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The Forgetmenauts

A six-piece folk rock ensemble inspired by myth, cryptids, and fairy tales.

“The Forgetmenauts weave folklore and mythology into a strange, fresh, and rich soundscape,” the band states. “Their musicality is orchestral, folksy, alternative, and punk all at once. Their lyrics spin old tales and new into exciting and poetic songs that weave together love and queerness, longing and revenge.”

The band consists of Walker Staples (guitar, banjo, lead vocals), Kit Gripp (mandolin, lead vocals), Tyler Gary (clarinet, saxophone, trombone, accordion, keys, vocals), Emma Williams (bass), Abe Finkelstein (cello), and Danielle Schneider (drums). Collin Sullivan is drummer emeritus.

Location: Oakland, Calif.

Major releases: Be Nimble, Be Quick (2022), Bestiary (2019)