Review & Photos: Mutual Benefit, Dan Casey, Dim Peaks @ Rickshaw Stop

Photos by Tanner Pikop It was a relatively mellow Saturday night at Rickshaw Stop this past weekend, with members of Mutual Benefit, Dim Peaks, and Dan Casey mingling around the merch table before the show got started. Dim Peaks frontman Niilo Smeds was first to take the stage with his acoustic guitar, joined by Russell Highbee on an electric six-string. The pair remained seated for the duration of the set, as did about a third of the audience. Spectators were sitting on the floor as far back as the sound booth, gazing up at the stage through songs [...]

Q&A: Niilo Smeds of Dim Peaks talks debut album

http://soundcloud.com/goldrobotrecords/04-slumberland-mp3 California's Dim Peaks released its debut album, Time of Joy, on Gold Robot Records in September. Led by guitarist/vocalist Niilo Smeds, the band's current roster includes Tomas Galvan, Russell Higbee (Man Man), and Dylan Tidyman-Jones (The Mallard). Time of Joy, recorded at Sharkbite Studios is Oakland, has proven to be one of the most nuanced achievements in acoustic folk music to come out of The Golden State as of late. Dim Peaks will open for Dan Casey and Mutual Benefit this Saturday at Rickshaw Stop. We caught up with frontman Niilo Smeds via email to discuss the band's latest [...]

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