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Concert Wed Apr 16 2008

The Gourds

A friend of mine from Austin, Texas is trying to convince me to head out to The Gourds at Schubas tonight. He's seen the band 10 or 11 times and is still excited every chance he gets to see them live. This is the same guy who tried to convince his freshman dorm that The Flaming Lips were the best band ever (and that was in 1987).

The band's blend of bluegrass, country, soul, blues and rock make this a show I don't need to have my arm twisted to hard to attend. Their closest contemporary band is probably the other Texas based group not afraid to blend all these genre's in a sonic stew - namely The Asylum Street Spankers. The Gourds play two shows at 7pm and 11pm tonight.

The band released their ninth record last year called Noble Creatures. These songs are from 2004's Blood of the Ram.

[mp3]: The Gourds - "Lower 48"
[mp3]: The Gourds - "Escalade"

P.S. Comments were opened up a couple of days back so feel free to chime in below when the feeling strikes you.

 
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