New Coen Brothers Movie Goes Folk

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Prog rock meets folk as Moulettes soar in London

6, shadows Davis (Oscar Isaac) through his misadventures in the 1961 folk haven of Greenwich Village, carrying nothing but a beat-up guitar, a single set of clothing, and a nameless cat. In a gritty plot that is both disheartening and refreshingly honest, Davis grapples with the misfortunes of his own personal downfalls. For instance, when Davis finally arrives to audition for a gig at a nightclub after days of hitchhiking across Chicago, he chooses to play a slow, gloomy song instead of the potential hit he knows the owner would be more likely to enjoy. He sidesteps fames out to stay away from mass media conformity. He loses the opportunity to score the gig, and the nightclub owner bluntly replies, I dont see a lot of money here. Yet among the mishaps of Davis life lies the true focus of the film: his music.
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Miller, meanwhile, said the five-member band – joined on and off by a cadre of guests with harp, kettle drum, saxophone, tubas and the like at the Saturday event – all like prog music. They have credentials to prove it, too. Double-bassist Jim Mortimore is the son of Malcolm Mortimore, the drummer with 1970s British progressive rockers Gentle Giant. And the band’s current guests include self-styled “God of Hellfire” Arthur Brown, whose band The Crazy World of Arthur Brown had a huge global hit with “Fire” in 1968. Brown appeared on stage for one song with Moulettes on Saturday.
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Port Fairy Folk Music Festival Line Up Announcement

Joining international acts which already include Madeleine Peyroux, John Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen, and Lunasa are 6 more talents from across the globe including Damien Dempsey, Hanggai and Love Over Gold. Dublins Damien Dempsey is part of a rich bloodline of Irish singers with awards including 6 Irish Meteor Awards (including Best Irish Male and Best Traditional Folk Award). Taking in the wild open spaces of Inner Mongolia and the teaming, churning streets of 21st century Beijing, Hanggais music embraces the looking-glass world of rock, pop and bluegrass as seen and heard by a new generation of Chinese. The six-piece Hanggai encompasses a hell of a lot of tradition, culture, fusion and folklore to produce their unique sound. Love Over Golds hushed harmonies and lush guitars are the striking sound of international duo Singh-songwriters Pieta Brown (US) and Lucie Thorne (Australia), who blend their contrasting styles with effortless natural beauty. National headliners announced in the last round include Archie Roach, Ash Grunwald and David Bridie & The Pills are joined by a further 15 Australian acts including Deborah Conway & Willy Zygier and Shane Nicholson.
For more information, visit http://www.surfcoastnews.com.au/2013/12/02/port-fairy-folk-music-festival-line-up-announcement/

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