Patty and The Buttons at Republic Seven Corners

Friday, December 27, 2013 - 9:00pm

KFAI is partnering with Fulton Brewery as sponsors of a Live Music Showcase, Thursday nights at Republic at 7 Corners, 221 Cedar Ave. in Minneapolis.  

This weekly series features a rotating roster of performers including the Cactus Blossoms, Corpse Reviver, Dreamland Faces, and Patty & The Buttons.   

On Thursday, December 27th, Patty & the Buttons take the stage at 9:00.

Patty and The Buttons preaches the gospel of hot rhythm and happy feet. The band is similar to what you would find in a dance hall, cafe or nightclub anywhere around the world between 1920-1940.

Despite being an ensemble firmly rooted in tradition, the band presents their music without being shackled to history. They play their own compositions as well as takes on music of the era. Patty’s eclectic taste gives the band diverse influences including New Orleans Traditional Jazz, Western Swing, Gypsy Melodies, Ragtime Piano Blues, Jug Music and 1930′s Popular Song.

The core instrumentation of accordion, clarinet, guitar and bass is light and swift, but also melancholic and lush when it needs to be. Patty , mostly known as an accordionist doubles as the bands vocalist. His voice is inspired most by the old time hollers and croons from the dawn of recording once described as “Tom Waits meets Rudy Vallee.” More than anything, The Buttons is a group that is always enjoying themselves… Which seems to give audiences permission to do the same.