Musical storytellers Murder By Death to rock DG’s for MAMF

Maggie Mcginity

Imagine a vampire playing a cello in the middle of a town in the old West. This is a bit what Indiana-based Murder By Death sounds like. 

Murder By Death, one of the headliners for the 2013 Maximum Ames Music Festival, will be playing DG’s Taphouse on Saturday, Sept. 28. The show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. As DG’s is a bar, this show is 21-plus.

Named after a 1976 film, Murder By Death has a sound all their own.

Dark rock ‘n’ roll Americana indie whatever,” said guitarist/singer Adam Turla. “Each song is a little different.”

Murder By Death crafts dramatic stories with each of their songs and albums, basing some works off classics and mythology like Homer’s “Odyssey” and Dante’s “The Divine Comedy”.

According to Turla, there are many aspects of Murder By Death which set them apart from other bands.

“My weird low voice, Sarah’s cello, Matt plays his bass like a guitar with a ton of effects pedals,” Turla said.