Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Brain Cloud at Hill Country Barbeque + Market

Hill Country Barbecue + Market brings an authentic spirit of Austin, Texas, to New York City. The live music is rife with side-slapping Americana roots and the menu is heavy with lip-smacking barbecue sauce. The next time I come I will have to bring my appetite, as the ever-present scent of the southern cuisine was nearly intoxicating.

Tonight, the Brain Cloud played western swing. Featuring Tamar Korn on vocals and Dennis Lichtman on mandolin, fiddle and clarinet, the band's songs sounded like country music from a time long before its modern pop and rock hybrids. Look for Korn and members of the Brain Cloud to play at Barbes in Brooklyn every Monday night and at Rodeo Bar & Grill in Manhattan on the first Wednesday of each month.