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Bluegrass brothers hit stage at Mootsy’s

Fri., July 18, 2008

ID: For the last decade Palms co-founder and elder statesman of the local scene “Downtown” Tony Brown has played in local bands The Meadowbrook Oval, Coburg and Fife, Raccoon, Hurt Laverne and Bastard Noise

Style: Experimental bluegrass

Roster: Multi-instrumentalist Tony Brown and his brother, multi-instrumentalist Jon Brown.

Recorded material: “I don’t want to drop names or anything, but the guy that recorded our album was kind of responsible for a lot of Wilco stuff. He does sound for Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Sonic Youth and Pinback. We were friends with him in Chicago and he started a studio. It’s kind of funny because we can put his name on the album and people would probably buy it based on the fact that it was recorded by…,” Tony Brown said.

Next gig: Saturday at Mootsy’s, 406 W. Sprague, with Jon Brown’s Black-metal-folk project Verhexen and former Spokie Jeremy Hughes’ Any Means to Many project. Cover is $3 for the 21-and-older show.

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