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Lake Street Dive...Live

Zach Nugent
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NHPR

Schooled in jazz and infatuated with pop… the Brooklyn based band Lake Street Dive came together at the New England Conservatorywith a goal to play improvised, avant-garde country music. Think Loretta Lynn meets Ornette Coleman. Yeah, it sounded about as rough as it is to imagine.

Happily, they started covering more accessible music…with their particular twist on sound…and even venue. Here's Lake Street Dive's Drummer Mike Calabrese, bassist Bridget kearney, vocalist Rachael Price, and trumpet-slash-guitarist Mike “McDuck” Olson. They will be playing tonight in Portland, Maine at One Longfellow Square, and Saturday the 27th at theIron Horsein Northhampton, Massachusetts.

Check out the band playing a new song, "Bad Self Portraits" from the studio:

Here's our interview with Lake Street Dive:

RICH GIRL.mp3
Lake Street Dive's album track of "Rich Girl" by Hall and Oates
GOODBYE HELLO.mp3
The band performs "Hello Goodbye" in NHPR's Studio D.
ONE MORE CHANCE.mp3
"I Want You Back" by the Jackson 5, live in studio.

And last but not least a YouTube video version of "Rich Girl" by Hall and Oates, which knocked our socks off.

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