Don't Miss: Joe Buck and .357 String Band @ Dave's Aqua Lounge

In an effort to take all of your drinking money this weekend, Dave's is following the Mojo Guru's CD release party on Friday night with a double bill of magnificent proportions; .357 String Band and Joe Buck on Saturday night.

The last time Joe came to town I wasn't really that much of a fan. I basically went to see the opening act and be a head in the crowd. By show's end, Joe had won me over and I said as much in my show review:

Now, I’m gonna be honest. I’m not really a fan of Joe’s recorded material. I just can’t get past the muddy production and the songs really aren’t that interesting to me. That said, what fails to captivate on cd flourishes in a live setting. Turns out, Joe writes the kind of music you need to be in the same room with. Joe, hunched over a guitar, red uplight casting eerie shadows, his hyperactive left leg smashing out a back-beat on an old bass drum while he recites lyrics of murder and satan through gritted teeth. I started wishing I had listened to his cds more so I could join the crowd in singing along.

That said, what fails to captivate on CD flourishes in a live setting. Turns out, Joe writes the kind of music you need to be in the same room with. Joe, hunched over a guitar, red uplight casting eerie shadows, his hyperactive left leg smashing out a back-beat on an old bass drum while he recites lyrics of murder and satan through gritted teeth. I started wishing I had listened to his CDs more so I could join the crowd in singing along.

The .357 String Band looks like one half an industrial rock band and one half a country band. You would not expect plucking banjos, spinning upright bass and blended harmonies from these kids from Wisconsin but don’t let 'em fool you. Their live show have been referred to as “Hoe-down meets Throw-down” by reviewers, and their mix of old-school country/traditional mountain music and punk is sure to delight fans across a number of genres.

The .357 String Band came through last November and damn near broke through the stage, and unless they've gone back and fixed it's floor I suspect they'll succeed this time. Enjoy it and come out to Dave's ... it'll be a good time:

As a favor to you guys, I'm including the .357 String Band's set from last years Deep Blues Festival.

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