Kopecky Family Band @ Brick and Mortar, San Francisco 4/3/13
There”s something brewing in Nashville lately that has nothing to do with the TV Show or country music. An underbelly of music lacking lap steel and twang is showing its pretty head, and indie-folk quintet Kopecky Family Band is leading the charge.
Previously unsigned, the band has recently inked a label with ATO Records, home of other recent breakouts The Alabama Shakes, Primus, and Allen Stone, and for good reason.
The band has proven their salt by touring endlessly through the past few years by covering all corners of the states and every dingy little club imaginable, touring with names like The Lumineers and Gogol Bordello, and earning spots at Austin City Limits Music Festival and Lolapalloza. All that to say, Kopecky Family Band won”t be playing such a small venue next time they come to a town near
At Brick and Mortar on Wednesday night, Kopecky Family Band proved yet again why they could be the break out band
of 2013. It”s not just that they write catchy folk-pop songs that follow a Mumford & Sons or Lumineers-like formula; it”s because every note sung and every chord that comes out of the band shows that they”re playing music not because they want to, but because they have to.
And screw sticking to one instrument. At any given time throughout a set that covered their new album, Kids Raising Kids, and their previous two EP”s The Disaster and Of Epic Proportions, you”d see band members changing instruments, playing 2 at a time, or shaking a tambourine like they just don”t care.
You see, KFB isn”t a flash in the pan. They”re not boring, and while some of their songs could be considered sad bastard music, they”ve come too far to fade quickly into indie music oblivion. Make sure you check them out as they continue to roam about the country.