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Dustbowl Revival

July 5
7 p.m.
Americana, Bluegrass, Blues, Rock

Ten years in, L.A.’s eclectic Americana roots outfit the Dustbowl Revival have nailed down a flashy rep as a wild and wooly, foot-stomping, blow-your-hat-off live band. Their rabid fans are known to show up literally wearing lampshades in honor of the rousing country breakdown “Lampshade On.” Yet country is only one of the string-and-brass octet’s far-roaming tendrils, which have reached into swing, gospel, trad New Orleans jazz, blues stretched from Beale to State streets, and numerous folk incarnations. On their just-released eponymous album, the Revival dive headfirst into soul and funky R&B, while still playing acoustic instruments. Bluegrass fiddle swirls inside gritty funk, mandolin does a hip-hop strut, and Liz Beebe unleashes her siren of a voice on the first single, “Busted,” a swaggering tale of romantic woe with dirty, blazing horns.