Picture what could be described as double-barreled folk music with a pitch-black playfulness and highly unusual instrumentation, consisting of banjo/mandocello/ukulele, baritone sax, and percussion that is less drum kit, and more spoils of an old man’s work bench. To witness The Peculiar Pretzelmen in a live setting, you’ll find their peculiar brew equal parts barn-burning gospel revival and punk rock (read: more Screamin’ Jay Hawkins than Johnny Rotten), with a spirit both terrifying and simultaneously life-affirming, the yin to the yang of a carnival spookhouse someplace miles away from nowhere you’ve ever been.

www.pretzelmen.com for more information on M. Incroyable, the Deacon, Party Paul, the Riverboat Gambler, the Douglas Lee

Edited by MmeKnobs on 20 Jan 2011, 05:40

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