Indie Supergroup: Monsters of Folk

Indie Supergroup: Monsters of Folk  :: monstersoffolk

Don’t be fooled by the seemingly ridiculous moniker Monsters of Folk. Thursday night live at Paramount Theatre, Seattle (third show of their U.S. tour), the supergroup featuring M. Ward, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, and Bright Eyes‘ Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis proved to be real folk monsters, bursting with energy for their nearly 3 hours long show. The show varied from folk to Americana, from rock to country sounds. During the performance the band members would come and leave the stage and change dozens of guitars. MoF kept things dynamic and musically intriguing by joining each other for duos, trios, solo efforts, just as well as for their songs written together as Mosters of Folk. Oberst’s, Ward’s and James’ vocals and guitars blended flawlessly in a variety of styles and rhythms, while the group’s multi-instrumentalist Mogis could play pretty much everything from keybords to mandolin. From up-tempo tracks (“Whole Lotta Loosin’ “) to breezy playful folk tunes (“Goodway”) and Southern vibes (“Man Named Truth”) the Monsters of Folk enchanted the audience.


Fall Tour Dates
October
13 Vancouver, BC- Orpheum
14 Portland, OR- Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
15 Seattle, WA- Paramount Theatre
17 Oakland, CA- Fox Theater
18 Los Angeles, CA- The Greek Theater

20 San Diego, CA- Spreckels Theatre
21 Phoenix, AZ- Orpheum Theater
22 Santa Barbara, CA- Santa Barbara Bowl
28 Omaha, NE- Holland Center
29 Minneapolis, MN- Orpheum Theatre
30 Chicago, IL- Auditorium Theatre
31 Louisville, KY- Louisville Palace Theatre

November
02 Toronto, ON- Massey Hall
03 Boston, MA- The Orpheum
06 New York, NY- United Palace
08 New York, NY- Beacon Theater
09 Philadelphia, PA- Academy of Music
12 Stockholm- Philadelphia Church
14 Berlin- Huxleys Neue Welt
15 Copenhagen- Vega
17 London- Troxy
18 Paris- Elysee Montmartre
19 Koln- E-Werk
21 The Hague- Crossing Border
22 Antwerp- Crossing Border