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10:30pm

The Barr Brothers
    Thursday March 15, 2012 10:30pm - 11:10pm @ St David's Historic Sanctuary (301 E 8th St Austin, TX 78701)

    One of the first Christmas presents that Brad and Andrew Barr received were two pairs of red boxing gloves. They set up a makeshift ring in their basement in Providence, RI and hung a bell from the water pipes. When the bell rang, it was the signifier that all rules of decent brotherly conduct were suspended for 3 minutes. It was the one time they could unleash the latent fury of being bound to each other without the threat of mom and dad coming to break it up. Anything goes. No noses were broken, no ears bitten, but by the end of each match, the impact and recoil, there was always some blood left on the floor. Within a year or so, the gloves were nothing more than nylon rags covered in ripped plastic. Brad and Andrew, in search of a new outlet, discovered rock n' roll. It was 1983.

    Artists
    http://thebarrbrothers.com


    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #TheBarrBrothers
    Tags All, Folk
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS17255

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