T/F Box Office Sessions: Pearl and the Beard

Boasting an impressive variety of instrumentation and three unforgettable voices, Pearl and the Beard routinely bring down the house with their foot-stomping anthems and soaring harmonies. The soulful trio hailing from Brooklyn made the trip to Columbia for the last two Fests and have quickly become crowd favorites. Here Corey Ranesberg captures the group playing their song “Reverend” in the music nook of our 2012 box office.

There are a bunch of great Pearl and the Beard videos on YouTube. In this one from the Subway Sessions the group plays their commanding song “Oh Death” for passersby underneath New York.

The band’s latest music video for the beautiful “40K” debuted just last month.

Check out Pearl and the Beard’s MySpace page and official site for more music and info and check back soon for more T/F Box Office Sessions.

Posted December 10, 2012

T/F Box Office Sessions: Toughcats

True/False would not be True/False without our buskers. They infuse the entire weekend with a vital energy. And no one represents this energy better than Toughcats, favorites at T/F since 2008. The tireless indie-bluegrass trio is part of a loyal group of True/Falsers from Maine who make an annual journey to Columbia for the Fest.

Corey Ransberg captured Toughcats playing their song “Happy Day” in one of a series of videos shot in the music nook of our 2012 box office.

Also a must see for Toughcats fans is the beautiful music video for their song “Somebody Old”.

Check out Toughcats official website for much more music and info, and check back here soon for more T/F Box Office Sessions.


Posted November 5, 2012

T/F Box Office Sessions: Les Trois Coups

The T/F Box Office has always been an essential hub for managing the hustle and bustle of the Fest. The 2012 edition, located in the old Pasta Factory, took things to a new level. The inviting brick building at the corner of Broadway and Hitt gave us enough room to stretch our legs a bit. In addition to distributing passes, tickets, and merchandise, the building housed our Filmmaker’s lounge, and for the first time became a musical venue. A special corner nook featured performances from a wide variety of our indispensable buskers.

Photo by Eve Edelheit

Luckily, Corey Ransberg was kind enough to digitally capture some of these songs for us, and we want to share them with you here. The first video stars the French quartet Les Trois Coups, whose appearance at T/F was their very first in the States. The group’s mixture of street theater and musette-inspired traditional chanson helped light up downtown Columbia all weekend long. Here they perform their song “Le Pause”.

Les Trois Coups also provided the soundtrack to our Day One video, created by Chelsea Myers and Paul Mossine.

You can listen to more from Les Trois Coups on the band’s MySpace page. Keep an eye out for more of the True/False Box Office Sessions coming soon.

Posted October 4, 2012

Thank You to Everyone Who Made the Boone Dawdle Happen

The 2012 Boone Dawdle was a rip-roaring success, and, we hope a real hoot for all who participated. Thanks everyone who made the day hum. We’d like to thank our guests Jodie Wille and Isis Aquarian for sharing the fascinating story of The Source , music headliners CAVE for a far-out open-air concert + Jerusalem and the Starbaskets, The Onions, Creek Bottom Dwellers, Dubb Nubb, The Flood Brothers, Yod Squad, Mr. Nasti, and Sean Witzman for sharing music along the trail. Thank you Curtis, Chelsea, and Aaron at Les Bourgeois, gracious hosts who offered up delicious food and drink.

Once again, a dedicated, exuberant army of volunteers came together and donated a day of hard work. To all who volunteered, please know that True/False would not be possible without you. In addition, our Boone Dawdle core staff put in the even longer hours at the lab and along the trail. Thank you to Doug Sonnenberg (tech and production), Camellia Cosgray (trailside surprises), Amanda Rainey (music), Rob Gaskin (logistics & volunteers), Tom Seagraves (bike load), Arin Liberman (registration & raffle), Tracy Lane and Sarah Waddill-Miller (sponsorship), Glenn Rice, Tracy Greever-Rice, Jamie Kroll, Justin Arft (production), Josh Oxenhandler (sherpa team), and Amanda Vandertuig (merch).

Finally a big tip of the hat to our generous sponsors for keeping True/False pedaling along the trail – bravo Boone Hospital Center, Delta Systems, Walt’s Bicycle, Mountain Valley Spring Water, Les Bourgeois Vineyards, Hampton Inn and Suites, 102.3 BXR, and the Columbia Daily Tribune. We’ll see you all at T/F 2013 in just 189 days!

And be sure to mark your calendars for next year’s Boone Dawdle: August 17, 2013.

photo by Ryan Henriksen

photo by Ryan Henriksen

photo by Ryan Henriksen

photo by Ryan Henriksen

Posted August 23, 2012

Qui Sont Les Trois Coups?

Have you wondered how the indefatigable French four-piece Les Trois Coups ended up busking their brains out at every juncture this T/F weekend? Kristin Torres caught them in a rare unfrenzied moment to get the back-story. Take a listen:

Posted March 2, 2012

The scoop on They Might Be Giants

Lux and Silver Circle passholders, remember when we said we’d give you guidance on this show? Ok, now is the time. To claim your tickets, go up to the Blue Note box office, on 9th just north of Broadway, and flash your pass. Their hours are: Wednesday until 9pm, noon to 5pm on Thursday, and noon to 9 on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. If you’re wondering if you can go to “Man on Wire” and then make it to the TMBG show on time, you’re in luck. Rumor has it the band won’t be on stage until 9:30pm or so on Sunday.

Posted February 27, 2008
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