tonight, Friday March 9, at ASTERISK
258 Johnson Ave @ Bushwick | EastWilliamsburgIndustrialPark, Brooklyn
L to Montrose | 8PM | $7 | ALL AGES | no phone
O’ Death: http://myspace.com/odeath
“Righteous growl-stomp and roots-infused beauts, sometimes compared erroneously to Tom Waits (except for a few percussive and guttural moments) in a few music blogs, O’death is really more Will Oldham meets the Holy Modal Rounders with a splash of the drunken sprawl of the Pogues and the youthful energy of early Violent Femmes — the association is unavoidable on “Nathaniel” — tacked on for good measure. A lot of the material consists of knee-slapping, banjo-and-fiddle fueled stomps that throw sparks in every direction imaginable, but the haunting ballads really shine, too. So often current alt-roots/country music tends to slide into the abyss of mediocrity, assuming that a slide guitar run or a few plunks of a banjo can cure just about any ill, but this NYC six-piece knows full well how to kick that shit in the √°ss (maybe breaking a bottle or two over its head on the way) and breathe life into a genre that’s often seen slow-choking under a cardboard apple tree. Yee f√∫cking haw! O’death done good. Real damn good.” –Kevin K.
The Boggs: http://www.myspace.com/theboggs
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