Friday, April 29 @ 4:35 pm, Levitation Tent
Formed in 2005, Federale set out to re-capture the haunting, violent atmosphere evoked by classic films such as â€œA Fistful of Dollarsâ€ and â€œOnce Upon a Time in the West.â€ On stage, Federale can include as many as fourteen musicians. Since 2009 Federale has toured the west coast several times. Including one tour opening for The Brian Jonestown Massacre, and playing in venues such as the Fillmore in San Francisco and Austin Texasâ€™s Psychfest. Federaleâ€™s music has been featured in the CW show â€œSupernaturalâ€, Discovery Channelâ€™s â€œMantrackerâ€, and in several commercials for Dodge and Chrysler products.
In 2007 Federale released its first record, â€œLa Rayar: A Tale of Revenge.â€ â€œLa Rayarâ€ tells the story of Santiago, whose life descends into violence as tragedy destroys his world. Themes in the songs represent different characters in the story. As the tale unfolds, the auditory themes develop, carrying the listener along on Santiagoâ€™s journey.
â€œDevil in a Boot,â€ Federaleâ€™s second album, was released in 2009. The album illustrates the clash between the wild west and the industrial age as symbolized by the encroaching railroad.