Ramshackle Glory is a band for ANYBODY interested in the issues of poverty, drug addiction, police brutality, and/or radical politics. They’re a DIY punk band from Arizona that formed in early 2011. They have 2 great records ‘Live the Dream (2011)’ and ‘Who are your Friends Gonna Be? (2012)’ and are just ending a summer tour.
What makes this band so interesting to me is 2 things. They’re frontman Pat the bunny and the instruments in this band. They have the simple guitar, bass, and drum set up. But they also add keyboards, accordion, banjo, horns and violin. The instrumentation just works awesomely with Pat’s incredible lyrics.
Pat is known for his previous bands Wingnut Dishwashers Union and Johnny Hobo & the Freight trains. You can find all that music for free some where on the Internet. Just Google it or something because it’s worth checking out.
I had the chance to see them in July at the 2640 space in Baltimore. It was a fun show with good opening acts and a table of free CDs. But that’s beside the point, the first 2 albums released are incredible and can be streamed on their bandcamp page. If you like indie, folk, or punk you NEED to at least give this band a listen.