It’s about two weeks until Music Crawl 2012 and not one band on the lineup has released a theme song for it. Of course I’m disappointed, but I have not lost my faith in humanity.
Just like in 2011, Music Crawl will get kicked off on Friday night at the Columbia Museum of Art bringing fine music to their Arts and Draughts event. The featured brewer is our new Southern neighbor New Belgium, coupled with the music of Floating Action, Bombadil, Los Perdidos, and The Seal Wolf Mutiny. In hindsight, last years opening night lineup is virtually impossible to top. Both Shovels and Rope and The Lumineers have seen a sharp rise in popularity, while Say Brother has become one of the Palmetto States premier bands.
Floating Action has most recently been playing dates on tour with Band of Horses in promotion of their latest release Fake Blood.
They are now with Park the Van records beside similar artists Dr. Dog and Generationals. Fake Blood marked their first release on Removador Records, founded by My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James. Bombadil still refers to Durham, NC as their home base, although they are a bit more scattered these days. The band has made a name for themselves over the years by playing good-natured folk music (think Those Lavender Whales), opening for the Avett Brothers around NC, and playing notable music festivals such as Hopscotch and Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion.
The Saturday lineup sticks to Columbia more than years past and features nearly every fine band the city has to offer. Just like last year, we’ll preview each local band performing.
35 Bands 2 Nights $8 21+
Free Times Music Crawl Sponsored Arts and Draughts
Friday, November 2 at Columbia Museum of Art
$8/$5 for members, join or renew that night and get in free!
$13 for A&D and Music Crawl combo ticket (must be 21 to purchase)
The Sea Wolf Mutiny
Saturday, November 3
Atlas Road Crew
The Black Iron Gathering
Drunks with Guns
Fat Rat Da Czar
The Fishing Journal
Marshall Brown and Shades of Blue
The Reggie Sullivan Band
The Sea Wolf Mutiny
Those Lavender Whales