Q: WTF is Hick Hop?
A: A subgenre of alt country exclusively credited to the Austin five-piece, the Gourds. Also known as Honky Tonk Badonkadonk, or more pointedly, Gourds Music. The group is most commonly known for a rollicking, Southern-fried live cover of Snoop Doggs Gin and Juice that toured the Internet almost 10 years ago. However, the full depth of the band now celebrating its ninth studio album, Noble Creatures is more difficult to define. The Gourds are often characterized by molasses-thick vocals, twangy bluegrass guitar licks, and up-tempo funk beats, but somber ballads and jug-band anthems can also be heard. Many Gourds sport beards. For further information, visit the Bamboo Room (25 South J St., Lake Worth) Thursday at 9 p.m. Bring $22 for an observation fee. Call 561-585-BLUE, or visit www.bambooroomblues.com.
Thu., Nov. 8, 9 p.m., 2007
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