O'Death Ticket Giveaway!
New York freak folk vagabonds O'Death will play tonight at Off Broadway, and we'd like to send you for free! Head over to our Facebook page to enter -- obviously the clock is very much ticking. We'll pick a winner at 4 p.m.
O'Death has been making its wildly energetic hodgepodge of folk, punk, bluegrass, etc. since 2003. The band was playing in St. Louis a fair amount before it took a hiatus while member David Rogers-Berry underwent (successful) cancer treatment. To preview a November 2008 show, Roy Kasten interviewed singer/guitarist Greg Jamie. Their conversation touched on the way the band's primal sound fits in an ever-less-primal world. Excerpt below.
Roy Kasten: A lot of the voices come out of a wilderness.
Greg Jamie: There are things in the songs that people can connect with, a primal, return-to-nature thing. That's a big part of what we're about, and why it makes sense in this era. There's always that thing in music, art and film, where technology is moving forward, but there's a primal call in you to resist that in an aggressive way.