Handsome FamilyRhythm RoomSunday, January 30th, 2011"We stopped for coffee, in the redwood forest," Handsome Family guitarist/vocalist Brett Sparks sang, opening Sunday night's cozy show at the Rhythm Room. The lyrics, written by his wife and Handsome Family bassist/banjo-playing vocalist Rennie, ... More >>
The Booze BombsWhether you like it or not, winter visitors are on their way to the Valley en masse, if they haven't touched down already. Some we can tolerate, others we despise. A good example of the former is German rockabilly foursome The Booze Bombs. Consisting of a quartet of bombastic Berl ... More >>
Brett and Rennie Sparks are the squabbling Sonny and Cher of gothic, underground country
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