Review: Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band, Sea Wolf @ The Fox Theater, 3/20/13

Photo: Jason Shane Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band swung through The Fox last Wednesday night as part of their 39-date North American tour in support of Ritter's latest release, The Beast In Its Tracks. The show was a relatively intimate and subdued affair compared to other gigs at Oakland's crown jewel venue, with seats brought in to fill the normally general admission lower level, and the upper half of the balcony behind curtains. But the mellower setup of the auditorium did not detract from what would be a evening of soaring emotional highs and lows, a [...]

Josh Ritter announces new album, March show at The Fox backed by the Royal City Band

Native son of Moscow, Idaho and indie folk stalwart, the venerable Josh Ritter recently announced that his seventh studio album – the beautiful-yet-darkly-titled The Beast In Its Tracks – will drop March 5th on Pytheas Recordings, and he also confirmed a 44-date tour of North America and the UK in 2013 with his usual compadres the Royal City Band, including a stop at Oakland's Fox Theater on March 20th. The Beast In Its Tracks will be Ritter's first full-length studio effort since 2010's So Runs The World Away, and he was kind enough to share two glimpses of the new [...]

Josh Ritter, Laura Gibson, Dave Smallen and Tiny Television at GAMH

Words by: Emily Logan Photos by: Adrian Bischoff I've yet to see a bad show at the Great American Music Hall. And last night was no exception. The show that sold out so early in the game was well worth any extra effort to push your way into the crowd or burrow for a ticket on Craigslist. The audience was a bit different than some other Noise Pop events – perhaps slightly older, with more glasses of white wine floating around than plastic cups of beer. First up was Tiny Television. This intimate performance featured just guitar, vocals and slide [...]

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