The Gothamist: Finding Nashville in New York City

Posted on March 30th, by thedefibs in News, press. No Comments

The Gothamist digs into the country music scene in NYC with an interview with Brooklyn songstress Michaela Anne.
Features a shortlist of NYC Country bars/venues and a shout out to The Defibs.
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Posted on March 26th, by thedefibs in News, Shows. No Comments

Happy to be returning from another great southern tour and playing a homecoming show at
Hill Country Live, a helluva honky-tonk on a quaint little Dutch island called Manhattan.

Thursday 3/28
30 West 26th Street NYC

New Vinyl Release!

Posted on February 14th, by thedefibs in News. No Comments


Listen to the first single from the new album!
on March 7th, CACKALACKY will be released as a 7″ with Pay For That Money as the B side. Available online & on our upcoming tour. 

Show Announcement: Highline Ballroom – May 31st

Posted on May 22nd, by thedefibs in News, Shows. No Comments

Calling all Defibu-friends! Our next show will be at the Highline Ballroom on Thursday, May 31st.  We’ll be opening for Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real.  Lukas has a new album out called Wasted and collaborated with his dad Willie on his newest release, Heroes.  Check out this cool interview they recently gave to […]

The 4th Annual BROOKLYN COUNTRY COOKOUT in Austin, TX!

Posted on February 26th, by thedefibs in News, Shows. No Comments

Visit for more info.

South by Southwest set info

Posted on March 14th, by thedefibs in News, Shows. No Comments

Here’s where we’ll be:
Monday 3/14 AUSTIN, TX 
ATX Emerge Party @Deville
(w Motel Aviv & Gary Clark Jr.)
900 Red River at 9th st.
Wednesday 3/16  AUSTIN, TX
The Continental Club
(with Stone River Boys)
1315 S.Congress,
Wednesday 3/16  AUSTIN, TX  
Sounds Like the Belmont @ The Belmont
(w/ Gringo Star, Baskery)
305 W. 6th st.
 12:15am (wed. night)
Thursday 3/17  AUSTIN, TX 
Mi Casa Cantina
(w/ Abigail Washburn, Hoots & Hellmouth)
503 E. 6th st.
Saturday 3/19  AUSTIN, TX 
3rd […]

Bluegrass Battle Tomorrow Night!

Posted on February 18th, by thedefibs in News, Stalkers. No Comments

Come Rally Round yer Defibulators!
Twelve top bluegrassish bands from New York and beyond will fight it out for the chance to perform at the 2011 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco.
The illustrious judging panel will be: Dawn Holliday of the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, Norm Parenteau of Slipshod Management representing one of […]

Corn Money named Album of the Year!?!

Posted on January 5th, by thedefibs in News, Random. No Comments

Ah, we sure do love them Colorado mountain towns…. The air is pristine, the views are stunning, and the people are not only friendly, but they have eccentric and unpredictable taste in music.  With all humility though, we were indeed surprised and honored to make Chris Aaland’s top ten albums of 2010 in the Durango […]

NYC fans, Round Up! Big Show at Sullivan Hall, 1/10/11

Posted on December 31st, by thedefibs in News, Shows. No Comments

Calling all New York friends and fans! We will be playing at Sullivan Hall, Monday January 10, 2011, as part of an APAP showcase (Association of Performing Arts Presenters) for Charisma Artist Agency.  It’s a tremendous bill of great music including our good friends Jan Bell & The Maybells and the Two Man Gentleman Band, […]

Tiny Apartment Concerts

Posted on December 26th, by thedefibs in News, photos, Shows. No Comments

We recently had the pleasure of playing the Tiny Apartment Concert series in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The apartment was indeed tiny, but the good time vibe was huge. The crowd consisted of a hand-picked group of only the elite-est of the elite tastemakers and entrepreneurs in NYC. We’re talking music apprecianados, international diplomats, fish oil tycoons, […]

Music Fog

Posted on September 21st, by thedefibs in Live Video, News, ROADBLOGS. No Comments

While at the Americana Festival in Nashville we had the honor of taping a few tunes for Music Fog. Yes, they did get us out of bed effin early, but we made it – just barely. It was the morning after our Basement show and we really tied one on that night. I […]

Brooklyn to Nashville & Back!

Posted on September 6th, by thedefibs in News, Shows, Uncategorized. 1 Comment

Hitting the road down to Nashvegas today for The Americana Music Association Festival!

We’ll be playing Wednesday, Sept 8th at The Basement for the first night of evening showcases.
Here’s the lineup for the evening:
8pm Hayes Carll
10pm Shannon Whitworth
11pm Frontier Ruckus
Go to for more info and the lineup of the rest of the […]

The Defibulators Coloring Book!

Posted on August 23rd, by thedefibs in News. No Comments

24 page activity and absurdity book with portraits, designed by NYC artist James Jajac.
You can view the entire thing HERE.
Copies are available at live shows and on our store page.

The Dry Land

Posted on July 30th, by thedefibs in News. No Comments

We’re honored to have 2 songs included in the soundtrack of this great new feature film.  The film’s incredible cast, brilliant direction, and music by Dean Parks and Lyle Lovett, create a moving portrait of a veteran’s struggle with post traumatic stress disorder after returning home to Texas after a tour of duty in Iraq.
The […]

Summer Tour and Festivals!

Posted on May 12th, by thedefibs in News, Shows. No Comments

We’ll be playing all 3 days of this year’s Bama Jam! The fest takes place on 600 acres in Enterprise, AL.  Headliners include Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Hank Williams Jr.,  Robert Earl Keen, Buddy Guy, and more!
Check out the insane artist lineup of BAMA JAM!
We’ll be heading down there with our friends Stuckey & […]

THE COLLECT Music Series!

Posted on April 28th, by thedefibs in News. No Comments

We are honored to be a included in a new music series developed by Barking Irons, one of the most innovative clothing designers in New York.  Produced in partnership with Phearcreative, the series is called The Collect, which features acoustic sets and interviews with musicians, who are first lured to the Barking Irons studio […]

Deli Interview with the Defibs

Posted on April 22nd, by thedefibs in News, press. No Comments

This week an informative interview with the Defibs was featured in The Deli Magazine.
The inquisition was conducted by hillbilly scholar extraordinaire, and DeLorean enthusiast, Chris Nelson.
You can find the piece on The Deli homepage or read the full article here.
(Photo by Katherine Slingluff)

Defibs With Charisma

Posted on April 18th, by thedefibs in News. No Comments

We are pleased to say that the Defibs are now teaming up with Charisma Artist Agency for all booking.  We caught up with the gals in Austin and after intense negotiations over a picnic table and a few sixpacks of Shiner Bock, we decided to get into bed together and seal the deal. The truckbed, […]


Posted on March 15th, by thedefibs in News, Shows. No Comments

We’re hitting the road again this week, playing a handful of dates in Texas and Tennessee!
For those of you who will be in Austin for South by Southwest, don’t miss our set at the
2nd Annual Brooklyn Country Cookout on
Saturday, March 20th
1506 Eva St. Austin, TX
(right behind Guero’s on S. Congress)
The Defibs hit the stage […]

Homecoming Show: Tuesday Dec.15th @ Brooklyn Bowl!

Posted on December 8th, by thedefibs in News, Shows. No Comments

Well, we’ve finally returned from a surreal tour of Europe and now psyched to play
our first gig back in town at New York’s baddest new venue.
The illustrious, the opulent, the omnivorous…61 Wythe Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211
L Train to Bedford Ave, Williamsburg
Welcome us back by getting your Lubowski on!
The venue is amazing and the music […]