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The Acoustic Side of Punk

Last night I went to the Face to Face show at Slims in San Francisco. They just released an acoustic album. Opening for them were Get Dead who, if you haven’t heard of them, you should go listen to their music. Their Wikipedia page says they are “anti-folk” in genre. Seemed like a great description. Their sound is not unlike Flogging Molly but their lead singer has a raspy voice that gives soul to the sound. The middle-man for the night was Cory Branan. A single act that was country-rock. I especially liked his song, “A girl Named Go.” The main act. Face To Face. Heard their music a ton over the years, but this was fresh and fun. They said that an acoustic show gave them an excuse to talk about each sone in between.  The chemistry of the band was perfect. The crowd was having a blast. Check out albums and shows for all three.

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