Hurray for the Riff Raff will perform a string of UK shows this summer. Led by Alynda Segarra, Hurray For The Riff Raff is a dynamic part of the progressive folk scene. With songs including ‘The Body Electric’ and ‘I Know It’s Wrong (But That’s Alright)’ from their latest LP ‘Small Town Heroes’, the band is speaking out on behalf of women, LGBTQ and civil rights-minded communities. They do this not only with their music, but also with activism campaigns like ‘Women Are Powerful and Dangerous’ that have contributed to the Third Wave Fund and The Radical Monarchs.
A Puerto Rican girl from the Bronx, Segarra has also begun the process of recording a new record with producer Paul Butler (Michael Kiwanuka, Devandra Banhart). “This next album is inspired by city life and all that it takes to survive: not just to eat and breathe but to survive culturally and spiritually,” Segarra explained. “I have been very inspired by the 70’s salsa scene of Fania Records and the Nuyorican poetry scene in the Lower East Side. I am excited about what is ahead and can’t wait to share it.” The album is currently scheduled for release early next year.
Tues 28th June – Cardiff – The Globe
Weds 29th June – Birmingham – The Rainbow
Mon 4th July – Leicester – The Musician
Tues 5th July – Norwich – Arts Centre
Weds 6th July – Leeds – Brudenell Club
Enjoy the new video for I Know It’s Wrong (But That’s Alright) one of the excellent tracks from the Small Town Heroes album released on ATO earlier this year (streaming at NPR)- look out for a Letterman performance coming up later this month.
Live from the Heart
Studio 360: Hurray for the Riff Raff, “The Body Electric”
We’re very excited to announce the release of KITHFOLK Issue 2, Summer 2014! This new issue of our digital quarterly roots music magazine is chock-full of fresh content, from interviews with major artists to exclusive audio tracks, original graphic design, features and reviews on the hottest roots music out now, and music that hasn’t even made it over the ocean yet.
KITHFOLK ISSUE 2, SUMMER 2014
This is a full-size magazine with over 20 articles, all created to showcase the best roots music around the globe. KITHFOLK is available online and also for iPhones and iPads (and tablets) via the Creatavist App (download the app and search for “KITHFOLK).
KITHFOLK ISSUE 2 TABLE OF CONTENTS
Scott H. Biram
Flaco Jimenez & Max Baca
NW Roots: Timberbound
Inside Llewyn Davis
A Quieter Riot
Jessee Havey of The Duhks
Hurray for the Riff Raff
Travelogue: Cajun Music in China
Roots Music Duets
I Am the Center
The Okee Dokee Brothers
Galician Music 101
Pass It On: The Mizell Brothers
New Roots Voices
Short Album Reviews