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Event Archive - The Jeff Younger Presents Third Anniversary Bash with: The Family Stump, VERY GOOD, Joseph Blood, The Whiskey Dicks, The Creaking Planks

Sat. June 13th 2009 Railway Club (No Minors)
Presented by: Jeff Younger
The Family Stump, Vancouver's most hilariously inappropriate redneck country band, hails from Buckfluff Township and are a simple folk, placing great importance in community, kinship, and spreading the word of love. This has been particularly troubling to a wide range of law enforcement officials and voices for the maintenance of respectable societal standards, but the family has so far remained free to engage in the most preposterous musical tomfoolery ever seen in these here parts. The Stump Family are known as a subversively clever clan, renowned for their insane live shows, replete with plastic baby and individually wrapped veggie wiener giveaways, and unpredictable romantic-type behavior. They also lay down some seriously catchy country tunes and beautifully twangy ballads with lyrics that make your head spin, your heart melt and your stomach turn. Like an extra limb resulting from genetic "sharsies", the Stump Army is growing as we speak. Spread the love and avoid the authorities!
VERY GOOD: Philosophical and absurd, the performance straddling the line between drama and sincere song. Very Good is like confused chamber music finding itself drunk in the basement, where something caused things to get a bit silly for a moment, and then serious, and then bitter at its own seriousness, to the point where it must throw it's hands up as if to say "what a fool I've been for not staying silly this whole time". Joseph Blood and the Bluetick Houn' Dogs are a hard hitting, shoot from the hip rocknroll bonanza. Somewhere between Gram Parsons and Mike Ness, Joseph Blood brings a maelstrom of punk influenced boozy psycho-country wherever he goes. Let's just call it rockandroll baby. You may have heard of it. The WhiskeyDicks are a raving group of Celtic Gypsy Punk Rockers who have a throbbing reputation as "One Hell of a Good Time". They began outside a liquor store when a couple of friends set out to earn money to spend at the liquor store by playing music about liquor in front of said liquor store. Yes, many members of WhiskeyDicks are from the Yukon, and they live by a fistful of simple mottos: Stand Back, Drink Up, Hit It Hard and Get 'er Done. They blast their way through traditional tunes and modern hits with the spirit of the mad and the thirst of a sailor who just got kicked out of his metal band, and it is quite simply impossible to have a bad time with them in the room cause they won't let you. The Creaking Planks marry traditional tunes of the Old Country with popular songs from last Thursday, all brought to a level musical playing field by the old-timey instrumentation of this jug band of the damned.


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Joseph Blood "JJ Blood"

JOSEPH BLOOD & The BLUETICK HOUN'DOGS - Joseph Blood's career as an acclaimed Vancouver-based guitar player has seen him playing stages in seven different countries and sharing bills with acts ranging from Spirit of the West to 2 Live Crew. Hitting all the best parts of modern Americana, his songs are a blend of dark country, celtic punk and chambe... more info

The Whiskey Dicks (Celtic Gypsy Punk Rockers)

The WhiskeyDicks are a group of Celtic Gypsy Punk Rockers who have spent the better part of a decade carving a reputation for themselves as “One Hell of a Good Time”. The WhiskeyDicks bridge the gap between traditional and modern drinking music The formula is simple: Violin, Cello, Guitar, Drums and two Voices play original songs that tell s... more info

The Creaking Planks (jug band)

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The jug band of the damned! Drawing on numerous and disparate naive, folk and outsider musical traditions, the common thread running through the performers in this ensemble is that individually, none of them belong in a contemporary musical context – while together, their sum suggests nothing stranger than the iPod of 1906. Keep yer eyes open fo... more info
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