The Decemberists: Indie Folk Powerehouses at The Taft Theater
Looking for a concert to go to on the night of September 20th? Well you're in luck. The Decemberist just so happen to be performing that night at The Taft Theater. Enter here to win free tickets from us!
Opening up the show will be Kacy & Clayton. Originally from Canada. Kacy & Clayton is made up of vocalist Kacy Anderson and guitarist Clayton Linthicum. Kacy and Clayton are cousins and grew up only a few miles apart from one another in the Wood Mountain Uplands in Saskatchewan, where their family has been since 1911. It wouldn't be until 2009 when both Clayton and Kacy started playing music together and learned that they both had a mutual interest in folk music. Fast forward to 2013 and the band would release its first album, The Day Is Past And Gone, which earned raved reviews with many citing Kacy’s natural folk singing ability and comparing her voice to legendary folk singer Sandy Denny. In 2017, the band released its most recent album The Siren’s Song which was produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy.
When seeing the band live you can expect a show that focuses more on the music than gimmicks on stage. Their music is catchy-- the kind of music you can really tap your foot to. They have a huge Fleetwood Mac influence as well as bands like Crosby, Stills and Nash, and Simon & Garfunkel.
The headliners of the evening, The Decemberists, were formed in 2000, in Portland, Oregon when lead singer Colin Meloy left his home and band in Montana to move to Portland. The band consists of Colin Meloy (lead vocals/guitar), Chris Funk (guitar, misc. instruments), Jenny Conlee (piano/ keyboard), Nate Query (bass), and John Moen (drums). It wouldn't be until 2001 that the band would release any recorded music with their debut EP, 5 songs. Since then, the band has released a total of 8 full-length studio albums spanning over 10 years with their most recent one titled I’ll Be Your Girl in 2018. Along with longevity, the band has made many accomplishments over the years including being featured on music sites like NPR and Pitchfork, as well as being nominated for a Grammy for their 2011 album The King is Dead.
Their sound definitely falls in the folk-rock category. It’s wholesome, folky, and the kind of music you listen to when you are doing things like hiking up a mountain, chopping down a tree, or more likely just sitting at a coffee shop during the fall sipping on a hot cup of coffee. There is something very rustic about The Decemberists--they are one of those quintessential indie bands like The Shins, Band of Horses, Iron and Wine, and Neutral Milk Hotel. When seeing them live, you can expect to see an unconventional folk-rock concert with audience participation and acts on stage that include things like reenactments of sea battles. They are definitely one of the more unique acts to see live and one that you definitely don’t want to miss.
Don’t let your Thursday night be another boring night of sitting in your PJ’s rewatching How I Met Your Mother on Netflix for the 30th time. Instead, make your way down to The Taft Theater and ring in the weekend with a night of some great folk-rock and unique performances to back it up. Be sure to enter to win free tickets from your friends here at INHAILER, you wouldn’t want to miss out on this exciting night of indie folk.
When: September 20th, 2018 at 7:30
Where: The Taft Theater
How Much: $26.50 and up