SXSW: 3rd Annual Brooklyn Country Cookout!

Austin, TX: Saturday, March 19th


Join us in Austin for our annual South by Southwest shindig. This year’s bands include Phil Gibbs, The Orbans, Greg Garing, Alana Amram, Whiskey Folk Ramblers, Andy Friedman,  Thunderado, Miss Tess, and many more!

This year we’ll have 12 bands on 2 stages, beer from Brooklyn Brewery, tacos, kolaches, and bourbon from Buffalo Trace.


Brooklyn to Nashville & Back!

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 fest which includes artists Charlie Louvin, Guy Clark, Wanda Jackson, Dale Watson and more!

Then we hightail it back to Brooklyn for the 7th Annual Brooklyn Country Music Festival at Southpaw!

This is one of our favorite gigs of the year and we’re playing with our loads of good friends and great bands!
Here’s the lineup for Friday:

8pm Milton
9pm Julia Haltigan & the Hooligans
11pm The Woes

Go to the Brooklyn Country Music site for info and the lineup for the rest of the fest!  Y’all Come!

Alright then! Wish us luck for we’ll be making this epic journey in the Ambulance!

new look…

On our 24 hour drive back to NYC from the Gulf Coast we stopped at a Wal-Mart to fix the AC in our van.
While we were there we tried on some dope specs – now we’re gonna start a new indie-art-rock band as a side project.

beards+glasses+cowpunk = …”TV on the Patio”
Look out, Brooklyn!

BAMA JAM! – Day 1

Official video compilation of Day 1 of Bama Jam. Look out for Defibs all up in it.

Tonight, Friday, we play our second set of the festival:
8pm on the Jagermeister stage.

Here’s a short interview we did for Verizon after our 1st set.  Roadblock is really excited to see Bocephus!
(you can tell cause his voice gets really high)

And here’s an interview we did for The Dothan Daily Eagle that appeared on the cover of today’s edition.

By the way, we can’t stop saying ‘Bamajam’. Bamajam, bamajam, bamajam, bamajam,bamajam,bamajam,…

Brooklyn Country Cookout Photos

Thanks to everyone who made the 2nd Annual Brooklyn Country Cookout a success! Sure it was rainy and cold, but we still rallied together and rocked out. Here are some great pictures taken by various friends and fans.  Already looking forward to next year’s cookout!!!

Very special thanks to the incredible crew at YEE-HAW INDUSTRIES in Knoxville
for designing and hand-printing the original letterpress poster for the event.  (To purchase one, click here)

Photos from the 2nd Annual BROOKLYN COUNTRY COOKOUT!

Gargantuan thanks to Danny Roark, the gracious host of this greasy gathering!
And also to our sponsors, Brooklyn Brewery, Texas Heart & Vascular, Metromix, Rockstar Bagels, & Cow Island Records

Next Gig: Mercury Lounge – Thursday, Feb.25th

We’ll be rocking the Merc once again this Thursday with 2 of our favorite bands!

First, at 7:30 from Greensboro, NC the raucous and melodic…

Holy Ghost Tent Revival!

followed by the post apocalyptic folk blues of Brooklyn’s own,

The Woes at 8:30PM

The Defibs will hit the stage around 9:30.

Columbus band Red Wanting Blue will close the night out at 11

The Mercury Lounge is at 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave A)
(click venue link for more info)