Thursday, August 9, 2012

Norwegian bluegrass-folk-punk band playing at Haydee's on Sunday Saturday

Don't you get tired of hearing the same old thing? I am pretty tired of all the Norwegian bluegrass bands that play in Mount Pleasant every week.

Obviously I am being sarcastic, as this is pretty cool.

The brother of a local resident lives in Norway and is in a bluegrass band called The Fabulous Flea Market Band. They're on a US tour and will be playing at Haydee's (3102 Mt. Pleasant Street NW) on Sunday Saturday at 8 pm. Here's more about them, plus a couple videos.
Love songs for lumberjacks, bluegrass for punk rockers, serenades for sailors, drinking songs for desperate nights; love, insanity, murder, natural disaster and three legged dogs are just some of the themes covered in the Flea Market songbook. Part backstreet hoedown, part honky-tonk confessional, part big tent revival meeting, for the past two years The Fabulous Flea Market Band have steadily been winning new converts to their sweat-soaked, heartfelt vision, blending shadows from the Norwegian forest with darkness from the margins of America. Huddled around a single mic in the old-time string band tradition, the Fleas tear through all-original tunes, taking turns on banjo, mandolin, fiddle, guitar, upright bass and the occasional trombone.
One reviewer wrote that wrote that when listening to Flea Market, it's "[a]s if Tom Waits, Lillebjørn Nilsen and The Clash ran into each other and decided to make a new soundtrack for the movie 'O Brother Where Art Thou'." (Aftenposten Aften)
Here's two songs, one an original called "Goddamn Mary!" and "Wagon Wheel," a cover of an Old Crow Medicine Show song. There's more on their Myspace page, include in Norwegian!



2 comments:

Anonymous said...

flyer says 8pm Saturday, post says sunday, shall we assume the flyer is right?

Andrew W said...

Thanks, fixed.