Tag Archives: folk rock

Review – Skittish – Two Legs Bad


By Kelsey Simpkins (The Aural Premonition)

There’s a live music renaissance happening in Saint Paul this year, and I’m finding more reasons than just the new breweries to spend an evening downtown, at Bedlam Lowertown, Public Kitchen and Bar, or Amsterdam Bar and Hall. There are also more Saint Paul-based bands than ever releasing great albums, although it’s still assumed a runner-up to Minneapolis in terms of musical capacity. So for a band that identifies with the outsiders in the world, Saint Paul makes a perfect home for folk-rock group Skittish, who just released their latest album, Two Legs Bad, on September 15, 2015. Continue reading

Review – Grammar – I Want a Divorce EP


By Holly Day

Grammar might call itself an indie-folk band, but it’s a folk band in the way Low is a “folk band,” as in, not really. The instrumentals are soft and delicate but not singsongy or campfire-ready at all, and honestly, I think that’s a good thing, because I find campfire folk music incredibly irritating. This is just good old-fashioned pop music, easy to dance to and fun to listen to. Continue reading

Listen – The Karma Kicks – Enough

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The Karma Kicks new album Let Me Down is out now and available to stream (for free) or download ($7) at https://thekarmakicks.bandcamp.com/