Collisionville • post-punk, Americana

Friday Aug 9, 2013




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From post-punk to yeehaw

Kirsten Lindquist Campana

Oakland, Calif.-based post-punk/Americana quartet Collisionville hits Burque this week. The band’s summer mini-tour celebrates a new album, The Revenge of Two-Gun Pete. Available on CD and vinyl, its 12 tracks find Collisionville instrumentally embracing down-home twang while vocals and timing reveal the group’s post-punk leanings. The Revenge is a concept album of sorts wherein a descendant of Herman Pride “feels the ghost of Hank Williams taking revenge.” In Your Cheatin’ Heart: A Biography of Hank Williams, Chet Flippo describes the humilation visited upon a young Hank Williams by neighbor Herman Pride and his family, who took every opportunity to mock Williams for his fondness for toy pistols (hence the Two-Gun Pete nickname) and his poor, fatherless origins. Hang out with and hear Collisionville at Blackbird Buvette (509 Central NW) on Friday, Aug. 9, at 6 p.m. This 21-and-over gig is free, and the band will have copies of The Revenge for sale.

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