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mp3: Two Cow Garage – Bastards and Bridesmaids

Two Cow Garage‘s newest record, Speaking in Cursive, was one of my favorite Columbus releases of last year. And I’m not the only one to show these dudes lots of love locally. Things seem to be snowballing for the band in 2009, with more positive press. Paste writer Andy Whitman had this to say recently on the magazine’s website:

Sounding either like Steve Earle fronting The Replacements or Paul Westerberg fronting Drive-By Truckers, take your pick, these four lads rock and lope, but mostly they bash the hell out of their instruments and sing their rough and ragged but literate tales of the lost and the losers, kids who were raised on Jesus and Disney movies and meth labs, bored and lethargic and intermittently, furiously committed to busting out of their dead-end farm towns… There are thirteen songs here and thirteen winners; raw, jagged slices of visceral rock ‘n roll that redefine both the words “poetry” and “slam.”

I’d agree with all that, and also add that Two Cow Garage is one of the best live bands you’ll see, period, no doubt thanks to the band’s nonstop touring. …So on that note, I’d like to introduce the Two Cow Garage Tour Diary, part one of which will be coming shortly, penned by Shane Sweeney (bass, vox). And if you’ve yet to see Two Cow live (shame on you!), there’s plenty of dates left on the second leg of the current tour:

9/09/09 – Off Broadway – St. Louis, MO
9/10/09 – The Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS
9/11/09 – Three Kings Tavern – Denver, CO
9/12/09 – Three Kings Tavern – Denver, CO
9/13/09 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
9/14/09 – The Badlander – Missoula, MT
9/15/09 – Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA
9/17/09 – Sam Bond’s Garage – Eugene, OR
9/18/09 – Ash Street (MusicFEST NW) – Portland, OR
9/20/09 – Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
9/21/09 – Cranes Hollywood Tavern – Los Angeles, CA
9/23/09 – Yucca Tap Room – Tempe, AZ
9/25/09 – Take II – El Paso, TX
9/26/09 – Emo’s (indoors) – Austin, TX
9/27/09 – Double Wide – Dallas, TX

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