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Concert Tue Apr 24 2007

NYC's Alt-Country Traveling Carnival Show Arriving At The Hideout Thursday


(The Defibulators)
It seems fitting that a trio of underground, alt-country bands from NYC would be playing a club with a name like The Hideout. By default the genre that Andy Friedman & Other Failures, The Defibulators and The Two Man Gentlemen Band have chosen is neglected and marginalized across the country and I'm guessing that's only magnified in an indietastic city like New York. But despite being genre-challenged, each group has received it's fair share of glowing regional and national press. Andy Friedman (The Boston Globe called him an "erudite redneck") headlines this show. He is a strange modern-day renaissance man; he achieved initial fame as an illustrator and cartoonist for The New Yorker (although his work has also appeared in the Tribune), but of late he's been focusing on his loose, rootsy take on art country. His new record, Taken Man (good review here), is out now on his own City Salvage label.

Here's three good reasons to head out to The Hideout on Thursday the 26th.

[mp3]: White Knuckle Death - Andy Friedman & Other Failures
[mp3]: Milktrain To Paydirt - The Defribulators
[mp3]: The Hindenberg Disaster - Two Man Gentleman Band

 
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