Spotlight: Murder by Death
I’m sure you know by now that the Film Festival is more than just film.
If you do not, then please see me after class.
For this year’s festival we’ve partnered with Fusion Shows to put together four amazing nights of music. Our headliners have impressive resumes that include SXSW, world tours, and industry awards. This is exactly the kind of thing many people say needs to come to Lansing more often. Well… it’s coming.
Murder by Death is a band I’m particularly excited to see again. I caught one of their live shows at the Intersection in Grand Rapids a few years ago, and it was fantastic. They’ve been likened to Nick Cave, the Decemberists, and Johnny Cash – probably because vocalist Adam Turla sounds shockingly like the legendary man in black – but their music has an amazingly unique and authentic feel to it. It’s like a colonel’s secret recipe consisting of equal parts indie rock, classic Americana, folk, a pinch of soul, and a dash of country (the good kind, not pop-country).
Making this show even better is a set of supporting acts that we’re lucky to have sharing a single night. Bars of Gold (former Bear vs. Shark), The Fencemen (former Small Brown Bike), and Flatfoot are honestly worth the price of admission. This night will not disappoint.
Awesome, or spooky? Both, but mostly awesome.
-Jake “Don’t make me Rocky you” Pechtel