Sturm Und Twang: Germany's The BossHoss Storms Volcano

Near the end of The BossHoss' show Wednesday night, Aftermath asked an Irish woman standing next to him in the crowd what she thought of seven-piece German alt-country ensemble.

"That man in dungarees is handsome and mannerly," was her quick reply.

We had no idea what to expect, not sure if it was a band of players or just some guys who'd been told to wear this hat, put on those boots, and stand like this. But we were completely taken aback by the throng that had already filled the bar well before the band took the stage.

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