The Gourds' best-known song is probably a supposed Phish cover of a Snoop Dogg tune. Known for their anything-goes concerts, the Austin country rockers fired up a twangy version of Snoop's "Gin and Juice" at a 2000 show, but Napster users mistakenly attributed it to jam band giants Phish. "I still get two or three e-mails a day from college students who keep asking, 'Is it Phish or is it the Gourds?' " lead singer Kevin Russell told the Austin Chronicle. Six years later, Napster and Phish are both gone and the Gourds have earned a reputation in their own right for mixing country rhythms and lyrical weirdness. Their Web site warns, "There is just absolutely no way to categorize this music, these songs, without tearing up the English language," so we'll just say you're in for an unpredictable show. Go hear the band you were really rocking out to when that goateed neo-hippie in your dorm hallway said, "Dude, you've got to hear this Phish track."
Sat., July 29, 10 p.m.
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