Saturday, September 12th, 2009
CONTEST – A Hawk & A Hacksaw @ The Drake Underground – September 16, 2009
Michael EverettWith the success of acts such as Beirut, Gogol Bordello and DeVotchKa, the introduction of Balkan, Klezmer and Gypsy sounds into indie rock circles isn’t as exotic or novel as it once was. But done as well and faithfully as Albuquerque’s A Hawk & A Hacksaw – led by former Neutral Milk Hotel drummer Jeremy Barnes, if you need the pedigree – do it, it can still sound fresh and enticing. It might be a bit too traditional for those who dig these sounds in crossover context and a bit too untraditional for those who like it old school/world, but for those with an open mind, it can be heady stuff.
AHAAH released their sixth album this year in Delivrance and are on the road to showcase it. They’ll be at the Drake Underground on September 16 – $12.50 in advance, $15 at the door – and courtesy of Against The Grain, I’ve got three pairs of passes to give away. To enter, email me at contests AT chromewaves.net with “I want A Hawk & A Hacksaw” in the subject line and your full name in the body. Contest closes at midnight, September 14.
A Hack & A Hacksaw’s “Foni Tu Argile” was declared NPR’s “Song Of The Day” last month.
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