Brent Amaker and the Rodeo plus Bunny Monroe messed up the Tractor Tavern really nice and dirty for a Spark & Shine (that’s their label) showcase. I also like to think they played extra well for me, because I extended my birthday celebrations last month to include seeing five cowboys play some sexy, perverse country music with marvelous babe Bunny Monroe. The band played new songs “Captain of the Ship,” “Tiger Inside,” and “Tequila Cerveza” (also now known as my new favorite song). They played a great combination of previously released material too, including “Break My Broken Heart,” “Sissy New Age Cowboy,” “Blood Dripping Blood,” “Doomed,” “Man in Charge,” and a stirring cover of Kraftwerk’s “Pocket Calculator.” The Tractor is an especially good venue for the band – it’s got great visibility and of course a country vibe to it. It also has great sound so you can hear the lush vocals, and the crispness of both lyrics and music. Germany gets plenty of Rodeo shows – and Denmark gets one – starting in September.
Brent Amaker and the Rodeo – review & all photos by Dagmar
My Own Personal Birthday Set List