Lexington Field

Lexington Field

The Dirt Floor Band, Sue Scrofa

Sat, August 25, 2012

9:00 pm

$8.00

This event is 21 and over

Lexington Field
Lexington Field
Lexington Field is an American Fiddle Rock band from San Diego, CA. Formed in 2009, they have played hundreds of shows and released a 5-song EP The Streets of Dover (2010) and an all-original, full-length album called Old Dirt Road (2011). Joining New Folk Records in October of 2011, Lexington Field has just released their new EP, Poor Troubled Life in March 2012. Lexington Field embraces the best of North American musical elements such as rock, punk, country, and folk and adds a fiddle, tunes of their Irish heritage, and influences from bands such as the Young Dubliners, Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys, and Great Big Sea. They have combined this unique sound with a high-energy live show, to give their fans an amazing musical experience.
The Dirt Floor Band
The Dirt Floor Band
Who is The Dirt Floor Band? Five Northern California dudes playing original kickass-punk-grass; their own special blend of skirt liftin', rump shakin', whiskey swillin' mutt music. Bringing together the sounds of bluegrass, punk rock, and a little gypsy - with a few country ballads and some funk to round it out- they do it all with guitars, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, bass, drums and even some Jethro Tull-style flute for those special spots. Their songs are familiar, but a little twisted. Tons of fun, but with an edge. The DFB's live performances showcase a raw, ragged-edged intensity that invites the audience to join in for a slightly insane night of music, dancing, and a damn good time.
Sue Scrofa
Sue Scrofa
In 2006, Alyssa Crisswell began recording her first album, Alabamulance, deep in the backwoods of Alabama. She broke out some old recording equipment, convinced her parents to play as featured musicians, and adopted the moniker ‘Sue Scrofa’, the scientific name for her favorite animal — the pig.

But what started as a lo-fi solo project soon garnered more attention than expected, landing the young songstress on WERS Boston’s local music week, a spot as a semi-finalist on Prairie Home Companion’s Talented Twenties Competition, and a featured artist on Birmingham’s NPR station.

In 2010, exhausted from working as a scenic painter, a teacher, and a waitress, Crisswell decided it was time to take her life, and Sue Scrofa, in a new direction. She wrangled up fellow Birmingham musicians Shane Jewell (guitar) and Alan Rogers (drums) and moved across the country to Los Angeles, CA, where they met bassist Roxy Radulescu through a serendipitous outing.

Since then, the folk-pop group has won The Deli LA’s “Best Emerging Artist of 2011” reader’s poll and will release its second album, White Cat, July 24th. The quartet is already at work on a forthcoming EP, while booking shows like crazy in Los Angeles.
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
http://www.hotelutah.com/