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Episode 19 - 2014 White Water Tavern Holiday Hangout Part 2

In Part 2 of our podcast from our time down at the 2014 White Water Tavern Holiday Hangout, Bart and Jeff continue their conversations with the members of Two Cow GarageTodd Farrell Jr., and Joey Kneiser and Kelly Smith of Glossary. We get a little nerdy with some Star Wars talk with the Two Cow dudes, discuss a new travel app with the Glossary camp, and everyone loves on Centro-matic.

The Hangout is annual event hosted at the White Water Tavern and organized by Last Chance Records and Tree Of Knowledge. The three day event is traditionally held the first weekend in December and features three nights of music, an in-store performance at Arkansas Record-CD Exchange, and the Breakfast, Books, and Booze event.

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Episode 19: 2014 White Water Tavern Holiday Hangout Part 2

Episode 19: 2014 White Water Tavern Holiday Hangout Part 1

Episode 18.5: Three Merry Widows Performances

Episode 18: Three Merry Widows

Episode 17: Thomas Crone

Episode 16: Fragile Porcelain Mice

Episode 15.5: John Paul Keith Performances

Episode 15: John Paul Keith

Episode 14.5: Bruiser Queen Performances

Episode 14: Bruiser Queen

Episode 13.5: Jim Harper Part 2

Episode 13: Jim Harper

Episode 12.5: Ben Nichols Performances

Episode 12: Ben Nichols

Episode 11.5: Cory Branan Performances

Episode 11: Cory Branan

Episode 10.5: John Henry Performances

Episode 10: John Henry

Episode 9.5: John Moreland and Chris Porter Performances

Episode 9: John Moreland and Chris Porter

Episode 8.5: Mike Heidorn - Part 2

Episode 8: Mike Heidorn - Part 1

Episode 7.5: Amy LaVere Performances

Episode 7: Amy LaVere

Episode 6: Lizzie Weber

Episode 5.5: Chris Mills Performances

Episode 5: Chris Mills

Episode 4: Dana Anderson, Jesse Irwin, John Krane, and Dave Werner

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling - Part 2

Episode 3: Bart, Jeff, and Scott Rambling – Part 1

Episode 2: The Trophy Mules

Episode 1: Best of 2012 and John Krane

Thanks for listening, more coming soon!

Two Cow Garage... Tonight at Off Broadway!!!

Columbus, OH rockers Two Cow Garage return to the stage at Off Broadway tonight. The boys are stopping by on their yearly trip to SXSW and in support of their 5th release, Sweet Saint Me. If you are not familiar with Two Cow, I highly recommend checking them out as their high energy show is well worth the admission. I hate comparing bands to other bands, but Two Cow's sound could be comparable to that of Slobberbone and Lucero.

Two Cow's sound has consistently progressed over their five released albums. 2008's Speaking In Cursive really showcased the band's ability to keep the high energy rock-n-roll abandon and great lyrics that they have become known for and add in some tighter and a little more pop-influenced arrangements. 2010's Sweet Saint Me further showed how tight the bands performances and songwriting has become. Tracks like "Sally, I've Been Shot," "Sweet Saint Me," and "Wanted To Be" make you think that this is what Springsteen might have sounded like if he were influenced by punk rock. The incredibly catchy chorus of "Lydia" makes the song pure pop-rock gold and an obvious choice for the first single released off of Sweet Saint Me.

One thing that has always made me a fan of Two Cow is how open and honest the lyrics of vocalist-guitarist Micah Schnabel and bassist-vocalist Shane Sweeney are. Whether the songs are about past loves, the hard life of being on the road, or the joys of being in a rock band, the lyrics always come straight from the heart and delivered with passion and sincerity. This passion and sincerity is extremely evident in some of the slower tracks on the record. "Closer To Me" and "Insolent Youth" are perfect examples that Two Cow doesn't need to wow you with the explosiveness they are capable of, but can lay down amazing songs with minimal instrumentation.

While watching Two Cow live, you can tell that Schnabel, Sweeney, keyboardist Andy Schell, and drummer Cody Smith wouldn't want to be anywhere else in the world at that moment in time. Schnabel and Sweeney interact in a way that makes you think they have been lifelong brothers. This admiration and love for one another shows up on the album as well. Schnabel wrote the song "Jackson, Don't You Worry" for Sweeney's son. The line "Jackson don't worry you're a good man's son/But your daddy and me we were born to run." sums up the song perfectly, as the song seems to be an apology for being the son of a touring musician and a source of assurance that everything is still going to be okay. The song is a wonderful testament to the bond that keeps Two Cow going.

So come on to Off Broadway tonight, raise a PBR tallboy in the air, and enjoy some great rock-n-roll. I'll be the idiot trying to get the band to play "Camaro." Doors open at 7, show starts at 7:30. 8$ 21+/11$ 21- Cheap Girls, Laura Stevenson and the Cans, and Men Working in Trees kick the night off.

Here's a video of Micah performing "Jackson, Don't You Worry"...

And a video of the band playing "Skinny Legged Girl" with one of the cutest little guest performers you will ever see...