mix of Texas blues, classic country and Cajun soul to his songs.

Fresh LaundroMatinee Session: Overcoats at LUNA music

Overcoats, a folk-soul duo made up of Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell with Joao Gonzalez on percussion, fill up any space they perform in with unquestionable joy. When they performed at LUNA music the band played selections from their critically acclaimed album Youngpiling on the synths and layered vocals to create an experience that out-performs any recording. You can relive, or experience for the first time, these songs via our attempts at capturing the magic that Elion, Mitchell, and Gonzalez created.

 

Photo Recap: Destroyer and Adam Gross at The HI-FI

Late October usually brings around some stressful situations. Will my Halloween be costume good enough or is it too obscure for anyone to get it? Will our country tear itself apart before or after November 6th? Normal stuff.

It’s important to find moments of calm amid this chaos, and Dan Bejar’s work with Destroyer is pretty much an oasis of just that. His music breathes rhythm and synth in a style that’s introspective without losing sight of a larger world, ringing slightly melancholic while avoiding flat out misanthropy. Bejar brought this soothing energy to The HI-FI back in late October on one stop of his solo tour, crooning to an audience hanging on each note he sang.

Opening the evening was hometown favorite Adam Gross of SM Wolf. Gross performed to a crowd already on his side, but quickly won over anyone not previously familiar with his work thanks to his uptempo arrangements and powerful pop vocals. If that wasn’t enough, he even volunteered his guitar when the venue learned that Bejar’s was lost by an airline during his trip to Indy. Amid the chaos of life outside the venue that night, The HI-FI was at least one place where people are still kind to each other.

 

Destroyer

 

 

Adam Gross

 

Photos by Doug Fellegy

Today’s MOKB on SIRIUS XMU Blog Radio Playlist : 10/30/18

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Tonight at 10pm ET / 7pm PT, My Old Kentucky Blog on SIRIUS XMU’s Blog Radio! Here’s the playlist!

Anderson.Paak ft. Kendrick Lamar – Tints
Jerry Paper – Baby
Aolani – Everything’s So Serious
Jenn Champion – O.M.G. (I’m All Over It)
Brockhampton – Berlin
Methyl Ethel – Scream Whole
Julia Jacklin – Body
Pageants – Will-o-the-Wisp
MØ ft. Charli XCX – If It’s Over
Toro Y Moi – Freelance
Kero Kero Bonito – Swimming
The Marias – Ruthless
Prinze George – Freeze
Glass Candy – Naked City
Damien Lefevre – Love Is In The Air
Hater – Things To Keep Up With
HalfNoise – She Said
Floor Cry – Who’s Gonna Drive You Home (The Cars cover)
Merk – Hang
Timmy T – One More Try
Yellow Days – How Can I Love You
Rosemary Fairweather – MTV
Sure Sure – Lie Lie Lie
CASisDEAD – Pat Earrings
BADBADNOTGOOD ft. Little Dragon – Tried
NAVVI – Possibilities
Erthlings – Bridges
Broadcast – I Found The F
Steady Holiday – Love And Pressure

Fresh LaundroMatinee Session: Mudkids at LUNA music

Every year Indianapolis throws down for Record Store Day and every year our LaundroMatinee crew assemble to capture the sights and the sounds. We’re starting off our recap in a big way by with Mudkids, a legendary local hip hop crew who performed at LUNA music. With energy like this it’s easy to see why so many turn out for this party.