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The 10th “Yuletide Sweater Ball” with Pistol Whippin’ Party Penguins’



December 22, 2018
7:00 PM
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The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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The 10th “Yuletide Sweater Ball” with Pistol Whippin’ Party Penguins’

with special guests:
BarbaroThe Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperance League

Saturday, December 22
The Hook & Ladder Theater
Doors 7:00pm :: Music 7:30pm :: 21+
$12 Advance / $15 Day of Show

Straight from the great Mill City comes the Pistol Whippin’ Party Penguins. Don’t let the name fool you! This is not a violent group of flightless aquatic birds looking for a party, but rather 5 self-proclaimed gentlemen, 2 guitars, a mandolin, a bucket of fiddles, an upright bass, a banjo, and a 4-part vocal harmony that will make Donald Trump stop tweeting…. and listen. As they prepare to release their 4th studio album this fall/winter, this quintet from Minneapolis strives to maintain the original spirit of the “string band” while continuing to play new original music and creative cover songs. The combination of folk, rock, blues, bluegrass, and the occasional stage banter will create an experience that anyone can enjoy!

Barbaro is an award-winning progressive bluegrass band playing music for films about cooking. Spicy instrumentals, savory harmonies, and to-the-point songwriting creates a dynamic and captivating set for audiences of all ages and musical tastes.2018 has been a year of exciting momentum for Barbaro. Following the release of their self-titled EP, the band took home first place at the John Hartford Memorial Festival BandContestas well as 1st place at the MN State Fair Americana-Roots Band Contest.
Drawing their influences from almost a century of music, The Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperance League combines elegant composition, raucous enthusiasm, and virtuosic playing to provide the perfect ambiance for any social event, from comfy dive bars and smoky jazz clubs to chic weddings.