THE HOOTEN HALLERS
The Triumphant return of one of our favorite bands to Milwaukee with their debut performance at The Cooperage!
Columbia, Missouri trio The Hooten Hallers are a high-energy blues-rock band known for hard-traveling and wild live shows, with a seemingly endless tour schedule. The myriad of influences in their music incorporates elements of rhythm & blues, rock’n’roll, honky tonk, jazz, soul, and punk with a thematic penchant for the strange and the unexplained. Their live shows take the listener on a seamless ride from unapologetically raucous blues on the lap steel and bass sax, to a sweet three part harmony country ballad, to a romping dance number.
Wood Chickens fucking rule. -The Cooperage Staff
Madison is lucky to be home to the cowpunk powerhouse Wood Chickens. Featuring hits with such telling titles as “Death Rides a Horse” and “Prairie Fire,” their live show is a certified barn burner.” – The Isthmus
“Combining a strong punk influence with an irrepressible roots influence, the band’s quickly gained a reputation as one of the state’s most exhilarating acts, both live and on record.” – Heartbreaking Bravery
“A seamless blend of psychedelic rock, punk, and old-school country that will have you moshing in your cowboy hats… They’re a hard working group that is no stranger to DIY ethic and you can find them on the road quite a bit.” – The Noisy Neighbor
“Melodic, upbeat, and revved country punk… These guys are good players and it’s awesome that they can mix country and punk rock in a way that’s not annoying like a lot of other bands that try to combine the two.” – Maximum Rock ‘n’ Roll
“Coming from the cow fields of Madison, WI, is the best, grungiest, most fun Cowpunk/Surf Punk band to come around for a long time… Seriously, this is what I want played at my funeral.” – AudioFuzz.com
“This is fucking hardcore punk music with lots of backwoods twang. I never would have thought this as a natural combination, but I guess in Wisconsin the cheese does weird things to your brain and it makes you come up with brilliant ideas like this… It’s a crazy mash-up of genres here, but it works really well.” – Jersey Beat
“Wood Chickens are a perennial Madison favorite who are best experienced live.” – Rock of the Arts
“They’re from Wisconsin, but judging from the hootin’ and hollerin’ form of punk they’re playing, they’ve gotta be out in the sticks somewhere far from Madison or Green Bay, drinking home-brew and cutting their jeans into jean-shorts by this point of the summer. It’s punk that fearlessly enters “-abilly” territory, and while that sort of thing is decidedly not for me, something about the way Wood Chickens handle themselves is undeniably charming.” – yellowgreenred.com