Western Fifth

“I couldn’t overcome feeling I’d been dropped into the novel world of Cormac McCarthy’s gritty western fiction meets pure Southern Gothic. Lyrics are imbued with a straightforward clarity and darkness. Melodies echo universal hard-scrabble characters and striking vistas….You can nearly feel the fading heart, the grieving, the loss, the warm fluids running across cold fingers.” - Refueled Magazine

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“it feels like the late nights spent on porches across America at the end of a party where those remaining are a little too drunk to get home and so sit, smoke cigarettes and wait for sobriety or dawn, whichever comes first.” – Cakein15.com

“Western Fifth sing a sad little song with perfectly placed piano bits and vocal howls that tug at the heartstrings, making for a great soundtrack to a cold night warmed only by whiskey and neon signs in a dive bar...sounds like a dirtier, grittier Wilco, with a touch of Up Records-era Modest Mouse, thanks to their howling guitars and strange, raspy voices." - MFR

"There are many, many points in the music where a lethargic phrase all of a sudden takes a breath and then slams into you with what can only be called full-on lethargy, akin to being broadsided by a bus." - howwastheshow.com

Past Shows


Dec
29
th
2012
Mainroom
Dec
29
th
2012
Mainroom

Actual Wolf, Al Church And State, MEG ASHLING and more!

with dozens of MN bands covering The Magnetic Fields’ magnum opus
Apr
4
th
2012
7th St Entry
Apr
4
th
2012
7th St Entry

Tim Fite

with Western Fifth and Sleep Study
Mar
17
th
2010
Turf Club
Mar
17
th
2010
Turf Club

The Ike Reilly Assassination

with Western Fifth

More Shows

Nov
26
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

Dave Simonett

with bnsn rmsy
Jun
19
th
Fine Line

Flora Cash

May
22
nd
7th St Entry

The Hold Steady

Sep
4
th
First Avenue

Apocalyptica

with Lacuna Coil