Posted in music | tour dates on April 12, 2012

Dry the River @ Lincoln Hall recently (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
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Nitsuh Abebe recently published an article in NY Magazine called "The Indie-Folk Crossover: Commercials for Our Selves in a Hunger Games World" which discusses all the popularity bands like Mumford & Sons, The Head & The Heart and Of Monsters & Men are having...

There's a whole clutch of indie-folk guitar bands, up-and-comers and major-label crossovers alike, who enjoy dressing as if they just stepped out from among the coal miners of Hunger Games' District 12 and prefer hardscrabble tales of personal determination to gothic glitter. There are hugely successful Grammy favorites like Mumford & Sons and Arcade Fire; jaunty American acts like Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros; whole slews of whispery guitar-pluckers with ampersands in their names, from the Head & the Heart to Boy & Bear; and baroque Brits like Dry the River and Fanfarlo. Somewhere at the center of them is a form of polished, triumphal, suspender-friendly indie-folk that is, for the moment, enjoying a surprising amount of commercial success...
Dry the River just announced a May headlining tour that hits Mercury Lounge on 5/21. Tickets go on sale at noon. All tour dates are listed below...

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Dry the River --- 2012 Tour Dates
May 19, 2012 Arlington, VA IOTA Club And Café
May 21, 2012 New York, NY The Mercury Lounge
May 22, 2012 Pittsburgh, PA Club Café
May 23, 2012 Louisville, KY Uncle Slayton's
May 24, 2012 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
May 26, 2012 George, WA Sasquatch! Festival
May 28, 2012 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
May 29, 2012 San Francisco, CA Café Du Nord
May 30, 2012 Los Angeles, CA Bootleg Bar
August 3-5, 2012 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza Festival

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Comments (9)

drag the river > dry the river

Posted by Anonymous | April 12, 2012 12:26 PM

WHAT A RELIEF!!! Modern 30-something white people are so woefully underrepresented. I can rest assured that rich, pale, over-educated urban elites are defending the legacy of the early 20th century working poor. And we can all sleep easy that there is hope for the cellist who never made first chair. Huzzah!!!!…I mean…WOOT!

Posted by Anonymous | April 12, 2012 9:33 PM

thanks for sharing

Posted by Souq | April 14, 2012 4:27 AM

Oh you are welcome, "Souq." so very cool of you to represent your desperate, pathetic, American post-grad dead end pursuit of looting one culture that was never yours (hey Souq, does your indie folk "band" even play or know an actual folk song? Townes VZ does not count, by the way; a grisley murder ballad scores low points, too, creep.) And then you use a bogus arabic worded cover site to get the last word on BV-classy. The whole "article" on indie folk is as fake as the genre. But those investors are watching!!! INDIE FOLK IS TRENDING ON THE DOW!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2012 7:27 AM

Stoked that folk is making a comeback. I can't wait to pick up Dry The River's Shallow Bed on Tuesday!

Posted by Jerry | April 15, 2012 3:02 AM

It's a good thing I base all my musical preferences on what Anonymous 7:27 considers "real." Otherwise, I never would've known whether I was allowed to like this band!

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2012 1:48 PM

Souq is a robo text.

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2012 2:32 PM

So to say this is usually a perfectly thought out draft that truly offers significance onto the those who read through it

Posted by Work from Home | July 9, 2012 12:44 AM

dry the river great song

Posted by jordon | August 3, 2013 2:54 PM

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