Pert Near Sandstone
with Big Cat KS
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- Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008, 10 p.m.
- The Jackpot Music Hall, 943 Mass., Lawrence
- Cost: $5 - $7
- Age limit: 18+
Pert Near Sandstone is a hard-driving string band from the Twin Cities of Minnesota. Gathered round an old-timey microphone, the boys play well-crafted originals and public-domain numbers from the the old-time songbook. "This ain't no shirt and tie bluegrass music" the band boasts -- but it ain't exactly punk rock neither. The group's new long-player "Up and Down the River" is a doozie of a dancefest with bacchanalian numbers like "Drunken Hiccups" and "The Story of You, Me & Your Mama."