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Show #188: Dos RingosBy: Darrin Snider (darrin at indyintune dot com)
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 5:00:00 PM
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Ask anyone in the know, and you'll probably, eventually come across the three great mysteries of the local music scene: a) Why are there no live, original-friendly music venues north of 71st St? b) Why do almost all cover bands have a blonde lead singer than butchers the "Called him my lover" section of Bobby McGee every night? and c) Why, considering country cover bands and country radio stations make a killing compared to their classic rock counterparts, is there hardly any original Country music being written in this town? Oh sure, this sparks a great debate about "what is country," and is it Taylor Swift, but it still comes back to that one point: we've got a gap in our local music production, folks.
Enter Dos Ringos, a couple of proverbial "good ol' boys" who not only dress the part, but probably have a much deeper understanding on the genre than the average Luke Bryan or Blake Shelton cover band. These are the guys carrying on the tradition of Waylon and Willie (and the boys), playing the type of country music that actually conveyed something other than mentioning the word truck and being proud of your lack of an education and backwards beliefs in a brutally unpoetic manner. Sure the Ringos sing about hot rods, whiskey, and women, but beyond that they also sing about feelings and experiences, which elevates their music more than a few notches above "red solo cups" and "kiss my country ass." Even if you think you're not a fan of their style of music, you owe it to yourself to give it a chance. This isn't the same old stuff, this IS your father's country music.
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|Darrin Snider is the OCD music nerd responsible for creating Indy In-Tune. By day he's a cloud engineer and business analyst, but he still hopes to someday be an overnight freeform disc jockey married to the local weathergirl who happens to be a former eastern-European supermodel.|
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