Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Gettin' stoked for our Polkaholics gig

The first TDA show of the summer touring season promises to be a rollicking good time. We'll be splitting the bill with The Polkaholics, a legendary Chicago band that we've been wanting to meet for, like, forever.

Mutual friends in the Bay Area "polka scene" tell us that the Polkaholics -- a three-piece with the classic power-trio instrumentation of guitar, bass and drums -- pack a punch like a good batch of well-fermented kraut. And who can resist the irony of an accordion-free polka band sharing the stage with a squeezebox-fueled rock band? I sure can't.

The show is set for Wednesday, July 5, at the Abbey Pub, 3420 West Grace St., Chicago.

P.S. Dig the Polkaholics motto: "Hot as a grilled kielbasa. Crunchy as a potato pancake."

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