“Gypsy Hippies.” There ain’t no shortage of this demographic here in Colorado. But we could always use a few more, especially if they’re supremely entertaining and will sweetly sing about bumming a smoke or needing a place to crash. Kansas’s Dumptruck Butterlips will be opening for Melvin Seals and JGB at Quixote’s True Blue on Friday October 5 and Saturday October 6. Doors open at 8pm and the show starts around 9pm with tickets for $20. Part enchanting folk singers, part radical costume designers, and part freight-train-jumping road show, this tetrad of talent causally captivates their audience through wholesome music and artful aesthetics.
Comprised of Mr. Mustard on guitar and vocals, Megan on upright bass and vocals, Miss Ziggy with her accordion and lavish hula hooping skills, and Surka on the washboard, they describe their musical genre as “bedroom soulgrass.” One scruffy longhaired man with a trio of badass chicks: shaved heads, feathered and tattooed and pierced with tribal jewelry to boot- oh my. They’ll fit right in. Dumptruck Butterlips will also be playing a free show on Sunday October 7 at 10pm in Boulder at Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery for a 21+ audience (1535 Pearl St). Certainly not your average clean-cut, sundress wearing bluegrass quartet. There’s something dirty and curious about these guys- and it’s not just their name.
Allison Cohn loves gold spray paint and nonsense. She also has a very difficult time sitting still and keeping quiet. She can often be found dancing like a fool when she isn’t hiding out in her mountain lair or gallivanting around the globe.