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Sunday, February 13, 2005

Battle of the jug bands

I'm on my way out to door to the Cabooze Bar on Minneapolis' west bank. Beginning at 1 o'clock in the afternoon today is the annual Battle of the Jug Bands. I try to attend this event every year. Jug is terrific. The strange instruments used in jug music; zither, kazoos, washboard, string bass, jugs, spoons, jews harp, along with vocals and guitars and other conventional instrumentation, make jug music sometimes almost as innovative as electronic music.
If you're looking for a bearded, fur-bearin' excuse to drink beer and rye whiskey this afternoon, listening to jug, meet me at the Cabooze.


  • At 9:40 PM, Blogger Doug said…

    Dang! Missed it. Sounded fun. Some day my kids will be old enough that this sort of thing will not require elaborate planning in order to swing.

  • At 2:08 AM, Blogger pinkmonkeybird said…

    "...elaborate planning in order to swing."Actually, jug music doesn't swing. It chugs.


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