Holy Mountain is hosting a diverse indie folk/rock showcase on Thursday, featuring local acts Salesman, The Baker Family, Royal Forest and Hikes.
Headlining the showcase is the alternative, desert-rock band Salesman. The sextet creates an intoxicating gospel atmosphere with their clean vocals and tailored rhythms. They offer sophisticated composure; they offer perfection; they offer subtly, patience, and a dimension of unfaltering lucidity. Currently, Salesman is working on their full-length album Escalante, to be released summer 2013. Additionally, they are working on the soundtrack for the documentary Uranium Drive-In, and recently finished their score for a horror short film based on the Mexican folktale called La Llorona.
Also on the bill, The Baker Family quartet will be bringing in an eclectic dose of indie folk rock. The beautiful dueting vocals of Mr. and Mrs. Baker compliment the gentle guitar strums and unpredictable banjo licks. Often singing of loneliness, heartache and—above all things—hope, the folk quartet can often be caught on folk and stompfolk bills with Hello Wheels, Wild Child and Shakey Graves—it will be interesting to see how their style compliments Thursday’s showcase.
Indie pop rock quintet Royal Forest, formerly Loxsly, will be performing before The Baker Family. In the last few months, the band has been busy putting out their live-music video for “Civilwarland,” performing free week showcases with, and most importantly, in the last couple of weeks, wrapping up a brand new record.
The newest band on the bill is the indie folk rock quartet Hikes. The band formed in 2011 and began releasing demo tracks and their debut EP, Archipelago, in March 2012. This holiday season, they were featured in the Raw Paw Holiday Mixtape Volume 2, alongside Borrisokane, Daniel Berkowitz and Brother Bear.
Holy Mountain is located at 617 E. 7th St. Doors open at 9 p.m. Admission will be $6 at the door. Click on the links to visit the show post on Do512 or Facebook.