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Punch Brothers, the band of morbidly talented musicians fronted by mandolin wizard Chris Thile, are all about squirreling their way into the farthest reaches of string-band experimentation, often getting lost in the forest of all that spine-curving instrumental genius. No one spazzes out like C-Theezy!
Not your grandfather’s bluegrass? This isn’t even your bluegrass. It’s the bluegrass of a future generation born with their brains turned 30 degrees in their heads.
Yet Antifogmatic, for all of its time-shifting prog-grass complexity and falsetto-and-tremolo digressions, holds together as a cohesive album of actual, you know, songs, from the enchanting ballad “Alex” to the hoot-‘n’-holler stomp of “Rye Whiskey”. The Brothers P can morph into tribute bands of the Stanley Brothers or Radiohead with equal alacrity, but their own original material on Antifogmatic is fascinating stuff, wherever it falls on the spectrum.
Punch Brothers play The Kentucky Center's Bomhard Theater January 22. Tickets are available online, by phone (502.584.777, 502.562.0730 TTY), and in-person at The Kentucky Center box office.