The DEFiBULATORs have emerged as one of the most engaging live acts from the thriving roots scene in Brooklyn, NY – melding, bluegrass, rockabilly, Dixieland, and punk into their own eclectic sound. An audience will enjoy one of their irresistibly infectious and rowdy shows Fri., Oct. 29, 8pm, at the San Luis Valley Brewing Co., on the corner of Main St. and San Juan Ave. in Alamosa, presented by the Alamosa Live Music Association (ALMA), with a $5 suggested donation collected during the show.
If you’ve enjoyed recent area shows by Boulder Acoustic Society, Fishtank Ensemble and Elephant Revival, you’re likely to have a great time with the DEFiBULATORs. With relentless energy and virtuosity they wield an arsenal of instruments; including double bass, banjo, fiddle, backhills harp, Telecaster electric guitar, and junkyard percussion, as they jump-start new life into vintage country music and deliver a unique sound that is both timeless and timely, deep-fried and downtown. Razor sharp harmonies and surreal lyrics illuminate songs that are gritty and witty, spinning tales of love, loss, drinking, deception, debauchery, and possibly a Smiths cover.
“Roots-heavy, post-punk music that reinvents the conventions of country with a CBGB’s-meets-Grand Ole Opry feel,” is how Crawdaddy magazine described the DEFiBULATORs sound. “Carter Family–meets-Ramones…an eclectic acoustic/electric sound all their own,” is how another critic depicted the band.
Recently the DEFiBULATORs composed and recorded for the original score of a feature film set in rural Alabama and served as house-band and wrote the theme song for a long-running, alternative comedy event hosted by a “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” writer in New York. They have even self-published their very own coloring book, which offers a peek into the spontaneity and humor that has become one of their trademarks.