Faun Fables Neo-Psych-Folk

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Date(s) - June 14, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm



Faun Fables
Trippy Troubadours at KALA
Dawn McCarthy and Nils Frykdahl make their third appearance at KALA. The inimitable duo known as Faun Fables, return to perform exquisite, visceral adventures in mystical folk rock, Thursday, June 16 at 8pm, $10 at the door.

From the San Francisco Bay Area, FF is on tour from West Coast to East Coast, Canada and Scandinavia. With 7 records on the Drag City label, the latest “Born of The Sun” (2016), Fawn Fables has a broad spread of devoted audiences in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Iceland, Israel, Poland to name a few. You might call their music, earth rock, witch-brewed, nature-based, neo-psych-folk.

Surrounded by percussion, which includes a bass drum played upright, Dawn McCarthy conjures in the spirits of another era, or another place—as referred by Scottish author of Celtic traditions, R.J. Stewart, the album Mother Twilight (2004) is acknowledged as a work containing true underworld tradition content. McCarthy is studied in European theatre traditions, dance, action theater and ethnomusicology. As a performer she cut her teeth with various bands and cabaret performing, but most notably as yodeler with the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus. In addition to her work as Fawn Fables, McCarthy has recorded an album, as vocalist, with Bonny Prince Billy, (aka Will Oldham) and also performs solo as Dawn The Fawn.
Guitarist Nils Frykdahl is known for his work in SF band Sleepy Time Gorrilla, fusing classical, industrial, and art-rock themes in their music, in addition to experimental rock band Idiot Flesh, who often used household items as instruments. Frykdahl is fluent on flutes and occasionally brooms, as well as guitar.

From original material to compositions by European 20th century composers, and a mix of traditional ballads, the distinctive voice of McCarthy, Frykdahl’s gothic guitar playing, flutes, bells and whistles—the mystical folk of Faun Fables doth bewitch, enchant and entertain.
KALA is located at 1017 Marine Drive in Astoria. Doors open at 7:30pm. Show at 8pm. $10. Full Bar. 16+ okay.