Get SF Weekly Newsletters
Pin It

Stick a Folk in It 

Wednesday, Nov 10 2010
Bay Areans have plenty of live music to choose from tonight, as we do every Friday night. Big hipster warehouse rock show, alt-country titans in a palace, gay spaz-punk genius at the art gallery. But maybe you don't feel like doing any of those things, exactly, and you decide against driving to Petaluma to see Y&T. Say you're more in the mood for warm and relaxed. Ashland, Ore.'s Kites & Crows is the kind of band its entire hometown turns out to see when it's booked at Alex's on the plaza above the Lithia water fountain. Ashland is a town of extremely wealthy old people, dreadlocked hotties, mountain men, and manic Shakespeare-festival workers, and they all love the sweet, philosophical folk songs of Kites & Crows. Ashland law requires all indie bands to be named for obscure Shakespeare plays (just kidding), but K&C is taken from Coriolanus, which is kinda bad-ass. Banjo, acoustic guitar, and cello underscore singer and songwriter Mysha Caruso's appealing, honest voice and the sugar harmonies provided by Jesse Baldwin and Nancy Martin; they tour behind a new record, Golden Room.
Fri., Nov. 19, 7 p.m., 2010

About The Author

Hiya Swanhuyser


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"