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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Friday To-Do: Hosty Duo

Posted By on Thu, Jan 5, 2012 at 8:30 AM

Hosty Duo plays Stickyz Friday.
  • Hosty Duo plays Stickyz Friday.

HOSTY DUO
9:30. Stickyz. $6.

This Norman, Okla., act has for several years now been trafficking in stripped-down blues, with plenty of twang, occasional harmonica and kazoo and an ever-so-slightly alt-country kinda vibe that’s super relaxed. The band’s overall sound is not unlike The Black Keys, if The Black Keys were a bit more laid back and into the country blues and unconcerned with conquering the wider world.

That’s not to imply that Mike Hosty and Mike Byars are in any way idle. Indeed, it seems that they are rarely still for more than 15 minutes or so. In 2011 alone, Hosty played a staggering 250-something concerts, weddings, parties, barbecues, get-togethers, shindigs and one-man-shows. Damn! Is there a harder working man in Oklahoma showbiz whose name isn’t Wayne Coyne? It seems unlikely.

Make sure and get there early, because the Cotton Bowl’s on the TV for all ya’ll who aren’t driving down to Jerry World to see Arkansas take on Kansas State. It’s an 18-and-older show, and if you get there before halftime, you don’t have to pay the cover.

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