We’re only a day and a half out from the Linfinity, Ha Ha Tonka and Murder by Death show at Gabe’s, and we imagine some of you may still be recovering. Those of you lucky enough to make it out–and judging from the size of the crowd, most of you did–were treated to a four hour binge of high caliber folk rock.
Up first was Linfinity, a New York City rock group with a subtle touch of Eastern European indie pop. The first clip is of their closing song, and having invited a number of other musicians on stage for a spectacular crescendo, it didn’t feel proper pushing this video toward the bottom of the stack. If a bit more structure is preferred, be sure to have a look at the second clip before we move on to the next band.
Following Linfinity was Ha Ha Tonka, a southern-style folk rock group hailing from The Ozarks. After a nice set of original material, the boys from Missouri finished with an indulgent cover of Ram Jam’s “Black Betty,” whipping the crowd up into a foot stomping and hand clapping frenzy. A vigorous lead up to Murder by Death, Ha Ha Tonka knew how to keep the crowd going right up until the final note.
Check out the following mid-set clip below, and stay tuned for media from the evening’s headliners, Murder by Death. We’ll have a boatload of content for you to sink your teeth into, shortly.
Rob Merritt, well known throughout the region’s arts, journalism and nonprofit sectors, established himself as a playwright in 2011 when The Summerland Project premiered as part of Theatre Cedar Rapids’...