Frontier Ruckus

Frontier Ruckus

Hold Your Horses! (FRA), Lady Lamb The Beekeeper

Fri, November 11, 2011

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

Facebook comments:

Frontier Ruckus - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Frontier Ruckus
Dubbed by Rolling Stone as “Gothic Americana” and declared “one of the new century’s most exciting folk-rock bands" by the Cleveland Scene, Frontier Ruckus sounds like The Avett Brothers meet Neil Young. Their full length “Deadmalls and Nightfalls” was revered by many as one of the best albums of 2010 and received 9 out of 10 stars from PopMatters! Frontier Ruckus’ festival appearances include Wakarusa, Twangfest, Fall Fest for Greenville, Starry Nights, Bonnaroo and many more!

--

“…delicate, finger-picked banjos, aching, oaky violin and the haunting voice of frontman Matthew Milia, who conjures what might happen had Neutral Milk Hotel’s Jeff Mangum been raised in a log cabin. Their songs are full of rich, rural details: frozen lakes, swaying trees, highway lights glowing in the deep night. Add to the mix baleful brass and trembling percussion, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for Gothic Americana.” – Rolling Stone

“The literate angst and spare, elegant sound of 2010’s Deadmalls & Nightfalls, powered by a handful of acoustic instruments… and some tactfully applied horns… suggests a middle ground between the Palace Brothers and Sufjan Stevens, but the effect feels more like the shared experiences of Midwestern brethren than any conscious borrowing, and Milia and his bandmates give this album a full and satisfying sound without sacrificing the open spaces that add so much to the power of this music.” – All Music Guide

“On the surface their music is a careful blend of folk and bluegrass, but below the obvious layer many fans sensed an intangible element ingrained within the notes and lyrics Frontier Ruckus, through some kind of rare ability, turned memories into melodies and transformed a from-the-inside-out examination of their native Michigan into a creaky back-porch storytelling session relevant well beyond the Great Lakes. Deadmalls and Nightfalls is a musical map to the psyches of its performers. You will want to know the words by heart to sing under the haze of summer starlight, alongside the roaming river, while drifting down forgotten backroads, and contemplating the causes and effects of urban sprawl.” – PopMatters

“Deadmalls and Nightfalls also paints pictures, in vivid imagery of American scenery, life, and love, with not a single word misplaced in its poetic grace. Deadmalls and Nightfalls is an album meant to be combed through and listened to time and again, an album to bask in.” – Under the Radar

“So what do banjos, dobros, trumpets, alto horn and a singing saw have in common? One wouldn’t think very much were it not for Frontier Ruckus, a citified quintet of rustic folkies whose name belies their mournful melodies. Though they hail from Detroit, their songs evoke the loneliness and isolation of a dust-blown prairie. It’s a feeling owed in large measure to vocalist Matthew Milia, a star in the making…However this is no downer. Even in the face of that pervasive yearning, Deadmalls & Nightfalls boasts an unassuming, unfettered appeal that grows more affecting with each successive hearing.” – Blurt
Hold Your Horses! (FRA) - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Hold Your Horses! (FRA)
From Paris, France comes the lively intriguing sounds of Hold Your Horses! - and yes, that's an intentional exclamation point. Their colorful live set has given them a steady following in their native city of love and we're looking forward to welcoming them stateside.
Lady Lamb The Beekeeper - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Lady Lamb The Beekeeper
Lady Lamb the Beekeeper is the musical moniker of Aly Spaltro.

Aly primarily grew up in the south west --in Arizona and Nevada--where she spent most of her early childhood years, never more content than when she was making oldies mix tapes with a boombox & flashlight in her closet. Aly and her family moved to Germany for two years--where she fell in love with the German language,--before settling in her home state of Maine in 2004. She fell in love with more than a language for the first time in the southern part of Maine, in the same coastal town where her heart was first broken.

Out of these pangs and others came Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, a project which began solely as a means of self-expression & self-reflection during the long, dark winter of 2007 in the scalp of New England. Lady Lamb the Beekeeper writes sprawling, lyric & melody-based songs about lost , true & unrequited love, nostalgia, nectarine meat, wolf maulings, plum crumb cake & mustard colors, death & Guatemala, airplane rides & airplane crashes, lusting & pining, aubergine & almond colored bedsheets, balance beams hidden in the woods, desert mountain ranges, dreams & nightmares, fawns & fawning, & occasionally "The Neverending Story."