"The mosh pit's still there, but it's less violent and more euphoric."
"It's a blessing and a curse, the name."
Folk-rock band Hoots and Hellmouth toured almost nonstop for years after forming in 2005, and the Philadelphia-based band is back on the road again this fall after a year-long break. Co-founder and lead songwriter Sean Hoots talked with CP about touring in the modern age and finding his voice as an artist.
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Local shows by Ryan Lee Crosby, Joseph Arthur and Starlight Girls, plus an epic party featuring Dutch drum-and-bass trio Black Sun Empire
[ACOUSTIC] + FRI., DEC. 13
Ryan Lee Crosby hails from Boston, but plies the trade of old Southern blues. While he might be comparable to second-generation pickers like John Fahey and Leo Kottke, he also covers early-20th-century artists like Charlie Patton.
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"We had the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan ... you name it, they played the Stanley."
Like any successful promoter, Rich Engler knows to give the public what it wants. So, after hearing time and time again, "You should write a book!" he decided to do just that.
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Recent work from The Beauregards, The Damaged Pies and sound-collage artist David R. Mooney
Eat at Beau's
The Beauregards — Pittsburgh-born, currently doing time at Ohio University — continue their good work on this four-song EP. Clean, poppy indie rock that's reminiscent of the late '90s and early '00s (think Engine Down and the like, even Joan of Arc here and there).
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