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IFC GOES CRAZY COUNTRY WITH NEW BRENT AMAKER AND THE RODEO MUSIC VIDEO

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Look out Seattle this is not your average beard inundated “urban folk” music video. Seattle director Shawn Telford goes all out with “Man in Charge” a genre and mind twisting, dark country tune from Seattle cult band Brent Amaker and the Rodeo. In a flurry of cowboy hats, moustache combs, roller derby girls and Elvis getting lewd under a shower of confetti and strobe lights, this blissfully obscure video would be “eye-of-the-duck” candy to David Lynch himself. Expect the unexpected, even Seattle rapper Tilson from The Saturday Knights laying down rhymes over the spaced-out cowboy beats. You can watch it down yonder pilgrim, but I reckon you might want to full-screen this one.

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SXSWATCH: “SPINNER” REVIEWS BRENT AMAKER AND THE RODEO’S WILD SXSW RIDE
March 17, 2011, 10:49 am
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Genre-bending Seattle country/punk rockers Brent Amaker and the Rodeo whooped it up SXSW-style last night, with a live set at Austin’s Velveeta Room. Spinner.com reviewer Eric R. Danton had this much to say about the rollicking performance—which was accompanied by the sultry stylings of Bunny Monroe of Seattle burlesque troupe Atomic Bombshells: “Amaker and his band dress all in black, cowboy hats firmly in place, and they play a throwback brand of deep-twang country — make that western, if you please — music that would fit nicely on a classic movie soundtrack or Johnny Cash album. Mix in a little punk rock performance art à la Devo and you’ve got a rough approximation of the cowboy persona the Seattle crew embodied Wednesday night.” Check out the entire review via the link above and stay tuned for more SxSeattle updates!

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Men in black are devoted to country — and putting on a show
February 27, 2009, 10:39 am
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brentamakerSeattle PI:
For the past few years, Brent Amaker and the Rodeo have been branding Seattle clubs with their self-described “cowboy arena rock,” and, like a stubborn steer getting the flesh of its behind seared by a cowpoke, their music has a kick and puts up a fight. That kick hits hard when you’re slamming down shots while listening to “Bring Me the Whiskey” and the fight comes strong on “Knock You Out.” Those songs perfectly encapsulate what Amaker and the Rodeo — bassist Sugar McGuinn, drummer Mason Lowe and guitarists Steve Davis and Ben Strehle — are about. Their music is outlaw country that covers the traditional bases of lost loves, tears in beers and barroom brawls, with extra attitude. And while the music packs a wallop, it’s visual flair and showmanship that delivers the knockout punch and sells the essence of the Rodeo.