The Starfolk

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June 24, 2014
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Living Room Tour summer 2014

In July, The Starfolk and HOLLY are heading out on a 15 city acoustic living room-backyard-dinner party-church-record store tour  We are super excited to play in intimate settings among friends!  Check out the cities and dates below.  The tour is being promoted by word-of-mouth.  Share the news with friends around the country!

The Starfolk will be performing as a duo: Brian Tighe (of The Hang Ups) and Allison LaBonne (of The Owls); their sound is melodic, moody psych-folk-pop, rich with harmonies and adventurous chord progressions.  Subtly out of this world.

Sometimes described as PJ Harvey meets The Police, or Suzanne Vega-ish, singer-songwriter (Holly Muñoz) will release her record Maps and Lists in September. HOLLY raised $50,000 to crowd fund this record, which she made with John Vanderslice.

Many of these parties are at private residences, contact us  for details if you’d like to come!  allison[at]kordarecords[dot]com

www.iamonteamholly.com www.thestarfolk.com

Wednesday, July 9 – Albuquerque, NM – INFO
Saturday, July 12 – San Diego, CA – INFO
Wednesday, July 16 – Los Angeles – INFO
Thursday, July 17 – San Francisco, CA – SOLD OUT
Friday, July 18 – Saratoga, CA – INFO
Saturday, July 19 – San Francisco, CA – ALMOST SOLD OUT – INFO
Tuesday, July 22 – Bend, OR – INFO
Wednesday, July 23 – Portland, OR – INFO
Thursday, July 24 – Olympia, WA – INFO
Saturday, July 26 – Seattle, WA – INFO
Sunday, July 27 – Missoula, MT
Monday, July 28 – Bismarck, ND INFO
Friday, August 1 – Chicago, IL – INFO
Saturday, August 2 – Milwaukee, WI – INFO
Sunday, August 3 – Minneapolis, MN – INFO

 

www.iamonteamholly.com www.thestarfolk.com

June 3, 2014
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The Starfolk heads west with HOLLY!

We are busily planning our west coast tour for July, along with our singer songwriter friend HOLLY!

In July, The Starfolk and HOLLY are heading out on a 15 city acoustic living room-backyard-dinner party-church-record store tour  We are super excited to play in intimate settings among friends!  Check out the cities and dates below.  The tour is being promoted by word-of-mouth.  Share the news with friends around the country!

The Starfolk will be performing as a duo: Brian Tighe (of The Hang Ups) and Allison LaBonne (of The Owls); their sound is melodic, moody psych-folk-pop, rich with harmonies and adventurous chord progressions.  Subtly out of this world.

Sometimes described as PJ Harvey meets The Police, or Suzanne Vega-ish, singer-songwriter (Holly Muñoz) will release her record Maps and Lists in September. HOLLY raised $50,000 to crowd fund this record, which she made with John Vanderslice.

Many of these parties are at private residences, contact us  for details if you’d like to come!  allison[at]kordarecords[dot]com

www.iamonteamholly.com www.thestarfolk.com

Wednesday, July 9 – Albuquerque, NM – INFO
Saturday, July 12 – San Diego, CA – INFO
Wednesday, July 16 – Los Angeles – INFO
Thursday, July 17 – San Francisco, CA – SOLD OUT
Friday, July 18 – Saratoga, CA – INFO
Saturday, July 19 – San Francisco, CA – ALMOST SOLD OUT – INFO
Tuesday, July 22 – Bend, OR – INFO
Wednesday, July 23 – Portland, OR – INFO
Thursday, July 24 – Olympia, WA – INFO
Saturday, July 26 – Seattle, WA – INFO
Sunday, July 27 – Missoula, MT
Monday, July 28 – Bismarck, ND INFO
Friday, August 1 – Chicago, IL – INFO
Saturday, August 2 – Milwaukee, WI – INFO
Sunday, August 3 – Minneapolis, MN

 

www.iamonteamholly.com www.thestarfolk.com

 

March 25, 2014
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Early Bird Show @ Honey

Join The Starfolk for a song swap with witty and lovable folktress Julia Douglass.  Music goes 5:30-7:00pm, and our sets will be interspersed with each other. Pre-dinner fun!  Maybe head upstairs to Ginger Hop for a special meal afterward?

Honey has a great sound system, and intimate atmosphere.  Perfect for getting up close and personal with the musicians.  Check out Julia’s new video; she’s a talented songwriter–and funny!

The Starfolk & Julia Douglass / Saturday May 24 / Honey / 5:30-7:00pm / $5

Honey: Best New Nightclub 2012

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February 5, 2014
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Mad Ripple Hootenanny Photos

The Starfolk played Jim Walsh’s Mad Ripple Hootenanny Thursday 2/6/14.  It was an intimate round robin singer-songwriter gathering in Harriet Brewing’s taproom.  Along with host Jim Walsh, we were joined by talented songsters Todd Newman and Jeaneen Gauthier.   It was a sweet night to debut a new song “Earthbound,” that we are excited about!  Photos by Jeff Miletich.

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January 17, 2014
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89.3 The Current Steve Seel’s Top 10

It was a great honor to have our new record “The Starfolk” and song “Sleeping Without Dreaming” appear in Steve Seel’s best of 2013 lists.  Mr. Seel also wrote a thoughtful retrospective on Brian’s Tighe’s first band The Hang Ups when they were selected as 89.3 The Current’s artist of the month last June.  Read the retrospective here.  Thanks kindly, Steve!

December 15, 2013
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Happy Holiday Sale!

We have a very special price on The Starfolk self titled now in thestarfolk.com store.

$5.99 (plus shipping) for CDs
$4.99 for digital downloads (can be emailed as gifts)

Any CDs ordered today will be shipped out tomorrow, so anyone in the US will receive it on or before Dec 24.  Twin Cities residents will receive it in just a few days.

We also have a very special price on Korda 2 Komp–a brand new compilation from all the bands we started a cooperative label with last year: The Starfolk, The Hang Ups, The Owls, Jim Ruiz Set, The Ocean Blue and Typsy Panthre. Many exclusive tracks: a great way to indulge in the latest from the Minneapolis music scene!

Korda 2 Komp CD $4.99 (plus shipping)
Korda 2 Komp digital download ($3.99)

Thanks everyone for your support this year!  We’re excited to see you in 2014!

Happy Holidays

November 21, 2013
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Korda Records Showcase 11/30/13

We are so excited about this show–playing with our best friends and label mates.

The Ocean Blue, The Starfolk, Jim Ruiz Four, and The Owls will play our hearts out for you in honor of Korda Records’ first year.  Jake Rudh will be spinning.  The brilliant new Korda 2 Komp CD will be at the merch table, featuring new work from The Starfolk, Typsy Panthre, The Ocean Blue, Jim Ruiz Four, The Owls, and The Hang Ups!

Don’t miss this special night of Minneapolis music!

Buy Korda 2 Showcase Tickets here.

Pre-order Korda 2 Komp here.

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October 3, 2013
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Video Premiere, “The Great Unknown”

We just premiered a new video for “The Great Unknown,” from our self-titled debut LP.  The stop frame animated video was made by our own Allison LaBonne who captured thousands of dramatic black and white images of Brian Tighe, Jacqueline Ultan, and the breathtaking Minnesota winter snowscape on her iPhone.  The premiere was featured on examiner.com, and local frames.  It’s beautiful.