Live Video: Fool’s Gold

Fools Gold

photo by Laura Totten (view more here)

This week’s Live Performances podcast features a unique collective based out of LA called Fool’s Gold. With about 11 performers at any given time, Fool’s Gold is not only a mix of artists from bands like Foreign Born and We Are Scientists but also an unlikely combination of African and Middle Eastern styles. Co-founder Luke Top, born in Tel Aviv, Israel, sings predominantly in Hebrew, while lead guitarist Lewis Pesacov, coincidentally also born in Israel, mines a variety of African styles, from Balinese Gamelan to Ethiopian drone to Malian blues. On paper, it’s a ridiculous concept, but in practice it’s a blissful celebration of free-spirited musical exploration.

While the band was in town last month, they performed a mesmerizing set live on The Best Ambiance with Jon Kertzer. Check out the video below and watch out for them in your own city. They’re still touring and will be back in the Northwest later this month... in fact, they’ll be at Neumo’s on December 5th!


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