Whoop There It Is

Hey, you got punk in my country. Yo, you got country in my punk.

New York’s O'Death lists Bill Monroe and The Misfits as musical influences in the same breath, and without apparent irony. Its instrument list reads like the contents of a pawn shop: ukulele, banjo, trombone, euphonium, and fiddle. Its drummer is credited as the band’s official "whoop" man, which we can only assume entails whooping.

Once you get over the blending of two genres whose fans don't usually speak, the band’s got sort of a Mekons Rock and Roll-era thing going. There's a banjo in the background and a twang to the lyrics, but the basic framework is raucous, anarchic punk.

Mon., Nov. 24, 8 p.m., 2008
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