The Districts: Like Jack White's Hatchlings


Photo: Harrison Knowles

Well, we’re certainly reeling this Monday, and it has a lot to do with a little alt-folk four piece out of Pennsylvania called The Districts. Saturday night, they played Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory, giving us all the proof we needed that the future of folk music is well and alive in the young’uns (most of them aren’t even of legal drinking age yet). And what a relief that is to hear because you know, Jack White ain’t gonna be around forever. Think of them as the blues-y, downtempo lovechild of The Black Keys and The Lumineers: tangly guitar-driven melodies, yawning off-beat pauses, and a voice as distinct, soft, and complicated as a ball of tangled yarn belonging to singer Rob Grote. 


Check out their new video for “Rocking Chairs” and check them out on tour this summer with Dr. Dog and at Outside Lands this August in San Francisco.