Oregonians Mash Bluegrass and Punk for Musical Explosion

“We’ve got banjo, mandolin, drums and sweat flying every-which-way.” — Guitarist/vocalist Ian Cook, on the band’s live show

Storming the stage of Headliners Music Hall tonight (Feb 8th) at 8:00pm, Oregon-born jammers Larry and His Flask have been described by the New York Times as, “a breathless, polymorphous good time.” Guitarist/vocalist Ian Cook said of Flask‘s notoriously calamitous and physically demanding live show, “we like to involve everyone. It’s like one big community situation.”

Originally formed in 2003 by high school friends Jamin Marshall, Jeshua Marshall and Ian Cook, Larry and His Flask have been melting-minds across the Pacific Northwest for years, but are now touring cross-country in support of the band’s very first full-length recording, All That We Know. Cook credits the outfit’s signature sound, which exists as a crazed mash-up of frenetic string-picking, ear-hallowing vocal harmonies and a litany of folk conceits wrapped up in shear punk mayhem, as a unique synthesis of the band’s upbringing. “We grew up around the Bluegrass tradition, as introduced by our parents, but also became completely immersed in the local punk scene.”

Joining Larry and His Flask at Headliners this evening will be good friends and fellow folk-mixing-fools Goddamn Gallows, alongside the top-billed, Dallas, TX “psychobilly” legends Reverend Horton Heat. In addition to the band’s current breakneck exploits, Flask recently recorded a new EP titled Hobo’s Lament (to be released in May) and is now hard at work planning a newly-announced European tour.

Doors for tonight’s show open at 8:00pm for an 18+ crowd, with tickets costing $20 at the door and $17 in advance. Much more infromation on Larry and His Flask via the band’s website.

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