Review + Photos: Midnight North at the Mystic Theater

Midnight North (photo: Carolyn McCoy) Words by Carolyn McCoy Bay Area band Midnight North, who blend Americana, rock, and a hint of soulful blues have a harmony base that is both beautiful and comforting, a wall of vocals that can envelop you in ways that just feels right. Their recent 4/20 show at Petaluma’s Mystic Theatre was an exceptional showcase of why they are fast becoming one of the hottest, up-and-coming bands in the Bay Area and the US. Midnight North has worked very hard to get to the level they are at now, and you can see and hear it [...]

By |April 25, 2019|Tags: |

Review + Photos: The Infamous Stringdusters at the Fillmore

The Infamous Stringdusters (photo: Joshua Huver) On Saturday, January 18, 2019 the Infamous Stringdusters returned to the Fillmore in San Francisco for two sets. The Grammy-winning quintet served up several original compositions alongside a genre-bending selection of covers. Their original material was a strong selection that spanned their catalog from the 2008 self-titled debut up through their forthcoming 2019 Spring release, Rise Sun. One of the biggest highlights of the evening was “Those Who’ve Gone On” from 2010’s Things That Fly. The track was only played once before, in March 2014 at Bell’s Brewing in Kalamazoo, MI. Opening the show [...]

Midnight North announce new album due in June

North Bay rock and roll outfit Midnight North announced last week that their third full-length album will be released on Friday, June 16, complete with a proper event at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. Titled Under The Lights, the new album features 11 brand-new tunes steeped in the soulfully distorted and raw California branch of Americana. The disc was recorded and polished by David Simon-Baker, whose previous handiwork with ALO, The Mother Hips, and Jackie Greene as an apparent influence. As the songs float between notes of country, soul, and elegant vocal harmonies over an authentic rock and roll foundation, it [...]

By |March 31, 2017|Tags: |

Midnight North, Lonesome Locomotive come alive in CSNY tribute at GAMH

Midnight North (photo: Joshua Huver) A Bay Area bonanza took place during a special Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young tribute concert Friday night at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. The evening was a collaborative venture between SF’s own Lonesome Locomotive and Midnight North from the North Bay. Michael Rosen, guitarist and resident singer-songwriter of the Lonesome Locomotive car spearheaded the event, recruiting old friends and new from several different Bay Area groups to aide in celebrating the harmonious catalog of CSNY proper. Rosen approached Midnight North through founding member Grahame Lesh. As the house band of one [...]

Midnight North and friends gear up for CSNY tribute at Great American

(Midnight North. photo: Joshua Huver) This Friday, August 12, two Bay Area family bands are joining forces to put on a special tribute so one of the most harmonious songwriting collaborations in recent memory: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Lonesome Locomotive, an Americana roots collective of rock, funk and grass tunes enlisted the aide of Midnight North, the house band of Phil Lesh's Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael for the idea. Originally brought on board as an opening support act, the collaborative nature of the Bay Area and the songs in question led to a collective jamboree vision instead. Both bands [...]

By |August 10, 2016|Tags: |

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Gram Parsons tribute, La Luz, Ryan Hemsworth

To enter any contest, email with the name of the band and date of the show you’re entering for in the subject line and your full name and email address in the body of the email. A winner will be selected at random and notified via email. Saturday, January 18th 12th Annual Sleepless Nights: a tribute to Gram Parsons & Cosmic American Music featuring Midnight North (featuring Grahame Lesh), Red Meat, Sonny & The F*ckaroos (featuring Sonny Smith), Kelly McFarling, and more @ Great American Music Hall 9pm, $13, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Monday, January 20th Pure [...]

Midnight North releases debut LP 'End of the Night'

Midnight North, the band formerly known as Grahame Lesh and Friends, recently released their debut LP under their new moniker, End of the Night. Led by Lesh (yes, his dad is who you would guess), Midnight North has made a solid collection of easy-going folk and country-twinged rock and roll honed by Lesh's many gigs with the house band at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael. Midnight has played a multitude of shows in Northern California and are planning on releasing a 12-inch vinyl version of the album later this year. For now, you can stream to the album below, followed [...]

By |August 14, 2013|Tags: |
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