Friday, June 4, 2010

Uncle Monk and The Two Man Gentleman Band

Tommy Ramone plays bluegrass now? Weird! Crazy! Cool! Although it's not really punk folk as you'd expect. His duo is called Uncle Monk, they play traditional bluegrass, and they'll be headed to Cafe Nine tonight. The NYT says it nicely below:
There is life after the Ramones, but who knew that its sound would be bluegrass? Tom Erdelyi, better known as Tommy Ramone, the band's first drummer (and only surviving original member), plays a mean mandolin in this new acoustic duo, singing tautly written songs much like Ramones songs, but with tenderness about the comforts and subtle politics of home life. –The New York Times

Also playing will be The Two Man Gentleman Band. We ran a promo about these guys last year when they played Cafe Nine. They're excellent. Vaudeville revivalists both, with classy lyrics about having a good time in the modern age. Check out their website, hilarity will ensue.

June 4th, 2010
Cafe Nine
9:00 PM, $8, 21+

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