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Music: The Defibulators

By Mike Breen · June 12th, 2013 · CityBeat Recommends
todo_thedefibulators_jessicagildersleeveThe Defibulators - Photo: Jessica Gildersleeve

Though writers can come up with some pretty silly, non-indicative descriptions to explain music, most of the words crafted to describe the sound of septet The Defibulators (from “Hee-Haw on mescaline” to “CBGB-meets-Grand Ole Opry”) tell you almost everything you need to know about the band. 

Critics have fallen hard for the Brooklyn, N.Y., “Indie Honky Tonk” troupe, which takes the tools of Americana musical forms like Country, Bluegrass, Dixieland Jazz and Rockabilly, plus ingrained influences like Punk and Post Punk, and uniquely blends them to concoct a sound that sets them apart from other acts that have attempted similar experiments (with lesser results).

Injected with a dose of adrenaline, as the musical descriptions suggest, The Defibulators also put on a hell of a lively show. 

You can see and hear for yourself when The Defibs pull into Cincinnati this Monday. 10 p.m. Free. MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-381-MOTR, motrpub.com.



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