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August 17, 2009 // UPDATED 9:02 am - August 17, 2009
By: Cristof Traudes
Cristof Traudes
At the risk of ruining our indie cred, yes, sometimes our ears and brains get tired of all that incoherent fuzz. In those cases, the best medicine is a return to traditional American music. The Henhouse Prowlers are just that.

Ignore the flashy press images, where the all-bluegrass band dons fancy suits and cool shades. These guys might as well be bouncing around in straw hats.

Check them out for a fiddling good time.

The Henhouse Prowlers
7 p.m. Aug. 19
331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE
Free
henhouseprowlers.com
331-1746

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Don’t try to spell his name. Just laugh.

Costaki Economopoulos is a laid-back comedian with sharp takes on politics and everyday situations. His wit can be likened to Lewis Black’s, sans the yelling and heavy sweating. He’s a lot like the funny guy next door.

“Picture the MasterCard logo,” he says in his online biography. “Imagine that red represents truly good funny and yellow is crowd-pleasing, accessible funny. I’m aiming for that little orange slice where they cross. I want two brothers to laugh hard, but I want the smart one to laugh and say, ‘Wow.’”


Costaki Economopoulos
Aug. 25–29
Acme Comedy Company
708 N. 1st St.
$15 show; $30 dinner and show
acmecomedycompany.com
338-6393