T/F 2013 Music Preview #1

Posted January 12, 2013

With only 47 days left until the 10th edition of the True/False Film Fest, the energy and excitement is beginning to gather and percolate around Columbia. One important reason for this growing anticipation is the outstanding collection of musicians the Fest always brings to our town. Buskers create the atmosphere at each and every T/F screening, as well as filling our concerts, parties and streets with intoxicating sounds. The 2013 lineup features a mix of returning favorites and fresh faces, local heroes and globe trotting pilgrims. We’ll be sharing these bands and performers with you over the next few weeks so you’ll have a chance to preview their music and ready your soul for the big weekend.

Run On Sentence, the ever evolving project of Portland, Oregon based performer Dustin Hamman, has been a part True/False since 2009 and will continue the streak in 2013. You can learn more and hear samples of their endearing style of Gypsy-folk on the project’s homepage. And Corey Ransberg captured Run On Sentence performing the triumphant “I Will Run to You” in the music nook of the 2012 T/F Box Office.

New to T/F this year is Hooten Hallers, a local, whiskey-soaked, hillbilly rock act featuring John Randall and Andy Rehm. You can explore a few choice tracks on the duo’s page at Reverb Nation and check out a scorching performance of their song “Leave Me Alone” in the video below.

Back at T/F this year is Jerusalem and the Starbaskets, the cowboy space rock group currently shifting its headquarters from Columbia to Memphis. You can listen to them at Bandcamp and check out this dreamlike music video for their track “Sister Sorceress”.

Dark Blue Dark Green is an experimental electronic adventure undertaken by brothers Ben and Jack Falby. More info on this Columbia based project can be gleaned from the band’s homepage. Also, you can check out this performance of “Your Lack of Shame” at Mojo’s.

Finally, we are thrilled to announce that Yva Las Vegass, a Venezuelan-born, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter, will be bringing her fiery passion to this year’s Fest. Yva’s legendary street performances once landed her a spot in the short lived Sweet 75 alongside former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic. Her utterly unique sound is sure to make a lasting impact at this year’s fest. Below you can watch a 12 minute set Yva performed for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts and see for yourself what all the excitement is about.

We’ll share more music info in the weeks to come. Check back soon and, if you haven’t already, pick up your passes to T/F 2013 today.