It was rad to play with Steve Earle in Chicago last week. I was like, “Can I take a picture with you, is that lame?” He was like, “No man, it’s totally cool, I have a picture of me with Willie Nelson in my phone right now.” Looking forward to crossing paths again…
In the Woods Festival in the UK is an enchanted confluence of musicians, sculpture, video installation, camping, and community meals. We were so stoked to be part of its 10th anniversary! Thanks to Hinako, Joel, and Gus from alt-J for inviting us into this special community of beautiful creative music lovers! Here’s us ripping Pennsylvania Turnpike in a Barn Session.
It’s time for our annual Winter residency at the Empty Bottle in Chicago! 5 years running this is one of our favorite traditions!
Got a bunch of nice press this year. Thought we’d look back on some kind words…
Al Scorch plays the banjo like he knows the most scenic spots on the Appalachian Trail…click the link for the full interview
At the same time, you know he lives in a time once graced by Jason Molina. Al Scorch has some of that purity about him, sounding like a soul too fragile for the weight of this world.
The Onion A.V. Club
For years, Chicago-based musician Al Scorch has been the living embodiment of how punk’s spirit has crossed over into other genres of music.
Al Scorch is a top-notch storyteller who suggests a poetic version of Studs Terkel, and his music is every bit as strong. If anyone on the current Chicago music scene has the makings of a major artist, it’s Al Scorch.
Al taking the cover of the Chicago Reader
Come ride bikes with us next Saturday! Al Scorch’s Record Store Bicycle Tour! Saturday May 14th Al will be leading a free bicycle tour to five amazing Chicago record stores for five special in-store performances. Ride along to all of them or pick a show in your neighborhood to celebrate the release of ‘Circle Round the Signs!’
1:30 Recklessrecords (Broadway),
4:30 Bucket o Blood
6:00 Logan Hardware (with BBQ!)
Bring your bikes, your friends, your ears, and your party pants.