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San Francisco Folk Act That Knows How to Shred - Fireworks Restaurant January 10th
Sometimes the sweetest flowers have the sharpest thorns and such is the case with Foxtails Brigade. Everything about the ensemble seems delicate, from the intricate lyrics and pristine musical arrangements to the porcelain-doll countenance and snowy-white vocals of front-woman Laura Weinbach . Yet underneath the lace and finery lies a cunning darker edge. At any given moment Weinbach can shift to manic classical guitar riffs and turbulant lyrical rants revealing images of insects, rotten fruit, aging and death. Add to the mix violinist Anton Patzner of string metal band Judgement Day and Bright Eyes and you've got a peppery spike to your afternoom tea.
For a taste of the Brigade's most recent incarnation, check out their video of "Dirtbags & Dozers" HERE
Foxtails Brigade plays Fireworks Cafe
Tuesday, January 11th
1115 SE Third St.
Corvallis, OR 97333
Showtime: 8:00 pm
Price: $5 suggested donation
Foxtails Brigade The Bread and the Bait
Due out April 12th 2011 on Antenna Farm Records
Foxtails Brigade Quotes:
“the pretty melodies and flower-strewn stories conjure memories of playing dress-up in vintage finery. Yet a sharp, almost violent edge is ever present, saving the music from sugary sweet, indie-folk doldrums.”
– SF Bay Guardian
"(Foxtails Brigade) has created a living music box, tightly knit with synchronized harmonies and poetic storybook lyrics."
- Santa Cruz Good Times
“Foxtails Brigade has that soul-transporting ‘anytime but now, anywhere but here’ quality that accompanies a lot of bands not punching away at the prefab Garage Band beats on their Macs, and it’s such a welcome vacation. The violin and guitar glide and pluck together beautifully, accompanied by Laura Wenbach’s sweet and powerful vocals.”
– SF Weekly
“Story-based songs and a melody-driven style bring commanding stage presence reminiscent of Kate Bush, Edith Piaf and Nico. Their haunting vocal sound, violin harmonies, fairy-tale lyrics and classical technique deem them artists to watch with great things to come.”
– Village Voice Media
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