Tag: Andrew Bird

Live | Andrew Bird @ The Electric Factory, Philadelphia

The Electric Factory is a far cry from the clean and cool converted train station venue, Union Transfer, where Andrew Bird last played in Philadelphia supporting 2012’s Break It Yourself. The Electric Factory is quintessential Philadelphia, from the Ben Franklin logo to…

#388 Andrew Bird – Fake Headlines

The fine, fine people of the Yellow Bird Project have announced details of a full-length album release, their first, which will feature 10 artists linked with the charitable venture covering each other’s work. YBP have started a PledgeMusic campaign to…

EP | Andrew Bird – I Want To See Pulaski At Night

It would be easy to criticise Bird for missing the unique experimental opportunity that an intermediary EP release can provide. Right from its opening; the plucked, strummed, looped violin of ‘Ethio Invention No.1’; I Want To See Pulaski At Night…

Playlist | Happy birthday to us!

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Photo © Will Clayton Dear readers, It has come the day when our wonderful cyber-friend For Folk’s Sake, the music critique glue which brings us all closer together, celebrates its fifth birthday. Obviously such frivolous celebrations are unlikely to move…

Live | Andrew Bird @ The Roundhouse, London

Not enough people have heard of Andrew Bird. But if you’re one of the people who haven’t, don’t worry yourself about it; you now have an enormous, folky heap of wonderful music to sink into. Bird has a degree in…

EP | Andrew Bird – Give it Away

If you haven’t watched the video for ‘Give it Away’, the lead track on Andrew Bird’s most recent EP of the same name, do it now. Immediately. It features a human piñata at a 1950’s-style kids birthday party, and a…

Festivals | The FFS guide to Field Day

Say it quietly but it looks like summer is finally here, and London is gearing up for its hippest festival of the season, Field Day – and what a stonking line-up it has. Here are FFS’s recommendations to negotiate your…

Brian’s Mixtape | Worldly

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Dear readers, As you know, I am not generally the sort of owl to indulge in frivolities of a plebeian level. Television broadcasts such as The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent only serve, in my opinion, to prove Britain’s…

Record Store Day | The FFS shopping guide

With over 400 special releases planned, this year’s will easily be the biggest Record Store Day to date. We can’t imagine such a huge array of vinyl will leave anyone short of ideas, but you might just be overwhelmed by…