Yes, Brent Amaker and the Rodeo
hail from the drizzle dreary encloves of the Pacific Northwest. But, given the partially Podunk country bumpkins these bronco buckaroos wrangle in, their huge hunky hearts are no doubt reserved for more Southwestern locals. Word is these boys are devoted to their cause, donning their "Devo meets Johnny Cash" getups at all times, both on and off the stage. Yee haw lil doggies. They also live their nomadic lives by a strict code of ethics...call it a collection of "Howdy Do's" and "Howdy Don'ts", if you will. They include:
1. Protect Your Hat
2. Eat Meat
3. Know How to Use a Knife
4. Fight with Honor
5. Take Care of Your Boots
1. Don't Smile
2. Don't Complain
3. Don't Refuse a Drink
4. Don't Embarrass a Lady
5. Don't Make Me Come Over There
Recently, the Rodeo shot the kind of video for "When Love Gets to a Man"
that ought to make any man tremble if in the fact their lady takes an interest in these cowboys. Let them go to a show on their lonesome and the Rodeo may just sweep their unsuspecting sweethearts right off their feet...and leave said man tied up in the back of a trunk.
The band is currently making the rounds of the west coast...no doubt wooing loose woman wherever they hole up. We've got all the details for you below.
Brent Amaker and the Rodeo on Tour
Nov 21 - The Summit - Durango, Colorado
Nov 22 - Monte Vista Hotel - Flagstaff, AZ
Nov 24 - The Crepe Place - Santa Cruz,CA
Nov 25 - the Annex - Bend, OR
Dec 13 - Sunset Tavern - Seattle, Washington
Jan 9 - The Summit Ski Area - Snoqualmie, Washington
Feb 28 - Neumos - Seattle, Washington
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Brent Amaker and the Rodeo on Myspace
other sites going to the rodeo
Jason Blogs - Brent Amaker - The Rodeo - Howdy Do!
Interview with Brent Amaker and the Rodeo
Brent Amaker and The Rodeo
Rock Music Video Blog - Interview: Brent Amaker and the Rodeo
KEXP Blog - Out This Week 11/18