Hilary Hawke and the Flipsides, Roosevelt Dime, This Way, The Hunting Party, Chamber Band (Residency)

Hilary Hawke and the Flipsides

Roosevelt Dime

This Way

The Hunting Party

Chamber Band (Residency)

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Free

Hilary Hawke and the Flipsides - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Hilary Hawke and the Flipsides
Hilary Hawke grew up playing music in Clifton Park, NY and has been based in Brooklyn for the past 7 years. She began playing banjo in 2003 after hearing recordings of Earl Scruggs, Pete Seeger and Bela Fleck while living in the Adirondack mountains of Potsdam, NY. In college at the Crane School of Music, Hilary studied clarinet performance, and music education, as well as classical guitar and music therapy at the University of Georgia and Crane School. After buying a cheap banjo and teaching herself how to pick Old Joe Clark, and John Hardy she finally got some banjo guidance from teacher, Bob Altschuler. Then, in 2004 she moved to Brooklyn where she followed the teachings and playing of Tony Trischka, and was still deeply in love with the young Earl Scruggs. Hilary began performing in many bands in the city and eventually became interested in clawhammer and oldtime music of the appalachian mountains, and music of the Carter Family. Hilary has taught banjo at Jalopy Theatre since 2009 and is in the middle of her Master of Arts at Columbia University. She also is a teaching artist at Cobble Hill Playschool in the heart of Brooklyn, NY for a wonderful bunch of parents and kids. Her major influences now are too many to list, and really is influenced by anyone making music that is near and dear to their heart. Some of her favorite banjo players (in no particular order) Jim Mills, Riley Baugus, Tommy Jarrell, Mike Seeger, Dock Boggs, Tony Trischka, Bill Keith, Roscoe Holcomb...
Roosevelt Dime - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Roosevelt Dime
Imagine yourself relaxing on a steamboat as it lazily floats down the Mississippi River all the way to The Big Easy. Suddenly, the band strikes up a tune, music fills the air and everyone is on their feet, clapping, dancing and singing along.

Welcome to the world of Roosevelt Dime, a five-piece, Brooklyn, N.Y.-based band that blends elements of acoustic jug-band blues, classic New Orleans soul and neo-folk to create an original sound best described as Kings County Steamboat Soul. The band's nontraditional lineup — consisting of banjo, electric and washtub basses, percussion, trumpet and woodwinds — and seamless mixture of musical genres has been described as "a perpetual crowd-pleaser" by the New York Times. Now, the group is poised for a breakthrough with its new album Steamboat Soul. Roosevelt Dime has just been featured in No Depression, On Your Radar with WFUV's John Platt, and official showcases at the North East Regional, and International Folk Alliance in 2011.

So hop aboard the S.S. Rosie and get ready for the ride of a lifetime!
This Way - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
This Way
This Way is a five piece Americana collective with members from across New England, but call Portland, Maine their home. The band’s sound is laced with melodic and energetic roots rock -- thick with vocal harmonies, acoustic guitar, fiddle, mandolin, foot stomping rhythm and down-home grit.

After five years of performing anthematic rock on the Portland music scene and across New England, the band looked inward and pulled out the truest parts of their individual abilities. Though the raw energy and immediacy of the rock music on their first record remained vital, even towards the end of recording 2009’s “We Could All Make History”, the band began to focus on the rootsier side. That year the band was given the title of “A Band To Watch” by The Portland Press Herald and nominated by The Portland Phoenix for “Best New Artist”.

Beginning in early 2010, the band spent over a year in the studio and on location at places such as The Cumberland County Courthouse in Portland to record their follow up album. Giving the recording process time and space, allowed the band to produce their own unique take on the modern roots genre. This Way released their second record "Goodbye Forever" in May of this year to regional acclaim.

"Enter young pop-folk dynamos This Way, whose latest CD, "Goodbye Forever," colors soaring radio pop with rolling-hills accordion, harmonica and mandolin", says The Portland Press Herald. The Portland Phoenix writes, "there's more real emotion and songwriting here than on anything Basiner and crew have done to date." The band was also named Best Roots Act of 2011 by The Portland Phoenix.
The Hunting Party - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
The Hunting Party
Chamber Band (Residency) - (Set time: 7:00 PM)
Chamber Band (Residency)
Sounding equal parts The Decemberists and the White Stripes (by way of Danny Elfman), Chamber Band – a name taken ironically, we’re told – endlessly strives to strike the right balance between playing no-frills indie rock and telling a good goddamn story. The Brooklyn five-hander has a propensity towards keeping it brief, burning through their jams with hooky, minimalist musicality, stopping only to guzzle their drinks or poll the audience about “where the Catan at.” They’re currently playing and promoting their debut album, Deities – eleven sticky tracks about love and heartbreak in the world of Dungeons & Dragons.