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Song Premiere: Flatfoot, 'Buffalo Creek'


In 2005, Aaron Bales had a smart idea to grab a bunch of punk and country bands and have them cover songs from each others' genres. The unassuming idea quickly caught on. Fast-forward eight years, and Punks vs. 'Pokes is an annual fall tradition, this year taking place Friday at Mac's.

The show is extra special for Bales, who is also celebrating the release of his Lansing band Flatfoot's latest album, "Blue Water," on Friday.

I'm excited to premiere a new track off the album, a remake of "Buffalo Creek," below!

Check out a full feature on Punks vs. 'Pokes in this week's What's On Local Music Beat. In the meantime, read on for a few extra tidbits from Bales, who organizes the show each year.

On the sound of Flatfoot's new album, "Blue Water."

Every Flatfoot album is eclectic, and this is no exception.  Overall it is a rock and roll record, but dips into folk, country, soul and even Motown.  Our guitar player Tom Green noticed that there is a theme of travel/ journey/ voyage through all the songs.  Ultimately it ended up being a record about home.  Not intentional, but it is interesting when that happens.  We're extremely proud of "Blue Water" and can't wait to share it with people!

On having Michigan booker and promoter Fusion Shows involved with Punks vs. 'Pokes.

We've worked with Fusion Shows a few times in the past.  We'll work with them any chance we get!  They do a great job of picking shows people want to see and promoting them well.  That's a sharp group of people.

For more information on Punks vs. 'Pokes, head to Fusion Shows' official website. (Album art above by Craig Horky.)


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