It’s finally here – a glimpse of Hamilton Leithauser’s(formerly of The Walkmen) new threads. This firecracker of a song comes in @ under three minutes. Anyone else ready for winter to be gone???
We be stoked.
We figured with the relentless winter cold/snow here in Michigan that ‘Front Porch Fridays’ didn’t seem very cozy. So ‘Fireplace Fridays’ it is. We still plan on featuring the same type of music to compliment those moments of lying lazily by the fire or on your couch as you peer out @ the falling snow.
Today – we feature Tim Coughlin Jr of Madison WI. & his recently completed EP How?. It’s been a while since we’ve featured this type of music so it was refreshing to receive something like this – just yesterday in fact. Looking forward to spending some quality time with this one. Hopefully soon on our front porches. Woot.
Unfortunately – there seems to be limited info about this chap. Sorry!!!
Nashville’s Moon Taxi grabbed our attention after a rousing performance on Conan – which you can watch below. Ever since then – we’ve had their third album Mountains Beaches Cities on repeat. You can catch them @ Shakespeare’s Lower Level in Kalamazoo MI on Sunday February 23rd. This should be a pretty high energy show – especially for 7 bucks(advance/$10 day of show).
The National return to the city where the rapids were once grand. Calvin College welcomes a Halfway House favorite amongst favorites on April 12th 2014 to Grand Rapids MI. They’ll be playing the Van Nord Arena(5000 person capacity) @ Calvin College. Tickets are $40 for reserved seating and go on sale Friday January 24th @ 9AM.
Tickets -or- call the Calvin Box Office @ 616.526.6282.
If you haven’t indulged in one of the best albums of 2013 – be sure to do so by snagging a copy of Trouble Will Find Me.
Here is a stripped down performance from NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series:
Be sure to grab their Can’t Talk Medicine LP here.
Having caught them in Austin @ SXSW last March – we can’t recommend this show enough. This dude has got some pipes:
We are pleased to announce another spectacular Stone House Living Room Show coming your way Thursday January 23rd. Alec Ounsworth of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah will be performing a solo acoustic set in the live room of Stone House Recording in Grand Rapids Michigan as part of his Living Room Show Tour. Anyone who has attended a house show here knows exactly how memorable the evening will be. Do yourself a favor and purchase your ticket ASAP as seating is limited.
Our buddy Shane Leonard of Kalispell recently launched a Kickstarter to fund his next project – which will be recorded @ Justin Vernon’s(Bon Iver) April Base Studios in Wisconsin. Here’s the Kickstarter video along with the Halfway House Session from August of 2012:
Not even sure to begin with this one.
After several failed attempts to set up a get together with the fine fine gentlemen of Seattle’s Ivan & Alyosha – we finally succeeded thanks to our friends @ WYCE. Not only we’re we able to record a Halfway House Session – but we had the pleasure of hosting an Ivan & Alyosha house show here @ the Stone House. Whoa – that’s a lot of ‘houses’ in one sentence. Having caught them on several occasions this past year – we couldn’t have been more thrilled to witness those gorgeous four part harmonies in the Stone House live room. A huge thanks goes out to everyone involved in making this one of the best Halfway House experiences to date.
Do your iPod a solid and pick up their full length debut album All The Times We Had after checking out the Halfway House Session below. The album is one of our Top 5 of 2013.
From NPR’s Stephen Thompson: With so many fresh-faced, sweet-voiced folk-pop bands vying for real estate in the middle of the road, the keys to standing out lie in songwriting, craftsmanship and likability. Ivan & Alyosha’s members aren’t looking to invent a new form on All the Times We Had, but they sure do come close to perfecting the one they’ve got.