There might not be a more fun local band (we consider anything from Connecticut local) than New London's Can Kickers. And the trio made its argument for that title once again at BAR last night.
The backporch punk rockers keep it simple, making audiences move with fiddles, washboards, banjos, acoustic guitars, whatever. The guys play old-timey music in the same vein as the Old Crow Medicine Show, but with a Camper Van Beethoven "Balalaika Gap" kind of groove. So, basically it's a Appalachian folkey music, played with a real DIY, punk attitude.
Well, actually, it's just good stuff. Check them out next at the new El N' Gee Club in New London Sept. 15.