Nighttime to bewitch audiences at Alphaville tonight (02.06)

While other genres toy with imaginary futures for sources of inspiration, those writing folk music today still find endless lyrical material in the traditions and sounds of the past. But more often than not, a "new" sound is simply a forgotten one, reimagined. Perhaps that is what makes the music of Nighttime so special: listening to her 2018 LP Hand in the Dark takes us back to a soundscape that's vaguely familiar but almost entirely forgotten. In the record, Goodman relies on influences dating back to the middle-ages, with drum-less acoustic arrangements, droney harmonies (in a church choir kind of way), and a voice deepened with conviction and more than a little sadness. The results are mesmerizing.
Nighttime will play at Alphaville on February 6th - have a listen to the haunting Hand in the Dark below. - Sunny Betz


Nighttime brings melodic folk to Northside at The Gutter on 06.08

Northside Festival is on its way, which means yet another chance to catch all of Brooklyn's quirky, up-and-coming, and unique acts playing at just about every venue between Greenpoint and Bushwick. At The Gutter on June 8th -- the festival's third evening -- you can catch Nighttime, the melodic folk act of Eva Louise Goodman. The Vermont native released her latest EP back in 2015, but she's kept busy gigging over the past few years in towns and cities across the States and Canada. She continues to release music online; stream her track "Dreams", an example of her atmospheric explorations, below. Her Northside show will accompany a potpourri of other great Brooklyn artists on the same stage, including experimental synth act Painted Faces, darkwave composer Nick Skrobisz, grunge rocker Maneka, and the noise pop wonder of Mezzanine Swimmers. - Will Sisskind