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Defibulators Brings Citibilly, alt.country without the alt.

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Defibulators Brings Citibilly, alt.country without the alt., to The Parrot

The Brooklyn-based barn-burners The Defibulators, an “alt.country band without the alt.” will bring their brand of woozy straight-up fiddle-driven Americana to The Green Parrot Bar at  5:30 and 9 PM on Thursday, March 20th.
Likened to “watching Hee Haw on mescaline”, the Defibulators have been reinventing country music by fusing bluegrass, rockabilly, dixieland, and punk into their own eclectic sound for a new generation. This septet wields an arsenal of instruments (upright bass, banjo, fiddle, harmonica, Telecaster, and washboards) with relentless energy and virtuosity, to create their own eclectic indie, honky-tonk sound.Bug Jennings and Erin Bru’s razor-sharp harmonies combined with dark, surreal lyrics illuminate songs that are gritty and witty. AM NY describes the band as “one of the most engaging live acts on the NYC roots scene.” While jump starting new life into vintage country, characterized by THE NEW YORKER as “Citibilly,” The Defibulators deliver a unique sound that is both timeless and timely, deep fried and downtown.

Emerging as one of the most engaging live acts from the thriving roots scene in Brooklyn, the band has self-published their very own 24-page coloring book and tours the country in their 1977 Dodge ambulance.

“Roots-heavy, post-punk music that reinvents the conventions of country music
with a CBGB’s-meets-Grand Ole Opry feel.” -Crawdaddy

“A drunken square dance on speed” -PopMatters

“Carter Family-meets-Ramones” -All Music Guide