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New York bands play Cebolla

New York bands Peter Stampfel and the Ether Frolic Mob, The Dust Busters and Jeffery Lewis are passing through Southern Oregon on their two-month, "freak-folk" tour.

The three groups will play at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, at Cebolla Bar & Grill, 1951 Ashland St., Ashland.

Peter Stampfel, formerly a member of '60s bands The Fugs and The Holy Modal Rounders, and his new project, the Ether Frolic Mob, will uproot music from the Great American Songbook, "grab it by the throat and pull it inside out," according the band's Facebook.

Three members of the Mob — Walker Shepard, Craig Judelman and Eli Smith — also form The Dust Busters, who will be playing old-time songs, ballads, fiddle tunes and jug band blues.

Guitarist Jeffery Lewis channels his self-deprecating humor and nihilistic world view into his music. His witty and sometimes crass music has been billed as anti-folk for its experimental, acoustic, punk sounds and autobiographical lyrics.

With his band, The Junkyard, Lewis' repertoire ranges from contemplative folk narratives to garage-rock.

The cover to the show at Cebolla is $5. Call 541-708-0290.