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The Defibs play DUMBO, literaly…

Our next show (and possibly last of the year) in NYC is gonna be a special one. We’re happy to be a part of the inaugural Brooklyn Americana Festival in  Dumbo. As you may know, DUMBO is an acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, and that is the precisely the exact location where we’re playing. If you haven’t seen a show or hung out under the archway in Dumbo before, do it at 8pm on September 26th. Free admission..


Brooklyn Country Cantina / SXSW recap

The 2014 Brooklyn Country Cantina was a holler and a half! Thank you to all the bands, sponsors, and our awesome host Licha’s Cantina for making a great event.

See pictures from the party at 

Thanks also to Acoustic Guitar Magazine and Saving Country Music for hanging out that afternoon and including the event in their sxsw coverage.

You can check out their posts and pictures at the following links:

Acoustic Guitar Magazine

Saving Country Music

Rhythms Magazine (AUS)

Brooklyn Country Cantina Flyer-NEW



2014 South by Southwest schedule

Wednesday, 3/12

8pm Dosey Doe Music Cafe

463 Fm 1488 Rd


Thursday, 3/13

6:15pm Tequila Mockingbird’s Annual Back Alley Bash

306 W16th,


Friday, 3/14

1:45pm Industry of Music Showcase

Presented by: Dogfish Head & Blurt Magazine
@ The Ginger Man

301 Lavaca Street,
(between 3rd/4th and Lavaca)
Austin, TX 78701


El Mercado

1302 S. 1st St.
at Gibson St. W.
(live audience is open to the public
or listen live 100.1 FM)

6pm Second Play Stage

The Omni Hotel Downtown

700 San Jacinto
Austin, TX

10pm Official SXSW Showcase

Rowdys Saloon

305 W 5th St
Austin, TX

Saturday, 3/15

5pm The Brooklyn Country Cantina

Licha’s Cantina
1306 E. 6th St.
Austin, TX


Defibulators - DEBT'LL GET'EM - album cover small


DEBT’LL GET’EM has come home to roost.

She’s been a long time coming but she’s finally here.
We’re proud of her and we hope you like her too.

You can have her digitally anywhere on the web on August 27th.
But if you want to hold her in your arms, you gotta find us at a show.
Or then again, you can always order her right here in our shop.

Take good care of her.

Recorded  in Woodstock, Brooklyn, and NYC.
Produced by The Defibs and Brian Bender.




Brooklyn Country Cantina in Austin and SXSW schedule!

THis is the 2day/night party we are throwing in Austin during South by Southwest.  (Whew! We are looking forward to getting some sleep again someday.) Click on the flyer to see the stellar lineup, and RSVP on Facebook!

The Brooklyn Country Cantina is presented by Papi Tino’s, Danny Roark, and The Defibs. (copyright 2013)

Here is our schedule of all our Austin shows during SXSW:

Thursday 3/14

Dogfish Head  Brewery/Blurt Magazine Party
Jon Langford’s perfect day of handcrafted Rock and Roll Perfection, Volume Two
@ the Ginger Man
Defibs set from 8:10-8:40pm

Friday & Saturday, 3/15
The Brooklyn Country Cantina!

@ Papi Tino’s

Saturday 3/16
Belmez Entertainment Party
@ Tiniest Bar in Texas

Saturday,  3/16
The Brooklyn Country Cantina!

@ Papi Tino’s

Show Anouncement: FONTANA’S – Monday July 23rd


Next Monday night, we’ll be playing in support of the release of the 7″ single ‘Obama’ by the band CORPORAL.
This unpredictable, post anti-folk band features our friend and drummer extraordinaire Ray Rizzo (Dawn Landes, Less The Band, Glen Hansard),
and actor Michael Shannon (Boardwalk Empire, Revolutionary Road). Here’s a couple recent articles about them on and Uproxx.
Bring it on down! This is gonna be a fun one. (Superjam anyone?!?)

Fontana’s Bar
105 Eldridge St
(btwn Grand & Broome)
New York, NY

9pm Mesiko (w/Ray Rizzo)
10pm The Defibulators
11pm Corporal

*Admission includes a copy of Corporal’s Obama 7″ which has 3 sweet Corporal recordings: a remix of Obama by Jim Smith, the band’s second rowdier recording of Obama and the booty-shaking Effortless.

Join Us Tonight for the Texas Wildfire Benefit at Hill Country

Hill Country Live Wildfire Benefit

presented by United Way & Bastrop City Council


Shooter Jennings, Chip Taylor& John Platania, Dallas Wayne, Grayson Hugh, Laura Cantrell, The Defibulators, and other musicians, will lend their voices to raise money for the Bastrop, Texas fire victims at Hill Country Barbecue Market, 26 West 30th Street, New York on Wednesday, November 16, at 8:30 pm. Funds raised from this star studded evening in New York will be administered by United Way Capital Area of Texas (UWCA) and the Bastrop City Council. Texas residents have witnessed the worst wildfire season in Texas history. A Bastrop County Long-Term Recovery Committee has formed to begin planning for meeting needs in the county. Natasha Rosofsky from UWCA is acting co-chair, and is an advisor to the Hill Country Live Wildfire Benefit, along with Debbie Bresette from the UWCA and Kay Garcia McAnally from The Bastrop City Council.

For those that cannot attend, checks can be sent directly to United Way Capital Area, 2000 E. MLK Jr. Blvd., Austin, TX 78702-1304 with a note that the donation is designated for the victims of the wildfire in Bastrop County.

Venue Information:

Hill Country
30 W. 26th St.
New York, NY