The Thing in the Spring presents Vetiverse / Habibi / Coke Weed

Thing in the SpringThe Peterborough Historical Society is pleased to host this triple-header concert in Bass Hall presented by The Thing in the Spring.


Vetiverse is a folk band headed by songwriter Andy Cabic and often joined by Devendra Banhart, cellist Alissa Anderson, and violinist Jim Gaylord. They released their debut album in 2004 on the small indie folk label DiCristina. Since the album’s release Vetiver has toured extensively, opening for and collaborating with Devendra Banhart and Joanna Newsom. Tight Knit is the fourth full-length album from Vetiver—singer/songwriter Andy Cabic’s ever-evolving musical home base. Luminous and surprising, Tight Knit unfolds like a road trip down Highway 1, towards Cabic’s home in San Francisco. It represents a summation of the different styles and directions heard on past Vetiver releases, while it introduces some unexpected twists.
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Habibi is the brainchild of Rahill Jamalifard and Lenny Lynch. Together, the two Detroit natives started the all girl, Brooklyn based project in the spring of 2011. Growing up with the harmonious sounds of Motown and the punk attitudes of Quatro and Iggy, their music invokes the same simplicity and fiery spirit. Jamalifard’s Persian ancestry and Lynch’s love of Middle Eastern culture are evident in the bands name (Habibi’s translation is my love in Arabic), their mystical lyrics, and their eastern tinged melodies. In the short span of time since their formation Habibi has captured the interest of audiences and labels abroad, eager to hear more of their simple and catchy songs. The four piece featuring Erin Campbell, on bass and Karen Isabel on drums look forward to their upcoming single and their first full length album.


Coke Weed

Coke Weed is a fantastic quintet out of Bar Harbor, ME.  Retro folk/rock without being derivative; imagine the Byrds & Velvet Underground making a record together.  Great male/female vocals, and possibly the tightest band you’re likely to see anywhere.


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Tickets are available at the Toadstool Bookshop (Peterborough) and online (thur 9/10 only) at The Thing in the Spring.