Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

Frog Holler 

Wednesday, March 29, 8 p.m. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue).

Reading, Pennsylvania's Frog Holler isn't just another alt-country band with a regrettable name, a flannel-and-beard aesthetic and an obsessive fatalism summed up by lines like, "How come there's Heaven for us, but not 'til we die?/Meanwhile there's Hades for us, while we're alive." On their recently released fifth album, Haywire, they're ironing out the details on becoming the definitive such band, bringing flashing banjos and mandolins, Byrdsy harmonies, woozy pedal steel and accordion, and the kind of guitar-flogging that owes as much to basement bong sessions as Crazy Horse records. Frog Holler's country amateurism is superceded only by their rock & roll resolve, and a narrative persuasion that generally steers clear of tunes as smart as they are deceptively off-hand.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

Latest in Critics' Picks

Read the Digital Print Issue

July 21, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2021 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation