Seattle, WA USA
“fun to walk in on these black-clad Seattlites turning a Kraftwerk calculator-pop number into a speed-hoedown; their originals, too, thankfully came off more old-school cowpunk than snoozy alt-country.” - ROLLING STONE
Formed in 2005 as a cowboy motorcycle club for musicians, Brent Amaker and the Rodeo have earned cult status for their records, tours, comic books, and music videos. Dressed in black from head-to-toe, the Rodeo draw influence from new wave artists like Devo, glam rock innovators like David Bowie and original country music classics like Johnny Cash. Their look, their sound, their whole deal seems as if they were cast as the band in a Quentin Tarantino film. Three words describe their genre “Country New Wave”.
Created with equals parts art and music, this Rodeo developed their own brand of cowboy couture which led to a cult following and positioned them to regularly receive national exposure on the Showtime series “Californication”. Their song “You Call Me the Devil” was selected for inclusion on the Season Two soundtrack. And most recently the song “Doomed” was featured as the trailing credits music for the Season Finale of Weeds (Season 7).
B.A.R. has completed several North American and European tours and have made appearances at music festivals around the world including Popkomm Festival in Berlin, SXSW, the CMJ Music Marathon in New York City, Canadian Music Week in Toronto, and Bumbershoot in Seattle.
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