Larry and His Flask – folk meets punk meets…

July 17, 2013 @ 2:33 pm by jessica

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While entering events on Billings365.com, I was grabbing some research on Oregon’s, “Larry and His Flask” for the event listing on our site.  I came across their YouTube video for their latest release, “Pandemonium.”

After checking that out, I was instantly interested to hear more from this band.  I started listening to their music on Spotify…what I initially described as a much harder Mumford & Sons-ish sound (sorry for the non-technical terms here…I am not a seasoned music writer). I got some friends together and we got tickets to Monday night’s show (July 15).

I had no idea what we were in store for.  The moment Larry and His Flask took the stage, it was non-stop energy!  This five-piece (bio and band photos say theirs 6 but there were only 5 at the show), 90% bearded band does not stop moving the entire show.  Have you ever seen someone move around the stage non-stop with a stand up base?  I hadn’t until Monday night.  It was with the same energy that you’d expect from a rock star with an electric guitar.  By song 3 or so, most of the band and the men in the crowd were shirtless and sweating profusely.

Larry and His Flask have definitely created their own brand of rock n roll, incorporating the banjo, brass, and stand up bass melded into the high energy sound of punk.  Their live show is amazing to watch but I highly suggest that you check out their latest album, “By the Lamplight” as well.

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